Today was just different. Started out in the van at 8:15 heading to the Naturopath. Made it there with one minute to spare thanks to bumper-to-bumper traffic through a construction zone on the interstate. Just thankful I was on time! We had a good visit about my current ails (all things menopausal) and did send me home with some "melts" to take tonight that will even things out after a few months. They worked a year ago so I'm looking forward to them. She also is running labs on my thyroid and D levels again just to check them as my energy isn't completely where it should be.
After I left there I stopped at one of my doTerra support team's home to drop off things I'd borrowed for the booth and then ran some other small errands on the way home. I didn't get home until about 11:30!
Isaac's counselor arrived at noon for our in-home session this week and I was glad he got to see how Isaac responds with anger when he doesn't like something. Finally! The counselor always comes to me with "how does this make you feel?" type stuff and I'm okay with that because there is one word for it...FRUSTRATED! I told him it is hard not to be frustrated and tired because I get this response 90% of my day pretty much every day.
Had about 90 minutes before it was time to head out for my massage. Was a wonderfully relaxing time and I'm so sad that my monthly membership is over.
Tonight I'm just doing some Sparking and email.
Tomorrow: School, trainer time and watching Dakota. Need to get the finances caught up too.
Looking forward to meeting with the trainer at 10 in the morning for my fitness assessment and getting some initial guidance on things to do with the free weights, etc. I do want to sign-up for some training sessions with him as well.
BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Our final weigh-in for the summer season is about wrapped up! Four more hours (Mountain time zone) to go! Seems odd moving to the fall season already..... Go Emeralds!
Another day that felt like it just stretched on forever. Nothing wrong with it, just a feeling. Today's doings:
*worked on co-op
*helped the hubby dismantle the "stage" that was left in the ex-media room so my desk area is now on the floor and I've reorganized and like it much better (that 12" step up and down was a killer on my sore knee)
*more co-op stuff
Now we're off to watch So You Think You Can Dance before bed. We ended up watching online and since we don't have a paid provider we are over a month behind in the viewing.
Tomorrow... Naturopath at 9 a.m., drop off doTerra stuff I borrowed, school, counselor at our house at noon, massage at 3 p.m.
Another successful visit to the gym this morning! Knew it wouldn't happen if I didn't go first thing and I'm really liking the 7:30 a.m. time...very quiet there! Tomorrow will be a rest day and then I'm meeting with the trainer on Friday morning.
BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Tomorrow is our final weigh-in for the summer challenge. Already sending invites out for the Fall team. Whew...where did the time go?!
This morning I headed out to the gym first thing before the kiddos were up for the day. I chose a good time... after the "before work" crowd and before the "kids are gone to school" moms began arriving.
After the time at the Rec Center last week I will say it was so nice being able to walk up to a piece of equipment and know exactly how to set the weights, etc. I spent a solid 45 minutes there before heading home.
I also heard from the trainer and set up my free fitness assessment for Friday morning at 10. I didn't want to wait until next week so am going to make it work even though we are watching Dakota beginning at 10:30. I do have to giggle that the trainer's name is Rocky. Yep...he was (might still be) a boxer.
Maegann had done well working through her math and grammar as she knew those subjects needed finished before her friend arrived. The grammar has been very rusty, but it will come back.
Isaac thought about throwing an attitude at me over school, but thankfully he turned it around fast. My experiment regarding American History worked today. He remembered everything from the reading (he had to read it all out loud for "reading") and the writing (I chose a section about a missionary for him to copy for "writing"). Yesterday he couldn't remember a thing! Hopefully this method will work for him. I will teach the same material to Maegann...just in a different way with her as well.
I did get my doTerra emails sent out and then got busy putting things together for the co-op board meeting. Also spent time talking with Angie when she came to get her daughter. After supper it was off to the board meeting. We got a lot done and had a lot of fun while we were at it. Love that group of ladies!
Tomorrow.... gym, school, Isaac's counseling
BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Can't believe tomorrow I start sending out invitations to the Fall challenge team. The Summer challenge just flew by! We had a GREAT surprise for our 9th week...took first place! Whoo Hoo Emeralds! Still have a few spots left on the team if you're looking for a fun challenge team to try out. Just let me know!
Well, we did it! We got the first day of full school accomplished! There were some rough moments and I am already rethinking how some of the new subjects will work best. Particularly for Isaac so that he can learn the material and not be bored as Maegann can learn it totally differently. We started with math and then took a break as we had an errand that had to happen. Stopped for dog food as it was on the way to the rock supply place which was the actual destination. We chose brown lava to fill the flower/plant beds and tree rings.
Once home we did a little more school before lunch and then we kept going even though there was some grumbling for a bit. Hard getting it back into full swing as it does take a lot more time out of the day. The final subject, a new one, was American History. Great material and it will be fun once we get it figured out, but Isaac did not make it fun at all. I found myself beginning to be frustrated and wanting to leave so once we got through it all I told the kids I was heading to the gym to go speak with the manager and make sure I knew the pricing, etc.
I picked the right time to go as I was feeling the stress that started all this gym talk. When I walked in the door it felt right and the stress just peeled away. I didn't even hesitate when the manager asked, "What can I do for you?" I said, "Re-sign me up!" She waived all the joining and activation fees and I signed up for the 2 year contract to get the $32/month rate. The first month is free as will be a fitness assessment with the trainer. He is very nice...named Rocky. Told him to phone and we'd set up a time.
Tim had a late doctor appointment and wanted to stop at Home Depot for shield paper and he's not home yet. Almost 7. Planning to go to the grocery store once he is home as we're out of some basics such as romaine lettuce.
I also need to make contact with the people that stopped at the doTerra booth Saturday. Hopefully I can get emails/calls made today or tomorrow.
Tomorrow.... school and a co-op board meeting. Maegann might be having a friend over so that will dictate if I can make it to the gym tomorrow or not.
Today has been so difficult as everyone is exhausted from yesterday. I keep saying "offer more grace people" and sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't. I then had a mega headache hit mid-afternoon which didn't help and I'm sure part of that is tied to the fatigue.
I did take a break from the house/family about 3 and went and got my hair cut. I didn't even think about it being the day before school begins so naturally a ton of kiddos there getting theirs done too. I only had to wait about 20 minutes, but since I needed the time away it was okay. Once home I phoned the massage studio and scheduled my last session for Thursday afternoon. Need to look for a cheaper option for those times when I really need the attention in my shoulders.
Now we are getting ready to watch "God's Not Dead" for family movie night and then get kiddos tucked into bed about 9.
Tomorrow.... schoolwork (hope to make a full day and start some new subjects) and an errand run for dog food and lava rock.