Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Passing Time

My day began to the sound of my husband's alarm going off at 5:40 this morning. That's an hour earlier than usual because today he is working on a film crew near Sea World. I wake up with him every morning because I'd feel guilty sleeping in while he readied for work. Plus, I love being able to make him breakfast and pack his lunch (wifely duties are fulfilling!) I do find enjoyment in rising early - I'm more of a morning person than a night owl, but having no consistent job to wake up early for makes it quite difficult at times!

Good news is that I have a substitute teacher meeting tomorrow for one of the counties that I applied. Unfortunately, it's from 8:45 - 3:30 (a long time to be in a meeting) but I should be able to start subbing as soon as next week - at least I think! I don't see why not and I guess I'll find out tomorrow for sure. Soon I might be the one needing my breakfast cooked for me ;) I did have the dishes unloaded, laundry put away & another load began, fitness dvd complete, and shower all by 8:30 this morning. It felt wonderful!

I mentioned a fitness dvd... let me explain. The gym here at the apartment doesn't open until 8 and I prefer to exercise as soon as Matthew walks out the door because it gets my day going (and my chances of doing it at any other time minimize as the minutes tick by). To get me exercising, my wonderful husband got me My Fitness Coach for our Wii. It came before the Wii Fit, so it's an older version that just requires you watching the animated "coach" as she instructs you for 15 - 45 minutes. I have stuck with it consistently for 6 workouts and she has honestly worked me hard! I had no idea it would make me this sore. It's a great alternative to going to the gym because I can do it right in the living room. Nothing compares to being outside in the fresh air though. I'm trying to get Matt to walk/jog with me some evenings when we're both home at a decent hour. I do love being active, it's just a matter of discipline.

Speaking of discipline, that is what is most needed when sitting before my Singer sewing machine. I got it as a gift from my parents two Christmases ago and have only been able to use it a handful of times. This is because I have to teach myself. I have many books and have spent much time on the internet researching simple projects, etc. We don't have the extra $ for me to take a class at the craft store, so for now I explore on my own. Over a year ago I made four simple pillows out of multicolored scarves, and I also made the curtains in my bedroom at my parents' house, as well as my little sister's bedroom curtains. My latest project is dish soap aprons - cute for gifts! I wanted to start off simple (although after yesterday I've learned that sewing 1/4" bias on an item so small is not as easy as I thought). It's a progress and I hope to sew more. I love having the time now and will be sad when this spare time is gone. Maybe I'll post pictures later of my simple creations and gradually work up the knowledge and courage to tackle something more difficult!

For now I will go sit once more in front of the sewing machine, making more aprons because I'm determined to stitch the bias on correctly!

**Oh, I never did drive Matthew's car on Sunday. I was going to and even offered (rare), but we were in a hurry and he needed to drive. I told him he missed his chance :) He does want me to drive tonight though... hmm....


Callie Nicole said...

Hello! I came across your blog, and I am also a Christian and a newlywed! I've enjoyed reading it.
I like to wake up with my husband too and make him lunch, and I used to go back to bed after I did - but lately I've just been waking up the same time as him. It's nic eeating breakfast together, and I think he likes it, so I'm going to try to keep it up.
Ah fitness DVDs . . . I just bought a new one today and tried it, and by the time I was done I was SO exhausted! I've been getting out of shape lately - you know how they say you gain weight during the first year of marriage? Well, I'm hoping I can prove that generalization wrong.
Anyway, forgive me for babbling! Now that I know about your blog I'll check back every now and then! Please check mine out too, if you care to visit!
In Christ,

Kristy Zabel's Blog said...

I just started sewing because of friend of the family gave me one of her machines! So far, I've made a practice pair of kid's pants and a UF gator bag for the family friend. I'm pretty proud of that one. hehe We're going to have to meet up sometime for lunch or a movie or something--or we could just have a sewing day. hehe :)

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