Hey, peeps :) Another busy day today :) I woke up at 7:30am, and rushed to get everyone ready to go. Eme's neck hurt, so I rubbed it for a bit, gave her some Tylenol, and she was good to go. I dropped her and Tom off at Sports Camp at 8am. And filled out a ton of permission slips.
They were going to the Franklin mountains for a hike today. Mini golf, some adventure playland place, and I can't remember the other one. They missed the paint ball one... Tom as disappointed, but Eme was happy. LOL :)
And I headed home. Jake was still asleep, Joe and Jim were at Amanda's still. And I had an hour and a half to clean the bathroom. And I was gonna need all 90 minutes of it. Holy crap, those kids are messy!
There was dried ketchup on the shower curtain, 2 tubes of toothpaste squeezed out on the counter, green after sunburn gel ALL over the place, toilet paper stuck to the floor, shoes, clothes, pieces of bagels (really????), spilled Scentsy wax.... I live with pigs, you know...
Anyway, here's my finished result! Doesn't it look nice???
At 9:30am, I stopped cleaning, got ready, and headed to my therapy appointment. I got there with a few minutes to spare. We talked about how my eating plan was going (um, yeah, er, no comment...) and about taking it in smaller chunks. I wanted to focus on the spiritual things that I need to improve on. Family prayers. Family scripture study. Personal prayer. Personal scripture study. Family home evening. I have too many stresses in my life at this point to focus on too many different things. Weight and exercise and spirituality and work and kids and being alone. Yeah, I have a full plate, you know :)
Anyway, we finished up, and I headed out. And since there was a Fallas on the way home, I stopped in to look for some bathroom decor. I grabbed a few towels, a bathroom rug, a toilet paper holder, a picture frame, and fake Spankx. ROFL!
Just the necessities, you know - hehe. I headed back to post, switched cars, and headed to the Youth Center to get Tom and Eme. They'd had fun, and had lunch there. And we headed to Amanda's house. But my truck was ALMOST out of gas (I was afraid it wasn't gonna start!)
So we stopped by the Shoppette for gas. Tom was pretty excited about getting to help :) I ran in and got a soda for me and one for Amanda, then decided that I'd be nice, and get all the kids a Slurpee. Because we'd talked about getting a free one yesterday 7-11-11 day, but didn't get around to it. You should have seen me with my 2- 44 oz sodas, and 6 large Slurpees. Yeah, it was comical...
We finished up the gas, managed to get all the drinks to the truck, and headed to Amanda's house. We picked up Jim and Joe and Austin, and headed home. Amanda was gonna stay home for a few hours and clean, since her hubby was coming home tonight/tomorrow morning.
And the kids were "pissy". Well, the little ones were, anyway. Bickering with each other. I think everyone was tired. I made the little boys go to their room until it was cleaned. And the big kids did their chores, then got electronics. I cleaned up some more :)
Amanda came over after about an hour or two, and she and I and Austin went to a different Fallas. She wanted to look for some more storage baskets. And since Big Lots is in the same parking lot, we poked our heads in there too. Then we headed back home. She dropped me off, and headed to her house.
At 5pm, we headed to the pool. And I even convinced Jake to come, too. I really like him to come with us, but it makes it harder, too. He tries to play with the other kids, but doesn't understand that they way he plays with the other kids is NOT good. He hurts them, or offends them, or annoys them.... But what do you do.. I can't just make him stay home for the rest of his life. But limiting the outings to a few times a week for my own sanity is a good thing...
Kari and Amanda and Alena and I were all at the pool. We swam for a bit, then hung out while the kids swam. It was a good time. I'd brought stuff for cheese and bologna sandwiches, and carrots, and apples for the kids. Easy dinner. hehe.
We headed home at 7pm, and everyone got changed. Joe started cleaning his room so he could go and play at Leo's house. Jake and Tom and Eme were on electronics. Jim was coloring at the table. Amanda dropped Austin off at the house, and he and Jim colored for a bit, and she and I went to her Sushi place to pick up her "to-go" order. She's a Sushi lover. Me? I've only had it once, but it was good. But then, I think I was just liking the rice, since I usually don't eat it. hehe.
It was a super quick trip, and we headed back to post. The kids' had played nicely, and Joe had finished cleaning his room and was at Leo's house. Good! I sat down for a bit to design. And I got all of the October freebies designed. Sweet! And my schedule made up, and sent to Sharon :)
At 9:30pm, Kari and Alena and I went on a 4 mile walk. Joe and Jim and Eme went to bed, and Tom and Jake watched some TV. It was a nice walk. Alena is gonna start walking with us :)
I got home around 10:30 or 11pm, and put Jake and Tom to bed. We had a family prayer (yeah, should have done that one earlier when everyone was awake) and I started blogging. Here it is, 11:57pm, and I'm 1/2 way through with season 6, episode 17 of 24. Oh yeah, got me a date with Jack tonight. hehehe :)
Kids have sports camp from 8-12 tomorrow, then Tom, Eme, Joe and Jim have childcare from 12-5. And Jake is going to the youth center. And then Tom may go to the youth center from 5-9 with Jake. Haven't decided on that one yet. And we're walking again tomorrow night, probably at 10pm.
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Awe, it's me and my sweetheart!!!! Thanks, Sharon :) LOVE this one!