Monday, May 17, 2004

Quick Check-In

I've been having difficulty getting motivated recently.  I have lots of work to keep me busy.  I am active and still eating well.  There are quite a few shifts and changes going on in my life.  So I'm just trying to keep up.  Spring and summer always seem to be more active times.  I love the weather, and the longer days.  But I get caught up in the motion.  Come fall and winter, I'm usually in and more quiet.  Very seasonal I guess.

I'm still trying to learn my way around this little powerful camera.  I'm looking forward to slowing down enough to actually read the guide book and take some better test shots.  But it's that slowing down issue again.  I just can't seem to get myself to do that.  I find myself exhausted.  I took a mid-day nap on both Saturday and Sunday again this weekend.  And I can hardly sleep at night.  Biorhythms must be off.

I feel so distracted.  I can hardly focus on one thing.  I started writing this entry this morning.  That was before my dogwalking day.  After that, I worked at the yoga studio.  Then I went to dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in a while.  Now I'm so tired, I don't know how I'm going to get this posted.  I feel like I'm going to fall over the keyboard.

Every day I have visions of updating and getting caught up on my journal rounds.  But when I get home, I'd much rather fall into bed.  But I don't.  I just sit at the computer like a zombie.

I'm seriously considering joining Netflix I've heard so many great things about it.  They offer a 2-week free trial.  My DVD player hasn't arrived yet, so I don't want to sign up too early.  But I'm looking forward to seeing their inventory.  I'm excited about all the documentaries and independent films I will have access to.  And for nights like tonight, it'll be nice to pop in a DVD and curl up in bed.

Speaking of bed - I still haven't gone to get the queen bed yet.  But I'm gearing up.  In addition to the DVD player, my mom is sending new bedding [since I don't have queen size sheets] for my birthday.  She's really gone over and above this year.  [Thanks Mom!]

My birthday is now less than a week away and I still don't know how I want to celebrate it.  That's unusual for me.  But it's been such an eventful month.  Maybe I'll just take it easy on the actual day.

Seriously, can I be any more scattered?


sonensmilinmon said...

I've had my camera since Christmas and I'm still trying to take the time to learn everything.  I keep saying I'll take one of the free photography classes that are offered.  Finding time for ourselves can often be the most difficult task.

I found something at Costco that I want to get for my bed ... it molds to your body and contours to your shape.  I'd love to put one on my bed. :)

When is your birthday ... if you don't mind giving the actual date to us. :)


babyshark28 said...

I think your just trying to find your "ground"  where you feel balanced between busier activities and just relaxing.  I felt that way when I started my job, kind of like my world was spinning a little faster.  and  I felt a little overwhelmed some days.  You left some great advice for me on that entry  :)  congrats on your birthday goodies, may they bring you relaxation. and I have been comtemplating netfix too.  take care xo

alphawoman1 said...

Guide book!?  Ha!

deabvt said...

Freee, I know I keep saying the same thing.....Slow down, Relax, take a look at the camera!

diannevan said...

I'll give you the advice the doc tells me... if you want to have a better sleep at night, don't take naps during the day, not even on the weekends.  Trust me, nobody, NOBODY loves a nap more than me.  I consider an hour in the afternoon under the sheets to be pure utopia.  But apparently it confuses your inner clock and at night it never lets you get fully asleep.

sunflowerkat321 said...

It sure is hard to find the right balance.  It's as hard to get motivated when there's too much going on as it is when there's too little.  Just be sure you make time to relax and be Freee.  It's unbelievable the number of features that they pack into a camera.  I've had mine two months and still have many things to explore.  The guide books could be better though...they tell you how to access the features...but not when it's desireable to use them.  It takes a lot of play time.  

coy1234787 said...

    So nice to get an update Free, we all know how busy you are. It's never easy finding balance, we all have to weigh our priorities to keep up with lifes changes.
                                              *** Coy ***

screaminremo303 said...

It's just the "urgh" of summer setting in.  Enjoy the harried look of the locals preparing for the onslaught of 'Zonies. We're tan, we're rested, and we're bring the kids!!
Now, where's that damn 405?

slowmotionlife said...

I think you'll love Netflix!  It's an amazing program!  I love it!!!  The only issue I have is when Hel goes to the video store anyway because he decides our current Netflix collection isn't up to his standards.  WTH?? LOL  It's always good when your life is full of things - especially good $ makin' things - but it's not always conducive to good journaling habits.  I hope things settle down for you soon.

The birthday is coming.... Ohhhhhhh.... it's soooo exciting!  :D

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Yay!  I'm finally all caught up with my Trish!  I'm really sorry I haven't been around more.  Life has a way of interferring.  Especially on these beautiful spring days!  

Hmmm...lots of comments, where to start?  First of sure looks like you're having fun with your digital camera!  Otis is absolutely adorable!  He reminds me so much of my Lacey (the one who died during a routine spay).  It breaks my heart.  And how wonderful that your mom is sending you a DVD player!  That's a sweet birthday gift.  

Oh yea...and I've started collecting all the Friends seasonal DVD's too.  LOL  Are you feeling any better now?  I sure hope so.  I still need to figure out what I'm getting you for your birthday.  Not too much longer now!!!  =)  

Love you, Trish!  Take some time for YOU!  From the sounds of your schedule, you never have a free moment.  Love you always!

isabelzmia said...

