Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Schedule

When did it become the last week of June? I swear, time has flown by for me. My May and June were so incredibly busy. I had very little, if any, "me" time. Me time includes blog time. I had no time to create sketches. I literally throw together the Wednesday recipes. I don't like being this busy.

May and June consisted of dealing with my husband's accident (driving him back & forth to doctor's appts), Mother's Day, Boy Scout activities (I had to take over with rides), my son's birthday, my daughter's dance recital (which means extra dance classes as it gets closer plus I worked backstage at one of the shows) and Father's Day. I had a huge tag sale Memorial Day weekend and that took up a ton of my time as well. The kids are now home from school. I have three extra people in the house. It makes it harder to clean. It makes it harder to get computer time because everyone wants to do their thing. I haven't scrapped a single page since the end of April. My scrap area is a disorganized mess. *sigh*

On top of all that, I joined a gym last week. Zumba once a week wasn't enough and I've lost interest in walking. I found out that a gym membership is cheaper than what I was paying for Zumba and I get so much more out of it. I'm still a gym newbie so I have no comments on how I like it yet. I've taken two of their Zumba classes and love them. They're about 10 minutes longer and a little more intense. I like how she alternates between high and low intensity (rather than 2 or 3 high intensity songs in a row). The room is much cooler than where I was going previously. I also like that the classes are in the morning so my evenings are free.

Needless to say, I've set another goal for myself. I have roughly six months to reach it, which is reasonable. I'll be 50 years old on December 19. I want to be in much better shape than I am now. I'm not saying I want to be in the best shape of my life because that would mean asking for the body of my teen self. That's not going to happen. I want to be fitter than I have been in my adult life. I think six months gives me a reasonable window of time to meet that goal, or at least see a difference. It also means time away from home at the gym. They offer classes such as Zumba, body pump and spinning. I can also do the cardio machines and weights. I won't get bored, but it'll require some juggling of my schedule. I think summer will be the most challenging. Once the kids are back to school and DH is back to work, I'll just have to worry about me.

I've struggled in the last few weeks trying to come up with sketch ideas and trying to find the time to sit down and blog. I originally thought I'd be back to posting sketches regularly by mid-June. I haven't done a single one. My kids and husband all want their computer time. By the time I can sit down for my time, it's 9:00 or 10:00 at night - too late to start creating sketches. I'm not a night owl anymore. I'm typing this while the kids are sleeping in and DH is out running an errand. I should be doing a million other things.

So that's that. I don't know if or when I'll get back to creating my sketches. I loved doing them. I hope to settle into a schedule that allows me to blog on a regular basis again. I wish I had a magic wand that would give me another two hours to my day!


The Littlest Thistle said...

Good luck reaching your fitness goal, I'm sure you can do it

Diana Joy said...

I miss your sketches. You will get back to it...have faith. Congrats on the goal of getting more fit. 6 months is a good timeline. Beat wishes.

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