Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Where we are at

3 schools, and only one kid not in double digits.  A teenager driver which is freaking awesome by the way.

At the moment I have a kid home with strep and our AC isn't working on a 100 + degree day and I'm actually ok.  Funny, people really can grow.  Years ago those things might have put a damper on my day but we have done some hard stuff over the years and weather the AC debacles a little more smoothly.  My kids didn't even complain last nite and it was hot all day in the house after school.  They are champs.  Ironic that the things that I have been praying for which usually includes the vein of ways to obtain more money have been delayed but my kids and probably my character has been developed with those answered prayers.  

Funny how that is huh?  God really is trying to make the best version of us and we should bless and thank that bumpy path!  

Tossing the idea about writing on the blog a little more.  

Football season and soccer season are in full madness over here and I'm not even stressed.  Why the heck not?  I mean I'm helping coach one of the teams and have five different sport schedules to deal with and about 10,000 broken things at home and I'm kinda ok.  I'm even happy.  I'm sure busy with a big volunteer calling at church and Jason and are doing really good.  I haven't been able to work out like what really benefits me because life is so busy, but I have coped.  I move when I can.  What I can feel though is enabling power of Christ's Atonement so tangibly and I'm reaping the benefits.  Prayer, scripture reading and focusing on Jesus Christ really will make us joyful despite any circumstances.  That and a whole lot of gratitude for the life I have been given.  It could be much much worse.  

Faith over fear.  

Choose the Good.  

Ditch all the crappy thoughts and don't let them stay. 

What you focus on is important.  

Everyone needs friends.  

God will help you with your budget.  

You can sleep in a 90 degree house.  

Don't go on a diet.  

Read good books.  

Watch Tv. 

Make the cookies. 

Corn dogs are perfectly acceptable dinners with a busy schedule and then kids can feed themselves.  

Being 40 is not too bad ya know?  That wisdom has been hard earned but pretty beneficial.  

Friday, May 3, 2019

Who is your Life Coach?

Oh my goodness, typing on here feels like saddling up to my old best friend?

Do I even remember how to put my thoughts and feelings and funny life recordings on here?  We will see.

Sooo, I have joined the Marco Polo app....I use that a lot to communicate with my friends and family who I don't live by.  Especially my family who are in different time zones and rarely see.  The McCoys have 8 living siblings in our family dispersed between 5 different states so getting alllll together is a rarity.  Like someone might have to die.  Oh wow that sounds morbid.  How about we go with married.  Someone has to get married....wait we still didn't get that with the last one (Hello Kenzaboone!)...Ok, how about someone has to die or get married with lots of advanced warning and can't conflict with any prepaid very important previously scheduled event. And on the west coast.

Now the Evans, well we got to see each other in December which was wonderful.  Four siblings are in four states, but that number is about to go down to 3.

Hot tip if you want your family to use the Marco Polo app...stalk them. I mean remind them.  over and over and over...and then maybe they might reciprocate.  Seriously though I love it.  And don't tell me you hate looking at your face, so don't look at it.  Prop it up on the counter while you are chopping veggies like the good parent you are ;). or insert hot Cheetos.  But maybe don't chop those...that would be a mess.

Ok, life coaching. isn't that what started this rampage? Wow, ya see...maybe you will wish I kept this blogging door shut?

The first Friday of every school month is double late start.  While at first I wanted to punch the person who invented double late start, not to be confused with regular late start which is every other Friday, my tune is now changed.

After I drop off the girls to the other two school, I get to have my now 16 year old son home alone with ME!!!!  LUCKY HIIM!  jk lucky me.  We have had a few bumps on what our expetations would be for said late start and after doing this for two years now I think we have finally worked at the kinks.  sort of.   Here were are issues we have fought long can he sleep in?  The girls being too loud (hello small house), waking him up for family prayer, procrastinating homework, messy room, wanting to just play video games, should we skip seminary....

Here is what we decided.  Yes we skip seminary.  Sorry seminary. But once a month is a pretty dang good record (ok it was twice this month), because sometime we all need more sleep.  So instead of getting up at 5:45 I slept til 6:20 and it was glorious!  Yes I know there are a billion of you all that have to wake up at 4 a.m. etc, I understand.  I actually don't even mind much getting up for seminary my body wickedly likes it now and doesn't differentiate if its a Saturday.

