Today In My Spare Time….

This morning, my alarm clock went off, and I didn’t want to get out of bed.  I was having a strange dream,  yeah, you were in it, and I wanted to see what was gonna happen next. My bed was also nice and warm while the temperature outside this morning wasn’t.  I almost fell back to sleep for a snooze when my phone rang. I answered the phone while I was more asleep than awake, and had a really nice almost 40 minute phone call before realizing that I needed to step it up and get ready to go to the gym.

Water aerobics class was pretty good today. The instructor had us doing all kinds of things and we were up and down the pool. It was greatness, and I sure did get in a work out! The hot tub and steam room felt really good afterwards too.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous when I left the gym. The sun was out, and while it was a little on the windy side, it felt really good outside. The family and I had lots of running around to do, and I was glad we didn’t have to lug around jackets. One of the places that we needed to go to was in Downtown McKinney.  Downtown was packed with people,  and finding parking wasn’t so easy today. I’m sure everyone was out enjoying the nice weather.

Something happened this afternoon that hadn’t happened in a long time! Somehow, I managed to get both of the girls to relax for a few minutes,  and they BOTH fell asleep!! I can’t tell you when the last time was that they both napped on the weekend at the same time.  I couldn’t decide if I should nap or get up and start making my tutu.  After a few minutes,  I decided just to get up and do what I needed to do. So today, I actually had some “spare time”, and I chose to do something that I needed to do for myself. 🙂 It was really nice to be able to work on that from start to finish all in the same day.

Tomorrow is supposed to be nice again. While I’ve got lots to do, I may squeeze in some tutu making time as both girls want me to make one for them.


Has Anyone Seen My Sanity? I Think I’ve Lost It…..

Today was beyond crazy busy at the office. There was about a minute where I thought I was going to lose it and either cry or scream. Why are jobs so demanding? Why do jobs stress us out so much? I feel like I get pulled in so many directions sometimes. It’s very rare that I go into the office and do what I had planned to do that day.

I work for attorneys. We are in the process of gearing up for a Trial that starts in a week and a half. I love Trial prep. It’s hectic at times, but I love the rush I get from it. Sometimes, we will put in a lot of hours during the week and on the weekends while preparing for Trial. Sometimes I don’t mind putting in the hours, but there are times when I’d rather be at home with the family.

My plate is very full at the moment with work and with my life. At times I feel like I just need 5 minutes of total silence to be able to recuperate and take a moment to breathe without thinking of anything else. My problem is that I don’t know how to relax. I try, but it doesn’t work. I went to a yoga class once. At the end of class we were supposed to just lay still for 3 minutes and just breathe in deep and relax. Those 3 minutes took forever, and I wanted them to hurry up and end so I could get out of there and move on to something else. I must learn how to relax and shut the brain off. I will be working on learning how to relax every now and then.

I know exercising will help release some of the built up stress and tension, another reason I need to find workout time during the week. Maybe I should take up dart throwing again. That used to work for me to relieve some stress when I had a long, hard day at the office. Just picture the person’s face who stressed you out during the day on the bullseye! Bet you will hit it more times than you think!

Well Today Didn’t Go As Planned

Ugh, I hate that my day didn’t go exactly as I wanted it to. I didn’t make it to the gym like I wanted to.

My oldest daughter needed a 100th school day shirt done, so I did that for her. It took a little longer than expected to iron everything on. The afternoon got away from me, and I still had other things I needed to get done.

Tomorrow is a new day and a new week.  It’s a chance for me to start over and get back on track.  That’s exactly what I plan on doing.

Got my salad stuff for lunch, and I got my fruit for snacks. Still learning the ins and outs of eating the way I need to in order to meet my goals. Still reading my Super Shred book as well. I will be starting that in a week or so.  Just depends on how much reading time I can get in.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Praying everyone has a great week!!

You Hear About These Kinds of Things, But NEVER Think They Will Happen

You hear it on the news, you read it on social media, but you never think this is going to happen to you or to a loved one. What am I talking about you ask? Schools being on lock down……

Today, my daughter’s school was on lock down for almost three hours due to an armed fugitive who was being sought/chased. I got the email from school right when it happened, and I immediately got the panicked Mommy syndrome! I wanted to leave work to get to my little Kindergartener and take her with me where it’s nice and safe! Yes, I know they said that we weren’t allowed to pick up our kids, but gosh darnit, my mind and heart wanted to do just that. I tried to work on a project at the office, but I kept checking my email and the school’s Facebook pages for updates. I wanted to know what was going on and whether or not the person had been caught. I was concerned about my daughter and wondered if she was scared or nervous. I wondered what the teacher’s told the little ones why they were on lock down, and I wondered what they did during lock down. Did they remove them from the windows just in case the bad person decided to shoot at the school? Did the kids go into one central location as a whole? Were the kids hiding out somewhere just in case this bad person was able to get into the school? How many police officers were at the campus? How close was this person to the school? What did he do to be considered a fugitive? My heart was racing, my mind was on major overload, and I felt like I needed to throw up.

I asked family and friends for prayers for the police officers, students, and school staff. I didn’t want to give any information as I didn’t want a lot of family members going into panic mode right along with me. Come to find out, one of my friend’s husbands was on the scene where all of this was going down. She was nervous for him right along with me being nervous for my daughter. I prayed for her, and she was praying for me. I love that I have family and friends who believe in prayer and will stop what they are doing to say a little prayer when asked. It was a long almost 3 hours.

Praise God they were able to apprehend the fugitive and take him into custody. I still don’t know what the original charges were that made him lead the police on a chase, but I do know that I appreciate and am grateful for each and every law enforcement person who was on the scene today not letting this person get away. I am appreciative and grateful for all of the staff at my daughter’s school for keeping all of our babies safe today and every day.

I don’t know why society has changed so much from when I was a kid. Not once did I ever experience a lock down situation at school or in college. Yes, when I was in high school and college we did have guns on campus, but it was because it was Friday and the guys were going hunting over the weekend.

After today, I don’t know if I can handle another lock down situation. Will they have another one? I don’t know, but I’m praying they won’t. Tonight my daughter may or may not have gotten an extra snack, as well as extra hugs and kisses. I asked her what happened at school today, and she told me they had a drill. She believed it was a long drill the whole time up until one of the little neighbor kids came over and told her about the bad guy. Sigh….. I wasn’t planning on telling her what “really happened” because I don’t want her to fear going to school. I told her that the police were there the whole time and they were going to make sure the bad person didn’t come into the school. I told her that she needs to listen to what the teacher tells her during these drills because her teacher is there to keep her safe.

Please keep all law enforcement and teachers in your daily prayers! They have to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our babies! Much love and respect to each and every one of them!