Outside my window… It’s raining and cold, but is supposed to be in the 70s by the end of the week. May weather is so weird but it’s not snowing so I’m not complaining.
I am reading… Connected Underneath by Linda Legters. It sounds kind of horror-ish but it’s totally not. I’m listening to The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells for library book club, which also works for my Science Fiction pic for the Pop Sugar challenge.
I am watching… I’ve been binge-watching Gilmore Girls before the movies come out later in the year. Yesterday I started season 2.
In sports… Track ended for Alex a few weeks ago, he enjoyed it again though he missed a couple of meets for various reasons. He still really likes discus and long jump, and he tried hurdles but fell in the last meet so I’m not sure he’ll do it next year.
Zach did the lacrosse clinic, which he enjoyed enough that he said he would like to play in a regular season. There aren’t a lot of options for lacrosse around here, just club, so we’ll talk about it more next year. Baseball practice started for him, his first game is next week. And then swim team starts right after school gets out.
In gardening… Is this a topic I’ve ever written about? Last year Jon got me a three level planter and we finally got it installed yesterday. We had to move some daylilies and buy a ton of dirt, and now we have to buy the actual plants and get something to keep the rabbits out. We’re doing tomatoes, zucchini and something else undecided, possibly strawberries.
In school… There are 2 weeks left! Actually only 7.5 days not including today. Friday is a teacher work day, which seems a bit crazy. The last day is next Friday. This week Zach has a field trip and field day, so he only has 2 full days. Alex also has a field trip tomorrow but he’s not going, and his field day is just a fun run in the morning so that doesn’t really count.
In make-them-stop-growing… Alex is now officially taller than me. Not that that’s hard, I’m only 5’3″, but last time we checked a few weeks ago I still had him by a half inch. Which means he’s grown like an inch in the last month. He’s thrilled to finally be taller and is already calling me Shorty. He’s also wearing size 9 shoes now.
In weight loss… I finally hit 20 lbs down! This weekend wasn’t the greatest so I wasn’t sure how the scale would be today so I was pleasantly surprised to be down .4 to get to 20 on the nose. I know there are things I could be doing to speed up the weight loss but I’m ok with how it’s going so far. I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and bought a bunch of tops in size L instead of XL, though I’m still having trouble finding capris that fit.
In pets… We are now the proud owners of a green anole lizard. Zach’s class just finished their animal unit and since we already had the enclosure from the snake, I said he could take one. “Steve” is now living in Zach’s room and loves to hide in the foliage. He eats live crickets, which is kind of a pain since they don’t live too long.
This week… It’s the second-to-last week of school and things are nuts, though tonight is actually an empty square! Alex’s troop is doing swimming requirements and he doesn’t need them so he’s not going. He just has a party after school Thursday to celebrate the track season. Before/after school activities are done for Zach, he had his last choir concert last week, so he has baseball and his last pack meeting. Jon has various school-related things going on, including an interview at the new K-8 school that’s opening. He’s also chaperoning Zach’s field trip. As for me, I’m volunteering at Zach’s field day, but other than that am wearing my baseball/scout mom hats.
That’s about all that’s going on around here. June and July are shaping up to be busy, as always, and we’re all hopeful that Jon completes his teaching certificate and gets hired as a grade-level teacher. We don’t have any vacations planned but my parents are coming to visit in June and possibly Jon’s sister in August.