Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wow! A whole afternoon without math! I took my math final this morning and I don't start my next math class until tomorrow! Of course I had cub scouts and picking up Keyan making dinner and doing laundry to occupy me!
Keyan is such a good kid. He went to prom last Saturday and I didn't think he was going so I asked him what happened. He said a girl in his old ward had 2 guys back out and she already had a dress and everything but no date. What a sweatheart!
Not only do I have the greatest kids on the planet but my friends are fantastic! Tonight when I was getting ready to take Keyan home Kelly showed up with a bag full of goodies for my first day back to school! She knows that while I've been taking classes for a while it's been like 15yrs since I sat in a classroom so she thought I needed a new notebook and pens and pencils. What a thoughtful thing to do. This is after she watched the boys this morning while I took my final and took the kids while I was at scouts. I don't know what I would do without such great friends! I love you all!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What a beautiful day! Last night was girls night, just me, Kelly and Ang but it also happened to be graduation, not just for BYU but UVSC as well so things were packed! We had a good time though, it's nice to be Micheale sometimes, rather than mom.
Ang and I got up and ran this morning, it was beautiful and felt great. I've been a bit worried lately because I've been drinking an INSANE amount of water lately, enough that sometimes I don't feel like eating (you know somethings wrong!). My stomach will be so full of water but I'll be parched, eventhough I just drank a gallon of water in 1/2 hr. I also get these headaches and today when it happened I just felt WRONG. I made Corey go get a glucometer from the station but my bloodsugar was fine. Maybe it's just stress or something. If any of y'all have any ideas and want to take a shot at a diagnosis LMK! :) Could be a sinus something hanging on from last week.
I got to help at the Primary activity today and it was sooo neat! It was the 'Road of Life'. They made boxcars, which represented their bodies and went to activities where they got keys that led them into the very best part at the end when they parked their cars and got to go into 'heaven'. It was awesome, I got real emotional and I hope the kids 'got it'. We have such great leaders! Well I'd better turn on the Jazz game, they need me tonight! GO JAZZ!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Eventhough the Jazz lost last night it's going to be a good day today! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and this semester will be done on Tuesday! Of course, if all goes well I'll be starting again Wednesday! I ran this morning and felt great. I wore a pedometer to try to track mileage but I just don't really trust those things. I've had 2 and decided to wear them both to compare and they were WAY different. I guess I'll have to run a measured distance (track or something) and see how accurate I can get it.
We had Keyan last night, he's such a great kid! He's been playing soccer for Provo high on Tuesdays so we have been getting him Thursdays. He's driving and dating but is still so much fun! We are so blessed! He thought it was cool that Corey and I are doing a marathon. He runs cross country in the fall. My friend was craving artichoke dip this morning (when we ran) and it's her birthday so, I'm off to make the naughty, yummy, cheesy dip!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Okay so it's almost noon and Kyler is refusing to get out of his PJ's because his favorite dinosaur shirt is in the wash. Normally I would insist but today I figure, whatever, I don't really HAVE to go anywhere soon. I still feel like it's a bad mom thing. Corey's been on shift the last two days and I have to say it's kind of nice. I mean I know what to expect. The problem arises when he comes home and I actually expect (for some strange reason) that things will be easier. It's just more complicated because (being a man) he doesn't always communicate his plans so I make assumptions and get disappointed and round and round. One good thing about men though, they usually don't bother to read our blogs!
Kyler is so dang smart. He pulled out a kindergarten workbook I had with the coloring books and started figuring out the different activities (by himself). With Jacob and Josh I would have been sitting there going over the directions and helping him but I am just a totally different mom now. I also had a guilt trip last night because we pulled out the picture albums and I realized there is not a single picture of Colby and only baby pictures of Kyler in them!! I also saw pictures of the fun things I did when Jacob and Josh were younger-I really used to be a fun mom! Now I'm spending all of this time and energy on school stuff-is that why, or am I just burnt out on fun mom stuff and satisfied with survival mom? Hmm.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Crazy Town

