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Getting in a new groove (part II)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

So, I'm getting in a new groove professionally. Work is good and I'm getting used to the hours and the effect on my personal time. Not being on a clock has its pluses and minuses, but I'll adjust.

Yesterday was a peek at "things to come." DH worked the holiday (nope-the news never sleeps), younger son is back at college and older son was out with friends for most of the day. So, I had the bulk of the day to myself.

Now, I remember being a young(er) mom with two boys who took up a lot of time, a husband who worked second shift and working my own job (part time) as well. I longed for the "pre-K" days (pre-kids) when I had oodles and oodles of time.

Well-I'm back to having the time.

(Word to young mothers-yes, the time goes quickly, believe it or not. Do not wish the days with your little ones away-soon enough they will fly the coop, so enjoy!)

Anywoo...so I've got time. Now what?

Some people look at the empty nest and feel a bit of sadness. Yes, I've done that. But I also look forward to having the time to do what I'd like to do. I look around my house and see a lot of things that need fixing, repairing, sprucing up. OK, I can do that.

Volunteer my time? I was on the internet today checking out some possibilities.

Cooking great food? With only 2 of us at home (the son still at home comes and goes, so I don't cook too often for him), I can experiment and try new tasty, healthy recipes.

The Great American Novel? Maybe I could write it-or at least try. Personally, I prefer writing short stories, but any story can grow with some effort. My sister's recent problems would make a great book-or a terrible movie script perfect for the Lifetime Movie Network.

And working out? Well, the excuse of "no time" really did become a huge excuse!

My new goal for September is to log 1000 minutes. It shouldn't be that hard to achieve.

My feeling for this September is one of anticipation-my birthday is this month, but rather than feel sad about getting older, I truly feel like it's time to get better and better.
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 9/16/2011 9:44AM

    Good for you to make healthy plans. I'm cheering for your 1,000 min. and believing you will pull it off. Keep us posted on the yummy new recipes. Enjoy!

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STORMTMB 9/8/2011 10:41PM

    Here's hoping that you have a wonderful birthday this month and you just keep on getting better and better.

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CHALLENGER15 9/6/2011 9:10PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan for that almost-empty nest. I still grieve sometimes over mine, but not as much now. I have filled it with some volunteering and the exercise is helping as well.

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/6/2011 8:41PM

    I can relate to this blog - and I love it too!

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