IRL Update!!!!

Posted by Elle  |  at   11:58 AM No comments

I know it has been quite some time since I posted an IRL (in-real-life) blog entry.  To say the least, life has been moving pretty quickly around here since the school year began.  
So I'm taking the opportunity today, Em & Kaye's second snow day of the year, to do a bit of an update on the goings on.

Em is now in 6th grade at the middle school and Kaye is in 2nd grade.  Activities for Em consist of private violin lessons once a week for a half hour, 7:30am orchestra practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at school, 6th grade chorus practices after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Girl Scout Cadettes every other Tuesday from 6:30-8pm, church choir practice from 5:30-6pm every Thursday and singing in church the first Sunday of each month at the 9:30am service.  Em has also been chosen to be in the All City Orchestra concert in a few weeks as well as nominated to participate in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) Orchestra Concert in April.  This means some extra music to learn and extra practices to attend.

Kaye's schedule is pretty much Brownie Girl Scouts every other Wednesday from 6-7:30pm and then Girl Scout activities as scheduled.  Kaye also sings in the church choir.  The girls also have done a few Girl Scout cookie booths and have a few more to attend as well.  'Tis the season for the Girl Scouts to make their money for their upcoming troop activities!

The Fall was a busy season.  Em adjusted nicely to middle school and her new schedule.  Kaye is doing a great job in school with reading development and is also doing a wonderful job in math.  Fall is our family's 'birthday season' with Jay and my anniversary at the end of September, Kaye and my birthdays a day apart towards the end of October, Jay's birthday a week before Thanksgiving and Em's birthday a week and a half before Christmas.  Needless to say, I felt like I was shopping for three months!!!!  I am so glad to be done with all of that rushing around!

In my last IRL blog post I talked about the wake-up call from my body.  I continued into the Fall months seeing my chiropractor and am finally on a every 2-week schedule with adjustments.  I had planned on getting back into a workout routine for the new year incorporating my elliptical and hand weights, but I was told no by my chiropractor.  She wants me to walk more and build up my back muscles over the next 2 months before she will allow me to get back on the elliptical or do any type of resistance training.  My plan is to walk either at my church or the local community center indoor track.  Of course that has been next to impossible lately with 2-hour school delays, days off and errands.  I need to somehow get a schedule established so I can get moving!

Jay has been down in the dumps lately because his beloved football season is over.  This pretty much happens every year.  He gets so excited in the Fall for the season to begin and gets down in the dumps when it is over.  

I'm still trying to convince Em to write summaries of the books she reads for my blog.  She looks at it as 'extra' work, but she already had to do book reports and write summaries of her books in her school book journal, so I'm not sure what the big deal is?

As I said, today is a snow day.  We're still unsure how much accumulation we're going to get here in Eastern Pennsylvania, but it could be anywhere from 6" to 20".  It's pretty much a wait and see event.  In between changing the bed sheets, vacuuming, figuring out what the heck to feed Em & Kaye for lunch and general house clean-up, I will be trying to grab some online time today.  Pinterest, Google + and checking on my Bloglovin' friends are on my must do list!  I'd also like to figure out what to read next.  So many books, so little time! If you're in the eye of this big dumper of a snow storm, please stay safe.

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Elle is a 45 year old HouseWife/SAHM/Kids-Taxi-Service from the Northeastern part of the United States. She enjoys reading, watching TV/Movies, blogging, social networking, crafting, recipe collecting, beaches and summer. She is not fond of laundry, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors or grocery shopping. Feel free to follow her on the social networks listed on the right hand side of the blog. Real life names have not been used in this blog.

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