Friday, August 14, 2009

Random Stuff: No Computer Edition

Gorgeous Baby Boy #5 weighed 9 pounds 11 oz at his two week appointment. His head was 38 cm, and his length was 22 inches. Ironically, those were the birth stats of #3!
I can't wait for school to start. I'm going CRAZY with all the kids at home. The fighting, the boredom, and the intense dislike for chores are all pushing me over the edge. The sad part is that even though school starts for the girls next week, it's only half-days the first week. Then, #2 only goes half-days for another week-and-a-half. And then! Kindergarten doesn't start for #3 until the 31st.

Tell me, people, why the heck they can't just all start school on the same day and go the regular time? Huh!? How is this helpful? Yeah, yeah, so the teachers need it or something... except my mother (who is a teacher) doesn't get it, either.

Okay. Whining done.

The computer continues to be broken. Luckily, I get to borrow a laptop next week; and maybe by then we'll even have a new computer. Maybe. In the meantime, I'm trying not to wander around the house like a zombie. Sure, my computer time has already been drastically reduced due to the death of my laptop and the birth of my baby, but I need some kind of outlet! Connection with the world! A way to express myself through the written word, and enjoy adult interaction without whining (well, maybe MY kind of whining)! Plus, it doesn't help that I have responsibilities, you know. Like editing/scheduling Mormon Women content. Or start blogging for Avenia. Or writing the bi-weekly Neighborhood Newsletter (due out next week).

It's been hard, dear reader. Very hard.

In fact, yesterday, I felt lost. So lost. I didn't want to clean the house again. I didn't want to take the kids to the park or the library (again). I wanted to write! But my hand cramped up just writing up chores for the new chore charts. And so I sat on the couch and watched Little Dorrit instead.
[That movie, btw, rocks! Dickens is a genius. Plus Matthew Macfadyen is much more believable as Arthur Clennam than Mr. Darcy. Sorry! Just sayin'...]

But don't pity me, dear reader! Just relish in your own abilities to turn on your computers and read all the drivel out there.
You know. Like mine.

I wanna go hiking. Like, really bad. My body is screaming out for exercise; and yet I'm still supposed to "take it easy" for a few more weeks. I don't want to push myself too hard, but the memories of my awesome muscle-toned body are beckoning to me.
And yes, I had a muscle-toned body once! I did! I had it before I got pregnant with #5 (thus the reason, I am sure, that I've healed so quickly this time, and that birth went so well. I'm absolutely positive of it). I had it, and I want it back.
But to get started again? Oh, that's the rub, dear reader, trying to find where to start.

So, I think I should start by hiking Stewart Falls! You know, I have hiked Stewart Falls more than 40 times --usually with 20-40 seven and eight year olds in tow, too. Ask me to tell you about that later (unless you've already heard it a million times...). And what this has to do with anything, I do not know...

Hey, wanna go hiking with me?
So, dear reader, how are you? Anything new going on? Tell me about it. When does school start for your kids? Or for yourself? How is your job? Your calling? Gimme something to read when I get back online...tomorrow...or next week...or whenever I can...


Ann said...

Let's figure out a time and go do Stewart Falls w/the husbands and kids again. :)

Alison Wonderland said...

I'm assuming this Stewart falls thing is... you know what? I'm just going to call you. (I have an idea.)

FoxyJ said...

My daughter starts school next week. Regular-length days as far as I know (I don't know a lot so far). I'm also going a little nuts with the amount of fighting going on here.

I've also been going insane because my husband's computer died. And he works online 8 hours a day so he's taken over my laptop. I need my sanity back!

Maybe someday I'll have to try Stewart Falls. I've never been that into hiking so I've never done it. You're inspiring me to try and be more active with this pregnancy. Does walking my daughter to school count?

Emily & Co. said...

I ran a half marathon before #4 and it was a little discouraging afterwards to get moving took almost a year to work it all off again, but it happened! GOOD LUCK and go hiking!!!

Gio, Judi and Boys said...

I can't wait for school to start and I only have two, I can't immagine 5!!!
Good luck on the hike! Where is Stewart Falls???? I'd like to try it sometime!
I too am TRYING to be healthy, for medical related reasons...somedays it goes better than others.
I still need to come by an meet #5....after school starts and life has a routine again.
Good luck with the computer!

Richelle said...

I've been out of the blogosphere for a couple weeks. Good to see that you had your baby safe and sound. He is sure a cutie!

Amanda D said...

School doesn't start here until Sept 9 but we start with full length regular days and kindergarten starts the same day as everyone else. HALELUJAH! Youngest doesn't start pre-k for a couple weeks but that's okay.

I'm tired of the fighting myself, but I'm really tired of taking them all to the store.

Dave and Kathryn Dodds said...

I LOVE Little Dorrit!!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Congratulations on your new little one! I want my muscle toned body back,too, but I haven't seen it since 1998. Sigh. And I'm ready for school to start as well.