1. March 9th is National Get Over It Day…what’s something you need to ‘just get over already’?
My irritation with this one course I teach. I compare them to my others and they are so quiet! They don’t even say goodbye when we log off Zoom and for some reason, I take this as they hate me or something. I have been having one on one conferences with them and that does not seem like the case so I need to get over it!
2. Something you’re currently ‘over the moon’ about?
Oh man, I don’t know. Maybe warmer temperatures? The impending Springtime? I love all that.
3. What’s something you’re ‘chewing over’ these days? (meaning-thinking over carefully)
I guess my eating habits. As noted before, we do a rotation of lunch, then the next day lunch and dinner, then lunch, then so on. It’s been working to have that 24 hour fast in there and I am adjusting to it. I.e. not as hungry in the evenings on non-dinner days. And I have definitely lost weight but what else could I be doing? I know it sounds bad but I do want to be in better shape as we get closer to pool/beach season.
4. The last thing you cooked or ate that was overdone?
We went out for pizza last Friday and they brought our breadsticks out way late and they were a little burned. Luckily, since they were so behind and the bread came out after we’d basically finished our pizza, they didn’t even charge us for it.
5. In celebration of hitting volume 411 in the weekly Hodgepodge, give us the 411 on something happening in your life in the next 30 days.
Well, I’ll be turning 42 on the 27th.We will be very busy this month, what with my husband now going back to work 3 days a week, my kids having Spring Break next week, then the three of them launching into sports seasons (baseball and soccer respectively.)
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I wanted to wait until this Blog day to talk about something I have been, well, not struggling with but something I’ve thought a lot about recently. One day last summer, when we were hanging out a lot with my friend, Tiffanie, and her family, she was talking about how, with her youngest being the age of my oldest, everyone is always doing their own thing. You know, she goes to work, Kenny goes to work and has long hours, sometimes not getting home until well after 8. Her oldest is 21 and has a job, goes to college. Her middle is 16 and does his own thing, gaming and whatnot. So for them, their day looks different than ours does. We all kind of come together on kids’ sports but the other hours of the day are spent separately.
But what I have noticed lately, is that we are getting closer to that. While Dakota is only 7, she has two older brothers, 11 and 13, so the amount of direct, hands-on attention they need is much less than it was when my oldest was maybe 10 and the others, 7 and 4. Then, we were always with them. The few breaks we got were when the kids played alone in their rooms but even then, there was just more interaction with them in general, It is different now; the boys play games (though not a lot because we believe in balance) but they also hang out together. They also all have friends they go off with (even Dakota) so oftentimes, Ash and I find ourselves all alone. It’s a very odd kind of feeling because for me at least, I have this nagging feeling like I forgot to do something or there’s something else I need to be doing for them. I knew it would be this way eventually but I didn’t think just yet. Luckily, we do still have a young one and she’ll be here even after the boys leave the house. Ell only has four more years until he’s out – whether he goes to college or gets a job. Then three years later, it’ll be Isaac’s turn to leave the nest. Dakota will be a freshman when he’s a senior and man, that’s when it’ll get really weird!