Sunday, October 22, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
And it just plain stinks! :(. Between the normal stuff and college/dance/financial decision stuff and work stuff and travel stuff my head is just spinning. I don't know when we'll find peace. I pray it's at the end of this winding road.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
I'm tired of my family not being together. I miss not having us home for dinner or even just me and the kids after school. I fear the coming years will just get worse. How do you fight for that time back with 5 children? And yes it's actually harder having one not here...I get the comment a lot that it must be easier with one gone. Heck no. Way harder on many levels. Anyway, just wondering what the best way to approach this all is. For now our new thing is to cross off a day on the calendar and nothing goes on it. Probably a Sunday after church which only gives us half a day. But still better than nothing. We need more down time and family time. It's getting impossible to make it thru busy weeks without this.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
LOL! Here he is today absolutely overjoyed over a surprise in his lunch...the super large gummy snake (like 1.5 feet long) he wanted from NYC. He made sure before I left that I understood he wanted this. He was one happy gummy eater today!
Monday, October 16, 2017
Well, a little after 3am this we rolled into our driveway. I thought the original plan of midnight was going to be rough. This was utterly exhausting, especially after only getting a handful of hours of sleep in NYC (or NJ I should say) this trip. Wowsers traveling of all kinds is challenging. I feel I could sleep for a few straight days. Wishful thinking. Bonus of the day is we got to stop by Sue Sue's and hang out with her and the kitties and that kept me from thinking about how tired I was. Another bonus was seeing Shelby's sports banquet tonight. Her peers voted her as the the best female leader of the team. That says a lot coming from like 70 kids. I agree totally. She's become a great leader in middle school. I'm so impressed with her. First NJHS Prez now this. She's well on her way to being a great lawyer! Maybe later in the week I can post pics. Sleep is much too precious now.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
A great day and love being here with our fav big city girl...but exhaustion has hit us hard. I got 1hr of sleep and Kev got 3 hrs. We are used to little sleep, but that's virtually nothing. I take naps longer than that. But flying here for the first time was brilliant! And watching Hailey dance in class was glorious. She even reserved a little time with us to boat in Central Park. I'm pretty sure I was the best rower! And Kev and I had our fav shake shack and NYC pizza. Now we're chilling in Jersey at a nice hotel. Can't wait to sleep with no alarm or early morning. And can't wait to see Hailey in choreographic tomorrow. So grateful Nina Stegs was willing to tackle our busy Steg schedule at home. She's amazing! So thankful for this time in the city with Kev and with our Hailey Nicole! Interesting tidbits...the turtles were out and sunning themselves today in CP. Shelb would have loved it. Kids were even picking the turtles up. Such sweet turtles. And the rats were out in masses today. All over Central Park. They are gutsy rodents! I'm growing fond of them! :). And there was a duck eating leaves. Is that normal? Wildlife in CP is fun!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
All I can say is why is getting ready to leave on a simple weekend vacation always have to be stressful/complicated? Why can't we just have a free night to leisurely pack? Nope, we have to have activities for each of the kids and an orchestra concert. And then our pet loving child loses her little fishy. Sigh. I'm glad we're flying tomorrow, but going on a couple hours sleep will not be fun. Ugh.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
And my missing girl. She got another named scholarship today from SAB. Not sure if that's an honor or not, but they say it is. Always so proud of her. I know she's in the midst of college essays of which I should proofread. That's my nightly reading I guess. :)
A full day, a full fall break. Now back to reality tomorrow and hopefully daddy rejoins us tomorrow night. I'm tired of being a single parent. :(