I've spent most of the AM on the phone with Weber admissions-cashier-registration-records-continuing ed etc....Now they're saying I can't register for 22 credits without permission for excess hours. What is this JR High? if I want to fry my brains that's my fault right? In the mean time Colby has emptied the diaper package all over the living room (Kyler just counted 19). Kyler has pulled all the pillows and blankets out and is building a fort-I just see it as trying to smother his brother. Back to school, UVU has a math course that starts next week and ends in the middle of June. It might be an option but it's twice the $$. That would end before I have to start clinicals though so I think I can do it, you know my motto: I can do hard things! (see?) Going to lunch with the some friends today, Deb's 40th birthday so it's going to be a good day!!(especially since I'm still a few yrs from the big 40)! Time to go rescue Colby--and the house:)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Welcome, Bedtime!

Ahhh! The joys of Pack meeting-I haven't done the math on how many years I will be in cub scouts but I should just go ahead and buy some stock in excedrin! Jacob left the church and started walking home without telling me so when I rounded up the other little rascals and I couldn't find him I was in a tight spot-do I leave the other 3 in the car and go looking for him? I figured (hoped)after yelling through the parking lot for a few minutes that he had walked home. Sure enough, there he was. I had to explain to him why this was not a good idea (leaving without telling me) and sent him to bed right when we got home. I felt mean but I can't keep him safe if I don't know where he's at, right!
Kyler then had a meltdown because I put toothpaste on his toothbrush. He just wanted to use water but I told him he is big now (and has inherited awful teeth) so he needs toothpaste. He said no so I sent him to bed. He screamed and cried about not getting to brush his teeth, so of course Colby had to scream louder! He finally put the toothbrush with the faintest tidbit of toothpaste to his teeth and screamed and cried in pain, actually writhing on the floor almost gagging! This from the child who would eat a whole box of Altoids (thanks Shauna) in sacrament meeting! Anyway, the gnashing of teeth has finally ended and they are all asleep now, I thought 8pm was an early enough bedtime but after tonight I'm ready to reconsider!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Out of control!

I just had to write about this because it has been on my mind lately and I noticed this article : http://www.newsweek.com/id/132240/page/1
It's a children's book explaining Mommy's plastic surgeries! I know, what does this say about our society? I don't pass -okay scratch that- I try not to pass judgement on those that elect to surgically alter their bodies. This is going way too far though, telling our children (in essence):"Mommy doesn't think she's good enough the way God made her so she's going to entrust her life and safety to Mr. slick plastic surgeon." and of course adding:"I just want my body to be like it was before having children (you)ruined it." I guess I just don't get it. My SIL had a 'botched' boob job (blaming the Dr.-forgeting this is ELECTIVE). Of course when you weigh 85 lbs your body won't accomodate 15lbs of implants! I guess I just don't get it, priorities. I believe in taking care of myself and that I deserve the best but I don't get the spending thousands of dollars altering my body to societies version of beauty (God's best version is'nt good enough?). Of course excess skin from weightloss, mastectomy reconstrution and things like that I can understand but other than that I just think why? Sorry I just wanted to get on my soapbox for a minute-this just bugged me;)

I'm commited! Not the way you think, silly!;)

Corey just told me he registered me for the top of Utah marathon, I guess that means I'd better not win a spot in St George (the next weekend)! I'm gonna do it, hopefully without some of this junk in my trunk! I imagine 26.2 20 lbs lighter is probably about the same as 13.1 heavy right? I did not go out to lunch today, I had leftovers at home, I'm trying to be strong! Beautiful day, still a bit chilly, 27 degrees when I went out this AM. The sun is out, the kids are out and it's just going to keep getting warmer. I could totaly live in the heat, sunshine changes my whole attitude. After FHE tonight is another Jazz playoff game! I can study math and watch the Jazz game right? Hey, keeping score is adding-that counts as math right? I don't like Houston, or any other Texas team for that matter (sorry Steph) so, GO JAZZ!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Yeah JAZZ!

