Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Big Plan Gone Kaput

I haven't exercised once! I'm not kidding. I had this whole big plan of swimming at the club three times a week and walking with a friend the other two (sorry jaqui!)
I cannot believe how much time is spent in the car. After I get Holland on the bus at 8:25, I tell the other two to jump in the van and we head out at 8:35. It's about a 15 minute drive to Romania's school. Then Holland gets off school at 2:00. It used to be 1:00 and the bus would drop him off at 1:05 (he was the only passenger), but now he's not the naughtiest kid on the bus, so it takes him 45 minutes to get home! I could drive to the school 5 times and pick him up in that amount of time. We live about 3 minutes from the school. But I can't be out running errands because the bus driver may have fewer kids on board and he could get dropped of anywhere from 2:15 to 2:45. It's like waiting for a repairman ("between 10 and 3 we'll be there").

So the past 3 weeks I've had a zillion doctor appointments, been to the pharmacy countless times, post office, grocery store, library and oh yeah, two days in the hospital. Then there are parent/teacher conferences (which got rescheduled because of the 1/4 inch of snow we had yesterday and the district freaked out and cancelled school), the parent night at Romania's new school and Women's Bible Study (not a bad thing!) So, basically I'm home less than I was before. My house is still a wreck (still haven't washed those curtains) and I haven't seen the inside of the gym yet. Maybe I could lose weight from the STRESS of it all!! and then I wouldn't even have to exercise!


Jax said...

Welcome to my world!! I spend on average 2 hours a day just in the car. I got one of those portable DVD players just to keep the kids manageable. Best investment ever!

Laura and the family said...

We are in the same boat!