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Holy maloly! I'm glad that's done!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

It all started yesterday morning at 4:00 am. I got out of bed and got that work out in! Didn't sleep very well the night before, so figured I might as well get up...I wasn't going to get any more rest! Worked all day, including a cross-functional team meeting that I got to lead...and then go tell all of the powers-that-be why we were scrapping all of my product. Not fun. emoticon

Hurried home, took four girls to a softball game (one was playing) and then came home for dinner and primping...they primped, I Sparked...before heading out to the movie. Saw Date Night (hilarious!!). Home and in bed around 12:30am. Back out of bed this morning at 8:30. Had planned to be up at 8:00, but that didn't happen.

Started laundry, ate some breakfast, did the beginning of my cleaning. More laundry, run to the library and then my workout. Came home, deep cleaned the counters and stove in my kitchen, swept, mopped, recleaned the kids' bathroom (eleven year old boys don't get bathrooms "mom" clean), more laundry, cleaned off tables in the living room, gathered odds and ends and more laundry. Made chocolates for Bunco and then finally took a shower. Finishing touches on the house and finally sat down for about 20 minutes before folks started arriving.

Bunco was a blast! DD played and had fun. Neither of us won, but that's all right. Everyone had gone home and the house was put back together by 9:30. More laundry and Sparking and now getting ready for bed. 11:35.

My plan is to sleep until Monday. Wish me luck on that!! LOL!!

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SANDIE4HLTH 5/5/2010 12:56AM

    ...and you lived through all of this!!! I am in awe...

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CARRAND 5/2/2010 7:51PM

    I got tired just reading about your schedule! I hope you had a peaceful Sunday.

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DUTCHIEKIWI 5/2/2010 3:48PM

    Never a boring moment in your life either!!! ;0)

have a great sleep xxx


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AUNTIEANNE22 5/2/2010 3:19PM

  I could stand to sleep until Monday. I am home unexpectedly because a client went to a tea. Will make up the hours tomorrow - my day off (HAHA).

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ELYMWX 5/2/2010 9:58AM

    In the industry we are in, unfortunately the "scrap the WIP" discussions are a fact of life. Semiconductor design is a complex task, done by humans, often without complete knowledge of the process parameters while under time pressure. I've been in a couple of those meetings (thankfully never had to lead one) and they are never fun. Given the complexity of the problem, I'm sometimes surprised they don't happen more often!

I'm glad you were able to get through it, and seriously impressed with how much you got done afterwards. Great job!

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BRYLIA 5/2/2010 8:58AM

    Happy Zzzzz's to you! You deserve at least a little more than usual! Sounds like it all worked out and everyone had a great time too! emoticon

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BKNOCK 5/2/2010 8:12AM

    Wow, I am exhausted reading this! I am glad that you had fun though and I hope that you get to rest today.

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SUGARPUNK52 5/2/2010 2:34AM

  You deserve to sleep untjl Monday! Sleep tight.

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MUSIC66 5/2/2010 1:59AM

    sleep tight.

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JUNIAATROME 5/2/2010 1:53AM

    then I won't leave you a note today. Will wait for Monday emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 5/2/2010 1:41AM

    Oh, if I could only sleep until Monday. Then I could skip the housecleaning and the grocery shopping.

Sleep tight!


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Random thoughts that went through my head

Friday, April 30, 2010

While doing my first day of pushups (finally!), I thought "why do you want to do 100 pushups in a row? Who cares?" Admittedly, this was while doing one of the grueling sets. Afterwards, I remembered why. But that one little thought snuck in!

Mulling over my plans to change my plan. Trying to figure out exactly what I want to do and for how long. Mulling is good for me, right?

Hosting Bunco in two days. To-do list is HUGE! Plus, DD is having her birthday party tomorrow. She turns 14 in 4 days. Gulp! emoticon Slumber party with three more girls. Double gulp! LOL!

