Outside my window...it's dark and peaceful. I'm ready for bed. It's been a long weekend and we've got lots of errands tomorrow.
I am wearing...my pj's.
I am listening to...the Dandy Warhols, thinking I wish I could see them in concert, then feeling really silly because we just saw them last year!
I am thankful for...my two birthday boys. We had a great time celebrating their birthdays this weekend with best friends on Friday and my parents and brother on Saturday. Sunday it was just family, my favorite.
I am grateful for...my insurance. Despite how shitty it is, I don't know what I would have done the past two weeks without it. I feel so bad for people who don't have the same options I have. Since June 27, I have spent $350 on doctors and medicine for Goose. During this time I also spent another $100 on me and Squirt. And...tomorrow, we have two yearly visits for the birthday boys and one more dermatology appointment for Kobra, so another $100. Then Squirt has a cranial scan (which I was just informed should cost $688) and an allergy shot to finish out the week. And this is why I won't be having a birthday party for myself. But hey, at least, my kids get to see a doctor while others don't. Because you know, health care shouldn't be a basic human right.
I am thinking...of creating new house rules for myself. No more phone time or computer time when the kids are around. Except the morning call with Marivi and a quick email check while I down my cereal, there is no way I can handle starting my day without that call! I love the phone, but I've been pretty good about not talking as much as I would like when the kids are around. I have to think more on this.
Around the house...there are new toys to play with and old ones to donate. I went through toys again on Saturday and barely made a dent. I am trying to reorganize closets, games, books, learning tools, early readers, etc. I am really lost on how I want to organize everything.
From the kitchen...no more sweets! Do sugar free popsicles count? I haven't planned my menu for this week, so hopefully that won't hurt me.
One of my favorite things...being a mom and remembering the days my children were born. What a special gift this is; I don't want to waste one second I have with them.
A few plans for the rest of the week...besides the doctor visits and a return to swim lessons after a week off, we have nothing else planned. I want to take it easy.
A picture thought I am sharing...new pj's!