Monday, September 20, 2010

Finding the time...

Today is Monday. Normally the baby and I go to Sensory Swim at the therapy pool at a local nursing home. Usually after the hour long session, we are both tired and we come back home where we eat and the baby either then goes down for a nap or plays. I usually do some straightening up and play around on the internet after lunch.

Today is such a gorgeous fall day, I decided that I needed to find the time to take a walk at some point today...I planned out my morning so that I could take the baby for a walk after swimming. I even brought a banana and a bottle of water and my walking shoes.

Boy, I am so glad I spent the 45 minutes that I did going for the walk with the baby! We walked along the Canal, did a total of 1.88 miles. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing, and baby and I got to explore a local resource which I hadn't used before. It was a very nice walk-we saw three people on bikes, and that was it. We walked past Lock 20, and saw some boats. The only downside was getting bitten by mosquitoes. I probably would have walked a bit more if it weren't for those stinkers.

The title of this post is "finding the time". There are so many things that this can pertain to-finding the time to exercise, to prepare healthful meals, to do something special for a loved one, to clean the house, even to write an email or note to a good friend. Those things are all very important, yet how often do we say "oh, I just haven't had the time", yet, we're find the time for Facebook (which sucks hours out of the day), or we find the time to watch our favorite television shows (another time stealer), yet we don't think we can find the time to do something that would make ourselves or someone we care about happy.

I am going to make a conscious effort to find the time for what's really important in life, and I hope you do too.


  1. Sounds like a great day! I had intentions to exercise today, but it didn't happen. I decided to look at your new blog instead, and I am glad that I did.