Archive for April, 2009
I don’t want to stop blogging, but the reality is when things aren’t going very well, I tend to retreat. I don’t exactly pretend that my life is a constant stream of fluffly kitties hacking up sunshine and rainbows, but I also don’t blog details of down times. Plus life keeps throwing curveballs at me […]
I’ve lost a little bit of the blogging mojo as I continue to strive for that inner calm I’ve be lacking. Tabitha did not help matters when she said to me before bed on Sunday that she really wishes the weekends were longer and that she don’t like having the week all laid out for […]
I got up and did yoga this morning, but not a workout as I simply don’t have that luxury on Fridays. For the first morning this week, I felt at least a little bit at peace as I sat with my green tea. Much more inner calm than I’ve experienced in the last two months. […]
Getting up at 5:30am four days in a row to do yoga and workout does not lower stress as I had hoped.
Chucking all responsibilities and going to the zoo, however, does.
‘Twas a good day
How is it going to be 99 today and drop to 74 on Friday? The girls and I tend to get colds when the weather does that to us, let’s hope we can bypass it this time!
I got up on time and did all my yoga plus 15 minutes of the Wii Fit aerobics including […]
The kids’ schedules have become increasingly demanding and I’m the one who takes the brunt of it. I feel like I’m constantly under pressure and it’s been hard to keep any kind of balance lately. Almost everything has suffered, from my skin to my cooking to my working out. I don’t even feel calm enough […]
Yesterday was our egg hunt for Park Day. We had a decent turn out and all the kids loved taking off to gather their eggs. We simply limit each child to one dozen so they each get to pick and choose as opposed to making it a free for all which would not work with […]
Yesterday our homeschool park group took the Amtrk train up to Santa Barbara. What a wonderful trip it was! The winds were whipping us soundly since they were 20-25mph, but we survived and had a great time.
When we first arrived we went straight to the beach as that was the most important thing to […]
The Anc girls were surly today, let me tell you. I think we all had way too much excitement and chocolate yesterday because none of us were in a very good mood today. I also woke up in the middle of a semi-intense dream based on the TV show Chuck and it was really hard […]
Fabulous Easter today Tabitha came and woke us up just 10 minutes past 7 and then went to wake her sister. They were off like a flash to get to their baskets. They were thrilled with their joint gift of 50 Crayola pip squeak markers. It’s something they ask for every time we […]
We went out to an Easter egg hunt held at the gymnastics studio for little kids. Even though Daisy isn’t in the little gym anymore, the hunt was designed for enrolled students up to age 5 so I figure she was allowed. There were plenty of eggs and Daisy had a grand time filling her […]
Tabitha passed testing into intermediate 2! There was another coach working with the class and helped her with her bridge kickover (we used to call them a back walkover if that means anything to you) and she finally got it. I saw her do it 3 times in a row and that’s the only skill […]
Trying to quickly post since it’s been a couple days. I had to make the decision to postpone our Park Day egg hunt based on cold weater, wind and impending rain and we have yet to see a raindrop so Tabitha is not thrilled it’s postponed. But even without the rain, cold and wind would […]
Now it’s raining and is probably going to continue a few more days this week jeopardizing our Park Day Easter egg hunt. Oh well, as I told Tabitha, there’s nothing we can do about it so no use lamenting.
Daisy decided not to ice skate today afterall. When I told her today was ice skating her […]
Tabitha had a play date today for a few hours. I got some good chatting time in with my friend as well. I didn’t want Daisy to feel left out so she was promised computer time which is always a nice treat for her.
Chris came home not too much longer after our friends left […]
We went to Disneyland today.
We had a fabulous time
Today was just that, thoroughly enjoyable Chris and I stayed up last night until 1:30 watching Friends and finished season 5. Needless to say I did not get up with my 6:45am alarm though I did get up with the 7:40am alarm as it was in the form of a Daisy. I skipped […]
Fridays are nothing but one big rush. As soon as I wake up I have to immediately get myself ready without any leisure time for some Diet Coke and email reading. Then it’s hurry and get the kids up, hurry and get them breakfast, hurry and get them ready. Then we’re off to book club […]
So yesterday I needed to do a favor for my mom and I agreed to it before I had signed the girls up for ice skating. So we found ourselves with a small dilemma and in the end, Chris decided to take a personal day to help out. I talked to him on the phone […]
Me, November 2008
Me, April 2009
Shorter, lighter, still shaggy. The ends of my hair are in complete shock to have lost so much of themselves. As of yesterday before I got it cut, the ends of my hair could be tucked into my jeans (I wear low jeans, but not ultra low). Today, the longest length […]