Thank goodness the holiday weekend is over. I mean really, I am SO GLAD. I get that most people welcome extra "days off" and have lots of fun things to do, places to go, people to enjoy, gatherings with family and friends, but I don't. I do not do well with such little structure. Everything is closed, regularly scheduled stuff isn't happening, and I don't work outside the home so they are not "days off" for me, really. And I don't have any family within 2000 miles except my kids. And most of my kids are now older and not the slightest bit interested in doing any 4th of July stuff anymore except if I cook for them, they are right there... but parade? No thanks. Picnic at the park? Nope. Fireworks? Nah. They go off and hang with friends, go fishing or skateboarding or stay home and play video games, or go to work for extra pay. Ever since I stopped going to church, I don't get invites to holiday events or parties, either. So this whole four-day weekend was a nightmare of trying to keep myself busy, get my focus off of food, and ignoring the fact that the rest of the country was having a great fun holiday while I was just hanging out waiting for it to be nighttime on the 4th so I could take my youngest to the fireworks show.
Anyway, glad that's over, and today will be a flurry of activity including swimming lessons, birthday shopping, and a whole lot of cleaning! I prefer being busy. Too much down time leaves me too much time to think, dwell, and obsess, which leads to not-so-great eating choices.
Time to get busy; may write again later when I get a break!
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