Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Take Time to Relax

The last couple of days have been so great. I think time with my family is just what I needed. Saturday while Jordan spent time with her dad I got to go shopping for all the essentials of a relaxing get away, I got a cute new swim suit and a magazine. What else does a girl need? Well I guess sunscreen which I did not use enough of again because once again I am more red than brown. Then I picked up Jordan and headed up to the cabin for some family time. I got to lay in the sun with my mom and sister, got to go swimming with my daughter and my niece and got time to hang out with my dad and Tony.

Take Time to Relax

We have all heard it a million times about the importance of self care. This weekend I learned how wonderful it is to sit down and totally tune everything out but my wonderful family.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dating as a single mom

So dating is difficult for anyone but throw in a 4 year old (excuse me a 4 1/2 year old) and it becomes almost impossible. Where do you people find the time! So my typical day goes as such...

5:30 Wake up
5:45 Actually wake up and get out of bed
5:46 start coffee and get in shower
5:50 1st attempt at waking up Jordan
6:00 Drink coffee and do hair and makeup
6:30 Get dressed for work and 2nd attempt to wake up Jordan
6:45 another cup of coffee and third attempt to wake up Jordan (can you see why I start early)
7:00 pick out Jordan's outfit and get her out of the bed
7:03 pick a new outfit because jordan wants to wear a dress for the 5th day in a row
then pack my lunch, brush teeth, make jordan re-brush teeth, quick bowl of cereal for jo jo, food for sparx, find shoes and keys and finally out the door.

tiered yet?

Ok now to the daycare by 7:30 so that you can talk to the teachers and a LONGGGG goodbye. then sign her in and back in the car to be to work by 8:00

Now work 8 hours sometimes 10 if lazy co worker had a late night the night before.

Pick up Jo Jo ( the best part of my day) make dinner hear about her day, do something fun with her. then time for her bath, brushing her teeth, re- brushing her teeth, bed time book and a quick snuggle.

tiered yet?

Not done because if I didn't fall asleep tucking Jordan in, I still have the dinner dishes to wash and house to clean up.

My life is busy and this is a day when I don't work my 2 hour night shift. So to try and squeeze in time for a boyfriend is just not happening right now.

Hopefully one day I will find a guy that is patient enough.


Know your priorities

As much as I would love to have a relationship right now I just don't see it happening. I think that what I need to do now is focus on my future and get myself to where Jordan and I need to be before I can add anything else to this already hectic but beautiful life.