Friday, May 23, 2014

Play Time and Being Active

I was feeling bad that Jackson doesn't really have anyone but me to play with, and I'm not that much fun all the time. I mean sometimes I have to do things like the laundry, dishes, cooking. And sometimes, I admit, I'd rather just sit here and veg out. I signed him up for t-ball so he could get some activity, also swimming lessons for a few weeks. And today I bought him this thing for the backyard.

I put the darn thing together myself, it actually wasn't too hard, and he loves it. So we are happy. And the boy will be able to play out in the backyard with that and the sandbox. I hope to get a small pool for the summer but no real rush as the weather has not been at all hot enough. You can see the garden in the back which also needs to be planted still.  We'll work on that and the flower pots in the front this weekend. I am not sure if the play structure will last more than a year or two, but based on the ads I've seen I should be able to sell it for close to what I paid for it, which is awesome.

I am trying to be more active, with getting up to exercise, and just getting out for walks and such on the weekend. But I admit, I have a long way to go! And the boy is much more active than I am. He has so much energy. I am sure he will enjoy the climber all summer long. I need to get it put in a nice spot but it's easy enough to move around when I need to mow the lawn.

I have to say, getting this thing home and put together was one of those times I thought it would be nice to have a man around. But then I did it all myself, and am high fiving myself because I rock. I did it myself, it's all me! And I did it, I can do it, I can do all kinds of things, on my own.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Another Long Weekend

The weather is still a bit chilly, but seems to be warming up finally. We spent the long weekend down visiting my parents. It was nice, short and sweet. I hate the driving but we only do it a few times a year so it's worth it. Jackson loves his grandparents, and we have a good time. Jackson loves to play outside there, and enjoys going on walks with my dad. He gets a bit spoiled, always getting some kind of new toy. And of course enjoys the treats and things. I enjoy being able to sleep in, he goes to get my parents up. Though of course I hear him and don't really sleep after that but lazing in bed is fun too. He was pretty tired today, but didn't fall asleep in the car until we were almost home. He did fall asleep well tonight which is great, I hope I can as well, I may have a hard time falling asleep.

I have not lost any more weight, and am getting frustrated at the lack of progress. I will keep at the exercise, I actually am enjoying it. Tomorrow I will hopefully get up early enough to do a good workout. I also have my meals planned, so I hope I can stick to it and do well! I want to feel better and be able to keep up with the kiddo, especially with a cruise in the winter. I want to be able to wear a bathing suit and not feel like a sausage ;-)

I want to get Jackson some kind of slide play structure for the backyard. One is going on sale Friday that looks nice, and at $100 off I can pretty much afford. Hopefully I'll be able to fit it in my car, get it home, and put it together. I think it will make the summer better. A small pool will also be put back there. And that should be that.

The front yard will be getting some pots of flowers, we have the pots, I'll get the soil this week and then Saturday we'll get some flower to fill them up with. Jackson loves to pick out flowers. I will have to keep a tight reign on him, he tends to pick up and grab a lot of stuff. I am not going to spend a fortune on this! It's a few pots, some nice annuals, that's it. In purple I'm sure, that is his favourite colour after all!

I am once again in "I want a baby" feelings. I can't seem to shake the feelings, even though we can't afford it really, and I can't do anything about it. All in all it is frustrating. I wish I could just drop it and let it go. But I can't! I think about it most days, not all, I try not to think about it at all but I can't help it. I wish I could win the lottery, not a big one, just like $50k or something. More would be better of course but that would do wonderfully!  The only tickets I buy though are with work. So it will never really happen. Ah well, I'll continue to dream of it.

T-ball is going well, we've had one week so far. It was a lot of fun,chaotic and hilarious to watch. The kids do not have a clue what's going on and are out in the field daydreaming. They hit the ball and don't know what to do next. We practiced at my parents a bit but he'll still forget I think. I have to bring the snack, so bearpaws it is! I am not a baker or homemade snack maker. Bearpaws and apple juice, voila! Snack time.