Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Hi..my cousin's wife the health nurse phoned last night to see if I'd "volunteer" to help her at the last flu clinic in town. It was a half day so I got stuff done at home too. Hubby came for a flu shot then we all went out for lunch, I picked up a few groceries. When we got home Hubby had a load of hay delivered from work to unload so I rode my exercise bike for 30 minutes and went 6 miles. Then we hauled some loads of bales, then I did night chores and made supper..we had grilled chicken breasts, carrots, brussel sprouts and I had spinach salad and hubby had potatoes.
I had lots of tea..in a cup and on spark with friends :)
November's goals are going fine..I like the new charting on the fridge to keep track of what I need to be doing!
I'm joining up to Team Sask's 5000 crunches challenge..just have to find out if that means a day, or a month , a year or maybe a lifetime??? It would amp up my fitness!!! whatever!!
Well tomorrow we need to help a neighbor at 7 a.m. to help him sort cows from calves and load calves onto the semi for market. Then it's back to hauling bales. In the afternoon we have a meeting at 4 p.m. to sign papers for the oil well to be drilled on our land.
Well, I'm off to read some more blogs, and articles and do some surfin'.....
Keep on Sparkin' see ya tomorrow !!!
Monday, November 01, 2010
Hi Today is my 6 month Spark-aversary and I'm just 2 pounds away from being half way to my goal!! Whoo Hoo!!
"I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible" Oprah
(or shrinking..in my case)
On to November's goals.....
November's theme is HOSPITALITY FRIENDSHIP & GIVING!!!!!!
#1 Hospitali "tea" tea every day, in a fancy cup, a tea party with self,, or friends, or spark friends, and teams and give goodies....
#2 Amp up exercise..my new bike, shred, crunches, videos etc..in other words get my butt in gear!!!
#3 Amp up water..Thanks Jiiinwonder for the idea...drink 10-12 glasses
#4 Amp up healthy food..daily snacks are tea, almonds and berries
#5 Stay home more..less eating out, spend less $, get more done at home
#6 Home improvement projects...decluttering, cleaning, painting and redecorating..
#7 Christmas projects...Do Flylady's Holiday Cruising Missions, be ready for Christmas by Dec 1 or so...
#8 Streaks..keep up spark points/food/exercise/water/blogs, etc....
#9 Chart on fridge..daily water,tea, fruits and veggies etc..
#10 Reach "one"derland!!!!! I can do it!!!
"Old habits die hard. It's time to purge them for good. You're at a key turning point here. Dive in at the deep end. Commit or not-your call" Peter Walsh
I look forward to working on these goals. Hope to read some of yours , too. Good luck to everyone and have a great November!!
Keep on Sparkin'......
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Hi..It's been a quiet Halloween here...no trick or treaters..but we live quite far off the beaten path plus there's not many kids way out here!! I did pick up some little treat bars just in case, but hubby can finish them :) Save me having to make goodies for awhile.
When I re-read the title of last night blog it sounded like I brought the Johnny Cash impersonator home with me..haha..I guess I dangled my participle or something!
We had to treat 2 more calves this morning, then I helped with gates and twine when hubby fed calves and horses..then off to haul more bales..unfortunately it was too cold to start the tractor in the field!! We came back to the yard and did some more chores, I quadded the main herd. Then hubby hauled bales.
I finally painted my bathroom vanity!! I wanted it a dark, dark brown and it turned out perfect. I was doing some witches potion with it, stirring together 3 different paints , stains and glazes. Too much fun..after the vanity I did the window frame and door too. I have new shiny silver handles to replace the old ones. I'm getting my decorating inspiration from a shower curtain that has rocks on it :) I want to repaint the walls a deep grayish tan..don't have the paint yet, tho...I have quite a few painting projects planned..I always have more ideas than time!!! My kitchen is light blue with a pastel dragon fly border and the cupboards are white. I'm doing a drastic change with deep rust walls, still white cupboards, but with black counter tops and deep rust coffee cups stenciled on the doors. (I have light blue dragon flys now) I do have the white paint for a fresh coat on the cupboards, and black paint for the counter tops..still need to get the wall paint.
After hubby hauled his second last load of bales for the day, I went along so we could bring the tractor home..the snow is starting to go and making the fields really mucky..I got stuck climbing a steep hill with the truck and trailer and bales :( so hubby switched and backed the load down the hill and took a better run at a better place and I drove the tractor home!!! I hate backing up the goose neck trailer especially in the mud!!
I rode my new xbike lots today..it's so nice compared to the old one..it's quiet enough to watch tv, listen to music or talk on the phone..which I did. I phoned middle daughter in Medicine Hat to wish her a Happy Halloween!! She said she was dressed like a pirate to hand out candy and her dog, Max, a little black poodle cross was a bumble bee..but he didn't want to stand for pictures! haha! Just got answer machine at other daughter's place..must be still out with the kids!! Son and girl friend were having a house party tonight.
Hard to believe October is over, it just flew by..we were so busy. I am very happy with my "get healthy" progress. Thanks to all my spark friends and fellow sparkers for all the encouragement and wisdom and inspiration!! Thanks again!!..on to a new month..look out November:)
Night all..keep on Sparkin'
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