Netflix all the way!  :-)  We've had it for over a year, and I love it!

XO, Isabel

geminiwilder said...

Motivation seems to be a common problem around are not the first, nor the only....

Geez, I hope my birthday card gets to you on time.  In case it doesn't, know that it's on the way!  

love ya!  phinney

miarenee24 said...

I know how you feel, having difficulty getting movivated. I spend more time "thinking" about what I'm going to do, or need to do that actually "doing" it. :)
Can't wait for you to get your dvd! We'll have to watch the same DVD's together, across the miles :P We may be the only ones renting overboard :) xo love ya!

montaukny said...

{{{Freee}}} Oh boy.....could we be more on the same wavelength?!?!  I feel like George Jetson on the dog walking treadmill when he yells out, "Jane!  Stop this crazy thing!!!"  I do agree about the seasonal thing that you mentioned...the weather is nicer now & I'm more apt to go out & do stuff.  I just really need to motivate myself to relax a little & take some me-time, or I'm not going to be physically/mentally able to do anything!  As for your actual birth*day*, who says you have to do anything on **that** day?  Why not do something for yourself, like relax?  You can always celebrate another day!  Glad you liked the present!  Love ya, sweetie!  ~Aunt Nub~

andreakingme said...

Wuh-hellll. SOMEone hasn't been taking the time to say her Ohmmmmms this month. ::cough, snort:: At the very least, I hope you're still doing the Yoga, young lady. Strrrrretch those mus-cals! (Whenever I see the word *muscle* I think *mus-cal* because of the way it's spelled.)

Life is unpredictable. Go with it. ::winks, makes a sound::

gingergirl05 said...

I'm scattered with you...or maybe lost amidst the scattered pieces?  But that's neither here nor there.  So anyway, with all that you have been up to lately it's no wonder you're feeling a little slower--or feeling the need to move a little slower.  Would it be possible for you to take a weekend off?  Just sit back and relax, lay in the sun, or just sleep for a few days straight!

The luxury of getting a hold of all kinds of documentaries and independent films sounds wonderful!  I'd love to be able to see more of both.  Nova on PBS and the History Channel are becoming my best friends lol.  Mmm let us know how that big, beautiful bed feels!

[[hugs for Freee...for free!]]  :-D  ~  Kate xo

freeepeace said...

COY - I'm busy, but missing AOL-J.  I'll find the balance.  Always do.

SCREAMINREMO - Are you 'Zonies coming here for real?  Just keep driving on the 10 - you'll run into the 405.  You better let me know when!

SLOMO - The only hesitation I have with Netflix is how infrequent I rent movies.  I just don't know if I'll get my money's worth.  But I'm up for the challenge.

BRIDGETT - Otis is darling.  He's my first experience with a pug.  Sweet.  I'd love the Friends episodes on DVD - and Will & Grace.  Actually, all of my favorite TV series would be great.  Better than movies, some of them. Love you too!

ISABEL - Still loving Netflix after a year huh?  True love! xo

freeepeace said...

MONICA - Ooh, I know what you're talking about.  It's a foam thing for the mattress.  I have one, from Target [cheap but very comfy].  My actual birthday is Sunday, the 23rd.

SHARKY - Thanks for the reminder.  I'm thiscloseto signing up with Netflix tonight - just so I'll have DVDs on hand when my DVD player arrives [thurs, fri or mon].

ALPHAWOMAN - I know...I feel the same. But I just need to know what all the little icons are.

VINCE - I hear ya!

DIANNE - I don't usually take naps. But I've been sick for a week so.  I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. ::sigh::

KAT - Your photos are amazing.  I need to invest in a bigger memory card for all that play time! :)

freeepeace said...

PHINNEY - I'm rushing to my mailbox every day now that I know. :D

MIA - I love Goldie Hawn.  Overboard is just one of my wacky faves of hers.  Let's rent 'em all. :P

AUNT NUB - Yep, lots going on this season for a lot of us.  I'll slow the fall.  I loved my gift - as you can see from the next post. :) Thank you!

ANDREA - No, haven't been doing yoga.  I've missed my favorite class for three weeks in a row because of my busy schedule.  But you're right... I need to be Ommming and doing yoga! Thanks for the reminder.

KATE - I think this coming weekend will be my weekend off.  I definitely want to get to my favorite yoga class on Saturday.  I'll keep you posted on the bed. ::hugs back for Kate::

krobbie67 said...

You don't sound scattered to me. You sound full of energy and excitement. Actually, I feel a little tired after reading this but that could just be because I only got a couple of hours sleep last night. Don't forget to reserve some time for lunch next Wednesday. I wish we could hang on Sunday but I fear the day will be spent by me in a panic trying to finish my term paper, especially since I got so little of it *done* this past weekend. ;-p ---Robbie

musenla said...

Sweetie, you're not scattered.  Scattered is when you're supposed to go to the library to return books and forget to bring the books with you (that's me).  You're just busy, busy, busy.  Your days are full of constant activity, and that's not a bad thing!

I can't wait to see the pics you'll take with the new camera.  Will be great with the PhotoFriday challenge!

Netflix sounds like a great idea if you rent a lot of DVDs which chances are you will when you get your DVD player.  I wish someone would start an idea like that for audio books.