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Monday, 9/22/14

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Got my wish today. Co-op offered some down time for me and I didn't have much to deal with once home as far as communications. So thankful! I got the 2-3 emails sent and it's done until later in the week. I wasn't sure how it would go as I had about 11 families out so lots of scrambling to get subs in place in the classes, but it all worked out. I even put myself in one class (Math Tutoring/Study Hall) and that was helpful as it was quiet and I was just a body to be in there so the teacher wasn't by herself with students. I was able to get my lists all put together from info I'd gathered earlier in the day which translated into less time working on co-op at home. I then had time to Spark and check email on my Kindle. It all went fairly smoothly for also having a party during lunch break. The student council did a great job pulling that together.

This evening was craft night and it was fun. We made bath salts and foot scrubs using doTerra oils for the scents. We got about 30 jars filled, decorated and labeled.

Now we're watching Dancing with the Stars.

Update on the new mom. She is in ICU and receiving platelet treatments. Last word tonight was she is slowly improving. Baby has been released so grandparents and dad are taking care of him.

Tomorrow... trainer time (I'm a bit nervous...he "threatened" a different outdoor cardio thing.), school and then NOTHING!!! I know...hard to believe, right?

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/23/2014 12:38PM

    Still sending prayers for the family. Glad that co-op went smoothly for you. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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DOROTHYBERO 9/23/2014 9:34AM

    Hope the new mom continues to do well.

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NELLIEC 9/23/2014 12:22AM

    I am so glad to hear the new mom is improving. Your last blog sounded pretty scarey about her!

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Sunday, 9/21/14

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Worship was different this morning only because of a very sad situation that is happening with a young man that Tim and I mentored from his late elementary through high school years. He then made a series of not-so-great choices complicated by horrible military memories. He recently remarried a sweet girl (she was already pregnant) and their son was delivered on the 16th. Little Wade had some respiratory issues, but has come through them very well. His mom however has not been so lucky. After the delivery Katie began hemorraging and needed emergency surgery. That got things under control and then her kidneys began to give out. Last night things worsened as her lungs began filling with fluid. Needless to say, lots of tears and sadness this morning at church. I was surprised to see Sascha there with his parents, but it was a good thing for him to see everyone surrounding him with love and prayer.

Maegann had a great time with the Jr. High class and that is a blessing after all she's gone through in the past and avoiding any type of youth activities.

Isaac brought his friend Nathan home with him (the boys went to the other church today) and they had a lot of fun playing together.

I spent time getting Maegann's cooking class items put together and then tackled the "gone tomorrow" emails and made sure plenty of helpers were in place in those classes. About 8 families gone that I know of which means there are typically a few more that don't think to let anyone know.

Asked the hubby to go to Mongolian BBQ for supper with me so we had a short "date" tonight while the kiddos stayed home. Must do that more often!

Tomorrow I am hoping that the extra "drama" that has presented itself for two weeks at co-op lessens or disappears. I've had to spend way too much extra time on this group since it began. Must figure out a way to limit my time if it keeps up.

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JUSTDOIT011 9/22/2014 11:46PM

    Mongolian BBQ sounds delicious! Hope you had a good time.

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NELLIEC 9/22/2014 4:02PM

    I too think that limiting your time on coop is something that needs to happen -- especially since you do have a life outside of coop!

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CARRIE1948 9/22/2014 11:41AM

    I agree, you need to limit the emotional pull of coop.

I'm glad you and Tim went out together without the children.

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DOROTHYBERO 9/22/2014 10:18AM

    I hope co op goes well today with out drama. So sorry for this young family!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/22/2014 8:45AM

    Such a sad story. I am praying for the family.

Hope that co-op goes well and that there is no "drama"!

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EBEAMS 9/21/2014 10:19PM

    Good boundaries are a great thing but often difficult to negotiate when people are very needy or drama-filled. Good luck ... Your friends will be in our prayers ...

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JENNBECK831 9/21/2014 8:43PM

    Love the verse you shared.

That family will be in my prayers.

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DIANNEMT 9/21/2014 8:16PM

    Good luck with tomorrow. I will pray for that new mom.

