Friday, August 28, 2009

One week down...

Well, excluding the first day of school, the first week was a success. The boys are in their routines. I am trying to get into my routine. I woke up on time for the rest of the week. It's hard getting used to waking up when it's still dark again. If only school started just a half hour later, I could see the sun the moment I opened my eyes. But alas, it's 0-dark thirty every day for us. And hey, at least I can go back to bed for a while. :)

Oh, and I am not one of the cool moms that takes pictures of their kids on the first day of school. So there are no first day pics to post here. But they looked well-dressed, and their mood was positive. That's the best picture I can post.

Speaking of pictures, I do plan on posting some of our vacation pictures on here. We went to Huron, OH again this year for our "last hurrah-vacation" before school, and we, again, had a blast! Thanks, again to the Marble family for the invite.

Now the only pictures I took were of the cool drive-thru safari we went on. Really cool! We spent alot of time at the beach area, and chilling in the lake house, but I don't have pictures of that. When we were at the beach, I was in the water. Not a good place for a camera. And then when we were chillin in the lake house, I could have gotten out the camera but that would have interupted my relax-time so, well, you get it....

Anyway, I will be posting those soon. As for the weekend, I welcome the time to sleep in. Gotta get my rest caught up on, to be ready for Monday morning, so we can do it all over again. Nighty night all.


Monday, August 24, 2009

School? What school?

Well, I've done it. It took me 30-some years but I have done it. I woke up today to daylight and the sound of a bus backing up. Yes, I slept in!! The first day of school! I can't believe I did that. Never, ever in my entire life have I done that! I have always been the one to be so nervous about not being on time. I have had bad dreams in the past where I got to school late.

Last week I got the kids' backpacks loaded up with supplies. We went shopping for some clothes over the weekend. I knew it was coming. But last night when I set the alarm clock for the crack of black, I really don't remember hitting the "ON" switch. Me! The one who, when trying to fall asleep at night often opens her eyes to make sure that the little light is on that let's you know that the alarm is set. Me! Who has always been even too nervous to sleep the night before. Yep, me.

Now the kids actually did get to school on time because of my cat-like reflexes to take action in any way to avoid embarrassment. They didn't get the full-belly breakfast that I planned ( they got a bagel in the car), or the sweet, slow morning-hug goodbye-"Have a good day" that I also planned. But they did get there on time. And I gave both the kids permission to use the name "Dodo-head" in reference to me today.

But I hope that they do have a good first day anyway. Nothing like adrenaline to get you moving in the morning! Man, my stomach hurts. I'm gonna go lay down. But I won't fall asleep. At least not without setting my clock, hitting the on switch, and setting my cell phone alarm too. No maybe I shouldn't lay down. Hmmmm...this may be a good time to take up jogging.