Friday, August 27, 2010
After I finished my workout and my iPod finished playing the play list (I don't have it on repeat), I heard the song "Live Like You're Dying." At least I think that was the name of the song. Sorry, don't know who sang it. The main theme of the song was to (I know, big surprise) live as though you were dying.
We've all heard these songs. The lyrics help to remind you to celebrate what is good in your life. Appreciate what you have. Stop, smell the roses, enjoy the journey, all that good stuff!
This might surprise some of you, but my mind took that thought in a different direction. (I know! I'm shocked too! LOL!) Live like you're dying, huh? What would I do differently? Let's see...I would work out less. Why? Because I work out to be healthy. To live longer. If I'm dying, what's the point? And why would I want to spend my time sweating and smelling up the joint (and trust me, I was smelling up the joint! Pee-ew!)
I would not go to work. I like the people I work with, but I don't want to spend my last days in an over-air-conditioned cubicle writing documents and replying to e-mails. That could present issues to my family, huh? They've gotten used to having a roof over their heads, food in their bellies and some of the other "luxuries" my working has provided.
I would eat more food and more unhealthy food. I'd still eat broccoli because I like broccoli. BUT, I would also eat more burgers and fries and fry sauce and steak with mushrooms and lobster with butter and peanut butter and peanut butter cookies and M&M pretzels and...well, you get the idea. Dang! I'm hungry now!
I'd probably drive faster too.
So, living like I'm dying might not be the best idea for me. However, I do get the point. So, tomorrow, while the kids and I are at the fair, I will enjoy myself! I will have a corn dog and savor every bite. I will watch my kids ride some rides and revel in their joy. I will watch people and appreciate the weather and the day and the freedom to take a day off from work. But I won't drive toooooo fast! LOL!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Yesterday, my son went to get a drink of water and the handle came off in his hand. The handle had been coming loose for awhile, so I know he wasn't throwing a fit or anything. Not that MY Perfect son would ever throw a fit. LOL!
We bought a new faucet last night and decided to wait until today to install it. I was a little shell-shocked by the price - the cheapest one was $50 and it was just that...cheap! The one we got was a little over $200 (gulp!), but I'm looking at the long-term investment.
It is a brushed stainless steel model that arcs pretty high over the sink and has the detachable part of the faucet so you can spray. It doesn't have as much pressure as the old one, but it's working.
The part that took us the longest was getting the old faucet off. The bolt that was holding it on had corroded and was a pain to get off! DH and I worked together and finally managed to pry that thing off! And we did it with no fighting! And only minimal cursing! LOL!
Once the faucet was installed and the kitchen cleaned up, I began a marathon of cooking. I made burritos, buffalo chicken, sweet potato fries, potato soup, cooked broccoli and assembled beef enchiladas for tomorrow night's dinner. Suffice it to say that the kids and I have plenty to choose from for the next few days for lunch!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Another one of my marathon days of getting stuff done. Up at 5:30 to get to the gym. Home, start laundry, eat breakfast, strip and remake the bed, wipe down the bathroom and get the boy ready for Jamboree. Jamboree for a little over two hours (it was fun and they kicked some butt!), birthday gift shopping, bank, boy to party, library and back home for lunch. Laundry, Sparking, go get boy.
FINALLY made it home a little after three o'clock. I was so tired that I fell asleep reading my book and stayed that way for a little over an hour...sitting up. The only reason I got up was cos I needed to go potty! LOL! Then the guilt set in and I worked on the laundry some more.
DH, MIL and FIL came home a little after five and we all headed to Red Robin for dinner. No cooking for me! Yay!!! And my big plans for tomorrow? Sleep in!! That's it! Yippee!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I've seen this in a couple of Friends' blogs, so what the hey! Hey?
A - Available or Married? Married, and happily so!
B - Book? Always. Right now, Murder ala Mode by G.A. McKevett
C - Cake or Pie? Cheesecake, which is kind of a pie, right?
D - Drink of choice? Diet Pepsi, with an IV.
E - Essential item? Book. Always take a book with me. Always.
F - favourite colour? Green. Or orange.
G - game to play or watch? Play? Softball Watch? College football, the real football with a non-round ball :o)
H - Hometown? Buhl, Idaho (USA!)
I - Indulgence? Daily! Ummmm...cheeseburger or fries
J - Job? Assembly Product Engineer for a computer chip maker
K - Kids? Two, one of each (boy and girl, what were you thinking?)
L - Life is incomplete without...? Books!
M - Music group or singer? Billy Joel
N - Number of siblings. Two brothers
O - Oranges or apples? Apples
P - Phobias/Fears? Drowning
Q - favourite quote? I don't think I have one. :(
R - Reason to smile? Books? LOL! Family
S - Season? Fall - cos I get to wear sweaters and walk on frozen ground!
T - tattoos? None. Haven't found a good reason to get one yet.
U - Unknown fact about me? Are you sure you want to know?
V - Veg you love? Broccoli!
W - Worst habit? Swearing. I have a potty mouth. Sorry! :(
X - X rays you've had? Dental. That's it!
Y - your favourite food? Anything that someone else cooks for me. ANYTHING!!
Z - Zodiac? Capricorn. Would you believe that Capricorns are perfectionists? Woulda never thought it, huh? LOL!
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