You’re too Blessed to be Stressed

Just as I was feeling overwhelmed by life and all the things I’d like to do or have to do and the relentless pressure I put on myself for no apparent reason.  I was talking to someone for work and at the end of our conversation he said to me, “….and remember, You’re too blessed to be stressed.”  He caught me off guard and normally I would have been like “Yeah, okay!” and probably made fun of him.  But you know what? he’s right.

I have a job, a house, a wonderful and healthy family. So even when my son is home sick on with a fever and my husband and I are doing the dance of trying to meet work obligations while caring for our feverish one year old;  Life is still really great.  So here are some pics from the day.  I loved the way my little one looked on the counter as I was getting ready to take him on an early run (Yay 3.2 miles!) later in the morning my husband had a conference call and every time he needed to talk my kid decided to as well. oops!

The last two pics are from when I went to work and my hubby Facetimed with me to see how cute our little one was being.  And yes he still has a fever.  But he’s on his way to the shore with his grandparents and brother. So life is pretty damn good right now and its Fri-yay! and I never met a Friday I wasn’t excited for! Happy almost weekend everyone!

Three things

My favorite blogger Life According to Steph did a list of three things yesterday and I woke up this morning to see that another blog I read,  Budgets are Sexy, did three things as well.  Its a sign! So I am going to steal his format and go with it.  So here are three things I will spend money on and three I won’t:

Things I will Spend Money on:

  1. Shoes – I don’t mean designer shoes.  I mean comfortable shoes that will carry me 40 miles on an ultra run.  My Vasque Constant Velocity sell for $120 and I LOVE THEM!  If you have a high arch and your feet get achy in other shoes give these a try.  I use them on roads and trails and I adore them.  I am still on the hunt for comfortable everyday flats.  Lately I have been living in Toms but those aren’t so comfy for all day.
  2. Gifts for my family – I am a great gift giver and I have no qualms about dropping a significant amount of money on a gift for a family member especially if its in my head its perfect.  It just feels so good to give.
  3. Vacation – There’s always room in the budget to get away!

Things I won’t Spend Money on:

  1. Toys – that shit gets expensive and for the most part, you can find it cheap 2nd hand.  Of course my kids are too young to know if something is used or not so I may be singing a different tune in the future!
  2. Cars – Another category I may be singing a different tune about soon but I love my carrito and it will be a sad day when it dies.
  3. Races – So I am a runner and I do sign up for races but I refuse to spend more than what I consider reasonable. That’s why I mainly stick to uberendurancesports races. They are the best organized with the best aid station, friendliest volunteers and the most reasonably priced races around.

So what’s important to you?

 

 

Focus

I really want to meet someone who has it all together.  Clean and organized house.  Full time job.  More than one kid. Dinner on the table every night.  Finances in order.  Works out on the daily.  Do they exist?  I don’t think they do.  They appear all over on Facebook and Instagram. The energizer mom with their shit together.  They must be getting some help.  Cleaning lady? Nanny or grandparents that help out regularly?  Food delivery service?  All of the above and they can’t possibly sleep.

I feel like I am always busy doing something but nothing ever really gets done.  My house is never really clean or organized.  I’m never truly consistent on any workout plan or regimen.  My take-out/restaurant budget is always maxed out.  My three year old is basically living off of chicken nuggets and my one year old would sustain himself on blueberries, corn and  mac & cheese if we let him which I must admit; sometimes we do.  I just don’t feel like I have it together.  I know I am being too hard on myself.  I’m comparing myself to something that doesn’t exist or if it does it’s not the norm. But how do people fit it all in?

I guess I feel like I have been more reactive then proactive lately and I don’t like that feeling.  I am feeling great about the amount of stuff going out the door but I always feel the need to do more.  I am not feeling great about my lack of exercise.  I need to get back into my early morning runs.  They help clear my head and get ready for the day.  My main problem is I am trying to do it all, when I should focus on what makes me feel better.  Getting more physical activity in my day will help tremendously.  So I am going to make it goal #1 for August.  Of course instead of running this morning, I did the dishes, made breakfast and did two loads of laundry but if I put this in writing I will make it happen so here it is.  Here goes nothing! Wish me luck!