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I got a new I-POD!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I had an I-Pod that was used when I got it. It was nice because it was pre-loaded with over 500 songs and I like most all of them. I used it for a couple of years before it died about six months ago. Since then, I have been working out without the benefit of music. Unless you count the stuff they pipe over the speakers at the gym. Since I can't control that, it doesn't count!

I've been saving up for a new I-Pod or MP3-player. I wanted one with a screen and one I could create playlists on. That means I needed to spend more than about $60. The one I really wanted was in the $150 range. As of this morning I had saved up $67. One of the local stores is having a sale...a 4Gb I-Pod Nano for $79 (that's $70 off!!). My hubby threw in the extra $15 and I went and picked one up after work.

It's charging right now and I'll be loading songs and creating play lists this weekend. If I start now, I might not stop and I have to get up for work in the morning. I already have a list of songs that I plan to add. All of them are up-tempo songs with great beats that will make working out easier.

I'm so stoked!!! Yippee!!!!! Scooby Dooby Doo!!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DOGSNHORSES 2/13/2009 12:01AM

    I love my Nano! Enjoy your new tunes!

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MOM2ACAT 2/12/2009 4:12PM

    Awesome! Congrats!

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SHARE1951 2/12/2009 11:03AM

    emoticonthat is awesome, i love sales!
have fun working out to the music emoticonshare

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Special Olympics

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Boise area is hosting the Special Olympics and I'm really happy about that. Even though I won't get to go watch any of the events in person, there is extensive coverage by all of the local channels.

Also, my kids' schools are getting involved. My daughter brought home a pledge that she would stop using the "R" word and be accepting of those with intellectual disabilities. Since I've heard her use the "R" word (and explained why she shouldn't), it's nice to see someone else teaching the same thing. Sometimes, a kid has to hear something from "not Mom" to have it sink in.

My hope is that my kids will see these folks competing and being normal. This exposure goes a long way to acceptance.

Team UNIFY!!


Making a movie!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

My daughter's class is reading Your Mother is a Neanderthal, or something like that. To make sure they are paying attention, they have to put together some project that summarizes the book. My daughter and her friend decided to make a movie. (Very creative, they are!)

So, today around 11:30, my house started getting overrun by pre-teens! All 12-year olds. Man, do they have a lot of energy. Finally, everyone arrived by 12:30 and they were one person short. Guess who got to be in the movie!?! Yep, me! No one could tell that I was the only 40-year-old! No wrinkles or gray hair or anything! LOL!!

It was a kick watching their creative juices flowing. I did suggest a little bit, but mostly just to get their butts in gear so we could be done. It was cold out there!!! I'll let you all know when I'm nominated for the Oscar. hee hee


So very tired

Friday, February 06, 2009

It was a long week and I was very ready for this day to end. After I got home and made dinner for everyone (sandwiches and stew), I headed in to change for the gym. I came so very close to just changing into PJ's instead of work out gear. Then I remembered that all of those folks who get to the gym before me every other day of the week don't come on Fridays! So I changed and headed out.

When I got to the gym, there were no parking spaces! I saw someone's reverse lights pop on, so I let them out and then took their spot! Walked into the gym and there were only four other people there! Turns out, the rest of the cars in the parking lot were for the pizza place, the movie place and the convenience store! Yay! I did my workout and felt much better when I got done. Glad I went.

Now I'm home. I've had my dinner (supper?) and am ready to go veg on the couch and watch What Not To Wear.


Busy night

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Even before I made it home, I needed to make a side trip. My daughter was studying at a friend's house, so I picked her up before going home. As soon as I got home, I made dinner for everyone (even me!) and ate. Put together a stew in the crock pot to cook tomorrow and then headed to the gym. Came home, made tea, took a shower.

As soon as I log off of Spark People, I need to prepare my meals for tomorrow and then I think I will FINALLY be able to sit down and just relax! Of course, that means doing the crossword and jumble in our daily paper and possibly finishing my book. I can't just sit! Type A personality, that's me!



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