Monday, June 14, 2010

Where have I been?

Back in the good old days (or, like a few months ago) I would have family and friends ask where I found the time to blog. I’d tell them that really, it doesn’t take all that long –just jot down some thoughts and add a few funny pictures and voila… Enough blackmail on my kids to get me through their high school years. I would joke that I had no life but really, it was kind of true. I had the time to write funny stories and update this on a regular basis.

And now I see the other side. The last few months have seriously kicked my butt. Work, vacation, training at work, training for my first 4 mile race, keeping the kids alive and sort of well fed, more work… I’m ready for bed most nights by 8:15 and when I am awake I’m exhausted. I’ve managed to keep the house in just enough disarray that Jay has requested a new cleaning lady and I’ve snapped at the kids enough times to feel constant guilt. All in all, it’s been a very busy, very stressful few months.

Well, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This weekend is the Steamboat Classic, my first ever race. Jenny, Erin and I have been training for it for the last 12 weeks and while it’s great exercise it’s also pretty time consuming. I really do like it but just getting out of the house is darn near impossible with two kids clinging to my legs, screaming.

Next weekend is also another big event… Our Croppin’ for Kids scrapbook fundraiser for Easter Seals! Jenny and I started planning this in March and now that it’s just around the corner, it’s crunch time. It should be a blast and hopefully a major success, and it’s for a great cause. What more could you ask for?

So, while I’m excited for the next few weeks, I am definitely ready to go back to having no life and to be boring old Steph again. I’m tired!

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