well trying to anyway! Adding in here - the choices of fonts on Typepad are limited... I need to get on to jazzing up my blog... I pay for all the juiciness but I don't use it!
Anyway back to my post.
Since I got back from the retreat I have been counting, inventory-ing, Accounting, reordering, planning, and generally playing catchup. The last 2 weeks have just gone by in a flash. I also had to catch up on all the mail that had come in - deal with bills, and deal with the influx of email and retreat signups.
I still have a bit to do in terms of my online store. So many new products that I still do not have in there - just big gaps! Plus I have to get a newsletter out to everyone about that and the 2010 retreats!
My body has also been playing catchup - I think it decided to tell me that the last 6 months have been a little full on and it had had ENOUGH! In the weeks leading up to the last 2 retreats I had been running on very little sleep, and to say I was a tad stressed - unusual for me - was an understatement. However I now have a break until early November - and I think my body caught on, fast! Twice last week - in the middle of the day I fell asleep.
I N E V E R do that.
It has honestly taken me the last two weeks to also get back to *my* normal sleeping habits. I think today is maybe the first day I feel sort of okay. Not 100% yet - but getting there. Which is lucky - because I think Mike is about to hand me the keys to the spare bedroom!
Part of the bad sleeping has also been the heat. It is officially autumn now - ha ha ha - because we have been getting what was missing most of summer HEAT. Been 90 and over every day for over a week now, we have hit 100 more than once, and this weekend over 100 is forecast again. Our backyard gets SOOO hot - thank god we have the pool.
Last week I also began to eat better again. There had been too many days of skipping meals, or having a snack and mealtimes around here in general had gone to hell in a handbasket. Not a great example to be setting!
This week my plan is to try and get some sort of exercise regime back into play - although here we are, already at Thursday and so far a big fat nothing. What I am going to start back doing, I don't know - I just know I have to start getting out and doing something!! What I do know is...
In fact, I feel anything BUT! This year I seem to suddenly be getting all sorts of injuries in my joints - knees, ankles etc. I wouldn't mind if I was actually doing some sort of high impact exercise and could say 'oh yes - it was when I was basejumping!'... - but just sitting, walking around etc should not be causing problems!! My body is telling me something!!
I have also been catching up on TV. We had so many things taped on the DVR that we actually ran out of room! No kidding! In fact we had to delete some stuff without even watching it. Of course all the new series have started up - so this week I have taken the luxury of watching a couple of things I had taped while I am eating my lunch - so that has made a bit of space.
One thing that has just started back up that I do enjoy is Biggest Loser. It motivates me. Earlier this year - I lost 20 pounds - between January and March - because I was motivated!! In fact I only stopped exercising because I buggered up my knee. It came right - however I did not restart exercising!!
I now have no excuses! BL is back on - my motivation is there - so I can lose another 20 pounds by Christmas. I just have to get back on the horse. The hardest day is the first day!!
Lastly - my blog! I have been lax-lax-lax and no not the airport! I have made the odd post, but hope to be better. Enough rambling from me... bloody hell... not even any little pictures or blinkies in this post... just WORDS!
So I will leave you with this pic - taken a couple of weeks ago when Mike and Johnno were here from NZ - I love it!!.. although poor old Johnno got DROWNDED when they all hit the water!