Day 9 started out with great...
Got up, got the kiddos off to school and headed to the park with hubby for a bike ride. We managed to make it around the 1 mile track 3 times. May not sound like much but ummmm...
well it was at least for us. We haven't exactly been the picture of health and fitness over the last 10 years. Anyhow, I would've taken pictures of the park and our adventures if I wasn't worried about lugging around any extra weight! ;) So you'll have to take my word for it. Although it kicked my butt it certainly felt like a great accomplishment. Or at least allowed me to have a goal to set for the future i.e. "let's see if we can make it around 5 times next time" You know, that sort of thing. ;)
Once we got home I did a quick pick up of the house- cause as much as I dread housekeeping, I sure do LOVE the way I feel when everything is in it's place! Laundry was done, beds made, kitchen cleaned. I even had a pot roast in the crock pot! This is HUGE for me! (Lulu will understand)
Well I had BIG plans as far as crafting and creating were concerned for this day. I had all sorts of enthusiasm about my new cork board and had all my supplies to make my own home made candles (idea courtesy of Tracy Porter blog) I promised my daughter she could help make the candles. So I had a little time to kill and instead of the usual (computer/blog world) I decided to read some more of my "Mom's Town Guide to Getting it All." Before long it was time to pick up the kids. I was so excited to have some craft time with them!!
I waited in the car (like I do now) when up walked 3 children- not 2. I forgot that my daughter had a play date. You'd think "no big deal, her friend will love to make candles too" WRONG! Even more upsetting is I realized just how little my kids want to do with me when they've got a friend around. Can you hear my heart breaking just a little?
My daughter and her friend decided that it would be much more fun for them to play "salon" and put make up on her stuffed animals. (ya I'm cool like that- what's the big deal? it's her play makeup and I'll just throw the stuffed animals in the washer together when she's done) They had a blast, which really is all that matters.
When I planned my evening I forgot that it was Wednesday and my son wanted to go to a Church function with a friend. How could I say no? It was Church! You'll be proud to know that I didn't worry about him once while he was gone! I know your probably thinking "Duh- he was at Church- why would you be worried?" Need I remind you that I'm the one who's trying to kick the Irrational Fear habit???
Well 5:00 rolled around quickly and soon my daughters friend was headed home and my son was off to church. We had a quick hour to get her homework done before Mom and Dad had friends coming over (with more kids) to watch the M.M.A. fights. Next thing I know it's 9:00 we're a half hour past bedtime and the day was done. No Candles, never finished the cork board but we all had a great time with friends. So in the end it all worked out.
p.s. Son made it home from Church just fine- in case you were wondering! ;)
p.s.s. That clean house I mentioned above- ya uhh scratch that! ;)
I'll let you know about day 10 later on today. So far so good though! ;)