Thursday, August 31, 2006

hello neglected blog

How have you been? good?
Good. Me too.
Regan asked me last night if I was giving up on this. I'm not.... I just haven't really made it a priority. At night Regan uses the computer to study - every night almost. So I can't get on to post. And during the day.... well sometimes I jsut can't get to it. Or I don't.

We've been doing lots of good things.

Alden went #2 in the potty. Seriously excited that it happened. I was beginning to lose hope that he would ever become potty trained. He is closing in on 4 pretty quickly. Daily in fact. He didn't do it yesterday, it was back in the pull up. BUT it did happen. So there is hope yet.

We (as in me and the kiddies) went to Banff to visit some goooood friends the Yawneys. Love the Yawneys. Mark and Regan have been friends for years. And they both married girls who get along with and like each other- a bonus. And we have two kids - same ages. So it is good. Jody and me and the kids played and went to the park. And visited. It was great. We will be back.

And I've been scrapbooking. A lot at night again. Now that my own space is up and Regan is busy at nights... and days... so I go down to the dungen... also referred to as my scrap space. I have decided that I want to get published. And some days I am not sure if I am good enough to, but I have never really put forth an effort - not really my style to stick my neck out. I have tried a few things, but never really sent a lot it. It is scary to me. And disheartening. But alas.... i want it. So i'll give it a go. And see what happens. More pages actually sent in to magazines.

I also started swimming. In the mornings. Gone 2 out of the last 3 days. This is big for me since I have a phobia of water. Deep water. I had a very very very scary experience as a child.... involving a mean older child taking away my floating device....then a black out in water. I am not that good at swimming - but I have started doing lengths. I need the exercise. I am so terribly out of shape.

(if you have made it this far - congratualtions.)

One more thing.... i am going to do some contract design work. I am seriously excited about this. More deets later!



Carmen said...

Yeah - you're back!! Missed you!! I am really very happy to hear that life is settling down into a routine for you and the kids and Regan. Great!! And YEAH for Alden!! There is hope yet for Miss Isabella who refuses to go any where near the potty... I am at my wits end...

whitney said...

Can't wait to see your place, and you too. I'm hoping I can make it up in September. I LOOOOOVE swimming. Don't get to do much of it now that I am in Raymond. You'll be suprised how fast you will get better at it. Kudos to you. Love you.

Heather M. said...

Oh yay!!!! A post! I'm so happy to hear things are going well for you! I'm thinking about you lots, girl! And I know I'll be seeing your name in the mags soon! I agree with Whitney, you'll be amazed how quickly you get better at swimming.

Crystal said...

I'm so glad to see you came back!! I was going to send you an email with a prompt in it!! I'm also glad you got to hook up with friends - bonus that you have kids the same ages.

Go for the publishing thing - and stick with it - good things don't just happen - you have to work hard sometimes. (End of bandwagon speech - sorry!)

MonaS! said...

Glad to hear you are trying to get published!!! Good for you! Maybe you and I will get published at the same time - I seem to be in the same place as you right now! Cool girl! Congrats to Alden!!!! Malachi and Kiana were both almost 5 before they were trained so he is doing great!!!

Sue said...

Congrats on your decision to start submitting! Can't wait to see your work in print! :)

patti said...

great to "see" you again! Sounds like you have been busy getting readjusted to life. You go for your dream of being published! You'll never know unless you try, and you certainly DO have the talent to get there!!

Cate said...

That's so awesome that you have started swimming! That's a great way to start off your day!

Banff is one of my favourite places! You're so lucky to be so close now!