Saturday, June 20, 2009
I'm still alive-3 weeks of summer vacation!! It has been raining so much lately, I have flashbacks of living in Seattle cooped up with energetic kids. Even the hydrangea bush I planted with such hope two years ago has BLOOMED for the FIRST TIME (the hope was starting to dwindle)! It thinks it's in Seattle too.
Overall, the kids have been really great. Little squabbles here and there, but I am seeing a real and true friendship developing. I mean, they are brother and sister and love each other, but usually after an hour of playing together, it ends up with Hannah crying and Taylor yelling at her. I think she is getting a little more mature, or maybe they are just facing the fact it is summer and this week I have had to put lots of hours in getting the July issue of the magazine done. It is really sweet all the games they think up, Hannah has become really interested in dinosaurs so Taylor is like her teacher. We have been going to the library every week and they are consuming books like food, I love it.
Our week started with our baby Isa dog getting fixed. It's like taking care of a baby. So lots of work and rain and by Friday when the sun had come out, I was majorly ahead of schedule and we were planning a bike ride and some fun outside. I had to e-mail a PDF of the magazine to clients for review-usually a process that takes 5 minutes. STOP!!! The computer software program I use totally freaked out and wouldn't work-no exporting PDF's for me. No bike ride and I got to spend a frustrating 5 hours figuring out my problem with the kids intermittly coming and asking when we were leaving, they were bored (you get the story). The problem is I have 4 year old software that isn't so compatible with Mac's newest operating system-we'll say they don't get along. so i thought no problem I'll just have a look at that software upgrade...!!!!!!!$$$$700!!!! AHHH! It's part of a "creative suite" so I thought I'll just get that program (not all 5). So I paid $200 for an update for the one program that isn't working-oh wait that didn't work either. Nope, you have to buy the full version of each program separately (around $600 each) or update the ENTIRE suite. I really hate Adobe about now. At least they will refund my money. So I have a free trial for 30 days until I figure out a plan. The good news is InDesign 4 rocks!
So after all that stress of the week-I got a LOVELY birthday card from my in-laws with a pretty necklace and a check-what a sparkle in my day. So today I got a haircut, didn't worry about my software, went to the mall and got my favorite lotions, and drumroll, here's the big one: I JOINED THE GYM. I have been contemplating it for months. I really feel better when I exercise, and I'm just not the type that will go for a walk every day or watch a exercise DVD. I dont' like the process of exercising but i can't stand how I feel, look or have no energy all the time. This gym is really close, no membership or joining fees, i can quit whenever and it has everything I need, plus did I mention free classes? I decided I was worth it. Finding the time this summer might be tricky but once the kids are in school, I can drop them off and go work out. Usually when I start working out after a umm hiatus we'll call it, I go crazy and over do it and can't walk for a week. I am going to be sensible and for the first week or two go three times a week for 30 minutes. I love that elliptical. I also really love strength training (on the machines) but I'm taking it slow. I am excited to have some energy and feel good about myself. If I lose weight that will be a side benefit. Right now I just gotta get back in the swing of things and start living healthier. Now if I could just find that sweet tooth and kill it!