Okay, so here is my philosophy in life.  Do the work first, then play.  So today, I was reminding to clean up disaster of a desk, put away clothes, practice a few minutes ACT book (thank for for that push Uncle Brandon, the evans one), say prayers, eat, get lunch ready, desposit checks, whatever else misc.......and then (this is after homework is done).  THEN...your time is yours.

Well got lots of complaints today.  Lots.  And then I said, dude you still need to start studying for your AP test, and Saturday you are going to do some yard work.  insert typical teenage groaning.  complaints.

I am getting frustrated and may or may not have swore.  Listen teenage man child I say (not really).  All of this stuff, is it for me?  (minus yard work).  All this stuff I have asked you this morning, is any of it to any benefit of me?  NO!  Its all to benefit himself.  I am getting him to do things that benefit himself.  And then it hit me.  I am your life coach!  So I told him.  Why has it never hit me that mothers are our children life coaches????? Duh!  

And then I asked him, who is MY life coach?  And he smirks.  He said I'm not telling you.
Me:  Who is it?
Teenager:  I'm not saying it.
insert me poking and bugging, why why?  say it say it?

Cause we both knew who it is.

So in the car to the school a few minutes later (he did have an hour of glorious video playing time and he fed his soul and mind and cleaned his living space). ...I asked him...Whose my life coach Luke?
Well close, I was going to say the spirit.
And then I said, when your life coach is the spirit too, I don't have to be yours so much.

and then we fist pumped.  Ok we didn't but thats how it felt.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

holding on for dear life

My life isn't always crazy I don't think.  Its just when its crazy and I feel like I am about to explode is when I feel like I need to document it and write it down.  So if I'm quiet its because things are nice and possibly boring (praying for boring).

But wow these last two days have kicked my butt.  And I plan on for some more butt kicking til about June 18.  Because by then I will have completely about a million things I need to do including all the kids being out of school and that will mean I have survived a Tahoe soccer trip that I am attending sans Jason plus girls and I am trying to not be nervous about that.

that means I will have already dressed up for colonial day and been in charge of the candy station which I roped Darby into helping. I will have passed out all the yearbooks and sold the remainder and appeased all kinds of testy parents.  I will have given my kids teachers little gifts and thanked them.  Oh yes and I will have done about 2 more relief society meetings not including church. and lets add a birthday for ivy in there for good measure.  about 5 more school lunches to make (plan on taking them out early on the last day) which reminds me I need to find someone to watch rusty.  By the 18th we will have celebrated fathers day, and I will have sent my dad something and Jason's dad and Jason and made them all feel special.

Tomorrow alone I have three different places to be in a short span of time and I'm already looking forward to that being over.  I am definitely going to exercise tomorrow since I don't drink and somehow we have to manage this stress responsibility.  Oh and I forgot about the last Pta meeting of the year I may or not attend because quite frankly don't know how I'm going to squeeze that in.

I do have some fun stuff planned in between though, including a special screening of incredibles, a school movie nite, a graduation party, the big Os 16th bday party that I'm taking Luke too, and Luke is having a scrimmage on Thursday afternoon at the rival high school.

I am going to get off this.  But just know I am alive and if I'm slurring my words or bite your head off know that I'm barely scrapping to the finish line.  I want to head butt the people who had the big kids get out of school before the little kids cause that has been a major dumb thing still having to get up early and homework and yada while part of the family is summer partying!  But I do love seeing those big kids more they are sure great.  and after youth conference and hearing president nelson, that boy of mine indexed the last two days on his own without me knowing.  indexing is data entry for family search which allows people to connect with their ancestors and is pretty much the greatest service and proud of that kid.

I better call on the leak I have had for too long in the bathroom, its telling me it can't be ignored anymore.  Got my brakes fix and wow driving these millions of places sure feels wonderful when you chin isn't vibrating into your neck because you have worn them so thin.  glad that prayers won't have to guarantee my safety to the next destination as well because I was getting a bit worried on the last few trips.

I love being a mom.  All the crazy is worth it.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Almost summer

Perfect is boring and I am pretty much nailing that. So much still left to do before school is out for everyone . Hide the cookies!!!! Cause I’m going to eat them all trying to not freak out about it all.

Excited for Luke and Jason to go to youth conference tomorrow.

The weather in town right now is so dang awesome. 75 and cool in the mornings and I nite.

I’m reading a book by Brandon Sanderson right now, the rithmatist...crap speaking of I need to update my book Instagram account!

And if you are on Marco Polo come find me and if you are my family reply to me already! Ha .

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