My dearest readers… Today, I have that nervous feeling. Nervous about what? Many things… Mainly, I’m nervous about the results I’m getting tomorrow from my son’s testing earlier this month. I’m nervous about that, about my job search that’s been going on for over a month now, and so many other things.
But what do we do with all this nervous energy? I, for one, know that it can take you over if you let it. It turns me into a basket case, to be honest. So, when I get nervous like this, I typically throw myself into projects to try to take my mind off of it.
My last project was my youngest son’s birthday party. I busted my butt on it for about two weeks to make sure that it went off without a hitch. While the day wasn’t perfect, it was a great day for him and everyone who attended, complete with a cake that I stayed up until 2 a.m. perfecting for him.
My latest project (while it is mostly throwing myself into a job search) is getting back in shape. I have split my day up into sections… I wake up, drink coffee, and do a quick job search. After that, I get the kids off to school. I come home, I watch a show on Netflix while working out (lately, I’ve been hula hooping for 45 minutes straight through one show of Chuck… And I’m contemplating moving to Dexter). Then, I move on to pilates for about 30 minutes. After that, I shower, and dedicate 2 hours to filling out job applications. By the time that is over, I eat a quick lunch and workout for about 45 minutes more before picking up the youngest from school. Between that and an added workout in the evenings that the boys like getting involved in, I spend 3-4 hours daily working out… And I’m actually finally seeing some results in my midsection.
Now, if the workout was enough to rid myself of this nervous energy, I would be very happy. Unfortunately though, I think I need a new project. I’m not sure of how much more my body can take…
I’ll see you all tomorrow.
I have the most awesome kids ever. I really do. In my opinion, that is. I love my little guys, even when they make me crazy (and yes, that is often!). Unfortunately, I don’t always know how to respond to requests like the one I have been receiving for several days now… My oldest son has been begging for just one thing. My son wants to be homeschooled. Continue reading
Over the past few days I’ve been talking with friends and neighbors, doing some soul searching, and honestly, just realizing how lucky I really am. One thing that I have yet to figure out (and glad that I don’t have to at this point) is how a single mom meets a man. I am blessed to have a wonderful one that I have actually known my whole life and that I can trust with my boys, but when I think of trying to meet someone without him, it scares me.
Things with the boyfriend and I weren’t always perfect… It still isn’t perfect, but he is perfect for me, so I get over things fairly quickly when I do get irritated with him. We started dating right after my divorce, and the timing just wasn’t right, so we broke up… for 10 months. But thankfully we decided to try again, and things are so much better now than they were before. During those 10 months though, I was lonely and tried to meet new men, which is nearly impossible for a single mom to do (especially when you have the kids pretty much ALL THE TIME and you don’t get every other weekend to go out). I tried three online dating sites… One that was free (and that I later found out was primarily used for hookups, not dating) and two that were expensive, but I never really found anyone that was a “quality” guy. Continue reading
It’s funny how you get to see things in a new light once you become a mom. I used to be a perfectionist (deep down I still am) but I’ve had to let a lot of things slide in the last 8 or so years. After all, I have learned that nothing is going to meet everyone’s standards of perfect, but things can still be perfect for me. But still, sometimes I let things go so much that I really should apologize… Now, I won’t apologize for being a mom first, but I will apologize for letting the little things get in the way of the bigger picture. Continue reading
So, I leave the city (and my apartment, of course!) for the weekend and come back to packages!!! If you know me, you probably know that I get excited over packages of any kind, especially the ink for my printer that came in today… That might be a little weird, but I don’t care!
One of the awesome packages that I haven’t even opened yet is the investment that I spoke about a few days ago. I am DYING to open it. It was soooo heavy, and I had to drag the box back to my bedroom while attracting as little attention from my kids as possible. Oh, and no, I am still not telling you what it is. That will come very soon though, I promise!
One of the treats that I did get for coming back home was an awesome new bike!!! Mine is actually hot pink, but that’s the kind of bike it is. I am dying to get some baskets for it… And I actually ordered one already with my credit that I got from Amazon after my Amazon Prime order was delayed due to the weather. My next thing that I need to get is a back rack so that I can get these bad boys installed!
It’s looking like I’ll have a busy week ahead of me… With lots of packages. Coming in and going out! Oh, and there might be a surprise giveaway in the next day or two… So stay tuned! For right now, I’m about to open this humongous package I got in and start putting stuff together. And… I need to get to work on that online store!