I’ve been getting a bit more computer time but I’m finding that I don’t really want to blog. I think it’s because I have so much to say, so I just avoid it altogether because I’m not a big reader/writer, so the task just seemed overwhelming.
Well tonight was a perfect time to catch everything up a bit. Joshua is with his Gaga, the girls are asleep, Dusty is playing Hockey on the Xbox and it’s only 9pm, so why not?
I may not be very organized with this post but at least I’m here and throwing stuff out there.
Ok, I survived my birthday. It was actually a great day. 30 doesn’t feel so bad, even if I did wake up with a tweaked back that morning. At least it’s gone now. It hurt like a ‘mother’. What made my day so great? Well, Dusty did the dirty work all day. I didn’t have to change any diapers or pick up after the kids. He took a half day off and took me to lunch at Olive Garden (my favorite restaurant). Around 10am I received a flower delivery from my best friend. What a nice surprise
My favorite flower!! (gerber daisies)
I received a lot of birthday wishes from my online friends. That meant a lot because last year I didn’t receive any birthday wishes from my online girls but this year totally made up for it. I just felt really loved by my friends and family. I received twitter msgs, text msgs, emails, forum posts, facebook wishes and a few phone calls. It just made my day!
I received cooking utensils and a pretty apron from my mom (all things I asked for). Cash from my memaw, a DVD slideshow video of the kids from my MIL, cards and an iPod docking station, frame and Starbucks gift card from my Dad. Dusty got me a Mother’s Ring and photography books. Oh and a ped egg from my brother and fluorescent nail polish (all of which I asked for)
The classes are going well. Joshua is getting a lot more out of the classes than the girls. But at this point, the girls goal is to be comfortable in the water.
A couple weekends ago, we went to Chicago on a family trip. The first night there we invited a couple friends (that live in Chicago) to our hotel to go swimming. It was so fun!
My friend Vanessa was celebrating her birthday so we had cake and ordered Giordano's!
The next day we all went downtown to Navy pier!
We also went to Build a Bear for the first time
The girls had their first ice cream cone today. They really enjoyed it but Samantha ended up with an allergic reaction. We knew she was allergic to dairy but can handle small amounts without showing any signs of allergy. I figured she wouldn’t eat much of the cone. Poor baby. The spots went away in about 15mins though.
Joshua’s coach finally called and his first practice is next week. I’m excited to get the season started. It will be nice to be able to sit on the side lines this time. Last year, Dusty coached the team because they didn’t have enough coaches. What a pain that was! I’m so glad we can just show up to practices and games and not worry about that stuff this year.
Our washer died on us a couple weeks ago. We ran out quickly and ordered a new one. I figured we might as well get a new dryer. I didn’t want a brand new washer and a 10 year old dryer. Might as well start out new all around. I LOVE them so far. I got a colossal size washer and nice big dryer. Very nice!! I was able to wash like 2 loads worth in one big load. Talk about a time saver! It took almost 2 weeks to get them delivered but luckily my mother in law helped us out a lot. She lives next door and didn’t mind us sending over baskets of dirty clothes. It was nice to go pick up the clean baskets all nice and folded.
The next big thing on our calendar is Addison’s tube surgery. It’s scheduled for June 1st at 7:30am. –sigh- I get sick to my stomach just thinking about it. I can’t wait to just get it over with.
I also forgot to mention that I’m bored. I need to pick up a hobby. I’m not saying I have free time. That’s different than being bored. I just want something to delve into. I need some time out of the house, away from the kids and away from responsibility. I don’t like to read, play games or watch movies. I need something else. I’ve thought about going back to school but school sucks. LOL. I possibly may still go and get a CNA before the girls go to school fulltime. I’d love to work in the hospital. But then I love photography. I just don’t know all the techy stuff about it. So, for right now, I’m jumping into the photography world. I’m starting to read guide/handbooks and websites..etc. and I want to start playing around with it. I’ve got Photoshop and hours and hours worth of instructional DVDS on it.
Ok, well that’s about it for tonight. I’m going to go watch some Tivo with the hubby.