Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


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New month, kind of new goals

Ok.  This is what I hope to accomplish this month:

  1. Post two entries on my other blog.
  2. Research topics that interest me for an hour a day as frequently as possible.
  3. Skype with my father once a week.
  4. Develop – and stick to – a housework schedule.
  5. Walk 7500 steps every day for a month.

Some of those might not be realistic for me right now, but if they stretch me, so much the better.  My children do NOT need my completely undivided attention every minute their eyes are open, whether they know it or not; it is possible for them to entertain themselves and for me to do laundry, clean the bathrooms, and grab five minutes of quiet once in a while.

We are getting to that point in the year where we should not be getting quite as much rain as we have recently, which is both good and bad – good for walking, not so good for the plants.  That should make it easier for me to get out and walk around the neighborhood with the kids.  That will be good for me, and teach them to be more active and get them out into the fresh air.

I can work more research in by getting good books on topics that I am interested in out of our library.  Generally speaking, I can keep them quite a while, so I can carry those books to appointments, to work to read on breaks, and so forth.  If I can get e-books, I can read them while waiting in line and so forth.

As for the housework, if I break what needs doing into a schedule, I hope that I will find it less daunting and less depressing.  It is so hard to get started when you look around at the whole thing at the end of the day.  If I know that I am going to spend half an hour or so cleaning, that is better than looking at the whole house and thinking, this is going to take HOURS.

We shall see.

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I really need another me…or two or three

I have upcoming appointments – each of our children needs to be in a different place at precisely the same time.

I have company coming this weekend – a good thing, but … well, time consuming….

I have a move coming up.  I need to clean out, donate, sell, and rearrange.  I need to get various things to other people’s houses – like the outside toys.  I need to box, box, box.

School is getting ready to start and I still need to make arrangements for transportation and supplies.

And we’re supposed to go out of town at exactly the time we’re moving…we planned the trip before the move became official.  Sigh.    I know I can do most of the things that need going, but I really think that last trip is going to have to be cancelled…I don’t see any way around it.

No doubt knowing all of the things that are going on is part of the reason I’m having a terrible case of insomnia right now.


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Packing, moving, unpacking…ugh

Well it appears that our application for the apartment complex was accepted. I’m going to call Monday to confirm that they will have the layout we requested available when we need it.

Now comes the “argh, I’m going to pull my hair out part” – packing and living with boxes around me for what feels like an eternity….sigh.

I know we’ll have help when we need it, but I really hate this part. At least now, we figure we can stay in the apartment for as long as we chose – no more moving after two years because the owners want their townhouse back! I have enjoyed living here, but it will be nice to stay in one place and move when WE are ready to do it!