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August 05, 2019 - 8:50 am

I blinked and summer was over

so it's been a while....
We have just begun week 3 of school! My july was full of Generation Pound at the Mesa Public schools. We also took a trip to San Diego- Mission Beach. Drove out on the 1st after my class- rolled in around dinner time, picked up some food, went for a walk on the beach. Tuesday we spent the morning on the beach. By lunch, the girls were tired/bored so we went back to our rental (just a block away from the beach) and hung out for a bit. Then we went to Ryan and Lexie's house and went out to dinner. We left wednesday morning by 10 to head back. Wanted to stop and do something along the way, but couldn't find anything. We got home a little after 4. It does take longer with stopping to charge. We charged in Yuma, but there is nothing around there so after we charged, we went to eat so it was an hour stop. Then we stopped in Gila Bend for bathroom, etc before heading home. It was nice to get away, even if only for a couple of nights and most of the time was in the car.
For the 4th we went to watch fireworks by tumbleweed.
On the 13th, we had the troop pool party and bridging ceremony. It didn't go exactly as planned but the girls had a blast in the pool. It was a lot of work prepping but definitely worth it.
Took the girls and Lauren to skateland one day and then Donna took the girls to 3d mini golf and bahama bucks. Led a song at a Pound for Pups event with 50+ people. When Daniell and Beth came up to me and told me that I blew them away, it felt so good. I know I've improved so much as an instructor but there's always room for improvement and I'll keep on working on it! Desert Fitness cut their schedule for July so I lost my class there (hopefully just temporary). Had a few classes at Mark taylor properties- Paige is working on getting me a regular Tuesday class too! This week I'm doing a corporate wellness class for Gila River Casinos.
We saw the lion king. It was ok. I kinda like the cartoon better.
Booked our tickets to NJ for fall break. It's been over 3 years since we've been back. Doesn't feel that long at all! Excited to meet our new nieces and nephew.
Been working on TD projects. Got most of collections buttoned up and started working on the bank rec, which wasn't done since I left. Jay had to pay my car payment and half the mortgage this month, but when I get my check from Mesa, it should cover most of the bills. Top Notch shorted me either 1 class or $5 per class because they only paid me $210 and not $245 as I was owed. I was told they would "look into it". Haven't heard anything in 2 weeks though. They don't have me scheduled for any more classes either.
I haven't really looked for a job. Here and there I check the alerts that get emailed to me, but I don't know what I want to do. I mean I know what I want to do but I don't know how to make it work. This time last year, I was so worried about how the bills were going to get paid and stressed about not having a job. I'm completely turned around. It worries me a little bit that I don't care because I would love to not have to pinch pennies and take my kids on nice vacation but at the same time, I FEEL so much better. I am a nicer person, I have such less stress.
Since I last wrote, it's been 3 times. The last two weekends and the last week of June. I do love it but I hate the day after being lazy and unproductive. I love how every time is different. Same basic structure, but last time it rained so we went for a walk in the rain and then in our NEW HOT TUB (ok it was $220 and it's inflatable but it's still a hot tub), but last week, we went swimming in the pool that has been amazing because I am busting my ass to keep it nice! But the time before it was a bit too cold so we watched a movie. I felt a little sick this time. It happens. Jay felt sick in June. We talk about things that don't come up in daily conversations and just enjoy each other's company.
I see friends who have been together a long time separating and I wonder what went wrong after 10,15,20 years. I don't want that to happen to us.
I guess I'm done for now. It's taken me almost two hours to make this entry. I promise I'll be better at updating. The girls are in school and my classes have died down. I should have more time.

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nothing exciting - September 10, 2019
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slump - August 26, 2019
no classes on the horizon :( - August 19, 2019
keeping organized - August 13, 2019