Monday, July 30, 2012

Today turned out quite productively.  It was a rough beginning, but I pulled through!  When I loaded up the kids to go to the bank, my lower back spazed as I lifted a 7 month old baby into her carseat. 

I ate a good breakfast, studies during the kids' naptime and took a walk around the block this evening before taking a hot bath. My walk was very slow with an occasional pause due to my back hurting. Even managed some weights and stretches after my bath. 

Have the heat pad waiting for me lol!  I just wanted to make a post before heading to bed.

Sleep well everyone!  Positive thoughts and prayers! :-)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's Been Quite A While

A lot has happened since my last post. It's been a busy few months. A few rough spots and some not so rough spots.
I'm still working my internship on saturdays. I arranged both the day care and the internship to allow me to take a break by splitting up a five day week throughout the year. I've taken 5 holiday weekends (which were previously arranged as 3-day weekends) and made them into 4-day weekends. So that is a really good thing. In fact, if the budget works out, we are planning to drive the motorhome to San Francisco to visit family that I haven't seen in about 6 years!
Yes, the motorhome is finally up and running nice and strong! Yaaay! We took it to my son's football team's beach party a few weeks ago. The party was on saturday and we went up there on friday night to spend the night. We stayed till sunday. It was really, really fun!
As for the internship, I "think" I have all of my 3000 hours. I'm hesitant to tally them, lol, because that would mean it's time to study for the exam! lol! I will have to take 2, 4 hour exams. That's a lot of material to cover.
My daughter completed her credential programs. There are not jobs available for her as a teacher so she is opening her own day care! This is very exciting! She has been certified and is licensed. She cleaned up the front of her house and has received many compliments from the City. We passed out flyers at the nearby elementary school. The first day of passing out the flyers, she got an interested mother of 4 kids! lol! She put in her 2 week notice to her job last night. This means, in 2 weeks, I will finally have my evenings and weekends free! Yaaay! I love my grandson dearly, but Nana needs her evenings and weekends to recuperate lol! Yes, I'm still looking after my grandson in the evenings while she has been going to work.
So, I think I will wait till my daughter opens her day care and my grandson will be with her. This will free up my time for studying for the exam...after I enjoy some quiet evening and weekend time lol!
My youngest son is now a senior at school. So, I am anticipating all the expensive activities for him lol! He's had some rough spots last year too. The school counselor convienced him to take advance courses, while he was in football. It was too much for him. His grades were 4 D's. We managed to get 3 of them back up but that last class he will have to take over at some time in the process. This year they tried it again. I already sent the Principal an email. If I don't hear from him in a few days, I will call fact, I will attempt to get a hold of him today.
I finally had the day care van painted. It looks sooooo much better! I've actually received a few phone calls from it. This picture doesn't show the advertisements on the windows, but she has new tires too. She finally runs great!
Well, that's pretty much an update...the short version of how things have been. I do apologize for being absent from everyone.
Positive thoughts!

What To Do With Myself

It has been along while since I've blogged.  I'm having a flood of thoughts lately.  Lots of adjustments to be made.  In one minute, I'm slow and depressed.  In another, I'm full of energy and feeling great.  Really not sure what to do with myself.  Most of the time, I am bored and really do not want to be responsible.  Often my brain is blank and my body doesn't want to put forth the effort to do what needs to be done.  Even when I am able to muster up ideas and plans to do them, the old body doesn't motivation what so ever.  I've gained 6 pounds and I can feel every bit of it; when I walk I feel heavy and my clothes have much less room in them.  I feel I've become quite lazy.

I think much of my problem is boredom.  Either I stay isolated and prevent myself from feeling excessively tired or I stretch out, create a life of fun, still be tired but having had fun in the process.  I'm working on the last point.  I don't like change and I don't transition well.  My children have told me I have to make an effort to get past my comfort zone to try new things. I did go skating with my daughter and had an absolutely wonderful time.  It was on a tues. It was over at 11pm but we ended up stopping in the parking lot and talking to one of her friends until almost 2:30, arriving home about 3am and getting up for work the next day at 5am! lol!  It was definitely fun and we agreed not to stay and socialize to the late hours lol!

On the other hand, all is well.  All of my young adult children are doing well in their own lives.  They are learning to be adults and doing a good job.  For that I am most truly thankful.  When my children are doing well, most other things I can handle.

I'm trying to eat better and to start my exercise schedule.  I believe once I get both these started, I will have more energy and lose the weight.  Six pounds may not sound like much, but it really is.  I am definitely a stress eater, especially sweets.  Fast food doesn't help either.  It's been pretty hot and cooking is not something I care to do this time of the year.  My son went grocery shopping for me, with my list.  Saved me a huge task.  So, I should be off to a good start next week.

I don't mean to complain.  I figure putting my thoughts in writing might help to sort myself out, if that makes sense.  My efforts this upcoming week will be to eat "at home" and impliment an exercise regime.

Positive thoughts and prayers!