Thursday, July 15, 2010
My neighborhood sign
I had a TERRIBLE last couple of days. Extra summer work has begun and life is VERY VERY busy. I had started a routine that I was being able to stick to but I had not anticipated the level of need of the students I have this summer and it requires extra attention for me to do correctly.
I start my day before the sun is up so I can get in my exercise and have breakfast before I leave for work at 7. Three days a week I work two jobs so my day starts at 7 and ends at 8 at night.
Eating right and exercising was just becoming a routine that I was trying for. My husband would have a salad ready for me at home for dinner. I ate a good breakfast and then had a decent lunch. I have been doing EA Active every morning and I have gotten in at least 10,000 steps each day. UNTIL..... I got a phone call from my sister saying she and her family were coming for a visit because they needed a vacation and they didn't have the money to go away.
I thought I would die! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my sister and her family. I am happy to see them. I just don't have the time or the money to entertain them. My house is a wreck ( cleaning, organizing, repairing etc). We don't have enough kitchen chairs because we don't have money to replace what was broken. We solve it usually in the summer by eating outdoors BUT last summer one of their boys broke a chair and we can't replace it. My husband is painting the house and is in the middle of that project. He and my daughter will be away the weekend ( which is when I planned on tackling the huge cleaning project).
I am feeling OVERWHELMED!!!! Luckily my daughter and husband both tackled a great deal of work yesterday. I am very grateful for that. I ate too much of the wrong stuff and did not get in my exercise. They were choices I made I know. I know it was stupid. I got upset because my husband was getting mad and frustrated with cleaning because he too had different plans this week. He was gruff so I eat a 3 Musketeers bar..... not a smart move....and I knew it when I ate it....
I know it won't be as bad as I fear.... I understand how my students feel when there is a change in the schedule because that is what I am reacting to. I had planned a weekend of getting caught up and organized and instead the opposite will occur..... Life will go on.... I will follow the advice that I give my students ... take deep breaths.... count to 10 and move on.