I have no idea how I have no time. The girls are at preschool M-F from 8-30 to 3. That’s a lot of free hours each week. I workout three mornings a week, and the other two I attend a bible study or MOPs, but still. I feel like I’m always either grocery shopping, making dinner, doing laundry, or cleaning. Glam life I tell ya! I am fortunate, and I realize this… not working outside the home is huge, and I’m really trying not to take that for granted.
The girls are doing better in school I think. Nadia still gets a little upset on Tuesday and Thursday mornings when she knows her and Nora will be separated. They still have lunch everyday together though, and on Wednesday afternoons they both nap together. Nadia is eating a little better at lunch, and by a little better I mean she is eating something. Even if only a cheese stick and ‘fruit’ snacks. I wonder what the teachers think of my unhealthy lunches…
My bible study this morning was focused on our own personal faith journey and how we share our faith with others. Hum… I hate to admit that even though we are sending our girls to a Catholic school, we rarely attend mass on Sundays. I don’t know what it is about church, or maybe it’s the Catholic Church. So much structure, so little… what’s the word? Warmth? Sometimes I wonder why I’m sending my girls to school there. Because I like the inclusion of religion in their studies, the morals taught and enforced, the behavior expected, heck, even the dress code so they don’t grow up with their butt cheeks showing! But looking back on my own Catholic upbringing, was it really that awesome? Yes, I think I grew up somewhat naive, which wasn’t all bad. But was it good? Maybe this needs a post all its own.
We had the girls pictures taken last week by our FAVORITE photographer. I haven’t seen proofs yet, and I can hardly stand it! Hopefully soon so I can order Christmas cards. Yes, how is Christmas less than six weeks away?? And how have we already had snow???
I think I’m hosting Thanksgiving as Eric is on-call. I guess I should start cleaning!!! I swear, if we didn’t have a dog, and a lab that sheds non-stop at that, my house would be so much cleaner. I mean, really, how does everyone keep up with dog hair? I vacuum everyday and still there are pieces floating on the hard floors and stuck on our clothing. It grosses me out. I love Kona, but no more dogs!
I’ve purchased a few Christmas presents so far, but nothing really exciting. The girls need NOTHING. And ugh, we were supposed to have moved by now, so who the heck even knows where our Christmas stuff is in the storage room. I told Eric I’m buying new Christmas decor, it’s not worth the stress and hassle of searching for it among 3,000 boxes. And I’m not really exaggerating. Honestly, I’m not even really that excited to decorate for Christmas, I really wanted to be settled into a new home, but no luck there. I saw the price dropped 45K on the brick house that needed all the work. I think part of me is hoping they will come back to us and take our offer, or at least counter closer to our offer. But I’m not holding my breath. Maybe God didn’t want me to be extra stressed around the holidays with moving, and thus the right house will come along right after Christmas. Our realtor has a few he mentioned that are people willing to sell, but technically not listed, so I need to see those… Maybe one of those is the one!
And just like that it’s time to pick up the girls!