The Jazz won last night! They beat the Houston Rockets 82-93 (Ithink). Good game, hope Monday's game has the same outcome. Kyler and I have been watching a PBS special on Russian Brown Bears-amazing but sad. Our whole family LOVES the BBC Planet Earth series-it's amazing if you haven't seen it. Jacob is my nature lover, he's spent hours outside searching for bugs and animals. Joshua spends all those hours with his nose in a book. I think he's going through the Harry Potter series for the 4th time. I've decided to definitely run afull marathon in the fall-whoever wants to join me!:) I'll apply for the St. George lottery and if not I'll enter Logans' marathon. Speaking of marathons it's finals week! English is done but I have a comprehensive math final-it's like 1/3 of my grade so I've got to do well. The thing about math is I get it all while we're working on one concept but then we move on to a new concept and when they go back and expect me to remember the first concept I can't always retrieve that info! Well I'm off to the inlaws for Sunday dinner, the best meals are the ones I don't have to cook (although I love to bake)! Have a great one!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I got up and went for a run around the temple this morning. Around 7am it was beautiful! Since then the wind has started and visibility is bad, much less breathability! We had a pretty boring Saturday but tonight's Jazz game better not be boring! I know it's on ESPN but hopefully it's on KJAZZ too or I'll have to listen to it on the radio. I'm one of those lame people who still doesn't have cable. If I got cable I would have to get Tivo and if I did that I wouldn't get much else done. It's a slippery slope for me! Go Jazz!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Feeling a bit better this morning, although I seem to go downhill as the day goes on. I took the kids back to Thanksgiving Point yesterday for the Tulip festival. Unfortunately it has been too cold and there weren't many tulips that had actually opened. The kids had fun though, rolling down the hills and yelling at the fishies (Colby).
Now we're back in XBOX land-Ratatoille. I'm working on getting registered for classes next semester (22 credit hrs.). It's a pain because I took classes @SLCC this semester I have to reapply to Weber. I requested my transcripts be sent as soon as this semester is over but Im worried that the math class i have to take will be filled by then. Anyway, it's just a dumb mess. Jacob and Kyler both got bit by the same wasp last night, some excitement for mom who was babysitting but they're fine this morning. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Back to school on Monday!YEAH!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Break-give ME a break

Ughh! I woke up with one of those headaches-you know the ones that you can feel shift around when you sit up. The kind that either comes before you get totally whiped out by a cold or that hangs around and makes you feel like dirt for a week. Looking on the bright side, the sun is shining, it's not snowing and spring break is more than half over.
I took all the kids with me to Costco yesterday. I remembered why I only go after I drop Kyler off at school. Thank goodness they have samples! Thank goodness they have huge carts and thank goodness Kelly was there for a backup after Kyler got busted and had to sit in the cart and then started beating on anything he could reach-which happened to be Colby. Colby got to ride in Kelly's cart as Kylers wails carried throughout the warehouse.
Josh just told me he can't find his glasses, he left them in the car. We picked them up from the eye doctor yesterday (again). We got these in Feb and he's had them for like 1 complete week at a time inbetween repairs. He says he took them off in the car and they slid around and he couldn't find them-YESTERDAY! Why didn't he look for them when he got unbuckled? Why weren't they in the case? Because he is a 7yr old boy I guess! My fingers are crossed that they'll be in one piece!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

First Time

Okay, I guess we'll see if this works. I thought I would set up a blog (everyone else is doing it!). No, but really, I start RT school full time and I think my rambling phone calls and lunch dates with friends and family are going to diminish (if not dissappear). Now we can check eachother's blog anytime.
It will take me a bit to figure out how to add pictures and all of that. Finals are next week so hopefully I can try to figure it out inbetween sometime. I know one thing-this doesn't seem to have spell check so I'll go ahead and apologize right now.
The boys are out of school for spring break this week and boy it is spring in Utah. Monday was near 80 but it snowed yesterday. I'm ready for some sunshine! I'm ready for the boys to stop singing those annoying Alvin and the Chipmunk songs and go outside and play. We did go to Thanksgiving Point on Monday and Kyler loved the barn. No pictures, sorry. Corey left it in the car-of course he didn't forget his glock! (long story-won't get into it here).
Hope all is well with everyone out there!