Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just taking up space

There's a reason I haven't posted in a while. I've been without my children for close to a month now! And the sad reality is that there is just nothing in my life worth posting about when you take the kids out of the picture!! Oh, woe is me. They're spending the month of July in Washington state with their dad and grandparents (thank you to grandma and grandpa Reynolds for hauling them up to the northern border on what I'm sure was a less-than-enjoyable road trip). I miss my kids! But what I miss almost as much is having a sense of purpose. What in the WORLD did I ever do with my life before I had children? Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy the quiet and the boredom, and I know that I should because it will all come to a crashing halt here in about 10 days or so. After that, the insanity of figuring out my future and putting plans into gear begins. Wish me luck with that. Meantime, here are some pics of the kids from the last month. You may have seen some of these on BLB's (Bethany's) blog already, but the rooster ones were just too cute not to post twice:

Here's something worthwhile that I've been doing (to show that I'm spending at LEAST an hour a day being semi-productive)--last Monday, at the gentle urging of a friend, I started a little workout program called P90X. What's that you say? You've never heard of P90X? Well, to steal a line from the advertisement, "This ain't your momma's workout." You may wonder what the "X" stands for. I'll tell you: EXTREEEEEME. All I can say is, "Ouch." My friend and I are doing this together, and we spent most of last week crying on the phone to each other about our various aching body parts. See all those dvd's lined up in the photo? That's right, different workouts for different days. We are now into day 10, and we've done 9--count 'em, 9--workouts. We get one eentsy beentsy break every week. Lucky us! But I will NOT complain. It kicks my butt for an hour or more every morning (at 4 am, thank you very much), but it feels gooooood when it's done. Good!!! GO ME!! (oh yeah, and my workout buddy, too--go you!!)


Crazy Hughes Fam... said...

I was saying to Pam last night..."What happened to the posts???" Glad to see you are back.

I have heard WONDERFUL things about P90X...way to go girl!

Kristi Smith said...

Oh, I am sad for you. I can't imagine how hard it is for you to be away from your kids for that long. =(

They are such cuties. I love the rooster photos.

You go girl with that exercise program. I climbed up just a few rocks at Vedauwoo and thought my legs were going to fall off the next couple of days. lol I will have to checkout what kind of program that is. I think I need some type of fun dancing exercise like what Polly does, even though I can't dance.

You hang in there.

Glad you are "back".

The Epps Fam said...

Okay, I have the Plyometrics dvd.....shoot me. It was torture. I'm impressed that you do these everyday! This has got to be one of the hardest workouts known to mankind. Good luck!

Haymore Family said...

that is so crazy, i have heard how intense that is and i am wanting to start it soon! good for you that is a crazy workout!

Anonymous said...

My mom does this workout...and she is no ordinary mom she is extreeeme. She swears by it and is in fantastic shape because of it. Go you!