Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The "Bummer" Summer

Alyssa and Jackson were counting down the days til summer. "X number of days til school's out, Mom & Dad!"

Mom (me), on the other hand, was dreading when that X turned to a zero. It's always great for a week or two, and then it all starts sliding downhill.  "But this year, this year will be different," I thought to myself. "I spent all this $$ on these great camps and swimming lessons, so SURELY the dreaded words 'I'm bored' will not slip from their sweet lips!"

Apparently I'm a slow learner - that, or in complete denial. ;)

I think we made it all of 1 day before the boredom settled in, which triggered bad attitudes, which resulted in incessant bickering, teasing, whining...all leaving me looking like a woman who belongs in a Calgon commercial.

HOWEVER! I am bound and determined that these lil negative nellies will be TAMED! We have a long weekend this week, followed by vacation Bible school the next, then Art Camp and more swimming lessons, lots of time at the gym, play dates with friends, summer movies, and then before you know it we will be on a airplane on our way to the pale sands and emerald blue waters of Emerald Isle! I dare them to complain about THAT! :)

What are you doing this summer to keep your kids occupied and yourSELF sane??

Friday, June 17, 2011

At last!

Wow, it's been a while huh? Looks like this blog is going the way of my past, oh, 5 other blogs. ;) With summer here, you'd think I'd have more time to do things like BLOG, but it seems like I'm actually BUSIER trying to find ways to entertain the kids on my own for 12 hours every day! I promise to try to take a few minutes a day to blog. Cross my heart.

I've been less than myself this past week. I had an "incident" on Monday where I thought I was going to pass out, I had to run to the bathroom and hurl. I was too dizzy to finish class, so I missed more than half. Major bummer, and embarrassing to boot! Turns out my platelets are super low again (I have ITP - look it up, I don't have time to go into it),  and am having other issues with my system...which means I feel very drained of energy. I have to take extra precautions when my platelets are low, too, because if I were to fall and hit my head or something like that, I could bleed in my brain and well...let's just say I want to avoid that! So it's low intensity until I can get my body working better again. The exercise addict in me wants to go full stop every day, so this is hard. But at the same time it's nice to essentially have a little bit of a break.

In other "what a bummer" news, I've been banned for a month from Shakeology. Doctor thinks something in it may be aggravating my platelet levels etc. He said stop drinking it for a month, we'll check my levels again after the month and see if they're back up. If they're back up again and I've made no other dietary changes, I may have to give up Shakeology indefinitely. :( I don't know what to root for here...I want my levels to be back to normal, but I also don't want to stop my shakes! But being healthy and functional is more important.

Today I mixed my exercise routine up; normally today is my Hip Hop Hustle day, but I decided since I missed any resemblance of a workout yesterday (we went to the Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade) AND ate like poop, I needed a really big butt kickin' to be served up via Kelli G's step & strength class. She delivered, for sure. My arms were on FIRE when she broke out the kickboxing moves WITH weights. In the words of Martin, DANG GINA! It  felt so good! I've been neglecting my strength training lately.

That's all I've got for now - my kids are about to rip each other's throats out...HA!