It is Monday Morning and I am up and going. I have finally been able to "will" myself to get out of bed and on the exercise bike. While I know that I haven't felt 100% since I have returned from Quebec, some of my issue with getting "up and going" was just do to my attitude. Every day, it seems, that my daily routine is boring...get up, exercise, shower, get breakfast around for the boys, make lunches for DH & boys, DH to work, boys to school...and then I go on to work. That is just my morning - the afternoons & evenings can fall within the "boring" category, too - either I have errands to run (grocery store and/or dry cleaners) in the afternoon before getting the boys from school...or there is hockey to get ready for in the evening. However, I do think that it is an attitude that I need to adjust.
~ Helen Keller
So, this morning I asked myself..."What can I find to look forward to, in order to WILL myself to get out of bed." The first thing I thought of was BLOGS...I can catch up on other's blogs while I exercise on my stationary bike like I did before I went to Quebec. So - I found the bookmarked "The Big Blog of Stitching Blogs" and I started to go down the list, starting with the Blogs that begin with an A and caught up on those (reading & commenting). After a while, I knew that I needed to catch up on my email correspondence with some friends and family...and get out the St. Patrick's Potato Bar Party Sign Up List for my younger son's classroom party. Now with those few things to keep my busy - one hour has just elapsed while I have been on the stationary bike - and I am feeling better. So - to keep me going, I am now up dating my Blog with the story of my attitude adjustment. I can reflect upon this when I struggle with mornings again...and maybe a reader will find inspiration in it for their life.
News on the Stitching Side of Life
I found something new, fun and small to stitch. In the Just Cross Stitch 2008 Special Christmas Issue "Christmas Ornaments" - I found "Frosty Friends" by Mosey 'N Me. I will post my progress, but thought I would post a photo of the pattern I was referring to. I was scanning my stitching magazines and this put a smile on my face. So, I did put my first few stitches in it last night.
Well, time to sign off now - either to pick up my book to read (Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods) or to do some more Blog reading.
I hope everyone finds a lit'l happiness in today. Just remember to Live, Love, Laugh and stitch often.