Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Okay, I was supposed to do an hour long DVD for my workout today. My heart just wasn't in it. So, I decided to go for a short two-mile run/jog instead. About two minutes into it I decided to see if I could run an eight minute mile (one of the books I just finished had the main character's daughter bragging that her mom could run that quickly. She couldn't, but that's beside the point.) See what reading can do to you?
Anyway, I just happened to be in a good spot to be able to easily measure one mile. Checked my watch and off I went! One mile later I looked at my watch. Eight minutes!!! Woo Hoo!! Of course, I was walking by then and sucking air, but I had done it! I walked/jogged back. At one point, I decided that I could walk once I hit a certain landmark. As I neared the landmark, there were two joggers headed my way. I couldn't stop jogging and walk while they were watching! That just isn't done! So I kept jogging until I was sure I was way past them and they weren't watching. By then, I was practically done, so I just finished it at a jog/run. Over all, the two miles took right at 20 minutes. I'm pretty happy with that!
After I had cooled down a little, I did day 2, week 2 of the HPC. Sets four and five were HARD!! But, I feel good that I have restarted this challenge. I know I'll make it to 100 push-ups this time! Yay me!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Slept in until about 8:30 this morning. DH made breakfast (YUM!) and then I headed to the gym. Oh, did a load of laundry first. Only took a little over two hours to wash and dry the entire load! I LOVE having my dryer vent clear! I will definitely be keeping up on that!
After lunch (sandwich, tomato, carrots) I sat in the sun and read my book. For dinner, DH BBQ'd some steaks and I cooked some mushrooms. It is the boy's week for dishes, so he loaded the dishwasher and then we started making some Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies. He did most of the work, so he's doubly excited. He helped and he gets to eat cookies!!! While he was working on those, I cut up the watermelon DH brought home and cleaned the strawberries. I bagged some of the strawberries for me to take to work. The family can fight over the watermelon (I don't like it!).
After I finish my Sparking fun, I will go finish my book and begin another. I'm reading The Jester by James Patterson. VERY good.
Hope you all have a good evening (and tomorrow, until I meet you again!).
Saturday, June 06, 2009
I slept in until 8:00 this morning. I didn't really want to get up, but I had things to do and only a few hours to do them (like every other day!). I got some laundry started and then told the kids I was going to the gym. The ONLY thing they had to do was transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer and keep the dryer running. Guess what?!?! Yep, they didn't do it. So, after I got home, they did. AND, daughter did dishes (both loading the dishwasher and by hand), son cleaned the bathroom. Both kids pulled weeds and planted some flowers. By then, my mad had worn off so they were allowed to play again. But, the dryer was kept running the whole time I was gone grocery shopping!!
The other day, I found a flyer in my door. Usually, the flyers just go straight into the recycling. But not this time! This flyer was for cleaning dryer vents - only $20! I checked with by BBB, no record of this company at all. Figured it was a new company (hence, the flyer!). Checked a couple of other places. One only had a busy signal. The other charges $50 (which sounds standard) and up. I asked how long my vent could be before the price went up. They would not tell me over the phone. I would have to have them come out, do something (that I would have to pay for!) and THEN they would give me an estimate. Um....NO! So, I called the number and left a message. He called back about 4:00 this afternoon and answered my questions thoroughly. So, I asked him when he could come out (thinking at least a week, right!). He was at my house at 5:30 this afternoon, done by 6:00. AND, he changed the clamps on the hose from the dryer because he didn't like the way they were holding the hose. And guess how much he charged me?!?! Yep, $20. And, he offered to come back in six months to check the amount of build up....for free! Of course, if he cleans it again, the price will go up. But, it's worth it and I would definitely hire him again. If you live in the Kuna/Boise area and need your vents cleaned, send me an e-mail and I'll give you this guys name and number. One load shouldn't take 3+ hours to dry now!!!
Friday, June 05, 2009
So, we lost two out of three games, but we were still scheduled to play again. We got there and were told that we might not play until 7:15 (two hours later!). Luckily, the team that forfeited to us didn't show again so we took there spot in the brackets. Turns out, the brackets were just wrong! The team we played today also had two losses. We should have both been out of the tournament, no more games. But, since we were there, we played. About half way through the game, the director came over and let us know that win or lose, we were both done. Both teams were fine with that!
The girls played really well. They played as a team, they talked and they (mostly) made good throws. We lost by only 4 runs and the season ended on a positive note. Then, we all had to hurry home so the girls could get ready for the dance!!
So, I am done coaching for the season. Now, my team should be able to start practicing soon so I can play!! Yippee!!!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
We were scheduled to play today at 5:00 and we're playing one of the other teams from our home town. We got about 40 minutes into the game when we started seeing lightning strikes. Up until then, the girls had been playing very well. They were stopping the ball, making good throws and playing together as a team. Very nice.
Because of the lightning , all girls came off the field (duh!) and we waited. And waited. And waited. After about an hour, we got enough of a break in the weather to start back up. Unfortunately, by then, our steam had evaporated. We started back up down by 2. By the time we got our third out, we were down by 12. To continue playing, we needed to score three runs in our next at bat. We didn't score any. Game over.
However, the saga does not end here. Apparently, the double elimination was a bit of a misstatement. The double elimination is in the Loser's bracket, I guess. So, that means we play again, tomorrow, at 5:00. If we lose, we're done. If we win, we play again at 7:15. Since there is a dance in Kuna tomorrow night, I don't think our girls are going to want to play that second game. Hopefully they don't think about that until AFTER the first game is over.
So very tired now. Forgot how exhausting coaching girls can be. I'll let you know how it ends up tomorrow. If we keep winning, we will play on Saturday!!
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