First of all, today was the last day of preschool for the little kids. My last free morning for a while, until after July 4th when they go to the summer program for a few weeks. Time to start firing up the summer round of activities! I think tomorrow might be our inaugural trip to the Stony Point Shopping Center fountain! I usually try to plan an outing four days a week, with one day being designated Bum Around and Watch Movies and Eat Popcorn Day. if we stay home all the time, we all go nuts and the dogs get harassed. :)
I spent the morning at Panera, writing and doing some research on publishing. Lots of ideas, and lots of difficulty getting all organized with them.
I'm finally getting over being sick all last weekend. Hooray! Being sick when the weather is hot really sucks.
So far, it's been two weeks of regular exercise. At 5:30 in the morning. That part is no fun, but it isn't awful, either. The only drawback is being totally wiped out by 9:30 at night. I don't want to go to bed that early! I've been alternating 30 minutes of intervals on the exercise bike one day, and 30 mins of walking in my neighborhood on other days. Add in some yoga and hopefully Pilates this summer, and I am hoping to trim a little bit off my frame. I would say I am hoping to lose about 20 pounds, but let's be realistic. I am too in love with my summertime ice cream and beer to really drop serious weight.
And in the most depressing, totally devastating news this week, I found out our beloved pediatrician is leaving the practice we have been going to for seven years. Dr. Eric Freeman is hands-down the best pediatrician in Richmond. The. Best. He has seen Wren and Noah since they were born, and he has helped us through countless illnesses over the last five years, including Noah's hospitalization for RSV, and Wren's horrific dog bite injury two years ago. I am so incredibly sad that my kids may not have the benefit of his excellent, conscientious care anymore that I hardly know what to do. We like the other physicians in the practice fine, but when given the option, we always choose Dr. Freeman. I'd rather have my kids seen by him than anyone else, so I am hoping that he is not going far. Wren has a checkup on Monday morning, and I am planning on going in there armed with a huge box of his favorite baked goodies and a Starbuck's gift card. And a letter, expressing just how much he has meant to our family over the past few years. Good doctors are truly a gift; medicine is not a career one chooses lightly, and a person who can successfully practice the science AND the art of caring for patients is a rare gem indeed. He will be missed, terribly. Like my husband said, "It's like finding out that Santa isn't real!"
Excuse me, but I am going to go cry about it now. :(