Monday, May 31, 2010

Pay Off

Okay, after my downer post yesterday, things are much better.  Thanks for the kind words, Taryl!  I had an amazing day and all this cleaning and scheduling paid off.  A good friend called asked if we would like an impromptu visit, which of course we did!  I never say no to someone who wants to drive an hour to come visit.  The best part is that I didn't have to go and do a mad clean after I set the phone down.  Yeah!  I just had to finish my chores.  I am just so pleased!

The girls and I had a nice busy morning too.  The weather is still cloudy and rainy but I decided to go for a walk anyways.  Most days I don't have a vehicle because both cars are being used for the business.  In Didsbury it really isn't a problem because we can walk everywhere but sometimes I let the weather keep us indoors too much.  We went and got our hair cut, to the post office, out for lunch and then home for naps.  I am proud to say that my girls were perfect even at the hairdressers!  I was thrilled, especially with Zoe because she will usually freak out when she can't touch me but she sat on a chair drank her juice and took her socks and shoes off.  No freak out at all!  The best part is that I was able to get a cute cut too.

Now I am sitting here blogging with a clean house.  Now if my daughter would just go to sleep life would be perfect.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


So I did so-so at being productive.  I got most of the big chores done and kept up on the house until about Thursday.  I just was exhausted I could barely move and I was feeling like I was getting sick.  So we had a TV day.  Friday was busy but no cleaning.  I don't know if I am a total convert.  I don't like all the cleaning that needs to be done.  I do like that my house was cleaner and I did more with my kids but I just found having to work into the evening was just plain exhausting.

But I am not giving up yet. I am going to get back at it and keep getting trying.  Hopefully I will enjoy it and not be so cranky.  I think it may have been an off week.  It has also been hard because the weather has sucked and Mike has been out in the evenings.

Wish me luck and I hope my mood gets better, I feel like I have been cranky all week. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cracking the Whip

Life has finally calmed down and I think spring might be here.  Last week we had two nice days and we spent a lot of time outside and it was fabulous.  I can't wait for it to get nice again.  My goal for the summer is to spend most of the time outside.

Things are calmer but I still feel like I have too much to do but I am not really doing any of it.  I am not a cleaner infact I really hate it but I love a clean house.  When my house is messy it feels like a weight is on my and the worse it gets the crankier I get and I feel like I am suffocating.

In my last post I talked about how a fellow blogger started a schedule and how it made everything so much easier for her and her family.  I was and am inspired.  I know that if I was more efficient with cleaning that it wouldn't weigh me down so much and that I could actually do the things I want to do.  I would rather be doing crafts with Ally and playing with the girls. 

So after a talk with Mike I am going to set up a schedule and stick to it.  I am a big fan of rewards so I am going to bribe myself along the way.  I did the bribes with my marathon and it really  helped me to look at the steps of the goal and not get overwhelmed by the shear size of it.

This is what I want to achieve this week:
1. Keep my house clean - we are going to do a big clean tomorrow and I want to maintain it because I will be away next weekend but my brother-in-law will be coming and having guests when my house is messy stresses me out.  So my goal is to have the house clean so on Friday I am not doing a mad clean.

2. Exercise - I want to start going for walks again and I would like to do this once this week.  This may seem small but it is a 4 day week.  Eventually I would like to be going 3 or more times a week, bike riding twice and maybe even getting back on the WII.

3. I want to cut down my computer time.  'Nuff said but I am going to try and blog my progress.

4. I want to get my sewing room set up again so that I can start sewing again in the evenings.

So, wish me luck because I am naturally a lazy person but I need to get a good system going before #3 comes because things will get more difficult.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I had my 20 week ultrasound yesterday and Mike and I were very excited to find out the sex of the baby.  Unfortunately babe had other plans.  I was a bit disappointed but now I am excited again.  This pregnancy has gone by quite quickly and I am so glad that I can now say I am enjoying it.  The baby has finally started to move which caused me great angst.  I am feeling great and have had no hip issues like Zoe's pregnancy.  I am in a great place!

I am also happy to say that I haven't gained weight yet.  Woohoo!  I have a slight hope that I will not gain anything this pregnancy.  I am at the point where I will start gaining if I don't eat right or drink enough water.  I find that I am typically up over the weekend and then down by midweek.  Mike is going back to his diet's roots which is high protein and low/no carbs and I have asked him to help me to eat better.  I just don't love protein right now and I don't like it or think of making it when I am hungry.  Now exercise is another story, it has been a really busy month and I just haven't gotten into a good routine.  I do need to tone up and work on my cardio.

A blogger friend of mine who is also pregnant has inspired me to get a good schedule going and she has raved how it has benefitted her and her kids.  I have slowly started working on a schedule.  My goal is to stop lazing around in my pj's all day, I don't really laze around but I just don't have the same motivation if I don't get dressed in the morning.  This has been quite successful this week for us.  Next week once the craziness of hosting an anniversary party for 50 guests is over I will work on getting outside more and doing more exercise.  I bought the bike attachment for my chariot and I want to get that set up and start using it.

Well, I am off to bake several dozen cookies and a couple cakes today.  I am not stressed by cooking for 50 people but it is only Wednesday and the party is Saturday.  Wish me luck!