Other things went through my head, but most of them were either work related, not interesting or inappropriate for this forum. Or all three! LOL!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 4/30/2010 5:03PM

    Anything to keep your mind off those push-ups, eh?
100 is rather about 1 more each day?

Enjoy that slumber party...remember that they are great memories in the making!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 4/30/2010 5:00PM

    Never heard of Mulling before.. but sound kinda naughty hehe ;0)


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BRYLIA 4/30/2010 12:28PM

    Mull away!!! I feel your overwelmingness (Is that a word? LOL) We have a 14 yr old daughter who will be turing 15 on my sons HS graduation in June. She is hoping for a sleepover party (something girls this age just love) that weekend and the following weekend we have a huge graduation party. Prom is in a few week with a Prom party at our house and to make it more interesting, we are in the midst of a renovation... yup you guessed it... where all the events will take place (LOL).
Life brings a flurry of activities but when you look back at the memories of all the things you have accomplished in life, somehow it all just happens or at least the most important things. And the things that haven't, well I have found they make the best stories.
Congrats on your pushup success and Enjoy all your upcoming events... Happy 14th Birthday to your daughter!

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JOHNTJ1 4/30/2010 11:18AM

    Shoot girlfriend, half my life is spent mulling.

It is there we really discover ourselves. when I mull stuff over it helps me create an action plan and I feel a bit more in control of my life.



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STEELERCRAZY 4/30/2010 11:11AM

    G-MA!! LOL!!!!

14, huh? Won't be long before YOU'RE buying the prom dress.....


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CARRAND 4/30/2010 10:43AM

    Keep on thinking, and stay calm. You will need all the calm you can manage with a 14 year old daughter.

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GEEMAWEST 4/30/2010 10:28AM

    Mull, mull, mull your boat. emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/30/2010 6:46AM

  Great job doing your push-ups. Better to do your mulling then, then when you are trying to get to sleep. that's when all my crazy thoughts pop up.

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    Sounds like FUN
Take a chill pill Phil and enjoy the ride!

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BKNOCK 4/30/2010 6:29AM

    I like the way that you mull things over! Wow, 14 year old in the house, that must be fun! Sounds like you are going to be a busy person! Did you really get up at 4:00 AM? I can't do that, maybe 5:30 but 4?

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An idea brewing

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I am a big fan of The Biggest Loser. I like to see people work their butts off...literally! I like learning new tips about diet and nutrition. I really want to try that ladder thing they have on the show. That looks b*tchin'!!

This last week, the whole gang took off to Texas to help de-fat one of the Texas towns. I don't remember which one. While they were there, Bob went into a gym and answered questions. One of the questions referred to being only five pounds away from their goal weight and what should they do?

I listened to his answer and I'm thinking that I need to do that. It'll require quite an overhaul for me. A relook at my fitness goals/plans as well as my nutrition. It's still bouncing around in there (nothin' to slow it down! LOL!).

Watch for my Sunday blog and see what comes of it. Or doesn't! emoticon

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STEELERCRAZY 4/30/2010 11:09AM

    Jillian Michaels is COOL. One of my favorite quotes by her is "Unless you puke, faint or die, KEEP GOING!!" LOL!

WuTCHYA GONNA DO? WuTCHYA GONNA DO? Hint?? Hint?? Whatever it is, it's gotta be good stuff from that gorgeous hunk of man Bob! I love his tats!

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 4/29/2010 4:38PM

    I don't get the popularity of TBL. I recently saw a clip from the show where Gillian Michaels(?) was screaming at some poor woman, telling her to keep on going, that her father was still going strong and she should be ashamed of herself, that it didn't matter that she felt dizzy, if she didn't get up and carry on she'd be sorry, yada, yada, yada. Personally, if she spoke to me that way, I'd knock the skinny bitch on her ass and sit on her until she passed out!

But each to their own. If the show inspires you, then fair enough. I hope the new secret formula works for you.

