Sunday, January 22, 2012

Catching up is hard to do.

I've yet again had to be reminded how long it has been since my last post. I really feel guilty posting just to post something. What I write may suck, but I want to suck writing what I want to write. You get me.

The plan is that this will be an eclectic, what I've been up to, type of post. And, since I so love lists complete with headings (a way to organize the chaos that is my mind,) I will include categories:

I. Resolutions
Thus far...yeah, I got nothin'. Ok, not exactly nothin', I haven't gained any weight, I have been drinking more water, and I've been eating a little more produce. But no exercize has been done. No food tracking has been done. Since we are starting a new week, I am putting it out there that I will move a little (with purpose, as in, for exercize) each day this week. Tomorrow I plan to use one of my DVDs, and, weather permitting, go to Zumba. I will also get my full amount of water this week. These are this week's changes. I will update you as the week goes on.
As far as finances are concerned, I haven't been subbing much, but I haven't been spending nearly as much, and I won $110 at a card party last night, which was pretty freaking awesome. I never win anything - how cool was that?
I have been consciously working on my resolution to listen better, which I think is helping me with the parenting and friendship resolutions. Seriously, test me. Come talk to me - I will listen, and ask thoughtful questions, I swear.
And now, to break up all the text, and because I adore George Takei, who posted this on Facebook yesterday:

Heehee. Nothing funnier than Vulcan kittehs.

II. Family Vacation
The fam and I went to visit more fam in Illinois. My husband's paternal grandfather passed away a few weeks ago. There was no memorial, but we wanted to spend some time with husband's dad, so we spent a few days in Peoria visiting him. Then we went to the Chicagoland area to see my family - a few sisters, my dad and his wife. We had a lovely time - games were played, excellent food (Portillo's...mmmm....Homer-style drooling sound) was eaten, and all the girls (three sisters, niece, Girl Child) went to get our hair tinseled/feathered. Totally girly and fun. Great visit, but really great to get home...

III. Relay For Life
In some crazy fit of "I need to volunteer more-itis" I signed up to co-chair our local Relay For Life. We had our Kick-Off event today, complete with lots of information, a little technical difficulty, and way too many hot dogs. We're so excited about the event this year, though - we have moved the location from a local school track to the parking lot of our minor league baseball stadium, and we are theming it "Striking Out Cancer." You'll probably want to skip on over to my page and make a huge donation to the American Cancer Society, or even start a team of your own, so check my side bar over there - I'm going to post a button there.



Let's see, let's see, let's see...kids are doing well, and it would behoove me to start taking some freaking pictures again to post here - I will endeavor to do a little more documenting, and maybe a little less senseless babbling. Heh. The Girl is playing basketball and she wants to play softball, but we are having some trouble finding a decent league for her. The Boy has finished academic team season, and has started conditioning workouts for baseball. He'll try out for the high school team in February - please wish him luck. Both are doing well in school, although with a teenage boy and tween-aged girl, the mood swings are killing me. Add in my own actual, diagnosed mental issues, and we have a house of crazy. It's ok that I say that because I'm talking about myself.
It's past my bedtime, so I must adjourn. If I don't hop on here soon, have a great week. Kisses...