Just another installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…
Lots of teenage drama around here lately. Its so hard to be in the middle and try to keep the peace.
Fifth grade promotion – didn’t have that when I was a kid. We just moved on but now it is a big deal with awards, a guest speaker, student performances and of course the parade of each child receiving a certificate and handshakes from the principal and teachers. All this in a crowded gym, on a hot day with no fans -ugh!
Now we begin the joy of trying to keep to a routine of chores, learning and fun when all he wants to do is watch tv, play video games and eat lots of junk food.
Have been spending an hour a day in the garden – weeding, deadheading, weeding, watering, weeding. Still have a long way to go. Need to get some mulch down in some areas. I’ve started to dig out the island bed. I had originally planted some sedum, a sweet autumn clematis, some bulbs and something else that I can’t remember in there. But there are the inevitable weeds along with some oregano and clover mixed in now. I did try to pull out the unwanted stuff but that is just not working, so I’m going to dig up most of it and start over.
I am way behind on my goal to finish all the items on the completion list. I need to recommit to finding time to work on these items and actually follow through on the plan to work on them.
I’m also behind on my step goal and I haven’t done a very good job of doing any kind of fitness. It is harder to fit in a couple of walks when the boy is home but we are going to try to swim at least once a week if not more. Well, at least on the weeks that he is home. He will be off to camp for three weeks so who knows what will happen then.
Guess I’ll stop for now and try to get some work done. Hope you are having a wonderful day.