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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Here we go again...

My time off from work is over and it feels as if I’ve never been away. How quickly I managed to fall back into the same routine. Up at 5.30 in the morning, exercises 3 days a week, laundry done, dishwasher emptied, lunches made, then off to work at 7.45 wishing I had left just a little bit earlier to miss all the traffic.

At work I do the same things over and over. Lunch at 12.30 and we all do the quiz in the newspaper. Pack up and leave sometime between 4.15 and 4.30. The same drive, probably with the same traffic. Stop at the supermarket to pick up whatever I’ve run out of. Then home to change, sort the laundry, make dinner and collapse in front of the television. Unless of course, it happens to be one of the days I take my son to football training or do my volunteer work. Next month I will be trying to fit in some study as well.

Weekends, which are reasonable relaxing at the moment, will soon also be over run with activity once basketball and football start up again. Not to mention taking my son to work when he gets a shift. Oh, and my social life has suddenly picked up – I have a wedding to go to in a week and a bit, then the next weekend I’m going out for drinks with some friends.

But I’m glad I’m busy. I hate to think what sort of a couch potato I would turn into if I was occupied most of the time. In my time off, when I wasn’t running around helping my son move out of home, I found it far too easy to stretch out in front of the television watching whatever mindless show was on at the time.

So I do welcome my routine. It keeps me sane.

10 comments:

  1. Routine works for me...I get so much more done in a day with some structure. Have to keep it interesting though... so it's great to have something to work towards...a holiday maybe....Then I get motivated by planning and saving for that.

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  2. Routines are funny. I think how routine my life is and sometimes I think routine equals boring. Now with my parents on a trip, and having to keep tabs on my grandma, it makes me miss my boring routine. :)

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  3. Routines----sigh---I could always shake 'em up a bit with an impromptu the PB&J dance--but then,, that turned into routine too,,,sigh...

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  4. I love routines. Recently I've changed my daily routine and it's KILLING me trying to adjust to the new one. I hate it.

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  5. You have quite the schedule! but it all makes the day go by! I dont have kids (yet) but im sure my already crazy schedule will make a way for whatever life throws at me!

    what a good mommy you are!

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  6. I am a HUGE fan of routines, and I am completely impressed by how you manage to juggle exercise, with housework, with raising your son, with a social life, and work to boot! You're a new age super mum!

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  7. It's good to keep busy. You exercise 3 days a week? I'm jealous of your discipline. These days I can hardly drag myself to the gym.

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  8. Other than routine my biggy is lists!!! :)

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  9. It's hard to strike a perfect balance between too busy and not busy enough.

    I need to start exercising 3 days a week.

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  10. Thank you for all your comments. As you can see my routine is so packed I haven't had time to write another post! Will get on to it soon...

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