So how did the planning go?

Sunday and evaluation time. This week I planned to use my bike to work on Monday, which I did. 60 kilometres in one day, and it felt good. Afterwards anyway. 
I planned to go to spinning class Wednesday morning, did that too, two classes. Felt awful, and missed the quiet nature. 
I never got round to plan any food at all. It is boring when I can’t cook for anyone else but me. I am not good at eating, when I am alone. Usually I grab the easiest meal, and the easiest way out. Which hardly ever is the smartest. So no points for planning food. 
I planned to do some laundry this weekend. Which I haven’t started yet. I also planned to get up early and do some work, both today and yesterday. And I planned to blog every day. Guess last week got so busy, that there was nothing left. 

Next weeks plans: Going away Wednesday-Thursday for work. Two spinning classes on Wednesday morning, 0600-0830. Blog every day. Be nice. Use the bicycle for work, one day. 

Not too ambitious? Maybe planning is just stupid… 

 

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Spinning!

My Spinning Bike.

Spinning. (Photo credit: antigavin)

Autumn time, indoor workouts again. This morning I got up at 0515, and attended two classes after one another. It must have been at least six months since last time. I like hard workouts and meeting other people. I even like loud music, if it’s not too loud. But I miss the absolute quiet morning cycling trips, before the sun rises, as the birdswake up. Just me, the narrow road, and nature. If there is a car, I can hear it for a minute before it actually comes.

Now the mornings are dark, and on a regular day, darkness hits as I come home from work. Temperatures vary from around zero to 15 degrees C, and we do have a lot of rain. And wind.

There’s no doubt what kind of excersice I love the most.

Maybe if I just close my eyes and put plugs in my ears, I can imagine my wheels rolling along the seaside, through the woods, and up the mountains… Maybe…

Storm!

English: Waves on Hoe Point No doubt nothing c...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I really like weather! This morning the wind is amazing, the waves got to go high in our little corner of the ocean, and on the radio there are messages of trees falling over the roads. Usually storms in my part of the world are harmless, we are used to rough weather and have infrastructure to cope with it, luckily. So I can go down to the pier, let the wind grab my hair, and watch the angry sea. And I love it.

Word for this week: Planning!

English: Pope's Hill, Kielder Forest. A mounta...

Roads are not this bad on my morning trip, luckily. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Feel rather proud this morning. Yesterday when I was planning the week, and checking the weather, I decided that I might cycle to work today. So I found all my warm clothes, my shoes, some woolen socks, and laid it out, all ready. As I woke up at 6 this morning, I was so tired, and so much like, “oh no, this is not going to happen”. I just couldn’t imagine one hour and a half on the bike, before feeling awake at all.

But I did it. It wasn’t the happiest 30 km in my life, but I got to work without having had to walk up one single hill (there are quite a few). The time wasn’t bad either. This afternoon, the forecast says STORM, so it will be a fun trip home…

I know, that if I hadn’t used some time yesterday to find my gear and getting it all ready, I would have gotten into my warm and cosy car instead. The same way that I know, that if I don’t shop before I get hungry, I end up eating things I regret. Because I do have these ideas in my head: Cycling is good for me (but so many times I give up, because it is early in the morning and cold and rain and it is so far). I like to eat healthy (but some days I shop late in afternoon, after work, when I am very hungry). I recent chaos, (but I don’t plan for tidying up, not at work, not at home, however, this doesn’t stress me up, it is just uncomfortable). I need to have my head clear, to be relaxed and focused (but sometimes I get carried away with seemingly uncontrollable emotions).

It is all linked together.  This week I will focus on establishing a warm and close friendship between the planning-part and the dedication-part of me. I hope they will hit it off 🙂

Lazy Sunday

A black Roomba Robot.

I love my Roomba Robot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I admire my excellent attitude towards house work.

Every weekend I set out to do at least some things. Do the bathrooms, wash some clothes, AND get them back in the cupboards (an operation that easily takes months).Start the vacuum cleaner robot, wash the kitchen properly. Some weeks I set out to buy new clothes, socks and underwear, because it seems to be empty. Other weekends, like this one, I suddenly discover I have 30 pair of socks waiting.

As I woke up this morning, I thought about the weekend, that it is just like three steps down. Fridays are high high up, Saturdays are something in between, and Sundays are getting things together for a new hard work week. Last chance for housework, only then it feels like trying to finish a marathon. For me, it usually breaks down to what I am going to wear tomorrow. What I need for work, and is my gym bag packed. Right now it is, because I haven’t had the time to use it…

I live alone most of the week, the girls have moved out, my husband works in a city one hour away, by air. He leaves monday mornings, and returns Thursday or Friday. And the house is not a disaster, yet. It’s basically me and the cat. We’ll manage another week, but next Friday, I will make a list, a plan. So that Sunday appears with a shiny living room, detergent smelling bathrooms, clean sheets and soft towels. :))

Blue sky :)

The autumn weather is just so beautiful here today. We hardly ever have sunshine, at least that’s how it feels. But today the sky is blue, it is a bit cold, below 10 C, so the colours are sharp and crisp. Some trees have lost their leaves, but many are still green. Not for long now though. I love the colours and the light, but hate the fact that winter is coming. And it will rain and rain and rain… So I’ll enjoy this today, as much as I can! Sometimes BLUE is good;)


Yesterday, I was looking forward to a glass of wine or two. I fell asleep at 10PM, nothing left. Must have been a hard week. Now I am going to do some house stuff, and some outside stuff. Hopefully, I’ll stay awake a bit longer tonight 🙂

I love love love Fridays!

E-mail

E-mail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has been such a busy week, once more. Public speaking, travel arrangements, (not to mention hopeless SAP generated travel expense reports, I never get them done!), meetings, e-mails, organising and so on and so on… My unread e-mail count today is 1587. I have actually lost hope, that it will ever be zero, it’s just not possible. But it doesn’t matter! Not now anyway, because it is FRIDAY!

My husbands home, tonight we are going to have a lovely candlelit dinner, some wine. Relax.

My director has asked me to fill inn for her while she goes away for a couple of weeks. I hope nothing requires attention during the weekend, because I need the break, but it might. Fingers crossed.

As acting director, I should make some decisions, right? I’ll try to figure out a new one each day, and text the real director 🙂 Like; Monday should start with a song. Tuesday; everyone has to wear something pink, Wednesday; our department should have designated parking spots in the garage… This can be fun;)

I am sure I’ll have to act on some important stuff too, but whenever there is a challenge, I tend to look for the most creative and out of the box solutions. Have a gorgeous FRIDAY! 🙂