Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented on my blog yesterday :) Yeah I'm very proud of my sweet granddaughters :)
Today I mostly stayed on track with food, did lots of exercise including running up and down stairs just for the fun of it 10 x and walking out in the pasture to bottle feed my little calf (hubby's idea not mine!!) He finally turned them out of the corral.
Yesterday I rode horse for the first time this summer..it felt good to be back in the saddle again :)
I worked out a plan in a 3 subject note book of things to work on and of course my health and spark were one section..so here's some back on track, mini goals for the last half of August
Get back to drinking at least 8 glasses of water!!
Get back to tracking all my food (just in a note book for now..back on Spark in Sept!!)
Get back to doing lots of fitness minutes..and tracking
Get back to blogging daily..this is day 2 :)
Get back to what sparked me to lose 25 pounds last year and continue from there!!
Get back to racking up the Spark points..try to get to next level by Sept 1 :)
There that should get me back on track...let's see if I can Spark some weight loss and get back on track for Sept!! I'm also going to go surfing..to some blogs to find some more inspiration..wish me luck!!
Today I also met with my slo-pitch team women for a send off to one of our team who is off to Edmonton for special radiation treatment..she has to stay in a closed room for 5 days with no out side contact and have meals send through a slot in the door..then driving home her husband can't be in the car with her for very many hours so they will have to stop lots..then she'll be off work for quite awhile..keep her in your prayers through this ordeal!!
Well I better go for now , thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
Hi all...I'm ready to get back on track for the last half of August...I'm having a catch up day... I want to get back on the program after slacking off during my granddaugther's visit.. we had a blast at swimming lessons and grammy's cooking camp :)
I'll post some pics of the weeks...and share some of the fun stuff we did.
I'll put some goals for the last half of August...and my get back on track plan but for now it's time to post some pics...
The Granddaughters and me at grammy's cooking camp..My sister made the hats and aprons... Bon fire the last night..
Breanna in her cooking gear..
Taylor making her smoothie of the day...
girls in their hats and aprons :)....
I'm having a bit of a time downloading the right pictures so I just changed some of the captions..I must still be too tired to think straight or I just don't know how to download pictures very good..haha :)
Anyway thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
Hi..it's been awhile since I've blogged so here goes a catch up blog...
Had a really busy week..and very stressful...Monday was an early a.m. appt for oil change in Weyburn..got home and had a few trying calls with my daughter... can't seem to help her ...just keep trying to encourage her :( Fought a huge prairie fire about 10 miles away from our ranch..we were there a few hours..it was blistering hot and the wind was wicked but it was finally under control and burned about 50 acres on the neighbours :( Tried talking to my daughter and it was going nowhere.... I lost my patience and ended up hanging up and now feel bad and she won't answer now :( feel like I burned that bridge...
Tuesday was hot, hot, hot..went to town to get a tire fixed and worked around home....Wednesday took a day off and spent the day in Regina with my sister and tried to get some stress relief..we had a fun day :)...Thursday was a cattle round up in the community pasture and did some catch up work around home...
Yesterday I iced a cake for the bridal shower center piece and after lunch went to town and got the shower ready with the other hostess..the shower was great fun until the end when the town was under a tornado warning!!! Talk about clearing out a hall!! At least we cleaned up fast too and got home safe and no tornado :) but some more stress..and oh my aching feet!!
Today after chores we went back into town to work the 2 shifts at the outdoor music festival..morning shift at the gate and afternoon shift and the food booth. Now we're home..I'm sitting with my feet up..boy do they hurt :( Hubby's out baling..I'm watching a movie....
Tomorrow I hope to do some more catching up..yard work, house work etc.... July is flying by and the little granddaughters are coming for swim lessons Aug 1... I can't wait but I have lots of stuff to do to get ready !!
Better go..hubby just came in with the tractor and broke down the baler :(
Keep on Sparkin' Have a great rest of the weekend..thanks for dropping in...
Hi..I love lists so here goes with some summer fun....
1.Get your hair wet when you swim
2. Make eating fun
3. Take your phone calls outside...stand on grass
4. 10 minutes of jumping rope :)
5. Read a summer beach novel
6. "To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug" Helen Keller
7. Enjoy the joy of gardening
8. Make dinner from a market garden
9. Fly a kite
10. Have a winning " go-to" look
11. Enjoy a pedicure
12. Never turn down a glass of champagne
13. Have a popsicle for dessert and eat it on the porch
14. Enjoy marinated veggies in glasses
15. Blow bubbles
16 Attract hummingbirds
17. Hop on a playground swing
18. Find a drive-in near you
19. Collect 2 wildflower bouquets..one for you and one for a neighbor
20. Move a full size bed onto to the porch for a fun family gathering place
21. Make a centerpiece of fresh lemons
22. Have dirt (crushed oreos) sprinkled over ice cream
23. Star gaze :)
24. Find a quiet place like a secret garden and enjoy the beauty and quiet
25. Fake a clean house..shelve the deep cleaning chores until after Labour Day
26. Use aroma therapy
27. Live in flip flops
28. Make homemade strawberry ice cream ( or ice milk)
29. Indulge in a hammock
30. Wisdom for the ages "Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." Henry James
You deserve all this and more- have a great summer!
We've had a busy week so far..Monday we fixed and filled the community pasture cattle oilers, then to town for mail and groceries..mail is still not caught up since the strike..got a bill that was already past due :( and still don't have the credit card bill that's due mid month so yesterday when we were in Weyburn with a trailer load of cattle for the sale I paid at the store...
...had coffee with the in-laws..the knee replacement is going great!! We had to round up the cattle from 2 different pastures so it was an adventure.
Today hubby put out salt in the pastures and then rode with the rider to check. We have a dead cow in the community pasture..lightning..so we needed the vet for an autopsy for insurance the vet was out this afternoon and it was lightning. We moved some stuff out of the way to make room in the shop for hubby to put the best truck in since we have a storm warning for tonight and don't want hail on it!!!
I did lots of laundry and some gardening today..enjoyed a salad of fresh garden lettuce and homegrown cherry tomatoes :) Tonight Hubby has started to cut hay....saw a cute thing yesterday..instead of a vacation, or a staycation have a haycation..a vacation on a farm :) yup..just like here!!!
Our make up slo-pitch game that was rescheduled for tonight is rescheduled for August, we hope to still play our league game on Friday..next Friday I'm helping put on a bridal shower so I can't play.
On Sunday I'm meeting oldest daughter in Regina so she can borrow our tent and sleeping bags for her college reunion ...I hope to meet up with my sister too.
July has just flown by..how can it be almost half over??
Hope you're all having a wonderful summer and thanks for dropping by and Keep on Sparkin'