Don’t Be A Nervous Nelly

The first day of school was yesterday. I was a ball of nerves. I couldn’t do anything but be nervous. I can’t help it. They are my babies out in the world. And I was homeschooled, so I’m totally ignorant to public school. I only know the horror stories of school. Thankfully my fears were unfounded and everyone had a great first day. In fact, the second day was even better than the first. I’m hopeful that they all will have a fabulous year in school.


It’s been a week since my tooth was pulled and I still have a little bit of pain but it is getting better. I am pretty certain I have dry sockets. I didn’t have this kind of experience with the last tooth pulled. I hope to never have a tooth pulled again. When the dentist comes at you with pliers and yanks your tooth right out of your jaw, well, it’s seriously not that fun. I really wonder if it needed to come out by their reaction of “oh wow, look the bone filled in. I’ve never seen this before.” It’s out now, nothing I can do now.

While in the school line to get Nick I told Zane and Dash that I wanted to lose some weight to get healthier. It’s been a week since I’ve cut pop out of my daily diet. Going from 4-6 cans a day to nothing has been a lot easier than I thought it would. It’s also been a few days since my last fast food meal. I’m going from every other day to once a week. See, my blood work came back high on triglycerides so it was time to make some changes in my diet. So anyway, back to telling the kids about my diet. When Dash heard this news he immediately told me not to get skinny, that I’m beautiful the way I am, and he likes me fat. I know he probably feels that way because that’s the only mommy he remembers, but it still felt good to hear he thinks I’m beautiful at this size. And I remember liking my grandma and mom both a little on the heavier side too. It’s comforting to have a cozy mom and grandma, I think. For me it was anyway.

It’s been a week since we cut cable too. I’m missing my Real Housewives shows and my Cops marathons, the weekends suck for television, but I’m honestly surprised how easy of a transition this has been. Although we did cut cable for financial reasons, I’s also surprised by how much it really has facilitated more time together. We’ve been playing board games, card games, and video games more. It’s been nice. I really don’t know if we’ll ever go back to cable. None of us miss it all that much.

So we have a baby snake in our front yard.  Y’all, a SNAKE(!) where my children play every day looking for toads. I am not good with snakes. I don’t know if they are poisonous or harmless by just looking. And frankly, I don’t like them much. I don’t want it growing up and sticking around. My dad gave me advice on how to tell if its poisonous but of course that requires me picking it up to look at it. I doubt I could tell the shape of the eyes from a distance. I really think it’s a garter but I’m not sure. eeep, snakes. He also said moth balls might keep it away, so I’m off to google where I can find those!

I spent two hours in the car today picking kids up from school. At 100 degrees outside. I was bored and hot and hot and bored. Our elementary school has no busing options because we’re a small neighborhood and the middle school is only five minutes away so we planned on just doing the car for Nick too. That plan might change. I took a book with me today but I just can’t read for two hours. I like reading but not that much. I could bring stitching but I’m kinda over that right now. It comes in waves, my stitching craze. I wish I could bring my laptop to get on the internet. Any other ideas for passing two hours of time? Shout out to all the car line mommas out there!

I interviewed my two oldest kids tonight. Dash didn’t want to do his interview tonight. You can find those interviews on Nick’s page and Zane’s page – at the top of the page. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown and changed since the last interview. Kids do that, I suppose. I miss having little littles but am still enjoying my big littles. A lot.

Murphy has a heart check-up scheduled Thursday, I plan to eat lunch out that day. I have to be honest, I’m looking forward to Thursday now. Junk food and pop are a real treat! I don’t think I’ll ever cut them out completely but doing it once a week surely can’t hurt me that much, right? Least that’s what I’m telling myself. Saturday my in-laws come back in town from being gone on vacation. The kids have missed them a lot. We’re so blessed to have them so close. I never ever thought I’d enjoy being so close to parents – whether my own or my in-laws – but I really do. I can’t see my life any other way now. They are great people, wonderful parents, and amazing grandparents. Can’t wait to have them back in town. Dash is excited for grandparents day at the school. I think we’re going to try out the church my in-laws seem to like. I like my church but I also like the idea of going to church together. Anyway, we’ll see how that goes. It’s a Baptist church and I’m pretty charismatic in my beliefs. It’s worth a try, right? Never know unless you try.

I’m wrapping up a couple new pages on this blog that I’ll have you check out as soon as they are done. I better get back to those now. Thanks for continuing to read and support my little memoir blog. I am honored you are interested in my family and life enough to read my words and peek into my life. Comment below so I can get to know you too and follow you back to your blog!

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