Welcome back blog readers,
I know that I haven’t had any new posts for a few days. There has been a lot going on and things that I have been taking time to process and still processing. While this post is about nothing in particular, it will give a bit of insight as to what I have been going through lately.
I often find myself feeling overwhelmed with things I have to look into, things I have to apply for, things I need to get answered, and juggling time at home, time for myself, time to help others. There always seems to be so much to do and not enough time to get it all done. I have so many ideas and things I want to take on, but I lack the drive and motivation to start anything. A more accurate statement is that I lack follow through.
Here are a few examples of great ideas that I’ve never followed through on.
- Learning to speak French- I bought a few computer-based self-teaching programs including a subscription to Rosetta Stone to which I have completed none of them since 2009.
- Learning ASL, American Sign Language- it’s always been an interest of mine, I bought a book a few years ago which can with a CD. That book is sitting in the upstairs closet.
- Preparing Meals- I can cook, I just don’t like to cook. My husband and I fend for ourselves when it comes to meals. We eat when we’re hungry which works for both of us. We had the great idea to come up with a few meals that we could make in bulk, then portion out and freeze and reheat when we wanted. Sounded great, I bought Bento containers and stocked up on plastic containers that were great for portion control, as we were both wanting to eat better and lose weight. We made lasagna, shepherd’s pie, and chili in one week, portioned them out, figured out the calories per serving, labeled the containers and dated them. Once all of those portions had been consumed, we didn’t bother with it to that degree again. My husband still brings it up from time to time, wanting to do more crock pot meals to portion out, but that is as far as it goes.
My current To Do list includes:
- Talking to my Chiropractor about my scoliosis and what she anticipates might happen with my condition in 10-20 years. Which I can cross off of my list. I spoke with my chiropractor on Thursday about my concerns.
- Start the process of becoming a Canadian Citizen… An essential process that I have been putting off. Not because I don’t want to, I just want to make sure I understand the process and what is expected of me as a dual citizen. Plus making sure I set money aside for the fees and time to study up on Canadian history because there is an exam.
- Researching jobs that allow me to work from home. Working part-time is okay for now due to what my husband contributes, but his contract work won’t last forever. I really need to find something that I can do from home that will bring in $30k/year without adding to my student loan debt. Besides, my back won’t be able to handle the physical demands of working more than 18 hours/week where I am now.
On my days off I’m cleaning around the house, doing laundry, writing content to help with my husband’s business, promoting my book, engaging with my readers/followers, and providing emotional support for my family as we have just moved a family member into hospice care yesterday.
There are things in and around the house that we keep putting off that drives me crazy. Last year we had a water pipe burst in the garage due to the frigid Arctic winter. Not only did we have to pull down a section of the garage to access the copper pipes that run down from our master bathroom, but we also needed to install a sump pump in our basement around the same time.
The sump pump project started off simple, then we were advised that due to where the sump pump would go, we’d have to remove the stairs going to the basement. Luckily, we have a friend/neighbor that offered to help rebuild the stairs. Due to poor planning and a serious issue procrastinating (my husband is just as guilty) all of the old rotted wood from the old stairs is still sitting in a huge pile in the basement. I don’t like out pugs going down that because there are loose nails and tools laying around with tons of sawdust and regular dust on just about everything. That was one year ago and it’s still untouched. Shortly after the new stairs were installed, I did sweep up and use the shop vac to suck up as much sawdust as I could.
We have a pile of old copper piping that we need to take to the dump for some cash. I really want Got Junk to come over and take all the crap out from the basement and be done with it already. But as it is right now, we are waiting until Spring (a few more weeks) because we encountered another frozen/busted water pipe in the garage a few weeks ago. We have to pull down the same section in the garage as last year, get more insulation and repair the line so we can start using the master bathroom again.
What have we done to prepare for this? Not a damn thing. My husband wants to wait until the warmer weather, just above freezing to which we are still waiting for up here in Ontario. We do need to get our ass in gear on getting this fixed as we have my father-in-law staying with us until August/September and having a full second bathroom would be great.
Anyway, that is what has been going on with me and why I haven’t been blogging as much lately.
On a side note: I will be announcing details for an upcoming promotion, stay tuned!