Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

You have to love Vacation Bible School, it teaches the children good values, they have fun and it gets them out of your hair for 3 hours a day for a week. Not to mention all the things I can get done in that 3 hours! :)

Its been a busy day and other than driving this is the first time I have gotten to sit all morning. Jogging in the morning is great for energy and some peaceful quiet time alone with just my thoughts. Of course this leaves me with some sore thighs and legs.

I only have a few minutes as there is still lots to do before the "family" barbecue tomorrow. The joys of being a single mom! No time for anything but having to do lots of things.

Until next time....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Coffee is probably the best invention known to man. Computers and technology all great things, but coffee, coffee is the best.

I am starting to really like jogging in the mornings. I find that on the days that I do not go, I have less energy than on the days that I do go. VBS starts this week. 3 hours a day for 4 days with no kids...whatever will I do with myself. Don't get me wrong, I love having the kids around, but entertaining children all day gets nothing done. Groceries with the kids in tow is difficult and takes so much longer than if I went on my own or with just the baby.

Time to get the kids ready for back to school. Imagine, cleaning the house and it staying clean most of the day. Its a great thing. Fighing will be kept down to a minimum. Of course that means taking the darling buggers shopping for shoes, backpacks and clothes. Fighting with the oldest over her clothes, compromising over shoes and trying to explain to my 3rd grader why the non-disney backpack is better than the disney one.

Well time to get on with my day...Until next time....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another Day Ending Above Grass = A Good Day

Another day ends with me standing above the grass. A doctor I worked for once told me this was a good thing...I tend to agree.
I heard a song on the Radio today and I thought it was pretty good advice wise. A guy was complaining to his friend about the "crap" going on in his life, and the other friend says, "sounds like life to me". This is true. Life is about the little things and the big things that happen in life.

Today was a pretty productive day and a somewhat relaxing day. My mom took care of the kids for awhile and cleaned the house while I went out to hand out resumes and visit my grandma at the hospital. We had a good visit, and then I came home and we watched Hotel for Dogs, with the kids. Tomorrow is another somewhat busy day. Shopping with my cousin. So I am off for the night.

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good Morning...

I am getting a late start this morning. Have you ever tried to sleep in with a two year old demanding cereal? Not easy. Then I had to clear the toys and socks off my chair so that I could actually sit down to the computer. Whew, I am already tired!
Looking through the list of things I need to get done, well ok had I made a list it would be quite long. Laundry, cleaning, groceries, and getting the kids ready to go back to school. All quite fun items.
Thank God for coffee! So I woke this morning with this strong urge to shake my ex-husband and ask what could possibly be going through his mind? No one ever said divorce was going to be easy...at least not on my end. I try every day to remind myself not to be bitter and not get angry all over again, but it is hard. I mean why do the men get off easy? At least in my situation he does. He has no responsibilites, well the kids aside. He gets to sit on his bum all day and play on the computer, while the girlfriend takes care of his every need.
Do I want someone to pay my way through life? Heck no! I mean really, doesn't that give that person way to much control over your life? Hello? Why give someone that?
I want this blog to be fun, but lets face it, being a single mom is not really a bunch of laughs and giggles, but I am going to try. Occasionally there will be some venting, but we all need that. As single parents we do not have a partner to vent to and so this is my way of making sure, that it does not get taken out on my children...who are the last people to deserve it.
Due to my late start this morning, I need to get going...no jog in today but hey its been to hot for that lately anyway. I am sure thought that I can find many excuses not to have to go jogging in the morning, like the blankets fell to the floor and I have to wash them today...no jogging. O well I have to run...well not literally but run just the same.