Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sleeping, Shopping and Sharing my thoughts...

Not too much going on right not but I'm trying to get in the habit of blogging regularly.

Here are a couple of pictures of my kids and most of Debi's kids from Thanksgiving. Sean didn't want to be in the picture! We spent the day with them at Mary & Les's house and had a good time. Good food (homemade pies - apparently Ryan's first!) and great company. We need to get together more often!
Justin, Rebeckah, Hannah holding Preston, Matthew, Austin & Ryan

Today is my day off this week and after I got up with the boys @ 5:00 this morning I went back to bed and somehow slept straight through until 11:00!!! I thought it was probably around 9 or so and as usual I have a million things I should do on my day off. I guess I was really tired - I worked 5 days in a row (I usually do 3 or 4) with a couple of 12 hour shifts in that mix. So all I've really accomplished today is a couple of loads of laundry, grocery shopping and putting away about 1/2 of the Christmas stuff. I cooked dinner too and now the kitchen waits to be cleaned. If the boys finish with their homework soon I'll let them do that chore!

Here are 3 things that I am thankful for today:

1. Glad that I have a High Efficiency washer & dryer that let me get lots of clothes into each load!
2. Grateful for having good kids that don't give me any trouble (not like I did at their age!)
3. Happy that I really love my job 99% of the time. It can be very exhausting and trying at times but mostly my heart is happy when I'm there.

So I guess on my next day off I can worry about getting my car inspected (VERY overdue), my oil changed (also overdue) and a new windshield for my van (has had a long crack for quite a while). I also need to get my eyes checked (can't see) and finally finish painting my bathroom. Maybe if I post my "to do" list here it will pressure me to actually get some of the things done!

Can anyone help me put music on my blog that will play while you read my exciting dialogue? I've read some of the help features on Blogger but haven't been able to make it work.

Any fans of The Biggest Loser? The new season starts tonight and I am excited. That show really inspires me to work hard to change my life for the better. Also to find a new gym that I actually enjoy going to. One of my New Years resolutions. I feel better and sleep better when I go a couple of times each week and the boys are interested in going with me after their final exams next week now that band has slowed down. In the meantime I'm still trying to climb the stairs at work instead of taking the elevator. This means I have to be a little early to work which doesn't always happen.
Time to go hang up more clothes and start the kitchen clean-up!!

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