This is the sixth post in this series, the first is here, second, third, fourth, fifth.
This didn’t actually happen today. When I was about to get in the shower I heard one of the girls and it reminded me of Tuesday morning. I couldn’t believe I had forgotten about something that happened that was so good.
Tuesday morning the girls and I enjoyed a relaxed breakfast together.
The big girls were eating bagel donuts (bagels with cream cheese with sprinkles on top). Emma was sitting by Clara helping her. It was so sweet. She was giving her puffs and drinks of water. Emma didn’t think she’d be able to give her a drink of water because Clara uses an open cup (it’s a Montessori thing), and even when the adults do it we spill. But she tried and was good at it. It was really cute.
Ivy was sitting on my lap giving me some snuggles. We were all talking and enjoying each other’s company. Everyone was in a good mood. It was nice. What a great way to start the day. And something I should remember!
As for Thursday, there were a couple things that helped me get through the day.
Once I decided to accept my body the way is it now, I had to start working on my wardrobe, which I am still doing. Because I spent time on my wardrobe, I was able to just grab an outfit that I knew would look good together.
I just got a great striped shirt that’s exactly what I wanted and comfortable. When I got it, I looked at it with my new gray ankle-length jeans and liked them together. I also got some other shirts. I tested how the jeans and shirts would look with my black and gray blazers. I tried on some of the outfits, some I just looked at.
Yesterday I wanted to look professional and I was already out of blouses, so I knew I wanted to wear the striped shirt. I also knew how I could use it in an outfit.
I could just throw on the whole outfit.
I wasn’t sure which shoes I wanted to wear, so I tried on two pairs of shoes, but either would have worked.
I even put a necklace on!
I know for some people that’s normal, but I rarely wear necklaces unless I’m in a phase where I wear a particular one every day.
The best part of the outfit though was that I felt good and I felt like I looked put-together. When I see other people that look put-together, it looks effortless. It’s not. It’s just not the kind of effort I thought. The effort is more in the shopping and making sure what you have works together.
I don’t know what it was, but I was just kind of frustrated last night and didn’t have as much patience as I sometimes do. I also got a headache. So, I decided I just needed some quiet and something that would actually relax me.
My new thing is to take a bath.
It’s actually surprisingly easy to get a bath in. Even though we have a jack-and-jill bath and the baby is on the other side of the bathroom door. Even though I put the girls to bed last night. Even though I had other stuff I felt like I should be doing (like writing this post), I decided I just needed some quiet time to relax. So I did.
I also started putting essential oils in my bath. I don’t know the benefits or uses of them, but I’m not letting that stop me any more. I just put in the scents I like.
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