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Bunco and me

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Every month (or so) a group of us get together to eat, drink and be merry. We use Bunco as the excuse. We all bring something edible to share and our own drinks. As always, I took my peanut butter balls. My drinks of choice tonight were one Mojito (in a bottle) and a really big tea. I drink the alcohol first so that by the time Bunco is over, there are no lingering effects.

Generally, I am one of the loudest people in the group (I can hear the collective gasp from all my faithful readers! LOL!) Tonight, however, I was NOT the most obnoxious member of the group. One other lady was louder AND she stomped on the floor when she did good. (That last part wasn't so good...we were on the third floor of an apartment building. I think the downstairs neighbors might have been getting irritated...)

We had bon bons, meatballs (delish!), Dibs, spinach dip with bread, seven-layer dip with chips, watermelon and cupcakes. No, I did not eat EVERYTHING...just some of most of it. At "half-time" I did not have any more food. I actually didn't feel good! emoticon

My final score was not enough to win the pot, but it wasn't low enough to have to wear the low-score chicken necklace! YAY!! I also did not get the last bunco, so I didn't get the hostess gift. But, you know what, it was okay. I had a blast and get to go again next month!!! Yippee!!

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MOM2ACAT 8/23/2009 6:22PM

    That sounds like fun, and I wouldn't mind wearing the chicken necklace either!

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HICALGAL 8/23/2009 9:08AM

    sounds like you had a fun time. give me a few drinks and i'll wear the chicken necklace for nothing!'s your anxiety level now that the weekend's almost over? emoticonbetter treat yourself to another mojito emoticon

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DUTCHIEKIWI 8/23/2009 3:24AM

    You are so BAD!!
Glad to read you had a good time.
Not easy when there is someone louder than you hey... makes you wanna get louder and louder and LOUDER!!!!




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A day at the fair with chocolate-covered bacon!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Okay, so there was no chocolate-covered bacon at my fair. At least, none that I found. Not that I was looking that hard for it! The unusual thing I saw at the fair was deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. emoticon I'd rather have the bacon!! No, we didn't get any. My son can't have the bread and my daughter made a face when we read the sign. emoticon

We got to the fair about 12:30 and the kids went directly to the carnival. They rode a few rides before we headed to the magician and then the hypnotist. Both were really funny and entertaining and I'm glad we watched them. After the hypnotist, we got food. She had a corn dog and an ice cream cone. He had a hot dog (no bun) with grilled onions and pickles. I had a Junior Angus Cheeseburger and we all shared some fries. They rode more rides afterward and surprisingly didn't puke! I almost did just listening to them describe the rides. emoticon

The whole time they were riding the rides, I was sitting in the shade reading my book (G-Free Diet, A Gluten-Free Survival Guide by Elizabeth Hasselbeck). I enjoyed it very much! I even paid attention to the book so that I got some refreshers and even some new knowledge.

After the fair, I took the kids to the Arctic Circle for shakes and I got a corn dog. You'd think I would learn to just eat the corn dog at the fair and then I won't be disappointed by the other food! Oh well...I got my fix in (for $1.29 instead of $3!). I have $10 left (to be used for gas) and then I will officially be broke until payday! Yep, one full week away. emoticon Oh well...I'll survive!

Time to go relax and finish my book. Tomorrow is library day!!! emoticon emoticon

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MRE1956 8/22/2009 8:04AM

    Whoa - I can't even imagine the *concept* of chocolate-covered bacon!


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WILLOW49 8/22/2009 12:53AM

    I'm off to the County Fair! I'm packing fresh veggies, fruits, & water to take with us. I know those fair "smells" will try to lure me, but I'm leaving my $$ in the car!

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DONNAORLENE 8/22/2009 12:39AM

    Sounds like you're having a great time with the kids and even getting some relaxing time in too!! Good for you! You deserve it, you're a good Mom and even though they don't know it now some day they're gonna' think they were really blessed to have you for their Mother!! Okay, enough seriousness!!! It's been really hot out there during your vacation and you haven't even gone swimming and worn that bikini?!?!?! LOL!!! What's up with that?!?!?! I saw the pictures of you and you can't fool me could get away with it easy! Guess you're just not that brave huh? Oh well, neither would I be. At 36 was the last time I wore one and I sure don't have that figure now!! LOL!!!! for sure!!! Have a great weekend!! And keep on smilin' as you SPARKLE!!
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NORCALTOPAZ 8/22/2009 12:39AM

    I have to admit, even though I don't eat pork, I was looking forward to a description of the chocolate-covered bacon. Strange but true.

I would think that a deep-fried PB&J would send someone's arteries into shock. And the fact that you managed (along with your kids) not to puke on any of the rides is a feat indeed!

Glad you had fun! I miss those days with my son (he's grown).

Keep your face toward the sunshine my emoticon,


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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 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? 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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    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.


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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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    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


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

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,


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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


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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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