UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Sincerely, The Duke and EsMay

Monday, May 06, 2013

SO BUSY, and a Spring Fling Note

I feel kind of down today.  I think just too many little things on top of too many little things.

I'm turning 35 this month.

I realize how much my clock is ticking to have a baby.

I haven't had a cycle since December, and the hormones, or lack there are, are getting to me.

I start my new job tomorrow, and it's been such a headache, so many things have gone wrong.

I was just asked by a family, okay begged, to be their nanny.  *gulp*  They even offered to match my pay for the new job I'm getting.  *gulp*  Now to pray about that.

So I don't have a lot to share sorry, but I have been MIA for almost a week, and thought I would check in.

I regutted my house this week of stuff, big garbage coming up, and it's more decluttered than I could have ever hoped for.  I'm thinking about going through the two closets that I haven't attacked in a while, and then maybe I can be all decluttered.  I don't know what that's like, I'm excited to hope for it.  We'll see if I get the time.  But I have added keeping my house clean to the Spring Fling Challenge, and I have been doing good, even though at times with the decluttering it does look like I let a cyclone loose in my house, I always clean it, where as before that might not have happened for days.... and sadly, sometimes even weeks.

I worked out a lot last week, and gained a pound, my pants feel looser though, so trying not to feel like I've failed at Spring Fling Challenge. This is where it gets hard, how is everyone else doing?

I'm looking to do more working out this week, but that may be hard with the new job. The Duke also told me today that I need to eat even healthier. *GULP* So that is going to be a major challenge for me.  I had two headaches this week, and two church events, so that means I ate junk food four different times this week! :(

I hope you are all having a good week.  With all the decluttering I had to do, mostly due to needing to rearrange my house to get my new office set up, I have not had any time for myself, so I have not had time either to catch up on blogs, and it may continue to be that way for the next week or two.  I hope you can forgive me, and not forget about me! :)

I won't lie, I'm so tired tonight, that working out is not going to happen today. :(  I have worked so hard every day for seven days that today my body just up and quit on me.  The decluttering the house again, and moving furniture around, and sorting things, and giving things away, and running errands all day Wednesday, I just haven't really rested.  So I think it is good that today, I did that for most of the day except for when I tidied the kitchen and livingroom and did one load of dishes.  So today I'm not really keeping up to my Spring Fling Challenge Schedule, but I promise to try the rest of the week to do so! :)

I hope you have a good week.

23 comments:

  1. We could never forget about you! My heart aches for you and the want to have a baby. hang in there. you still have time. (((Hugs)))
    How nice it feels to de-clutter!!! So much work, but so worth it.
    Maybe you gained muscle??? At least your pants are still fitting big. :)
    My spring fling?? My weigh in day is Wednesday. Last Wednesday I had lost 39 pounds. I was so oping I'd be able to lose one more pound this week, but we had a birthday party this weekend. And I haven't been too concerned with what I've eaten. I really don't want to weigh in at all - but I will ;)

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    1. Oh, it is so worth it, my place is so relaxing now, I had NO IDEA it could look like this! :) I hope that your weigh in goes good for you tomorrow. :)

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    2. The weigh didn't go good. But there's always next week, right?

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    3. {{{HUGS}}} Yes, there is always next week. :)

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  2. {{es may}} i posted last night about my own struggles with infertility. i have been RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, wanting, aching to have a baby. have you done any sort of tests? i'm NO expert but we have done a few things so maybe i could help in some way? i'm so sorry.

    as for the weight? it's tough to lose weight when you're feeling blue. :( i know how that goes! ugh! i'm right there with you.

    sending hugs your way,
    m.

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    1. Thank you, Maryanne. I think that if in a month or two we aren't pregnant naturally, we'll start looking at alternatives. :) And I'll be sure to ask you when we do. :)

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  3. Good Luck with your new job this week Es May! Sending prayers your way!

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    1. Thank you, Betsy. I welcome the prayers. :)

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  4. Es May, we would NEVER for get you, and we understand if you are unable to comment and/post for a wee while. Gosh, you sound as though you have been so busy, I'm glad to hear to took a little time out for yourself today.

    You are doing so well with the spring challenge, the exercise and cleaning/decluttering. Good for you! I understand your feelings about wanting to have a baby. Hang in there! Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

    Good luck with the new job.

    Hugs,
    Roz

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    1. Thank you, Roz, for not forgetting about me, makes me feel humbled and special. :) And I am glad I relaxed too, I so needed it. :) {{{HUGS}}}

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  5. Hope. Faith. A Good Attitude. You have all three in abundance. You will make out just fine my friend!

    love, willie

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    1. Thank you, Willie. :) I actually have a set of three candle holders, they say Faith, Hope, Believe. I put them out more prominantly today, seems so perfect that you said two of the same words. :) Thank you for your faith in me.

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  6. You sound so overwhelmed right now...wish I could reach through the screen here...and give you a big hug :) You can only do so much....just try to find some time to breathe! We will not forget you...no worries...take the time you need to do things at home...and we will be here when you need us :) Prayers are being sent your way....

    Hugs.....

    ~Lucy

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    1. Thank you Lucy, hugs would be great. :) I will try to find time to breathe. :) Now that Spring Cleaning is done, I feel I'll more time. :)

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  7. It's good to hear from you and it seems like with how busy you have been you could use the break :)
    I am actually a bit jealous with how well you are sticking with your spring fling challenge as I have been struggling quite a bit and wouldn't be doing as well without Tm's help. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Mischief. Spring Fling Challenge my go right out the window though. I stepped on a branch, and it had a notch that stood up about an inch, I didn't have shoes on, so now the sole of my foot has a nasty bruise, and it hurts to walk. I'm hoping I can keep up though. :) And that is what our husbands are there for, to motivate us when we don't want to. :) There has been a few days when on my own nothing would have gotten done. I think it's great he's helping you! :) SO Sweet. :)

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  8. Hopefully everything will smooth out for you soon. ((hugs))

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    1. Thank you, Sara, I hope so too. :)

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  9. Hi Es May, sounds like rest is just what you need. I run and I know that the rest days are just as important as the running days! Good luck at the new job.

    Re: your concerns about being 35 and all, I try to remember Jeremiah 29:11 and Matthew 7:7. Even though, I still sometimes try to convince God to see things my way and on my schedule. However, I have never been better off than when things happen in God's time. I will pray that all your dreams come true!

    Many Blessing to you.

    George

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  10. Es May you've done a lot this week. I can't imagine trying to keep up with your Spring Fling Challenge whilst decluttering your house at the same time. As for the junk food...... sometimes it just can't be helped. Don't let it get you down. There's always tomorrow :)

    I hope your new job goes well. I'm sure you'll love it, if not, you have a backup ;)

    Callie

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    1. Thank you, Callie. :) That is so true, there is always tomorrow. Now if I can only behave tomorrow more than I did today! :)

      And that is true about the job, that is what the Duke was telling me last night. :) We wrote the woman that would like me to nanny for her, and asked to have until Saturday to pray abut it, that will also give me a few days to see how I like this job, or not. ;)

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  11. you may not have done a regular workout but decluttering and such can be a workout on its own. i hope you get to feeling better Hugs

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    1. Tiffany, are you ever right. :) After cleaning all day, I feel sore, and very tired. So it definitely workds the body out. :) And thank you, I am doing much better now. :)

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