Day 210 – Lazy Sunday afternoons

I’ve just woken up from an awesome 2 hour afternoon nap and thought I havent updated this blog for ages.

So on this lazy Sunday afternoon here we go.

I’m still sober (yay) and still working on 2021’s word replenish.

I’ve done yoga every day now since 1st feb and have noticed the change in my body. Parts not covered in flab are becoming more defined, I’m stronger and finally touching my toes in a downward fold.

I tried to do 100 miles in February, but by day 5 my foot was sore and my calf super tight. I realised I was putting my body through too much and it was having the opposite effect to replenish. So although I’m still going for daily walks with BB, I’m not trying to do over 3 miles a day.

The ex wife seems to be blaming me for our families stance on my SDs private school. She is rude to me by ignoring me on hand overs or just grunting when I make a point of using her name when asking her a question. I’m treating her professionally, it’s her issue not mine. The more I do this the ruder she gets. She appears to have forgiven my husband and is now being nice to him.

One upside is she doesn’t text me every other day any more about pointless things about my SD. It’s bliss not hearing from her and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

I’ve binged every weekend but been successful in not binging during the week. This is progress.

My danger zone used to be (and still is) my daughters nap time. I’ve noticed since I’ve started doing an hour of maths practice since January this has taken my mind off it. I’m petrified of maths tests and know I’ll have one when I start teacher training. So I’m practicing Monday to friday for an hour a day. I’ve found weirdly I’m now enjoying the practice. I’m no where near test ready, but I can see progress. I can now answer every question of a 10 minute test, but go 2 minutes over. The 1st Jan, I couldn’t answer over half of the questions.

Beautiful Baby (BB) is treating the furniture like a personal assault course. She’s coming along so much and I’m treasuring this extra year at home with her. My SD is also being sweet and we’ve bumbled along quite well so far in this lock down.

We have introduced “games night”, finding second hand games on Facebook people are getting rid of. We only started this, this weekend. Already it’s been a success. We played Minion monopoly Friday night and my SD won much to her glee. Next Friday we’re playing boggle.

I’ve managed to see a few friends for 121 walks and really enjoyed catching up. We’ve also been making tentative plans for a trip to Devon this summer which I’m already looking forward to.

A friend said to me people in lock down are either thriving or just surviving. I think in reflection I’m thriving. I love not having to rush anywhere, people please or deal with toxic family situations.

It’s made me appreciate that everything I need is at home and appreciate the friendships that are being nurtured during this period.

So that’s the update. I’ll try not to leave it so long next time.

Happy sober Sunday. I hope you are all well and thriving?


JS xx

Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

21 thoughts on “Day 210 – Lazy Sunday afternoons

  1. Iโ€™m thinking you meant youโ€™ve been doing yoga since the 1st Jan as all those amazing changes are pretty phenomenal for 6 days! ๐Ÿ˜‚ A 2 hr nap sounds bliss. I did the same yesterday. Itโ€™s such a precious treat XX

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    1. Haha yes oops 1st jan. Like when I do a core one I hold my body different throughout the day. It’s so interesting seeing the littlest changes. You’re right it is, thought those days had gone since having a baby but slowly they’re re-emerging xxx


  2. Glad things are going so well for you – youโ€™re inspiring me to get back to more regular yoga! I too like the simplicity of lockdown life but do miss certain things. The trick is going to be keeping the parts we want and not taking back all the stress. As I write I realise how lucky we are to be thriving and not suffering at this time – feeling grateful now too! Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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  3. Boggle!!! We love Boggle here! My husband never played board games when he was a kid. The first time we played Boggle he said he knew how to play. When the time was up he had so many more words than me and my girls. So he thought he could find words but didnโ€™t think the letters needed to be touching. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m like dude, thatโ€™s the whole hard part of this game. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Anyway your hubbyโ€™s ex sounds like a trip. At least you have been having a nice break from her texting you!
    I still havenโ€™t done yoga on any regular basis. I know most people on here do well with sobriety and yoga together. I donโ€™t know why I struggle to even want to do yoga.
    Sounds like your doing great! I throughly enjoyed reading your update!

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    1. That properly cracked me up about your husband ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. It’s taken me a year to get slowly into it. I love it now, but if I dont do it first thing it becomes this massive chore that I hate xx

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  4. Glad to hear all the good news! Mostly thriving here too. It’s bitterly cold to the point going outside at all is unpleasant (negative F temps for the HIGH) so I’m trying to see it as an opportunity to get more stuff done around the house. It will pass soon and there will be plenty of time outdoors. For Valentine’s weekend our plan is to clean out the basement – HAHAHA purging all his shit is the best gift hubs could give me!

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