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Saturday, October 02, 2010

I love Saturday 's.
When I wake up on Saturday morning, I smile, I'm happy. I know that the day is all mine.
I can do what ever I want. If I want to stay in bed later than my usually rising time of 6:30, I can. If I want to get up and exercise now or later, I can. I won't hear a phone ring. I won't have to rush through walks, exercise, dog walks, breakfast or shower to get into the office at 8:30.
With my office in my home I don't have to commute back and forth in traffic. There are advantages to home offices. But disadvantages too. Never really getting away from the business. And in my case two business. I have the office side, with files, printers, phones, computers all pertaining to the family run business. Then my jewelry business , with work table,supplies, and order board and shipping on the other side. There are usually 3 or 4 pieces in the assembling stage. Constant reminder to finish them.
It's hard to be in the office and not think about some kind of business work that needs to be done. That said I would not want it any other way. I love padding around the house in my bare feet, dressed in whatever. I save on driving time, save ware on my auto and save money on gas.
What I have come to realize is that there has to be a time for everything. Time for work, time for jewelry, time for on line computer time. Time for exercise, time to eat, ,time to sleep , and most of all time for R&R. Rest and relaxation for me.
I am learning to set hours and stick with them. When work is finished, close the door and don't open it again till time to go back to work.
I am not going to get up in the middle of the night to take an order off line that I just remember to do. It will still be there in the morning.
No more working on jewelry pieces late in the evening. The more I do never seems to be enough. The more I sell the more I have to do. That's not a bad thing, but doing the jewelry is supposed to be enjoyable, not a chore. So I'm only going to do what I can under reasonable circumstances.
I have been having trouble getting enough hours of sleep. To try and sleep 8 hours every night is hard. One has to go to bed early by 10:00pm to get up at 6:00am. I'm usually not ready for bed at that time. So I might have to settle on 7 hours , with an occasional 8 hours on weekends One goal that I will have to change. No more 8 hours every night.
I will not give up any of my exercise time. I am the most important person in my life right now.
Eating healthy and getting fit is top priority for me. So what ever time I put in excising is well spent time. I will not feel guilty for that time spent on me.
One also needs down time. Time to recharge. Time to rest, not sleep, to day dream, read a book, take a leisure walk. Sit by the fire. Time to do nothing. That's been missing in most of my days.
Last weekend I took my time back. I went to the coast for a three day escape of doing
what ever I felt like doing at the time. I had lots of rest, sat by the fire. Walked on the beach with my dog, Titan. Meet some other beachcombers. Sat and watched the waves roll in and just enjoyed the power of the Pacific Ocean. I love the solitude of our rugged coast line, and
beaches. It was a good time to reconnect with my inner self. I will be going over to the coast a lot more. I enjoy the winter storms, as long as I am dry and comfortable, in side, what is happening with the ocean and the crashing waves is something to enjoy. And when the weather breaks, the possibility to go out and look for items washed up on shore is very tantalizing
This weekend I would love to be at the coast . Really just enjoying the weather outside would be nice. We are having nice warm fall weather. I know it's not going to last.
But I am under the weather with a flu like bug that has me staying close to the bathroom, and not far from my bed.
I got a flu shot last week, just to ward off a illness like this. Although I don't know if this is the flu. I have not seen a doctor. If still felling this way by Monday, I will go to the doctor.
I feel sick, like morning sickness, going to the loo a lot. Food not to appealing. But have been able to eat and keep it down. Have had a fever, then a clammy damp feeling. Head aches, and body aches. Sound like the flu. I wonder if getting the flu shot had anything to do with how I feel now??
When I got the flu shot found out the nurse just signed up at Spark. We were taking about my weight loss, and I mentioned Spark, being such an influence in my everyday life.
We spent about 20 minutes taking about Spark. Always spread the Spark!!!
I weighted in on Wednesday at 228 lbs. Happy about that. But just for the heck of it have weighted the last three mornings and it 's still 228. That's OK. I know why. I have not been able to do any real workouts. If you don't burn up those stored calories in those fat cells, the weight will stay the same. Maybe I will have a few days to burn some up and lose a pound.
I know I want to feel better. I hate to be sick. It's such a waste of time. But some how I don't feel guilty about not getting things done. I have a real legitimate reason to be lazy . I am sick.
What I do feel guilty about is not getting back to everyone who left me comments of best wishes or support and I have not gotten back to them. I so value the support I receive here at Spark. If you happen to read this and I havn't gotten back to you, I am sorry. I will get to everyone.
So I have been out of bed for a couple of hours now, think it's time to lay back down, take another pill, drink some juice, and rest.
Here's my thought for this blog."Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience," Denis Waitley
Peace and Love,
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    I really like the way you are analyzing your life and setting priorities. You're right - we all need to make sure we have relaxing time to recharge!
    I hope you're soon feeling better - sounds like the flu to me.
    3878 days ago
    Sounds like you have a nice full life. So sorry that you are not feeling well. Get lots of rest emoticon and drink plenty of fluids emoticon
    emoticon JoAnne
    3879 days ago
    I am so sorry that you are sick. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot as it is a dead virus you are receiving. You can get a sore arm and mildly elevated temp for a day or two. You are right about needing to find balance in your life. I need that too and it's one of the hardest things to accomplish.
    3879 days ago
  • BETHV10
    Hope you feel better soon. Take your time and don't worry about not getting things done. There is always tomorrow and we need to enjoy as much we can each day.

    3879 days ago
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