Friday, August 22, 2008

Lost and Found and Lost again...

Does anyone remember losing something as a child or teenager and just being so frustrated that you couldn't find it? If your house was/is anything like mine, then usually it was "Mom's Fault" that the precious belonging was missing! Now I am the Mom! Aaggh!

Every week we check out videos from the library for the kids. Last week when we went to return them, I was short one video- Rainbow Fish. Oops. I knew it was somewhere in the house, I was pretty sure downstairs. I just asked if we could check it out one more week so that we wouldn't be fined. "No Problem, Ma'am." So we went home, and along with our newly checked out DVD's, we were able to enjoy Rainbow Fish for one more week. Today I go to the library to return the DVD's and I'm short one. Yep, you guessed it, Rainbow Fish. Oh, but I can't check it out again...I've already renewed it once. So I am going to be fined 15 cents every day until I find and return it. Okay, I realize that 15 cents is not much when you are thinking of being overdue 1 or 2 days, even a week. But the problem is at this moment Rainbow Fish is "unfindable". I know that's not a word...I just mean, I CAN'T FIND IT! I've looked in all of the normal, expected places and it's not in any of them. Which is really a problem, because if it's not in a reasonable place then that means Ryan carried it around with him and left it somewhere strange. Or it means I picked it up and set it somewhere in haste and cannot recall, at all, where it is!

I hate moments like this, when I can't find something I'm looking for. Seriously, I think it warps my brain a little. I don't want to own Rainbow Fish.

I've bribed the children...$1 to spend at the dollar spot at Target to the child who finds the movie. What do I get if I find it : peace of mind, I guess. Mom if your reading this...have you seen Rainbow Fish?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What I'm thinking...

I have recipes to type.
I spend too much time on Facebook.
Tonight I got to talk to some adults, WOW!
I will be tired when I have to get Juliana ready for school in the morning.
Tomorrow I'll get more accomplished. I promise.
Tomorrow is lunchrun...I wonder where the teenagers will want to go.
I love my family.
Chloe could not be a better baby.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let's get caught up!

Summer is over...

I have been looking forward to the end of summer since before it began. Don't get me wrong, I love my children, and I love spending time with them, but I really love education. And I really love my children being educated 5 days a week in a classroom setting.

Last thursday Juliana went back to school. She started second grade and is SO excited to have Ms. Olson, a brand new teacher, to spend this year with. Yesterday we met Ryan's preschool teacher. He will start on August 27th and he is very excited!

I realize that it has been quite a while since my last posting. So here is the summer run down of our summer events...

*In May, the last day of school, I was admitted to the hospital with Rhabdomyolosis. The very short version of the story is that I severely damaged the muscles in my legs during a group cyling class. I don't recommend getting Rhabdomyolosis as it is VERY PAINFUL and I thought I was dying. So I was in the hospital for 4 days and was catered to...given all of my meals in bed and basically left alone to was wonderful and peaceful, despite the pain.

*In June, the family packed up and went to summer camps in Lexington, fun times. After camps, Chris had some time off and instead of taking a trip out of town we stayed home and did some things at the house like painting and "what-not" as he would say.

*July flew by. My brother, his wife and my niece came to visit, followed by Chris's brother and family. The rest of the month was mainly consumed with random youth events.

*August 1st, Chris flew to NYC for a missions trip. My mom came to visit, yeah. We ate out every day and I haven't been on the scale to see the damage. I have taken time off from the YMCA while I was healing, but planned to go back to working out when the kids started school, and for some reason the Y is closed all week...just my luck. I am forced to just not excersize for 1 more week...(I guess I could walk outside).

Juliana is lovely, wonderful and smart.
Ryan is an adorable, hilarious monkey.
Chloe is sweet, precious, an angel baby...and growing too fast!

Wish me luck, I'm going to try and do better!