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...