but I’m not. It’s been washed, just needs to be folded and put away. Anyway, I’ve been giving this blog thing a lot of thought. With 45 minutes on the elliptical, I have a lot of time to think. Blogging is new to me, but I find myself paying closer attention to the happenings in my life so that I can record them. It’s a lot like a journal, only a little narcissistic and time consuming. It gives strangers ammunition to criticize my parenting choices. I don’t think many strangers are reading my blogs though so I guess I’m really only giving ammunition to those who love us and I’m sure they wont use any of this against me. Right? One day I guess it could mortify my children though. Yikes why do I do this again?
I was pretty upset this morning when I got on the scale. I know I said I wasn’t going to weigh myself, but I am limiting myself to a weigh in once a week, I have to know that something is happening. Danny got on the scale this morning, and is down 5 pounds, I’m happy for him, but the other side of me wanted to jump off the end of the bed where I was lacing up my work out shoes and pull him to the ground and well, I don’t know what, but scream it isn’t fair. He’s been going out for a walk during his lunch time for one week now, and he’s down 5 pounds. I’m watching what I eat and hitting that elliptical hard for 45 minutes every day now for 6 weeks I think it is and I’m down 7 pounds. Sigh… why isn’t this working better, I’m trying not to become upset, but who am I kidding. I’m upset. I didn’t quit though I went to the gym today and hit it hard really hard, I must say my calf’s are looking really nice… I have to take what I can get. Maybe I’m gaining muscle or maybe I’m just delusional. Whatever it is I’m going to keep at it. There is my pep talk for the day, sad that I have to give myself a pep talk…
So here is an update on what we’ve been up to. Monday was FHE, and we went to a small pond in Dayton, it’s really a gross place, and I wouldn’t touch the water, but we wanted to feed the ducks. Dayton has dumb ducks, they had no clue what we were doing. So the kids just climbed trees and played in the dirt. We found signs of spring, there are buds about to open on the trees, Yeah Spring! I brought my camera and caught a few good pictures of the kids. It’s a hobby of mine, and I’m enjoying myself. I got some cute close ups of their faces. Anyway, we came home and didn’t have time for lesson so we played a game of stump the family. This is where we take the pictures from the church kit and one kid picks a picture that they think no one will be able to tell what is happening in. Emma picked Esther, and no one was able to identify it. She picked a few others, but I can’t remember which ones, but we were able to identify them. Aubrey wanted hot chocolate for treat, and then it was off to bed.
One more tidbit for the week. Emma got her Gifted and Talented report card this week, and it made me chuckle. In the comment section the teacher wrote that she was sure that Emma would run the country some day and that she found it very hard to challenge Emma. I love things like that, I guess you could compare it to a raise in a job, or a promotion. I really can’t take credit for their good things because they are who they are but it’s still a nice pat on the back.
I’m watching a little boy right now, I guess I should go and give them some attention and maybe we’ll blow some bubbles, I wonder if I can get bubbles on the camera… yea something to do.