Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Day off!!!

A true day off...no school, no one needs a ride to work, and no doctor's appointments. I think tonight is even free which doesn't happen often. I wish I could say that a lot was accomplished already but I can't. For the first time in a looong time I stayed in bed past 7...actually it was after 9! We needed a day like this though. Poor Danielle has had a fever all week and now has ulcers all over the inside of her mouth and tongue. She says they don't hurt and that she feels better. Most everyone else is dealing with a cold.

Yesterday was one of those days when I say to myself.....WHAT was I thinking...having all these kids? Sean, Danielle and I spent most of the day in the car running errands for everyone else. (Even Liz who lives out of state! LOL) We did have some special fun times too. We got the new blueberry pomegranate smoothies from McD's and the kids got an awesome holiday cookie from Wegman's. (It's always about the food) And any day we get to take care of Gabe for the evening is a good day. Add in watching Meg and it becomes a superdy duper day! She is getting so big! She's wearing undies all the time. Even though they still live here we don't see them tons. Allison's sister has been watching Meg during the day and their nights have been busy.

Sean is getting big too! He lost his first tooth on Monday.

And now it's gone from Friday to Tuesday without me knowing! Although the weather wasn't the best it was still nice. Saturday was grocery shopping and errand day. Tom and I went out to dinner with my parents, my sister and brother and their spouses. After we hung out until 1am or so. Sunday was more errands in the morning and then a cookout at church. It was awesome to sit and talk while we watched the kids play games and softball. What started as a....the kids want to visit, is it ok if I bring them over on Monday? conversation on Tuesday turned into a full blown cookout at my parents' house. Pat and Alex had to work so weren't there. And of course Liz and AJ were in another state. I was really missing them yesterday. I think part of the reason was that I didn't have my phone and couldn't text or call them.

I'm sitting here in the pitch dark so I don't see the disaster area around me. I have my work cut out for me. I just wish the water supply wasn't an issue....and my back...ok,my whole body but mostly my back right now....OUCH! I'm hoping I can make it to the pool after the kids get on the bus. I have a feeling that will be a major feat. Why can't school be done now!?!?! I know I say this every year but it's true. These last few weeks of school are a waste of time! Just give me my kids already!

Ok...enough rambling. It's 4am, I've been up for 2hrs and if I don't get back to sleep sometime before 6:30...it's gonna be a looong day. See ya!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Oh rats!

Seems I lost a post I wrote over two days this week. GRRRR! That's what I get for being impatient and closing an app before it says it's done.

The weather here has been BEAUTIFUL!!! The only problem is that I know it has to end and most likely will this weekend. Which happens to be our church soccer weekend when we want it nice out. I'd love to say I got a lot done around here but you so. Oh I did manage to put dents in things but they've been undone already. One of my goals is to get the pool hooked up so I can start that yearly battle. Wish I could dump the water I'm hauling out of the basement ( washer incident) into the pool to help it get filled faster. I don't think we want to turn the pool into a bubble spa right now though. I've had Gabe here quite a few days this last week. It's so nice to get cuddle time with him.

Grandpa gives the best airplane rides!

On Monday I took Danielle and Sean to play on the playground at church while Eileen and Olivia were at soccer practice.

I finally got my behind over to the pool this morning ( Tuesday)! My arms got a good work out. Allison had Tuesday off. After running some errands we ended up taking Meg over to the church playground to run off some steam.

It's now Thursday and I'm happy to say I made it to the pool again Wednesday! I couldn't today because Carrie had a doctor's appointment first thing today. It's bugging me that I didn't go.... that's a good thing. I am so out of shape! I couldn't do the crawl for their full length of the pool and back! Me, the fish. Someone who's swam for over a mile before. Makes me want to cry. Instead I'll just work on getting some of that old me back! As of now I've decided I still want to go to the rec center pool during the summer. Our pool here isn't long enough to get a decent amount of strokes in before having to turn around. We'll see if it's still my thoughts once summer vacation starts.

I need another day added to this week! I don't haven't enough hours in the day to get everything done. Laundry, so we'll have clothes to wear this weekend. Grocery shopping so we can eat and the kids won't starve while Tom and I are gone to South Carolina... if we go. Picking up and watching baby Gabe. Plus the regular stuff... making dinner and cleaning... oh and maybe sleeping. I won't even be here for Mother's Day. I'm working breakfast at church and then heading to the ball park to work. At least I'll be close to my parents' house and can stop to visit my mom. At least I have a mom to visit. I hate this time of year for Tom and his siblings. My lilacs are almost in full bloom. They remind me so much of my mother-in-law. That and all the garage sale signs. It's not the same going without her.

Don't really want to end on a somber note but I need to take Val to work and I don't want this to sit on my phone any longer. I'll end with a picture of Meg and Gabe. Because you can't help smile looking at them. :o)