Monday, July 28, 2008


That's the sound of me breathing a sigh of relief.  A new week is starting and yesterday started it off on the right foot.  I came home from church and found the trash can out front, almost completely filled, and found Garrett inside cleaning out our office.  I wish I had  before picture, because the picture above is what it looks now.  If you've ever been to our house I probably avoided showing you the office because it has always been a disaster.  Well yesterday Garrett got in a mood and the office is now actually cleaned out.  I admit I had to look the other way at some of the things he was throwing away because I knew we could sell it or give it to goodwill, but I chose to look the other way because then I knew it would just be done.  And now it is!

I'm also breathing easy because this week the boys are going to spend some time with Grandpa and Grandma Dee, starting tomorrow and coming back Thursday.  They will be going down to the San Diego Zoo on Wednesday and are looking forward to a fun time.  I was talking with a friend on Saturday who has one child, a three year old, and she was having a dilemma about whether or not to leave her child for 2 days while she celebrates her anniversary with her husband.  I told her I didn't have any good advice, because at this point I am handing the boys off to anyone who will take them.  Is that bad?  I do remember a few years ago Garrett and I went on a cruise for 3 days and Zach was just a little over a year.  After the first day I was ready to go back because I missed the boys.  I guess things change as they get older.

Finally, here is my check in for the week.  My run on Saturday felt pretty good and the swim afterwards felt just as good as the first week!
Monday: 3
Tues: 4.75
Wed:  0 (I can't remember if I ran)
Thurs: 4
Friday: 2 
Saturday:  12
Sunday: Rest



Wow, the closet looks great!!! I cannot believe how quickly things pile up AND then how long it takes us to clean it out. Anyway looks great.

It was great seeing you all yesterday even though it was a short visit. Kevie and Zachie were so cute in wanting us to see everything they can do in the pool. How fun to enjoy the pool so much. Glad you and Garrett are going to have a little "time out" while Kevie and Zach enjoy a few days with Bobby and Denise. I can only imagine how long the summer must be when you are trying to think of fun things to do with the boys and keep them busy. Enjoy your time. I can't wait until they come and stay with us in August. We will have a good time.

Great work out week. I don't know how you do it in the heat. The heat and my workout do not mix. We were able to get alot of good hikes in Mammoth which felt so good as I haven't been working out as much as I should. There isn't a magic wand (darn it) to wave away the unwanted FAT!! So I am going to really try and work out every day and eat's so hard at times. Oh well keep up the good work. Love you all, Susan

GEKALOLI said...

I always feel light and free when I clean my house. I detest clutter. But more often than not it accumulates. Your office looks wonderful!
I cherish time with my kiddos. But absolutely need my own time here and there. Time to recapture me. Enjoy your time on your own!

Grandma Dee said...

Oh, man, I laughed so much when you said you are willing to hand them off to anyone who will take them! And, this coming from superMom (in my eyes). Guess even you are human! I can appreciate that. And I think it may get worse before it gets better. You just need a break. Hope we can take them again this summer for a little longer. Maybe Universal Studios and then the beach. By the way, congrats to Garrett for an awesome job on his office. It looks mahvelous, dahling!
Love you lots,
Grandma Dee

mark said...

I can't believe Gar just up and cleaned that room! that's amazing! But, yes, it looks like he did a pretty good job. Now I can recline in comfort while Garrett wants to dazzle me with the incredible abilities of his super-duper computer! :)