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Technology Free Weekend Worked!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sorry I wasn’t around this weekend. I’ve been having “issue” (as those of you who read my blogs know). I was burnt and stress but I don’t have time or money for a vacation.

As luck would have it, my dad called Friday afternoon and wanted to take the boy child for the weekend. He even offered to make dinner for us on Saturday. His wife and her daughters were going to be gone all weekend. He wanted to spend Saturday with us and Sunday with his grandson. So as of 5pm Friday, I went “technology free” (ore or less). No computer. No cell phone. Except for one movie with dad on Saturday, no TV. I unplugged as much as I could.

Saturday was spent talking with dad and hubby. Cooking really bad for me foods that I haven’t had since my mom died. See dad’s wife doesn’t like many of my mom’s recipes so we never make them. But with her gone, it was sloppy tuna casserole and creamed peas with fresh oil popped popcorn done in the fireplace for desert (she won’t let us runt the fireplace as “it stinks”). We even made s’mores! We watched the Three Stooges movie and just were a family again for the day.

Sunday, hubby works so it was just me and the girls. I got a ton of house work done but I also just took time to snuggle with my girls in wozzy clothes. Never turned on the TV or music, we just listed to the tinkle of dog tags and the wind on the windows. (Our house is over 100 years old, there are PLENTY of noises to listen to.) I lived on oatmeal and bear mush (yes more comfort foods).

Now I know I put on weight this weekend, the jeans are a bit snugger than they should be this am. But I FEEL better. I rarely take down time. Heck I haven’t taken a real vacation in 18 years, and that one was only because my mom more or less forced me to go on vacation with her and dad when the boy child was born. Normally, I’m good with just a few hours here or there. But this felt right and good.

My head is cleared. My mindset is better. I feel like I can get back on track with my running. I feel like exercising again. Sunday night I portioned out a week’s worth of food. I actually wanted to. Taking the weekend off took all of the “have to’s” out of the equation and let me decide on what I really wanted. I’m recommitted to me. I’m recommitted to my family. And I got to spend some time with the new me – she’s pretty cool.

I did do a bit of shopping on Saturday – got my outfit to run in on March 9th. You have to wait for pictures but it’s gonna be FUN!

EDIT: Bear Mush -
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