Monday, October 30, 2017
Still up working on Halloween stuff. Good grief. Who thought it was a good idea to make 3 of our 4 Halloween costumes? Next year we buy them all! Or have I said that before? Sometimes we don't think things through. I'm exhausted and it's only Monday. Or have I said that before too? Lol. :) Happy almost Halloween!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Yikes. Busyness. I usually love fall busyness but not so much right now. It was fun though to see ash in her first horse show. But we had no idea it was a competition and she very much dislikes competitions. She handled it well and did awesome in the arena and in the costume show. Very proud of her!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Whatta week...sickness stinks...busy weekend of Halloween stuff, music, GS speedway fun and coldness
Well, that was quite a week of un-fun sickness. Not sure I have had a virus like that. I could almost feel it moving down my airway every day. Mostly lost my voice one day (not great on a week I was subbing) and then I had a hacking cough that I was pretty sure would break a rib. I felt like an old lady. I am finally on the mend today just in time for a busy weekend. I have lots of pics to post, but have to make myself rest or I will not get fully better. Been a busy couple days...last night was a bummer rainy, cold weather...our trunk or treat was canceled...just at the last minute after I had planned and set up the car with our emoji theme. Oh well. Next year. No reschedule date. Instead we headed downtown and did the trick or treat in the rain and cold. I thought it was fun. Lo didn't at first (he hates cold like me). Ash liked it. D and Daddy did metal scrapping at boy scouts for 4 hours in the wetness...Shelby made her egg babies for school. Today was a busy day...up early to get Shelb to her All Region Orchestra in Greenwood, get D to boy scouts again for scrap metal-ing, Ashley to the speedway in Indy for an all day GS thing and then all of us to Indy for a performance. Lots of Halloween prep...making costumes, making a horse costume (yes, for a horse). Too much. And college stuff. Also too much. Too much especially bc I'm not well yet and really just need a weekend in bed. Such a bummer being sick at my fav. time of year. I am not a fan of November and Dec is my least fav. I'm sad to end October this way. Sigh.
Monday, October 23, 2017
I had a feeling the lack of sleep of last week would haunt me this week. Sure enough. Sick. I've actually been down and out for a couple days, but I was hoping not mentioning it would make it go away. Nope. Today I fell asleep while typing something. It was that gloomy sorta day so it was nice to give in to the sickness for 30mins. But that was not nearly enough rest. I could and should stay in bed for days. But we are down to one vehicle and it's the week before Halloween and we have one out of 4 costumes and busyness every day. I'm sad. Of all times of the year to be sick. Why couldn't it have waited til November. That is the dullest month ever. I love October! But amidst the dreariness I must say the leaves just were glorious in color today. It poured most of the day but even through the wetness the color shone thru. Beautiful. It was a reminder of God's beauty amidst the gloom. Praying I'm feeling tip top again soon to enjoy the remainder of October.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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.
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. :(
Yikes, a crazy day. First days always are...but I have never felt quite like this. Losing my mind! But the kids all had great days at scho...