Saturday, December 10, 2005

Where have you been??!?!??!?

Ok...You have got to be wondering where on earth I have been! EVERYWHERE!

I have had a very busy couple of weeks since Mom landed in the hospital. She was discharged with some very strong orders to take care of herself on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Since then, she has been working very hard to monitor her diet, check her blood sugar, and exercise 30 minutes a day. I am so proud of her and happy for her that I haven't even the words to describe.

Thanksgiving was a phenomenal event. We had 25 family members here. Thank GOD my kitchen was done and ready to receive such an indoctrination. I was grateful that we were blessed enough to have that many people here.

Last weekend I gave my presentation at the annual math conference. Wow! Was I nervous! The room was PACKED before I even got there and when I realized they were there for me I started to really get nervous! But, once I got started, then it was just the way I practiced and it went very well. I got loads of positive responses and several emails indicating that people really enjoyed my session. I even felt so good after it that I signed up to do another session next year!

This week was really hectic too. Because my mom is out on disability, I subbed for her. It was interesting. I learned that it is a lot more work to teach high school than junior high (well...I remembered that anyway) and that I am not ready to go back to work yet. I really want to spend time at home enjoying my children and choosing what to do during my days, rather than working their little lives away.

Tonight I got very...ummm...Relaxed from two glasses of wine. This was the second...Or third...Time this week. My sister-in-law is here and Michelle is a very bad influence on me. I know she is only drinking one glass of wine, but I don't really want to stop at one....two gives me a much better buzz....and that all over relaxed numbness. It's a good thing she isn't here all the time...I would turn into an alcoholic real fast!

OK....This blog is all about me and nothing about the kids or Dave. Next time I will have to update about them. I just got pictures from JC Penneys of the kids...They are sooooo cute! jayden went in and as soon as he realized we were getting pictures he started saying "Cheese!" and didn't stop until we were done. He is such a CUTIE!!


daniela said...

Can't wait to see the pictures! Enjoy your time with Michelle. And most glad your Mom is doing great :-).

The Pizzitola Family said...

IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU UPDATED THIS BLOG! I was literally going to call to see if you were alive!
Glad to hear all is well with you and your family. Please post those pictures as soon as you can! I'm dying to see them!