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Day off = extra busy the next day

Saturday, May 15, 2010

As some of you may know, I took yesterday off. Not just from work, but from everything! No laundry, no dishes, no errands, no nuthin'!!!

So, today, I paid for it! Got up at 7:00, started laundry, headed to they gym. Oh...and got the girl out of bed first so she could get ready for her softball games (yes, plural).

Came home, helped get sandwiches made, drinks gathered, mitts found (still missing one! emoticon), and treats gathered (I had treats after first game). Took DD and her friend to the game. Came home, showered, dressed and gathered everything I needed to take. Stopped at the Chevron for ice and got to the game just as it was starting. emoticon

Four hours later (and multiple applications of sun block), gathered all my stuff and headed to the library. After that, got more laundry going and started some auctions for my hubby. Dropped the boy off at a friend's to spend the night, and went out to dinner. Had DH drop me off at the Chevron (yes, I bought cookies) and then I walked home.

Did my pushups (Day 1, Week 5!!) and now I'm Sparkin'!!! Debating on whether I will start more auctions or go read for a little bit. We'll see if I can stay up long enough to watch SNL...any bets? LOL!

  
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TYLARDERDIN 5/16/2010 11:47PM

    That reminds me... I need to start my laundry.

Trust the process. Do right, things go right.
TylarDerdin

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 5/16/2010 7:05PM

    Sounds like yesterday cancelled out Friday. Poor you. I hope you had a more restful Sunday.
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RWETHAIRYET 5/16/2010 10:49AM

    Yup, the tough part about a day off? YOu always work double time the next day.
Which prompts a need for another day off.....an endless cycle, haha!

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CARLANNIE 5/16/2010 7:04AM

    I'm a softball/baseball fan from way back. Used to play, so yeah, I would have gladly come to watch your dd. I like that you made time to visit the library during all your hecticness - thank heaven for libraries. What an excellent spring day yesterday!!! I'd take more of those kind of days in a heartbeat. Today's looking pretty favorable . . . emoticon

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BKNOCK 5/16/2010 6:24AM

    Very productive day! You are going to have some tan watching softball for 4 hours! I hope that your Sunday is a bit more restful! We have 20 people coming over so mine will be hectic!

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LMB-ESQ 5/16/2010 5:08AM

    Ahhhh..... and there's the rub. I love taking the day off of work. But I always spend an extra hectic hour or two the day before getting ready to be off, and I'm always slammed the day I get back catching up.

Is it worth it? Well, I guess that depends on how well you spend the time you're off. It's up to us to make sure we get the most out of it.

So did you?

Sounds like you have enough energy for multiple people! But I guess that's what being a mom is all about! Would we have it any other way? emoticon

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ELYMWX 5/15/2010 11:30PM

    My bet is you'll be asleep before the opening skit.

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A truly do-nothing day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mostly. I slept in until 8:00. Went to the gym. Came home, got ready, met my friend for lunch (Thai, YUM!) and stopped at the grocery store for milk and lettuce. Came home and read my book outside. Then I read my book inside. Then I read my book outside again.

Made dinner (tacos). Got my daughter from practice. Read my book. Played Scrabble on my phone. Sparkin'. See? Really a whole day of nothing! And guess what? I LOVED it!!!!! The only thing missing was a nap, but apparently sleeping in made it so I wasn't as tired. Weird how that works, huh? LOL! emoticon

I did start a load of laundry about 15 minutes ago. DD has a game tomorrow and guess who didn't put her uniform in when I did laundry last night? Yeah...teens rock...NOT!

Oh well. Sparkin' and then I'm going to read my book and play solitaire and Scrabble and then go to bed. I could get used to this! Tomorrow, DD has a double header. At least the temps will be pleasant - mid 70's! Woo Hoo!

All right, time to go back to my do-nothin' day!

  
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CARRAND 5/15/2010 8:32PM

    A truly great day. enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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MOM2ACAT 5/15/2010 5:18PM

    It's not quite warm enough here to read books outside yet, but I am hoping soon!

