March 30th, 2009 by

Clean up on Aisle 11

I have had a terrific weekend if you couldn’t tell by the title of my post.  My sister and her kids came over for a visit this weekend.  Since her hubby is working twelve hour shifts and we live about two hours from her now, she and the kids just stayed the night.  I had my concerns about them coming over, not because I don’t love them but because they just got over a nasty stomach bug.  I intentionally avoided seeing her the last time I was in her area, even though I really wanted to stop by, because I didn’t want to get sick.  Since the kids homeschool, we don’t get exposed to as many bugs as other people.  It had been a week since anyone had been sick so I figured they were no longer contagious….. I was wrong.

We went out for Mexican food for lunch – not a good combination to have with a stomach bug.  After that we all went grocery shopping.  Kelly and I tend do tag team grocery shopping.  He takes a couple kids and I take a couple.  Then we work off our list and check in with each other. Kelly was getting tired of shopping and headed with the boys to the electronics department.  Meanwhile, I am pushing Lyndsey Lou Lou (one of her many nicknames) around in the cart with Angie by my side.  I hear an “I’m sick” as she leans her head on the cart.  I will spare you the rest of the details, but it was a messy experience and now I don’t feel well.

I hate being sick and this was one of the worst possible times for me to get a stomach bug.  It is the last week of the two classes I am taking and I have a lot of assignments due.  One of them is worth 10 percent of my grade.  I could kick myself for not starting on it sooner.  Apparently, we were supposed to be doing a little bit on this project each week.  Each week there is a section from the chapter we are working on in this assignment and I was supposed to be working on this as I went along.  This is what I get for not reading the assignment until Saturday!

My time management skills still need work.  This is what always gets me in trouble; not planning ahead.  So now I have three homework assignments due today, plus a huge final project due Tuesday, and I am sick!  I am a little stressed but trying to just plug along.

I feel guilty because I didn’t exercise yesterday.  For some reason these things always happen when I try to start an exercise program.  I did exercise 5 days last week so I don’t think that is terrible.  My goal was 6 days but I still have 11 weeks to make progress.  I don’t know if I am going to be able to exercise today either.  I hope I start feeling better soon because I don’t want to lose my momentum.  I hope your weekend was better than mine.

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