You know those days that are good days, yet they are epic fails? I always have them in the middle of a project. Like when I'm getting tired, or I need that big bowl of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup? Yeah, well I had one of those days YESTERDAY. On day 1 or 2, whichever, of the 40 days. Ha. I've never had it happen on the first or second day. I was doing just fine in the morning, accomplishing what I need to accomplish then 11 a.m. hit. I pick up Breckin at 11 and that pretty much stopped any and all forward motion. I did get a few other things done, but small ones, and I didn't tackle a room or a closet. I didn't get rid of a bag of anything. Although I do have a partial bag of trash started. I did a little crafting, but not much, finished nothing. I did get the living straightened up and most of the Christmas decorations removed. That's it. Mondays are my lazy days. The days when I recover from the weekend and the 4 crazy days before the weekend. Maybe that's it. I shouldn't have started Sunday night/Monday. Today will be better. Even though I will have three little ones afoot, it has to be an improvement over yesterday. I am thrilled that I am keeping up (mostly) with the 3 devotions I committed to do this year plus the extra one I added. Phew.
As for the less of me...I did really well until about 4:30 when I made the decision. You know the one that can alter an entire evening for a whole household? I decided we would have chimichangas for dinner. I did at least make them with ground chicken instead of ground beef (man I love that discovery!!) but then you fry in a ton of grease. Not the best idea I have had for dinner on a "less of me" challenge. But they were good. At least if I was doing it wrong, I was doing it in style. I had planned to go to water aerobics after dinner, but instead I chilled in the recliner and "dozed" ~ I was completely aware of my surroundings, but I couldn't keep my eyes open. Kids went to bed early, thank goodness, and I got ready for bed. Ahhhh...sleep. Nope. I have a new addiction, or rather it has me. Downton Abbey. So I watched it on my Kindle with my ear buds in one ear (the other side is broken) until 10:30.
As for my challenge day? Epic fail. But I'm still here, I have a fresh start this morning, and God still loves me anyway. And that is the nice thing for today. My God is head over heels in love with me. And you.