Monday, January 23, 2012
Oy! having such a hard time today for some reason!
I know I have to make a list and prioritize, but even with that I just cannot focus on more than one thing at a time today!
Very frustrating and very rare that I am this distracted....I was hoping getting it out would help me focus my attention back to the billion tasks at hand, but as of right now...it's really isn't.
Ick...I hate this.
Well, we had some heck of a weekend...Saturday was work, then a birthday party (traveling on icy road a long ways to get to it too) and then, we got a call from our friends down the road from our house that they were having a last minute get together at 7pm....kids included! From the birthday party, we left at 6pm, got to the other party after dropping off my nephew at 7pm and then, the kids got a second wind and we staying until 11pm!! It was an unexpected fun day and night that was totally out of the norm for us to do...a good thing!
Yesterday was football day....Hubby is a huge NY fan, so he invited people over to watch the game...but the time slot & all the action kept the kids up until 10:30pm!!! Ugh...they are going to be GROUCHY today...hopefully not at school, but after school I am not looking forward to it! Maybe they will be OK. Either way, they are going to bed at 8:30 tonight!
Tonight I have scouts...we are meeting at a school and not my house to talk about "Positive attitude" and the School System. Hubby is a teacher, so I am hoping he takes the reigns on this one. But even so, I have to prep for this a little bit. Afterwards, we are going to get the kids a slice of pizza across the street as a treat.
We also have another scout thing on Friday - the pinewood derby race...or as I like to call it, Hell night. I don't care how organized we make this thing each year...it still has its headaches with 48 families coming together all at once. This year, we get to go to a completely different location too!!!! So you KNOW people are going to screw this one up - BIG TIME. And my kids haven't even done one lick of making or painting their cars or stands. It's going to be a long week....or probably a short one because you know how it goes...when things HAVE to get done, time runs out fast...but if you have NOTHING to do...time just drags along. Murphy's law! LoL
Maybe my subconscious is wanting to just go back to sleep and hide until next week.
On an upside - I have my workout gear on and I am planning on getting in 10 minutes of treadmill time with each wash load I switch out!
Wish me luck that I get my focus back before school let's out! LoL And if it doesn't....tomorrow is a new day!!!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Just got another 10 points for the team!
I think I liked this part of the challenge the best....might I suggest that they start off the next one as such!
I hope everyone had fun reading my blogs - I sure had fun reading yours and getting to know everyone a little bit better. It's been a long time since I did a challenge like this...wait, hold on...this is my first real challenge since being on Spark for almost 4 years! LoL It sure does keep one on ones toes!
Enjoy the non-salt challenge...as for me, I'm one who needs salt because I don't eat too many processed things like canned soups & stuff, so I will do my best nonetheless to avoid the heavy overprocessed stuff...which means chips on football Sunday! AAAAAHHHHHH!! Forgot about that stuff.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
So in my state of breathing through stress yesterday...of thinking and compartmentalizing that issues at hand & how to deal with them logically instead of emotionally (ooo, that's some good psychobabble there, huh?!? LOL) ... all I really wanted was...oh, SOMETHING!! First thought: glass of wine... next thought food....next thought...STOP!!!
Ahhhh!!!! NOoooooo - you can't do that!!! for SO many reasons!!!
The #1 reason - eating is NOT the answer to stress....took a long time to learn, so why, oh why, are you thinking of that?!
#2 - THIS TOO SHALL PASS...it always does, especially if you decide and TALK ABOUT IT with whoever you need to talk to - whether it be a co-worker, a family member, a girlfriend, texting a bff long distance, blogging on Spark, beeotching on FB...WHATEVER - just TALK it OUT! even if it's just to remind yourself to BREATHE!
#3 - after all is said and done and said and decided and said and done again...some things are AOK to have when your head is on straight.....and when you log it. Which brings me to THE DARK CHOCOLATE
Let's just say this...this one small piece of Belgian Dark Chocolate truffle...O. M. G.....Like I died and went to heaven!
