Friday, September 4, 2009

Coffee and Donuts For All!

I am joining in this week with Home Sanctuary's Company Girl coffee break. If you have never checked out Home Sanctuary than you really should!

This week has been hectic with Jenna trying to do make up work from missing school last week and going in early and leaving late (which means mom gets to drop her off and pick her up rather than her ride the bus!) and with financial difficulties and my stressing out. I really wish I had more going on in my life to blog about other than woe is me lately!

Braeden is starting Headstart on Tuesday. I am a wreck! I have wanted him to got o preschool and he really NEEDS to be there but.... this is my baby! He has not been away from me or stayed with anyone other than me (and dad and sissy) since I quit my job when he was 6 months old. I won't even know what to do with myself with only Malachai at home with me. Granted, Mal is 2.... he will keep me busy! But, I will miss my big boy. I am hoping he handles the transition well and that the teachers at the school are able to handle his speech issues and his behavioral quirks. For some reason, I am expecting to have teacher confrences and meetings and problems with his settling in. I hope I am wrong!

Steven has made some progress with helping more around the house and spending more time with the boys. It makes me happy. I hate being upset with him.... and I hate feeling like the bad guy!

I am very upset that my writing has fallen by the way side lately. I have nto written any articles for pay in months. I just cannot seem to get myself to the point that I can sit down and write, uninterrupted! And I cannot seem to focus on writing around the kids lately. I really need to work on this once B is in school. We could use the money and I am starting to feel stagnant. I need to exercise my brain muscles!

Speaking of muscles, my weight loss goals are not being met, unfortunately. With sickness and stress... I have been neglecting my exercising and eating things I should not. I found a new blog that I love called Pudget that is really giving me some encouragement and making me feel liek I can do this. I will be starting to log my exercise and my food and water consumption next week. I think I need to be more accountable to myself. It is too easy to drink soda and snack all day long when I am chasing kids! Wish me luck, I am going to need it. My goal is to get below 200 before Christmas. That's a little over 20 pounds that I need to lose. I think I can do it!

This week has been another one that just.... steals my imagination, sense of humor and positive outlook on life. I need to find these things again. I need to get back my oomph. Has anyone seen it?

Sorry I am so disjointed and scatterbrained today! Maybe next week will be a better week....


Ang said...

I hope all goes well with your son's transition to headstart. I am happy to hear (rather read) that Steven is helping you out a little more. Being accountable for what you eat and drink I am sure will help you a lot in meeting your goals. You Can Do It!!!

carikaufm said...

keep working at it, girl (it being everything ;), it's the baby steps that eventually get us to the finish line!

Here's one thought about weight loss from a lifecoach who specializes in wellness (aka me): You say you need to LOSE 20 lbs, yes? Think about how you feel when you LOSE stuff. When you lose your keys, your money, a game, your that a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe you need to rephrase your goal in a way that is less about LOSING and more about WINNING? Just a thought...Have a great weekend!

secondofwett said...

It's hard to let our babies go whether it be grade school or college...when I left my eldest in Chicago to attend college I bawled all the way out of the city! Wishing you the best in achieving your weight goal!

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling the same way about my daughter heading off to preschool, and she's not even going until next year.

Have you heard of sparkpeople? That's a good way to track your exercise/nutrition stuff.

Hope you will at least have a great weekend.

Kim said...

It does get better right? I'm with you on not meeting goals and letting thing fall by the way side. Here's to us having a great weekend and getting back on track!

LydiaCate said...

It IS so hard to watch our little ones grow up! Everytime my baby hits a milestone I mourn because this is it for us. ((SIGH))

Best of luck to you on your weight loss. You can do it! I've also been trying to get jump started on an exercise routine and healthier eating. 25 lbs. is my goal, after 2 babies in 21 months. Okay a friendly challenge ready...go! :)

Rachel Anne said...

I think your oomph ran off with my oomph! We've had a couple of tough weeks around here ourselves and I feel like I'm having to fight through each day. Staying positive (and I fake it til I make it, believe me) is what I'm working on.

I hope headstart is going well, transitions for everyone! Hang in there, mama. You can do it.