Getting Back to the Joys in My Life

I always have so much to say, but then when I sit down to write, it all leaves my brain. I know I can't tell you all the funny jokes Phoebe has been making about puberty. She cracks me up. She's in the middle of it all right now. Some milestones down, others yet to go. She laughs at it all and is loving every minute of it. She grew 2 inches in 2 months. Back in February she was 4 feet 9 inches. In April we measured her at 4 feet 11 inches! She's tested for her first levels in the US Figure Skating Association, she just had a chorus concert, today is the puberty video at school and in two weeks they have their class trip to the zoo.

I forget about all the funny things about the boys. Tommy was just diagnosed with his fifth ear infection since November. He had an ear infection in all of the following months: November, December, January, March and now May. He's got a consult scheduled with my husband's ENT doctor and he'll probably get tubes in his ears over the summer. Phoebe was 18 months when she had tubes put in and she only needed one set ever. We'll see how Tommy does at two years old with tubes. It doesn't slow down his speech though. He says things like "open" "up" "down" "more" (while signing it too!) "splashy splashy" (that one cracks me up) and lots of other things. Liam is getting better at talking. Some of his words sound a bit garbled. Blankie comes out sounding like "kanky" and he's not the one with the ear issues! Other things he says great like "Done!!! Done!!" "Go!" "Bye Bye" like when he wants to leave church or the doctor's office, LOL! Tommy probably has seasonal allergies so we started him on Claritin today. Not Liam. Nope not my little guy. It's my big, strapping future football looking kid that has reflux, allergies and chronic ear infections.

Me I'm still having a rough time at work. We've lost every last team member in Mumbai, India. We're bringing all the work back to the Wilmington office, while I work on hiring there and I'm trying to hire two contractors for a year to help out. It's very hectic. It's made me forget a lot of the" joys in my life". I haven't practiced piano in awhile. I have to get back to that today. I've fallen off the Flylady bandwagon, haven't been exercising except enjoying my yoga classes at the place 5 minutes from home, haven't been making decent dinners, but I can say DH and I have been trying to have "Date Nights". It's been very nice.

So today, I'm getting myself back to where I like to be. I exercised Monday and today on the elliptical machine for 45 minutes both days. There's no laundry in baskets to be put away. I did the Flylady Mission of the Day from Monday to sweep my front porch and wipe down the front door and sidelight windows. I'm drinking my water! The beds are made. I swished and swiped the powder room. When I have to go use the bathroom again today, I'll go swish and swipe the upstairs bathroom. Shortly I will also go purge the magazines in the house. We're having breakfast for dinner of pancakes, fried eggs and bacon. I'm working on getting my morning, afternoon and evening routines into my Cozi calendar, as well as updating in Cozi the grocery list and other things to do. I know I need to cook more and have fun while I'm doing it.

Comments

BigP's Heather said…
It is good to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear about losing your team members, that must be incredibly hard.
Queenie. . . said…
I'm shocked to hear they cut Indian jobs. I thought that was the way forward for a lot of companies.

So sorry things have been a little crazy, and I hope they smooth out soon.
littlezen said…
Wow! Phoebe is as tall as I am!
I am getting back into the joys too, went to the gym for Zumba, walking the dog, gardening too. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, just like you!! Phoebe sounds really precious.
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