Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I finally realized the posts aren't going to write themselves and I'm never going to have the time to write about any of this stuff.
I just wrote a whole blog about my new job...and I promptly hit the delete button.
I'm tired of complaining about it. Its not doing me any good...and it certainly isn't entertaining you. Its time to move on.
And move on, I shall.
Besides, I've got all kinds of other stuff to tell you. I've kept a list on a little yellow sticky note in my brain and I finally realized the posts aren't going to write themselves and I'm never going to have the time to write about any of this stuff. I just need to buckle down, start typing, get this stuff out there and get it off my 'to do' list.
So here we go...
Since Alek didn't get a chance to play a full season of baseball this year, I promised him he could sign up for Fall ball. Nick heard that promise and asked if he could do it to.
So yesterday Alek and I (Nick had to go to bed early - a whole other story) headed over to (hmmm...what nickname should I give this town? If someone comes up with a great idea, let me know. It's in Missouri, enough said.) a town east of here and signed them both up.
So I have a fall full of baseball to look forward to...which isn't as bad as it sounds. We like baseball here in the C_______ household. And I certainly like it better in cooler weather than warm. Its also better than having Alek get beat up by big guys on the football field. Although he's already said he's wants to play Jr. High football. I'm holding nightly prayer vigils already in preparation. ;>)
Tryouts for the new teams are on Saturday - which is Nick's birthday. They say the tryouts really aren't so much tryouts as they are evaluation sessions so they can make the teams all even.
Sounds good to me...but the boys think this is the most awesome thing ever.
Cute pictures to follow of my boys in their uniforms.
GYMNASTICS FOR MY GIRLS
Since I've promised the boys baseball, I couldn't leave the girls out. Anya has been talking about gymnastics for the last three years...begging me to sign her up. But I've been hesitant..honestly, the price is a HUGE roadblock. I don't know how other families do it!
But the time has come. If the boys are playing baseball this fall, it certainly isn't fair that she and Maddie don't get to do something too.
Of course we're not doing it at the same time...I'm not THAT stupid.
We'll wait until baseball season is over...and then the girls will get their turn.
SO WHERE'S MY BAILOUT?
Of course that was BEFORE I got the notice in the mail today that our house payment is going up in a few months because our taxes and homeowners insurance has gone up. AUGH! Will it never end?! The payment has gone up every year that we've owned this house.
Does anyone else have this same problem?
We DON'T have an ARM. We made sure that our interest rate was NOT adjustable when we took this loan...but we're STILL having issues with rising housing payments.
A DECADE LATER...
Can you believe that we celebrated our 10th Family Day last Sunday?
What's even more amazing is that I didn't blog about it!!!
I had these big plans to do a huge video...showing you Alek (since he's the one we brought home ten years ago) then and now...complete with a sappy song and tons of cute pics.
You can go ahead and send your letters of complaint to my boss. ;>)
The job has once again claimed another of my best intentions.
I'll keep working on it. Who knows...maybe I can get it out in the next few weeks, but don't hold your breath. I still have Maddie's one year anniversary video sitting on this laptop and I have yet to find a way to get it uploaded to blogger.
I am still in the planning stages of the private part of this blog. Again...most of the posts will be here on Sunflower Seeds...the private posts will be on a mirror site.
I just didn't want any of you worrying that you were missing out on anything. I just haven't had the time to play with my kids in the last four weeks, let alone set up a new blog! :)
GETTING BETTER BY THE DAY
Things are getting better by the day on the job front...and I'm sure its just a matter of time before I'm feeling more like my old self.
The day is coming...I can feel it. I think my work-based writing is getting stronger. It certainly is getting faster. Now I just need to be able to continue my creativity for my own writing. And get my joy of writing back.