29 May 2009 Leave a comment
Summer is upon us once again with only school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Last summer I tried to do a summer challenge put to me by my friend JV over at More Laundry . It was basically a call to try new things. I tried to grow flowers and potted plants… well that was ok until my house was over run with sugar ants and my hubby kicked the pots out. Next was making recycled gift ideas and that went ok although they weren’t very practical other then the fact my child painted then and they look nice. Last summer I did get control of my helium hand and have somewhat maintained this (act of offering to do everything anyone asks of me time permitting or not).
I’m not sure what all I will try this summer. I would like to slow down and enjoy the children as much as possible. JM will start 1st grade and MD will start P-K three days a week in the fall so I want to bottle this summer in a jar and keep it for all time.
I would also like to commit to getting rid of more stuff we don’t need. This is so hard for me. The “but we MAY need it” factor is what gets me. But “stuff” is just everywhere. And there are so many that could use some of these things. I will be working on this. Maybe I will do a Get rid of ten this a week challenge… I’m not sure yet.
The biggie is I am committing to me. To working out at the gym without feeling guilty about it. I spent the money on the membership and now I will use it. I will use it no matter what, even if it means we miss some group activities, I will just have to make up for it with one on one time with the kids.
I’m excited about this summer. I know it’s going to zoom by. Best of all we are starting it out right… we’re off to the beach house right after school lets out until June 15th!!! YEAH!!
So here’s to all I want to challenge myself with this summer and let’s hear about what you want to challenge yourself with.
27 May 2009 Leave a comment
17 May 2009 1 Comment
Things have been good but busy. It seems I can’t get to posting regularly for some reason. I have been hitting the gym about three times a week and that is really taking up a lot of my time. That is a good thing but it does present a problem when it comes to doing other things like blogging and playgroups.
We did just finish teacher appreciation week so PTA was very busy doing extra stuff for our teachers. Now it is planning for the end of the year party as well as the end of the year gift for the teacher. I think I will have each children sign their name to a plastic pot and plant a nice flower in it. I think that will be a nice keepsake. I also made her a DVD slideshow from pictures from the entire year set to music.
I have also committed to being the Vice President of our PTA for next year so there are some planning meetings for that coming up. We have a new school that will be opening up that will draw from our teachers in the fall. It will also take our student numbers from about 1200 to 600. Sadly we still don’t know which teachers are staying or going. I was hoping to be able to request a teacher before Fall. There are rumors that JM’s current teacher is requesting to stay at our school and move up to 1st grade and that would be amazing for us! But who knows. I’m going to try not to stress too much about it but I know I will.
I am looking forward to this summer. I am hoping to have more free time without having to worry about school drop off and pick up. For the past year I have been wanting to get back into scrapbook and I am hoping the summer months will see this coming into light.
I also have another major choice I need to make before the end of summer, really I need to make it in the next month. I am struggling as it is a life altering decision and it seems my batting average on making good choices is rather low. So on goes that struggle.
05 May 2009 1 Comment
So much has been going on. Between three book clubs, two mom support playgroup type clubs, a moms social club, PTA, tee-ball, working two part time jobs, adding the gym to my schedule and oh yeah my family I am on scheduling overload. While I have had less time for activities I really love like blogging and message boards I have been really happy. I have been going to the gym about three times a week and loving it. I sometimes do a workout routine by myself but mostly I do the fitness classes run by the trainers. They are so much fun! I think my favorite is the Aquatics class; the description is Power, intervals, circuits, kick boxing and more. Love it! Well you have to look pass I am one of the youngest ones in the class and the music is Big Band but it makes me feel so strong as the class normally starts out with about thirty ladies and ends with only about ten of us.
My food is still an everyday struggle. I will say I have eaten about two bags of baby carrots in four days and I sit here typing and munching on almonds. I have no idea if I am losing weight because I said I would not weigh for one month from the day the trainer took my measurements so I have about two more weeks.
In other news JM Lost his first tooth!!! This tooth has been loose forever and just holding on by a thread. JM has been wiggling it to no end and begging anyone who will try to get it out. Well on Friday night we worked on it some more and after no luck with our fingers daddy got out the pliers. It came out but there was so much blood I kind of freaked out! JM was so happy laughing and saying it didn’t hurt. And it did stop bleeding after I gave him an ice pop. He was also very happy with the five dollars and note the tooth fairy left him.
Very exciting stuff going on in the Crazy Family House!