Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Work Day....boooooo

This has been an extremely hectic week full of all of our usual activities compiled with Michael starting 5th grade. I cannot believe my eldest is already in middle school. When did this happen?
I remind him every day, much to his chagrin I am sure, about responsibility. He will be changing classes seven times a day and be responsible for a locker. I cannot believe how they rip the children out of the sanctity of elementary school and throw them into a 5-8th middle school. I feel children without armpit hair should be separated from children with armpit hair. Further more on my digression...if you are developing armpit hair as a boy or anything resembling breasts as a girl, you butt should not be on any type of frog slide at the YMCA or any waterpark for that matter. Ok, I am finished. Michael is also on the cross country (CC) team at his new school and they practice three days a week. I am not looking forward to soccer starting because life as we know it will be over. Guitar lessons one day a week, cross country 3 days a week, soccer practice one day a week and one cross country meet/one soccer game on the weekend. Goodbye life, goodbye free time.
It has been interesting to let Michael go a little and delve into things he is interested in. He has taken it upon himself to start running CC barefoot and has discovered this allows him to finish and not be as tired. He also joined the band at school and wants to learn to play the snare drum. Since I love music so much it has been a pleasure to see him want to learn the guitar and now the drums. His most current repertoire of guitar songs are Smoke On The Water and Ironman. He does quite well but that may be a mother's opinion.
Since I am working today, I guess I should get busy. Oh, how I will miss you my three day weekend but I am hoping you return soon.

1. I'm going to quit worrying about every dang thing and let the chips fall where they may.

2. I have never heard anyone describe me with the words adventure and daring.

3. Perhaps today you can make it a point to chat, catch up and forgive.

4. I would like to adopt and appreciate a true adventurer’s spirit.

5. Compassion is something I am not short of .

6. I will find an answer and a solution to this no matter how difficult. Because that is the kind of girl I am.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hanging out with the family and hopefully having a good night, tomorrow my plans include Michael getting his physical for CC and maybe some poolside activity and Sunday, I want to train with Cerina on my new road bike...we are going to try and bike 20 miles. I know I can, I know I can.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Aftermath

Cerina and I completed the first phase of training for our triathlon by doing our own biathlon! We survived...she more than I because she has been running half marathons for a while. I also discovered that a hybrid Trek bicycle is not made for long distance riding. So, the mission is to find a used road bike seeing as I don't have two grand sitting around to spend on a new one. I rode the 10 mile bike ride fairly effortlessly but having a 3 minute rest before going into a 2 mile jog was almost too much. I ended up walking a half mile but I am relatively pleased since this was my first day of training. We finished in an hour and 10 minutes...not too shabby for some beginners. Don't laugh at the after picture of Cerina and I. Well, I know you guys won't laugh at her because she is one of those girls who is gorgeous at all times. I guess I wont hold it against her. I hope everyone has a fabulous week.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Farewell Three Day Weekends And Other Random Things

My last three day weekend for a while is coming to a close at an alarming rate. For once, I decided to spend my last Friday off doing something my eldest wanted to do instead of something I wanted to do. So, we spent a one hundred degree day at a moob packed Nashville Shores. It was alarming at best so I tried to focus on people who should be wearing a swimsuit with pride. Does that sound I offer any apology....what do you think?

Today was filled with nothing, nothing, and haircuts for the boys...oh yea...I bathed and washed my hair. That was pretty much it. I think we all had our fill of the outside yesterday and deserved a break today. Furthermore, we promised Michael we would take the boat out Sunday and let him tube for a while. Sweltering heat, here we come! I am so excited I could just wet my pants.

On another note for tomorrow's plans...I am the lucky girl meeting a girlfriend of mine at 6 a.m. to ride 10 miles on the old cycle followed by running two miles. woo hoo for me. Our triathlon is at the end of next month and we have to get serious about our training. I am so much more motivated when someone else is up my booty to do it....thanks Cerina. With your help I will lose my last few pounds and see 130 again. (this morning's weigh in.....133.8) OMG, I am almost there. As for the pictures at the bottom of the blog...the boys after their cuts and I decided to jump in the mix.
Now for my extremely late Friday Fill Ins. I was rather distracted yesterday and that is my only excuse.

