Thursday, July 3, 2008

Just checkin in

I used to write these "Just checking in" posts on MM fairly regularly, to keep my friends caught up on the daily stuff going on in my life, and I figured I'd continue the trend here. As I'm not in the mood for a lot of verbiage (shocking I know) I thought I'd give you just a bulleted list today:

* Yesterday was my birthday, nothing special happened, although I did enjoy a nice surprise today when I dropped my kid's off at my best friend here in town's house and she had a cake and mini-party ready for me. Thanks D, that was so sweet!

* School is going the same as always. Busy, lots of projects to work on and not enough time to do them. I'm currently working on a research proposal to study the usefulness of information literacy programs in technical college settings, an essay on a controversial topic in collection development (I've yet to pick my topic) and generally trying to catch up on readings and quizzes as I'm a few weeks behind...

* The kids are over summer vacation, or at least they are over being with each other 24/7. They are constantly fighting and screaming at each other, and Fiona has a major breakdown at least 3 times a day. When does school start?

* On the plus side, Fiona is back in gymnastics and doing great, and I found a new class for Saskia called "Cheernastics". It's gymnastics with a little bit of cheer thrown in. Since cheerleading is the one sport that she is interested in, this seems like a good way to trick her into doing the workout she'll need in order to gain the strength necessary to one day be a cheerleader.

* That's about it. For the weekend we have no big plans, just grill something and maybe hang out at the park for a bit.

Wishing all of you a great 4th of July weekend, love and hugs, C.


HomeSlice said...

don't ask me why but i'm cracking up over "cheernastics". i don't know - it just sounds funny. and i hear you loud and clear on the kids fighting constantly. drives me crazy!!! i can't wait for kindergarten. remind me i said that when the time comes :-)

Alicia said...

I'm so happy to hear that your friend threw you a little birthday party. That was really very sweet and thoughtful of her.

Cheernastics cracked me up, too, but I bet all the kids that do it love it.

Sara said...

Happy birthday, a day late.

Can I take cheernastics? Sounds like fun. I was so never a gymnast or a cheerleader, maybe I could start now? Hmmm.

Lweeks said...

I'm so darned happy to see your bulleted update. I love it! It helps me feel connected to you. I can't believe I missed your b-day :( so sad. I'm very happy that you have a great friend there that took care of you. Cheernastics sounds like a blast and I am very jealous. Now I'm off to do my bulleted update. Love you!

Bia said...

Happy birthday!
hope you have a great 4th of july! and thanks for reading my way-too-long post!

Destiny said...

Happy Birthday (even if I am a little late).

Thanks for giving us an updaye. I was wondering what was going on with you.

I am so glad my dd is taking summer school. At least I do not have to entertain her for those 5 hours each day. Plus I know that it helps keep her on track.

Hood luck whith those projects. Don't forget to take a few minutes at least for yourself. Gotta keep yourself recharged.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Happy Belated Birthday! That was nice of your friend to throw you a mini party!

I'm thinking of signing the boys up for gymnastics through our parks and rec this fall. They both seem interested when I watch it on TV. Josh is little -- he could be good...

And we only have 6 more weeks until school starts (Aug 14th can't come soon enough)

Cathy said...

Happy belated birthday to you too. I'm glad to hear your friend threw you a little party. Yay for her.

Hope you had a great weekend!