Oh my lovely Dingos! (I guess I don't use the e) I am coming up for air. All my woes are most likely due to my great inability to handle stress. It is not the events so much themselves as my reaction. I am not even sure if there are precipitating events other than moving here 10 years ago. Things spiraled totally out of control for me this fall. When the shingles first hit I thought I was just so depressed that the physical symptoms were beginning to manifest. That I have a diagnosable physical problem is actually a relief. I guess if my blisters are crusting over I can lead my LLL meeting on Tuesday? I find out about my boards on the 29th if all goes according to plan. I am running (got 10K in today 10/10/10) and taking self care super seriously now. I need some longer runs for the feeling I get when they are done.
My children are being entertaining if nothing else.
Linus asked me how to spell gymnastics. I told him and he asked, "What about the R? When I go to gymnastics it says w-o-r-l-d." He takes a tumbling class for 3 yo at Gymnastics World.
Charlotte couldn't find her music bag to practice piano so she got out a piece of paper, wrote out her music, took it to the piano and played.
Helen had a friend spend the night. When it came time to watch a movie her friend pulled out Disney Tinkerbell Part III. We had a minor melt down as my daughter's plan was to netflix Dirty Jobs. Isn't that what all 7 yo dream of watching? It was a good one too; the guy made blocks of tofu.
Alice had a swim meet and found out she may be more endurance than sprinter. I think I knew that about her.
Ian is busy making birthday plans. I think we are going to a rock climbing gym up North next weekend.
sparkle, I hope your mental state... can lose the dental floss soon.
dh's grammar lesson involves lying down to sleep v laying your girlfriend.
kerc, I wish you could come get my fireplace insert. The previous owners heated the house with it but dd's breathing issues mean we haven't used it in years. It is free to anyone that can remove it and clean up after them selves.
JayGee, have a great day with your family and store up the reserves you need for the week solo.
real, running in the wind with a jogger is a real workout! Go you!
gaye, I agree with the xmil, get the right nanny. I am pulling for you. Congrats to Sonja, that is amazing.
cfg, I I totally agree about a bunch of nice miles v a few miserable ones.
plady, I saw your photo on fb - your makeup!
geo, at least when every piece of technology around fails you still have your brains. I've lost mine. I'm glad got past the deadline and rejoined us here.
jo, I think all holidays should be kept out of the schools. No matter what anyone does somebody is upset or allergic or left out. It drives me insane all the bits of religion in the public schools mostly because the teachers seem totally unaware and caught off guard when people don't all agree with them. There is plenty of opportunity to celebrate at home or in church. I like keeping in touch with far flung friends and annual cards seem like a good idea before I get started on them. I rarely finish well.
nic, happy birthday to your dd and enjoy motherhood anniversary.
bec, hope you are feeling better today. Good luck with the puppy.
lofty, good to see you posting more.
poppy, I like the Charlie's Angels but no real reasons. I saw a tshirt at yesterday's swim meet that said This is what awesome looks like. I am sure it belongs to somebody but I thought I'd share.
nemesis, did you get your run in?
penelope, your are cracking me up with the baby Jesus/new suv comments. While photo cards are best in my book there is much merriment to be derived from holiday letters.
I had all three littles in bed by 7:30 last night and I am hoping for a repeat tonight. In that vein they are outside rigging up a swingset. They use a jump rope, a lawn chair, and the clothesline poles and they swing. I'll have to take pictures. They came up with it themselves.
Sorry for the book.