Hey blog world. This has not been my “most favoritest week” ever (I know that’s grammatically incorrect, I just felt like saying it that way).
All’s good, just feeling edgy and kinda stressed out, but, c’est la vie. Some times are like that.
The kids are staying up TOO LATE (has been pushing 10:30 the last couple nights). This royally screws up my night, but for some reason, this keeps happening. I don’t know. We went in the hot tub a couple nights this week and Asher joined in, which made everything drift later…. I don’t actually have a good explanation, though.
I suppose I could just lock myself in my room and go to bed, leaving “the boys” all up to deal with getting to bed. But I have a hard time really settling in until they are settled in. The idea is supposed to be that they crawl into bed early, read for a bit, then lights out by no later than 9:30-10ish. Then I like to have my lights out no later than 10:30.
In practice though, this is not happening. Again, not really sure why. I guess we just aren’t doing a fantastic job of enforcing it. All I know is that I’ve been getting to bed TOO LATE, too often, and this screws up my morning….and then my day…. So, yeah. Crabby about that. And need to figure that out/ fix that. (It’s hard though- they haven’t needed to be up super early in the morning, so sometimes it honestly seems like they just aren’t really tired yet at bedtime? A teen thing? I dunno.)
Yesterday Asher skipped swim practice due to a conflict with an evening volleyball class he’s taking, so he swam some laps in the afternoon instead at the gym. I went along and sat and deleted emails on my laptop. After, we got pretzels with cheese in the gym’s, um, bar. (It’s always kinda funny to say our gym has a bar in it. I mean, it’s mostly a restaurant. But also a bar. 🙂 )
This morning Ethan and I ran to the library quick. We hadn’t been there in a long time. It was great to just browse. He got a new stack, and I snagged a couple books too. I have a big list of “to read” books, but of course, I ended up just plucking some from the Buzz Books section. One is a light, fiction Spanish novel. (A goal for this year was to read a few books in Spanish, so I figured why not start now? Year is already half gone….)
And a random quote I ran across and liked:
“Living out of shape is harder than working out.”
Amen to that.
I am grateful for the strength and conditioning class the boys are taking (through the public school district summer school program). Both are really liking it so far; it’s Monday- Thursday mornings for an hour and gets them some great exercise (and nice intro to strength training in the high school weight room). Both have friends in it too, so it’s extra fun.