September 27, 2010

Monday Mingle 9-27-10

Good Monday Morning peeps!  I hope you have a fantastic day, keep away from mosquitoes and shrews, and you'll do just FINE :)  Monday Mingle is hosted by Eighty MPH Mom...her button is over there on the right hand side...Please check her out :)

September 20, 2010

Monday Mingle 9/20/10

Happy Monday!  I hope you all are having a fantastic day.  Monday Mingle is hosted my Eighty MPH Mom.  Click on the button on the right hand side of the screen to check her (and other's) out.  Have a groovy fantastic day!

September 14, 2010

Never Too Late

Do you ever find it difficult to think of a title for your blog post?  Well, luckily for me today's came pretty easy.  I wanted to speak of only a specific thing today, that I'm just getting into again (that being regular exercise), but just as I was going to tell you of my adventures the thought struck me that I should post a list of things that it's never too late for.  And as I do, I invite you, too, to post a list of things that are never too late to do.

1. Yes, number one for me is getting to the gym, at least 3 days a week. I went to the I-Tunes store and typed in "running guide" or something like that in the search box.  I was able to find a FREE podcast that eases you into running a 5K in 6 weeks.  The podcast is  called 5K 101.  So off the gym I went.  They have these treadmills with built in fans at the gym, Oh how I LOVE the constant flow of air to dry the sweat off my face.  So, I followed "Todd" the personal trainer in my first work out since 20?? (muffled).  Wow, It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I felt really good afterwards.  Honest.  Last night my legs were a LITTLE sore, so I put my feet up and went to bed.  Today I"m still feeling well.  I have my gym clothes ready to go in the morning for day 2 of week one.   In the words of SpongeBob Square Pants "I'm ready!"

2- It's also never too late to realize how much you love your children.  How you truly want the best for them, how you want them to know how much you love them, and how you would do anything for them.  My kids are about to go through a hard time.  They are being dealt the short end of the stick.  I want them to know that I will be their rock.  I will be there with open arms.  I will be there with listening ears.  My heart is theirs.  My life is theirs.  They are my everything.  Everything.  They are the best thing that has ever come from me.  Ever.

3- It's never too late to start a blog.  Or your 7th.  Yes, this is my 7th blog.  Don't even bother trying to find the other six...they are not listed.  My original blog is about my family.  It has my kids' stuff on it.  If you know me and my family PERSONALLY then it might be interesting, but I don't want to bore you to death with silly things.  So THIS is my blog.  After last weeks Monday Mingle I came to find that a few people have a blog their FAMILY doesn't know about.  This thought had never crossed my mind, but it intrigued me nonetheless.  I say this because ONE time I used my blog to vent about a certain family member whom I lived with....well I got some flack for it from someone else and edited my writings. NOT ANYMORE!  I am 30? (muffled) years old and refuse to be silenced! (except when telling my weight or age, hehehe).  And sometimes I just need to I know we all do.  Therefore I Christen this MY blog and I'll put on it whatever I darn well please...and I encourage you all to do the same.  Now go write your lists :)

September 13, 2010

September 8, 2010


What I Meant to Say Wednesday

I spent my Labor Day...laboring

No, not THAT kind.  Whew. 
My sister, who lives out of state recently got an apartment.  She's a nanny and had been living in-house.  Most of her things are still at my parents house, for obvious reasons.  So, Mom and Dad asked me to help pack up her belongings so they can drive them out to her this week.  After all "Your sister has been so good to you.  She has helped you move, she has watched your kids so you could take a shower, she spoils them rotten when she's here"  OKAY.  I got it.  So off I went to help pack boxes.  

Mind you, my sister is wonderful.  But I recall more than once her mentioning how much CRAP I had when she was moving me.  Not to say that I don't.  I'm really trying to pare down and de-junk my space.  But we packed over 20 medium U-haul boxes from just her bedroom.  Even my mom made mention that I didn't have this much stuff.  So WIMTS was "Holy CRAP.  You have 4 times the CRAP I do.  Before you start judging me, take a look at your own dang space.  Yes, I do have a lot of things I don't need, but you have MORE!"

Today we are loading the truck.  I won't be there to empty it (hehehe).  I do not envy her the task she has ahead :)

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September 2, 2010

Serious? aka The Lack of Common Sense

I recently went to a preschool orientation.  The letter was mailed out 3 weeks ago.  The flyer gave the who, what, where, when, why information and clearly stated that children were not to attend the orientation.
I arrived at the school 10 minutes early.  There were only 2 other people in attendance.  I received my folder and filled out the information needed.  I made a quick jaunt to the ladies room and when I returned to the classroom, the room was packed.  Good. Glad everyone decided to come.  I found a seat on the outskirts and sat down to listen to the teacher.  Unfortunately there were about 5 children present.  I went to the time and effort to arrange child-care for my son, so I was a little upset.  Did these people not read their letters?
Please note, I understand that at times things come up and you have to bring your child...I've been there.  But these children were running around dragging toys off the shelves (mind you, the noisy ones) and jumping around the place.  I was struggling to hear the teacher as she went over our packets.  I leaned over and shhhhhhhed some kids, but really, I should not have had to do so.  That is the parents job.  I felt so sorry for the teacher who was trying her best to make her voice heard over the tumult of a boy dragging his arm through a box of Legos.  If my child were making that much noise I would take him out of the room so that other people could hear.
I don't know if what happened next was worse.  The teacher had to tell parents to dress their children appropriately for the weather.  We have 4 distinct seasons each year where I live and having to tell parents to dress their child in boots, gloves, hats and COATS (not sweaters) for winter was just outright SAD.  But maybe not as sad as having to remind parents that their child needs to come to school with breakfast in their stomach.

Also, do not drop off your child early and pick them up late.
Do not bring them if they are sick (DUH!)
Bring a change of clothes for your child (do you not know preschool is messy and sometimes accidents happen?)
LABEL your children's belongings

I am disgusted that people need to be reminded of these sort of things.  Lack of education and general apathy are so present in today's society.  I pray we get back to some good old fashioned taking care of ourselves and our brood and not expect others to do it for us.  Supporting ourselves is a God-given privilege that needs to be valued and expected. There are MANY who can, but don't.  I pray they will realize the implications of their actions and choose to take action and DO.  It's not easy all the time, but it is definitely worth it.