Sunday, July 24, 2011

Off to the Beach

Yes, I know Ive only been home for a day and a half from the last vacation. But after much thought and looking at the calendar, we decided to go to the beach this week. Well, the kids and I. August the girls start cheerleading practice and Eric would like to work. And I thought that I could spend the month getting the house school ready, working on schedules, doing fun things around the house and taking day trips. I'm not even unpacked from this past weeks vacation!! But its all good. Ive figured out a couple of things I would like to go and do with the kids. And some days, we will just simply do nothing. And I'm fine with that.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Discovered a New Thing

Its called turn of my cell phone and don't check my emails at night!! And not to check my email on weekends. And its WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! Nobody told me you could do this. After 5 pm, I don't check emails and then around 9, I put my cell on silent. Its been so great not to have to worry about checking and getting back to people. Though it has irritated a few people because they are used to me getting back right away. Boo hoo!! I need me time,family time and time to decompress at night. I cant always be bothered with firehouse stuff at all hours but apparently their are a few people that think I should be. So everyone will just learn how to deal!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I thought summer was supposed to be easier?

Who ever told me that lie, please raise your hand! I swear I spend more time running around now then I did when the kids were in school. But probably not. Days like yesterday when we had VBS, the pool,hair cuts, two 4-H meetings and I was baby sitting make it crazy. I even went grocery shopping. But I did learn that I need to pack more snacks and such on these longer days. I think I will need a vacation after this week! Two more days of bible school and we are ending Friday going swimming with Chelsea and the kids.I do love these summer days!

Monday, July 11, 2011


We have been so busy this last month. Promotions, recitals, shows and a vacation to New York. In the midst of all this I have done alot of thinking. I have seen that I'm not happy with myself. I feel that I have no time for myself nor do I do anything for myself. So I have decided that I am staying with my cut back shift for the medic unit and that come August, I will not run any one particular shift. That is to help me have more time with transitioning the kids back to school and to help Tina with her decision to go back to cheerleading. I also am working it for me to go back to the gym. I need some me time and the gym sounds like a great place to do it. They have excellent child care so Sara will get to see some fresh faces. I also would like to start scrapbooking again. I haven't scrapbooked since last October. That is mine own little world where I can get lost. Hopefully some of this will help with the stress and anxiety. I cant go through life being crabby all the time!