Monday, May 27, 2013

Jawbone Up

Do any of you have one of these?

If so, do you love it?

I am fascinated.  A few friends have them and are hooked.  

I love my Garmin and am a recent convert to the Nike Running App, but I think I am ready for the Jawbone Up.  This little guy will record all of the things in life that fascinate me most - movement, sleep, and nutrition.  I don't know though - am I going to become even more obsessed?  Is this overkill?  I sense I might go a little crazy once I see how little I move (seriously, I sit at a desk ALL DAY, most days) and that I am actually an inefficient sleeper (mama ears will do that).  And then, of course, there is the dilemma of the color choice. Why so many tempting options?  It is just setting me up for buyer's remorse.  I am still on the fence, but I will give you a full report if I decide to do it. 

How was your Memorial Day weekend?  There are few things in life I love as much as a three day weekend.  This one was perfect - lots of sunshine and time outside and running and swimming and snowballs and long walks and bbq and time with friends and even a little organizing/cleaning and work (although not nearly enough).  All of that and I actually feel relaxed, truly.  I hope you do too!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May Days

We are already half way through the month of May and it feels like I have not had a moment to catch my breath.  I have had to travel a bit for work this month and that, coupled with the end of the year activities for the kiddos, has made it slightly more chaotic than what is customary around here.  May has been filled with wonderful things - softball is in full swing, which means many nights and days each week at the ballpark (when we are not rained out - which has happened quite a bit), Lu made her First Communion, and we celebrated Mother's Day!

Lu and James with GG and mom-mom:

And w/ Nana and Papa who came to NOLA to celebrate Lucy's First Communion:

So, yeah, things have been crazy, but we have managed some quite moments and some of the usual stuff of life that barely bears reporting.  There have been afternoons on the porch enjoying the cooler than usual May weather.  James had two cavities filled.  Lucy learned how to write in script and has the most incredible penmanship ever when she writes in cursive (and this is the kid who did not even figure out she was left handed until she was 5).  Christian and I are finally going to be the same age again tomorrow (39, for those of you keeping track).  And we are all eagerly awaiting summer break and all of the magic in store so stay tuned!