therapy today was hard. hard and draining. i wont write much about it here. i’ll let the people who had the session do it if they feel like it. but suffice to say i came home drained. had some food and lay down. promptly fell asleep and napped all afternoon. now its gone 8 pm and i probably wont sleep for the night. i just couldnt seem to get up each time i woke. i did get up to feed nitro. i got up to get a drink and let him out but that was about it. eventually i did wake at like 7:45 and got up then. i really shouldnt do this because my sleep pattern is all wrong now. but i guess it doesnt matter too much. i havent got much on tomorrow. i do have volunteering but thats all that i have on so if i am up all night i guess it really doesnt matter.
another long day for us. i have been up since 5 am.
we spent the morning just pottering around, getting dressed, showering, eating breakfast, getting ready to leave.
we left at 11 AM.
we drove for about an hour to get to where we were going.
we went to tralee, its a town in kerry, we went to the aqua dome, a big indoor water park.
it was amazing. i didnt end up going swimming though. my sis took the kids into the pool while mom and me went into the town and did some shopping for a couple hours.
when we came back to the pool they still werent out, so we had a coffee, i treated myself to a latte, mom got a cappachino but she didnt like hers.
once my sis came outside with the kids we ate our picnic lunch. we’d brought lots of sandwiches, crisps and fruit.
after lunch we decided to go bolling. we all played. my sister won the game. i ended up with a score of about 70.
we spent an hour bolling. and then me mom and my sister spent some money on the slot machines. we each spent five euro. we tried to win some money. i won 3 euro so i almost won back what i spent.
we got back to our apartment around six. made dinner and ate. now we are just lounging around watching tv. im not even tired, surprisingly. i felt a little tired earlier but the feeling passed.
My days been so relaxed. I even had an afternoon nap for about 3 hours.
It was bliss. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I did achieve a few goals too though like eating healthily, doing some self care activities, and reading.
I watched a little tv too with mom and dad, we watched this sorta weird wildlife show, and Irelands got talent.
Now its time again to catch up on blogs and email before I watch some more tv.
I just love relaxing days, don’t you?
a different twist on my goals for today, instead of a list of my daily goals i want to achieve, i’m going to do a self care list of self care goals i want to achieve instead.
take a long hot shower
meditate for 10 to 15 minutes
exercise for 15 to 20 minutes
eat nutritious meals
read for an hour
write a list of positive things about myself
name 3 things I am proud of at the end of my day
get good rest
for my self care thing today I treated myself to a chai latte.
i didnt even make it at home, i went out with my pa to have it in a restaurant.
it was delicious. the restaurant we went to, well its a coffee shop, but I didnt even know they sold chai latte’s. so I learned something new today.
I just love the taste of a chai latte. Who else likes them?
What is your favourite chill out activity to do on a sunday or at the weekend?
so as you my readers all know, I work on friday afternoons with children, in a preschool for kids with special needs.
well its the start of a brand new month, that means me and the other preschool teacher are getting ready to do some new activities with the children.
Each month has a different theme to it, set out by the curriculum that the preschool follows. This month, the theme is growth.
So what I am asking you guys is…
have you got any ideas for activities I can do with the children related to growth? Take into consideration that these kids are between ages 2-5 with most of them being between 2-4 and they have a lot of different issues ranging from sensory issues, to downs syndrome etc.
as an example, the other preschool teacher has already done something with the older age group about the body, and next friday afternoon we will be planting beans with the kids I work with.
so any ideas guys? anyone want to go look on pinterist to help me out?
I’d really appreciate it.
so growth, activities surrounding that theme?