July 23, 2014

July 24, 2014

Blayne will be home in a week. I can't wait for her to be back. The house just has a different vibe without her. It's nice that the kids get the chance to visit places on their own though. It helps them figure out who they are individually. 

Meanwhile, I need to start packing. I have the boxes out, I just haven't packed anything in them. Of course, I'm very good at moving, so I don't need much time, I just don't have any energy to actually DO the packing. Also, we moved up our move-in date. Which means we shall be moving in three weeks. We're actually going to be moving while the kiddos are at camp, so they'll leave one house, and come home to another. This has pros and cons, the pros being they are out of the way, the cons being, they're old enough and strong enough to move boxes, but they won't be available. I'm going to do my darnedest to NOT be a mover, but that has never really worked out in the past. 

Also, in three weeks, we'll have pool access, and we will have to swim every day to make up for lost time. There is also a gym, which is super exciting for me, because I have wanted a gym membership forever, but there is not one anywhere near us. I am very excited at the prospect of weight machines and treadmills. 

In non-moving news, I'm still a little more "meh" than I'd like to be. In fact, just a few minutes ago, I took a muscle relaxer, plus a migraine pill, plus one of my nerve pills. I would like my brain and body to go comfortably numb, but it's not really looking too good at this point. What can I say, summer in Virginia is not my favorite. 

I AM going to try and finish up my last class real quick. It's my last class of the semester, and if I finish it quick, then I can relax about my school work until the kids go back. It's hard to do homework with the kids at home. We all distract each other. 

Speaking of distractions... at cub scouts tonight, the boys learned to play four square. Now, I have been trying to get my kids to play four square for AGES. It was one of my favorite games to play at recess, the other favorites being tether ball and wall ball. At any rate, the boys came home, and were telling me how fun it was, and explaining all the rules to me. I said, "I know! I love four square!" and Daniel asked me if that was the game I was trying to have them play all the time, and did I have the same rules. I said yes, that's exactly the same way I played four square, and he says, "Oh, I thought YOUR four square was more boring. That's why I didn't want to play. I didn't know it was the same as the BOY SCOUTS four square!" 

You see? This is why it's nice for them to have boy scouts and activity days. When other people suggest things, my children get excited and think the activities are cool. Also, we will be having a four square tournament. 

And since it's pioneer day, we will be cooking outside with a fire. I don't know what we're going to cook yet, but it will probably be something really exciting... like hot dogs. Although, pioneers didn't really have hot dogs, so we might have to not eat those. And now that I think about it, I don't know that I want to do a fire. That's it, we're just going to have bean soup and cornbread. Because that's the easiest option, and I don't know if you heard, but I'm moving and slightly sickly, so easy always wins.