Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Finding Balance

I am having a tough time balancing the things that I want to do, need to do, and should do lately.  After working all week and running around I usually don't want to do all the things that need to get done and should get done on the weekends.  I am trying to make priorities, but sometimes that doesn't even work.  There have been things on my list of to do's for a month that still haven't gotten done.  I am trying to adjust to this new managing of my time.  Some nights it is enough to get the baby to sleep and at that point all I want to do is sleep.  Thankfully my husband is amazing!  While I am getting JP to sleep he is usually cooking dinner for the two of us.  If I had to do it, I don't think we would eat. 

We used to cook our meals together and we tried lots of different recipes.  It was so much fun.  Last night we actually did this.  I had to make a vegetarian food for lunch at work today and we made a crock-pot soup together after we ate dinner.  At that point I decided that we need to do that more often.  We need to set up the crock-pot at night and have a meal ready in the morning.  It smelled delicious in our house and we have plenty left to eat and freeze even after I brought some to work.  This is something that we need to get better at.

I have also been trying to exercise and am still finding it tough to fit it.  It is something I want and need to do.  I really did my best with this when I had a trainer once a week and was going to the gym.  I know that right now that is not feasible due to a few restraints.  I have been trying various exercise videos I have taken out of the library and this has been working I just need to make a better effort to do it.  Maybe if we eat dinner just a little bit later and I can do it right after I get him to bed.

I am feeling a bit like I am rambling on and on today, but it's just how I am feeling lately. 


  1. Gina, I understand you, working and motherhood make life just so busy we barely have time to breath...I consider myself lucky for being able to take a break now but I know it's not always going to be like this... I agree with you when you say about cooking with your husband. We also used to do it much more before and it was so much fun, I also think we should go back to it (when baby allows us...) xo

  2. i just can say- i totally agree with you! it is the same in my life....and there is so much in my head what i have to do that i am dizzy sometimes....
    much energy and love! d.

  3. It is hard, especially with a little one who keeps you blessedly busy! I don't know how I would do if I had working outside the home thrown in...
    I love the crock pot. I have always loved it. The best is preparing your stuff the night before, then throwing it in the fridge, and putting it on to cook the next day when you're out. I'll have to tell you how I make the best pulled pork in the crock.
    <3 to you and your guys! Annie