Thursday, June 10, 2010
It's been super hot lately here in our area. The kids have horseback riding lessons today and it's getting almost unbearable since they are required to wear jeans and can't wear shorts. I'll leave it up to them on how long they want to continue since they both seem to love it and I want them to have this to look forward to each week if possible.
We're trying to finish up the school year (although we home school year round) so we can take a few weeks off in June and take a break. They need it and I know I do too.
I'm doing a horrible job getting enough exercise in and I know it's my weakness. I was gung-ho about doing it yesterday, but after dealing with the laundromat and having to dry countless loads of clothes in our dryer (which takes hours), doing school, preparing for tests for the kids, cooking dinner, cooking lunch, taking pictures and writing descriptions of items I was listing for sale, etc. it was just too late in the day.
I know I am making excuses and I know I have to take the time to do it, but my son who has memory issues and a learning disability takes so much time doing his school work that I really have most of my day taken up by that.
I do so well with my calorie intake that I'm hoping I'm okay at least for these busy weeks that have taken over my time lately although frequent exercise hasn't been a priority. I'm trying so hard to not break down and cry with the stress of everything, but I feel a little calmer and I'm working hard on not panicking that I can't get it all done.
My husband is super stressed byhis job (although we are thankful he has one) and told me he was taking some days off next week to get away from his stress. I'm hoping that the kids will be done with school by then and we can all do something as a family that helps my husband and I deal with all the stress in our lives.