Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Confessionals

A month ago I told my life story at an Al-anon meeting. You can read it over there (e-mail me if you have no idea what I'm talking about)... or at least part of it. I'm working on getting the rest of it up.

I have never felt more happy or more free in my life than I have in the last month. It's like a weight was lifted from me and I gave myself permission to let go of all of that stuff that was haunting me.

I have laughed more and had more fun in the last month than I think I have in the last 10 years.

Life is not perfect but it's pretty darn good!! :-)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Son: The Fish

Last night I took Zack to his first swimming lesson. Well, technically it was his second swimming lesson but I had a concert on Monday night and totally spaced off on arranging for someone to take him to his first swimming lesson so check that one in the box for bad mommy. :-)

Anyhow, when I called about swimming lessons a couple of months ago they told me he would probably be in Level 1, so imagine my disappointment when I went to sign him up last month and was told that he was not yet 3 and so therefore would have to be in the toddler class unless I got permission from the director.

Lacking the ambition to attempt to track down the director and get permission for my kid, who switches back and forth between jumping in without a care in the world and clinging to me as if his life is ending, I just decided to suck it up and leave him in the toddler class. The class which requires the parents to get into the water with their kids. (Insert LONG... painful sigh right here....)

So, yesterday we arrived at class and I waited until the last possible minute before changing the both of us and heading into the water with him. I could tell right away that his comfort in the water was well above the other little ones and that this was going to be a REALLY long 6 weeks if I had to stay in this class.

It was basically free swim, parents and kids with the teachers coming around once and awhile and suggesting things you should work on with the kid to get them comfortable in the water. Luckily, it was pretty apparent to one of the teachers that Zack was already comfortable in the water and so she asked me if I thought he would get in the water without me. Absolutely.

And so, that is the story of how my 2 1/2 year old graduated from the toddler class to level one with the 3 and 4 year olds on his very first day. The Level 1 class was from 6:30 - 7:00 so he actually had two lessons last night and spent a full hour in the pool. (He slept VERY well last night)

But... the best part of all.... I don't have to get into the water for his Level 1 class!! Can I get a resounding Woo Hoo!! :-)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bullet Point Monday

A friend of mine has been doing this on her blog and since short thoughts are all I'm capable of right now I'm going to try it here in an effort to at least get SOMETHING on my blog...
  • Thursday Danette and I went to see Eric Hutchinson
  • It was AWESOME...
  • I could go to a concert like that every day and die a happy person
  • I forgot how much I love music
  • Friday night I met some friends at Prairie Meadows after my meeting
  • I was only there for like an hour and a half but it was nice to be in good company and have good laughs although really girls... I'm kind of wondering how you would treat me if you WEREN'T my friend.... :-)
  • Friday night Zack was up until 9:00 at my parent's house
  • Saturday he got my BIL and my sister up at 6:00 with a lovely rendition of the ABC's
  • I arrived at 9:30 to watch my nephew so they could go furniture shopping for a couple hours
  • They left at 10:15
  • They got back at 4:00
  • A couple hours my ASS!!
  • After they got back Zack decided to play in the dirt
  • And then the water
  • There was not a spot of exposed skin that was clean
  • I stripped him in their entry way and threw him in the shower at my parents house with explicit instructions... DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!
  • Jess and Shane then met us and we went for dinner
  • Zack didn't get to bed until 10:00 on Saturday night
  • Sunday morning I was awakened by my cell phone at 9:45 in the morning
  • Zack was still asleep
  • He finally got out of bed at 10:15
  • It was heavenly but I got NOTHING done
  • We had a family reunion so we left the house about 10:30
  • We got back home at 5:00 last night
  • Zack fell asleep so I let him take a little nap while I mowed the lawn
  • I got the mower stuck in the front ditch on my first pass
  • It sucked and I almost cried
  • Luckily my neighbor came and helped me
  • I was done by 6:30 and then I proceeded to try to do everything that I needed to do this weekend in a span of 3 hours
  • I switched all of Zack's clothes from 2T to 3T
  • I did three loads of laundry
  • Then I collapsed into bed
  • I got up at 5:30 with grand ambitions of finishing the rest
  • I got a lot of things up into the attic
  • But I also was spectacularly late this morning
  • I considered just working until noon, going home and going back to bed and starting my day over about 4:00
  • I stayed here instead

So, all of that excitement into one bullet pointed post... at least you got the highlights :-)