Monday, January 10, 2011

What it's like to be me Jan 2011

Emma had a project for Spanish class to make a calendar. She kept asking for my help and I kept being busy. Finally it came down to the day before the project was due and I had time to help. We spent a couple hours making this. After making the first two, Emma said, "creativity is only 20 points, Mom!" Ok, but I couldn't do it halfway, right? Rob just shook his head and said, "why couldn't you just make this on Power point? Um, cause I still don't know how to use Power point and neither does Emma. I have used Printshop forever and I am teaching myself to use Photoshop Elements, so learning Power point is out! When I become a power executive, I will learn how to use Power point!
One thing I used to do was put a little note in everyone's lunch boxes. I did it up until about a month or two ago. I didn't know this until the other day, but Emma collected a bunch of hers and put them in the outside cover of her binder. Some of them still make me laugh! I really need to do that again!
We decided to try and motivate the kids to really do their goals this year, so I put up their chore charts (finally) and added the goals to them. At the end of the week, we get to do something as a family, if everyone did their goals that week. This weekend we went to see Megamind for our treat. We had waited long enough that it was on the cheap theater and so we got into a 3D movie with all of us for just $30! Sweet!
Sunday we had the couple over whose dog we babysat and they brought Malo over with them! He was really excited to see us and gave lots of kisses! It was so funny to see Rob baby talk to that thing over and over and give it hugs and love! The kids just ran around him until I think he got a little tired of them!
I am still not used to getting up at 6 am. I know that's not even early. I just hate it in the winter! Who wants to get out of a nice warm bed into the cold and dark beginnings of the day. Winter time was invented to give us extra rest, I swear and modern society is just ruining that for all of us! Luckily, I think there is a storm rolling in today- so maybe we can sleep in tomorrow!
I have gained back almost every pound I lost before the cruise, I still haven't tried out my big Christmas gift, and I just finished getting all the stuff done that I needed to get my Ohio's nurses license (yes I procrastinated big time!) I like being an ER nurse, but it's still a job and sometimes a really stressful and thankless job. I hate going to a new place and having to learn all their stuff. Everyone does it all so different. And when you only work 1 day a week, it gets really difficult to learn fast! And that's what it's like to be me, these days!


Melanie said...

looks like you are all doing well!! loved all the picutes...