Friday, April 2, 2010

Thanks, Miley Cyrus!

Today I've been singing "Life's what you make it, so let's make it rock!"  It's a happy, feel-good, get up and do something kind of song, and I dig it.  Miley's pretty good at those kinds of songs.  How 'bout this one?  "I put my hands up, they're playing my song, and the butterflies fly away..."  Another good one.

Russell has gone to get Tyler.  They should be here by about 7:30 or 8:00.  I got a small dresser moved into the boys' room for him, and we're ready for this new adventure.  Now to find him a job.

I absolutely can't wait for Conference this weekend.  I can remember being a kid (or teenager) and struggling to get through each session.  I would try to position myself in some sneaky way so I could doze without getting caught.  Isn't that horrible?  I've decided I don't want it to be that way for my kids.  Last year the kids and I were alone on Saturday, because Russell was working, and I got a couple of new coloring books, and puzzles for the kids to work on during Conference.  Some people don't like that idea, thinking that the kids can't pay attention while coloring or working a puzzle.  Well, I tried it out myself.  I sat down on the floor and worked the puzzle to see if I could still pay attention, and you know what?  I totally could!  I just think I'd rather my kids remember these two days as happy and peaceful.  I don't know how much they really get out of it, but certainly we're all getting more out of it than we would if we were cranky with them, or if they were falling asleep, right?  The catch is, they're not aloud to talk.  At all.  It's total quiet time.  Sometimes they get distracted and have to be reminded, but mostly they just eat yummy snacks and work independantly, so I think it's a good plan.  For now.

I've got to start really working out.  I've got a treadmill right in my bedroom, so I usually listen to talks or something while I walk.  If I walk.  I can't say that I really love it, but I also wouldn't say that I really hate it.  I think it's just a matter of getting into the groove.

Well, it's time that Ashley got her groove back.

1 comment:

Eden said...

I found that for myself, I pay more attention if I'm doing a project (knitting/crochet/cross-stitch) because then I'm not looking around at everything that could distract me. I actually hear more of the talks that way. So I get coloring pages for the girls and I'll try your idea of puzzles tomorrow.

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