I totally failed a lot of my monthly challenges. I have binged on junk food on bad days, spent way too much time on Facebook, forgot to document my yoga and gratitude and totally neglected, my blog, baby.
So today I pulled the trigger and deactivated Facebook. I know that I should probably have a page for my Tastefully Simple and for this blog, but I needed to so that I could make sure to give myself the break I need especially since school is starting this week! I would never want to lose all my pictures so I won’t totally delete forever. Although I already do feel like I am concentrating more on blog topics and spending more time with the babes.
Tonight we went to the fair and it was a blast! I even posted a picture on my Instagram of Penny riding the motorcycles. (Find me: Mommyhoodmania) We even let the kids eat the free twinkies they were giving out and I had a gigantic corn dog which I guarantee I will pay for later..but thats another blog post! HAHA Beckham won a rainbow light saber and Penelope won a purple glitter dolphin as well as claiming ownership of the inflatable hammer her dad won. I found the cutest lunch boxes at the John Deer stand that I just had to buy the kids for lunch bunch. They will be perfect for their bento boxes and cups
The cup I bought!
Beckham’s lunch bag
Penny’s Lunch Bag
All in all deleting facebook has been a great decision already!
I can’t wait for you all to read some of the blogs I have coming up including one about Emeals, Kairos Life, and another about a young adult book!
Good things are coming folks!
Monday I am going back to school. I know to some people it’s not a big deal, but to me this is huge! For the first time in two years I will walk into a classroom sit down at a desk and pull my books out of my bag. Right now I have a huge binder filled with loose leaf and soon to be dividers. Hellloooooo high school hahah I told my mom about my set up and she actually said “Do they still even use binders and looseleaf in college? Aren’t you guys supposed to bring laptops or something?” I casually laughed and explained I doubt my macbook from 2008 with its buzzing charger it needs to stay on would be welcome in a class full of people trying to learn.
I am taking four classes. One on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Two on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and One online. Although I am so excited I was blown away with the $400 I had to spend on books, not to mention Tuition. Thank Goodness for FAFSA!!! They covered my tuition, but there wasn’t any money left over for the books. That is TWO of our BGE payments!! Oh well, at least I can sell them back next semester and put the money towards next semesters class books.
I am so excited to finally go back especially when I know If I do this and do it well I could be graduating in December of this year with an AAT. On the other hand I am nervous. I feel like a little kid on their first day of school. Waiting on the corner with a lunchbox in hand waiting with mom as the towering big yellow school bus slowly pulls up to a loud stop. The feeling of the butterflies that hit your stomach as the door slowly creaks open and you take that first large step up to get on that big yellow bus….I have those already! The only difference is that I am a 25 year old mom of two who will not have my mom by my side. I won’t be riding a big yellow school bus & my lunchbox won’t be in tow, just a lot of books! I will conquer this feeling though. I will march right into that classroom and I will pull out my binder and looseleaf marking my age. I will pay attention and I will kick ass so that I can provide a better future for my kids & every other kid who crosses my path while teaching.
I can do this & I will do this because I want it for me and for my kids!
It’s my time & It’s now or never…I ain’t gonna live forever…..
What you see in the picture above is our “sick setup” The other night it happened.. Penny started throwing up. Just when I got her comfortable with the “coughing bowl”, Bex started right after her. The only difference between them at this point.. Penny knows to use our “coughing bowl” where Bex hates using it. He expects me to pick his 27 lb 2 year old bum up and rush him to the toilet as fast as possible. This is completely unrealistic when it happens from a dead sleep, but hey I gave it all the effort I had all night!
Luckily they are back to feeling better & we are looking forward to painting pine cones tomorrow. Why pine cones you ask? Oh well Penny collects pine cones everyday on our way into and our way out of their pre-school. She insists on calling them acorns and also insists we get at least two every monday wednesday and friday. Her knew thing she insists on: storing them in her daddy’s old work boots! LOL Well considering the work boots are full & we still have a whole 5 months of pre-school I figure we better figure out some fun crafts with them. So first up are painting them with some paints I have leftover from other projects. Next we will make bird feeders with peanut butter & seeds with string. I think these will be especially cool with snow outside, but I’m nervous squirrels will get them! They seem to own the neighborhood around here.
So all in all;
Sick kids are so tough… (Sick husbands are worse ;))
& Crafts are amazing.