Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week.
1. We did something fun! Doing new stuff, even when it’s stuff that every other kid in the world would find super fun, is really hard for my son. We try not to push it, but we’re always happy when he suggests going somewhere and doing something. Even if it did happen to be riding go-karts and playing laser tag. Is that the kind of thing this mom is into? Definitely not. But I will gamely participate in anything that gets us out of the house and potentially creating a special memory. Also, it turns out that I like to drive a go-kart extremely fast, especially around the corners.
I know it was a pretty stressful day overall for my son. Looking through the photos, it’s hard to find ones where he doesn’t look sick to his stomach. But on the drive home, he snapped this mom-and-son selfie that I love.
2. I found the new Anne Tyler book at the library! I don’t read much contemporary fiction for grown-ups, but I do love Anne Tyler, and I was expecting a wait of several months for this book.
4. I finished a big work project. This work project has taken up a lot of extra time over the last few weeks–including weekend and evening time that’s required me to be away from home more. I am so glad to wrap this one up and not have to disrupt our family schedule anymore. I don’t foresee any extra evenings away in the near future, which is going to make everyone–including me–much happier.
5. I’m FINALLY listening to a good audiobook. Even though I have a hardcover copy of Gretchen Rubin’s new book about forming habits, I broke down and bought the audiobook to listen to in an effort to break my audiobook slump. And it’s working beautifully. Not only am I enjoying Rubin’s narration, but I’m also learning a lot about my own tendencies that will hopefully help me form better habits. You know. Sometime in the future.