There's a point at which hanging out in your pajamas all morning crosses the line from indulgent to lazy and just plain sad. After several weeks of careful experimentation, I believe that line is lunch. Yet here I sit, eating lunch in my PJs.
You know when you have dreams so real and vivid, you're confused when you wake up? Last night I dreamed we still lived in Ft. Worth. I was missing my old job like woah yesterday and I guess my mind wanted to escape to Southland fantasy-land last night. I woke up in a funk. I was ecstatic about having 4 days off after a crazy/terrible/emotional/overtime-filled week at work, but now I'm just sad and lonely.
I don't remember being bored like this on my days off in Texas. I had friends with similar schedules and a husband with an 8-5 job to cook dinner for. It was predictable and enjoyable. And it's long, long gone.
But if I dwell on it too much longer, I'll start to cry again. So here's what I CAN do NOW to enjoy my life more:
-Get dressed before breakfast. Nothing fancy, nothing snazzy, just real clothes.
-Have 'quiet time' before computer time. My days are so much better when I start with devotionals or even a workout instead of checking e-mail and reading blogs. The internet seems to be my best friend since we've moved here and that's just pitiful.
-On that note, limit internet time to 1 hour a day. Enough said.
-Start going to small-group tomorrow. I've been looking forward to this ever since we finally found a church we like. The young women's small group was on a hiatus but they start back up tomorrow. Can't wait to meet some new friends!
-Get out of the house every day. Have a set plan and stick to it. Whether it's yoga, a lunch date, heck, even walking to the library (when it's not raining like it is today).
-Do something active every day, even when I really really don't feel like it (like *ahem* I feel right now).
Help! Any other suggestions for me?