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/29/2010 9:03AM

  You can do it. They say the thing to do every time you get stuck is to re-evaluate and change up what you are doing. If your body gets too used to what you are doing it will just hang on to what it has. Why your own body tries to sabotage you when you are doing something good is beyond me.

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BKNOCK 4/29/2010 6:26AM

    This blog sounds inspiring almost like the real show, I can't wait to see what is going to happen! Wow, I am impressed that you could be up to date on the show! I have watched it every week!

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JUNIAATROME 4/29/2010 1:39AM

    Very excited already!!!

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SANDIE4HLTH 4/29/2010 1:03AM

    I'll be very interested to read about what changes you decide to make. Losing that last five that's b*tchin'!


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MUSIC66 4/29/2010 12:34AM

    that sound inspiring.

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GEEMAWEST 4/29/2010 12:27AM

    Oh man, what a cliffhanger! I'll be watching, you got me hooked.

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No pushups for me today....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I had planned to do my first day of Hundred Pushup Challenge today. But, I forgot that this was the day I had an appointment to give blood. I probably could have done the pushups, but the thought of starting blood pumping out of the hole in my arm made me not even try it.

Tomorrow is soon enough...

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STEELERCRAZY 4/28/2010 2:01PM

    Your luck, huh? Kinda like the volcano in Iceland, you would have caused quite a ruckus.

Tomorrow will be here soon enough. But good for you giving blood. You will probably save a life by doing so...kudos to you!

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/28/2010 7:22AM

  Good choice.
The general in Beetle Bailey got a shot the other day and deflated. They had to patch his arm and re-inflate him.
I now have this picture of you being patched and being refilled with blood.

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BKNOCK 4/28/2010 6:30AM

    What a visual! Luckily I have not had breakfast as of yet! Good luck today!

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An idle remark can make a world of difference

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Last night, DH told me that I was getting a six-pack (no, not a kegger, a six-pack!) on my abs. Well...I had to go look! LOL! I didn't see a six pack. I saw the loose skin and the stretch marks and the pooch. But then I looked again and I saw some definition. Not a lot, but some! emoticon

That got me to thinking (maybe the thinking is what caused my headache... emoticon). If I have definition, it is because I worked for it. I did the 30-Day Shred and I know that worked my abs a LOT! One of the big exercises that made me sore was pushups. So, as of today, I have restarted the 100 Pushup Challenge (HPC). I did 28 pushups today. I'll have to check the site, but I think that means I can start on week 3. I hope so...I have trouble sticking with stuff for a full six weeks! LOL!! This is my third (or is it fourth?) time starting the HPC. This time, I'm doing it. For the definition!!!

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 4/28/2010 7:22PM

    That's fantastic, B
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It's great that your hubby is noticing (and commenting on) your efforts. So many people don't get that support at home. I hope you gave him a big smooch for that one.
Best of luck with the HPC. I haven't tried it myself, although I am adding push-ups to my daily routine to try and build up my strength. My left arm is really weak after suffering from tennis elbow for a couple of years now. I have to do wall push-ups for now, but it's better than nowt.
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BKNOCK 4/27/2010 10:22PM

    You are doing awesome! Way to go!!!

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/27/2010 8:26AM

  Congratulations. You know, of course, that your husband is a gem. He really seems to be a great source of encouragement for you.
I do wall push-ups because of my shoulder and I do crunches 6 days a week.

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MDTWEETY 4/27/2010 7:07AM

    Way to go! I don't have anything close to a 6-pack! LOL. Enjoy the pushups. Can't do those, but I keep trying! ;) Have a good day!

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STEELERCRAZY 4/27/2010 6:13AM

    Cool! YOU GO GIRL!

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LMB-ESQ 4/27/2010 5:46AM

    emoticon Do some for me! I've never been able to do them. Don't know why.

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JUNIAATROME 4/27/2010 1:14AM

    Way to go!! emoticon

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