1. I feel the need to jump on a couch and yell.......

2. I wish we had all the time in the world to catch up, and then some.

3. Do what you do, what you do, what you did to me.

4. I know this isn't completely unique but it is definitely different.

5. It's hard to know how much or how capable you are of loving someone but I am willing to find out.

6. Once the first step is taken, the rest just follows suit.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to recovering from Nashville Shores, tomorrow my plans include lounging at home, getting the boy's hair cut, and seeing my mom and Sunday, I want to survive my triathlon training and afternoon on the lake.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birthday Hanukkuh

Just a brief little update on my month long birthday. Finally was able to schedule some time with my peeps and celebrate the last bday in my thirties. Of course we went to favorite favorite favorite place. Good times with some extremely intelligent, opinionated and insightful women. You ladies keep me on my toes. What more could a girl want.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday

1. This is what life does. It lets you go in whichever direction you want.

2. And did you appreciate the moment?

3. Upon reflection my regrets are minimal.

4. I hope this continues for quite a long time.

5. Later, you wake up and thankfully it was only a dream.

6. We took a long drive so we can take in the view of the far and boundless sea.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to celebrating my birthday with my girlfriends, tomorrow my plans include swimming and general relaxation and Sunday, I want to hopefully take the boat out and get in some lake time.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Silly Time

We had a great trip to Chattanooga but I am running late as usual and there is no time to elaborate. I intend to get pics up on Facebook this evening with a few added to the blog.
We decided to have an evening of pampering when we got home. Yes, even boys need to learn how to treat themselves and relax!! Happy Tuesday.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Counting Down

Boo hoo, after this Friday I only have 2 more three day weekends left. After that, school starts and I can hardly believe it. Who in the world starts school in July? I guess that is a rhetorical question because I already know who it is. (Great, now I have the damn Final Countdown song in my head)
I finally get to see my babies today. My mom has had them since MONDAY! Can you believe it? Although I have enjoyed the ever so brief glimpse into my life before children, it has been kind of boring without all the ruckus. We are planning an exciting day at Nashville Shores and have decided we won't melt in the rain the weather dude is predicting. I am hanging onto the word 'scattered' like grim death. After we finish at the waterpark, I have made impromptu reservations in Chattanooga for the weekend to surprise the boys. I just had this wild hair last night to go somewhere and click click click of the keyboard....we are southeast bound.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.

1. Layers of understanding is what I hope is bestowed upon me.

2. I have not one iota of insight into this situation.

3. I'd be willing to bet the reason for everything will come into view (eventually)

4. Barking right back scares the dog.

5. I'm fond of ...well the usual answer would be my children with I am extremely fond of but I really am fond of making people laugh, too.

6. Some of the hotel rates in Chattanooga were just way too much!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making it to Chattanooga safely and relaxing poolside at the Marriott, tomorrow my plans include more Chatt fun and enjoyment and Sunday, I want to make it home safely with all of my sanity intact.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

End Of An Era

I guess the end of my thirtieth era, so to speak. Today, a little before 10 a.m., I will officially be 39 years old. I am not depressed about peering over the edge of 40, really I am not! I have too many blessings in my life to feel that way. Yes, I know people writing about their 'blessings' has almost become cliche but there is no other way to word it. Therefore I shall join the ranks of cliche! The number one all consuming blessing in my life which no amount of money in the world can buy is the health of family. We are so very fortunate. No one in the family takes prescriptions of any kind, aspirin/ibuprofen expires in our house before it can be completely consumed, I have had less than a dozen headaches in my entire life (mom says I give them that is why I don't get them, RUDE!), I had the ability to lift weights three times , run four miles in 40 minutes, and take a 13 mile bike ride in 60 minutes all in the same week.
Yes, I suppose I am bragging a bit but this is my blog and I can write whatever I want!! ;) My only wish is for a pill to cure Crazy 3-almost 4 year old syndrome. Has anyone ever heard of or experienced this?
Anywho, no significant complaints for my 39th birthday...only praises, a few thoughts in my head, and some tough considerations/future options way down deep in my head!
As for my birthday present from my husband....a gourmet meal (Mike is a hell of a cook). My mom has so lovingly kept the kids from Sunday until tomorrow which has been so relaxing and we will actually be able to enjoy our meal without 15 kid requests and cleaning up spilled whatever.
Have a great day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Reverse Three Day

I actually have a reverse three day weekend compared to most. I have to work on Monday..booo...but I am off today. I am not really complaining as I will take what I can get. Nothing to terribly exciting to report. Michael has his last day of soccer camp today and he has thoroughly enjoyed it. He has learned lots of maneuvers, drills and tricks so hopefully he will want to play travel soccer now.
On a different about the weather this morning? We all donned light jackets to sit outside because it was so cool. How weird is that?
I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous Fourth of July holiday.

1. When it's quiet I can let my mind roam wherever it may want to go.

2. A few days or weeks away seems like a months.

3. My heart is hmmm, I suppose my heart is exactly where I want it to be right now.

4. My last birthday in my 30's is this July.

5. In the town where I was born there is heck of a lot more going on than in this town. I miss it dearly.

6. Listening without any pre-conceived notions is something I really love about my significant other / friend.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending as much time outside as possible to enjoy this blessing of weather we have, tomorrow my plans include typical poolside activity and Sunday, I want to head to my mother's house to hang out for the 4th and actually leave my kids there for a few days!! Whoo hoo....I love Mommy down time!