Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer time!

Yay, school's out! This year, our "plan" for the summer is to "keep moving." Not to just become couch potatoes because it's hot outside.

We've been getting up each morning and going to the gym. I know, can you believe it? And what's weirder...we're actually LIKING it. It's great to get your workout done before it's super hot (and first thing in the morning, so you don't have to dread it all day)...and it gets you up and going with your day. No more finding yourself sitting around in your jammies at 2 pm, and being shocked that the day is half gone. Loving it! And the best part? I've lost 3 lbs. this week.

We're also making more of a effort to be conscious. That sounds kind of weird. But what I mean is that we are trying to be...present. To be aware, and appreciative of what's going on around us. It's actually very fulfilling! (Who knew, lol!)

I want to try to keep a list of the fun stuff we do this summer. I like to see it all in one place!

So far we've:

  • Fed ducks
  • Saw Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Got frozen yogurt at Menchie's
  • Shannon's rediscovered bubbles, and is actually having fun blowing bubbles, lol! (She's 14!)
  • Got new curtains and rod for our bedroom.
  • Keeping the top off the Jeep and going for spontaneous convertible rides (and occasionally with a dog...they LOVE it!)
  • Shan and I found ourselves up late last night, and changed out the posters in her bedroom.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I think I might be becoming "crunchy."

But first, let me back up...and just give a brief WOOHOO that I'm in my last week of school! I have class tomorrow, and then Wednesday and Thursday are the last days of school (programs and parties) for those kiddos. I cannot believe it, and yet...I'm so ready. I'm kind of getting to that overwhelmed/shut-down frame of mind where I just don't want to do anything. That's NOT so good. Time to relax and have some time to myself. Soon. SOON!

OK, back to the potential crunchiness.

Patrick hasn't been feeling well for about a month, and to shorten a very long story...they've tested him for a lot of things, and we're still waiting for the results of his celiac test. But the fact that they tested him for that made us look into the signs/symptoms of celiac disease...and we realize that even if he doesn't have that...that he almost definitely has a strong sensitivity to wheat. So he's cut it out. Hence, we've got a house full of gluten-free foods, etc.

Anyway, I just found myself sitting eating a snack of snikiddy fries, drinking orange barley water (not gluten free, obviously, lol). That alone made me chuckle. Then I realized I was wearing my Jeep "Life is Good" shirt, and Keen sandals. LOL! Yep, I think I'm getting a little crunchy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hello, two weeks!

This time of year is brutal...don't blink, or weeks will just simply be GONE!!!

I wish I could say I've been going to the gym every day, but no. I've gone to yoga twice since I last posted.

Preschool has been SO busy with Mother's Day Tea parties, and finishing art work, and then setting up the Art Show, etc.

And then I got strep throat. So I'm in bed. Sigh.

I have LESS than two weeks left of preschool, which I find absolutely I'm tying a knot in the end of my rope, and hanging on!

I can do this!