Today has been a total blur, from the moment I woke up this morning I have not stopped. In fact as I write this now I am sitting in my car waiting for my son to finish his basketball training session. Fortunately I had the good sense to bring coffee in my travel mug, and a half eaten block of chocolate that my kids had left in the pantry, along as company.
Mondays are busy enough as they are at work, but today we had two meetings added to the mix as well. Needless to say it felt like I accomplished nothing today. There wasn’t even time for lunch, that’s how flat out it was.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. I knew well in advance that this week was going to be busy. I guess I just didn’t count on all little extras that have popped up like the two meetings today. I hadn’t factored in parent / teacher interviews, job hunting for my husband, and the upcoming festival which I am coordinating, that has quite frankly proven to be a lot harder than I had initially anticipated.
To make matter worse I seem to be fighting some sort of a bug, which has drained me of any excess energy, I might otherwise have had to draw on.
The soccer club my youngest son has just joined is in need of a coach and a team manager. Under other circumstances I would be the first to put up my hand (maybe not for the coach position as my knowledge of soccer is not very good), but the way things are I just can’t see myself being able to be of any assistance. We are new to the soccer world and as I don’t have an understanding yet of how much work would be involved, I cannot risk committing to something else that I may not be able to have the time or the energy to do justice. I feel bad that I cannot volunteer for the role but I have to be realistic.
It is not all doom and gloom. in fact far from it. My writing is back on track. Writers block seems to have lifted, and even if it is but a few minutes every night before bed, I have been able to consistently add to my latest novel.
My teenager who is inside training as I write, has done this 360 degree turn. The negativity that oozed from him the last few weeks seems to have lifted, and my sweet, cheeky, loving boy is back. Last night he even cooked us all dinner!!
Next week he leaves for camp – 7 days of survival at Mount Baw Baw- I am excited for him and at the same time a little nervous. Last year they went on a mini survival camp which he absolutely hated. It rained the whole time they were away. He came back cold, wet, and miserable. It took three days to recover from a two day camp. I am hoping the weather will be kinder this time around, and that the boys will have a great time and come back safe and sound.
I left work feeling like I needed a stiff drink. I now know that all I needed was a cup of coffee and a block or two or three of chocolate, and all is right in the world again. Never underestimate the power of chocolate.
14 thoughts on “The Power of Chocolate”
Ah, what a feeling! I do love those moments when I’m forced to wait in the car on my son – no one can force me to do anything in that moment! Nope, I’m not home, I can’t take care of that; Nope, not at my computer work, I can’t take care of that! I’m glad you were smart to take chocolate to keep you company! I think that is the best company there is!
Hahahaha totally agree Kate.
Superwoman! You go. I congratulate you. Write. Be wife and mom. Take care of yourself. Hugs, Barbara
Thanks Barbara I guess all women are superwomen to some extent. Yesterday was stressful and unproductive but today was not as stressful and a lot more productive. Guess ultimately it must depend on our own frame of mind. But chocolate always helps lol.
Chocolate helps!! So does deep breathing and meditating. Let me know how things are going. Hugs, Barbara
Hi Barbara, I can’t seem to get myself into the right headspace for meditating but I have heard that the benefits of it are really great. Sending you hugs back. Xx
Women live with a great deal of stress in their lives. I hope your life mellows out. Hugs, Barbara
Thank you Barbara
Oh, my, bless your heart. What a day! I’m so glad you had the chocolate with you! It’s been a life saver for me on many an occasion too. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Thank you Natalie yes it must be all the antioxidants inside the chocolate that give it it’s healing powers, definitely is a life saver that’s for sure.
I HEARTily agree ~ chocolate, coffee and silence is almost always a good therapy. Great post. Glad your teenager is back. Having 2 of my own, I understand. ♥
Thank you so much 🙂
I personally believe that chocolate makes the world go ’round;)