Wednesday, February 10, 2010

now

It's been hard to think of anything new to blog about. It's still snowing (on and off), and that's weird for Richmond. It's beautiful, but everything stops when it snows. Literally. Even Geof. and I don't know what to do with ourselves...as if we've never lived in a place that snows. We did get out tonight to take the kids swimming at the Y. Boy, do we love our YMCA membership. It only cost us $3 more to join every Y in Richmond--wonderful. I don't know what we would of done to pass the time this winter if it weren't for our gym pass. Geof. takes the kids there every Tues/Thurs night while I go to my math class and I pick them up on my way home. Perfect. I can't stop dreaming about a beach vacation, though. And then I think about the millions of people who are suffering--in every condition you can think of (be it emotionally, economically, whatever..) and I feel down right cruel. Speaking of cruel, Dayne and June love singing, "Cruella Deville". They sing all the time, in fact. I do love that they sing, however, June sings during family night, family prayers, serious mommy/daddy talking to kids time, reading books. It's almost like she knows that's the time to sit still and listen, yet thinks singing as loud as she can is okay to all of us. Which I guess it is since she gets away with it. To think I had a newborn with the other two when they were her age. No baby urges right now. Still in survival mode. Don't like that I'm almost ALWAYS in the mode. What's wrong with me? Geof. and I took a suunto spin class at the gym the other day and Geof. couldn't believe how high my heart rate was compared to everyone else. Should I worry? Probably. I think I need to focus on my breathing, medicating, maybe do some calming (yoga?) exercises.
Or I can just dream about that beach vacation a little more...
To be warm again!!

6 comments:

J9 said...

Well, I'm dreaming right there with you! Chris and I have spent our snow days searching the computer for beach rentals! :)

Emily said...

Never feel guilty about wanting a beach vacation! Hope the snow stops soon, sounds like the entire east coast has had a rough winter. Guess we all take a turn, or something like that!

Gina said...

To ME, it sounds like you are enjoying life. That gym deal is perfect for you and your family.
When you guys are bored, you go get active at a gym. When we get bored these days, we think we are hungry and eat.

rookie cookie said...

Hey Darla. Amid your snow, I thought I would let you know that my artist sister is currently working on a website to sell her art. I forwarded your comment about her picture to her and she let me know that she is working on it. Once the site is online, I will announce it on my blog.

Glad you liked her painting. She really is quite talented.

Mindi said...

I started imagining we were on a cruise ship every time I take my kids to the gym pool. Instead of worrying about what I have to throw together for a meal when we get home, I like to think there is an infinite amount of delicious food in a dinning room nearby. Don't worry about your heart rate. Mine is higher than Adam's. And when I work out hard sometimes is jumps up to 210-218 for a few beats. But mostly my threshold is 160-170.

Hurliman Family Blog said...

So I am right there with your girls. Garrett is obsessed with 101 dalmations this month. I have been singing that song in my sleep. Don't tell anyone but I sing it really loud when I am alone ;) I miss you Darla!