Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Many causes have contributed to my MIA status lately. I've prioritized my studying as my number 1 responsibility! If I have work to be done, I don't allow myself to get on my social networking sites. I come from a family of educators, (fun fact you may not know: my dad was the principal of my high school, the biggest in the state! He worked in education for 36 years, establishing a community service requirement for HS graduation and recently received the honor of having this named after him.) My granddad was superintendent, my grandmother and mother both teachers, and my sister a special education teacher. Needless to say, education has always been a priority in my family. I aim to make them proud and am trying hard to do so! :)
To say that I've been busy is an understatement! Last week I had a quiz over 12 chapters and this week I have 2 exams and a research paper due. Mind you, I haven't written a paper in over a decade so it's been taking me a lot of time. Gotta break away those cobwebs! I feel my mojo kicking in though and know that I've got this under control! It is all within my reach!
I've also had 15 consecutive days of extracurricular activities to take my kids to. Tuesdays and Thursdays are baseball AND cheerleading practice, Wednesdays are clogging, Fridays are after school events, Saturdays are cheerleading games, Sundays are baseball games, and the last two Mondays have been team pictures or an extra practice. This momma is whooped! Makes me want to call my parents and either apologize to them or thank them repeatedly for doing this for me so many years!! LOL
So finding time to breathe has been difficult! lol I'm promising myself a pedicure after I get through this week! Bring on Friday!!!
Will catch up soon! I've missed you all and love you very much!! I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately, but knew you'd understand! You're the BEST!! MWAH!
(p.s. you know I'm busy when I don't have time to emoticon my blog! LOL) ;)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To say that this last week was stressful would be an understatement. I was a ball of nerves going back to school but now that I'm getting into the swing of things, it's not so bad. One of my classes is going to be easy, *knock on wood*, and the other one is going to be the death of me! My 3rd one, (which is undergraduate and needed to fulfill a requirement for this program), is going to meet ALL day on Fridays. 2 lectures, 2 labs, all in one day--oh joy. Don't think I'll be looking forward to my Fridays much anymore. Oh well, gotta do whatcha gotta do sometimes. Note to self: Suck it up, Buttercup!
Along with getting everyone off to school, my boyfriend has also moved in with me. It's been an adjustment living with someone again. I'm not used to having to cook for 4 and that in itself stresses me. I'm losing some of my personal space, have to share my bed and bathroom, AND have to tolerate flatulence. lol It's exciting taking this step in our relationship, though!
On top of all this, I have to find a home for my cat and I'm not handling it well! I'm a real softie when it comes to animals and I hate that I have to give her away. It needs to be done though--she is peeing on my furniture for whatever reason. I've talked to the vet and have tried different strategies with her litter box and have treated her for several urinary tract infections but i just can't get her to stop. I have lived without a couch in my living room for almost a year now because of it. I haven't wanted to buy anything new just so it could get ruined but I couldn't give up the cat. :( The old couch that has been peed on is in the garage b/c it was owned by Chris and I found my daughter clinging to it and crying when I did try to put it out as trash. Sigh. The kids are going to be so upset and I guess that's the number one reason I've put it off for this long...hoping to find a solution. This is the cat we got after Chris passed and worked wonders for the happiness in this home. Now the kids are just going to be crushed and so sad--the last thing all mothers want! But I have to look after their health, 1st and foremost. *tear* This is just SO hard for me.
I really wish I could find her a home to where the kids could visit her but I don't think that's possible. I'm not having any luck with family or friends. I hate this! Sometimes having a soft heart just makes things 10x's worse.
Well, I was going to try and make this turn positive but here I am crying like a baby. Guess blogging was something I just needed to do. Helps to talk about it, ya know? The few times I have mentioned the idea of finding her another home to my daughter, she broke into tears and just sobbed. I hate to see her cry and grieve! Lord knows she's been through enough of that!! UGH
I sure could use a hug, a good home for my cat, and a long hot bath!
Friday, August 19, 2011
The fun has begun! KritKrit just posted an awesome planking picture and Bo and Susan have started off the by skipping up and down their driveways. I thought, ah what the heck, I'll throw in some skips while I'm out on my jog. Before I knew it, I was skipping up and down the street without a care in the world! Well, I didn't exactly make eye contact with anyone but I had a blast doing it! lol I didn't realize how much of a workout it was, though! My blood really got pumping and my heart rate was at the max I should go!! So I thought this was a good way to do some HIIT (high intensity interval training.) I walked intervals, jogged intervals, then would break out in a skip instead of my normal sprint. It was so much more fun than sprinting, too!! I may have gotten some crazy looks but I sure did get an awesome workout!!
I also did my first random plank! My daughter didn't know what the heck I was doing but went along with it anyways. She's a good sport, lol. (also my photographer and biggest cheerleader!) She is used to me talking her into taking pictures and has gotten good at just snapping away! I was able to get a whole series of pictures that showed my "planking" step by step! I thought they turned out hilarious!
I call this the slide plank!
This is me getting into position, wondering how the heck I'm going to do this without falling on my face! LOL
Face plant! LOL
And as I lay there laughing my chihuahua thinks it's time to play!
So day 1 of the challenge was a total success! Skipping, laughing, planking and all! I can't wait to goof around some more! I'm on constant look-out for a good plank spot now, too.
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