Thursday, April 28, 2011

Organized Chaos

I live in a world I like to, shamefully, call Organized Chaos. And, it makes me miserable! So, here's my vow: I will take positive and aggressive steps to reduce the clutter in my life. I should start by saying that I am by no means a hoarder. I am just extremely unorganized. I have no problems throwing things away, I just have trouble organizing the things I want to keep. Like I have said before, I have great ideas but I lack the ability to follow through. I also have a bit of OCD where I feel that I have to touch everything and look at everything before I can toss it or put it away. I feel that everything has a place and should always be put back in that place and I need to get my family on that same line of thinking. It drives me nuts when I go to look for something and it is not in the place where it was supposed to be. I guess maybe I am such a perfectionist that I give up due to frustration and I also don't know where to start. So, here goes. I am posting this here because it kind of gives me people to be accountable to. My husband found a great online tool for me to use to make a "to do" list. I have already marked one thing off and that was getting new sneakers. They are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn but that's another story. I am off to mark something else off my list. Follow through is a good thing!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Starting from where I left off

Wow! I had no idea it had been so long since I made a post. I think of things to post about but then forget to post so I'll just start where I left off. So, went for the MMR titer only to find out that, for whatever reason, I am not immune to the diseases? I don't know. So, I had to go and wait at the health department for about an hour and get the shot all over again.
Started classes in the Fall of 2010 and did well and went to sign up for Spring 2011 only to find out that the class I wanted was full. Guess that's what I get for procrastinating. I only have 44 more credits to go before my Bachelor's and am taking one or two classes at a time for monetary reasons. If I hadn't procrastinated for 17 years then I would not have this to worry about.

This school year is almost over and next year my Brad will be in 3rd grade but, what's worse is, Cameron will be a senior. Could I be that old? Yes, barely. I have lots of plans for the kids this summer but we'll see if they all fall into place. I always have good ideas but need to work on the follow through.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yoga, Zumba and more

So, I went to Yoga the other night. Great class!! Very relaxing. It's on Tues, Friday and Sunday but I mistakenly thought it was on Thursday so Mark arranged to have his mother pick Brad up from school as she is going for shoulder surgery today. Instead of changing plans I decided to go to Zumba. What a mistake!! I walked out after about 20 minutes and used the weight machines, etc. I just was not able to get in step with the rest of the class. I am going to blame the instructor, though. :) She taught the class like everyone was a Zumba expert. Well, at least I can say I tried, right? My next step is to try Spinning. I am hoping I will like it. I am definitely sticking with Yoga, though.

I finally got all my paperwork, etc finalized to sign up for classes for this fall. All students are required to get an MMR or MMR titer prior to admission. I know I have had the MMR done previously so I chose to go for the titer. The girl who drew my blood left a nice bubble in my arm and a lovely bruise. I will definitely not allow her to stick me ever again. I just cannot wait to start classes and finally get this degree.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A nice bike ride?

Brad and I rode our bikes to his school today. You'd think leaving at 7:30am that we would have a nice, cool ride. But, alas, you'd be wrong. Ugh!! One of the major downfalls of living in Florida is that it is hot, humid and sticky pretty much 24/7 during the summer months. It's a nice little workout but I come back sweating my ass off and I didn't even ride a mile in all. I'm hoping it will cool off earlier this year rather than later. Wishful thinking!!

I'm going to my first Yoga class tonight. I'm hoping this will be a good thing. I could use some relaxation. Flexibility is always nice, too. *wink, wink*

Monday, August 16, 2010

School is back in session, Brad's birthday

Wow!! Did this summer fly by!! The kids started back to school last Monday. The first week went well but I spent more time in the car than anywhere else. Brad had swim lessons Monday-Thursday from 5-5:45pm and Cameron needed to be picked up from band practice every night at 7pm. I know most parents cannot wait for school to start but I am just the opposite, I love the summer. It saves me on gas. At least for a few weeks Brad will only have swimming Friday and Saturday as the Y is trying different schedules to what people like best. But, Cameron still has band every night until 7.

So, Brad's 7th birthday was yesterday. We had a little party with my in-laws on Saturday night. Brad originally wanted "all you can eat hamburgers and hot dogs" (his words) but changed his mind to pizza and breadsticks. Much cleaner and cheaper so I thank him for that. He also wanted me to make an ice cream cake. Well, didn't go well. First off, he had swim lessons in the morning and then we had to make a trip to Target, then pick Cameron up from his cleaning job and the in-laws house. So, this did not leave much time for the cake. It was baked in time but I did not leave enough time for the ice cream to harden after I put it in the cake so when Mark went to cut into it, the ice cream was still too soupy and squeezed out of the cake. Not a big mess but this meant no cake. Ugh!! I had to run out to the grocery store and get another cake and more ice cream. Well, Mark ended up saving the cake so we had it on Sunday. Two cakes, what a spoiled boy!! Doesn't sound like a mean mommy to me!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sick, Talent Show, Sick

So, I am going on day 2 of being sick. It's just off and on nausea. This really sucks!! I had to will myself to feel better yesterday so I could attend my oldest son's talent show at school. Well, they didn't call it a talent show but a talent revue. No judging or anything. I'll tell ya, that school has some pretty talented kids. Cameron plays the bass drum in the marching band and the drumline did a performance of an original piece that one of the kids wrote. The kept the stage dark and were all wearing those china doll masks that glow in the dark. The drumsticks were supposed to glow as well but I didn't see that. They did a kick ass job!!

So, here I am sick again today and Brad stayed home with me. I don't truly believe that he is sick also but I didn't have the strength to argue with him this morning. I'm just sad that he will miss the Easter Egg Hunt at school today. Hopefully, we will get to do one of our own.

I sure hope I am feeling better to be able to take Brad to ice skating lessons tomorrow morning. I hope Daddy is up to the task of waking at 7am on Saturday if Mommy is not feeling well. I guess we'll have to wait and see......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Saga of the Toe and some more stuff

I'll start with the "and some more stuff." My oldest got his report card yesterday and I am so proud. He got A/B honor roll. I honestly don't think he has been on the honor this late in the year since elementary school (and that is not without threats and punishments and incentives). Here's the pessimist in me......I hope he can keep these grades or bring them up for his final report card of the year. He does this a lot where he will bring his grades way up and then will slack off and his right back where he started. In other news, my youngest received an award yesterday at school, the award for Kindness. He is a very sweet boy!!

And, now on to the Saga of the Toe, the Big Toe. My hubby finally went to the podiatrist and got his toe taken care of. He has had ingrown toenails off and on for years. We have been together for 12 years and I can only remember a few years when there was not an issue with his toe. My mother-in-law, his primary doctor, his boss and I have been telling him for so long to get this taken care of. He finally linked his constant state of general malaise to an off and on infection in his toe and told his boss. So, at his boss's request, he made an appt with the podiatrist. He went in for the procedure on Monday and handled it very well (except for the initial needle sticks for the numbing agent). Me, not so much. I stupidly watched the procedure and almost threw up and came so close to passing out I had to pull a chair up next to him and sit down. I still get queasy when I think about what the doctor did. He wishes that I had recorded it!! Yeah, right!! If he had seen it he would have puked AND passed out. Anyway, he is still having some pain but I can see a dramatic change in the swelling already. He plans on starting an exercise regimen once he is fully healed because the toe has really prohibited him from doing any physical activity because of the pain. I am keeping my fingers crossed.