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Well. It FINALLY Happened.

I forgot to post yesterday. The first time *EVER* that I’ve let an entire day go by since I started blogging.

Does this mean I’ll be more forgiving and let more days slip on by? Is it like when you get that first ding in your car over and done with so the rest don’t hurt as much?

I’m kind of bummed…but a bit relieved as well.

It’s not my intent to forget again…but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Fishful Thinking: Fishful …Sleeping?

I’ve been having a hard time falling to sleep lately. And once I finally do, someone in the house usually wakes up … which means that I’m up again. As I was browsing through the Fishful Thinking site the other day, I came across an article on Relaxation Techniques.

Relaxation techniques often can help people with sleep problems get a good night’s sleep. Several relaxation techniques are listed [on the site].

  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Toe Tensing
  • Deep Breathing
  • Guided Imagery
  • Quiet Ears

The funny thing is, I’ve tried most of these! I totally remember my Mom using Progressive Relaxation with me. (And, remembering that it felt silly at the time *grin* – Sorry Mom!!) It’s great to have this resource as a reminder of things that have worked in the past, and as a toolbox full of ideas that I haven’t tried yet (like Quiet Ears).

And then I found the Controlled Breathing exercise to go along with it.

Relaxation strategies, like controlled breathing, can help you manage stress, create a sense of calm, and increase your overall resilience. The more you practice relaxation strategies, the more effective they will become. They’re great for the whole family and can be easily incorporated into bedtime routines.

Now, I realize that while these will help me to relax and even fall to sleep, they won’t help with the interrupted sleep … unless I can get them to work on the kids as well! Wish me luck πŸ™‚

My First Field Trip!

(As a mom-chaperone, anyway πŸ˜‰ )

I went with Maggie’s class to a local tavern-turned-museum. We got to ride the bus and everything! πŸ™‚

Maggie Playing a Colonial-Time Game

Who Told??

Someone must have told the members of my town’s Mom’s group that I have a hard time saying “no.” …they’ve just asked if I would think about being president next year.

On one hand I’m totally flattered – the email asking was really nice and said my name came up a few times. That I’m organized, friendly, and an all round rock star Mom…all stuff to make me blush. LOL! The subject line said board member, so I was thinking, you know…secretary, treasurer…something like that. Nope.

On the other hand, I’m really not that active with the group – I do know some members outside of the club activities, but not many – so it’s pretty surprising that they’d ask. (They must be pretty desperate πŸ˜‰ )

I’ve been wanting to get more involved with this club, and this might be a good way to do it, but talk about jumping in the deep end!

PLUS, there are all of those other things I’m already committed to through next year: full-time job, president of my twins club (including planning a convention), treasurer of the elementary school parent’s group, Fishful Thinking Faculty…oh ya, and like have time for my family!

I haven’t made a decision yet – I need more information about the position first, but I figured I’d ponder it all out where I normally do…right here! πŸ™‚

…stay tuned…


Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

This is one of my most favorite memories growing up: feeding the ducks at my grandparent’s house in Connecticut. This is me and Grandad…I have no idea of the year – but I must have been somewhere between 4 and 6 years old. (I can’t remember when they moved to Vermont…)

Sick of Writing About Being Sick

The Ick has hit me.

I kept Maggie home from school yesterday…and then had to go pick Burke up about half way through the day. Luckily, the nurse knew I had 2 other kids home sick, so she had me park right out front and met me at the door with Burke. (Yes, Nanny C. was still out sick.)

The terrible part (you know, other than having sick kids) was that I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to actually MAKE it to pick him up. I wasn’t straying too far from the bathroom myself. Mike, saint that he is, came home early from work and let me sleep the rest of the day.

And let me sleep for most of today as well.

And because I’m dehydrated (I’m TRYING to keep the liquids in!), it’s kicking off some lovely migraines as well.

Spring can’t come soon enough.

My Life According to Great Big Sea

I did this as a FB note, but I’m diggin’ it too much to not do as a meme here as well πŸ™‚
Consider yourself tagged…let me know if you do it!

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. Pass it on to at least 10 people and include me if you want to. You can’t use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Re-post as “my life according to (band name)”. If I tagged you, it is because I know you like music and want to see your answers.

Pick your Artist: Great Big Sea

  1. Are you a male or female?
    Old Brown’s Daughter
  2. How do you feel:
    When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down)
  3. Describe where you currently live:
    Boston and St. John’s
  4. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
    French Shore
  5. Your favorite form of transportation:
    A Boat Like Gideon Brown
  6. Your best friend is:
    Graceful and Charming
    (Sweet Forget Me Not)
  7. What’s the weather like?
    Rant & Roar
  8. Favorite time of day:
    Love Me Tonight
  9. If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?:
    Ordinary Day
  10. What is life to you?
  11. Your fear:
    End of the World
  12. Best advice you have to give:
    Let It Go
  13. Thought for the day:
    Sea of No Cares
  14. How you’d like to die:
    Consequence Free
  15. My soul’s present condition:
    Everything Shines
  16. My motto:
    Dance Dance