Monday, April 1, 2013

April, our house in Texas and getting back into our routine

I am so thrilled about April.  I am ready for spring time and spring weather. ( I know, I know, I sound like a broken record!)  Even though it was a bit breezy today I went outside in the backyard to get some fresh air and soak up some sunshine!  The sun was amazing and if the wind wasn't blowing today would have been perfect.  I won't complain though.  We love SUN! 

I can't explain how cranky I get when I have to think about our house in Texas.  It is for sale again after the tenants we had in it moved out.  They signed a short lease and we are hoping the house will sell this spring.  I know leasing it was the only option at the time and us leasing here was the best option, but I am over this whole housing mess.  I want to feel like we have a home again.  I've never felt totally at home in this house in Ohio.  Hopefully, we will find something more suitable here and I just know someone will fall in love with our house in Texas!  There aren't many things that get under my skin, but I really let that house get to me.  It makes me feel all grouchy!

The kids will get back to school tomorrow after a fun week and a day off.  We had so much fun and I am thankful for our time.  Honestly...I'm ready to get back into our groove.  The kids were starting to drive me a bit crazy today.  We stayed home all day.  I was literally covered in laundry and they were tired from our eventful week.  They were bickering and fighting. They were loud and didn't listen when I asked them to be quite while I was on the phone.  I may have lost my temper a time or two.  I'm thankful for school tomorrow and I know they are ready to see their friends.

Spring break was like a free pass for me to eat everything in site.  I was starting to get burned out with counting calories the week before spring break.  I think I needed to splurge for my sanity, but I also realize how yucky I felt several nights after eating everything in sight.  I've noticed a huge difference in my body since I started Zumba.  I have been logging my calories in MyFitnessPal for months and months, but I really think monitoring calories AND working out has made a huge difference in being more toned.  Both together work for me and it works better than just riding my beloved stationary bike. I love that bike.  Also, I don't eat perfect.  I eat junk and have a few drinks, but in moderation.  Moderation works for me.  Sometimes I don't need an entire snack bag of chips.  I can eat 6 Doritos and be happy.  And now I am rambling....the point....I'm ready for my routing back.  I never knew how much I liked routine until I had kids.  My kids have taught me so much!

I love these pups, but we slept in until almost 9:00 this morning. (They were still on their mini-vacay from our trip.)   Gary and I asked the kids to sleep late, or stay quiet so we could get some much needed rest this morning.  It was awesome.  Lily has to potty really early in the mornings, so one of us usually gets up to let her out.  I can't remember a morning I woke up so refreshed!  Sleeping in rocks!  I hope Lily and the kids will sleep in this summer.  I know one day I'll have to beg the kids to get up, but for now some days I just wanna snooze in!

Who wants to come help me fold the millionth load of laundry for the day?  Hey, I'm folding while watching Dallas.  It's a great show. 

Night y'all!

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