Democratic National Convention-- Truthfully, I care very little about politics (sorry, Moriah). I wish I cared more, but I just don't. I always know who I want to vote for and why by the time November rolls around, and I DID vote two weeks ago in our state primary, but other than that, I'm not all that interested in politics. It's more than fair to say that I was tired of the DNC before the convention even started. We live about an hour away from downtown Denver, and so every news medium in this area has been covering the DNC ad nauseum for the last month or more. The only positive thing (in my opinion) about all the news coverage is that George Stephanopoulos is getting lots of face time. I love George. I've had a
School-- Everyone is off to a great start. I'm very proud of Will. He seems to be adjusting to middle school very well. I transistioned to a public school in 7th grade, and I didn't have an easy time of it. Will loves it though, and I'm enjoying picking him up and having some time with him before we have to get the girls. The girls are doing great too. Abbey will tell you her favorite thing is having 3 recesses, and Sarah's favorite thing is getting to see her friends every day. So far, homework seems to be minimal (yay, yay, yay!) and we're getting back in the swing of things. I'm finding ways to fill my days, but I miss my kids like crazy when they're in school.
Hiking-- I have a little over 2 weeks until my Pikes Peak climb, and have been continuing to train. My friends and I did a practice run last weekend and hiked halfway up The Peak to Barr Camp. It was awesome. It was a 14-mile round trip hike (hiking down is painful--my poor toenails!) and we're feeling more confident about our ascent.
Cold-- We've had so much rain lately and things are finally growing again which is great, but as a result my allergies all out of whack. Sadly, things have progressed into a little cold, and I feel pretty yuck. But we all know that moms can't get sick, right? I cleared my calendar on Monday, and I let John go to the kids' back-to-school night last night without me (that was hard for me to do), but I have some things that I can't cancel on tap for today, so I've been trying to rest when I can. Advil Allergy Sinus helps tremendously, but geesh, you have to sign your life away to purchase that stuff.
Date!-- I met John for lunch yesterday. It was the first time we've had a date in the middle of the day in FOREVER! It was great. I think I love alone time with John more than anything else in the world! I learned some pretty big lessons on time management while we were without a computer. I'll be sharing some of that in an upcoming post, but one of the biggest things I realized was how important quality time with your spouse really is. Without a computer to distract us, we spent our evenings together, and it was amazing!
Alright...I've gotta go pack lunches and get everyone off to school before heading to the Springs for a Girl Scout training session. Busy, busy! Enjoy your day!