Originally Posted by tjsmama
Sheesh. I mean, for $60, how can I NOT sign up for it?
drjen, can you put it on the race list? Colfax Marathon
, May 15.
Ha! I'm one that tends to do better when I'm overcommitted. I have a definite tendency towards sitting on my butt all day in front of the computer if I don't have pressing responsibilities, so keeping my schedule full forces me to keep moving. I think I accomplished more Monday, bookended by 2 births at 5 am and 11pm, than I did the rest of the week combined. I knew the second birth was coming, I didn't know how long it was going to take and I had stuff that had no option but to get done. I also feel I study better when I have limited blocks of time rather than "sometime today I need to".
Originally Posted by 1jooj
I didn't work out yesterday. Instead watched a live broadcast of my beloved teacher who's in declining health.
It was tough but good, and has me further contemplating whether I am doing right by my family right now...and whether there is a reasonable way to extricate myself from some of the stuff that's tying me up. And whether I am honestly expressing who I am in my life, or making compromises that are contributing to the ache in my heart. And what is out of pride, and what is out of sincerity. I know, right? Sheesh.
Sometimes taking that step away is liberating, but it's terrifying at the same time. Having just made a tough professional decision to do what's right for my family, I get a glimmer of what you mean. Be gentle with yourself and listen to your heart.
Originally Posted by Plady
Whoa Jo, those are some very big questions.
I like being busy and right now I'm at such a happy place, even on the craziest day I now am sure that working with kids like this is what I truly love. I'm already thinking about 'next year's play' as if such a thing is a given (not). I'm also thinking about ways to involve older kids. The down side, such as it is, is that dd1 doesn't like to share me so much. But really it seems to me that we spend more time together when it feels to her that my time is more precious. When I'm always on hand we can ignore each other more kwim?
My mom is enroute. I'm not sure when she'll be arriving but she was in Stockton CA yesterday evening.
I hear you on the kid thing. I definitely think the girls and I have a better relationship when I'm busy. They do a better job of expressing what they need from me, I do a better job of stopping to focus on them when I know I'm pressed for time. That sounds sad when I type it out, but the time definitely seems more precious and I enjoy it more.
Was that her driving by my house?
Today is another one of those crazy days for me, one that I can't quite figure out how I'm going to fit it all in. I'm hoping that means that my client who has been walking around at 4 cm for 2 weeks now will have her baby. She's getting so antsy and riled up about it and has a bunch of pressure from friends (in a positive way, but it's still pressure, kwim?).
On a FM related note, I'm struggling again with the hip/calf/shin thing, and for some reason have a nagging pain on the side of my foot. Need to make a chiro appointment and see if I'm really out of whack, need to get new shoes ordered and see if that helps (is it pathetic to ask my family for running shoes for my birthday?), need to get a massage referral. But today is hot yoga, so all is right with the world.
Oh, an update on the no-sugar thing: I've done it, except for Monday. No candy (even though DD1 went to a trunk-or-treat at a friend's church on Tuesday and came home with a boatload of candy). Monday, otoh, proved to me that I have no control in the face of chocolate-I had a few Hershey's kisses while working in E's classroom, had some mini candy bars at the second birth because they had no food in their fridge that I could eat and I was needing to get some calories in. I need to get my birth food supply bag restocked to avoid this problem. I do think I feel better, but it's not translating into weight loss yet.