Sometimes when I check the kids into kid-care to work out, or, put on a show after dinner and go run on the elliptical I feel like maybe I’m not doing the right thing. I know that being healthy is part of being a good mom but what do the kids think?
today I got a little bit of an answer…. I was doing a little work and Fiona came down and hopped on the elliptical and said she needed to work out. She lasted about 65 seconds but hey, she is really short. Since I still had a little bit of work to finish (taking down the townhouse add, I wish I had 3 to rent!) I gave her my phone and she asked me to smile and show my muscles. Not really the best picture ever but my photographer is 3.
I think that they know exercise is important. I’ve heard them all choose water because it is ‘most healthy’. I’m sure I’ve messed them up in other ways by calling the cute or pretty or praising a 100% on a test rather than the work or effort that went into it. (aside, so what if no work went into getting that 100? What if the test is so easy that anything less than 100 for her I would ask if she got distracted? Still awesome that she followed the rules and got 100% but can’t exactly praise her ‘effort’). The other day they had a push up contest and in 4 one min tests Nimh did 80, Zoe did 100, and Fiona did 40 – I didn’t witness this so no idea on the quality but they wanted to do this! I could be doing worse raising kids with fitness on the mind – I’m balancing it with absolutely no
weather – seem to be reverting to winter… uncool MN spring
nap – she needs one, she is in her room, I am here typing
House – major shake ups coming, playing room merry go round and kitchen mini reno.
reading – not much! keep falling asleep too fast
- This game – Neko Atsume – my mom introduced it to us and it is so fun for the kids. incredibly low interaction, you really just go look at what cats are there. You fill the food up and maybe get a new toy out but really all you do is check on the cats. Purrrrfect distraction for all the kids and certainly makes me smile.
- Thing two that is a happy thing is finally listing the rental. I listed yesterday and its like a feeding frenzy! 4 inquiries in under a day. I already have a favorite but there is a strong second too. It is such a relief to have demand!
- After a year of sitting on the project, I nearly have bedroom curtains. Don’t worry, we had shades so the neighbors were shielded from our PJ’s. I say nearly because I’m still working on some options but they are cut and 90% sewn.
I’m also looking forward to my MOM night out tonight and I have an excited/scared feeling about taking on my closet. Its time, its been years since I wore my work uniform of nice pants and a button down that I need to say good bye to that segment of my wardrobe. I have ignored the closet for years, it needs help, I think this is the time to reclaim it. Sure, my life is full of glamour and excitement, you should see what I don’t tell you about 😉
(although I have lots of words, lots going on, I actually have no time to write so I’m glad to offer this one picture)
I think people who have read for a while here know I bake. I bake all our bread, I bake muffins weekly and in this season of birthdays I’m churning out cake and cupcakes like its my job. This is NOT the time for our oven to go nutters.
For a while, it was just running off but predictably so. I have an independent thermometer so I would just go by that and adjust – it was roughly 30 degrees hot. Kinda like our car that the gas gauge was highly unreliable so we kept mileage tally for about 3 years. Recently it has lost any reliability and baking has become a hazard. Thanks to a really good tax return we are looking at replacements. Yes, it might be fixable, however, it is mid range in a mediocre branded came with the house that we have lived in for 16 years. It’s done its time.
Just like the washer replacement last year, Lars is drawn to the higher end replacements. I was very reluctant until I found that double convection ovens are now ‘the thing’. The only down side is my ability to research like crazy so I can find people that hate everything…. The local store did not have any of the brand we wanted but it had a different split oven so I eyeballed it myself and confirmed you can put a turkey in the bottom and a good sized dish, or 2 cookie sheets in the top. I will miss the storage from a traditional model but I bet I’ll be using the top oven 90% so I can keep my spare pans in the bottom anyway. The other primo feature is a central griddle burner. I’ve been using 2 burners and flipping it between batches of pancakes for years, I don’t know what I’ll do with my extra found time while cooking …
For over 1k this thing better be awesome but the washer is so I’m hopeful.