How on earth has it been 8 weeks already? I go back to work on Monday and I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. I'll be super sad to miss out on all of my Emma and Seeley time, but it will be nice to wear something other than spit up all day and to have some adult conversations. Not to mention the fact that I think Emma is getting bored out of her mind. She told me earlier this week that I was boring and she was ready to go back to school and see her friends. Stab a knife in my heart why don't ya?! But, I can understand where she's coming from. At school she has tons of things to occupy her and they are constantly moving from one structured activity to another. My structure has been seriously lacking lately! I know both kids will be well taken care of at daycare so we'll just all make the best of it. Mama's got to help bring home the bacon!
We've also got lots of new things coming up next week. Aside from the return to work and Seeley's first stint in daycare, we've decided to put Emma in gymnastics. I really think she will have a blast and there is a place in Hot Springs that a lot of parents I know take their kids to and they just rave about it. So come Monday the Johnson household will have a gymnast in our midst. I've already made her try on her little gymnast spandex leotard and she looks ADORABLE. Pictures will definitely be coming from her first day. It was really important to me that she get to do some sort of activity because I never got to do anything when I was growing up. I was able to play softball a few summers in elementary school but that was it. I didn't get to participate in any other sports or activities until Junior High. How lame is that? Most firstborn kids get all the perks, the exact opposite at my house. But enough of my whining . . .
I've decided to sign up for a gym membership. Jeremy and I both belonged to a gym several years ago but let our memberships lapse. On Monday yours truly is joining the YMCA. (You've got the song stuck in your head now don't you?!) It has been near impossible to work out in the evenings between cooking dinner, baths, bedtimes, work, etc. So, instead of enjoying a nice leisurely lunch break each day I'm going to be sweating it out at the gym. Lots of deodorant will be necessary to pull off this feat but I'm determined to make it work. Besides, I work with nothing but men anyway- they'll just think they're smelling themselves in the afternoons! Ha!
Planning for Emma's birthday party is well under way too. She has requested a mickey mouse party and I am having a ton of fun with this theme. I'm not going to give anything away yet, but lets just say its going to be AAAWWESOME!! The hit of the social season for sure- she'll be the coolest kid at daycare!
I'm also planning my 10 year reunion. Man I'm getting old quick! The reunion is in approximately 2 1/2 months so I've got some serious work to do. It may wind up being a half-assed production if I don't get my butt in gear soon. Definitely on the agenda for next week.
Let's see-what else is new? Jeremy almost died today and didn't even know it. After washing all the dirty laundry in the house this morning- 5 loads folks- I come across not one but THREE caches of dirty clothes cleverly hidden around the house. THREE!! I mean come on- if you go to the trouble of HIDING the clothes, how much harder is it to actually put them in the dirty clothes hamper conveniently located not far from the bathroom? He swears he wasn't hiding them but had lost them instead. Sure. And I'm the Queen of England.
And just for the fun of it . . .