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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Starting again with the fly lady's plan to getting organized. Our house is overwhelmed with clutter and I just want to walk in and feel good about our house again.

I figure if I can get the house looking nice again, I'll start to feel better about sticking with my plans! Hubby doesn't do anything despite the fact he is unemployed and at home all the time. Laundry takes a week for him whereas I can do it in a day. I asked him to clean while we were gone over the weekend and the only thing he did was hang 4 shelves in the basement. Grrrr. Did laundry but I have yet to see it as it is still sitting in the dryer. I did create a chore chart which he absolutely bucked. Son loved it though so maybe I'll get him going on the fly lady for kids part.

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NEWHEARTSTART 6/1/2011 12:09PM

    I too am trying to FLY. My house is in such disarray.

I did have a yard sale last weekend and sold lots of stuff. Then I took 6 bags and several boxes of stuff to Goodwill. In fact, I have two more boxes in my jeep today to drop off.

You would think that would make a ton of difference but a lot of it was clothes. My closet looks pretty good but everything else needs some serious help.

My daughter, SIL, and two grandkids live with me and about 85% of the mess and clutter is theirs. I wish they would at least pick up after themselves. I could handle the rest of it. I get tired of asking for their help and I hate having to be angry about it all of the time. Oh well, I will miss them once they all move out.

Good luck and maybe once your hubby see the difference that is being made he will pitch in.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Had a blast at the work/play camp this weekend. Cleaned 2 1/2 cabins to help prepare for the summer onslaught. Jake even helped out. Sunday was play day. I couldn't get him to hike but luckily our track to our cabin was very steep so got lots of exercise in going back and forth to the lodge or other activities. Meals were provided by the camp and were fairly healthy all food groups represented. I resisted the urge to go back for seconds as it was soo darn good. We went up Pikes Peak cog railway but didn't make it to the top due to the 100 mph winds. But it was fun none the less. Met a nice family from Alabama. The dad looked just like John Goodman. Ha. They were good sports as Jake inserted himself in their picture with the train. They wanted him to be in a picture with their daughter as well. Too funny. Only on the way back down did Jake get bored. Luckily they were selling dvds of the train and a book. The book kept him preoccupied. Jake is very much so addicted to anything trains so the dvd will get well used. It was a good weekend for the two of us. For Greg, not so much. Everything on his boat seemed to break. He was ready to sell his boat by the end of the weekend. Should of come with us instead!

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RRP546 5/31/2011 4:01PM

  i always wanted to go up pikes peak

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Back again...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Well, the good news is I've lost some pounds, bad news is my body fat % is up. Darn it.

Yesterday, I drug 5 yo on a easy hike. I figure if I keep him going on hiking, he'll like it eventually, plus he will build up his stamina as well. He whined about the idea but when we got there was all gungho. No complaining! Yay! We are going to start geocaching too so that should get him even more excited about it. DH is away on alot of fishing tournaments so trying to find alternate ways of finding exercise but not killing my 5 yo in the process. :)

This weekend we are doing a work/play weekend at our church camp. It is in the mountains and there are cabins there. We will be working to help get the camp ready for summer activities (cleaning cabins, fixing up boats, clearing walkways) and the play is hiking, rock climbing, etc. Can't wait. Hubby will be fishing again so we'll be doing our own adventure rather than sitting at home.

Need to work on eating. I'm bored with my recipes/recipe books so have been falling back on eating out alot. Need to knock that off. Not healthy physically or budgetwise. Need to work out more too. Have been skipping it and working straight through. Has affected me mentally alot so I've been more grouchy. Need a change of scenery during the day. Got to get back to my Just Do It mentality.

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MOMMABOF7 5/23/2011 11:08PM

    Have fun "working" at the camp! Rock climbing?! Good luck there!

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KOFFEENUT 5/23/2011 10:46PM

    Good for you on figuring out ways to engage your little one in exercise! I know they whine and complain (at least, MINE did!) but usually after they're out having an adventure they have a great time!

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CARANN56 5/23/2011 4:16PM

    You are going to LOVE geocaching!!! And so will your 5 year old! It's a great way to get him excited about hiking. My hubby and I have been caching for probably 4 years. It has gotten us to a lot of places we never knew existed. The caches are everywhere. We live in the mountains and don't do a lot of city caches, but my sister in law does. Plus it's a great way to break up road trips too - because they are everywhere!!
We have been taking my great nieces for a few years and they are always excited about it. I can't wait till my granddaughters are old enough (they are only 2 and 8 months right now). A lot of the little trinkets in the caches are kid oriented.

Have fun!!!!


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MHNGJR 5/23/2011 3:40PM

    emoticon Sounds like a fun weekend coming up. emoticon

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Crazy Week

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Haven't been tracking much or exercising much for that matter. Work just got very busy and everyone wants something yesterday. Love those days. Son is acting up at home so that hasn't helped either. But baby steps. I could have gone and bought a chocolate bar but I opted for the 1/2 cup trail mix instead. So far so good.

Need to work on son and his pokiness in the morning. Keeps making me late for work. This morning was the worst. I finally had to yell at him to get him out of the car. Grrrr. Pretty much everything went down hill after that. *sigh*


Broke Even!

Monday, February 07, 2011

With the Super Bowl party and all I still broke even this weekend. No gain. Yippee!

Today I switched up my workout routine and went ice skating. What fun! I need to learn to ice skate well so I can practice with my son who is doing Learn to Skate hockey at DU. Of course, he is fearless and way faster than I am, but I figure if I go to the public skate sessions during lunch, I'll get better. His dad won't go near the ice.


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