I need to get in shape. About two weeks I decided that I should start exercising and started doing a little workout I found on Pinterest. I thought about posting about when I started, thinking that if I did I'd feel a bit of pressure to keep it going. I think the idea would still work, but alas, I didn't post about it. Really I should take before photos and update about it. Maybe that'd make me stick with it? I don't know, but I hope something will. I lack motivation something awful.
Anyway, I've been thinking about Christmas presents lately...kind of. I think I know what I want to do for Anna, but I'm not completely sure yet. Generally I make presents the girls I see at my grandma Pistole's house along with my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. The last couple of years that I've done it the presents haven't really been all that useful. First I made small notebooks and magnets, then it was hot chocolate on a stick. I fear that the hot chocolate was a fail because all of the ones I had weren't very good and wouldn't melt correctly...but they sure were cute! I have an idea of what I'm going to do this year. It's a bit different and not everyone would be getting it. That sounds rude, but I have something else in mind for Miles' momma (I'm thinking maybe a new paper carrying bag or something with pictures of all of her grandchildren) and something else for my grandma. I'm not going to say what it is, because 2/3 of the readers that I at least think I have would be getting one. The problem is that I'm not sure if I'll be able to execute it correctly, so I'm attempting to make one for myself first then deciding from there. Hopefully I can make it work because I'd like one.
That whole paragraph is just stupid since it's so vague.
Well, I should be working on pictures right now. It's hard to get them done, you know? On a regular day I have the photo folder and Photoshop open and I get about two pictures done in an hour. It's sad that that's not even a joke. It seriously takes me that long. Anna generally hates to be put down, so I hold her on my lap for most of the time. She usually takes a pretty good afternoon nap, but that's when I get my shower and wash a couple dishes and maybe move around laundry. So, by the time I'm ready to get to work she wakes up. Also, the times Miles plays with Anna are usually when I can get a few done without being too interrupted...and wouldn't you know it, Miles hasn't been feeling great the last couple of days so that time has been erased. I guess it doesn't help that I'm currently working on three different sessions. I try to do a few from each session every day, but it's difficult.
Today Miles went in at 6am and is working until 7ish. I'm planning on vacuuming today. Sadly, vacuuming is an event around here. Seriously, it's a big deal. Our carpet is somewhere between red and maroon so EVERYTHING shows and Anna is at the wonderful stage of eating everything she finds on the floor. The problem is that she is afraid of the vacuum. So, I have to hold her while vacuuming...20 pounds gets heavy after a while. I'm excited about it, though. I like to have clean floors.
Now it's almost time to get Anna down for a nap and do some work. Here's to hoping for a long nap!