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Saturday, May 09, 2009

What an incredibly long day. Got up early to work out and start laundry. Then went grocery shopping and picked up the remaining things I needed for daughter's birthday party. Got home in time to shovel in lunch and put away groceries. Spent three hours trying to keep 9 kids entertained (was supposed to be two hours, but some parents didn't show up on time).

Kept laundry going the whole time and kept the little brother from being completely obnoxious to his sister (just partly obnoxious). Cooked dinner and returned the rental car. Now it's time to relax and I'm SOOOOOO ready for that! I'd like to say more, but just too darn tired. See you all tomorrow!

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_MAOMAO_ 5/9/2009 11:24PM

  emoticon Remember, you get to count that laundry activity as fitness time. Is referee activity on the list? Maybe some of that applies as well!
emoticon - You today!

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Crikey! What a horrid day!!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

So, here's my story. All week long I have thought that it is Friday. Today, it finally was!!! Yay! Well...not really. Started off poorly. I got out of the house heading to work later than planned because I needed to fold the laundry that was in the dryer (HATE to iron). Then, I got caught behind slow dang people all the way in. Cranky... emoticon

Went to KFC with my coupon for free grilled chicken (the one from and they wouldn't honor it! Something about bogus coupons so they wouldn't take anyone's! Fine...I got a "rain check" and will give them a piece of my mind when I send that in. Went ahead and ordered the chicken and biscuit only, no sides. They charged me for the sides! FINE. I had corn on the cob and a side salad. Didn't eat either one cos I really only wanted the chicken and biscuit, but I have snacks for later. Fine...

About 4:30 I get an e-mail that someone had finished their part of a project they were working on for me (YAY!!! emoticon) Got another e-mail about 8 minutes later saying that some of the material used to complete the project was expired - read BAD!!! AND, they knew about it but didn't pull the material off the floor so it wouldn't be used!!!! Spent an hour trying to figure out what to do and still don't have a solution. Will dig into it more on Monday.

On the way home, try calling DH back (he had called in the middle of my "crisis") and he never answers. I'm about 3 miles from home and my truck dies. Just dies. emoticon And DH isn't answering the phone....Luckily, the kids do answer and Dad is home. He comes gets me and we figure out that the timing belt broke and it will cost $225 to get it fixed. (Mechanic friend!) He takes me home so I can make dinner. He heads back to wait for the tow truck.

I NEED a vehicle tomorrow. So does DH. We end up going into Boise to rent a car for me to drive tomorrow. Luckily it's only $17 + fees...totally worth it! Daughter's b-day party is tomorrow so I have to go get the cake and party stuff and it's grocery shopping day. emoticon Oh yeah, and on the way home from picking up the rental, I turned on the hazards and could NOT figure out how to turn them off!! Had to pull off and have DH help me find the button!!

One really good thing did happen (besides not getting hit while waiting on the side of the road). On his way back to wait for the tow truck, DH stopped at the Chevron for a drink and bought a $20 lottery ticket. WINNER!!!WINNER!!!WINNER!!! He won $200!!! Almost pays for the repairs on the truck!!

So, missed my workout (which I really needed) but everything else is turning out okay. I'll get a good heavy work out in tomorrow morning b4 the party and maybe a light one after.

Deep breath...and exhale...The weekend will be better. emoticon

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DONNAORLENE 5/9/2009 12:14PM

    Happy! Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! Joy! Just felt like saying that and thought it might make you LOL! Although I still haven't figured out how you laugh without laughing out loud! Sorry to hear it's been such a rotten week, but I'm sure the weekend will be better, at least I am praying with everything I've got that your daughter's birthday will be special and that you will have a wonderful Mother's Day! Take care, enjoy and know that I am thinking of you! Donna emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Bummer, but only a small one

Friday, May 08, 2009

My library doesn't have JM's Shred DVD so I asked them to borrow it from another library for me. Turns out that it is still too new to be eligible for ILL (Inter Library Loan). So, I will ask again in a couple months. I will also ask if they would consider ordering it for our library. I haven't seen other workout DVD's, so they might have decided not to carry those. I'll ask. The worst that can happen is that they'll tell me NO!! and laugh me out of the library. I've been laughed at before (today even...I said excuse me to the door when I ran into it! LOL!) and can handle it!

Those that can laugh at themselves always have something to laugh about! emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 5/8/2009 1:17AM

  Oh, the more I know of & about Jillian the more I love her. She hasn't always been buff, she knows how much work this is! I love that you apologized to the door, rofl! Hey, do you have Comcast or another cable or dish service? I take advantage of the JM, BL and other workouts on my mum's cable - fortunately, I don't live too far away!

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RENA1965 5/8/2009 12:31AM

    Hi Cartoon,
Boring experience, try looking in the newspaper for people wanting to unload it cheap.. I also scan garage sales for stuff I can use at home too.. Sometimes I fall over stuff I have wished for, for next to no money...

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Another rainy day...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Should be the last one this week, though. Because my daughter doesn't have any more games this week!! LOL! At least it was warmer today.

The girls played pretty well tonight. They were hustling, but just not quite making the plays. Oh well. The coaches yelled at them after the game so I didn't do my own yelling. emoticon

Time to start planning the birthday party. What am I going to do with a bunch of 12 and 13-year old girls for two hours? Sounds like Truth or Dare will be played, cake will be eaten and presents will be opened. How do I fill the other 90 minutes? LOL! I'll be searching for some games and if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them! The weather is supposed to be sunny and close to 70, so I should be able to send them outside for at least part of it. Fingers crossed!


Is it Friday yet?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I swear that I thought it was Friday all day today. I would remember that it's Tuesday and be disappointed and go right back to thinking "Friday"! emoticon

Tell you what, that makes for a loooooong week. Oh well, I will survive.

My daughter has another game tomorrow, and yes, it's supposed to rain. Yay! NOT!! emoticon We have snacks (why do 13 and 14 year old girls still need snacks after a sporting event?) and we are taking fruit roll ups and capri sun. I was going to do something extra for her birthday, but didn't. Didn't want to take cupcakes or candy and don't have time to think of something cooler/neater/more better!

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THATMARY 5/6/2009 2:24PM

    I feel your pain. I wish it were Friday too! And it's been raining here for days- urgh. My youngest son had a tee ball game last night that they scheduled at 7. I'm not sure who plans games for 5 year olds but next time they do that I'm going to have them come and wake him up the next morning. We also had to bring a snack- but when you think about you really want your kid to eat a snack at 9 pm on top of being tired?
Anyways...with all this rain I'm going to have to meet up with Jillian later and workout my rain aggressions, lol. I want to try to get through her videos like the other girls that smile behind her. I don't finish the workout looking pretty, I look pretty messy.

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