I am just kidding. Isn't it about now that we forget our resolutions though? I am so glad that this is the second year in a row that at the top of my list is NOT "Lose weight." It was a little upsetting that I failed to obtain that resolution year in and year out. Mind you, I think for women this is at the top of the list every year. I don't think I have heard more than maybe one person in my lifetime say "I am totally happy with my weight." Now that I have been at both ends of the spectrum, I say embrace your weight. If you are 10-25 lbs over weight, enjoy your life. Eat what you like, but watch on the other days. Enjoy your food. That is what we have it for. I enjoyed it way too much, clearly. However, now I can't really enjoy it at all. I can't eat 90% of it and when I do, I get sick. I throw up or just get a regular old stomachache. So I say enjoy. If you are really overweight, well get to where you can be more comfortable with yourself. If you are overweight and healthy, then go with it. Just live with it. You don't have to be a size 2. That isn't normal. Embrace your curves. I know, easy for me to say, right? I am just sharing what I have learned. However, I know that until you have walked that same road, it's not going to sink in.
So it's been a week since I have last checked in. I don't think we have done anything really exciting or worth reporting. I have been trying very hard to cut back on activities. Not that I don't love them. It's just hard to maintain living like that. I only have so much fuel!!!! Mind you tomorrow I may start up again. For right now, I am trying very hard to keep a steady pace instead of a break neck pace. It's better for me and for the kids.
Last Tuesday I volunteered at school in the morning. I sat at the front desk and manned the buzzer. It's an easy job. It doesn't bother me at all. I love seeing the kids and all the teachers and parents. However, I can't help but wonder if they need me. There are two other buzzer people. Again, I don't mind volunteering, but feel sort of stupid. After a quick run home with the kids, we all went to pick up Ping early from school and dropped the kids off in Worcester to a babysitter as Bill and I had an appointment. They did great. They had a nice time. Their babysitter is a sweetie. If anyone ever needs someone, please let me know. She is truly terrific. Bill and I drove to Norwood for his appointment and then straight back to get the kids. We then had to go home, pick up the Envoy and drop it off for some service to be done on it the next day. Then it was dinner and bed time. Talk about a late night. I hate putting the kids to bed late. However, sometimes you just get stuck with things being that way.
Bill took the kids to school in my car on Wednesday. After getting Manny and Yamira from school, I took the car and met a friend to poke around a store I have never been too. We had a great time. As always, time flew by way too fast. Before I knew it, I had to get Shayla from school. I could spend many hours at this store. There were so many nooks and crannies.
Thursday was a pretty low key day. The kids went to school and I cleaned and organized some things at home. While the two youngest were at school, Bill and I did a few errands. After getting Shayla at 3:00 pm, we headed out to get hair cuts for me and the kids. That wasn't a load of fun as the three of them were off the wall. I have no idea why. Could not sit. Could not stop yelling. Could not stop talking to hear themselves talk. Just crazy. We then did a few more errands. We could have gone home and got dinner on the table, but it was a little early. I wanted to get a few more things out of the way while Bill is home and not in school. So he drove and I jumped out at the store to get a few things. Sometimes it's the easiest way for us to get things done!
Friday was a busy day. I got a pedicure with a friend at 10:00 am. That was fun. I then picked up Manny and Yamira at school and fed them lunch. Yamira and I then headed to therapy which she loves. She does really well at therapy. She enjoys her therapist a lot and so it's a joy to bring her. We then headed home for the day. I spent the rest of the day organizing some things in the house.
On Saturday, we went to a small holiday party in Worcester. The place having the party is the agency we did our home study through for Shayla. We were there for maybe two hours. A quick in and out. We had lunch, did a craft, had dessert and left. It's never long. Just nice to belong to the group. We then stopped at Rotmans to look at furniture. We were not there long as Manny and Yamira were very much over due for their nap and it showed. That and they seemed like they were getting a cold. So we took them home and put them in for a late nap. We were home for the day. Bill was on call from 5:00 pm till 6:00 am, so we needed to stay home.
Sunday brought Sunday School. We then were going to go furniture shopping, but I wasn't in the mood to drag the kids. I had plenty to do around the house and the kids clearly had a cold at this point. Who needs to drag tired and sick kids looking for furniture? So we stayed home and I started weeding out my 2011 bills. I didn't finish, but made a big dent. I also cleaned out my bathroom drawers and cabinets and put some stuff up on Freecycle.
Today was a busy day. I slept in. I have not done that in some time. I didn't really sleep well though. Bill took the kids to school. When they got home, we fed them and had them go for a nap while I ran out and met my girlfriend Marghrit for lunch. It was so good to see her. It's been since September since I have seen her last. We met at Peppercorns. Lunch wasn't great at all, but the company was awesome. It was a short lunch as she had to get her girls and I had to get Ping. Ping had a play date with her friend Riely today. They were so quiet! They had a snack and did their home work. They then played for a few hours, had dinner and I took them to Daisies. I then picked up Bill and we finally went to get the Envoy. It had been gone for 5 days. It was only supposed to go for one day. Needless to say, sharing a car hasn't been fun. However, thank god he wasn't in school or it really would have been difficult! So we picked up the truck and the $900 bill and came home. I put Manny and Yamira to bed and Bill picked up Shayla. He then headed off to a Masons meeting.
Well I am off to post a few pictures and maybe watch a little TV. I wanted to work on my filing cabinet tonight, but I just am not in the mood. I hate that. It is what it is though!
Have a great week.
Shayla and Riely.