Sunday, May 31, 2015

End of Year Folders 2014-2015



Stay tuned for Kaelyn.  Still trying to get her answers.  Click on the pics to enlarge and read.  My friend, Courtney, took these pics last fall.  I think we might be doing pics with her and seester this summer!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In the Weeds...

I feel like I could fall asleep right here at the computer.  That's never a good thing.  Kevin has been in the weeds at work, and it's not looking any better.  He started working at midnight on Saturday morning, and he has stopped for a few hours here and there, but that's about it.  I can handle single parenting, but when the other parent is a little present, I think it's harder.  The kids see him and want him, where as if he were on a business trip, it wouldn't be that way.  We made it through the weekend relatively painless, but I think KJ and I have both reached our limits of patience.  

Rory's birthday is officially over.  It ended at my parents Sunday, which was Mother's Day too.  The girls and I did a little shopping while Logan and KJ hung out at my parents.  I heard KJ and Logan, who is coming off an illness, took a nap.  I hope it's true.  I found a great pair of shoes, but Marley didn't like them, so I second-guessed myself and put them back.  We had a dinner of all Rory's favorites and opened gifts with cake and ice cream too.  

Monday was a blur of Logan's unfinished work from the previous week, a doc appt., and horseback riding.  Kevin was on the phone the whole day again.  Tuesday was school, and KJ was on the phone all day.  On a side note, I took my phone into Apple to fix because I couldn't take selfies.  When I went to pick it back up, they hadn't fixed it and I had to wait for a new phone.  Rory stayed home from school Tuesday due to an upset stomach that kept her up most of the night.  She let everyone know that she was fine come that evening because Kaelyn was taking her out to the movies for her birthday.  She came home and complained about her stomach again.  *sigh
Should I be worried?

I'm trying to catch up on some cooking today.  The kids have had cereal for more meals than I care to mention.  I think I've reached my single parenting limit.  Not to mention that the kids can smell blood and attack even worse when dad's not around.  Oh, and did I mention that I waited too long to book the hotel for our big Niagara Falls trip, so the hotel is double the price?  Yeah, that's me.  At some point KJ and I are going to talk about the trip and see if we need to change the dates or just the hotel.  Who knows when that will happen.  Until then, I'm trying to focus on the positive.

1. Co-op is over next week
2. Carmel on Sunday (That's always a reprieve)
3. Some sort of trip coming up

I had an adorable pic of Marley in a crazy outfit with some new to her shoes, but I've asked Kevin for it so many times and he hasn't sent it.  Maybe tomorrow, folks!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I Feel So Much Better Today...

Than I did 12 years ago.  ;)


Happy Birthday, Rory!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Farm Festival

The farm we order our food delivery from hosted a grand festival this weekend.  It was a beautiful day today to go.  We walked around and saw the cows, ducks, and chicks.  They had hand washing stations with running water and soap, which a nice touch considering all the animal petting.  We took in a hay ride and then stood in two lines to get some farm made ice cream that we ate while watching a band of banjo players.  It reminded me of my grandpa.  :)  

By this time it was getting hot, so we decided to take the tour of the farm.  We were in the milk production room when Logan complained about his stomach hurting.  He said he felt like he was going to throw up, so we left the milk production room.  I thought that was very considerate of us.  We decided to head home when it didn't seem like he was feeling any better as time went on.  

Sure enough, he's running a slight fever tonight and is complaining about his throat.  I'm not sure if it'll turn into anything, but I sure hope not.  Other than that, he won his baseball game yesterday, and his team is undefeated.  We're trying to not let it go to their heads.  He has another game Tuesday night, so I hope he's feeling better for it.
I feel like we have to talk about my huge vein because....it's huge.  It is my nemesis in pictures.
We're missing Kaelyn because she went to a music festival with her friends today.  She's still not home, but it doesn't end until 11p.  It was a wonderfully relaxing weekend, and we really needed one of those.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

End of April Daybook

Outside my window...
It snowed this weekend!  Today turned out to be much nicer.  

Giving thanks...
For a nice night out for our anniversary.  We went to dinner and a movie.  I like last year where we each picked an activity, and we went shooting and hiking.  Things are much busier this year.  :(  

In the schoolroom...
We have four more weeks of co-op left.  All of us are counting down the days.  Summer gets a lot easier with school because they can't go to the pool until math and reading are done.  

From the kitchen...
I've been off of Whole30 for three weeks, and I am paying for it now.  I feel awful, can't sleep, and feel sick most of the time.  Anniversary tomorrow and then the straight and narrow.  I've already got some food made and stored for the transition.

I am creating...
A Mass book.  This book will have a message from Mass every weekend of how I can be a better version of myself for that week.  It's a suggestion from Matthew Kelly.  I've only been doing it two weeks, but the messages are coming in clear.  

I don't ever want to forget...
-Marley and Logan saying, "Yes or Yes?"  in an Australian accent like Matthew Kelly
-A last minute decision to go on a hike with them and how happy they seemed to be that I came
-Kaelyn so sore after coming to a gym class with me that she couldn't move for two days

I am working on...
Four weeks of lesson plans.  One of them includes planting flowers.  I told the kids to not get their hopes up.

I am reading...
Nothing right now.  :(  I have books to read, but I can't pick them up right now.

I am praying...
$$$...always.

I am hearing...
Blue Bloods.  Love this show.

Around the house...
There's some article going around on how to teach your kids to clean their rooms in 10 minutes.  While it took longer than that, I like the steps in it.  They seemed easy for the kids to follow.  

One of my favorite things...
The gym.  That was a hard one.  While I'm obsessed, I did take a couple days off to rest my shoulder (I pulled something last week).  It was nice with those extra hours in the day.  

A few plans for next week...
Anniversary, horseback riding, co-op, volleyball, baseball, and church.  That doesn't seem like much, huh?

A few extras...
-Kevin has found himself a new job.  He's helping coach Logan's baseball team. 

-Rory hurt her hip and got x-rayed and everything!

- Crazy hair day at co-op
-In the waiting room at the x-ray.  Bob cracks me up in this pic.