18 May 2009

I'm still here...

So I guess I should have announced that I would be taking a little bloggy break but honestly it wasn't really planned...life just took over.

If you are a single mom I would like to take a moment to say.... I HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU DO IT and at the same time I AM IN AWE! See, David took a class this last semester toward finishing his MBA (only 2 more to go) and this particular one was an advanced finance class that required tons of work! The last 3 weeks he went straight from work to campus to study and work on a group project. Then half of their final was a take home that he literally spent over 40 hours in one week working on in addition to going to his real job! Crazy.

His final was the Monday night after Mother's Day weekend so I actually took the kids and went to Arkansas for my family reunion by myself. The drive alone was a little intimidating but it actually went really well and wasn't as stressful as it could have been because I drove fast the kids did great! Of course I had lots of family around when we got there to love on my kids so that was nice for me. It would have been better if it had not rained the entire weekend, because my kids LOVE to be outside at my parent's house on the farm.

Since David's final was over at MIDNIGHT on Monday night (yes the final was a 3 hour final that started at 8:15!) he has been spending this week trying to catch up on sleep and on work at the office. And this past week has been about the kids!

Kirstyn had her first ever Science Fair on Thursday at pre-K. We had to put together and display a collection. She did a great job decorating an egg carton and arranging her favorite sea shells that she has collected the last few years on our vacations to the beach. Then Thursday night she had dance practice, Friday night she had dress rehearsal for her dance recital and then Saturday night was her debut performance and she did fabulous! Pictures to come!!!

Saturday morning was also James' 2nd Birthday party with our playgroup (real Birthday is May 24th). We did a combined party with my friend Elaine's little boy Gavin that just turned two on Friday. They had a great time that could have only been made better if it had not been pouring down rain and we could have gone on the planned nature walk.

Oh and ME... I finally made it to a Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday morning before the birthday party and was down 2.4! That is a two week total but either way I am proud of it! David and I went on a date last night (mom and dad came for the weekend and stayed an extra night so we could go out!) and we ate Mexican food so HOPEFULLY I didn't blow it too bad!

Thanks for checking in on me and if you read all this then you truly are a fabulous friend! More to come this week.... PROMISE!



Cheryl said...

Ugh, I remember Tim taking that advanced finance course, I feel your pain, but I only had the one kid!
Hope you are getting a chance to rest and rejuvenate. The fact taht were abe to lose weight under more stressful times shows that you are committed to being healthy!
Great work.
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

as a recent (almost) single mom...

ya just do it. there is no other option.

Missed reading ya, congrats on the additional 2.4 loss! You are rocking it out! Proud of you!

Unknown said...

I did a lone trip with just Finn this week. Isn't that funny that we both did a road trip by ourselves? And I drove fast too...but I got a speeding ticket, then had to go slow. Ah well.

I was just thinking of you yesterday when I realized you hadn't posted on Friday. I'm happy for your loss. I'm going to go post something now myself. But I keep getting distracted...

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Great news on the loss! And that was a long haul for David and you, glad it's all over...for now :)

And James is looking so grown up in the photos Elaine took at the party! What a cutie he is!

Falling Around said...

Holy Cow... you guys are busy! Hang in there, this season of your life will be over before you know it and everything will settle down a bit... hopefully.

Jaimee said...

good to hear from you! sounds like you've been crazy busy! Congrats on the loss - again!! You're so close! I'm finally ready to get back on track and lose my last 20lbs....hopefully by my birthday in September!

Sab said...

Congrats onn the weight loss!

I was wondering where you were! Sounds like you had a fun time! I don't know how single mom's could do it either. I NEED my man!

Congrats to David for being done his final! I hated those long exams!

Emily Gray Clawson said...

Good job on losing weight even amidst the chaos. That can be so difficult!