Thursday, January 14, 2010

january updates

i wish i had something exciting to share with everyone, but i don't.  it's kind of quiet around here and i have been spending some TIME trying to create a new routine that includes exercise, peace and organization in our lives.  let me tell you it's a challenge.
i am still dealing with my hand issue.  it's been tough and a little frustrating for me.  i started physical therapy last week and it helped.  the pt thinks that it's coming from a nerve issue in my shoulders, kind of what i thought too, not carpal tunnel.  yesterday she put pressure on my shoulders to try and loosen them, i wanted to cry.  everyone tells me how tight they are and i don't know what to do.  it's where my stress lives, and i guess i have a lot of it.  anyway we have been doing some stretching and band exercises.  but the best part is when they hook me up to the wires, pack ice on my shoulders and let me relax for 15 minutes.  nothing feels better.

one of the funnest things i've been doing is playing with my new iphone.  dare i say i love it.  i have set up alerts to remind me to pick up andrew early from school, that jordan has a basketball game, that library books are due.  i love that i can surf the web while i'm sitting at carpool.  i love that i can send an email or text message at any time, except while i'm driving of course.  but i really love the camera.  always with me, always ready and not bad quality. (both photos in this post were taken with the camera)  now i just have to remember to keep the phone with me and keep it charged.  thanks again santa.

what else?  jord is enjoying basketball.  he had his first game, 2 games actually, on tuesday.  a double header.  but we only have one team and they had 2.  so the kids were tired.  and it was not pretty.  the scores were 24 to 16 and 35 to 4.  and let's just say that was not in our favor.  but honestly, there was a kid on their team that was as tall as i am.  we have a kid that is as tall as andrew, so you can imagine the match up, brutal.  but jord is having fun and loves it.  what more could we ask for?

he's also getting ready for the spelling bee at the end of the month.  lots of pressure being the returning champion.  he has a friendly battle with his close friend rebecca.  they are mentally psyching each other out.  it's really cute.  he also signed up for the academic decathalon, the math bee and will be in the school's production of grease in march.  he is so busy.

andrew and bobby just got back from a weekend in big bear with the ymca group.  always a lot of fun.  baseball will be starting for andrew with tryouts next month. 

sofia has been growing.  she seems taller everyday.  and her personality is growing just as quickly.  we have been getting together with my friend and her daughter over the last few weeks enjoying yogurt shops around the valley.  it's been yummy. 

the kids are off tomorrow and monday.  we are heading to the snow for the weekend with my nephews who have never seen snow in their lives.  excited about experiencing that with them.  and it looks like it might snow while we are there.

wish we had more exciting things to share.  have a good weekend.


Mackenzie said...

Glad PT is helping with your hands, even though I know it's not always fun! Take this "slow" time to relax, because I know how busy you guys get!

Sarah said...

Betty - I love my iphone :) - there are some great apps too! I think the CNN one is worth it, and make sure you get the free facebook and a fun one I like is "lose it" (kinda like weight watchers on the go). Sorry about your wrists. :( !

Melissa said...

I love my Iphone too. I mean LOVE love. It's OK. I got Derek one for Christmas too, and he loves it too. Sometimes I think more than me. Ha! My fav is "Shake & Spell." Download and we can play each other! :)