In My Brain Today: Sunshine Health

Okay, so this week is all about health and wellness.  But right now, I don’t feel like being healthy.  I skipped my step work-out this morning because I wanted to vacuum.  It’s been on my list for about 4 days now.  I also wanted to polish up some writing and get it in the mail today.  I was tired of my self-imposed deadlines slipping through my fingers.  I wanted to go to Gymboree and cash in my Gymbucks before the selections got picked over (if you can’t beat ’em…join ’em).  So, I went to the post office, the mall, and to the grocery story to get tiramisu for my “Eat, Pray, Love” book group tonight. 

Healthy?  I think not. 

Unless of course you consider all of the above items as “mental health.”  Sure, my heart rate didn’t go up (yeah, maybe it did when I found an adorable sweater for Kate or the darling owl shirt for Kelly).  But I had fun.  It was a great to bond with little Kelly over cute clothes.  She actually is at the point in her young life where she likes fashion and has definite likes and dislikes.  It’s cute in a mini-fashionista way.  And since tomorrow is “green day” in Kindergarten, I am happy to report that Kate will be the best-dressed green girl.  Thank you, Gymboree.

I ate a pretzel for lunch from Auntie Anne’s.  I sat by the fountain and threw in pennies  with Kelly.  I made wishes.  Five of them.  And yes, one of them is “I wish they had that knit sweater vest  from Baby Gap in my size…sigh.” 

Now that we are home and Kelly is in “quiet time” (she promised me she’d nap–and when she wakes up, she will be rewarded with the birdie undies she just had to have)  Whatever excites a 3 1/2 year old, right?! 

But for me….well I don’t feel like doing any “real” work.  No siree…I feel like sitting in my adirondak chair out back with a book and some iced tea and maybe the remnants of my cinnamon sugar pretzel.  In the sunshine.  Because.  It’s good.  For my mental health. 

And that is what is in my brain today, Thursday September 30th 2010.

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