Wednesday, July 27, 2011

19 Days and Counting...

School will be here before we know it. It's unreal. I feel like we have SO much to do and that this summer has gone by fast, although at times, not fast enough.

Things I am looking forward to: 

Helping with PSR for the 6th graders
Helping out the PTO at school
Soccer and Dance (the kids, not me!)
Having 3 kids in school
2 hours a day at the gym
Having a schedule again
Cooler weather

Oh, did you catch that? 2 hrs a day at the gym? Yes, I called my gym (Club Fitness) and they allow up to 2 hrs a day for the daycare/sitter. SCORE. I figure from 9-11 is great. I can then come home, shower, eat lunch with my daughter, play for a bit, and then she can take a nap around 12:30 or 1pm. That is something she normally does NOT do. She quit naps about 18 months. YIKES. But I think I may try and get her back into them. lol.

What are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Non Scale Victory

Since we have the funeral tomorrow, I decided I needed some new "dressy" capris or something. I'm not going to lie, being heavy and being a SAHM, I hardly EVER dress up. Like maybe once a year. So I headed off to Kohls and was SHOCKED. I grabbed a size smaller than what I have been wearing at home. They fit, but were even a bit loose. So I grabbed a size smaller than that.... THOSE FIT. I am in SHOCK. SHOCK, I tell ya. I haven't worn this size pants since after I had my daughter 3 years ago and before that it was before my 7.5 yo was born!!!

I guess those workouts with my trainer (even though it's been a few months) and losing a few lbs on WW has helped. ;) I am VERY pleased. In fact, it's kind of giving me some motivation. I am going to call the gym on Wed and see what the longest amount of time is allowed for with kids at the sitter there. Once my kids start school in a few weeks I will only have my 3 year old. If they allow 2 hrs, I may do that. If I could get in 6 hrs a week at the gym, that would be awesome. If I can get it in 5 times a week, even better. We shall see.

Seeing that I actually wear 1-2 sizes smaller than what I have been wearing is such a motivator. I would LOVE to be a size 10 by Xmas. 23 weeks and Xmas will be over... I know, shush, right? lol. 

Saying Goodbye

My MIL's twin passed away early Saturday morning. She had colon cancer and it was all through her body, bones, and lymph nodes. It happened so fast once we found out that she had the cancer. My heart breaks for my MIL even though at times she is NOT my favorite person. She had a messed up family life from a young age on. I feel like her twin was her only ally in that family. *sigh* My MIL has been diagnosed with emphysema (from smoking) and she hasn't quit. She is supposed to be using oxygen daily, but she doesn't. This pains me for the simple fact that if she did use it, she would have SOOO much more energy, etc.

The funeral is tomorrow and it's about 130 miles from us. :( So a 2 hr drive in 100 degree weather and 4 kids is on the agenda in about 5 hours. YIKES.

I hate saying goodbye. I am also worried about how this is going to affect my kids. They are identical twins and I am worried that it may flip one of the kiddos out. But death is a part of life so I am not going to hide it. Of course, I won't force the kids into going into the room with the casket, but...

I'm just sad. Sad for my husband, sad for my MIL.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Um, yeah, I can't think of a great title today. lol.

This morning I took the kids to the park with some "Mommy" friends that I met a few years back on Meetup. We had a great time. It actually has only reached 86 ish today, so it was a nice "cool" morning. lol. The kids seem a bit worn out so I am praying that they stay that way and go to sleep good tonight, lol.

The Serpentine belt on my van needs to be replaced...the mechanic mentioned that last October or November when I took it in for an oil change. He did say that it could last a week or up to a year depending on things. Well, he was right! I got quite a few more months out of this belt! lol. So needless to say, on Saturday morning, I am bringing it in (with ALL four kids in tow, of course) to get it replaced. He said it would take about 45 mins so that's not too bad. Besides, it will make me feel tons safer knowing that I most likely won't break down on the highway or anywhere with all of the kids with me!!! I have really been feeling anxious about that the last few weeks. I wish Hubs was good with cars because I would have him change it. I have heard it is fairly could save us about $75 in labor, too. Eh, at least it will get done.

A few other things going on, but I will use another post to blog about that...

Hope everyone is staying cool!! I am feeling pretty blessed to have AC!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I can NOT believe it is July...

Am I the only one who is like, WOA. Half the year is gone. Where did it go???? Did you guys have a good 4th of July? Ours was pretty laid back. We had my InLaws over and BBQ'd and at the last minute, Hubs had to run to Walmart to get more meat since the meat FIL gave us was,  um... older. lol. There were some interesting hues to it let's just say. LOL.

*Le sigh* I still haven't done the trim in my bedroom. I know, I know, no one is fainting from shock, are you? lol. I haven't gone back to WW since the week before my birthday...I  have had some papers stuck above my fireplace on the wall to see if I like the look for about 3 weeks now...I need to buy the wood to finish that project off.... Do you see where I am going with this? The month of June has been whacky and just a month of procrastination, too. But just think, in another month we will all be rushing around getting ready for school to begin again. We will be back to school shopping, finishing up those Summer projects, etc, wondering why we didn't do what we wanted to do and where the time went.

Is it bad that I am already hoping for Fall to get here? It is MY FAVORITE weather and time of the year....I bought a Mary Engelbreit Halloween flag for my stand out front today. Hey, Michaels had some Fall things out and I could. not. help. myself. I lose control when it comes to Fall Decor. lol.

Well, this post ended up being a Confession Post. lol. OOPS. Do you have any confessions that you would like to make? Feel free to share.