Happy Independence Day!
OK, OK. I’m a wee late. Give a girl a break. Things have been a wee out of whack for us in the normalcy area lately. But, then again, when are things ever normal for the Carters.
School ended. I found out that the camp I was going to register the kids for was overbooked. I got the kids an amazing summer sitter. They loved her. We had to get rid of her because she wanted a $30 a day raise. Yeah, no. I had to hire a new sitter. They roll with the punches those two, thank goodness. See, they look no worse for the wear.
We had a house. We couldn’t move into the house. We had to find a new house. We’re finally moving into a new house! DOC is clearly focused on the important parts of the move:
I went on a business trip. Business trips are great because no kids. I kid… a little. I mean, no kids means gym time which means I can get more time in at a free gym just by waking up at the time I normally do! No kids, short commute equals extra time in my day! This trip I really went gung-ho because I wasn’t sure of when the next time I’d get into a gym. Me, my new Soxy Feet and my custom Race Ragz shirt went nuts! I love lifting and creating my own workouts and using a variety of equipment. So much fun!
Look – I dressed up for my meetings! After my great gym crushing, I put on a new favorite dress from Gwynnie Bee. I love this service most in the summer time – so many fun dresses and colors! Try it free for your first month and earn me some extra outfits this month.
We listened to the USA World Cup game – man listening to soccer on the radio is challenging! We also got stuck in traffic. The boy got car sick in the back seat with my co-workers in the front seat. Good times.
Finally back home and ready for the 4th of July! HOORAY!
We spent the holiday weekend with great friends and packing. Eight years in one house and we are realizing maybe we could have purged before now. Yeah, those size 3T boy clothes and baby bedding sets, they aren’t doing us any good with a nine-year old boy and a five-year old girl. The kids rooms are pretty much done thanks to ME ALL ME, those kids are worthless at pitching out garbage! Man, are our kids pack rats! I de-hordered their rooms, got rid of much broken and missing pieced toys, got rid of all high water pants, too small shoes, and shirts that have magically become stomach baring tops over the past three months and got to work on our bedroom. While the Carter kids are growing at a RAPID pace (seriously, the Boy’s football cleats from this past fall were a three and the shoes he bought with his birthday money in April are a five. WHAT?) , the adult Carters are having a different garbage bag needing issue. You see, I am not the only shrinking Carter, DOC has lost two pants sizes and a shirt size in the past three months! WAY TO GO, BABE! So, four bags FULL of fall and winter clothes went off to Goodwill courtesy of us two.
So, headed back to the real world of work and babysitters yesterday, the kids and I dropped DOC off at work. As he’s getting out of the car The Boy yells, “Have a great day, Dad, and remember to never abandon your dreams.” I watched as my husband shook his head, said thanks bud through a stifled laugh, and proceeded to watch his shoulders shake in laughter all the way to the door. I’ve always said that The Boy wants to be a great athlete, but he’s going to end up being a great comedian. He may not write all of his own material but he has spectacular comedic timing. Saturday Night Live, here he comes.
Besides being comedy genius, it was a perfect reminder about my goals for this year.
So, now we’re into July. One week until Us 4 Carters get a new home. Six weeks until school starts again. Let’s finish summer off strong. Did the holiday weekend full of brews, BBQ and too many sweets get you off track? I know I can’t be just talking to myself here. If you’re in need of some help focusing on your goals this summer join the 21 Day Evolution Group I started on Facebook. You can do 21 days focused on your evolution to a healthier you, RIGHT? Join our group that is focused on 30 minutes of movement a day and portion control: https://m.facebook.com/events/726255620769207. Once you join the event, I’ll add you to a private group where we can share our successes, challenges and even, if you’re comfortable with it, some progress pictures!
Never Abandon Your Dreams and Sparkle On!
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