And they're off!


Day two of the early morning walks is complete!

And I'm still alive!

Funny how you just know you'll die if you have to get up and *gasp* do something good for yourself that involves sleep loss, discomfort, or loss of time to just sit and be lazy.

But guess, what?  I'm still living!  It defies logic, right?

And even more, I'm really enjoying it!

Not only do I feel a lot more productive (really!  I typically would never whip that word out before 10 a.m. but I already feel like I've accomplished a bit!), but I get some girl time in that I typically only get at work.  And visiting time at work is limited because...well, it's work and we have work to do.

It's 6:45 a.m. and typically I would have gotten up, showered, gotten semi-dressed and plopped in front of the computer until Ty's alarm went off, and then I would have gotten him up and gotten his clothes out.  That's where I would be on a normal day right now.

Instead, I've gotten up, gotten exercise clothes on, brushed my teeth, went for a nice walk with one neighbor friend, visited with another neighbor on the way home, gotten some coffee started, taken a shower, gotten fully dressed, made and ate a breakfast sandwich, gotten the boy up, dressed and his teeth brushed (he's decided to eat breakfast at school today or I'd have to get that going for him, too), his shoes on and all I have left to do for me is slip on some shoes, fix my hair and makeup and then get out the door by 7:20.

Definitely doable.

And I'll have time to get another cup of coffee in there, too.

Not only am I still alive.  I think this is going to work out better than I expected.
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.