jana banana

October 14, 2009

crazy. busy.

Filed under: carmen, me — Jana @ 10:00 am

I have been really neglecting blogs lately.  It’s not that I dont love them, I just cant seem to find enough minutes in the day.  I know that everyone hates the “my life is so busy” excuse because it feels like bragging or something… but ferills, I cant seem to stop to come up for air for the life of me.  All of the sudden I turned my life into one of those crazy whirlwinds that I hear other moms talk about.
Carmen started preschool.  (she is doing awesome, by the way)100_0021

Which doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I used to have the first few days of the week to recover from the weekend (and clean up the tornado that seems to rip through my house every Saturday and Sunday).    Now I’ve got to have us all up, ready, and fed so I can get Carmen to school by 9:05am.

Also a few months ago, I decided that I would join the gym.  I have been trapped in this old lady body since I got pregnant and I was tired of feeling that way.  So I jumped in head first, bought a gym pass, and started working out for 2 hours a day, 5 days a week.  Which takes a huge chunk of my day.  The benefits seem to outweigh the time and work for me though.  I have now gotten kind of addicted to the gym.  I love going and getting out my stresses of the day there ( the 2 hours of child care doesn’t hurt in the stress relief department either)

I’m sure this sounds  really weird coming from me, because anyone who knows me, knows that I like to be comfortable.  And that I am about the least athletic person in the world, but I really feel so much better.  I find the classes challenging and fun.  Even though I am sore all the time, it is a good sore… the kind that tells you that your muscles are getting stronger and burning calories.  I have more energy and sleep better at night.  (I sound like an infomercial for tony little’s gazelle or something.  You can do iiiit! …That guy just doesn’t look right to me)  Really though, my life is changed.

I also started helping out in the blue lily photo office a little bit.  I will be the one messing up your photo orders and whatnot.  I love it, mostly because I feel like I am helping my friend Wendy to be a little less stressed in some small way.  At least I hope I am.

Oh and I still have to do all the basic mom stuff in between all this craziness.  You know, like child rearing and all that. :)

So if you don’t hear my voice commenting on your blogs as much, don’t give up on me… I will get around to them eventually.  Same goes for my little empty etsy shop.  I still plan to do it,  I just need to figure out a way to manage my time a little better.  Which I am always working on.  I plan to some day be really organized and on top of things… yeah…good luck, I’m going to need it.



  1. You go, Jana. Holy Moley!!!! You’re making me TIRED just reading this. jk. I’m impressed that you are getting to the gym. I need to get to the gym. This Momma could use some working out for herself. I don’t know why that’s always the last thing on the list for me. Couldn’t be that I’ve got 6 kiddos and no time for myself. It’s all good. In due time. I started walking with the boys and now it’s too cold and windy for that. Gotta figure something else out. Nuts!!! I love your energy. You ROCK!!

    Comment by Gwenny — October 14, 2009 @ 11:35 am

  2. Its good to have you back! Where does she go to preschool at? Is it everyday and for how many hours? Its good to be busy and it sounds like you are enjoying it at least! Not that watching babies all day isn’t a great purpose in life, its the best, but having some adult like things to do is great too!

    Comment by Jeanette — October 14, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

  3. She looks so cute there! I still haven’t posted about Allison’s first day of preschool yet. I’m feeling the same way about the gym. I was a little hesitant at first but now I’m GRUMPY if I don’t get to go. Dan just gave the go ahead for kids club!!!! So I’ll be seeing you there more often!

    Comment by Krystal — October 14, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

  4. Carmen’s so stinkin’ cute. That’s fun that you are now helping out with Blue Lily – does that mean you get to go on business trips too?! Hope all is well. Are you coming “home” for the holidays?

    Comment by Misty Barry — October 15, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  5. I lurve you!

    Comment by Wendy — October 15, 2009 @ 10:44 am

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