Friday, July 14, 2006

Alive and kicking, but barely.

Yes, I am alive, but I get so busy once the kids don't have school, that I have very little time to blog. Not that I have such a big readership, but for all one of you out there, I am still around.
Not doing well on the diet front. Some day, some day.
We went on a vacation to the Black Hills last week. We went with my mom and dad in their RV, but we stayed in a hotel. It was really good several of the days, but a couple of the days my 8 year old son really did not handle the stress of traveling very well, and those days were kind of a bummer. It was so good to have a lot of time with my folks, and very good to have some down time with the kids.
Jonathan is at camp this week, Mary Helen will go next week, and Benjamin will be going the week after that. Benjamin turned 13 on the 4th of July. I was sitting next to him in the RV while on vacation and said "I can't believe I have a 13 year old son". Quick as a wink he said "I can't believe I have a 40 year old mom". I love his sense of humor (sometimes, when it is not gross).
My business is keeping me very busy this summer. I love what I do. The home visits have been great. I had a childcare provider call me from Bemidji and ASK for a home visit. So cool, and she said that she heard that I am called the "Toy Lady". How awsome is that? I have expanded to doing home visits in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. I also had a home party over their on Tuesday night. I have had quite a few home parties in Thief River Falls too.
I am still struggling to balance the kids, husband, home with what I want/need to do for the business. If anyone comes up with a brilliant idea on how to manage everything, I would sure appreciate a heads up.