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Goodness, gracious, it was a long day!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I was up and around by 8:00 this morning. WAAAAYYYYYY too early for a vacation day, but I did it anyway. After breakfast, I headed to the gym. Since I knew I had softball tonight, I only did 30 minutes on the elliptical. No strength training today. Just couldn't make myself do it! (BTW, sore today, but a good sore.)

After the gym, I showered (yes, you are all welcome!) and got dressed (yep, welcome again! LOL!) The kids and I ate lunch and then headed out. Got a whopping $7.50 for 25 pounds of aluminum cans before heading to ShopKo to return shoes and pick out new ones. Daughter found some really cute shoes (that fit) for only $10! I had some $$$ left over to get a gift for a birthday party this weekend. Then, I remembered that I needed to go BACK to Boise to get the football pants. DANG IT!!! emoticon I try to make a loop to save time and gasoline. Didn't work today!

Finally got all of my errands done and got home just in time to take the girl to practice. Came home...worked on the computer for my husband's business...got myself ready for the game and the boy ready for practice. Stayed at his practice for about 30 minutes b4 heading to my game. Did I mention it hit 100' today? Well...it did. The high was right about the time my game started. Our team was short people, but we played anyway. I had two really GREAT hits (out of the infield, in the air, not directly to anyone!) and got on base each time. I even made it around both times. We won't talk about the 3rd time up...

After I got home, I wolfed down dinner (blood sugar had plummeted at the game and I had nuthin' to snack on!). And THEN it was time to take the dogs for a walk. The good news is that I maxed out the number of spark points I could get for exercise today!! LOL!

So, here I sit, Sparking my Spark friends instead of going to bed. A girl has to have priorities, right! LOL!

Tomorrow is the fair and I am definitely have a corn dog smothered in mustard. I might have to try the chocolate-covered bacon too...if they have it. emoticon emoticon

  
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SHARE1951 8/21/2009 11:07AM

    wow you are a busy lady LOL, but sounds like you are doing great:) my son works at the fair in blackfoot, and this year the are selling chocolate covered bacon (first year of it lol) so i sampled it, it really is good, i was thinking YUCK,but pretty good, should quit at one LOL, cuz it can be very addictive, and i am working in the booth what was i thinking LOL,
keep up the good work, share

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MDTWEETY 8/21/2009 8:51AM

    Chocolate covered bacon?? Wow, never knew such a thing existed. I guess they'll coat anything in chocolate. (And fry anything too. lol!)
Have a great weekend!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 8/21/2009 6:06AM

    I've been hearing of chocolate covered bacon, I think at an Iowa fair, it was on the news.

Have fun at the fair, I might have to try that combo myself, since I've been doing some practicing in our new kitchen.
Still not quite finished,
waiting on DW to call the plumber
don't quite know what she's waiting on,
I guess she likes doing dishes in the tub, LMAO

Have a great day and an even better weekend too.

TTYL

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/21/2009 12:35AM

    Boise huh?! My cousin lives in Nampa. Your blog sounded as busy as mine was, and I am NOT on vacation! ha. BOY after my next 4 nights I will NEED a vacation!

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Strength training...again

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I started doing some strength training again today. Started slow so I can still move tomorrow! LOL! I did bench presses, bicep curls, overhead triceps extensions and assisted pullups. Hopefully I won't be too sore tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be a busy day even though that is NOT what was on my schedule! Need to get the girl new shoes and the boy padded football pants. I also need to take the cans to the recycling center and coins to the CoinStar (yep, too lazy to count them myself!). All that before getting the girl to practice and the boy to practice and maybe have an extra kid spending the night. Oh yeah...and I have a game tomorrow night. Tired already!

See you all tomorrow!

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 8/20/2009 1:55PM

    Sounds like FUN
Just don't invert your shopping list

You'll be in trouble if you buy the girl a new hat instead of shoes
and don't buy the boy a padded bra instead of padded pants

LMAO

Now, what else did you say that I can turn around?

tee hee

have a great day
we're gonna pump you up

hanz and franz

aka
the big dog

enjoy the rest of that vacation

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STEELERCRAZY 8/20/2009 11:11AM

    Strength training is the absolute best. It's my favorite form of exercise just for the simple fact that when you are at rest, your body still burns calories because of your increases muscle mass. You've stumbled on the secret to great weight loss! Proud of you, you go, girl!

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NORCALTOPAZ 8/20/2009 12:04AM

    Awesome! I enjoy reading your blog, you are an inspiration.

I am taking five days of P.E. at college (2 days fitness walking and 3 days of strength/circuit training)...we're on our way. BTW - check out my blog, I've written about my numbers...

Keep your face toward the sunshine,

Topaz

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LEE907 8/19/2009 11:44PM

    It's great your getting into strength training. You'll lose more fat & /w/ cardio you'll be getting in good shape. You keep going girl. You'll do just fine. emoticon

Hugs
Lee

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I have GOT to stop vacationing from the healthy eating!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I am on vacation from work, not from myself. I have not made healthy choices for at least the last two days...okay four! I'm starting again right now! I will be within my calorie range tomorrow. I will workout tomorrow. I will take time for myself (that means I'm going to read!) tomorrow.

