Spring Break here and I heard through the weather channel grapevine that some unfortunate people north of us are getting MORE of the white stuff. Absolutely incomprehensible in my balmy world. And fascinating. Nonetheless, we ARE getting cooler temps and rain (all day today, allegedly) in the 60s, so Brrr. Glad I kept on the flannels a little longer!
For me spring break is a break from getting the kids rolling in the mornings and I have a contest with myself every morning of how much I can get done before I get to work, or just lollygag on the computer…BECAUSE I CAN. Going to cut it close today. REALLLLL close! Alas, work calls. Got to feed these kids.
I did take the morning off on the first day of Spring Break to enjoy the County Fitness Festival of which our youngest participated in 3 events: 50-yard dash, shuttle run and 440 Relay. It was a GLORIOUS morning to take off so I’ll share the pics with you. Enjoy and stay warm, people.
Our girl and a few of her buddies pre-festivities!
I lugged these things and out of 3 hours, they saw about 30 minutes of use. #bettertohaveandnotneed
50 yard dash
Shuttle run…I’m always holding my breath there is no split action on the turn around.
Relay. NO baton dropping for the 5th place out of 17 finish!
Since taking three days off of work to spend time with the kids for their Spring Break, my “week” is two days at work and PHEW!, I’m ready for the weekend.
I forgot how HARD being a stay-at-home mom was. It’s been awhile, forgive me, but OH. MY. GOODNESS!! The chores. The needs to be met. Errands to be run. Sheesh. Fortunately for me, I decided early on Monday (about half way through errand running) that these days off would be about bon-bons and chillaxin’. The rest would take care of itself somewhere along the week. And this is what my week consisted of:
Monday-Wednesday at 9 a.m. attending our church’s Lenten mission to hear Father Richard Leonard speak on the history of the church and Mary, discernment and God’s will in our lives and forgiveness and faith. Tremendously uplifting and Living Water for this thirsty soul, right when I needed it. Very cool how “GOD-planned” to offer this retreat on my EXACT days off.
Monday, Tuesday, and today (Friday), hit the gym with my girlfriend and got our strength training on. And abs. And cardio. You know it’s a good exercise week when you are still feeling it on Friday from Tuesday!
I was able to have our girls’ BFFs over to play each day I was off. The boys are older and do “their own deal”, but it was nice to be able to get them breakfast and lunch and run them around a bit as well. Not to mention how great it felt to be able to help out some moms and provide a fun day for their girls. Having “been there, done that”, it is always a happy feeling when you know your kids are having fun with their friends and not bored at home, coming up with new ways to irritate the you-know-what out of each other.
Dinner was taken care of. Monday: chicken and rice for the fam and I went out with the girls to celebrate my girlfriend’s 12th annual 38th birthday! Tuesday: crock pot. Wednesday: leftovers. See? Dinner was taken care of.
We hit the beach. Every day. See previous posts from this week…..Sunscreen aplenty, boogie boards, beach toys, snacks and water. Recharged!
We tried out a scrumptious cupcake bakery in town. (sorry, no link, no web-based orders, local only) My youngest daughter and I had a hard time picking out a dozen minis to share with everyone. Though the price was quite affordable, the calories are simply not a luxury and we will be making a wide berth. Except for special occasions. Maybe.
Book 3 of Hunger Games, “Mockingjay” is downloaded to my Kindle. Which is charged. I have to work today, however, my lunch hour and free time between football games this weekend will be consumed by Katniss, Gale and Peeta and wrapping up this depressing, yet fascinatingly addictive series.
Things that didn’t get taken care of this week:
Reorganizing the pots and pans (a mess, let me assure you!)
Reorganizing the spices and pantry (I want it all in ONE spot)
Purging the girl’s toys
Purging the boy’s clothes
Purging my clothes
No big deal. It’s still there and it WILL get done. However, the world will go on regardless, right?
Spring Break is upon us, and while I don’t have the ENTIRE week off, I DO have these three days off! So, we will be spending at LEAST a portion of every day soaking up the salt, the sun and the waves. The girls have new suits (LOVE Walmart $9 suits!), fresh sunscreen, I have a book to read and the back of the truck is already set with chairs and beach toys. We will vacuum on Wednesday….why bother until then?
Apparently we aren’t the only ones getting in a post-Mass beach day. Well….it IS Spring Break AND the end of Bike Week! not to mention an absolutely GORGEOUS day!!
one set of “bikes”….
and another set of “Bikes”…it should be a little quieter around here now.
You can find me here these next few days. Text if you need me, I’ll answer when I can….