I was in a ruminative headspace all weekend and it carried over into yesterday, too. After all that thinking, I decided to go easy on my usual Monday tasks (like laundry!) and just go with the flow instead. I went for a five-mile run in the morning. Snuggled up with Alice for a nap after lunch. And enjoyed an iced coffee at the park with friends in the afternoon.
Although my funk hasn't entirely cleared, taking it easy yesterday definitely helped. And hopefully my ride on the hormonal roller coaster is over. At least for this month, anyway.
In other news, I packed my first box! A friend who recently moved gave me a few boxes so today, I decided to get started. I only packed up sweaters and winter pants but it felt good to get started on what I imagine will be a long process.
When we moved here, all that we packed up ourselves were our underthings and toiletries. Everything else was packed by movers paid for by Lee's company. Now that we are footing the bill, though, we'll be doing all the packing this time. But then movers will cart it out of our apartment and truck it 2,362 miles from Boston to Salt Lake City.
As much as I'd love to do that cross-country drive with Lee, I'm pretty sure Alice isn't up for another road trip just yet.
The remnants of a bruise. Her worst yet.