Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I'm back....although barely. Maybe I am allergic to Ontario? It seems like I am sick all the time - and I hate it. Growing up, I hardly ever got sick - now I feel like I am hardly ever well.

Today, I had my physical. It is naughty of me to admit it, but I hadn't seen a doctor since Courtney was born. I know - very bad. Nothing to report on. Same old, same old, low blood pressure, nothing unusual in the blood counts...and are you exercising? ( NOT) or eating healthy ( NOT really). Some news is though that sometime in my childhood, I was exposed to chicken pox! Yeah!!!!...and to think all along I thought I had these special genes that made me resistent to chicken pox.

Two things that I want to share with you.

First thing. As I was waiting at the doctor's office, I was reading an article in Canadian Parent. (never even heard of the magazine) The writer was talking about teaching our children to be happy and as I was reading it, I thought what a great idea. We teach our kids the colours, how to eat, how to dress, how to behave, why not how to be happy? I think that when they are little, it can be easy teach them about happiness - so I'm adding it to my list. The great thing about it is that you can maybe learn a little bit about happiness at the same time. Afterall, don't we all want to just be happy?

Second thing. I think I need more ME time. This is something that I have trouble doing. I mean really doing. It's easy for me to think about ME time and spend money on ME and ME time, but for it to actually benefit ME - I don't know. I realized today that "I" do want to be healthier, more active, happier and OK - skinnier ( but who doesn't). And getting there means giving up something. I realized that it is not giving up on ME, but giving up on everything else. So, what is the solution? I don't know yet? We all know what we have to do - but to make the sacrifice for ourselves is change. Right now, the first change seems to be pointing to waking up earlier and going to bed early. Gosh - am I saying that really? Can I turn myself into an early riser? How many of you are early risers? EEEK - I don't even have an alarm clock anymore ( shhhhh - can I say that out loud?).

Ja's in New York at the moment, flying back home tonight. Looking forward to 1) seeing him 2) checking out the hotel shampoo - reportely to be "bliss" products - mental note to myself to go to the Bliss spa once in my life, 3) find out more details about his b-fast meeting with Cramer ( yes from Seinfeld) and 4) sleeping. Seems like when he's away - it's just harder to fall asleep.

Well, I have a million things to do from now until June 24th, including a million card swap items for the Close To My Heart I'd better get crafting. The month of July is just going to FLY by, and then August......look out Calgary - we are hoping to visit you again.


Deanna said...

Hey Jenn;
I'm so glad that you started a blog!! You've been on my mind a lot lately. Now I can keep better tabs on you (ha ha). Chloe started getting difficult around the same age. I figured out that the worst of it was related to her sleep - whether or not she was getting enough or how close it was to bed / nap time.

Christy said...

Hi Jen,

Yes, you need me time. How about taking a walk when Ja gets home? If my DH ever comes back to town, I just might drive over and come with you!