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LMB-ESQ 5/15/2010 9:22AM

    emoticon We all need "do nothing" days from time to time! I usually call them sanity breaks LOL

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CARLANNIE 5/15/2010 7:52AM

    What a great day! I'd come watch the double-header with you but we're heading out to golf. Then a BBQ at a friend's house tonight, so I don't have to worry about making dinner - heavenly. Mental health days are the best! emoticon

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BKNOCK 5/15/2010 7:25AM

    Next time I take a day off I think I will have to come over and learn how to do that! My day off was productive, does that count?

I read ch 4 of Spark!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 5/15/2010 1:08AM

    Hey, that was a great idea!
Why didn't I think of that?
You wonder what I'm talking about, huh?
You said that you read your book inside then you said you read your book outside. I'm gonna start reading my books outside ALL THE TIME, it takes much less time to read the outside of the book, the inside of the book takes me FOREVER!!!!!

Glad that Tie food was good, did you cut each other loose before you left the restaurant?

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Enjoy your weekend!

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ELISELOVE1 5/14/2010 11:42PM

    emoticongood job on getting your fitness in at the start of the day. i love reading book for most of the day. what are you reading right now.

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Lunch with a friend! Yippee!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I have a friend that I used to work with...more than seventeen years ago! After I moved to another job, we met on a regular basis for lunch. After I had kids, I'd bring them along and she got to watch them grow up, with two or three month gaps! I don't know exactly what happened, but we stopped getting together!

I decided to take Friday off (mental health day!!). DH asked me what I had planned for my day off. I was thinking of meeting one friend, but said this friend's name instead. DH was surprised and mentioned how long it had been since we had seen each other. After thinking about it, I decided that I would ask her to have lunch.

Luckily, she still works at the same place. Otherwise, I'd have been SOL. I called her this morning and we are having lunch! I am so excited! I've seen her a few time in a store or a restaurant, but not when we could really stop and talk. This will be nice! And, to top it off, she works downtown. I rarely go downtown. That means that all of the restaurants down there are "new" to me. Well, except the Subway. But if I have the choice of a Thai restaurant (that my family would NEVER go to) or Subway, I'm not wasting my trip downtown on a samich! LOL! Lunch can be an adventure!

BTW, my other "big" plans for tomorrow? Sleep in. Exercise. Read my book. And, if I read my book correctly, that will lead right into a nap! Yep, that's it! That's my big day. Spark y'all tomorrow!

  
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STEELERCRAZY 5/14/2010 12:22PM

    Yay! It's always so much fun meeting up with old friends! Hope you had a great time (or have a great time, depending on when you read this...) Love mental health days. I usually take one about every day!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 5/14/2010 11:35AM

    Sounds like fun, Hope you HAD FUN or are about to have FUN as we speak or in a couple of hours, you get the picture.

LOL

Enjoy your mental health day,
mine last week turned into a whole week,
but not sure how much good it did, tee hee

Have a wonderful weekend!

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/14/2010 10:23AM

  Have a great time!
I'm really looking forward to a day when I can take a nap or sleep in. Won't be happening anytime soon.

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 5/14/2010 7:35AM

    Enjoy your lunch today. I think going out for lunch is very civilised and wish I had the opportunity to do it more often.

Enjoy your weekend too - great plans. Think I might do the same.
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BKNOCK 5/14/2010 7:14AM

    Sounds great to me! Enjoy it!

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USFBULL 5/14/2010 1:17AM

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I'm moving into Week 5! Holy cow!!! (yes, it has a halo!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Okay, only in my imagination is there a holy cow complete with halo. But it makes me laugh so it's all good! emoticon

Anyway, Week 5 begins Friday! I finished Day 3 of Week 4 of the Hundred Pushup Challenge. I've never made it this far before !!! Obviously, starting in Week 3 makes it a WHOLE LOT easier to make it to Week 4. But i did it this time and am ready to move on. Tomorrow is the progress test...pushups until exhaustion.

While I was doing my sets, to get my mind off the "why are you doing this" train, I started thinking about how many pushups I did during my progress test two weeks ago. 28..or 25...anyway, less than 30! Each set today was almost 30!!! I did 160 pushups in 5 sets! emoticon See?!?! Holy Cow!!! emoticon

The rest of the goals I've set for myself are going pretty well...except the sleep one. No matter what I do and how I plan, I can't seem to get in bed before 10:30...and it's usually closer to 11:00. And tonight? It'll be closer to 11:30. Ugh!

