Tomorrow it begins! Fitness challenge #2, that is! I just treated myself to ice cream and a Sees dark chocolate bar as one last hurrah - I'm already thinking I shouldn't have, because I have to get up and run in the morning and I don't know how good that's going to feel... ugh. If you want to come visit and track our progress and details, my new "health and fitness" blog is now up. crazyfitnesschallenge.blogspot.com
This weekend we were busy with playdates and birthday parties, again. I stayed home all day on Sat and did some pretty thorough cleaning - (and by thorough, I mean I actually tried to dust some - amazing!) It feels so good to have so much done at one time - 6 loads of laundry yesterday and today, plus shutters dusted, floors vacuumed, and toilets cleaned... If I continue like this my house might look more like Jackie's by the weekend. Actually, who am I kidding, I just started another book, so that's going to be the end of my cleaning spree....
By the way, just finished "Heat Wave" this morning - took me a while to get into it, but once I did I was hooked! Love the characters so much - makes me want to go rent the whole "Castle" series- has there only been one season so far? Does anyone know? Are there any more books written with Nikki Heat and Rook? hmmm...
A has read EVERYTHING in our house, and is dying for more. I can't keep up with her reading habit. Any good suggestions for an 8-yr-old? Long chapter books please, she devours stuff like Magic Tree House and Judy Bloom in a couple of hours each. She just finished Percy Jackson "Lightning Thief" and is chomping at the bit to get the next in the series, "Sea of Monsters" which we're on the hold list for, at the library..... She's not been a huge fan of Harry Potter books as of yet, but I'm still holding onto hope that she will be eventually. She BETTER! I'm not raising any Muggle!
Swim team, and swim lessons, start tomorrow. This may very well screw up my twice-weekly volleyball habit, but hopefully will be good for all three kids. J recently has been wearing floaties in the pool when we swim, and loves his independence. I love it as well, because he doesn't pinch and kick me when I'm trying to hold him. Besides, the water is still too chilly for me!
Speaking of which, I have a philosophy - want to hear it? I think school schedules should be based on WATER temperatures. It seems silly for school to get out in the middle of May, when pools are still way too flippin' cold, and then start the first Mon in August, when the pools are still in perfect temps to swim! Summer should start about June 15, and go til Sep. 1st - who's with me???
I have a lot on my plate this week, which I'm excited about, because I know I'll be able to accomplish a lot as well - the busier I am, the more productive! Wish me luck!