Friday, January 27, 2012

Taking Care of Me

This morning, I thought I must be nuts.

The alarm went off at 5:45. I fumbled for my glasses, hit the clock a couple times until it fell silent and flopped back onto the bed. Mocha snuggled up against my legs.

This is the fifth morning of this early wake-up call. Believe it or not, it doesn't get any easier. But, by the time I leave the gym an hour later, I've decided it's worth it.

Moving my workout time from the evening to the morning was supposed to mean more time to work on projects. It was supposed to mean that maybe I would get another piece of fabric on my reupholstery project. It was supposed to mean actually folding the clean laundry instead of just hiding it in the closet. It was supposed to mean making the bed and taking the dog for proper walks.

None of that has happened.

So, what has happened? Fresh soup every night has happened. Lingering over our bowls at the kitchen table and chattering incessantly about our days has happened. Making cookies has happened. Snuggling into a movie with a crochet hook has happened. Cuddling the puppy and the kitty, occassionally both at the same time has happened. Making more dreams and more plans has happened. Being together has happened.

Thank goodness for the Husband beside me, to nudge me out of bed on the mornings I don't think I can make it.


Hopefully, Monday will come with renewed energy and enthusiasm. And, perhaps, a little house progress?

Have a grand weekend, friends. I'll be headed to the Canadian Design Blogger Meetup Saturday evening. I'm so excited to meet some of you and, perhaps, more than a little nervous!

7 comments:

  1. I find it really hard to be motivated in the winter and not only because of Seasonal Affective Disorder [S.A.D.S.] something about the chilly weather just makes me want to cuddle up and be quietly social. :)

    Have a great weekend and be sure to come back and tell us all how wonderful the Canadian Design Blogger Meet Up is!

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  2. carol@thedesignpagesJanuary 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Happy to be following another Canadian blogger. I have been doing P90X for 4 weeks and my motivation is severely lacking this week. I am struggling to get it done but keep thinking of spring around the corner. Have a great time at IDS!

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  3. Don't be nervous, my dear! I had the pleasure of meeting many of the bloggers today that are attending the meet-up. You will be in great company! I'm sorry I can't go! Enjoy!

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  4. Me too!

    A couple years ago, I set myself a goal of running every weekday for 6 weeks. I discovered then that, if I don't give myself a choice, motivation aside, it is possible to get out of bed consistently. I hate it, but it's worth it, right?

    Don't worry... you'll hear all about it on Monday!

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  5. Hi Carol! Very nice to 'meet' you!

    I've heard so much about P90x... I'll admit, it sounds kind of scary, but everything I've heard has been positive in a this-kills-me-but-it-works kind of way. Good luck with it!

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  6. I am definitely excited to meet them all. But, I did an online quiz today and discovered I'm actually an introvert. Hence, nerves! But, that's ok. I know it will be awesome once the first 20 minutes of awkwardness is over!

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  7. I also struggle with making it to the gym in the mornings... keep at it! I find it's a great way to spend you mornings once you get used to being up early.

    Can't wait to read more about the soups you prepared this week!

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