Ok...there are so many things going on in my life right now and I've been incredibly limited on "spare time". So I'm just going to fill everyone in with some quick (or not so quick) bullet points!
** We are moving in 2 weeks to an apartment 30 minutes away. We are going from a 1800 sq. ft. house with a garage to a 1300 sq ft apartment without a garage! Can you say downsize?? We are selling or have sold everything that we think we can get rid of so that we can rent the smallest possible storage space. Some stuff just won't fit! Like boxes and boxes of sentimental stuff that I just can't seem to part with no matter that they have sat in boxes for nearly 2 decades! Lots of stuff still needs to be packed into boxes and yet here I am typing out a blog post and not schooling That Other Kid! Priorities, right??!!
** A group of my homeschoolng friends decided to try the Game On Diet Plan. You can read a short overview of it here. I think it is going to be a lot of fun and it is already challenging me on a couple of different fronts! The main thing that I am struggling with on day 2 of it is eating all 5 of my small meals with plenty of VEGGIES! I'm more of a 2 meals and a decent size snack kind of girl. And can you say "no veggies"??? Yesterday was the first time I had ANY veggies in I don't know how long! Not with this game/diet though. I lose points if I don't eat right and I don't want to let my team down! So I've been eating my 5 meals and eating my veggies....for example SALAD for lunch, thankyouverymuch. Now I've got to pause a minute and get my meal number 3 -- some lowfat cheese, almonds, hard boiled egg white and some carrots. Be right back...
Ok I'm back...but I'm eating so this may take a minute...so what's going on with you?? I haven't had much time to check my favorite blogs lately, so tell me what's going on with your life!!
** A few months back we brought home a stray cat that some friends found. That Other Kid had been wanting a pet for FOREVER and we thought ok, why not?? Last week we took him to the vet (Sammy the cat, not That Other Kid) and found out that he has cat Luekemia and is fading fast. Since we got home with him last week he has eaten very little and has now starting vomiting, so tomorrow we have to take him to the vet and have him put to sleep. That Other Kid is beginning to put 2 and 2 together becasue I keep telling him that Sammy is very sick and we have to take him to the vet to "get better". I don't want to lie to him, but I don't really want to tell him "the whole truth" either. When I called the vet this morning she seemed a little upset that I wanted to schedule this appointment and then not tell That Other Kid exactly what was going to happen. Keep in mind he's just under 6 years old, but he is smart as all get out. What would you do in this situation?
** Over at the Sisterhood we started a new challenge yesterday. This one nearly anyone can participate in -- WALKING and Logging your miles! So yesterday I packed up my liter of water and walked to the park that is about 3/4 mile from my house. Then while That Other Kid was playing and skating around the track, I walked some more. All in all I logged 1 1/2 miles yesterday. Today I decided to take it 1 step further so we walked to the library and back. This made about a 3 mile walk round trip, and on the return trip I was carrying a backpack full of library books and VHS movies.
Little side note here -- why do libraries still carry VHS movies? Don't they know that most people watch DVD's now? And why is my local library so lacking in DVD movies for kids? I could understand this if I lived in a less affluent town or the community was "low on funds" but I live in a very affluent small town. Most of the homes in this town start at $250,000. What is up with this??
** Speaking of the Sisterhood there is a new group in town that is designed for chatting about everything under the sun and is a lot of fun to get to know the Sisters on a more personal note. If you are interested and haven't joined yet you should check it out! You can find out more about the 'hood by clicking on the link. We are having such a good time getting to know everyone and having discussions that you might not see on the normal Shrinking Jeans blog!
** Speaking of the Sisterhood, and I do that alot, huh? November is their anniversary month and they are giving away tons of stuff all month long!! How cool is that?? This is their anniversary and we win stuff!! Cool stuff, too! Check them out...but don't bother leaving a comment, I'm trying to win some stuff and if you leave a comment you might win what I could have! ya know??? Just joking of course...cuz I know you would share with me, right??!!
Anywhoo...I've been sitting here long enough and as I've said I have too much to do, so I gotta get busy...