The Ups and Downs of Stay-Cation

I wish I could say my stay-cation continued with more fun adventures like Monday’s trip to Santa Barbara, but that wasn’t exactly the case.  In fact, it’s been a bit of an emotional challenge.  Time off from work means more free time.  More free time means more time to think.  More time to think often means trouble for this over-thinker.  Especially when I’m trying to figure out some important puzzle pieces.

Yesterday in-particular was a struggle and I had to force myself out of the house to see a friend I haven’t seen since college and returned home to watch episodes of Big Bang Theory and reading old magazines while lying in bed.  I ended out my own personal pity party with a full on anxiety attack that felt like someone was standing on my chest making it difficult to take even the smallest breath.  It was a joy.  But thankfully a half an hour later or so, I was back to Big Bang Theory and breathing normally until I fell asleep.  While that wasn’t the most fun evening, sometimes I think our bodies have to force us to relax, even if it means completely shutting us down.

And thankfully, I woke up this morning feeling much better and ready to tackle today’s first challenge:

Banana Oatmeal pancakes (from scratch!)

As soon as I hit publish, I’ll be making my way to the gym (you’ll get my Fitness Friday post later).

But despite some rough moments of my stay-cation, each day has still had it’s highlights…

Tuesday:

-Skype date with Tracey in Spain – cheers!

-Attempting to make homemade granola bars that due to being to crumbly became the best homemade granola ever!

Wednesday:

-Lunch with my friend Ollie in Huntington Beach

Thursday:

-Coffee with my friend Jean who I haven’t seen since college (or shortly after college)

-Baking blueberry banana muffins to enjoy all week

It’s the little things my friends, the little things.

What fun little things have made your week?

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3 Responses to The Ups and Downs of Stay-Cation

  1. I caught up with a friend from college, too. I also made all of my meals for the week on Sunday, so I haven’t had to cook when I’ve come home late from work this week. That way I can crash and watch an hour or so of Big Bang reruns 🙂

    • I really need to be better about taking a day to make my meals for the week…especially during the extra busy weeks. it might save me from popcorn and cereal for dinner. 😉

  2. Pingback: The End of the Stay-cation | Talk Less, Say More

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