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Saturday, 9/20/14

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I can't believe how non-stop this day has been and that is not what I thought it would be like! When I see the list below it is no wonder I'm so thankful to finally be Sparking and watching a movie online.

*Bountiful Basket
*Grocery Store
*Put everything away from the stores
*Started laundry
*Made 2 of 3 beds with new linens
*Took my dad back home
*Hobby Lobby
*Lunch with the family
*Painted a rail at the end of the stairs
*Updated receipts

While I was doing all of this the family was out with my dad and this afternoon they have all been outside painting boards for the coming patio cover!

Tomorrow... church and getting things ready for co-op.

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/21/2014 3:32PM

    Whew! That is a long task list for a Saturday. Hope today was more restful.

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/21/2014 12:41PM

    Whew! Hope that you can relax today!

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DIANNEMT 9/20/2014 6:52PM

    You deserve a break! Get a good night's sleep! And maybe a bubble bath!!

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Friday, 9/19/14

Friday, September 19, 2014

Enjoyed a quiet day at home which also meant one morning for the entire week that I did not have to awaken to the alarm clock. However, while Tim was up early getting ready to head to a meeting he didn't pay attention to the houndies so Jolie came upstairs and woke everybody up early. Oh well.

We got school accomplished and while the kids were doing their work I got things done for co-op. I really should have kept track of how many hours I've spent on that this week because I truly feel like it was way too much of my time. Definitely need things to calm down soon. Nothing dramatic...just lots of little things. I also spent a couple of hours getting school plans in place in the tracking software and checking today's work.

After lunch Tim took Isaac with him to work and Maegann and I went to Michael's to find some fall decor for the house. With all the cute decorating spots in this little place we really needed something different as all our other things were mostly for spring/summer as that's when we were selling the old house and we bought them for "show." Got some cute things at 50% and the fall colors are so pretty in here with all the brown shades on the walls.

Didn't have any free time once home really so it was into the kitchen to work on supper for everyone. Tonight I'm enjoying Biggest Loser (online) while Sparking.

One decision I made at some point today was to go back to eating even closer to how I was on the previous nutrition plan. I am tired of the scale creeping back up. I can account for a little with the muscle weight, but not 20#. Makes me so angry, but it is my fault for not caring a little sooner. I truly don't think I paid attention to the number as it was such a slow process. Now that nothing is fitting nicely the number has my full attention. Tim spoke with my Chiropractic doc that helped me so much and he offered his advice for what to make happen and it is pretty much where I was at in my head. Gotta make it happen!

Tomorrow... gym for cardio, Bountiful Basket, groceries, car wash, a couple errands, home to mop floors and change bed linens. Trying to keep the day as quiet as I can once the morning is done.

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DOROTHYBERO 9/21/2014 7:17AM

    I love seansona; decorating - i need to get my scarecrows out!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/20/2014 10:37AM

    Hope your afternoon stays calm! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, 9/18/14

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Made it to the gym a little late this morning thanks to a tire going flat. Had to turn around and come get a different vehicle. Nice that Rocky had a few extra minutes so we could get a full 30 minutes done anyway. He is pushing me and that is a good thing. He sent a nice text a bit later in the morning telling me he thinks I'm doing great and to keep up the hard work. Now if I can just get the scale to start reflecting that work!

Other accomplishments today:
*in-home counseling
*Isaac's physical therapy
*much of the co-op work (I need this to quiet down soon...too many hours each week.)

This evening I had a chance to check the weigh-in and I don't remember ever having one completed by 8 p.m. MT since I've been doing the reporting. Wow! Check this one off the list and congrats to those who had amazing losses for our first week!

Tomorrow... school and nothing else on the calendar. Yahoo!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MUSICMOMOF2 9/19/2014 8:40AM

    Sounds like this trainer was just right for you! Have a great Friday!

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CARRIE1948 9/19/2014 8:37AM

    I'm so happy the trainer is turning out to be such a positive ally

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DOROTHYBERO 9/19/2014 8:37AM

    Enjoy your quiet day!

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NELLIEC 9/18/2014 11:22PM

    It's great you got a lot accomplished!

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