Saturday, November 01, 2008

Where Have I Been...

Several of you (ok, 3 of you) have wondered if I'm done with the blog thing... I am not, I love blogging and I have a ton of ideas to blog about, but time seems to not be on my side lately. One thing that truly bugs me is when people talk about how "busy" they are. Oh, please, no one is ever too busy to do the things they REALLY want to do. However, I find myself eating my words. I REALLY want to blog, but, well, I've been just too busy. My friend asked me what has got me so busy...hmmm, well I'm not really sure, I haven't started any new projects. So, here's a run down of what us Edgar's have been up to.
I spent 10 days in Albuquerque helping my mom while she recovered from chemo and her stem cell transplant. My in-laws kept the kids. I was able to spend a great deal of time with my sister and parents. Even thoguh we were not able to shop and run around like we usually do, it was great to be just our little family of 4 for awhile.
Once we got back, I think it took me about 2 weeks to get back in the groove with school work. I LOVE the flexibility of homeschooling, but I really do need structure as well! So, since we have been back we: do school each day, ballet, soccer practice and games, football practice and games, pe with our homeschool group, church and church activities, our homeschool moms group, gymnastics, an on-going wiffle ball game with the 6 boys in our cul-de-sac, and all this Halloween prep--decorating, pumkin patches, costumes, pumkin carvings, and somewhere in there I think I may have mopped once and done a few loads of laundry...which is still piled in a basket in my room. I told Justin this morning that the God created Daylight Savings Time (we gain an hour tonight) so that I could have an hour to fold and put away this heap of laundry in order to do more laundry cause the kids are runnin' out of undies!
The funnest thing I've been doing is that I had a friend of mine come over one day and go through my fridge and pantry. She spent 3 hours here--wrote down 9 pages of notes and 13 recipes. My friend has studied nutrition for 10 years, and has a great grasp of balanced eating. I was nervous at first, but it has been so much fun. I had NO idea how bad all the preservatives and such are that go into our every day food...like grated cheese. I bought it all the time to save time.....not any more! I have learned all sorts of new words like nitrates and nitrites=bad! And I have found that cooking is fun --as long as I stay on top of the dishes! I've been cooking 3 meals a day, so I do feel like that has taken up a ton of time. No more cereal/potarts, frozen nuggets, taco bueno....so, maybe that is where all my time has been going. The kids have been great about it, and I truly feel like I am doing my part to keep them more healthy!
So, there you have it, that's where I've been! How about you? Where have you been?

6 comments:

Happyhome said...

You have been busy! I'm still cleaning up after the party and should be doing dishes instead of hanging out on the computer. Guess which one is more fun?

Are we on for coffee Wed?

Ang

Symbo said...

I missed you. I really did. I've checked off and on over the last few weeks to see if you've added anything new. So glad to see you blogging again. I've been to work, to Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Ranger Ballpark, Church, and to my bed. Everywhere buy in my house to clean. Oh well, I guess it will get done eventually.

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

Man I've been busy but not near as busy as you, of course I have half the "workload" as you too! Glad you got time with your mom!

Christie in Dallas said...

I'm crazy about the fact that your friend went through your pantry and fridge -- is this a full-time business (read "how can I contact her"), or is she just THAT good of a friend?!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Danette, I had some extra time on my hands last night and found your blog through Mom22boys. And I got to her blog through my friend Keri at Doing Life... I love your stories and will keep visiting! -Christie

Keri said...

Ok, Danette, it's a small world out there. Christie in Dallas is one of my oldest friends. I was commenting on her blog this morning and saw you.......I wondered if it was Danette, Davedda's sister. Sure enough! How weird is that?

It's fun catching up on your life. I've enjoyed catching up with your sister who only lives about 45 min. from me! I haven't spent much time in Albuqu., but did go back for my Hope High 20 year reunion this past summer!