It’s hard for me to blog when Superman is home because he distracts me.
Not like that. We go shopping and stuff. Today he took me to “brunch” at Jack’s, nothing fancy. We had an awesome visit –hmm, I just realized I did all the talking; ergo good visit. That’s funny right there.
Okay, so I remind him that I made goals for this year because it’s my “odd” year and I hate the “odd” years. He says, “You gotta get over that.”
“Yeah,” I says, “I am. Mostly. But really all my odd years have sucked so this year is going to be different! It already is!”
He nods, encouragingly. Then our food is ready so he goes to pick it up.
“You know,” I says, “I made a goal to blog every day and I’ve been doing pretty good at that!”
“And I’m not exercising every day (like I want) but I am averaging two or three days per week and that’s an improvement I’m happy with!”
“But…” I then go into a diatribe of how I’m not doing all my “Mom” jobs. I know these are my jobs. I am home all day and I’m okay with them being my “jobs.” Those include getting the house clean, laundry, dishes, and making dinner (meals). That about sums it up.
He says, “You don’t have to do it, but it’s your responsibility to make sure they get done.”
“Yeah,” I nod. But in my head I know I’m on my own because my boys are not as helpful as I’d like. Even Snap doesn’t respond as well as he used to. I will ask and it doesn’t happen. Usually it does, though, I shouldn’t criticize.
Oh, Superman helps. Don’t be thinking he doesn’t because he gets that I have Fibromyalgia and that I don’t do heights and we both hate the dusting thing but we got the house really Really clean last week and now I really Really just want to maintain that. And that was a really Really long sentence.
Oh and Laundry is still a pain-in-the-butt because we don’t have a dryer. The weather is starting to change and I can’t count on my outside dryer so much. Not sure what’s going to happen next.
“So…,” I says, “That’s not really what I wanted to talk about.
What I really want to talk about are my other goals. You know I’m going to publish a book this year.”
“That's what you said,” he says.
“Yes.” I say. “I will,” then I sip my drink. I am drinking Diet Dr. Pepper because they have it at Jack’s. Otherwise I have to drink [gasp] a sugary drink. “My other goals include doing a crafty thing every week. I have stuff I want to do for Christmas and I need to get started.”
His eyes widen over his drink (He is drinking Diet Coke--which I gave up in September!--FYI).
“And,” I continue, “I want to start doing an, I don’t know, I’m calling it my Be Beautiful Campaign where I get my ‘girl’ time and talk about make-up and stuff.”
“I want some tacos, do you want anything?”
“Yeah, I’ll have a shake,” I says. And there goes my “diet.”
When he comes back I hop right back on my subject because I have not gotten to my point which is that I want to “invest” in something that provides the “tools” I need to help women be beautiful; aka Make-up. You know, Mary Kay or now I’m considering my options.
Anyway, “So,” I says, “what do you think?”
He’s chewing. I’m sipping and stirring my whipped cream into my yummy Oreo shake.
“I think it’s a good idea to build on your success.”
“What do you mean?” I ask. Then of course, I answer my own question. “You mean after I’m exercising more consistently and getting the housework and other things done more consistently, then add the beauty stuff?”
And I know he’s right.
So I’m not ready to start that part of my life. But I am already writing. Sometimes at the expense of my home and family so I either need to learn how to delegate better and be satisfied with the results OR do some things ahead of time. I also need to either repair our dryer or just make the time to do a Laundromat run weekly until my dryer is fixed OR hire a maid/nanny/housekeeper/cook. Right.
As far as my diet/exercise routine? I rode my bike today and walked a little. I did strength training once. Most days I eat okay (staying away from the cookies/cookie dough!) but not perfect. I haven’t decided what way I’m eating yet. I would like to add at least one juice per day and stay high protein but not totally carb free because I go nuts (my body needs it? I am not understanding that so much).