celebrated (and bemoaned) the fact that my last child turned three (more on that later)
went on a romantic date with my husband to Target to shop for the presents...noticed once again how handsome he is (oops, sorry, I let that slip out)
after doing P90X every day for 80 days, pulled a leg muscle so bad I could hardly walk for two days
thanked Heavenly Father 100 times for the normal good health I have and the regular ability to do things like squat down on my kids eye-level to tell them I love them or even to pull on my pants without extreme pain
hosted 43 neighbor kids at our house
helped referee three fights
ignored five fights
answered 113 e-mails
skimmed through 100 pages of the book "His Excellency, George Washington" to cram for book club
soaked in a great book club discussion about how amazing our founding fathers were
got to "shadow" Max for a day of school on "shadow-a-student" day
realized I'm losing my zing with being at school with that boy. he was excited, but he showed it with a normal smile, not the humongous grin stretched across his face I usually get when I'm with him at school. That was me this time. Loved experiencing Jr. High (but a little melancholy about my slipping in the zing category)
made one doctor appointment for Claire
kept a record of Claire's bathroom habits for the doctor's review so we can finally get to the bottom of all her urinary tract issues (a lot tougher than it sounds)
switched our family insurance
visited one doctor...was reassured that my test is now negative for lupus and autoimmune thyroid-itis...
wondered how that happened and why they didn't tell me that six months ago after they did the blood work...
faith in doctors and their ability to clearly explain things sunk a little lower
got five kids to tennis lessons two different days, one to soccer practice twice, sat through hot soccer game, two kids to gymnastics, one to Young Men's, three piano lessons, two days of basketball workshops (ok so Dave and some friends helped me with a few of those)
got to visit Lucy's class for her birthday
got to visit Claire's class to give a presentation for "Career Day" (a friend and I talked about how wonderful it is to get to have a career of being a MOTHER)
tried to tie up some loose ends on our house spruce-up project
got no where with it
got serious with my new "good habits" I'm working on...liking the more serious scripture reading input in my life
planned out our imaginary trip to Australia in my mind...some day I'll make it a reality
watched three Primary Programs (one of my favorite parts of my calling)
marveled three times at how those kids can bring tears to my eyes with those Primary songs...they are so good!
convinced Elle that it's fine to just duck tape your violin case together when it happens to loose both hinges in the same week
ordered a new violin case on-line
had a sleep-over camp-out with the kids in the back yard
four loads of laundry (that few only because the laundry baskets are full to the brim waiting to be washed as I write), picked up the house 1,254 times, clipped 54 fingernails, did five heads of hair 8 times...you get the picture....
...just wanted to make sure I have been a little bit productive because sometimes it sure as heck feels like nothing gets done around here!