Motivated Monday-DH’s Birthday

It hit me this morning when I got up that I have known my husband for 40 years.  Wow that number is huge!  He was 11 or just turned 12 when I saw him for the first time.  It was love at first sight.  Sappy, but true.  Unfortunately it took him almost all of 7th grade to fall for me!

My motivation this morning is physical.  Yes I am getting up, doing my devotional and I have my exercise plan, but I am amending it.  At this point I am not worried about aerobics so much as get my body moving. 

With coming home comes the guilt of not contributing financially, so I feel like I have to be doing something all the time to contribute my share to the marriage/home.  I have forgotten what brought me home in the first place, which is my body could not physically take being a medical transcriptionist and I need a break.  So what do I do?  I start weeding and cleaning and cooking and grocery shopping and cleaning and weeding some more!  

Being at home I have the time to indulge in my love of fabric and quilts and worked on this all day yesterday. 

It is made completely of scraps mostly leftover from my oldest daughter making a baby quilt for a friend.  I  did switch it around a bit (per her advice) since taking this picture……

By the time I stopped and sat down for dinner, getting back up again was daunting.  Apparently I cannot cut and sew and press for 5 hours straight anymore.  So today’s motivation is to get better and quit feeling like I am 80.  I woke with a crick in my neck and my midback really bothering me, probably from the bending over the dining room table cutting.

So my goal is 30 minutes at a time of activity interspersed with a few minutes of stretching and changing up the activity.  So I can weed for 30 minutes, do some stretches and then water, then stretch, back to weeding, etc.  This morning it is getting the sheets in the washer (Monday’s are master bedroom days), then eating some cereal while checking e-mail and posting.  Then I will get up and walk on my treadmill, then a shower, then an activity, then stretching, etc. 

I keep hearing my accountant telling me to work smarter, not harder.  I didn’t know really what he meant at the time and am not really sure how to implement that, but I am going to try!

DH and I are alone this week since YD and granddaughter flew to San Diego to spend the last few days with my SIL before his deployment to Afghanistan.  I know I have to get my back strengthened as my granddaughter gets bigger and more grandchildren come along, because when she says, “Up grandma”, I can’t say no.

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About allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 35 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

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