Tim’s now been off work for four weeks. And I’ve become a complete bum.
It’s all my doing; I can’t blame it on his being home, as much as I’d like to. Actually, it was beginning even before that. But it seems to be getting worse.
I’m going to bed and getting up too late. It’s completely thrown me off. Today, I was lucky to get my shower done before the OSU game started at 11:00. I have nothing to show for the day so far unless you count making the bed and playing games on my iPad.
I was finally getting back into walking on the treadmill every morning but I haven’t done that for a week. We’ve had too much candy around and for some reason, I can’t seem to resist it. Can you resist Reese’s Peanut Butter cups? Or Lindt truffles? I can’t make myself get on the scale right now.
I know I’ve talked before about needing a lazy day, but not a lazy month (or longer)!!
Don’t get me wrong. I have been doing the “have tos”. Laundry is getting done. Dishes are done. I’ve been cooking (some) and baking (a little). We even hosted Thanksgiving with Tim’s kids and prepared a complete meal. (It’s sure a good thing we have someone cleaning our house now.)
I almost think it’s a mental thing and I’m actually getting things done but it simply doesn’t feel like it. Everything just feels kind of “off”. Like when I wrote “Off My Routine“. Is there a pattern here?
What’s suffering is my blogging – both writing and reading. I’m not happy about it but it seems I can’t find a time to do those things. I’m not even sure it’s about time but motivation. Why can’t I get motivated? I am hoping writing today will get me back in the habit, even if I’m writing about essentially nothing and it may be shorter than most of my posts.
I do have some yummy pie recipes to share so watch for those soon.
I’m so close to making my reading challenge goal but I’m not reading at all during the day. I’m reading more during the night when I can’t get to sleep.
Also suffering are my projects. I’ve put my sewing machine away for the season, which is pretty typical. But before that, I struggled to finish up what I needed for Christmas. What hasn’t suffered is my interest in adding new patterns to my stash. That just puts me even further behind!!
I haven’t finished my poncho – remember the knitting stitch-along? I’ve reached my two least favorite stages – finishing and weaving in the ends. Yuck!! I don’t like having to pick up a certain number of stitches along the side especially when I need 270.
I ended up with 252 stitches which I decided was good enough since I just needed to have multiples of 18. I did this a few weeks ago and finally picked it up again yesterday during the Iowa football game.
I spent most of the time pulling out stitches and restitching because my markers seemed to be moving and I was getting all mixed up with the pattern. I finally gave up and it’s still laying on the floor by my chair. Maybe I’ll pick it up again later today. We’ll see.
Getting back on track
Tomorrow is December 1. I vow to change my ways. There’s too much to accomplish and enjoy in December for me to continue being a bum. You’d think being a bum would make me feel less stressed but it’s starting to have the opposite effect.
Fortunately, we are 95% finished with our Christmas shopping. And about 95% of that has been online. The rest requires a trip to the mall, but it will be quick and easy.
I want to do more holiday baking than I did last year even though we shouldn’t eat it. Maybe I’ll share with my friends? I need to decorate upstairs for Christmas. Tim has already finished things downstairs.
Most of all, I want to get back in the blogging habit. I miss my writing time. I have several drafts just waiting to be finished. And there are those recipes I need to share. I don’t usually write while watching football in the recliner but that’s what I’m doing today. Whatever works.
Plus, it keeps me from that frustrating knitting sitting on the floor!!