I haven’t blogged in a while because I haven’t had much time in the morning to myself. Okay, I’ve had none. I have attempted to remedy this getting up earlier than my darling Boo. The first time I decided to get up at 7, because he was getting up at 7:30 or so. Of course, he woke up at 7:05. Then I tried 6:30 and he woke up at 6:31. Oh, yes, I even tried 6am. You see where I’m going with this, right? I mean, I literally open my eyes and sit up and his door would open and I could hear the footsteps of Doom. A while ago, I even started making French press coffee because I didn’t want the beep of the coffee machine to signal to him that I was up. LD (little dictator as he’s known now) used to wake up slowly and snuggle beside me and watch Knowledge network while I would tap away on my laptop and drink my coffee. Those days are long gone. He would throw his feet on it or kick it “by accident”. He did not care that it was a $700 laptop and I needed it for work. I tried reasoning that mummy did actually need to check her email for work (usually my work requests come in the morning and if I didn’t get back to them, I might lose out on work). I also realized he needed my attention (hence the reason I was trying to get up earlier for a cup of coffee and a bit of quiet). So I put it aside until he was otherwise engaged, but really, sometimes I don’t get to finish reading things or sending emails until he is physically out of the house. (And this post was interrupted by Boo for the millionth time and I ended up hurriedly arranging a playdate.)
I have spent the entire summer doing fun things with my son. We have walked the dog at various parks, thrown sticks and stones into the water for Juno. I’ve enrolled him in 30 minute swimming classes 5 days a week for 3 weeks. I’ve put him in preschool programs, sports camps, library visits, play dates, etc. We have made cookies, gone for smoothies, walked in nearby gardens, watched a gazillion episodes of Spiderman together. All in all, we’ve grown closer and had a good time doing so.
Now it’s preschool time again 3 times a week for 2 1/2 hrs in the morning. Cue the trumpets! I had a doctor’s appointment downtown to go over my blood test results. No surprise, but I’ve learned I have to put myself higher up on the priority list. Hell, I need to get ON the list. My fasting blood sugar number is at the high end of normal range as is my LDL cholesterol level. I’ve never had these numbers before on paper nor on the scale. Between my mother’s illness, family karma, moving, marriage issues, and a demanding schedule of being a f/t mother and p/t actress/notetaker, I’ve let all my hard efforts with my fitness slide right into the toilet. Not sure what’s been keeping me going, but I suspect it’s candy and wine. It wasn’t the long ago when after visiting my mother in the hospital, I would drive past Whole Foods on the way home, and pick up milk, bread and a slab of tiramisu to polish off when I got home at 10pm. And then wash it down with a glass of Apothic Red. Red wine is heart healthy – right? Now that there have been significant improvements in most areas of my life, the good news is that I have an opportunity to reverse those numbers and get healthy again.
Goodbye bacon, hello veggies. Whee!