Here's to another week! I admit...this was the first week that I thought "Why am I doing this...I think I'll quit". Hopefully I can get over those thoughts, cause it really will be fun when all is said and done, and I have a nifty book in my hands.
I really do love our house with the exception of our laundry room. You would think in a house of 2,750 square feet that the architects could have found a slightly bigger nook to put a laundry room. I guess for an "average" sized family the laundry area would be workable, but for a family of 7 it is truly not practical, especially since the laundry area is also the walkthrough to our garage, and when laundry is a constant, there is always a mountain you have to tread over walking in our out of the house. We're hoping to figure out another solution to our laundry woes this year.
After a good run there is nothing better than hitting the gas station for an early morning Diet Coke. Yeah, yeah...I know, if I'd just give it up, I would probably not hurt as bad running, but it is one of those simple pleasures in life that I'm just not willing to sacrifice. And it's not even the caffeine that is an addiction. 90% of the time I am drinking Caffeine Free Diet Coke...at least whenever it is available.
The boys don't seem to mind when I make my morning stop for a beverage either because they most often score a little treat themselves.
I've been trying to work hard at shrinking myself and being fit so that I can enjoy my children and enjoy my life to the fullest. Last year at this time I was a size 12. I bought a pair of "goal pants" that were a size 10, that I wanted to fit into by my birthday in June. It was such a great reminder every time I was in the shower to see the pants hanging on the door. I decided that I wanted to repeat the same incentive this year and bought a pair of size 8 pants that I hope to fit into by my birthday. It will be very exciting to reach that goal, as I have not been a size 8 since I was 15 or 16.
Mar 5: Today the girls had their orthodontist appointment. It's always fun to see the colors that they choose for their elastics. I'm so grateful that we have been able to make the investment to give our girls a perfect smile. Both Tracey and I recall all too well the negative impact of having a "monster mouth", and hope that our girls will always appreciate the gift of straight teeth.
I'm always so impressed with the "DIY" abilities of Tracey. If it's something he is interested in having he will make it happen. Tonight he and Aaron spent the evening in our garage making a dolly for Tracey to use in filming. They tore the wheels off of two cheapie skateboards and used some PVC piping for track. I love that he can make a great tool for a fraction of the cost of a "professional" rig.
Today Tracey spent the morning using his DIY dolly and 5D to begin filming a mock music video. The video is a Johnatha Brooks cover of the Alan Parsons Project song - "The Eye In The Sky". Tracey is incredibly gifted in his filming abilities and I can't wait to see what the final product looks like. This is a photo grab from the video that he recorded.