Sunday, February 27, 2011

SUP Ya'll

Stand Up Paddle Board, that is...

Forgot to add one thing to our "Out" list = TOURISTS!!!!! I know living here is awesome in the winter (just check out the pictures above; that was our entire weekend!), BUT there is nothing more annoying than having an additional 15-20min added to your daily commute because of all the idiots who've flocked to your neighborhood just for a visit. Drives me dingbats!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Week, Another Volleyball Tournament

Because I enjoy reminding everyone about how busy we are, here’s a recap of my week so far:

Sat – Sun: Volleyball tournament (leave house by 6am to get there by 7am, return home late afternoon, oh and squeeze in other kids’ dance and ice skating classes somewhere in between)

Monday: Work all day, pick up 3 kids at 2 different schools, drive 45min to C volleyball practice, entertain 2 small children for 1 ½ hours while trying to cram in homework*, drive 45min home, feed & put kids to bed, make sure C does homework (a current major problem here at Pu’s Corner), collapse in bed with clothes still on.

Tuesday: repeat (except J has piano, so factor that in, too)

Wed : No volleyball, yay!

Thus: repeat

SO…yeah, we’re busy. Anyway, I prefer to not get political here, but one of the blogs I follow (an FS guy who is also ex-army, so kinda the exact person I aspire to be!) had a really interesting commentary on Indecisive Wars. I won’t say any more than that! :)

It’s been a while since I did our Ins and Outs here at the Corner; let’s see where we stack up now…

Things that are In:
- The colors pink and purple
- Annoying your sisters
- Hitting your brother in the face (see above)
- Puzzles
- Spending money on volleyball paraphernalia
- Hanging at the beach (forecast to be 80 degrees here for the foreseeable future, yay FL!)
- Green smoothies!
- Having Mom do everything

Things that are Out:
- Dairy (we’re testing to see if J is lactose intolerant)
- Gas prices!!! (have I mentioned how much time we spend in the car traveling to and from volleyball events?)
- Diapers
- Pooping in the potty (at least for 1 family member…I won’t say who)
- Homework
- Needles (everyone had to have massive blood drawn for our medical clearances…very traumatic for the under 12 set)
- Having Dad do everything

*In case I haven’t mentioned it to some of you, I’m back in school…again. What can I say, I am a glutton for punishment!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Why I Wasn't Free to Skype This Weekend

And 2 full days of this:

(C is #3, btw)

Friday, February 04, 2011

Tidbits from the Corner

J: Somebody was smiling at me
Me: Did you smile back?
J: I don't know. I can't see my face.

Me: So are you talking about what's happening in Egypt in class?
C: Huh?
Me: Don't you guys talk about current events at school?
C: Mom, I'm in the sixth grade. I can barely keep up with what's going on in iCarly.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yay For FL

...just sayin'...