The other half of this crazy team started his new job this morning ( which that candle spell I listed in an earlier post- totally worked thank you Witchery!). We're currently a one car family so I had to get up before the sun to get him there, but on the up side I am way more awake right now than I normally am. Luckily this won't go on forever because there is a train station a few blocks away from his office so we're going to go on a trip this weekend to map out a route. Plus we have tickets to the LA county fair this weekend so the kids get to go and pet the fuzzies( sheep, goats, horses, and sometimes a cow) and the not so fuzzies( turtles, pigmy hedgehogs, centipedes).
I've also started a new motivational tool for myself and the kids. I put up a white erase board with all of our tasks and goals for a given week. Every week that we get all our stuff done we get a star. For every star there is an incentive as well as a day trip somewhere if we get all of our stars for the month. It makes me feel more productive already! And since one of my goals is to exercise I should be looking not so fluffy in the next few months. Which is really good because I think I'm stretching the "fluffy" definition a bit far, lol. I actually learned a great workout technique when I was taking karate. Set a timer for a minute and do one exercise continuously for that minute. Repeat 5 times with different exercises. Really effective if you don't have a lot of time to do a work out. My goal is to do it every 2 hours while I'm at home.
If anyone knows of exercises to do in the car while stuck in traffic let me know.
Since I've already been out and about this morning I'll include a spell I found to clear a traffic jam I found at Everything Under the Moon. I hope It works, or at least makes the stop and go less boring =) :
Spell To Clear A Traffic Jam
Repeat the chant below when you are stuck in a traffic jam.Gods of Movement and of flow,
ease this mess that causes woe.
Move these cars along their way
And keep traffic moving through the day.