Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let the summer begin!

We put up our pool yesterday. The kids were going crazy asking when we were going to put it up and yesterday dh agreed to do it so up it went. It wasn't too bad putting it up, nothing like last year. Last year we had to put down the sand pad and make sure it was level. This year we had the pad so we just had to smooth out the top and we were good to go.

It filled up over night, dh got up at 2 and turned the water off. He said the birds and the frogs were going crazy at 2 am. I love to sit outside and listen to the birds and frogs but not at 2 am!! There seems to be a lot of frogs at the pond this year if the noise level is anything to go by. They seem extra noisy this year.

Back to the pool. It filled up over night and was freezing this morning! I couldn't even put my hand in the water. Of course the kids were chomping at the bit to go in. Brother got in while me and sister went to town to buy swimming suits. They both got in this evening but it was still too cold for me. I don't like cold water LOL.

So I guess this is the official start of the summer at the happy town household.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

If I don't go to bed...

I won't have to get up tomorrow, right? I usually end up messing around and staying up late on Sunday's getting laundry done. Well, tonight I actually have clean clothes for everyone to wear tomorrow but I still don't want to go to bed. I hate Monday's and I'm trying to delay it as long as possible. Real smart, right?

The kids both start summer school tomorrow. Not because they are struggling in school but for fun. Our school has 2 weeks after school is out that they focus on reading and math. They make it really fun for the kids and it's only til noon everyday.

But instead going to bed because I need to get up earlier than usual, I'm staying up late playing on the interwebs. And now CSI:NY is on and I love this show but if I watch the whole thing I'll be up til 11:30 which is actually not as late as I thought. Hmmmm, that's only 30 more minutes. I might just stay up anyway.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


They grow up so fast! Yes, it's cliche, but it's true. It seems like just yesterday that my sister called me to tell me I was going to be an aunt. I was so surprised it took me a minute to even figure out what she was talking about. What? Who? Oh! mean you are having a baby!

And Saturday morning that baby graduated from High School! Wow, my little baby nephew is 17 (18 in a little more than a month) and is a high school graduate. I can't believe it. He's such a great kid. Funny, talented...he plays guitar, not that I've ever heard him play!, compassionate...he got a "red cord" to wear with his graduation robe for donating a certain amount of blood during his high school career and he also has gone on several mission trips with a friends church.

I'm very proud of him and I know he will go far in life once he figures out what he wants to do and gets a chance to be on his own.

The same time my nephew is graduating from high school MY baby is graduating from Kindergarten! How the heck did that happen?!?! My baby was only born like yesterday and now he's already 6. At his little graduation ceremony they had on the wall "Class of 2022" Whoa! That was a shock seeing that! I figured it out and I'll be 50 when he graduates from high school! LOL

Sister is getting ready to be in 7th grade when school starts back in August so in just two years she'll be graduating from 8th grade. *sob* I wish I could grab time and just slow it down a little.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to me

I woke up today with a smile thinking of the Mother's Day breakfast in bed my kids (mostly dd) always fix me. I waited and waited but then couldn't wait any longer becuase I needed to take a shower and get ready for church. So I took my shower then made a lot of noise so they would know I was up and about. I heard the microwave so I was thinking that breakfast was coming. I go in the living room and see dd on the computer, ds playing with his toys and dh making himself breakfast.

Wow, thanks everybody. Once again I come in last around here. I get a half hearted "happy mother's day" from my kids after they heard someone on the news mention it was Mother's Day. Nothing special. No papers made at school, nothing made at home. Just a whine that they had to stop what they were doing to get ready for church.

I've been trying not to cry all day and right now I'm not having much success at that. Sorry to be such a downer, I just needed to get this out and I know if I say anything to anyone at home, I'll just get even more upset.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Back on the wagon

Well, tomorrow I will be getting back on the exercise wagon. I had an unexpected detour thanks to 3 days of.......shall we say....intestinal troubles. I started feeling a little gurgley in the tummy region Thursday night and all hell broke loose (no pun intended) after that. Oh my!! I was never far from the bathroom, but I did manage to lose 7 pounds!

I am finally feeling much, much better today. Back to normal, really. So tomorrow morning it's back to the grind.

Yes, I could have probably worked out today but I just didn't want to! It was my uncle's funeral today and I had to help with the dinner at church. I picked my mom up at 10:15 this morning and we got home at 20 til 5 this evening. What a long day! I was glad to be able to help out though. This was an uncle by marriage I guess you would say. He was married to my dad's sister who died about 25 years ago. Wow, has it been that long? I think she died in 85 so yes, I think it has been. But, he was my uncle when I was born and his kids are my cousins so he's still my uncle now. It wasn't unexpected as he'd been going downhill fast with Alzheimer's but still it's sad for his kids and grand kids to know that he's gone.

Then tonight at 7 was 8th grade graduation at my kids school. I don't have a kid in the 8th grade (yet! in 2 years I will) But I am on the board so I got to hand out the diplomas. Congratulations and handshakes all around!! Congratulations to the graduating class of 2010.

So all in all, it was a very long day. And with that I believe I will put the kids clothes in the dryer and head off to bed!