Tuesday, August 31, 2010
After yesterday's great energy, I thought.....okay, this is the day I finally do Jackie's workout DVD that i bought a week ago..
Reality.....this is the day I watched more than did Jackie's workout DVD.
Oh Lord, help me!!! That woman has incredible abs. Not even sure I can find mine!!! Oh sure, I could tell you that I've got great abs, but it's been years since I've seen them so even I'm not absolutely sure they're there.
My spring has sprung, my fall has fell,.... how did I EVER get to this point. Been bragging on myself for the walking and increased energy and all the exercises I've been doing.
Then I watched this, and it was 98 percent watching and 2 percent doing. All during the tape she says "this is my favorite; I could do this forever." I was getting so I didn't like her much.
So I paused it now and again, mostly again, to catch my breath.....but I didn't.....catch my breath that is. Don't know where the he__ it went.
I'm getting sadistic.....I paused it while she was in a really awkward position and then I sat down to write this blog. She's still hanging there.....wonder it that's her favorite thing and if she can do THAT forever.
I'm so bad. I cannot help myself. Have to look....yup, she's still there....teehee. I'm starting to feel better!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Every other Monday morning another gal and I clean the rectory. It's a 5 hour- on your feet- keep moving job. There are 6 offices for various youth ministers, two dinning rooms, a den, the receptionist area, a small room for all the copy machines, etc, a couple public restrooms and each of the three priests have a suite and an office. There's the kitchen, a utility room, and a long and wide hallway full of pictures and glass to clean. I wear my pedometer and always do at least 12,000 steps. When I get home I feel whipped....normally, and normally, I crash for about 2 hours in the afternoon.
Today I came home, made my daughter and I lunch before she went to work, did some paperwork, and played on the computer here on SP for awhile before I picked the boys up from school. Still not dog tired like usual. Took Ethan to Mac's supper club, or Mickey D's, or whatever you might call McDonalds for a treat afterschool and played games on the computer there with him. Still not tired. Have to start dinner soon as Uriah will be home for the football game around 6:30 and as always, he'll be ready to eat his way across the house. I've done a couple loads of laundry since I came home earlier and cleaned one bathroom too.
Crystal clear moment......aha....me thinks maybe the daily exercise and healthful eating is finally catching on...... What a great feeling. How nice to get so much done in one little ole day and not be crawling up the steps for a nap!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Today I'd just like to share a story about my sister. One night over coffee we started talking about eggs. One thing led to another and before the night was over we had put together an order for some baby chicks and a rooster.
A couple of weeks went by and the hatchery called. The chicks were in and ... Off we go....I'm holding the box in my lap on the way home and I can remember telling her that there seemed like a lot of racket for just 7 chicks. She thought so too. We open the box in the barn where we'd set up a little pen and a heat lamp and some feed. All excited we were!!! To our surprise there were lots and lots of baby chicks. After we got them counted we had 36 hens and 6 roosters. We went in the house and of course the first thing to do was to call the place in Iowa where she'd placed the order. They got our order mixed up with another, and we could keep them all...no additional charge. Wow. So knowing my little sister I could almost hear it coming. She named everything and was crazy about animals. Out comes the notebook. Yep, we came up with 36 girls names and 6 boys names....there was Aunt Emma, Why ( a Polish rooster) , Uncle Felix, Winifred, Goldilocks, and the list goes on. Part of the daily routine as they grew was to take out scraps from the kitchen to add to their feed so they'd make some really good eggs....her thinking....not mine. My Dad came to visit and had to check them out of course. As we were walking back to the house there was a loud thud in the hen house. He stopped, looked at Deb and said, "what was that". Without missing a beat she said, " oh that's just Uncle Felix. He's got Aunt Emma up against the wall." I thought my Dad and I were going to die laughing. But that was Deb, always funny.....she's been gone seven years now, a victim of cancer.....but some days I think about that morning with the chickens and our Dad and her, and I laugh all over again.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
In many ways I'm grateful that this week is behind me. I dread the 26th of August each and every year. But it's over, it's done with, and I can get my mindset back.
So many things to be grateful for, and so many people to appreciate. Old friends, my family, and the spark friends I've made and feel like I know even though we've never met. I can't tell you how many of you have helped me along this journey and I want you to know that I'm grateful of each and everyone of you! When I logon everyday, I wonder what new things I'll learn, who'll I'll meet and make a connection with and what my other sp friends are doing that day! It really is a wonderful place to "be".
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The last couple of days I've been busier than a one armed paper hanger. God help me if there is such a thing.
Tending to the garden, watering all day yesterday....the old move the hose routine (but just think how much exercise i got LOL ) and today freezing peaches, catching up on the tomatoes, and a pile of the boys laundry. And I am almost certain I was either suppose to be somewhere or do something at 2 this afternoon. I have almost an hour for the fog to lift. But as the law of averages have it, I won't think of it til about 3. LOL
Oh ya, and it rained like crazy all during the night and wasn't forecast for us. Sooo glad I watered. haha
I bought new workout tape and haven't used it yet, so my review would be that it looks pretty good. Sorry about that.
But.....the day isn't over yet. In fact, as there is a lull in the action, maybe I'll do that right now. Afterall, I have no idea what or where I'm suppose to be at 2, so I might as well. And, if I wrote it down, I don't remember where!!!!!!!!!
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