I've got some questions for you.... (it's going to be a very strange post, jumping from subject to subject)
1. What time of the day should I excercise?
Ok, so I've always had a great reason NOT to excercise, be it no time, no energy, kids will bug me, etc etc etc.... but I really need to get going!!! I have a perfectly good (read: really great) treadmill in the basement. It was bought for me shortly after my ectopic pregnancy surgery in 2005. I felt the need to finally, really get in shape before we started trying to get pregnant again. So, I used it... um, like maybe 3 times in the following weeks. We moved it to our new house (3 years ago), and Brad mentioned that it was a BEAST to move!!! Again, I've used it like, maybe 4 times in the last 3 years (pretty sad, eh?). Brad has been trying to sell it, but luckily the guy who wanted it no longer wants or needs it, so the hope is still there for me to use it. So here I go again, full intentions of using it.... but WHEN???? Here are my options, and why they don't work for me:
Morning - ummmm, do you know me? I am NOT a morning person. I wake up JUST in time to do the absolute basics and get us out the door! (I usually shower at night for that reason!)
After work - we get home, and I get started right away on supper. If I do a workout first, we won't eat until 6:30pm.... the reason why I love getting home at 4pm is because we get a good, homecooked meal on the table, usually around 5:30, and then the kids have time after dinner to play, homework, bath, etc. I don't want to get into the crazy rush we had when I worked later and got home at 5:30!
After supper - I've just eaten!!!
Later in the evening - (kids are in bed by 8pm, but can't be trusted not to play/sing/read books/cry for water/etc until about 9 or 9:30pm) It's a proven fact that if you want to get any sleep at all, you shouldn't excercise before bed (and boy don't I know it - those 10pm baseball games in the summer get me all riled up, and I'm up until at least 1pm before I consider sleep!)
So there you have it, another list of reasons why I can't excercise. What do you think? Can you find a pocket of time I haven't considered that would work? Or just tell me to suck it up and do it!!! Comments please!!! :)
2. What is a good boy's valentine gift?
So, I'm hoping to be the "crafty mom" and make little valentine gifts for each of Sweetie's classmates (maybe Monkey's too, if I get going on it soon!), and I'm stumped for boys. For the girls, I'm planning on making some cute little barrettes covered in felt and fun stuff (you'll have to wait for that post to see them), so just something small, you know? But what to do for the boys? Out in crafty blogland, there are so many cute things for girls, but the choices for boys are so limited! If you have some ideas, I'd love to hear them!
3. What cake should I make for Deawna's birthday?
My little niece on the Bos side is turning one in February (yay for Deawna!!!), and I'm honoured (and very nervous) to be able to make her birthday cake! My sister in law asked me to make something for her birthday party, and a cupcake specially made for Deawna to tear apart on her own! I found some great cake pans at the second hand store a while ago, and I've been dying to use them! It's a set of 3 square cake pans, perfect for a mini wedding cake style cake. But now I'm stumped (and did I mention nervous!?!) to pick out the type of cake, decoration, style, etc!!! What do you think I should do?
So, these are my dilemmas of the day. Sorry I had no pictures in this post, but I'd rather not show pictures of me to prove why I need to excercise (and as if there are any pictures of me - I take all the pictures, so I'm never in them!), and I don't have pictures of boy valentines gifts because that's what I'm looking for, and, of course, no cake pictures because that's also what I'm looking for....