Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monthly Mumbles, July Edition

10. It has been raining for what seems like the last eight years. Seriously. We have patches of sun a few times a day, but then the thunderstorms roll in and the deluge begins and all hope for some evening outdoor time is lost. Apparently it's supposed to finally let up in the next few days. I suppose I should look on the bright side and be happy our grass isn't brown and dead (yet).

9. I took Nolan for his speech evaluation Monday afternoon. He actually passed that part of the screening with flying colors (of course, because it was THE thing I was concerned about), but he scored well below average in two categories: following directions and recognizing danger. Now if you follow me at all here on the blog-a-roo, or Twitter, or Instagram, or whatever, you are probably not the least bit surprised. He qualifies for "early intervention" in these areas, but only until he's three...which is in like three months. It's doubtful he'd benefit from one or two sessions anyways, so we've decided just to press on. I have no doubt that he'll master these areas, even if it is in is own time.

8. My sister is coming for a visit next week. I can't wait to see her and that pregnant belly, and I know the boys are excited to visit with their cousin. And (weather permitting), Megan has graciously offered to her talents to take our family portraits. I'm just a little bit excited. :)

7. I've been having a S-E-R-I-O-U-S problem with motivation lately. I know a large part of is due to all the single-mom duty I've been pulling. I have every intention of getting all the things done once the boys go to bed, but at that point, I'm just exhausted, and the couch looks sooooooo comfortable...and yet I know these are lousy excuses. Excuses are just so much easier. The battle rages on. {SIGH}

6. Had a slight 8-hour drama last week when I thought I didn't get tickets in the OSU Alumni lottery. Turns out I was just prematurely upset; I did get tickets, and to a Big Ten game at that!!! AND it's four days before my birthday!!! AND I'm taking my dad, who believe it or not, has never been to a game. Just another reason to look forward to October :)

5. My younger sister just posted that she's lost a whopping 52.6 lbs with Weight Watchers since January of last year. She looks amazing. I almost hate her a little. Almost. :) (Maybe that would help with my motivation problem???)

4. Justin's calm demeanor has taken a bit of a hit as of late; poor kid is teething, so his endlessly chipper attitude has suffered. And yet even an upset Justin is pretty easy-going. All he seems to need is some cuddling and maybe a teether, and then he's back to being our resident smiley, pudgy guy :)

3. I've been on a bit of a Pinterest binge lately. Which also is probably not helping my motivation problem (UGH, there it is again...).

2. Can't help but notice a correlation between Aiden playing T-ball, and Aiden suddenly eating better for the first time IN HIS LIFE. If playing a team sport is truly what's turned this around, I'm signing him up for soccer, and football, and basketball, and lacrosse, and ice hockey, and ultimate Frisbee, and youth jousting, and hacky-sack club, and whatever else keeps me from having to argue with him about finishing his dinner, for the love of GOD...

1. It's storming again. I might build an ark. If I only I could find some damn motivation...maybe there are ark-building ideas on Pinterest...

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