Monday, July 19, 2010

After reading this you will be glad I only had 10 minutes!

I have ten minutes to blog, so I will randomly tell you the top ten things on my mind right now. Mercy, are you in for a treat…

1. I’m still recovering from last week. I taught 11 classes, so worked 11 hours. Actually it wasn’t even 11 hours because some of those classes were only 30 minutes. Anyway, teaching that much confirmed what I’ve known all along – I NEVER want to work a full time job. Or part time for that matter. 11 hours was more than enough. Especially with four little Darlings home for the summer. Now, I may change my mind once I see that paycheck!

2. I’m currently reading, “How to have a new kid by Friday” and am on Wednesday. I will supposedly have a new kid in two days. Hmmm…if the meltdown that I had over the behavior of my children this morning is any indication of how we are progressing, I have serious doubts that this is working. Maybe they meant that a new child will be joining our house in two days…

3. I got a ticket last week at UTSA. I was there on a mission with my step-mom and while I have been am known for creating my own parking spaces, this time I parked in the garage I was told visitors are supposed to park in. And I got a ticket. Which is fascinating (LOVEY!) because when I make my own parking space, I never get tickets… Anyway, the ticket was $100!! So I get on the website to appeal the ticket and I see that the consequences of not paying the ticket are: 1. hold on transcripts, 2. hold on my grades, 3. hold on financial aid, 4. suspension of parking privileges OR… denial of graduation!! I just might take my chances.

4. The girls are taking their first dance class. Look how cute they are.

They LOVE it! So cute right?
WELL, this is likely to not only be their first dance class, but also their last! Unfortunate for them they are in jeopardy of being kicked out of their class. ((SIGH)) Really. Apparently they are disruptive and the entire class has had to be rearranged due to their behavior. This is so disturbing to me. People, I really did have it under control when I only had 2 children. Those twinkies – Naughty. Then they say, with THE cutest little face, “I sawee I hab bad behaybor, mommy.” Melts me every time.

5. The “bad behaybor” is why I am petrified about putting them in the new bunk beds that we just got for the shishers! That and I’m not ready to acknowledge that we will no longer have a crib in the house! Seriously, we have had a crib in the house for the past 8 years of our 9 year marriage!! Deep breath.

6. Oh, by the by, we celebrated our 9 year anniversary last week. Cuh-ray-zee. I think I will write more about that another day. Maybe.

7. Speaking of plastic surgery – Oh, we weren’t? Well, we are now! I am thinking about having it. Have a consultation appointment for the beginning of August. There are many stipulations to this whole deal, so it may not even happen. I just wanted to give a heads up because…lately I have been running into friends that I haven’t seen in a while and all of a sudden…BAM! Wow, it’s so good to see you…and your new friends! Obviously they have had some girls join their team who weren’t there before. What do you say? How do you act? Do you acknowledge? Ignore? What I do is try hard not to stare. So, I’m giving y’all the heads up. Mine may, or may not, be easily noticed depending on what I have done. I know, frightening…

8. I taught yoga at my Crossfit gym last week. I was so nervous because I wasn’t sure that anyone would come. These people are hard core. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when 18 people showed up! We packed the house. I committed to teaching 8 free classes for the month of July, but they are already asking if I will keep teaching. How cool is that! We’ll see. Right now, things are on hold pending “PS”!

9. I’m running my first night trail run this Friday and very nervous. I haven’t run anything over 5ish miles (and only ran that ONCE!) in a couple of months. There will be burgers, salad and beer at the finish line. Food motivates me. Significantly.

10. For the past 2 weeks, I have stayed on top of the laundry. There has been almost none waiting for me in the laundry basket. I may have arrived. Nah…

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Another sign that times are changing

I went out of town a couple of weeks ago and while I was gone, J said that when he went to get the twins from nap time he saw this:
Both sisters in the same bed!  Mercy.  I guess I should be surprised that it took so long!  We were thinking that it may only be a one time event, but alas NOT!  At this point they actually won't sleep alone.  Apparently, they like sleeping cramped together in the same bed.

Well, I wanted to know how they got from crib to crib, so I asked Ella to show me how they do it.  Here is her demo:
And viola!

Needless to say, we are on the hunt for new beds.  I guess it is time, afterall, they are 3!!  If only I could decide - bunk, captain, twin, full...  I need time to make big decisions.  What?  I've had 3 years!

Crazy, my little twinkies are 3!!  Ahhhhhhh....

Friday, July 02, 2010

Friday Night Ramblings...

What a week!

Earlier in the week we had another animal drama.  Caleb had been playing with Hammy Hamster Mad and put him in his cage before he left to play laser tag with some of his friends.  While he put Hammy in the cage, he failed to put the lid back on OR put the cage back up on it's high shelf.  About an hour after Caleb had been gone, Luke comes running to tell his Daddy that he told Titan Dog Mad to get his head out of the hamsters cage, but Titan wouldn't listen to him.  By the time J got in there the hamster was very wet and no longer alive.


We had told Caleb numerous times that he needed to keep Hammy's lid on and keep his cage high, but you know...he's 8.  Needless to say that while we are all about 'real life consequences' we felt really bad for both Hammy and Caleb.  Caleb took it really hard.

So, off we went to buy yet another hamster. 

I know, most of you probably think that:  1. we are nuts - on so many levels 2.  this poor hamster really has no chance and 3. Titan is a murdering, savage beast and we should fear for the safety of our children around him.  You may be right one 1, 2 or all 3 accounts.  3 is probably the most far fetched, but if we are missing any children...  That joke was poor in taste.

But, let's blame it on Hurricane Alex.  That's what I'm blaming most things on these days.

Alex has brought a lot of rain to my little town and rain decidedly makes me lazy and tired.  I've stayed on top of the 'normal' duties around here, but despite having a lot of time on my hands I didn't do anything I didn't have to do.  I'm thankful for the rain - my grass really needed it.  And I'm thankful that my husband has been home almost all week to help with the kids and, oh, bring me breakfast in bed.

'Cause that's how he rolls!

Speaking of Joseph, he worked his first shift as a third year ER resident yesterday.  Can I get a woot, woot!  Gosh time is flying by.  This time next year we, yeah, who knows what we will be doing.  J thinks that he wants to go on to fellowship.  I personally think that he needs to find an "Addicted to School Anonymous" group to join.  Seriously, there are times where he talks about going to seminary.  HUH?!(Sigh)  Good thing that I love that man and am willing to follow him to the end of the earth.

Have I mentioned lately that I really love teaching classes at the gym.  My students are inspiring and I love watching them get stronger and push themselves past what they think they are capable of doing.  I'm teaching 4 days a week right now - 2 trekking classes and 2 yoga classes- and I am having a blast.  Kinda feel guilty that I'm getting paid to do something that I love.  The money isn't a ton, but is so helpful for the 'extra's' around here. 

Well, I'm off to bed.  My workout this morning still has me feeling tired.  If you want a good butt kicking, do this sometime:

For Time

50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders