I think today was a pretty busy day. Church, lunch at IL’s, Target for gift shopping, baby shower at church, shuttle kids to parents, choir, church, shuttle kids back to house, grocery shopping. I think I sat down for a total of 20 minutes today. And I’m still up typing here!
I mentioned being concerned about lunch at ILs today but they had corn, carrots, green beans and roast and FIL even made the comment, this should all be good for your points. Which I thought was nice that they thought of me.
Today I’m strictly under my points and I’m hoping to see that loss tomorrow. Although Heather, who has been on the diet on and off before, insisted I shouldn’t be weighing myself every day, but weekly. And she also highly recommended the meetings which I’ve heard from absolutely everyone. So who knows, maybe you’ll find me at the meeting they have at the Y next week. I do have some questions that have come up. Like why in the world I haven’t pooped in 3 days where I’m normally extremely regular? Is my body in shock? Does it think I’m on vacation or something? Who is this woman and where’d all the sweets go?? Ok, just kidding, TMI, I know. I don’t think I could seriously ask that in a group setting. But I’m wondering about these oils you’re supposed to have every day and which count and why.
Tonight at youth group bible study was really good. St pitched the plan of small groups and teams we’ve been working on for several months as a leadership team and if it helped no one else, it helped me. He encouraged them that they really could basically run the youth group on their own on a Wednesday night except for the pastor and it could remain the same and they can step up during small groups and within their teams and make the thing keep running. I needed that because I needed to hear that this isn’t the end. That there’s hope even without him. As I mentioned though, I wasn’t as worried about the youth group as the church. No mention whatsoever was made that St was leaving in church today. Nothing else exciting happened either. St did the song special and honestly, I sat there and soaked it in, so sad that may be the last solo I hear him sing at our church.
OK, I know I’m wearing out this whole birthday thing but I came across this little nugget while editing for our youth group’s podcast for the week. Yes, he had to twist the knife and announce to everyone I was 35 and not 29.
Ya’ll, I feel it coming on again. We had some drama within our youth group last year. And now, things are brewing again. I don’t really want to go into details because really, who knows who reads this but please pray that it works out ok. Things could get really, really bad if it goes wrong. Best case, it will blow over but I’m guessing at least something will happen and if it does, I will NOT be a happy camper.
We JUST got home from a youth council meeting at our youth pastor’s house. The kids played SO good together. We were there for 3 1/2 hours and Lexi only came down a handful of times to get something to eat or drink. No whining at. all. That was a great meeting. We had some tensions with the last one we did last fall and have avoided having one since and I was scared for tonight’s meeting but it was really, really good.
So today at lunch we got in the pool again. I could have stayed in for hours if I had the time. After work we went to the gym again and then headed to Mom and Dad’s new house. The girls seemed really excited about it. Mom has been worried they would have a hard time. It’s kind of weird to think they won’t know “my house” growing up as “grandma’s house”. In fact, Lexi probably won’t remember their old house at all. Kind of sad. I think I will miss the house myself but the new house is really nice. And they’re getting new tile, new carpet, all new paint and they’re planning to finish the attic so it is going to be like a brand new house again.
The rest of the evening was spent at S&S’s house and now I’m home and ready to head to bed!
Wow, I’m getting really bad at updating this site. I’m really going to try to get better. But it seems I have so much to say, I then say nothing because I don’t want to put in the effort for all I have to say. And then all you guys get is an abbreviated version of everything. So here it is:
- Camp was great
- Music was not as great as last year, but great
- Students were way better this year
- It involved me riding in an ambulance though
- Everything was fine and we didn’t even see a doctor
- The pool was finished while I was gone
- We’ve been out there a lot and I keep getting burnt
- Scott is spending all his free time putting the deck from Dad’s back together
- We have a new 12yo babysitter that comes 3 days a week for 4 hours to help me.
- She’s been here 2 days so far and is working out great
- I got to go to work yesterday and go out afterwards
- I wish I had done that a lot more before I had a family
- It was nice just to do nothing
- And I got root beer on tap
- Sort of embarrassing but it was good
- This weekend is a baby shower and Diego show is Saturday
- I almost forgot the Diego show
- Emma would have been so disappointed
- I hope I don’t forget it again
That’s the short of it for now.
After a very busy weekend cleaning and getting ready for being gone this week, I’m off tomorrow morning. I’ll be gone Monday through Friday and Scott and the girls will be holding down the fort here. I’m really, really excited to go and looking forward to my first vacation sans kids in 4 1/2 years. Yep, that’s right. So wish me luck and fun and safety and all that stuff.