So I've decided to try and get up early to exercise every day. Normally I would wait for Claire to nap, sit the boys down at the computer and exercise then. The problem is that sometimes Claire would nap at 9am and sometimes at 11am. That leaves me hanging around the house like a frumpalump, waiting for her to go down. Then by the time I would shower and get ready for the day it would be time for lunch. So i've been having Brent wake me up in the morning before he goes to work. And i'm quite proud to say that I've gotten up every morning, granted it's only been a week, but I could have easily gone back to sleep! What's amazing to me is how productive i've been this week. I'm showered and ready before I take Malia to school and we're on time. This week i've also organized my craft room closet, organized the linen closet and labeled shelves (with the vinyl of course :) I've straightened out my closet, cleaned the whole house and just felt good. I'm amazed at what a difference it has made. I just need to remember that every morning when I contemplate whether I should get up or go back to sleep. The hardest part is getting to bed at a decent time, i'm such a night owl.
On another note: We had a great weekend. We had the annual Iris festival here. So Saturday we went to the parade. The kids love the parade and talk about it all year. Mostly they love the bag of candy that they come home with. I don't love the bag of advertisements and flyers I come home with , but we had a good time. It was very hot...headed to the 90's and I felt bad for those marching bands with their black, polyester, long sleeve uniforms on. I can't believe they make them were those when it's 90 degrees out!
After the parade we let the kids ride some really lame carnival rides. Luckily they don't know they are really lame and had a great time. After the rides, Jacob headed to t-ball, while I went home with the kids to cool down. That evening we headed over to edgyk's house for a barbeque. It was a fabulous day and we all came home exhausted...and in need of showers!
We finally bought a new barbeque this weekend. We bought our first barbeque right after we were married for about $30 at a garage sale. It can only be described as nasty! The lighting mechanism on it didn't work, so I would have to stick a lighter under the barbeque and turn on the gas and wait for the "POOF", sometimes there was a bit too much "POOF". So I'm pretty excited, i'm sure i'll use it a lot more than the old one.
The weather is back in the 60's this week. Weird. But our little heat spell made us so excited for this summer. We have some fun things planned and i'm looking forward to being outside and enjoying the weather.