Sunday, April 10, 2016

I have a lot of catching up to do.

Hey blog. It's been awhile. How are you? Feeling neglected? Well, I'm sorry. I'm not going to make any excuses- we both know who is at fault here. I mean, your formatting is terrible and the trends are turning away from personal blogs, but I know if I had just made you a priority we wouldn't be in this situation. I am a monster, please forgive me.

FYI I'm planning on going back in time (cause I can do that on this blog) and LaterBlogging on a bunch of stuff that happened that I didn't post about. All those posts will have an asterisk in the title. This is all strictly for my own benefit- this is my online journal and I can do what I want to. Right now I want to give a recap of some stuff from the past month or so.

Easter happened (fairly recently by this blog's standards- exactly two weeks ago, so no asterisk). We dyed eggs the night before, but we mostly painted them with water colors and drew on the hot eggs with melting crayons. Ezra still can't really participate in anything egg related. He would have broken the hard boiled ones, and he didn't care about finding the plastic ones. Someday.

The kids got a lot of candy: taffy, chocolate, jelly beans, Cadbury eggs. They each got a book in their basket as well as a small toy. I bought new outfits for Ezra and Gwen, but not Asher. I didn't make a big deal out of it, and he didn't care, but I still feel a little guilty about excluding him. I only had so much money on that H&M gift card.

We had Easter dinner at the Stecks house because they are nice people who think about others. We never have dinners at our house anymore- we haven't done a Talk 'n' Tacos for quite a while. Maybe we should bring those back. Anyway, the Steck's house looked like a Pinterest dream come true and the food was amazing. The rolls I made were great, but the deviled eggs we brought were weird because we didn't have any mayonnaise.

I've been trying to garden, but things are stunted. I tried to fertilize some plants and ended up killing all but one of my tomato seedlings. So, I still stink at gardening despite checking up on the plants every day and reading all about them. Oh well, I guess I will continue to try.

I teach 10-12 voice and piano students every week, mostly in the afternoon after school. I just went to see one of my students in an original musical (The Pied Piper) and the show was weird but she was awesome. I love seeing my students perform. Another one will be playing Alice (of Wonderland fame) next month.

I'm still doing Pilates twice a week, but I'm going to have to go down to once because it is expensive. I get on the elliptical sometimes, but I need to do better at that. I tried a boot camp class two weeks ago and I almost died. I would totally go back if it wasn't such high impact stuff on such an unforgiving surface. I'm getting too old to bounce around on a basketball court for 45 minutes. My bones were more sore than my muscles.

I've read 8 books so far this year, for book club and for fun. I've been slowing down with my writing, but I shouldn't be. Right now I'm trying to write articles- the size of an article is a little more manageable than the scope of a musical, screenplay, or book. Of course I'm still chipping away at those big projects too, but I hope it will feel good just to finish something. I STINK at finishing things. I never finish anyth

The kids are still great kids. They are hilarious and entertaining and fun. Asher is having some organizational problems in school that have turned into grade problems... but he still loves his friends and he is at a 6th grade reading level so whatever. Gwen is a perfect student and a good helper, and a new neighbor moved in and she made a friend- they are always playing together at the park. Ezra is constantly impressing his Physical Therapist. He is getting close to walking and can now climb all of our steps as of two days ago.

Ok. That's all for now. See you in the past. Or the future. I'm unpredictable. Or maybe just unreliable. Again, sorry about that.


Tracy Mills said...

Hooray! You blogged! Nice to catch up on your life. Glad to hear that Ezra is doing so well and is so close to walking. Your writing cracks me up... I laughed when you were saying you didn't finish any project and didn't complete the word "anything". I miss Pilates. I wish I could go twice a week.

You are great. I'm glad you are my sister. I love you.

Lynette Mills said...

Loved catching up with you thru reading this! Keep it up!