The Move Towards Balance

Now that my allergies seem to be subsiding – thank you Summer – I feel like I can start doing more during my lunch break and after work. I no longer need to be comatose on the couch feeling like I’ve been mowed down. I can actually check off items from my to-do list.

If you know me well, you know that I love lists. I also love schedules. “What is on my schedule and lists?” you may ask. Well, to begin with, work, of course. Work has been incredibly busy and stressful but moves quickly. Other items on my list include: exercising, cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, reading, blogging, reaching out to friends, and cleaning up the yard. NOT necessarily in that order!

A lot of those items may not seem very enjoyable. However, I thrive in cleanliness and order. Also, those items help reduce my stress levels. I am hoping with lower stress and more movement I will be healthier and stronger.

I don’t plan on setting myself up for failure by putting too much on my plate. If I only accomplish work for the day, that is enough. I can only do my best. Now I am off to clean the upstairs bathroom. Cheers!


My favorite day of the week is turning into Wednesday. After work and school, Roger and I listen to music for about 3-4 hours. I let him choose what albums he wants to play. He has even learned how to put the vinyl on and use a manual record player.

He has such eclectic taste with everything from The Beatles to Anthrax to DEVO. Yesterday, we listened to Motörhead, Iggy and the Stooges, and U2. He knows so much more about the bands than I do and always teaches me something new.

I am so curious what type of teenager he will be. No, I do not want to speed up time. I wonder if he will find his people in middle school or if it will take til high school. He has friends his age but none share his musical tastes. I guess Frank Zappa is not cool in the circles of 10 year olds!

Roger is just so amazing and I’m so lucky to have this special time with him each Wednesday.