My Hazy Days of Summer

I love the summer. It's so easy to hop in the car and head out for the weekend. I regularly visit my parents who are 1.5 hours drive away. They have a pool and it's great for getting the kids tuckered out and for me to get some exercise while playing with them. It's a sacrifice on my part, I know, but I'm willing to do it for the children.

I realise that I have not been posting as regularly as I'd like. I find that I'm spending a lot of time catching up on 600+ blog posts from fantastically creative blogs I follow. From reading to quilting, crocheting or knitting or just general mom-stuff, to menu planning or organizing my house my "to do" project list is growing like crazy. You should see all my "favourites" I have saved in my efforts to remember all these great ideas. For when I have the time. One of these days.

I just want to ask these crafty, organized bloggers who have children. How do you get it all done? I'm EXHAUSTED by 8PM and can hardly imagine starting to work on my quilt or other sewing project at that time. It's all I can do to get ready for bed and read for an hour or so (hence the numerous recent book reviews).

In brighter news. I am entering my 9th week with Jenny Craig. As of my last weigh-in I was down a total of 7.6 lbs. That includes a 2-week vacation (where I lost a few pounds) and a weight gain one week due to migrains and water retention due to the medications I was taking. Overall I feel lighter and definitely more attractive.