Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Resolution: Downtime


I am linking up with my amazing friend, Amy of Step into 2nd with Mrs. Lemons for Downtime.


My resolution is to do Yoga.  I never do it because I feel like it is a waste of time at the gym.  Like I could spend an hour burning tons of calories instead of laying around.  Also, at the end when you just lay there - I cannot not stop my mind from running through my To Do List or from thinking up new TpT things.  Then when I do try and clear my mind, I just want to go to sleep!  I am so afraid I will fall asleep and they will have to kick me to wake me up.  So as you can see, Yoga is going to be a big challenge for me but I think I really need it.  I need to de-stress, find my center...yada yada yada!

What I do now in downtime:

Read!  I don't read nearly as much as I would like to during the school year.  In the summer, I fly through books.   I just finished Gone Girl this week.  I loved it.  My friend and I have a little book club of sorts.  She and I read the book and then go see the movie.  Just saw Twilight: Breaking Dawn and loved it!


Sleep!  I am a sleeper.  I could nap at a moment's notice.
Yes, they all want to nap with me!  Click here to check out the pillows on Etsy.

My pets!  Love spending time with my fur-children: Niles, Long Haired Chihuahua, 13; Sophie, Havanese, 6.5; Ella, long haired black cat, 5; Greta, tiny brown tabby, 4

Boating!  In the summer I am always out on a boat.  I have my own 17 foot Key West. 

My friend Diana comes with me when her husband is working.  She brings her dog, Chewie!  We look like the puppy party boat!


Hop over to Amy's blog to link up!

If you want to do something in your downtime...hit up the YouTube video of Sweet Brown.  Love that lady!!!!

40 comments:

  1. Your fur children are precious. I'm impressed with your boating skills.

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  2. Hey Erica! I just started Gone Girl! I am only a few chapters in. It's a good read so far! Can't wait to find out what happened to Amy!

    Happy New Year!
    Megan
    www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know what you think when you are done!

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  3. I had to come back and say I love your Ain't Nobody Got time for that picture. I'm sure you have seen the youtube. It's so funny.

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  4. Love me some Sweet Brown!!! Always cracks me up! :) Happy New Year!

    Leanne
    Mrs. Prince & Co.

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  5. Ugh Sweet Brown - I love that woman!

    And can I just say how stinkin' precious Niles is?! I have a long hair Chihuahua named Willow. She's 3. I love every second of her -- She looks a lot like your sweet baby but is cream colored with white spots.

    Sam
    mrskellysklass.blogspot.com

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  6. Love your puppies. Yoga is awesome. I like getting workout and stretching done at the same time.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

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  7. Erica,
    I need to try to find time for myself in the new year. I need to leave school before dinner-time and not be the first in the lot in the new year. I think Yoga sounds awesome but I too would be scared I would fall asleep. Thanks for all the amazing things you make. I love your blog and your store.....
    Tammy
    oh2az84@gamil.com

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Tammy and for commenting.

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  8. OH EM GEEE WHILICKERS... I want to join that doggie party boat... Dori and Merriweather would love to partay with your crew!!! so fun and give YOGA a try it is great for the soul :)

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    1. I will try! Thanks they love the boat and I love that I can take them with me somewhere. You should see them swim!

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  9. Your babies are the cutest around! So precious!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  10. Holy Crow! Your little furries are sooooo cute!! My 2 little chihuahuas would have a total blast with them (and by that I mean napping with them.... soooo lazy) Sweet Brown is such a classic HA!

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    1. Don't you just love Chihuahuas! So much personality in such a little body. Thanks for commenting.

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  11. I know I've never commented on your page before, but I've been following you for a year and a half- def. do the yoga! I am a 20-something 1st grade teacher in MD and have often thought of getting my yoga certification to teach at a gym on week nights/weekends, it def. helps with the anxiety and stress of our profession! I highly recommend! Take it seriously and know you are better your BODY and MIND. Good luck, chickie! P.S. L.O.V.E. the boat. You look like one cool chickita!

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    1. I am so glad you commented! I love comments!!! I will def. try yoga and you should get certified. My friend is certified in kid yoga and loves teaching those classes.

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  12. Yoga sounds great! I know what it is like to have that to-do list constantly going in your brain. I workout while my boys are at karate the the YMCA and sometimes I skip my workout to sit and grade papers! Do it for you:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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    1. That sounds like good multi-tasking. Yes, I need to take time for yoga!

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  13. hahaha i love her. She is hilarious. We've already discussed Gone Girl - can't wait to see what you read next!!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  14. Jennifer Tice showed me the Sweet Brown video and when I saw her on your post I about died. PERFECT!!! ha ha ha ha ha!

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    1. Haha! We break out Sweet Brown at family functions...she is just so funny!

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  15. You know they are in talks to make the movie of Gone Girl-Reese Witherspoon is who they want to play Amy-which I think would be an interesting choice. :) Your pets are just adorable-love the boat pic!

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. I heard that! She is going to produce and star.

      Thank you!

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  16. Cracked me right up...that first pic....
    And - I LOVED Gone Girl. Was riveted.
    Have you read Left Neglected; Still Alice; or Room? All are amazing.
    Growing Firsties is co-hosting a Shout Out Linky beginning January 1st

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  17. And...I saw someone post on Deanna's blog wanting some newbie help. You had a post a while back that talked about how to be a blogger/tpt seller. I'm looking through your labels/topics, but if you happen to know which post it was from I'll reply to Deanna's commenter for her. :)

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    1. Thanks for the book suggestions!

      Is this the post? http://ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2012/01/questions-answered.html

      I have to make an updated one soon.

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    2. Perfect! Thanks a million!! I just emailed her.

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  18. I love the pillows! Some cute!!! Happy New Year!
    Diane

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  19. I tried Yoga years ago... All I could ever think about was all the stuff that I needed to be doing at home! I stressed the whole time! My instructor and I had a talk and he told me that maybe yoga wasn't for me, right then! I never get stressed over things... But yoga stressed me out, lol. My doctor told me last year that I should try to relax more, and she told me to just watch tv... Without multitasking. I couldn't do it :) sigh.....

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  20. I never thought I would like Yoga, either and had never tried it until last year. I absolutely LOVED it. The instructor absolutely made me clear my mind - it was my one-hour of HEAVEN in my week. I really need to look for another class. :)

    I also read Gone Girl last summer at the beach and LOVED it! I saw that Reese Witherspoon signed on to produce and star in the movie adapation - whoot!whoot! I just read one of the other books by the same author last week...it was much darker, but a great thriller!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

    Gotta love Sweet Brown!!!

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  21. It sounds like you need to do a power flow yoga or a hot yoga class. Trust me when I say you will be thinking about your body, finding your balance, how your body feels, and generally working from the inside out to create a better you! You will feel like you are working out with these types of yoga classes. It is hard to clear your mind but the instructors give you great tools to help you let go and this is something everyone in yoga is always working on. Also I have fallen asleep at the en of yoga but woke up quickly after people started moving around. it is a judgement free zone in yoga class and it really helps relieve stress. I hope you find you enjoy it...give it a little while.
    Rambling About Reading

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  22. Happy New Year Erica!
    Come check out my blog for the "Forget-me-not" 2012 link party.
    -Lovely Nina
    www.lovelylittlelearners.blogspot.com

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