You know those commercials that have the piece of chocolate and the silk cloth all wrapped around a lady savoring each bite of the chocolate - well, that might as well have been me! ROFL it was that darned good.
Maybe it's because I don't have really good chocolate like that all the time....it really was a nice treat....very different from Hershey's Dark...or Lindt truffles...my usual guilty pleasure manufacturers. It was actually calming....like I felt every chemical reaction that they say dark chocolate gives you! It felt very weird...and very cool!!
Maybe it was satisfying that SOMETHING I had when the stress started....but when I handled it on my own terms and came back less emotional and more in tune with having the piece of chocolate, (again, on my own terms instead of the stress's terms)...maybe that is what made is so good.
Well....whatever it was...this one little piece of dark chocolate was da bomb!!!! and SO not guilty when you only have one piece...and SO healthy to have too.
BTW - Thanks for all the feedback the last couple of days on my blogs...I appreciate it. I'll be seeing you guys later tonight!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Actually...this is more of a reminder.
Inhale pink........exhale blue.
Inhale deep through the nose - filling every bit of lung with air.....exhale slowly - being conscious of each long breath.
Inhale pink.......exhale blue.
Sure...it's important to do when you are exercising...it brings oxygen all throughout the body's cells, aiding in the exchange of the good, the bad & the ugly in our blood streams.....but it also helps when you are hit smack up side the temple with stress.
Ahhhh.....stress. My olde friend....how I have missed ye.
Can't run and do a few laps on the treadmill all the time to get it out of your system, so it's time to breathe....and to remember that THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
ohhhh....I got it baaaaaad!
Probably one of the worst cases you will ever see.
Somehow, I have this guilt that I have to be with my family 24/7 when they are home, whether it be on vacation for one day or one week....and when summer hits - forget it!!
You see...my husband is a teacher, so we are together A LOT with the kids. More than other families for sure...and I consider this a good and lucky thing because let's face it...not everyone can be with kids and present like my husband.
There is that maternal need to be with them 24/7 no matter if my husband is home...no matter if they are just sitting there playing with their games..no matter if they are playing outside...no matter if they are all in the family room watching a football game....and you know what?????? I don't do anything that I would consider uber-productive for myself when they are around!! I do not work out even though the time is there....stretching before me and I'm even find myuself saying to myself "good heavens, there is nothing to do!"
So you can see....I have a bad habit of being a hovering mom. Not like I'm doing anything great with them all the time...I'm just there....just like my mom was.
This goes with wife-guilt too....like going out with my girlfriends for happy hour...but for some reason, I have less guilt seeing her when we meet for lunch and everyone is at school. Seee!?!?!? They are all OUT and busy and thus the no guilt feeling on my part!
I even get anxiety in trying to figure out how to say "I would like to go out to the mall when the football game is on" because, for some reason, I have this stupid GUILT! And trust me....my husband could care less sometimes if I were hanging around because he goes about and does what he has to do without a thought...I'm telling you it's all me! Oy!
I know I'm not alone in this one...this is going to be a work in progress...as the saying goes "Knowing is half the battle" so maybe now that I verbalized it...I can help myself get through it and be a little more proactive for myself.
Hey - you know what? We went shopping yesterday as a family (shoe shopping and stuff) and while hubby tried on a suit, I entertained the kids in the accessories dept.....and then I got a chance to look through my ladies dept...and yup, had to try stuff on, which he was glad to let me do while he entertained the kids a bit. I think it was the first time we ever split up and divided and conquered and stayed in a store for more that a half hour with all 3 kids in tow!!! Sure, them getting older has a lot to do with it....but it's also me saying "Hey, I want to check something out for me....will you wiat a bit everyone?" 2 clearance items and one new shirt later - I'm really glad I took that initiative!
Baby steps in everything right???
Woohoo - Blog #4 DONE!
Have a nice day everyone!!
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