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Tuesday

Nothing Really Important

I really don't have anything important to say but figured I should try and participate. So hear are some random things that are going on with me...

-I swallowed a bug on my run today. I was horrified and considered making myself throw up since I could feel it lodged in my throat. Perhaps I should begin running with pantyhose over my face.

-My daughter cut her own hair this morning so I then took her for her first hair cut. It makes me sad how much older she looks now. Why do they grow so fast?

-I am starting to look for a part time nanny job to make some extra cash since we are so tight.

-Mike might put in a transfer through his union for us to move back to the Tri-Cities since there is no work here for him. He'll decide by the end of this week if he's going to apply for the transfer. If his transfer is approved we'll probably move back after the first of the year.

-I have been staying up late every night researching various methods and curriculums trying to decide how I want to approach these first years of homeschooling with Camden. I have decided to slow down and keep doing what we are doing (which is following her interests). She is such an amazing and inquisitive little girl. She is starting to sound out and read words. She is writing well and is beginning to understand some basic math concepts. We even started reading "The Story of the World" together which I really recommend. It is a great narrative book that you read to your kids that goes through history chronologically. She's doing so much more than I ever did at 4.

-I have been totally not doing good the last couple of days on eating well. I think I've had ice-cream the last 5 days in a row. Yikes. I fell of the bandwagon. But the last few days have been so stressful with Garrett being sick and I use food as an "I deserve this" type thing and I really need to knock that off.

-One of my best friend's wife lost a baby a few days ago. She was in her 8th month of pregnancy. I don't know any of the details yet but it is heart wrenching.

I know this is supposed to be about us and not our kids but I don't have picture of any of these other events (a picture of me swallowing a bug would be pretty cool) so I'll include pictures of Camden's haircut. :)

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5 comments:

Courtney Price said...

I like lists :) And I enjoyed yours! Except the part about your friend that lost a baby, that is way too sad. Don't you wish sometimes that you could control that kind of stuff? It's just so difficult.

Your daughter IS beautiful.

marti said...

So cute! I'm getting ready to cut my sons hair for the first time & I'm totally putting it off. His little baby curls are so cute - well at least they are to me. Before kids, I remember seeing little boys with longer hair and thinking - sheesh mom, cut his hair already he's starting to look like a girl! But now I get it!

Alicia said...

This was a really cool post. Sorry you swallowed the bug. If you guys move, I'll be sad but I will stay in touch. You have to "follow the money" as my brother Robert sometimes jokingly says. Sad, but true. I never thought I had a choice where to live, I go where Brandon has a job. I love C's new hairdo! She looks great! You are a great mom and will be a great home-schooler. I'd have much more confidence in home schooling if more moms were like you.

Youngbergs said...

I like the pantyhose idea. You could market it. :) I love Camden's new 'do, but you're right, it does make her look older. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. That is one of my biggest fears. I can't imagine...

Journey to Crunchville said...

Thanks guys. And yes, I wish we could control the tragedies but then I guess, there'd be little growth for us as individuals and less reason to reach out to one another.

I'm totally marketing the pantyhose idea.

Garrett is needing a first haircut too and I'm putting it off.