Monday, March 03, 2014
To say the last week has been busy is a total understatement!
Last Friday I got a call from Em's dad Chris that him and his wife were splitting up. Em was suppose to be with him for the weekend, but wanted to come home. I don't know if they had been talking about it for sometime, or what, but they moved fast about the whole thing. The wife was out with all her stuff by Sunday, and Chris was out the following Sunday (yesterday). Melissa, who I cannot stand at all, had been Em's stepmom for 14 years, so this will certainly be an adjustment. To top it all off, Em's dad said he cannot afford to stay in Pittsburgh because it's too expensive. So in a week, that second home to Em was not only broken up, but then her dad moved back to our hometown, 4 hours away. She's handling it all quite well, but I know she's hurting. This was also just 2 days before her birthday. Lovely timing.
Oh, and her dad basically put it on my plate to find a new home for her cat! Ugh! Luckily my mom quickly volunteered to take him in. Of course that took a little stress of Em!
Monday my mom came out for a scheduled visit. We took Em out to dinner Monday night for her birthday. Tuesday night us girls went out shopping for the material for Em's prom gown, that my mom is sewing. Wednesday night hubs and I got to go out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Thursday morning hubs woke up incredibly sick, as did Emily. Both stayed home. In hindsight, it appears Em had a stomach bug, and I'm still not sure what's up with DH. Friday morning mom & Em's cat left, Em went back to school, but hubs was still sick and stayed home. He proceeded to spend pretty much the following 2 days in bed. So I had to take over the tasks of grocery shopping, with the littles in tow, and just be a single parent for most of the weekend :-)
Yesterday I took a "time out" to have fun, because I was starting to feel super overwhelmed with everything. I got Carly down for a nap and instead of going on my scheduled 7 mile run, I bundled up and went sled riding with Em and Preston. We had a good time and it was a workout for sure! I totally forgot to wear my FitBit though!! So disappointing!
In amongst that all, we had new furniture delivered over the course of two days. SO I was disassembling our bed and getting it out of the house (solo) and disassembling the boys beds and cleaning up their room to prepare for their bunkbeds (solo). They look so nice! Then I decided they needed new dressers too, LOL! So yesterday Em and I ran out and bought them and after 2 hours got one built last night, LOL! I was cooking dinner at 8PM!
Oh, and it was finals week for this database class, so I was also preparing my portion of our team PowerPoint presentation!
So this morning, kids are in school, hubs is back to work, and I am enjoying a "normal" morning...for now!
Still have a dresser to build, a couple quick things to finish this database class up, oh, and a kitchen to clean up from dinner last night! And laundry...and...yeah, you see how it is around here!
Last but not least, my running is still going well, even if it didn't happen much last week.
I only got to run on Wed, and only 3 instead of 4, thanks to Preston (who went with me to the gym) who had to pee so bad! So this week I'm running Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun. Only 60 days til Indy!!!
So please excuse me for my absence around here. Not sure if this week will be much better, as I'm starting a new class tomorrow. But I'll try! Please know I miss you all!!
Thursday, February 06, 2014
So Emily is going to a college fair with her school today. College. I want her to go, it's so important. She's so smart, and she could probably go nearly anywhere she wanted. But please, don't let it be too far.
She signed up for this college fair about a month ago. Since then, she gets 2 to 5 pieces of mail a day from different schools. When one comes that is far away, I want to just throw it away, LOL! But I would never do that.
I know I have SP friends who I have watched go through this time in their life, where there babies go off to college, but I just can't imagine. It's one thing to comfort someone else, but how will I comfort myself!
And now we're dealing with prom...I'm seriously gonna be entirely gray by the end of next year...
Can I just make her 13 again...look how innocent she is!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hi my SP friends!
I hope you are all doing well. I don't have much time, so I'm going to make this mostly a picture blog. Carly had a wonderful first birthday. She has 8 teeth now! She hardly walks, mostly runs! She started saying "tickle tickle" around Christmas time and tries to tickle you. When she does something she's proud of she will look at you and clap and she will continue to look at you and clap until you clap for her. It's so darn cute.
Last night daddy told her she was a good girl and she started running around saying "good gurl". She is one smart little cookie!
We did presents in the morning and then cake a little later in the day. Here is the birthday girl!
The famous so big pose, though it looks more like a "put your hands up" pose!
Mommy and Daddy got her the Little People farm...
and Preston got her the tractor to go with it...
Emily and Chad got her gifts later in the day, but I didn't get pictures (bad mom!).
Here is her cake and the free "smash" cake that came with it. Her cake was made with 24 cupcakes...so darn cute!
Oh, and a cute pic of the "littles" together...
And the boys...caught up with some car game on Chad's new phone
Alright, that is all for now. I need to post a blog with running stats, for my own tracking (instead of this piece of paper that I fear I'll misplace) and to show you all how I'm doing on my road to Indy!
For now, I must get going. Take care and have a wonderful week!!
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