I've noticed that when you are currently out of a job, and the children are gone for eight hours a day, you can still stay very busy.
Case in point:
The laundry is always done.
The dog enjoys longer walks.
The Christmas cards are not only ordered, but I have already received them. All that they need is a festive stamp, and they're ready to go to the post office.
The beds are all made.
I can go for a run any time I want between the hours of 8:30 and 4:00.
It's not even December, and my Christmas shopping is 90% complete.
I found every single Lego that has been strewn in every single corner of my house.
I can go to the library a couple times a week, and score books like "Kyle Richards: Life Is Not A Reality Show" off of the new release shelf.
I can have lunch with my husband three days in a row. And after one such lunch, take in a 12:40 p.m. screening of Breaking Dawn Part Two.
I can plan my race schedule for 2013, which includes finding four other running friends to make a relay team for Seneca 77.7. Which isn't until April.
I know that I will busy for a few hours one day next week, when I go to the movies to see Breaking Dawn Part Two for a second time.
And although it took me over 45 minutes to complete an online application for a job I am interested in, I really didn't mind.
I can also eat pizza for breakfast.
Make that a guilt free VitaPizza.
I tried both the cheese & tomato, and the meatless pepperoni supreme. It took ten minutes to bake in the oven, but you can also microwave it. The toppings were spread evenly over the whole wheat crust, I thought it could have used a bit more sauce, but that's just me. Honestly, if the mood strikes, and I can eat a low fat, low calorie, nutrient dense pizza, that has less calories than my breakfast smoothie, why the heck not?
The past two mornings I went running with J&N, it was cold today, and the roads were icy yesterday. Winter has definitely arrived, I don't mind it really, but it's hard to believe that summer was just 12 weeks ago.
I've been drinking nuun for a while now, I discovered it a couple years ago while marathon training. I like the convenience of it, you drop a low calorie electrolyte tablet in a bottle of water and you're good to go.
nuun recently came out with nuun All Day, it has less than 8 calories per tablet, along with a blend of A, B, C, D, and E vitamins. I would bring a couple of bottles of the All Day to the pool, and share it with the kids. I preferred the grape raspberry, the blueberry pomegranate flavor was a bit diluted. Again, I love the convenience, and compared to other hydrating drinks, it's a cost effective choice, especially when you're on a budget.
I also liked going to the pool.
*Note: I was sent samples of VitaPizza and nuun for the purpose of this review, my opinions are my own.