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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 2. Good breakfast again. Another mean green smoothie and a hard-boiled egg. The wonder is that I got up in time to MAKE these things before dashing off to work. And now I'm blogging. Better time management. That's a big part of this, isn't it?

In fact, that's what I had such a hard time with a year ago when we switched at my job from being on quarters to semesters. It blew my mind and my schedule.

This year is so much less stressful. No threats of job loss or cut backs. The farm did much better. I'm used to the new schedule and I have my new classes pretty well planned out the way I like. My students are good this fall. I'm worried about getting this new high tunnel (greenhouse) up and running for winter production, well, it's up, but I've worried about planting it. But I'm just going to do it and learn something this year and not worry about how well it goes. Sometimes you just have to DO IT instead of worrying about it.

I'm thankful for the health of my family. Mom is doing super after her heart surgery about 10 weeks ago. Dad is really worried about passing his driver's license exam, but I think he will. Having some issues with my brother over cutting wood this season, but it's not a full-blown crisis. My daughter is surprisingly enjoying her third year in vet school and happily married a year now. He's a gem. Hub is in a good mood generally and tickled and supportive that I'm back on plan.

So, here I am, enjoying my "juice latte" (I like some of the foam in it!) and trying to take one day at a time. Had some snack attacks yesterday, but I stuck to planned portions. I allow myself to ease into things when I'm first starting back. I know that once I'm into it, I really stick to the program, so a week or so of transition is okay and keeps me from backsliding.

What's the rush? I have the rest of my life.
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CHSHULER89 9/22/2013 4:38PM

    That is my problem at the moment, time management. It is hard with ever changing schedules. We have a farm too. Busy with the pigs and just got new calves for farm show for the kids next year and a few for the farm. I am still learning about the farm and working at the Y. Just trying to find the balance and dealing with the mind and emotional eating.
Thanks for all your blogs and sharing. Much appreciate! Push on you are!!!:) emoticon

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DAMEGRIS 9/17/2013 9:02AM

    I'm especially glad to hear your mother's doing well after surgery! Happy for all of you. It certainly does sound like a far less stressful year!

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DOGLADY13 9/17/2013 7:29AM

    You sound different this time around. I had a hard year of transition, too. I'm so glad you are back and it will be easier this year because you got through last year with all those changes.

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