Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Tuesday in May

Today I watched 2 of my Goddaughters for a few hours. They are cute and Sam enjoyed having them here to play with. Tonight we went swimming even though it was after 7 when we left and we usually have a strict 8pm bedtime for the kids. I think we are all just ready for summer. Well, that and we had promised we would go if they finished their homework and ate all of their delicious tilapia dinner I made tonight. I'm in the middle of making more sourdough bread. D has been asking me if he can take a loaf to share with his class and that must mean it's pretty good! It makes me happy that he wants to do that.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


We decided that if we could get our workouts done and the kids got all their homework finished before 5pm then we would go swimming at my parents house. They just put in a pool! We ended up having an impromptu pool party. My sister in law was already there with her 2 kids, my brother in law showed up to check on the pool filter and pump and told my sister to come over with their little boy and eventually we got my dad to get in, too. The boys had a great time spraying him with their water guns before he got in. It was a lot of fun and we had a good day. I'm tired now, though, so I'm going to bed.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Keeping Track

I'm sort of hitting the reset button on myself. I've been in a funk lately and after a few good conversations with Tim we realized we were feeling the same about a lot of things. We had just drifted away from some of our beliefs and goals and now it's time to get back to them. We made a list of goals to focus on daily and long term in 5 areas of our life. It's good to have someone hold you accountable and also encourage you to meet your goals.

Other than that today was just a regular Monday. I tried to catch up on laundry that I neglected over the weekend. I met Tim for lunch and we drove around town talking. Those are some of the best lunch dates! Sam was with us, too, but she fell asleep and thankfully took a good nap after we got home. I picked up the kids from school and D had a lot of homework to get done. I helped him with some math and writing while Ry helped Rose with her readers.

D's teacher sent out an email that a lot of the class had not turned in work or half way did it. She also said some of them were not being kind to each other. I emailed her back letting her know we understood and a little while later she sent back the nicest email! She said she wanted us to know that D was not one of the kids she was having a problem with and that he was "the one boy that gets along with everyone diplomatically", "a joy to have in my class" and "a fine young boy". I am so proud of him for that. (We're still working on turning everything in on time and not misplacing homework though!)

Now it's time to go to bed. I should write more tomorrow.