A little video today, of Miles "swimming". It’s amazing how far they’ve come in the week since they started lessons. I know, I said the same thing last year, and they pretty much had to start again from scratch this year, but hopefully this summer they’ll retain some of what they learn.
I just realized I haven’t posted anything other than the daily picture for a while. Frankly, life has been somewhat overwhelming lately, and the last thing I wanted to do was write it all down so I could see exactly how overwhelming it has been. But maybe it’ll be therapeutic.
My diet stuff isn’t going great. I mean, I guess it’s good that I’ve maintained the same weight for the past two months. I guess I could look at it that way instead of lamenting the fact that I’ve been on a plateau for two months. But I am newly determined to get past this, so I’m being super strict with myself this week in the hopes that I can see a new low on the scale. My body image has been suffering in the past few weeks, and I think losing a few pounds will help me remember that I’ve lost 35 pounds, and that’s freaking awesome. Here are my latest befores/afters of my face. There’s a difference there, and not just in the cleanliness of my mirror.
I finished a 5 week bootcamp last week, and sadly, it’s not in my budget to repeat just now. So I decided to keep getting up at 5 am on MWF anyway, and just go to the gym instead. So I did that this morning, and I feel pretty good about that.
The boys started swimming lessons last week, and they’re at the same local country club where my bootcamp was located. The best part of the swimming lessons was that I get to get in the pool during their lessons! Oh, it’s heaven. I almost wish swimming lessons lasted all summer long. Next summer, I’m definitely going to look into getting us a summer membership. It’s so awesome to get to float in the pool for 45 minutes after a day working. So nice.
The teacher is just tickled that she’s teaching triplets. She must’ve told everyone at the pool before we started, because when we walked in last week for the first lesson, it was like I was with celebrities. Silly.
I took myself to see Brave on Saturday night. It was good. Not sure the boys would love it, we’ll see. When I went, I was just totally burnt out from the day. The boys have been…well, challenging. I don’t know. Can I blame it on the heat? Anyway, I needed to get out of the house. Nevertheless, every time I saw the little triplets in the movie, I got a little melty and weirdly proud. I wanted to stand up in the theater and yell that I also have identical triplets! Don’t worry, I didn’t.
I have been giving myself a crash course in photographic lighting because I have to take headshots of some lawyers for a website I’m working on. While it’s exciting to learn more about photography, I’m not thrilled that my first official subjects are going to be attorneys. Oh well.
And before you say I can use the boys, let me recount the story of how I took them to the Sears portrait studio yesterday to use a Groupon I bought ages ago. It was…not fun. I think maybe I should call the talent agency I sent their info to and tell them to rip up their applications. Gaah!
At least the pictures ended up mostly cute…
Some more pictures…
We went to a birthday party at Storyland at City Park on Saturday. Fun!
We really need to go there more!
And let me just leave you with a few pictures (thank your lucky stars there’s no sound here) of why I’ve been so fried lately. This face…gaah!
Well, I know this is a boring picture, but considering the fact that I was lying in bed last night, trying to remember if I’d even taken any pictures during the day, and deciding it would be okay to go one day without a photo, I’m glad I have something to post, even if it’s just this picture I took of LInus while we were waiting for his prescription.
Just for funsies, Linus decided he wanted to go to the emergency room. So we did. He’s fine now, he just has a touch of bronchitis. We were home in just a few hours. And after being dosed up with Albuterol and steroids, he jabbered a mile a minute at me the whole way home, giggling and talking nonsense. His brothers were thrilled to have him back home, and at 2:30 am, George heard someone ask him, "were you very brave, Linus?" Gaah!