Monday, January 23, 2006

Lucy is Crabby

I am crabby. Do you want to know why I'm crabby? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway. First of all, I'm a Cancer, so I'm supposed to be crabby. Second of all, I can't seem to get enough sleep or enough exercise. The worst part is that I can't blame this on anyone and everyone. Being crabby, I want to cast blame. It's what I do. I'm really good at it.

Did I mention that I'm not getting enough sleep? It's this crazy marriage thing -- and don't go there. I don't mean that. It's going to bed at night and getting up in the morning with someone else in the bed. And he doesn't need as much sleep as I do. And his alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. Did I mention that it's 5:00 a.m.?!? No one should be awake that early. But I am. Everyday. Theoretically, I can go back to sleep. Theoretically, that is. And of course, let's not forget the wicked, wicked commute. It's not as bad when I leave earlier. That gives me a reason to get up early. And that's bad.

That brings me to the exercise problem. It's the commute. I spend 90 minutes a day driving. You don't get much exercise driving. And the drive is on top of the 10-hour day. When I get to work at 7, I just want to go home at 5:00. Then it's 6:00 by the time I get home, and I really want to spend some quality time with my husband. Who would have thought? And then I'll just add that I'm seriously ready for bed by 9:00. I'm pathetic. Where does the exercise come in? If I go straight to the gym from work, then I get home around 7:30. That gives me time for a late dinner, a few minutes with the husband, and time to brush teeth.

So, I'm done complaining for now, but if you have any ideas about how I'm going to get more sleep or more exercise, I'd really appreciate it. Really. Because, I'm kind of crabby.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Church Callings

Well, the DH and I both got called into the office over the last couple of weeks. I hate getting called into the office. Usually, it's the Bishop's office. Not this time. Not for either of us.

Last week it was DH's turn. It was a counselor in the Stake Presidency. He asked to advance DH to a High Priest and asked him to be the first assistant to the High Priest group leader. It's a cool thing. Much less work than Elder's Quorum president. It has to be a good thing. Plus, the group leader is a good friend of ours that we both really like and respect. All good.

Then, another call came. This time, for the Stake President. The DH already had his call and he wouldn't get something else a week later. The writing was on the wall. It was all about me. I have to admit, I was really concerned. It turned out OK though. I got called as the Education Counselor in the stake relief society presidency. I don't know the president or the other counselor, but I guess I'll get to know them soon.

I'm actually sad about losing my other church job though. I really liked teaching Gospel Doctrine class. It was kind of fun and really interesting to prepare for. So much for that. Of course, both mom and sister said I could continue preparing to teach. Funny.

New Year's Resolutions

Every year, I make resolutions. It's sort of one of those things that Dad had his hand in, and I just can't seem to shake it. Maybe it's because he was right. It really is a good thing to do. I just hate it when other people do.

About 2 years ago, or just a little over, I decided to get more fit. I started going to the gym and losing some butter. I started my new program in October, not January. So this month, I'm a bit peeved, as I always am in January. My Weight Watchers meeting had 15 minute lines and was standing room only, so I didn't end up staying for the meeting. My Saturday morning spinning class was full and I got the very last bike, in the front row (which I HATE), even though I showed up at the time I always do and usually get a nice back row seat.

I know it keeps these industries going for most of the year, but I hate people who only diet and excercise in January. Of course, I'll be over it in a couple of weeks, when I'm still going to Weight Watchers and the gym. I'll laugh a little with the instructors. We'll all roll our eyes a bit over the fact that no one keeps their resolutions.

The only issue with this is that I may be in the doesn't-keep-her-resolutions pack too. I don't want to be, but sometimes I am. I mean, even with fairly valiant efforts early on in the program, I didn't finish the Book of Mormon by the end of the year like I meant to. And let's not even talk about the reading of the New Testament that I planned on starting at the beginning of this year. I still think I'll get to that one, but not today. (How bad does that sound?!?)

The one that I'm hoping to keep is planning meals and shopping only once a week. I'm two weeks in and really like it. That's the thing that will help me stay on it. I really do like it. I like knowing what's for dinner before I leave the office. I especially like it when the DH has it all ready when I get home. It really is lovely. Oh, and cheaper too.

Here's to keeping at least one New Year's Resolution this year!