So naturally I would get up and roam around the house. Picking up toys. Sweeping floors, rearranging bookshelves. There was even some vacuuming involved.
Nothing online was worth watching.
I was bored. And wide awake. And the rest of the family was tucked cozily into their beds. With content looks on their faces. I know, because I would go and watch them for a little bit. Does that sound creepy? I just think they look so perfect just laying there and re energizing for the next day. I never know how my day is going to go with those two pieces of my heart. I love it.
Anyways, after I finished gazing creepily at my children I went downstairs and fiddled around on Youtube.
I love finding beauty tips that look slightly complex but in fact are super-de-dooper-easy.
So, I found this little gem. (it's a nail tutorial)
I spent a couple of uninterrupted hours painting and decorating my nails. I did get some stress-relief from all of this but at the same time just wishing I could go to sleep.
Around 5 this morning I finally fell asleep.
Matt woke me up around 10 with pancakes on the table! My-oh-my...he's a keeper.
I then spent the rest of the day preparing corn to be frozen, making cucumber salad from our huge cumbers and working on restoring our bathroom door, amongst other household chores
At the end of the day, after I had gotten the toddler out of the bath I look down and realize that my polish is already starting to come off.
I wasn't bitter. I kind of think of it like "washing your car to get rain"
I painted my nails the night before and had terrible insomnia. But I got up and played with my kids and was super productive. All the while I would glance down at my "fancified" nails and giggle.
In theory, to keep me from having a slum ho-hum kind of day, I just need to paint my nails the night before.
Another theory, take care of myself and it will make me happier in the long run.
I kind of like that one better.