Friday, July 18, 2008

Another Tag

I was tagged by Valerie. This is so much harder than I had originally thought it would be.

The rules are as follows: List 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions, and 3 Random Surprising Facts about yourself. Tag 3 people at the end of your post by leaving their names. So here is what I came up with...

3 Joys

  • My Family
  • Being FREE of credit card debt
  • Dancing - but not in front of people

3 Fears

  • I'm still scared of the dark!
  • Failing as a mother - this encompasses a lot
  • My husband dying

3 Goals

  • Spending more time in the kitchen
  • Graduate college ...someday
  • Efficiently obtain, organize, rotate and use a year's supply of food and goods.

3 Current Obsessions

  • Learning more about Food Storage
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Reading Blogs, more so than writing them

3 Surprising Facts About Me

  • I can't go anywhere unless I've showered first. Not even to my mailbox!
  • I've only been to one concert, Ricky Martin.
  • I can hardly stand to drink white milk. Apparently, this started very early. At 6 months old my parents had to put strawberry flavoring in my bottles or I wouldn't drink them. :)

So, that's it. Now, I tag Andrea, Julie, Melinda, Mom and Susan D.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I actually have a minute to blog!

Summer has been busy, busy, busy! Not that I have left the house much. Right now I am actually enjoying a quiet morning alone with just my 5 kids! Amazing. The baby that I watch is staying with his mama today and my niece and nephew are late.
Yesterday when a neighbor boy came over the grand total of kids here hit 13!!!!
Their ages:
Don't worry, that doesn't happen all the time! Just yesterday, we hit a record number. I took pics but don't think I have time to post them. I didn't get any laundry done yesterday, so I need to get started on that soon.

What have we been up to?
Bobby has worked an average of 67 hours a week since school let out. He also started a diet 4 weeks ago and has already lost 20 pounds!!!
Erin has been wiping noses and dirty bottoms.
We have started going on walks around the neighborhood. Exercise for us and time away from electronic entertainment for the boys.
For the Fourth of July (Bobby actually had 1/2 a day off) we took the boys to a water fountain to play in, stopped at Wendy's for frosties and then to Grandma's to swim and play games. Uncle Greg entertained them that evening with fireworks!!!

They have been swimming the last two evenings when Bobby gets off work. They would LOVE to have a pool here. But Daddy says NO! When I think about it rationally, I agree. Nothing is fenced in, and with so many kids running around it would be too easy for an accident to happen.

Anyway, that is my quick update. I must get back to the kids now. It will be great and yet sad when school starts again. They have been a lot of fun!!!