(Not) Another Miserable Monday

I am trying NOT to be miserable on Mondays.

I am!

However, I’m failing… well… miserably!

I know “they” say you shouldn’t work for the weekend, but that’s where I am right now. There are three weeks left in this semester, and I’m just trying to keep myself together.

It’s my fault. I accepted an overload so, I’m teaching seven classes, in three modalities, with three different time frames, on two campuses, and it’s just too much. I thought it would be okay because we don’t really go anywhere or do anything anymore. I figured keeping busy would help me deal with all the craziness of the world right now.

What I didn’t consider, however, is how exhausted I am about all the craziness in the world right now.

Again, here I am feeling guilty about complaining. So the cycle continues.

However, my day did get continually better.

This guy came home from school and finally agreed that he needs a haircut so, tomorrow’s the day.

Then we made dinner, grilled tuna steaks, rice, and sugar snap peas.

After dinner, I drove The Teen to work and headed to the gym.

I’ve been following a strength program from Deep for a few months now, and I love it. Weight training has truly become my stress release.

Now that the kids are older, I had to shift my gym time to the evenings. It’s odd for me, but I’m starting to enjoy it.

After the gym, I had enough time to run to Target and pick up a gift for The Husband. This Wednesday is our Twentieth Wedding Anniversary.

Twenty Years.

I can’t even wrap my head around it.

Anyway, I didn’t know what to get him, and we aren’t big on gifts, but this one was too big to pass by. So I walked around Target and picked up 20 (small) things that reminded me of him somehow.

I can’t wait to give him his bag of random fun things!

After Target, I picked up Ryan, and we chatted the entire drive home.

Now, I’m watching Unhinged on Prime with The Husband, and we are on the edge of our seats. If you like thrillers, well, this one sucked us right it. I have to go because I need to see how this ends!

One last thing, I’m now smiling as I post this. It was the last things I did just for me, and you what, I’m proud of myself for working through the miserable and ending the day on a high note.

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