Where has the time gone?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I've discovered the internet.

I'm so thankful and I'm sure my parents are too, that we didn't have the internet when I was growing up. I have found myself searching youtube for way too long and checking my e-mail 5 and 6 times a day. I have been working on uploading family videos and Garrett's latest book. http://www.youtube.com/v/Cd_5gzMGhiA Its amazing how fast the internet works. I uploaded his book Monday night and by Tuesday morning I had already received 34 hits. I had gotten a letter from a woman in the UK telling me how great she thought Garrett's drawings were and what an inspiration he was. Its amazing to me to see how small the world is now. I find myself at the computer for hours a day. It's no wonder I've gained 5 lbs.

This week is busy as usual. We have Pinewood Derby on Saturday and I have not even begun to help Garrett with his car. I don't know if I remember what I did with it. I guess I need to get off my duff and get to work.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

This Week

Things have been pretty good this week. Garrett started summer school and is starting to get into the rhythm of being back. He's been pretty well behaved, but he is still asking me about the Spiderman 3 movie. We haven't taken him because it is PG-13. It was too long and too boring in some places to keep his attention.

This week has been crazy and lazy and going by too fast. We went to Burger King for Fantastic Four Toys and spent lots of time with the Bells. I watched her kids on Tuesday for ward council and she watched mine on Wednesday for Cub Scouts.

Todd had another treatment weekend yesterday and today, so I will be at church alone with the kids. They are doing okay when its just me, but they can be a handful during sacrament.

This next week will be interesting too. Tomorrow's Family Home Evening, Tuesday is walking with Jen and gym, Wednesday Scouts, Thursday Book Club. For once, nothing on Friday or Saturday. It will be nice.

I guess I should start getting ready for church. We've got 4 hours 'til we leave but with these "stinky" boys you never know how long it will take.

Friday, June 8, 2007

This week June 4-8

This week has been crazy. I've been cleaning house and cleaning the yard. My hubby and I decided to invite the priests over to our house in a few weeks. Hence the cleaning.

I've also been "youtubing" a bunch of our videos. I found my Mom and Dad's wedding. On the video is my great-grandmothers Eufemia and Juanita. I wanted to post the video so my family members from all over could see it. We Zunigas have moved all across the country.

This afternoon I am taking the boys to a primary presidency meeting. The Pilchers have been out of town so we have been pretty lazy this week when it comes to structure.

Todd works until Tuesday now. He has another treatment weekend. My poor baby.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Saturday and Sunday

Everythings been going pretty well lately. Tropical Storm Barry left us alone and we got the rain we so desperately needed. We only wish we had received more.

Yesterday was fun of fun. Went to "N's" for his birthday party, took the older two to see Shrek the Third and talked with Wandita for an hour. She and her daughter had watched Ryan for us for the afternoon.

Today was church and we had a pretty good day. We finally have people in the nursery, but not a nursery leader. We still need to find two more teachers. We'll see how the next few weeks go.

I also am starting to get ready for July and August. I have sharing time those months and so I want to get the ball rolling so I am not waiting until the last minute. I wanted to do my pioneer sharing time on other kinds of "pioneers." Not just the ones that crossed the plains. I have several emails out to family members because I want to know if anyone knows how my great grandparents on my mom's side joined the church. They came up from Mexico and I thought it would be great to get a story from their side.

Time goes by so fast.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Thursday and Friday morning

I'm sorry. I forgot to bring my camera to pack meeting. Of course, I couldn't post pictures.
Garrett has earned another bead. He only has about 9 individual items left. The last few will be like pulling teeth. The main one he will have a problem with is the bike riding one. He doesn't have the coordination to get the pedaling thing down. We're working on it.

Thursday was fun. I worked outside in the garden while the kids played in our kiddy pool. I jerry rigged two of our kids play toys and made a waterslide for the swimming pool.

After the pool we ended up at Jen's and played with her girls. We played at the park and had popsicles in her back yard.

We ended up at Lisa's for a Cub Scout Cmte. meeting. The kids played while we worked on plans for the summer. It was a nice meeting. The two scout moms and I talked alot. It was nice to have some adult conversation.

Karen came over and the kids played for awhile until Todd came home. The rest of the night was spent doing the usual. Hanging out with my hubby. We watched the Melendez vs. Maynard fight on the Ultimate Fighter. I was really hoping Melendez could pull it off, but Maynard got him in a choke hold. (Yes, I like UFC.)

Today (Friday morning): Right now he is having a hard time. He is so anxious for school to start again. His routine is totally off and he really wants to go back. Right now our problem is that he has a friend "N" whose birthday is today but his actual party is tomorrow. He doesn't understand why he can't go over and celebrate today too. "N" has a pool and so that is the other reason he wants to go. He loves to swim.

I'll be watching Karen's two youngest most of the day today. I feel bad. Todd keeps telling me not to but I still do. One of the men from church came over and asked if I would watch his son for him again. He's a single father and he's trying to keep a job. During school, I picked up his son along with my boys and watched him for a couple of hours a day three times a week. It was fine and the boy was great. He asked me if I could watch him during the summer. I had to tell him no. I hate saying no to people. I hate to ask people for help. I guess I figure it is as hard for them to ask me for help and so I hate to turn them down. I had to say no because of Garrett being home for the large part of the summer and because I knew I could never leave the house with all four of them. I wanted to go out and about with my boys and do fun activities. I know I have a hard enough time with my own. I knew I couldn't watch "L" on top of it. And I definitely couldn't afford to pay for "L" if we went and did anything that had a price. I don't think he could afford to pay me.

Yesterday, when he came by I felt horrible telling him no. I would have said yes if I didn't already have Karen's kids to watch. Two things made it worse. As the brother was asking me "L" was playing with my kids. He wasn't paying attention to our adult conversation. As they went to leave I could hear "L" saying "so is she gonna watch me." Ugh! Pierce my heart. Then for bedtime prayer, Garrett prayed that "L" would be able to come over and play with them. I hate to say "NO."

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