Day 843, December 28, Friday. The end of holiday visiting season. Finally driving home. No place like home but it did require over 4 hours in the car with two short breaks (and some genius parking from my part). I don’t mind visiting people but I like them visiting me more. I am not very good at staying overnight. At one point, I start feeling stuck, trapped, suffocated. For me, the whole concept of someone else cooking is not pleasurable. I love to have control over what I eat. Even when people ask what I want, the result is not always desirable. You know, overcooked vegetables, not enough vegetables, too much meat, too much food (I tend to overeat when given too much choice), dry fish… I like to think that I know best. I am the nutritionist, the food blogger, the food lover in the family. Everybody just leave the kitchen and let me do the cooking! That would be perfect! That’s why I can’t wait for own house. Then, they would have to come to us.
When I am staying at someone else’s place for a few days, my productivity dies. I did have big plans for my detox book. I wanted to get on with it. Impossible. Even when there were silent moments, I wasn’t in the right mood. Yes, I admit, it was nice to play board games and relax a bit. Still, I got the nagging feeling that I was so late with everything. All the things I wanted to finish before the new year… Ugh! I didn’t have any control over my productivity. I wanted to go home a day before planned. But we didn’t. We stayed and endured. The interrupted nights, the noisy days, the feeling of being stuck. The car did give me some sense of freedom. I could leave if I wanted! But still.. after 3 days, all this became too much. It wasn’t even the baby (although he was noisy), I was more annoyed by the grown-ups who had to comment his every move, thus creating more noise than the baby himself. After a while, it got tiresome.
1. Own and live in a house.
We left the house with the desire to have our own soon. As I spent most of the day driving, I didn’t do any work.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Not really in the writing mood.
3. Win a major race.
An easy run on slippery roads. We woke up too late to go for a run in the countryside so had to do it at home. The roads were quite awful! At least, got it done.