As you can tell by my title I have alot to say! This shouldn’t be surprising though to anyone that knows me!
I know everyone is so busy…..I mean, there are truly not enough hours in the day to get everything done that you need to and want to; but this week especially has been almost overwhelming for me at times to just do all that I need to do, not to mention the things that I want to do like go to the gym and catch up on General Hospital….you know the important things in life! HA! Needless to say, the reason I haven’t blogged since Sunday is I just haven’t had the time.
I do wish I had about 5 more hours each day to get things done, especially in the evening hours. I pick Hannah up at school at 2:45 pm, we are home by 3:15 and then it is time for her bath, homework, dinner, love on Henny and either her iPad or a puzzle and then bed. Now, I know Hannah goes to bed MUCH earlier than most kids. She is in bed asleep by 6:15 pm, but it is based on necessity due to her heart and health. She is just one of those kids that requires 12+ hours of sleep each night. Not that I am complaining, but it does take its toll on spending quality time with her (especially Dennis). But, it is what is best for her, so we make sure we stay on schedule; but at times, believe it or not, it can be stressful. So, yes, I wish I had a few more hours in the evenings to just “chill” and “veg” as a family and not rush around trying to get everything done in a 3-hour time-span. I do have to give a shout-out to all you working moms out there…..how you do it is beyond me. As hard as it seems to get things done; I stay very thankful that I don’t have to dedicate 8+ hours each day to an employer….my hat is off to all of you that work full-time and take care of your family! You are better women than I am!
Well……last night was the night that one of my dearest friends Kristin and I were supposed to fly out to New York City. Needless to say, because of Henny, our plans have been POSTPONED. POSTPONED are in all caps because it is exactly that…..POSTPONED…..not CANCELLED! We are actually working on finding a new date in the fall to take our much-needed and if I say so myself, much deserved trip to NYC! The Big Apple has been calling my name for many years. It is my absolutely FAVORITE place on the planet and if I had been smart when I was younger I would have moved there when I had the chance to. I haven’t been since the year before Dennis and I got married and I used to go practically every year up until then. So, the shopping, food, shopping, shows, shopping…..are calling my name! Did I mention the shopping? HA!
I know I blamed Henny for the trip being postponed, but it isn’t her fault. It was just the fact that there was no way I could go to Team Training for 2 weeks, come home for a week and then leave again especially since Dennis isn’t certified to “take care of Henny.” I mean he knows how to take care of her, but he hasn’t taken the test and he isn’t “allowed” to do much with her until he does. So, it just wasn’t possible or feasible to take a vacation right now…..but, soon….VERY soon! Kristin, I know you read my blog…..THIS TRIP WILL HAPPEN IN 2013 and I can’t wait!
This morning after I dropped Hannah off at school, I took Henny to her first vet appointment. Oh.my.goodness…..I didn’t know I could love a vet so much! He was so good with Henny and even better with me. I am known to ask lots of questions (just ask any one of the trainers at Canine Companions and the other families there) and sometimes they are even “dumb” questions. I get this honestly from my dad; but I am sure at times doctors, trainers or whomever I am asking questions of want to just cover their ears and scream! HA! But, not Dr. McCall…..he was wonderful, helpful and I can tell that he truly loves animals. So to all my readers, if you live in Jacksonville and are looking for a vet….check out San Pablo Animal Clinic and see Dr. Moody McCall…..you will LOVE him!
Now that I have taken up time that I don’t really have to update the blog I have to hurry on out of here to go pick-up Hannah from school. Don’t think the school staff or teachers would be real happy if I was late……Hannah is definitely one of the kids that they are happy to see each day, but more than likely even happier to see leave each day too! HA! She is so fully of energy and life that it makes me tired just thinking about what her teachers must feel like each day after school is over!
Until next time……