Monday, June 07, 2010

Blahg

Just feeling a little ho-hum about blogging lately. Busy doing things, trying not to sit at the computer much and hence the blogging suffers. Work's been very busy too since we're down a staff person and the woman I share a lot of tasks with has been consumed with the extra tasks so I'm left to manage everything else. Plus with being off a few days here and there, the work piles up quickly.

A few high/lowlights:

- Went with Jason, Kevin, Kelly, Chrissa and my dad to an O's game on Saturday evening in honor of my dad's 60th birthday. It was our gift to him and we had a great time even though the O's totally suck and the stadium had as many (if not more) Boston fans in attendance than O's fans. I hadn't been to an O's game since right after finding out I was pregnant with Caroline, so it had been a loooooong time. Maybe I'll go again when they don't suck so much. I blame Peter Angelos.

- Caroline's field day was great - it was hot but the kids did great. (Can't say the same for the few parents that were there - they complained and complained.) Thankfully C's school has some very good air conditioning and going in for snack and lunch helped to perk everyone up. Plus a few water games. Caroline had a few grumpy moments where she didn't want to participate and I am sure a lot of it had to do with me being there. I was sad when she wouldn't do the obstacle course and then later on wished she had. (Apparently Jason used to do stuff like that when he was a kid - I'm finding out more and more that she is wired just like him!)

- Caroline decided that she did not want to go to school this morning because she was "soooooooo tired." No idea why more so today than any other Monday. My mom called me at 8:40 to ask for my suggestions. (School starts at 8:45.) I felt powerless but I talked to both Caroline and my mom and we told Caroline that she would have to spend the day in her room, in bed if she made the choice to stay home. My mom took her up to her room and finally Caroline decided that she would go to school rather than be in her room all day. My mom walked her in at 9:15. I'm not pleased that she went to school late, but glad she realized that staying home was not all it was cracked up to be and that she was expected to go to school, even with only 10 days left. I give a major thank you to my mom who went above and beyond in her grandma duty this morning and was more patient with her than I know I would have been. I'm hoping we don't see too many more scenes like this because I will not stand for my child to stay home from school just because she doesn't feel like going. She will have an earlier bedtime tonight to insure she's not "tired" tomorrow too. Here's hoping she doesn't give my MIL, Sandy, a hard time!! We'll have to resort to other consequences if that happens. (And thank goodness I was at school all day on Friday or I would have been worried that she didn't want to go because of something that had happened that day.)

- I found that extra hour in the day I have been hoping for - at 5:30am. I need to get back into regular exercise again and even though I'm not a morning person I am making myself get up at 5:30 and exercise most mornings of the week. I figure that starting the habit of getting up at 5:30am in June is better than it will be in November, so it's best to get started NOW. I just can't bring myself to work out at 8:30 at night which is really the only time I have. I'm not looking to get into marathon shape or anything, just so that I'm feeling better about myself and have more energy. Who knows, maybe I will become a morning person like Jason?

5 comments:

Heather said...

I'm impressed with your 5:30 wake up...I am going to have to do that 6-weeks post-baby for sure. Of course, the baby will probably be up at 5:30 too...

Erin said...

The morning is when I get EVERYTHING done. I ususally get up around six. It makes a huge different in my stress level to be able to get ahead of the kids a little.

As for blogs, mine is suffering too at the moment... it'll be back though. There's just so much going on right now with summer stuff...

Lauren said...

I hear you about the blogging thing... it's hard to keep up with sometimes- but you have been awesome! I SO enjoy reading your entries!

Very impressive with waking up at 5:30 am to work out- I used to get up at 5:00 every day to get it out of the way (it's so nice at the end of the day when it's overwith, plus you don't have to shower again in the evening). I did it for a year and just got burnt out, so now I'm back to afternoon workouts (except Friday early AM when I am paid to teach class in the morning!).
Moms (and working moms especially) amaze me- how you're able to fit everything in to the 24 hours in a day is incredible. Good luck with your new routine and bravo for the motivation!

Erika said...

@Lauren - I would LOVE to be able to work out right when I get home from work - but that's the worst time when you've got kids. You used to get up crazy early to spin, didn't you?

Lauren said...

Yeah, Erika- I used to get up at the crack of dawn 5 days a week to spin for 45 min, then work out again in the afternoon. I WAY overdid it and cut out the morning workouts and now even take a day off. I don't know what I was thinking- it wasn't helping me at all! The body needs rest!