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!!! 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.
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!
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!!
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!
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