I haven't had much to say lately.
It's been a crazy few weeks. Work is done. We thought the boy had chicken pox- he doesn't- just some random rash. (Yuck). School is ending for the kids, too. Summer is starting tonight at 7:59pm and I'm super duper excited for these next 10 weeks.
In celebration......some randoms!
You've already heard- no chicken pox! FAB!! He does have some random rash that the doctor doesn't know the origin of. Could be the fact that he's been in the pool quite a bit lately. Could be the sunscreen. Could be the increase in ice cream. Could just be some random rash. Now, he's all drugged up and it appears that the rash is clearing. YAY Allegra! We're teaching him how to slather on tons of lotion so we don't always have to do it. It's quite messy.
Our central air broke in the middle of the heat wave. We rocked it old school with fans and windows open. It wasn't so bad. I was convinced that we wouldn't have ac all Summer because I was not paying an arm and a leg to fix our unit. They came to fix it. It was less than $140! Turns out some animal chewed through some wires....yum!
We have air back.
The windows have been opened everyday since we got the unit fixed.
At least we're saving energy and money!
They finally came to mow our lawn after 3 weeks. Thank goodness, I was starting to feel like I was living in "Out of Africa".
I was beginning to consider starting my own mini lawn mowing business. I'll mow your lawn and weed whack for $40 bucks, once a week. Thank God it didn't come to that!
I'm glad it's Summer. It's time for the beach. It's time for mommy playgroup to start up. (More on that later). It's time for backyard pools and park time and tanning. It's time to enjoy time at home with the kids.
I'm excited and scared.
It could be a very long summer with two kids and a mommy who wants a vacation.
I miss work a little bit. I miss my co-workers, I miss some of my students, I miss the routine. But I am so excited for the days ahead.
I am so excited for getting away and getting a break!
So, I've started a playgroup. Most of my friends work all year round. Some are teachers so they're off during the summer but not the majority. We decided that since most of us aren't really traditional playgroup people and most of us have friends who aren't moms we were going to start our own playgroup. We're going to do our best to get together once a week at each other's homes or at the beach or zoo or park or wherever and just enjoy the company and conversation. It gives the kids a break and the moms a break, too. Plus, we're inviting our non-mom friends, too. Why should our fun be limited to moms?
You live in the area? Come and join. Email me if you're interested mcgearstella at gmail dot com.
Many of you have noticed my new design and thank you for the compliments! I have to give most of the credit to Maria. She hooked me up with site that I pilfered this background from AND she did the header for me! She is super dee duper talented in this department as well as in the writing department! Go on over and check her out! Thanks Maria!
Remember my non-New Year's resolution? The one where my son was going to be potty trained? Yeah...not so much. At first, totally felt like a failure. I was embarrassed to bring him in to my pediatrician for his check up. Luckily, he had just come out of the hospital and she was focused on that rather than his inability to poop in the toilet. Actually, when I told her how upset I was about him not being trained she brushed it off. She said he would go when he was ready. He would let me know when it was time to go on the potty. He's a boy, it can take longer. Ok.
He's been letting us know that he's ready. Slowly but surely. More and more each day he asks to go on the potty. More and more he keeps his pull up pretty dry. More and more we're getting closer. So, yeah, I'm not a failure it just took some time and it took us backing off a bit and letting him make this decision. I just sort of wish it had come a little faster!
Speaking of poop......I saw the GI doc yesterday and now I get to collect my poop on a card and mail it back to her. Doesn't that sound great?!?! It's gross! I have to have a few other tests done but overall, the appointment was not so bad. I can get some medicine to help me and take some supplements and we'll see what the next tests say and go from there. I was pleased with the whole outcome except for that whole poop on the card thing.....
My kids are at their last day of school at this very moment. I know they're having a good time. I'm having a good time, too. I went for a run this morning. I've been vegging on the couch and in a little bit I'm getting up to get ready for tonight. The husband and I are heading into the city for a night out and a Broadway show. I'm super excited! I'm even going to wear that Vera Wang dress that I was supposed to wear a few months ago but it didn't show up on time.
Maybe I'll even take a few pictures to share! ;)
I think I'm back. I've missed writing. I just feel like I haven't had much to say. I've avoided certain topics. I've ignored writing completely, most days. I'm looking forward to Summer and all it brings with it. I'm looking forward to unwinding and letting go and enjoying the days ahead with my kids and my friends at my side.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I haven't had much to say lately.
Posted by Alison McGeary-Stella at 12:34 PM