Friday, August 27, 2010

My Two Week Writer's Block

Seriously, it is not as if nothing is going on in our lives for me to write about. It is simply too much to write and who really wants to know all the gritty details of our typical family life. Who are we?? The Kardashians or something.....I think not!
Michael is in the full throws of 5th grade and loving it. I am so thankful he doesn't have any of the angst I always did during my school career. The backwardness and insecurities can almost cripple a person.
Just so I can get some sympathy, (which I know I will not get) here is our schedule:
Monday: 4:00 guitar, 5:30-6:45 Cross Country
Tuesday: 5:30-6:45 Cross Country
Wednesday: 4:30-6:00 Kids Church Stuff
Thursday: 5:30-6:45 Cross Country
Friday: Marshall soccer practice 4:30-5:00, Michael 5:00-6:00
Saturday: Potpourri of soccer games and cross country meets
Sunday: COMA
Although there is a hell of a lot more going on than that, I am simply too tired and brain fried to even attempt a lucid and flowing blog entry. Therefore, all I have are the fill-ins babe!

1. You do your thing; I do mine and sometimes they are the exact opposites of our true personalities.

2. How to spend all my down time is what's been on my mind on and off all day.

3. Remember when you kept batting away all the spider webs and then wouldn't kill the one hanging from the rafters. (doofus)

4. Exercising, french fries and texting are three of my favorite obsessions :-)

5. During the last year I have done some significant soul searching with decent results.

6. Being around certain people puts a smile on my face.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to soccer practice, pizza and the local ice cream parlor with my little men, tomorrow my plans include breakfast at IHOP, soccer games and a weenie roast in the evening and Sunday, I want to use my 30% off coupon wisely at the Gap, Old Navy and BR. Bring on the bargains baby.

Friday, August 13, 2010

OMG, It's Finally Here...Hello Baby!

  • I have been yearning for Friday all week. Not this has been a bad week (well, not yet but I may find out more medical news regarding a family member today) but it could all go to hell in a hand basket at any moment! My triathlon training is going OK I guess. I only rode 3 times this week and ran once. So much for the training. Maybe I will just do it and make a complete fool of myself!! Next week we start swimming and I am not quite sure how I will fare attempting a half mile. I guess we shall see or not, depending on what the outcome is.
  • Michael is officially the epitome of the over scheduled child. He has added learning to play the saxophone to his list of stuff. The thing is, the more he has to do the better he is at getting it done and getting it done well. Too much time on his hands leads to procrastination and a half ass job done so so. I wonder where he gets that from? Yes, this rhetorical. I am well aware I perform at my best going nine to nothing. In retrospect, I have ADHD and Michael was diagnosed with ADD (non-medicated) last year...hmmm...maybe this is what helps peeps like us.
  • Michael has also started his 9 week sex ed class at church. Scary, eh? It is taught by his pediatrician who also attends our church and it is Christian based with Bible verses to correlate the teachings, etc., etc.... Oh, and it's not just 9 weeks of sex! They talk about all aspects of adolescence: Conformity, self esteem, peer pressure, puberty. I am pleased with the well roundness of the program.
  • I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, I know I am.

1. Music is truly something I could not live without. It is incorporated into my everyday!

2. The sunrise and a singing bird or two is what I like first thing in the morning.

3. The first thing I said this morning was: I cannot believe it is already 5:20.

4. Funnel cakes and foot long hot dogs; it's what's for dinner tonight.

5. It's all been a definite learning experience.

6. Calling in sick and going to a park is what I feel like doing right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to woo hoo it's the Putnam County fair baby, tomorrow my plans include recovering from my fair hangover and trying to stay cool, and Sunday, I want to be chillaxin by the pool.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

As this week comes to a close, I have found it harder and harder to keep myself from relishing in self pity. This week started off ok but the gradual onslaught of little things finally piled up and morphed into a big thing. I was still able to keep it together because all the little things were truly little when broken down into pieces. Anywho, I then received some startling medical news about a close family member and that was the proverbial straw. I don't want to share exactly what it all entails until I know more. I just want this week to end and start another one anew.
On a more positive note, the triathlon training is going fairly well. I focused on biking all week and was able to ride almost 50 miles. Two days a week I am only able to ride 6 miles in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays because Michael wants to ride with me. How cool is it that my ten year old sets his alarm clock for 5:30 two days a week to ride with mom.

1. Life is meant to take full advantage of and that is exactly what I intend to do.

2. No matter how hard this is I intend to keep going.

3. My last text message (or IM) ended in these three words: one by Tuesday.

4. An extremely fattening and high carb Italian meal is what I'm thinking about for dinner sometime soon.

5. On the 1st day of August my true love gave to me...a fireplace for the patio!

6. I am often described as lively and energetic.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to taking a deep breath and let the problems of the week wash off of me, tomorrow my plans include spending some time with my mom and celebrating my 19th wedding anniversary and Sunday, I want to start gearing up for the work week. I cannot believe how fast the weekends go.