I did not intend to be productive this weekend. In fact, when I woke up on Saturday morning, it was with the intention of staying in bed for the entire day because I lacked both the motivation and the energy to move. I had been sliding up and down (mostly down) the depression scale for more than a week, and it seemed that it had gotten the better of me again, to the point where I could no longer move.
However, spending the morning in bed may have been exactly what the doctor ordered.
I emerged about noon. And then I got busy. Very, very busy. I made cinnamon rolls and fish & chips. I made a menu for the week, devised a grocery list and went to the store with Doodlebug (and even stocked up on stuff for a few extra meals in case the weather turns sour later this week… having a few extra meals on hand is not a bad idea this time of year). I cleaned a few things, tidied up some others, and generally put things in order. Before the kids went to bed, we played a couple of family games of Uno, and after they went to bed, I spent quite a while discussing tattoo designs with Oz. I hit the sack late, but it felt good. *I* felt good.
The productivity continued today. I had promised the kids I would spend some time with them, and despite Doodlebug's protests that he wanted to do something indoors (i.e. laser tag), I told them that this was going to be one of the last beautiful fall days and that I would only agree to an outdoor activity. So they put on their skates, and Oz and I walked behind them as they skated down one of the trails of a major park system. It was a beautiful 2-mile adventure.
We got home, and I tidied up some more and had the kids start cleaning out the game room. This had needed to be done for a long, long time, but today I found the motivation to figure out what furniture needs to go where and how it all needs to work together. They got everything cleaned out in a little more than an hour and a half, and Oz helped get rid of some extra furniture. Then we moved the computer and desk from the guest room into the game room. Eventually we'll move the chaise lounge and ottoman from the game room into the guest room and get a couch for the game room, but that hasn't happened yet. I ordered a lamp for the guest room as well, and I'm going to have Oz hang a painting in there. I need to get a new trash can for that room as well, but one thing at a time.
In the meantime, I started some Guinness beef stew for dinner (it's getting close to being done as I type this) and cleaned out the desk drawer. I also ordered a few Christmas gifts for the munchkins and started officially planning the giant Thanksgiving that we're going to host here this year.
Next weekend I intend to clean out the attic while the kids clean out their bedrooms. They'll hate me, but if it can get done before the holidays, I'll be a very happy camper.
I may clean out the bathroom cabinets tonight. That needs to happen, too, and I figure I should get it done while I have the energy!
Because tomorrow, it's back to work.