July 31, 2023

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

This post almost didn't happen. It's nearly midnight already and I'm just getting started, so I'm going to make it super quick. ("Katie quick" is different than normal-people quick, as we all know, but I'll try.)

Jerry and Eli's softball team plays on Monday nights and I *always* forget about it until Monday evening. They play a double-header that doesn't start until 8:30 pm, so it tends to go pretty late. I almost stopped at the grocery store on the way home because we need a few things, but I was just too tired.

The next couple of weeks might be a little different/unusual as far as my blogging goes. I *hate* when people say cryptic things like this, but I have something kind of big going on and I won't be able to write about it until afterward. (It's not super exciting or dramatic or anything, I promise.) It definitely adds stress to daily life, but I'm hoping that I can manage.

I've always liked the saying, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Even though I don't have anything as big as an elephant going on, I'm just going to work on all the smaller stuff I've got going "one bite" at time. Anyway, all of this is to say that I'm not sure how much I'll be writing or not writing, if at all on some days.

Anyway, tomorrow starts the challenge I made for myself--trying to get in 10,000 steps per day. I know it sounds like a bad time to start anything new, but I think this will be good for me, especially for alleviating stress. I may get up an hour earlier than usual and take Joey for a long walk in the morning. That way, I can get most of the steps out of the way early in the day. I guess we'll see how that goes tomorrow ;)

Eli promised me he'd go with me and we'd listen to the audio version of David Goggins' book "Can't Hurt Me". I *know* Eli will love it if he just listens to it, but his attention span is that of a teen who watches too much TikTok.

I have no pictures for this not-really-a-post post, so here is a selfie I took at the softball game.


I have gotten to the point where I actually *need* my glasses in the evenings now (mostly for driving). I'm so bummed! I had 20/20 vision for 20 years after my LASIK eye surgery, and now, at 41, my eyes are starting to age. I don't need reading glasses (yet) but I am due for an eye appointment so I'm sure I'll need a stronger prescription. These ones *barely* have a prescription and are mainly for the light from devices like computers and phones). Oh, and the halos around lights/signs on the road at night.

Getting old... fun stuff! ;)

For those of you who are going to try walking 10,000 steps with me tomorrow, good luck!


  1. That is my favorite saying when I am feeling overwhelmed! I've gone back to school and when I am feeling overwhelmed with my full time job, my house chores, reading and projects for school -- I remind myself to take things "one bite at a time!"

    1. I love that saying as well! I said it to Luke one time, and he thought it was hilarious--but hopefully he'll remember it and get the meaning behind it one day ;)

  2. Oh dear. I'd forgotten about the challenge.I'm going to put a reminder on my Google calendar. It will be so good for me to get 10,000 steps a day. I'm only making that on days I run. Good luck with the "thing."

    1. It's hard to get in those steps when you aren't scheduled for a run (or walk)! It's certainly made me see that I am not as active as I thought I was (or at least my legs aren't, haha)

  3. Hah! This reminds me. I need to go dig my fitbit out of the basement. Lol! Going to try to do the challenge! :)

    1. I hope my Fitbit Zip never dies--I love that thing! And if I'm not mistaken, I think it's been discontinued for a long time. It's just such a simple little piece, I'm afraid to lose it. Or, God forbid, put it in the washing machine!


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