Saturday, September 19, 2009

An Overdue Ramble

Hi! I am here and doing fine...just VERY busy! Not only have I not been blogging, my FB activity is way down. My daughter has started back to preschool 3 mornings a week. She goes to a cooperative across town, so either I am working in the classroom OR I hang out on that side of town. I'm also trying to be diligent with my exercise program, which means less time online. Even though the weather has been perfect lately, I've started working out in the house on the elliptical. I feel like I get a harder workout with 30 mins on the elliptical than I do walking outside for about an hour. Or at least it's different muscles. I am also in charge of fundraising for the youth groups at church. Our big events are working concessions at the college football games. It's a long day on your feet, but it's a great way to bring in money for youth trips. There is a lot of admin stuff that goes along with the concessions and other fundraisers we are doing. I didn't think all of that was enough (chuckle) so I volunteered to teach Sunday School with a buddy of mine from church. We are doing the 2nd & 3rd grade group. None of my kids are this age, but I think I will still enjoy it. I am also helping with a few social ministry events this fall, including our 6th annual Day of Service which was today. I started this event back in 2004 and I am proud that it's still going strong. I oversee the fleece blanket part of the day. We make those no-sew fleece tie blankets and donate them to a local women's shelter. I have a few blisters on my right thumb from all the cutting. My teen's activities include marching band & competitions and taking him driving. #2 has piano lessons and just started band at school. He's in percussion. We've wanted to sign DD up for some kind of dance or gymnastics, but I am not sure where we'd fit it in right now. On top of all of this is my blog makeover biz. It's still going strong, but I've slowed my work pace down a little bit over the past few months. Still keeping plenty busy and always getting little work like blog buttons, maintenance, and adjustments going on. I am certainly not the busiest person out there...but things are definitely not boring around here since summer is over!

The new TV season is upon us too. I know...it sounds bad to say that TV is such an important part of my life, but I enjoy the mindlessness/relaxation it provides. This year I am watching Survivor, The Office, Amazing Race (starts 9/27!!), and probably Glee. I've heard so much lately about Glee and how great it is. I watched all 3 episodes they've shone so far and I am not sure how well I like it. It will probably be something I record and then if I have time I will watch. The Cubbies have been stinking it up this year, so I've not even been watching them.

I will post my reality wrap for Survivor within the next few days.