On a different note, I am loving watching my kids participating in their respective sports. Both of them are so sore today from their "brutal" practices yesterday. And, yes, they both had practice today too! Poor babies...NOT! BWAHAHAHAHA! Daughter complained today about doing "frozen" pushups. Apparently, that is when you hold the half-position of the pushup until the coach says down. She said her arms were shaking! Tee hee!

Here are some pics of the boy at practice. They're so cute in their little helmets! No shoulder pads yet...that'll come later this week.

Football stance:


Waiting for the next set of instructions:


Practice is over!

  
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STEELERCRAZY 8/20/2009 11:09AM

    Aw!! So cute!!!! He looks like Bobby when he was little!!

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TAMMYLO 8/19/2009 9:29AM

  I totally agree with you, got to get back to work with my fitness plan.

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HICALGAL 8/19/2009 7:20AM

    LOL...cute! hope he was using some sunscreen!

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The Ice Caves will never be the same!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Okay...so I messed with the schedule. But, I'm on vacation, so that's allowed! LOL! The kids and I headed to the Ice Caves today. It took 2 1/2 hours to get there and another 2 1/2 hours back. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there. But, the kids had fun, so it was worth it. We made it back in plenty of time for daughter's 3:00 volleyball practice, so no stress there either. Oh, and for you unseasoned travelers, here's a little tip. Do NOT eat refried beans the night before a really long car trip. You seasoned travers know what I'm talking about !! LOL!

Here are some pics.

My son and his cousin at dinner last night. Scary how much they look (and act!) alike!



Face in the rocks at the Ice Caves.


One of the collapsed portions of the tunnels near the ice caves.


My son and I in front of the HUGE Indian!


My daughter and I "voguing" in front of the Indian. Or maybe we were being gangstas! I can never tell the difference!! LOL!


Donna, these are for you! The stalactite (stalagmite??) on the left weighs all of 10 pounds! The one on the right is about 6 pounds. They are full of air-filled lava. They are about three feet high...so only an inch or so shorter than me! LOL!


Lots of fun, but tiring. Need a nap or two now! Tomorrow...football pictures! They are so cute in their little helmets. Tee hee!!

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 8/18/2009 11:54AM

    Barbara,


Glad you guys had FUN

i was a bit worried about the last part of the first paragraph and the first line of the next.

You mentioned the fact about eating refried beans and then my real worries came to live.

you then said that you had photos

i thought , what were YOU thinking
taking photos of the effects of refried beans, LMAO

oh, well, don't tell me you didn't expect that comment,

LOL

thanks for the update
keep having FUN on your vacation
ready to go back to work yet?
i didn't think so either

have a great day


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DONNAORLENE 8/18/2009 9:44AM

    Wow! The pictures are really cool! I can't believe you actually posted them and thank you so much! It's nice to see you having a good time with your little slaves! LOL!! And I know that they will cherish the memories some day down the road. Science lesson: If it comes up from the ground it is a stalagmite....down from the ceiling, it's a stalactite. And it's actually formed from the dripping mineral-rich water in the caves. Are those ice? You said they were full of lava? That's amazing, never seen anything like it! By the way, your kids are adorable and I must say all that hard work you've been doing has paid off, because you look great yourself!!! Glad you're enjoying your vacation and thanks so much for sharing!!
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Donna

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NORCALTOPAZ 8/18/2009 12:49AM

    That looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy every minute

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DONNAORLENE 8/18/2009 12:47AM

    Glad You and the kids are having a good time! Enjoy every minute of it, because I'm sure it's going by too fast! Savor the moment, as they say! Wonder if that adds calories to a vacation too?!?!? LOL!!! Anyway, have FUN!!
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Donna

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Visit with Bro and Moms

Monday, August 17, 2009

My big brother went camping in the mountains in Idaho for the past week. He's staying the night in town before driving home to Washington. Since he was in town, my family and I met him and his family and my mom (okay, our mom, but I'm her favorite...daughter...named Barbara....only daughter) for dinner. Went to a very good Mexican restaurant and ate the whole meal. Yeah, too much.

After dinner, we went back to their hotel and let the kids swim in the pool. It was only 70'F, so WAY to cold to swim, but what do I know! Kids had a blast!

We came home a little early so that we could get to bed early. Going to the Ice Caves tomorrow. It's a long drive and we have to be back by 3:00 for practices. Should be a good day!

Later taters!

  
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STEELERCRAZY 8/17/2009 11:23AM

    I'm so glad you're having a great time! Loved how you tied in "Idaho" with "Later taters!"

Okay, we know that you're the "favorite" on CKs, do you have to be the "favorite" daughter, too? Oh, well, since you're the ONLY daughter, I guess you can get by with that one. LOL!

Hope you have fun at the Ice Caves...gonna take pics?

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