Here I go again... not having a chance to blog in forever! I really dislike that since I live for comments.
I have no idea how the 1st went, but I survived it. Tuesday was Cub Scouts. They boys made family mobiles and blew bubbles outside in the cold.
Olivia stays and does Scouts with us.
Tomorrow I will try and update my gardening blog. I have a room full and so many things that are weeks behind getting planted. The truth is I am busy over my head with kids and their school work. Helping Elijah finish his high school classes is turning into a nightmare. There are not enough hours in the day. I'm afraid my summer flowers will suffer, but it won't be the first or last time. That's the way it goes when you are raising kids..... your dreams, wishes, wants, etc. are on hold while you fulfill theirs.
The 4th was the basketball banquet. Quite disappointing. No speeches about the kids. No special awards. Nothing. He passed out some certificates at the beginning while the food got cold and half the parents hadn't gotten there after work. It was disappointing and I'm mad that I wasted the last on my salmon on the potluck. Yes... even when it is still winter, still snow on the ground, still very cold... Alaskans decide that April should mean Spring and we start wearing shorts. Everyone gets sick shortly after that especially mine who also wears tank tops. (It was -20* below this morning)
Friday I went to get my hair done. Last haircut was in California when my mother passed 1.5 years ago.
It's got some funky auburn streaks in it that are supposed to "highlight my face". My daughter did say that I look ten years younger.
The hair cut itself is hardly different which isn't exactly what I wanted. I can't say I'm thrilled and it was a $225 dye/cut. **choke**gasp**. That is probably why I only do this every couple of years. What a mess of curls... yep... they are all mine. Really hard to do anything with that.
Monday was my big weigh-in. Two months ago I foolishly entered a "Biggest Loser" contest. I actually bet $250 I could lose a higher weight percentage that 8 other people. I do not gamble that kind of money because I can't afford to lose it. Well... since I keep my word the last two months have involved very little food and a lot of exercise. Monday was the weigh-in. I walked six miles on the treadmill before going in. THAT is how seriously I took this. I am highly competitive in everything I do. Turns out that I smoked them all. I lost 15% or 29 pounds (once you do the math you'll be able to figure out just how damn heavy I was). The closest person to me was 6.7%. I rocked it and walked out with $2250 in my pocket that was immediately spent on my kids and bills. Want to know the horrid story behind it let me know and I'll gladly message it. You'll never believe what the HEX has done to his kids now.
Anyhow.... it was awesome to do so good in the challenge. I've relaxed for a few days, but will be tearing it up again at the gym. I fully intend to lose another 40 pounds over the summer.
Olivia has missed a lot of school this week sick, but did manage to get her hair done. I still need an after photo.
Tried to get a shot of this spooky moose across the road, but it ran too much.
Yesterday I got Em from school and we got our nails done. She commented that my hands looked like I'd been sitting in the tub too long. Ahhh, the joys of getting older.
After getting our nails done we met the rest of the family for dinner. We were celebrating Andrew's 23rd birthday a few days late. (Homer is next to Elijah). All we were missing was Sydney. What an awesome BIG family.
Grandpa Homer sharing his ice cream with baby.
Tonight was the end-of-season soccer pizza party (yes, I am always busy). This was one of the best group of kids and parents that I've ever worked with.
They got an awesome cake and I got a card with gift cards. There were medals for the boys plus I made them certificates and goodie bags. They had fun, but the dinner part was a disaster. It took an hour and 45 minutes to get our pizza. We had to write up our own order, get our own silverware and glasses... it was a mess with two new employees and a manager who never trained them. I even booked three weeks ago. I'll never go back to that Pizza Hut again.
Say a little prayer or send well wishes or something that the kids don't get hurt. The three oldest no longer have health insurance (I had to pay $225 cash for Elijah's eye appt. today). He got hurt the other day.... stabbed with metal to the bone on his knee. We cleaned it up and wrapped it because doctor/stitches weren't an option. I hope I can figure out something soon as he is usually at the doctor once a week!
Wow... that was a lot to digest. Go ahead.... glance back and leave me some good comments. LOL :)