Decided to slow things down a bit this weekend.
Needed to slow things down.
Been flying way too fast lately and that’s never good.
It’s important to be in the moment.
If you’re like me, while you’re brushing your teeth, you’re also cleaning the sink and running through your daily errands in your head. While multi-tasking can be a very efficient way to go through your day, it can also lead to trouble. Remember the “oatmeal” incident?
Over the past few days, Andrew Henry and I have found ourselves not being present in the moment – not focused on what we were doing.
Let’s start with these healthy snacks I grabbed on my last trip to Trader Joe’s. Yummy and healthy dried mango to keep at my desk - for those days when I can’t (don’t) make time for lunch. These were so good, I gobbled up about half a package the first time I opened them. Want to know WHY?
It might be because when I took the time to read the back of the package (which I should have done at the store); I discovered this is actually mango flavored sugar! It’s basically candy. Delicious candy, but candy nonetheless.
Labels. I’m usually a vigilant label reader. Gluten allergy will do that to a girl. Must. Remember. Read. Labels.
A few weeks ago, Andrew Henry washed his hands at a friend’s house. The smell. Oh my heavens the smell. It reminded me of something from my childhood I think – can’t be sure, just know I wanted to EAT that soap! Immediately went to the store and purchased 3 bottles of said soap and the corresponding lotion.
The first few times I used the lotion, I didn’t like it. Now, don’t get me wrong, the smell spoke to me, but the lotion didn’t really soak in and leave me feeling silky smooth. Here we go………………..finally looked a little more closely at the label. IT WAS NOT LOTION. It was moisturizing soap!
Andrew Henry’s recent little foray into doing too many things at once is the doozy that gave us pause. The one that made me realize we needed to slow it down a hair.
It started with getting ready for work. He decided to give our dog a quick bath first. In the middle of getting ready for work, he decided to bathe the dog.
Yep, that’s dog shampoo and yep, Andrew Henry had too much on his mind after the dog bath and he grabbed the wrong bottle to wash his hair. Got out of the shower and proceeded to put lotion on his face. You guessed it, it wasn’t lotion, it was actually leave-in hair conditioner. Enough said no? These things all happened last week.
We took some down time.
We’ve slowed it down.
Be present people.
Life is sweeter, calmer……better.
Oh, and remember to read labels.