Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Okay, it's time. It's been time all summer. Time to get the life back into some semblance of order. Get my act together. Change around the eating and exercising. And the house...organize, re-arrange, etc. How long will it take? Can I keep up the motivation? Yes, I can do this! I am giving myself to Halloween to do this. It should be more than enough time, but not so long that I will put things off. Hmmmm.....the possibilities!
Okay, fellow Sparkies....keep me on my toes....ask what I have accomplished. I will post weekly to keep myself honest, motivated, etc. I can do this!
Monday, September 15, 2014
As I suspected, the numbers from my tracker for the last two weeks were way down. I admit, it was more important to spend the time with Sherry and Helena than to get my steps in. It did surprise me that I somehow managed to get more miles in last week than I did the week before. Sunday-Tuesday of that week were normal days for me. Go figure.
So I am back. I am slowly tackling the piled mail, the housework that didn't get done, etc. Leaving my girls really zapped me and I am trying very hard to pick up the pace. I felt like this when they left in July. So I know I can get motivated again.
Now that Helena has more of a personality, it's easier for me to envision what clothes will look good on her. I am determined to get better at knitting and crocheting as there are many things I want to make for her. A scarf, mittens, and a hat are things I want to do ASAP. I also want to figure out how to make some blanket sacks for her to sleep in during the winter. She is such a wiggle worm that I know there will have to be plenty of room in the leg area. Oh, to have the energy she has.....
Maybe now I can get a schedule that I am comfortable with. Maybe.....
Sunday, September 14, 2014
I was a bit MIA yesterday. I had a 6 hour layover in Philadelphia and no matter where I went in the airport, I couldn't get online. I did get my walking in, however. I sat for awhile and looked at all the pictures and videos we took. It didn't take me too long to figure out that I didn't need to be doing that. It made me want to turn right back around and head back to Halifax.
Sherry said that Helena didn't want to be put down. She had gotten use to me picking her up and playing with her. I am so amazed at how she's grown and how responsive she is to her surroundings now. I know my baby is 32 and my memory is fuzzy, but I don't remember my girls being quite like that at almost three months. Helena never stops, even in her sleep. She ends up turning all over the place when in her crib.
It took me close to an hour just to get the stuff upstairs and open the piled up mail last night. Now to start going through everything: bills to pay, clothes to put away, luggage to return, etc. Yes, it's back to the real world time. I don't want it right now. I want to be back with my girls, playing with, talking to, and loving them. Time to plan, to set those goals!
It will take a few days for my spirits to spring back. I know this from being away from my girls before. I am at the point in my life that I don't want to do that too much any more. Just trying to figure out how to change the situation is a bit challenging, especially with one being in Alabama and two in Nova Scotia. Ideas anyone?
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I used to think the hardest thing to do was to say goodby to Sarah and Sherry. Well, at the time, it was. I learned to stay busy the first week we were apart.
Then came Helena. I was a basket case when she left at 3 weeks to come to Nova Scotia. Now matter how I tried to psych myself up, I couldn't "be strong". Now that I have been with her again, knowing I just have today and tomorrow, I have that "basket case" feeling again in the pit of my stomach.
People always have said that being a grandparent is amazing. They are 110% right. I must have done something right in my lifetime to get such a gift from God. The way Helena looks at Sherry gives me goosebumps. The stories she has told me are ones that I will cherish forever. I don't care that they were spoken in "baby talk". They were beautiful.
I can't not see her until December. I should start taking donations right now for the "Get Patty Back to Helena" fund. Maybe have a telethon, hit up the newspapers, the magazines, the local sports teams.... hmmmm....lots to think about.
I did try the Baby Einstein mat again. No luck getting any better yet. But pushing a stroller up these hills and then holding it on the way down so I wouldn't have to run after it was challenging. I may not have gotten all my steps in, but I know I got in some decent upper body workouts.
Sunday is just going to have to do to get back into my routine. It gets boring fast anyway.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
This time away from the hustle and bustle and all the responsibilities that I have put on myself has been just what I needed. Thank you, Miss Helena, for making me slow down and remember the little, wonderful blessings that I have in my life.
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