Monday, January 7, 2013

First Week

I hope all of you have been having a wonderful New Year.  What are your plans, goals, dreams?

I have had a lot of time to think about my goals.  This last week, I have been seeing a lot of this:

I had a bout of cellulits in my right leg and have been on total rest for the last 8 days.  Total rest.  Like, no movement.  I mean it.  You will lose.  Do it or else.  Complete inertia.  Rest.

Fortunately, I got this in the mail right as I was entering my phase of inertia.

I normally scoff at things with the word Bible in the title - but hey.  If you want to say that a Bible is a comprehensive guide for living, then this book is certainly a Triathlete's *that*.

Naw, mostly I've been sitting on my boot, surfing the internet and getting irritated at things that people say.  One of my resolutions this year is to stay off the screens for heaven's sake!  Many times I find myself sitting in front of the television screen with the laptop open or my iPhone screen in my face.  Not cool.

Of the times I have gotten mobile in the last week, most were to use the restroom.  Our 3-year-old son seems to leave his underwear in the most unusual spots.  This past week was no disappointment.

I'm very very very very very very very very very very excited to swim tomorrow.  I have an hour workout planned and hope that the kids all nap so that I can go comatose on the couch for a few minutes mid-day.  First workout in 10 days - that'll be a hoot.  I'm expecting some hunger to take over at some point.

But my school age kids are all at school now, so I just have the daycare schedule to work around.  :(  No, really, I'm okay with it.  I feel like the last 3 years of burden has been lifted.  Looking back, I can see the child that God was protecting with His conviction of me to home school.  That child is, by no means, a done deal.  However, I can tell that three years at home with me was the best thing.  He is confident and fit, now.  And having gone through the chubby/dorky stage at home, he got to "find" himself without the voices of his peers.

Starting now, I plan to enjoy the Daycare Lady / SAHM gig. My older children are at school, and they are learning from professionals.  Our home is a safe, encouraging, Bible believing environment and I will NOT let Satan rob me of my joy in it any longer.  I no longer need to prove to anyone that I am a hard worker.

But that's a story for a different post.

I'll let ya know how the swim goes.  Wonder if I remember how.  :)

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