Sunday, January 21, 2007

The best laid plans...

I had hoped that after the holiday craziness I would be able to get back on a bit of a schedule. Make some time for the gym, have coffee with some people I need to catch up with, get more sleep-you know, the usual. And of course, spend more time reading, reflecting, and blogging. Now that I know a couple of people actually read my blog, I figure I should be a bit more faithful to it.

So much for that idea.

The first three weeks of the year have been a conglomeration of overbooking, sickness, and weather insanity. Time that was supposed to be spent reading and/or sleeping was instead spent trying to get home without crashing my car or being run into by the other crazies on the road. When I was home, I was so drugged up with cold meds that my mind wasn't worth much at all. But of course, I wasn't home much, because somehow I thought that sickness was not enough to keep me from working extra hours and driving around town to myriad social activities.

This does not bode well for 2007. You would think I would have learned from the last few months of 2006 that I need to say no, set boundaries, and take care of myself a little better. But no, here I am, making the same mistakes. Every Sunday I say to myself, "this week, I will really, finally get it together."

Today was no exception. This was a busy weekend, with multiple social engagements and church commitments. I have had too little sleep and too much food. So here I am, with my Bible and the book I have been trying to read for weeks, trying to write a quick blog entry before heading to bed early. The gym bag will be on my shoulder as I walk to the bus tomorrow, and all I bought for groceries today was veggies, yogurt, and low-fat cheese.

We'll see how long it lasts.

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