Good news though...taking Friday off from work...just because! Nothing planned! Might try to have lunch with a friend. There...plans made. emoticon

  
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STEELERCRAZY 5/14/2010 12:04AM

    HOLY COW! GREAT JOB! The cow with halo image is now burned into my mind...and you're beside it doing pushups. Not exactly the image I wanted to spike in my head before bedtime, but you take what you can get, I guess...

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RWETHAIRYET 5/13/2010 9:52PM

    I despise pushups. I've started and restarted that challenge a few times...and never make it past week 5.
Good for you for sticking to it!!

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BKNOCK 5/13/2010 9:35PM

    Wow, you are doing awesome! I hope that you enjoy your day off!

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 5/13/2010 6:19PM

    I'm curious about the push-ups. Are you doing proper form push-ups or a modified version? Either way, you're still doing well to stick with it. I'm still doing wall push-ups, although I can see and feel the benefit from them (although I am much, MUCH heavier than you are). Keep up the great work.
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TYLARDERDIN 5/13/2010 11:41AM

    Awesome job.... remember if you fail to plan... you have planned to fail!!

Trust the process. Do right, things go right.
TylarDerdin

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INFLATED 5/13/2010 4:36AM

    Wtg on the pushups. I can't get my upper body off the floor because of something going on in one shoulder.

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CONNIELEE54 5/13/2010 2:41AM

    emoticonWay to Go on your push-ups!!!
Good 4 U on having a day just 4 U--We really need those...Have fun emoticonor listening to emoticonor curled up reading some great emoticonor even taking a nice...Long...Ho...Yawn...Hum... emoticon

U DESERVE it!!!

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Did someone cancel Spring and not tell me?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Here in Southern Idaho, we have had a fairly mild winter. Since I live in a valley (and other meteorological things I don't pay attention to), we generally have very mild weather. But, we do have all four seasons. At least we DID...until this year.

I swear that I am sitting in my house with jeans, a long sleeve tee and a sweatshirt and I'm still cold! (Of course, the heat is turned off, but don't get into the details!) Every softball game I've gone to for DD, I've worn at least two layers (usually 3 or 4), taken at least one blanket and still been cold! High today, 51. I should be complaining about the heat by now!!! LOL!!

This weekend, highs in the 80's. I am not complaining about that. I am complaining that it is going to jump from 60-something to 80-something in three days. Why can't it jump in one day instead? I want to be warm!!!!

Okay, I'm done whining...well done whining about the weather....for now! emoticon emoticon

  
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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 5/13/2010 6:12PM

    We had snow yesterday. It didn't last, but I can't ever remember it snowing in May during my lifetime. I blame Iceland, personally. Frickin' volcano!

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CARLANNIE 5/13/2010 8:33AM

    I whine about the weather MOST of the time - this year winter seems to have gone on forever, from our first big dump of snow in early October, to this gray, wet spring. I'll whine with you any ol' time!

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STEELERCRAZY 5/13/2010 12:02AM

    Weather is MAJORLY screwy everywhere this year. Volcanos in Iceland, earthquakes, tornadoes, fifties in Idaho.

OH, WHEN WILL IT STOP?????!!

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Love ya, doll....

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RWETHAIRYET 5/12/2010 8:28PM

    we started with a really warm spring...and those temps have dipped back down into the 30's overnight. It's been frosty in the mornings.
But at least we havent gotton the kind of rain we did at this point last year...was thinking I should turn my house into an ark, haha!

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GEEMAWEST 5/12/2010 12:42PM

    We've got exactly the same weather here in Orygun. I'm going to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, 'cause it may not be here for long.

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CAROLEHZ 5/12/2010 8:34AM

    I'm in North Carolina and for us it feels like the first time in a long time that we are actually having a Spring. Too often we go from winter to blazing hot with no lovely in between...I keep looking at the our outside thermometer and I can't believe how low the temperature is...but..When my son played baseball I remember we froze..I had worried about bleachers and hot sun and it was just the opposite..Freezing.

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JUNIAATROME 5/12/2010 6:00AM

    I'm in with you on this one. I too want it warm, but we are going from 40 to 80 now for two months! I'm ok with spring, but I would rather have summer. It is mid May for crying out load.

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