So, back in December when I lost my job (Surprise!! And Merry Christmas!!!), I made a list of
100 78 things I wanted to accomplish with my newly found free time. So far I’ve done holidays (fun!) and a whole lot of cleaning. Cleaning. Cleaning!?! Not even on the list! But when I feel like things are out of sorts tidying things up is a form of meditation for me. I know I can always get it right. Most times I can actually finish what I set out to do. And having things in order makes me happy.
I felt a little deflated after the holidays were over. So I cleaned a lot. BUT!!! I don’t want to look back on this time and regret doing nothing more than having a clean house. Seriously, woman. Do something else already!
One of the things on the big long list is get back to blogging. Tick, done.
Knitting: Toasty. One hand is, the other not so much. It’s turning out to be a quick, mindless project so maybe by Monday I’ll have two warm hands. I modified the pattern to make the part that covers my fingers extra long so my fingers don’t freeze wrapped around the stroller as I prepare for:
Warrior Dash!!! Rrrrawr!! It is in June; I have time. Getting back in shape after Chompers hasn’t been a huge priority for me even though that was…oh…19 months ago. It’s about freaking time and being able to do the Warrior Dash is enough of a carrot for me not to be lazy about it. In theory.
Besides, I need to be in a bikini in a month. Less than a month. Getting a head start so as not to scare people off of the beach while wearing a bikini…well, maybe an empty beach wouldn’t be a bad thing? See! I am great at finding excuses to be lazy!
Water. After the scary kidney infection from hell that was probably not a kidney infection, I realized that I need to drink more water and take vitamins and not expect my body to behave just because I think it should. My diet is pretty healthy but maybe I could be a little more mindful. Like Chompers here:
Gratuitous photo of Chompers reducing his cholesterol by eating Os as part of a nutritious breakfast.
Coffee. Need to drink way less of it. And I also need to knit this sweater.
These books were hanging out on my shelf together. Maybe if I opened a couple of them my photos would not look like this, eh?
And then there is school. I am ::this close:: to finishing my BS. Three or four classes close. So that’s in the works. It is one of those things where the underlying tasks are annoying the hell out of me. Taking the classes is the easy part. It’s the financial aid/filing the income taxes/digging out paperwork and gathering information to do those things to make all of that happen that is killing me. It was so much easier when I was in student mode and that stuff was just done as a matter of course. Now it’s work. Annoying, soul-sucking work. I need a secretary. And a file clerk.
Oh. And find a job. As much fun as being a stay at home mama is, I am not yet independently wealthy and also like to eat and have a house and stuff so…yeah. I’m going to find an awesome new job with a hopefully non-sucky commute attached to it.
In summary: Do stuff, remember to take pictures. And stop cleaning!