whew. long time no posting. also long time limited formal workout-ing. I did do the 30 day shred for about 17 days. It kicked my a$$, something fierce. Might have to go that route again soon. I got road bike shoes and am loving biking, although I don't love sharing a bike with my dh. I'm so not a gadget girl and he has a bike computer, tri bars, some other do-dad and his seat is totally in the wrong spot. He's wanting to show me all the do-dads and how they work and I'm wanting him to show me how to change a flat (as I've never done it). Considering a half in september, but we have no cash to register right now. So just considering.....
Geofizz ... childcare? How did the first day/week of school go? I almost just emailed you to ask about your summer. Also because this friday I rode bikes with oldest dd and unplanned ended up dropping her off at her friends' house, asked the mom, "Can she stay for 45 minutes?" and then told dd, get yourself home. Thinking of your friend who gets flack for sending her dd to soccer or softball or whatever unaccompanied.
Lord of the flies daycare? Yes! Why do we allow this? And 10 is too soon to be home alone. Then again, think, if you never went to another faculty meeting.
Poppy...how is it that my kids are approaching the age where we consider HPV? (want to stick my head in the sand and pretend like they are still preschoolers, but they aren't).
Bec ... in a discussion at soccer the other night, it came out that my kids are the only kids who can't make their own breakfast. (among the 6 yr old team). I've since been encouraging self-sufficiency. Youngest dd likes toast with peanut butter and a piece of fruit for breakfast. We have kept the bread on top of the fridge (our old dog would snatch bread when no one was looking). They don't have tv issues, but given the choice they might spend the entire day reading in the living room, with a trail of crackers and blueberries to the kitchen.
Nic --- on worrying about feeling adequate. Yes. This. and how to keep your house "up" when you're working? Well, let me know when you figure that out. My strategy thus far has been to clear it of clutter in a big way right before going back, so that there are fewer piles to deal with and it is easier to clean.
Jo -- I owe you mail. Tomorrow dear friend. Which sounds lame, but my darn dh set all my correspondence in one pile and, well, there it is, hidden from view.
Sparkle -- feeling inadequate on the first day of graduate school? yep. sounds about right. writing assignment? yep.
Plady -- I thought of you when someone on pinterst posted a book about bullying. I'll see if I can find it.
everyone one else