Friday, August 15, 2008

Pet Peeves and Some Happy and Deep Thoughts

Pet Peeves:
Going to Back to School Night with the entire school population, plus all their parents and siblings, and having to stand in the back for 30 minutes because the gym is the size Elementary School gym.

Finding out that #1 starts school on the 18th, #2 starts school on the 26th, and #3 doesn't start school until the 2nd of Sept. And yet, they are all on the same "school district schedule". Wha?

Happy Thoughts:
School starts soon. School starts soon!!

We've got a Double Date tonight with our good friends, Brent and Ann. Hooray!

My blogging friends rock the world; I can't imagine going a day without reading their thoughts and thinking about them. I seriously think my life has improved my a bazillion points (life is measured in points, right?) since I started blogging. But holy cow, I sure miss Bythelbs. I guess that's not a "happy thought" to miss somebody a lot, but it's a happy thought that I like her enough to miss her, eh?

I talked with a good friend (we've been buddies since Kindergarten) on the phone yesterday for a few hours. It felt great to catch up!

We took the kids to the BYU Cougar Fall Sports Kick-Off Thingy-Majingy last night, and we got to eat Cougar Craze ice cream. For free! GO BYU!

I've lost Four Pounds. Go ME!

This weekend will not be full of panic packing or long driving. It will only be full of random house things and a Primary activity. Hello to some down time!

Deep Thoughts:
Maturity, I've decided, isn't a state of mind, or something easily earned. Maturity is the ability to never assume, forgive easily, and keep other's feelings above one's own. Is that in the dictionary? I don't know. I never looked it up.

Now I know I'm not quite mature yet. But at least I know what to shoot for! It's always good to have something to shoot for.

Have a great weekend, dear reader!


Annette Lyon said...

I really like that definition of maturity.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Your pet peeve is one of mine too. Ethan & Austin go back on the 20th, I go back on the 25th, and Matthew goes back on the 3rd. Random much?

I miss Bythelbs too, I keep checking her blog, just in case my Google Reader thingy isn't working. Obsessive much?

Congrats on the four pounds, and good luck this weekend. And I think you are well on your way to maturity...although I'm glad that you still have those fun non-serious parts of your personality too! :)

Kelly A. said...

Those are some crazy pet peeves! Back to school madness just doesn't make sense. What a way to create nervousness in kids, cram them in to an over crowded room of strangers and tell them to get used to their new surroundings.

But the 4 pounds! Woot! At least you fit in the gym better!

Cheryl said...

Thank you! And welcome. :)

I'm glad we're both obsessive. Funny it's over the same blogger, eh? I guess it's okay, since we're probably obsessive over each other, too. Ha! :)

kelly- gym. Just less food!

Hillary said...

Yay for school starting soon! And yay for BYU! I really miss BYU now that I've officially graduated... :(

FluffyChicky said...

Wait, your kids don't all start school on the same day?! That is INSANE!! Fortunately, our district has every school start on the same day, or I'd have to hurt someone. :)

TaLaisa said...

That school schedule sounds annoying. Mine will start different days too, but only because 2 are in preschool and 1 is in 2nd grade.

Hurray on the 4 pounds.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Cheryl, I do obsessively stalk your blog too. ;)

Julie said...

I think Kelly meant that you're 4 pounds lighter so your body fit in the elementary school gym better. I'm nothing if not so good at interpreting other people's comments... :)

Congratulations on losing 4 lbs. It's a huge accomplishment!

And just typing lbs. makes me miss bythelbs. I was just checking her blog a minute ago, so that makes 3 stalkers now! Woo Hoo for bythelbs!

And I really love the "house stuff" days. As long as they aren't every weekend. I need something different on the weekends so I don't feel like I'm living in Groundhog Day. Like I said, though, every once in a while is so nice.

Becky, I have a cat said...

Hooray for immaturity!!! Oh, wait, what.....oooooo shiney......

Cheryl said...

Ah, yes. Sorry Kelly! I should have been given the interpreting-comments-talent. :)

Becky -
HA! It's a good thing I wasn't drinking milk whilst-a-reading your comment.

flip flop mama said...

I can't believe school doesn't start the same day! I love that definition of maturity.

Christine said...

CHERYL! Oh, how I have missed you! I know you haven't really been gone, per se, but I have been, well . . . lazy? But I wanted to comment because I FINALLY motivated myself to sit down at the computer and waste some time catching up on blogs, and one you posted a few days ago struck me. The one about your unmotivation? We need to talk - because I am suffering from what I am labeling as "laziness" but I'm starting to wonder if I've crossed a line somewhere. I CAN RELATE! I am normally this really organized, clean, together person. Since summer started, I'm soooo the opposite. I have been blaming it on summer and the lack of a routine, our living arrangements which haven't been exactly convenient, and hormones. Maybe I DO have valid excuses, I guess I'll see when school starts. What are you doing to snap out of it? I need someone to motivate me!!!!

Leslie said...

Happy thoughts...deep thoughts...nice thoughts. But what is up with the weird school starting dates? Um...that's a head scratcher for me. Do they get out at the same time at the end of the year?

Cheryl said...

I wish I could give you some amazing advice that will help, but to be honest? I'm having a heck of a time, too! I'm starting to think that (besides my depression crap) it really is a summer funk. Maybe it'll get better when we have a school routine? Well, that's what I'm counting on. I hope it works for you, too!

Yes, they all end the same (well, preschool gets out a little earlier), and so it's weird. And annoying. Ah, well!