Playing Catch-Up

Wow.  The past few weeks have flown by, in a good way.

The boys started school during the State Fair (Minneapolis Schools seem to start earlier) and then they started Day Treatment the following week so they are officially in “school” for 6 hours a day.

Of course, this did not all go off without a hitch (transportation woes up the wazoo) but I think things are falling into place now.  As a mom to special needs kids, I never thought the thing I would have to advocate for would be proper use of a carseat.

Apparently my generations obsession with proper installation and usage of safety seats does not extend to people who professionally transport my children.  I’m not asking for them to rear face or anything “crazy” like that- just, you know…install the carseat and make sure the harness clips all work.  Little details.

Aside from that, the boys are really loving school. Engagement at home is through the roof and they are constantly tossing out something new- like a song (so many songs I have no idea what they all are) or naming the kids in their class or telling us about their snack for the day.  These are all pretty huge, we don’t usually get a lot of info about school unless we talk to a teacher.

On the “Me” front, I have started back at the gym with a workout buddy. We just started last week and we’ve only done two days together, but so far I am loving it.  I brushed off my hang-up with only going to swim and put myself in her hands- I will do whatever she says (as long as it’s not run, I don’t do running thanks to lots of shitty reinforcement by high school gym teachers and a particularly cruel classmate).  So far we warm up with 5 minutes on t he treadmill and hit the weights and do some conditioning exercises.

After the first day I felt awesome.  After day 2 I was really starting to feel it.  I feel really good about this.  I’m not going to saddle myself with a weight-loss goal, I’m not going to try and attack my eating at the same time (that can come later) I just want to get into a routine of going and working my body.  Something is better than nothing and it’s time to do something.

I also got back into the groove with my local Mother’s of Multiples Club (Shout out to the St. Paul MoMs!).  I’ve joined twice before but have never gotten into a routine where I actually went to the meetings, but I think it’s time.  I need to have something on my schedule to look forward to and a few beers out with the ladies once a month is definitely doable.

Next month is our 10 year anniversary.  10 years is a pretty good run I think.  Right now we are planning a culinary tour of the city.  We used to get out to new restaurants fairly often but kids have pretty much quashed that and our list is getting really long.  We are thinking lunch, dinner, breakfast and then lunch over the course of a Saturday/ Sunday.  right now our list includes Corner Table, Piccolo, Trevail, Tilia, Hells Kitchen (for breakfast), Grand Cafe and a bunch of others I can’t think of off the top of my head.  If you have any Minneapolis restaurant recommendations I would be glad to hear them!

Hmmmm…It looks like I have 1 hour before the bus comes, J is napping and my October issue of Town&Country just arrived.  I think I’m going to sit on the porch and enjoy the weather.


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