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Sunday, May 24, 2009

I have decided to restart the Hundred Pushup Challenge. Last time, I did 18 pushups in my initial test and got through week 3 before an injury side-lined me. I took the initial test again last week (23!) and did week 1, day 1 today. Apparently, the JM workouts are paying off. It would be really cool if I could actually do 100 pushups, in a row! I mean, it will be cool WHEN I can! emoticon

In other news, I think I'm finally caught up on my to-dos. I went grocery shopping today and went to the gym. I also trimmed the lawn so my daughter could mow it. DH is getting ready to grill some steaks (YUM!) and I'm going to read my book! Finally time to relax. YAY me!!! emoticon


I didn't do it...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I did not finish my to-do list, not even close.

Planned to get up early, head to the gym and then come home for the yard sale. Didn't happen. Got to bed waaaaaaayyyyy too late to get up that early.

Planned to run the yard sale, put everything away and get my son to the birthday party by 2:00. Did all of that, but he was 10 minutes late to the party. (Side note - made $170!! All of that is going into the Wii fund! Woot!)

Planned to get my menus and grocery list done. Menus are planned, grocery list is not complete.

Planned to go grocery shopping. See above.

Most importantly, planned to go to the library. Gathered my books, had my list for what books to check out and headed out! Yay!! Got to the library...they were closed. emoticon I guess I missed that they would be closed for the holiday weekend. Bummer!

I did head out to the gluten-free store to get the stuff I needed there and decided to hit Wal-Mart while I was out. I had about one and half hours to drop off the donations from the yard sale, hit two stores and make it back to town to pick up my son from his birthday party. Easy, schmeezy, lemon squeezy, right? Isn't there a saying about man plans and God laughs. He was ROTFLHAO (the H is HIS instead of my, in case you were wondering).

I get to Wal-Mart and some guy in the parking lot flags me down. My front passenger tire was flat. (Thanks, dude, for telling me! I might not have noticed! How could I not notice? Good question...wish I had an answer!) The valve stem had separated from the rest of my tire...same thing that happened to a different tire about six weeks ago. (yeah, I'm getting the other two checked ASAP!) Luckily, I was at Wal-Mart which just happens to have a tire center. They were able to fix the tire for just under $10. That part is great. The not so great part is that they finished with my truck at 3:50. I needed to pick up my son at 4:00. I was about 25 minutes from home...

This is where having older kids and living in a small town come in handy. My daughter was able to walk over to the party (about 1/2 mile away), get my son and walk him home. emoticon Once we got that figured out, I felt MUCH better. But after finding the flat and before working that out, I was feeling a bit o'stress! (Note the understatement! LOL!)

Finally made it home and waited to hear from DH. I try to time having dinner ready to when he'll be home, give or take a few minutes. Of course, he doesn't answer the phone when I call. Or when I call 10 minutes later. Or when we call from the kids' phone ten minutes after that. Fine! I started dinner without waiting to hear when he would be home. Guess who walks in just as I'm putting dinner on the table. Yep! That man lives a charmed life (and not just because he's married to me!) He apologized for missing my call. Good thing I wasn't waiting for him to fix my flat!

So, my to-do list has been continued on to tomorrow. I will finish my grocery list, workout, go grocery shopping. And that's it. I'm not adding anything else to the list...except laundry and that doesn't really count. There is ALWAYS laundry to do!

I will sleep well tonight...pure exhaustion will do that to you! Sleep well Spark friends!

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That is some blog!
I got a kick out of you trying to "finish" a to do list.

I learned not too long ago something from my late father.
He told me the secret to working on to do list.
First, start page one
when page one is full,
start page too
(One other point to mention, we both use small index cards for our to do lists)
when page two if full
start page three
and throw away pages one and two
No matter if all items were completed or not.

The moral of the story is:
You never have too many things on your list!

Cute idea, but actually quite true.
If an item is on the list more than three days,
it did not need to be on the list anyway.

Hope your weekend is a good one.
Thanks for posting, I have nothing better to do
than to read all the fun stuff that others do, LOL

Tony emoticon

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Busy day and more to come

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Typical Friday at work, so that's not the busy part. The busy part came after I got home. We had pizza for dinner (Papa Murphy's take and bake). After we all ate and dinner was put away, the whole family (including the dog) headed to the garage to set up for a yard sale. It was either tomorrow or the middle of June. Decided tomorrow would work best.

We finished setting up the yard sale and then I headed to the 8:45 pm! That's late for me! Post-workout, I'm catching up with my Spark friends, but really I should be making menus and a grocery list. After the garage sale, I need to take my son to a b-day party (after we get a gift!), go to the library and hit at least three, maybe four stores. I don't think I'm going to get it all done!

I will, however get the most important thing done...the library!!

All right. Time to go. Menus are screaming my name, and not in a good way. emoticon

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    I've been doing PapaJohn's pizza as an excuse, or a date night thing, or just for convenience, but when I figure out the calories, which I do before hand now, I about faint. Won't be too long and I'll put pizza out of my reach or favorites.

Good luck with your garage sale.
I'd make an offer if I thought the garage would travel well.


Tony emoticon

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I did it anyway...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It was hot as heck in the vehicle on the way home and I was already suffering from too large of a fiber intake, if you know what I mean. emoticon

By the time I got home my stomach hurt and I felt queasy. I started dinner, even tho I didn't want any) and changed into my workout gear. It took a couple of false starts, but I made it to the gym! I even did the entire 40 minutes I had planned on doing on Sunday!! And the bonus is I feel so much better now than I did before the workout!

Yippee for me!!

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TEEPHOTO 5/21/2009 11:04PM

    Yea you!!!! Good job.

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Yay for me!! Sorta...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

As I was driving up to my daughter's softball game tonight, the softball director walks up to me and says "Heather needs you to be assistant coach tonight. Her assistants are umping." (Heather is the head coach for my daughter's team.) Oh, okay! I think. Then I hustle over and help out.

I coached for the last three years, but they didn't need me this year. No biggie, I've helped in other ways. It is very odd to walk into a team toward the end of the season and coach a bunch of 12 - 14 year old girls. To their credit, they listened and accepted me, so it was all good. And, for the end-of-season tournament, I will be helping again.

So, the YAY for me part is I get to help coach and spend time with my daughter and her friends. The Sorta part is that it is weird to come into the middle of something other people have set up and not jostle the cart! Should be interesting...

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    Sounds like the PERFECT arrangement to me.
THEY get all the trouble getting things set up and started,
YOU get to come in and play second fiddle.
Pretty darned exciting if you ask me.

Kinda like the maestro tuned the orchestra of youngsters
and has them sounding like the New York Philharmonic.

Just my take on this, hope it satisfies your needs.

Good luck and continued success to you on ALL your endeavors,
this one included!


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