The price of a clean room

Yesterday I found out the going price for a clean bedroom. I told my son to clean his room. He HATES cleaning his room. Instead, he paid his sister to clean it for him. He just sat back and told her where things belonged. She did all the work, although I think also he helped her make the bed. I don’t care as long as it got done by anyone other than me. So what’s the going rate for hiring your little sis’ to do your chores?

Apparently it is $3 for the work, and another $2 if it passed inspection the first time. I didn’t even get out of his room before she had her hand out demanding payment. 😆

When are you going to exercise Mama?

When are you going to exercise Mama? That was the question of the afternoon. I guess after 6 weeks the kids have become accustomed to my exercising in the late afternoon. Today I got set up to exercise but had to go out before I could actually start. Then we had a late lunch after we got back home. I didn’t want to cramp so I waited about an hour. The kids kept pestering me until I did it. 🙂

I really didn’t feel like exercising but I did just to stop them pestering. I’m glad I did. I feel better now. Perhaps they knew I needed it. After all, I have pestered them to go run their energy and fussiness off outside many times. Plus I need to be a good role model about doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like it.

My son is sick today so we didn’t go to they gym this afternoon. I may go after my husband gets home and he can watch the kids. I really want to do some biking. Now that I’ve done cardio I feel like I need to do more. Tomorrow is my birthday. It would be great if the scale showed a loss. That won’t happen unless I make it happen. I’ll have a salad for dinner. I feel weird. I have way too much energy. I need to do the dishes and clean house. That should burn some more calories, especially if I mop and vacuum.

Turbo Jam and Rockin Body haven’t arrived yet. I’m still doing Burn It Up! As much as I’m loving Slim in 6, I can’t wait for the other programs to arrive so I can have more variety. Hopefully Monday.

Little growing things

There are a lot of little growing things around my house now. First the garden. It is doing great! We’ve had enough rain so we haven’t had to water by hand much. The beets are up. Having them under the plastic really helped shorten the germination time. The carrots still haven’t popped out yet. The peas are up too. We need to get the fence up for them to climb real soon. The pre-plants are doing great. They’ve more than doubled in size since we put them in 2 weeks ago. I’ve been hoeing every few days to keep the grass from taking over in the upper part. It needs to be done again but is too wet this evening. We may get a modest rhubarb harvest this year. The strawberries really like having all the brush and willows cut down. They have a lot of flowers. We should have enough to make a pie (or two with the rhubarb, yum) unless the neighbor steals them again. I need to put back up the edging fence around them.

A robin built a nest on top of a light outside our garage a few years ago. She came back this spring and now has babies up there peeping and cheeping.

I had the kids’ car seats out so I could put the tires in the other day. When I put the seats back in, we were in a hurry so I buckled Karen using the seat as a booster with the regular seat belt instead of using the car seat straps. She fit fine so I guess that’s how it will be. It is faster for me and more comfortable (and modest without the belt fastened between her legs) for her now. I also had to buy her new dresses and shirts. She’s really been in a growth spurt lately.