I realize that I haven’t updated this blog in almost 2 months but I’ve just been so busy. I’m actually overwhelmed by everything I need to do that I kind of shut down and don’t do anything. Lately, I’ve been staying up way too late at night, then getting up early in the morning. I’m tired all day and feel so lazy and like I have no energy to get anything done. Something needs to change.
The first thing I’m going to do is make a chart to put on the back of my bathroom door. The chart will list out everything I need to do that morning or evening in the bathroom. I’m a woman who wants to look better and I have a lot of stuff to do to in the bathroom to get ready for the day or to get ready for bed at night. For example, besides the obvious stuff like brushing my teeth or hair, I also need to remember to wash my face with cleanser, wipe face with toner, apply serum, apply eye cream, apply moisturizer, apply sunscreen, shape eyebrows, pluck dark chin hairs (I unfortunately have a lot of these), put on lip balm, apply deodorant, spritz some perfume and trim nails. That’s just some of the stuff I need to remember to do in the morning. Right now, I’m lucky if I remember to brush my teeth.
The second thing I’m going to do is go to bed earlier at night but also get up earlier in the morning. I’m not going to get up too much earlier than I do now since I want to get more sleep but I would like to get up before my dog gets up and take a shower, get dressed and get my morning bathroom stuff done. Once my dog is awake, she follows me around and makes it just about impossible to get anything done. If I can get a lot done before she wakes up, I’ll already have a head start on the day.
For now, those are the two things I’m going to focus on. Eventually, I’d like to exercise every morning, plan out my meals, get chores done before my parents get home from work as well as get my websites up and running. I don’t want to overwhelm myself by doing too much at one time but I should be able to get these two goals turned into a habit by the end of November. I’m going to spend the rest of today making a bathroom chart.
Rest of this Week
This is going to be a busy week. It’s only Monday and I’m already overwhelmed. On Wednesday night, I’m going to see the Back to the Future trilogy at the movie theater. You know, in honor of the day they travel to the future in Back to the Future III. I’m going to the theater alone and I’m already stressing about it. I bought my ticket online but I have to pick it up in person at the theater. Supposedly, they have an automatic ticket machine so I’m hoping I won’t have to wait in line and try to explain to someone that I bought my ticket online and need to pick it up and then have to show an ID or credit card, etc. I’m hoping I can go up to the machine, punch in my confirmation number and it will print me a ticket. I’m not sure what time to get there either. The movie starts at 4:30. I was thinking I’d get there 45-minutes early which would be 3:45, however, if it isn’t a popular movie, I don’t want to sit alone in an empty theater for 45-minutes, especially since I’m going to be seeing 3 movies which is a lot of sitting time already. I’m thinking that I will show up 45 minutes early and print my ticket, then go shopping in the mall for 30 minutes or so, depending on how many people are in line at the theater. Before I even get to the mall, I need to stop at the pet store and buy some dog food and a Halloween costume for my dog. Then I’d like to do some clothes shopping at Shopko, Target and/or Kohl’s. I suppose I’ll give myself 45-minutes for the pet store and clothes shopping. I’m not sure if that will be enough time though. Another thing I need to think about is that my parents won’t get home from work until 5PM so my dog will be alone from the time I leave until then. I don’t want her to be alone for very long. It’s a 30 minute drive to town. If I get to the theater 45-minutes early, 3:45PM, spend 45-minutes before that shopping, 3:00PM, then I would have to leave the house by 2:30PM. That means my dog would be home alone for 2 1/2 hours. I don’t really want to leave her alone for that long but I think she would be okay, especially if I exercise her a lot before-hand.
Before Wednesday, I need to print off any coupons I need for the pet store, clothing stores or the mall. I’ll also need to print a copy of my confirmation number for my movie tickets. Before I leave, I need to get stuff ready for my dog’s obedience class. My parents are reluctantly taking her to her class that night.
On a side-note, I hate my dog’s obedience class. She already knows everything they are teaching us in class and, of course, she doesn’t do any of it in class because there are so many distractions. The instructor talks down to me like I don’t know what I’m doing. I want to tell her, “My dog already knows how to do this. She’s just distracted right now. You don’t need to tell me what I’m doing wrong, bitch!” Only 3 classes left. I can’t wait!
Another thing happening this week is my grandpa is very sick. He can’t even get out of bed any more and has to be hand-fed. He is in a nursing home 6-hours away from here so my parents are going to go visit him on Thursday night after they get off of work and they are going to stay with him for the weekend (they are spending Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at a hotel). Since I can’t go visit him (I don’t have anyone to watch my dog), I really want to do something for my grandpa to cheer him up but I don’t know what. I would like to make him cookies or something but I don’t know if he’s on a special diet or what he’s allowed to have. I have until Thursday to come up with something.
Sorry this blog post was so long and all over the place. Hopefully my next post will make more sense. 🙂