Ok, so I won’t lie. After Tuesday’s post about my light bulb moment describing how I was going to tackle this deployment, my what was a little cough turned in to a full blown chest cold. The 4 miler I did on Tuesday also did me in, and I knew I couldn’t run for at least a few days. Add on a HUGE blow out with my teenager, moments of sitting curled up on my floor in a corner crying as I group texted my Mom and sister hoping they’d save me, and trying to figure out HOW I could save Easter even though I was working all day Saturday and Sunday…and yeah. This girl took a few steps back to say the least.
So if you read last week’s post, you read that I was going to start celebrating firsts. My last week of firsts goes a little like this…
I took my daughter’s window shopping for the first time in ages. As in, we aren’t buying anything we don’t NEED and are just going to enjoy each other’s company while having fun looking at fun and pretty things.
We spent Easter at our neighbors house for the first time, and I felt so blessed they welcomed us over after I got home from work.
We went to the city today. By ourselves. Ok, this was a second time solo for us, but still, lol! And we ate at two new restaurants (Flat top grill for a quick light lunch, and Osterio Via Stato for dinner), and visited the Art Institute of Chicago for the first time even though we’ve lived here for almost 5 years.
For the first time in a few weeks, I finally felt like cooking. Wasn’t fancy, but yummy!
And for the first time but not the last time, I cried and screamed saying I couldn’t do this, and patted myself on the back saying YES I CAN! lol! Welcome to my rollercoaster!
This coming week I hope to get back on a workout schedule despite my cough, and continue to move forward with building a routine.
We’re now 3/52 weeks down in this deployment….23 weeks to our halfway point!!!!
How was your week? How do/did you celebrate Easter?
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