Ba-Dum Ching!

I’m so ridiculously excited! After manymany years of consideration, a lifetime of desire, months of planning and hunting, and a trip to a store that acted like they wanted our business, we finally bought DRUMS! Yay! They are so pretty. All sparkly blue and noisy and wonderful. ¬†See?! [I have adjusted the positioning since the…

What’s Cookin’ This Week

Today has been pretty smooth. Elijah seemed a little ill this morning, but is acting normal now. I guess he was right yesterday. He’s hard to read. He sees someone else get medicine and thinks it’s a treat sometimes, so when he was saying that he needed medicine, but looked fine, acted normal, ate well…it…

A Weighty Matter

There are so many measures of wellness and improvement, such as the facts that my thyroid is nice and small, my headaches are gone or not amounting to much, and I’m waking up easier in the morning, with more energy for the day. Yet, I *still* fixate on weight. I’m just not satisfied unless I’m…

Vacay Shunning Junk: How My Thighs Survived the Trip

I think I’m still on Island Time. Two weeks ago I was packing for our trip to Ocracoke Island to attend my cousin’s wedding. Now (seemingly five minutes later) I’m packing us up to tag along with Brian on his business trip. But, first trips first. We took 2 days to get to the island…

Start Your Engines

I’m having inertia issues. It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that I don’t try because the “catch-up” is too¬†intimidating. I have an anal desire to have all the events of interest over time logged, as to forget none of the cute toddlerisms or preschool milestones or family adventures. I shall attempt to let go…

Kid Chat

We’re having a fun day so far. It started off lazily, but I committed myself to going back to the gym. This is my second week of going every other day, and I’m hoping to the moon I make it a habit. It feels great and improves my outlook and sense of well-being. Today we…

Mountain Men

The boys and I decided to hike down Stone Mountain yesterday. We’re not officially homeschooling, but I’m practicing. This could count for Phys. Ed, History, Science and who knows what else, for all we did and learned. Isaac got the medal for power hiker – we had to work hard to keep up with him!…

Local Time

One beautiful weekend, we hopped on our bikes for the first time since last fall. I put Elijah in my handlebar carrier and Brian pulled the bigger boys in the trailer. I made sure to bring the diaper bag, because it seems we always go farther than intended. We half joked to each other that, “Wouldn’t it be funny if we ended up in downtown Newnan?” I knew right then that we had both taken that as a challenge and our certain destination.

Home Gym

I have a real gym membership, but scampering on a mouse wheel, knowing that Elijah is in child care screaming until I return, is not very motivating. Now, if one of the gym staff were to stuff me in the company vehicle and toss me out 5 miles down the road, with Elijah screaming in child care, that might be a little motivating. So, until Elijah gets a few more months under his belt, I’ll take my exercise regimen home. All right, all right, that’s half true. If the new facility were to open tomorrow with its….racquetball courts…, I would pack his diaper bag full of tissues and…say, is that harsh?

A Visual Catch-Up Guide

To help you cope with my usual delinquency, I have created a visual catch-up guide of the recent history of the Cummings family, covering our three Christmases, and into the new year.  On the first third of Christmas, I achieved, on the 15th shutter release, a nearly-focused snapshot of my three miniature men about to open…