Back to School Routine

And so goes a month of school and I slowly fell in a routine. At least I tried to. I’ve been back to the gym for 2 months now and I can finally appreciate the results. Thanks to my gym membership, I lost a dress size and would have probably lost more had TheFisherman and the Tweens decided not to try all the buffet places. But I somehow managed to stick to my 3 plate limit. Piled about 2 feet high. LOL, kidding!

Tween1 is now in middle school and I feel bad for him, waking up at 5 in the morning. I am just so glad that he fixes his own breakfast now and doesn’t wake his Dad up until it’s time for him to be driven to the bus stop. Yep, his Dad. Wise kid knows not to wake me up before 7am unless it’s an after Thanksgiving sale or a big yard sale. TheFisherman gets back to sleep and I wake up at 7:15 to rouse Tween2 from dreamland and prepare his breakfast. I drive him to school and my day officially starts. Which is around 8 am. I prepare TheFisherman’s lunch and when he leaves I do errands and housework.ย 

And so goes my daily ritual.ย 

Let me just say how happy I am to be back to exercising. The release of endorphins from the work-out is worth the monthly membership fee. And the fact that I fit into my clothes better makes me do happy dances. I was so happy, I even bought skinny jeans to celebrate! Never mind that I am not my ideal size and weight yet, I am celebrating today!

The Tweens are finally out of my hair during the day. My MIL is in FL for now and I am enjoying the peace and quiet. I even told my sister I can walk around the house naked now. To which she replied: “you wouldn’t dare!”. I said I wouldn’t but just the thought that I can do it if I want to is very liberating! Kind of reminds me of that “Friends” episode when Rachel did just that.ย 

I haven’t been baking much. Nor cooking for that matter. TheFisherman takes up the slack and does it himself. That or frozen pizza and take-out. But now that it’s getting colder, I will definitely get back to cooking and baking. And the smell of home will be back again in this household.

Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 11:44 am  Comments (8)  
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  1. Its good that you have the house to yourself.

    My eldest daughter wakes up around 430am to bathe. Then I wake up at 5am to prepare her lunch, and our lunch as well when we have to go to my workplace.

    I am seriously considering enroling the kids (or just one of the two younger ones) to a regular school next SY so I can concentrate on my “me-time”

    It is must be nice staying in your house during the cold months, I can just imagine the smell of baked goodies ๐Ÿ˜€

    (No, I can’t do that yet. Wala pa din…)

  2. Hi Julie,
    Now I feel bad. Here I am complaining about waking up early when there are more Moms out there who wakes up earlier than I do. : (

    Here’s to wishing you more “me-time”!

    Come on over and I’ll bake you tons! In fact I made some chocolate cupcakes earlier. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. wow, all the time that i DO NOT HAVE!! bohohohooooo….

    good for you and glad to know you’re enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Congratulations for losing one dress size. I’m glad that you’re getting the rewards of your regular exercise. Keep it up!

    Hope the kids will enjoy the brand new school year. Take care!

  5. Anne,
    I’ll enjoy it for the both of us then. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks Rach! I’m really glad to be back to exercising.
    I sincerely hope this schoolyear will be great for both kids.

  7. and i really thought i am done with waking up early, too. MC’s in first grade and i must now wake up with my husband at dawn, something am not really used to, hehehe. as for exercising? been indulging with sweets and being a couch potato, still coping with our loss in that way ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  8. Hi Kengkay,
    I hear ya! The things we have to do as mothers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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