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Back on Track

I have been bad at getting stuff done lately, blogging included. But I am going to get it under control. I have been writing down in my new agenda what I want to get done each day. If it doesn’t get done it gets moved to the following day until it’s completed. To be honest, I was supposed to blog on Friday. I’ve only been doing this for less than a week now and it has been going pretty good. I’ve been getting a lot of stuff done. I have written down days to blog, days to work on the Nerd Listings, days to do my online surveys; I’ve even scheduled in days to see my boyfriend haha. I feel more in control of my life when I have things planned out. I’ve been told that I can’t plan out my life so I am keeping it a little flexible. But it’s nice getting chores done during the week instead of having to spend my whole day off just doing chores and having no time to relax. I’ve even gone and wrote down a meal to make each week until January so I know what I’m going to have and what I need to buy from the grocery store (I make one big meal each week and eat that almost every day at work, alternating meals if I have other left overs).

I’m really trying to get a handle on this work/life balance. I have no idea how people who work and have kids ever have time to relax. I would be exhausted all the time. I really hope I can keep up with this new routine. I think it will really help my stress level lower, or at least that’s the plan. Work has been really taking a lot out of me lately. I don’t know if it’s because my co-workers have become so unreliable and therefore are making me work longer days and for long periods of time alone, or if it’s because it is a busy time of year for us. I had a couple of long weekends off recently which really helped me recharge but it’s hard to hold onto that feeling sometimes.

Jammie Day

Today I have not yet gotten out of my pajamas and it’s already lunch time. Do people stop having jammie days? I hope not. Sometimes it’s just what you need. In fact, I wish I had a couple more days off. I could use a second jammie day and then maybe a day to actually get some stuff done. I really haven’t felt like I have had time to myself in a long long time. It’s partly my fault. Whenever I had a day off I tend to spend it with my boyfriend instead of taking the day for myself. It’s also partly my work schedule. Most of the time I will only have one day off when in reality you really need to have two days in order to get everything done. I also think the fact that my schedule jumps around a lot causes me to lack a routine. I would be more productive if I just worked the same hours every day. But such is the life I have chosen for now.

Anyway, my day hasn’t been uneventful. I woke up at 5am (!) because my door slammed shut thanks to the wind. I wasn’t really sure what the loud sound was so I got out of bed to see if anything fell or got broken. When I looked outside I saw the sun starting to come up and grabbed my camera. It was kind of funny because just yesterday I commented on Angelica‘s blog about how the sun comes up too early for me to take any pictures of it right now. I went back to bed but never actually went back to sleep. I wanted to get up and get started on my day. Yesterday I decided to move my websites to a new host. I noticed last night that the Nerd Listings was done but I didn’t have time to fix it so I really wanted to get up and fix that asap. It took a lot longer than I had planned, but that’s alright. It’s all up and working great now. And I even set up a Twitter account so people can get updated about new sites when they are added.

I also plan on moving this website to the new listing, but I am having issues with my current host. I have contacted her a few times now but she never responds. I sent her an email yesterday where all she has to do is confirm that my domain can be transferred to new host but still I hear nothing. I understand that she has a lot going on in her life right now, but how hard is it to just click on a link and be done with it? Has anyone ever had to deal with something like this before? Any suggestions on what I can do to get my domain transferred to my new hosting? For those of you thinking about getting a domain, I would suggest registering it yourself and then just finding someone to host it for you. That would have made things a LOT easier for me. My domain expires in August. Any idea what happens when it expires? Will I be able to buy it before anyone else tries to? I hope so. Otherwise I’m going to have to start thinking of a new name for my blog.