Sunday, July 20, 2014
I'm trying to get in there....you know where. The balance between life and yourself. We took in two extra kids who didn't have a place to stay (18 & 21) until low income housing opens up and we have my friend's daughter from PA here.
Every day I think about a run, or a video, or even 10 minutes of moving. My mind feels like I've been moving 10000 miles in all different directions then my tracker shows very little dots on it. This tells me I need to regroup and refocus.
I've been trying to keep up with an arm challenge my friend posted on Facebook. I think if I just do SOMETHING every day, as Chris the Spark Guy says, it will become a habit to do more...
We have three more BBQ events to do for hubster before he moves. And they are BIG ones. If I never see another roasting pan/chafing dish it will be too soon (I wash all dishes after events LOL)
My daughter;s car is back...complete with a BRAND new engine. uner warranty. I will have to send a nice gift to the service department.....something not flowers...hmmm ideas would be great there.
went and saw Larry the Cable Guy on Friday ...I had never seen one of his shows and I didn't know what to expect. It was pretty funny!!! But yesterday....oh yesterday!!! I saw THESE guys!!
Naked Eyes opened with three songs including their "Promises Promises, why do I belieeeeeve" song:
This little gal surprised the heck outta me! She sings "The Warrior" is what she's known for but I also enjoyed "sometimes love just ain't enough" and her voice is still awesome AND man is she still a firecracker on the stage!! It was like being in the 80s again fer sure!!
Martha Davis of the Motels still has one of the most Awesome voices of all times. She sang and I closed my eyes just "to be back there"... And the Go Gos....well, I don't think they stepped out of time with their good looks and performances. Amazing...
I actually slept in today....for the first time in a very long time....
Going to put on my shoes today and see if I can get my Glo Getter today. It dropped from the triple digits into the low 90s...good weather for getting out :o) Actually, I'll go do that now. I'm feeling pretty dang good and don't have anything on my plate today (not without youngest already trying to hail me as a taxi cab though)
As MostMom always says "Spark on Brave Sparkies"
I've actually had that in my head in her voice allllll week. Hi, I'm Corinna and I'm a Sparkaholic LOLOLOL
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The girls are here from Washington state and we decided to take them to Santa Cruz for a night of fun. I work extra hours to get Wednesday off and we head out bright an early.
About an hour into the trip my daughter says her check engine light came on and what does she do? I was like "don't panic, but let's stop at a gas station and let's make sure you're not overheating or something"
well we take the exit and come to a stop....only when she goes it's like 5 mph. I'm telling her "come on push the pedal" and she says "I am...this is IT"
Now, I kind of knew we might be in trouble. So we drive around this town (somewhere in Concord, Concordia area??) and we find this body shop. Two very nice fellows come over and they drive the car around and call all the dealerships in the area to see what it could be.
Sounds like a clogged fuel filter or bad gas. Only NO ONE could even LOOK at our car til the following week. LOOK at it, not fix.
Well, we put in octane booster and try to drive it around only the car is shaking like a chiwawa so bad that I tell Ms Kate, let's just find a hotel here. We call Roadside assistance to see how much a tow back to our neck of the woods is and it's oh, only $1000.
I had to do it. I had to call the hubster. Who was very cool about the whole thing. He borrowed a tow hitch from his boss and picked up four damsels in distress in a town somewhere in California in the last hotel room with no pool, gym, or good tv.
Towed it to the dealership in our town and guess what? Whoever serviced it before we left (ehem...the same people looking at it) OVER serviced it and the oil was double what it should have been. So it was "okay" in town but when we took it on freeway in 100 degree weather, well, it destroyed the piston, the spark, the motor and much much more. I haven't even made the first payment on it yet.
Our BBQs have been going well. I've been helping out as much as possible which is to say I've been doing dishes for hours on end. LOL
Yesterday my work had a Christmas in July event to which hubs BBQd there...I was running back and forth.
My eating during all this has just been a wreck and I've totally noticed it in my tummy troubles. The absolute pain reminds me why I was not eating this way in the first place...but I must be moving so much my weigh in remained the same.
Anyhow...I just wanted to check in and share my great car story with you and how my husband saved us from strandedment. Car will be in shop for over a week so it's back to doing the car shuffle as no one seems to like me walking to and from work in 100 degree weather.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Isn't that amazing? I've been so motivated in my head to "begin" this journey. I even went on a run. Then I spend my days running running cleaning and doing for others. I use my exercise as a reward to myself that I can never claim. But, while running (seems to be when I think best) I thought: "just because I'm not pushing play on DVD or running doesn't mean I'm not on this journey"
So, am I still on forever day 1? probably....but for the 145,509,209th time.
That's a heck of a streak I think.
Today, my "streak" of fitness movement will consist of heavy cleaning. My house is ikky on this fine "sunday" (it's MY Sunday) and I want my house to shine. and I do plan on hitting play tonight on my DVD....see, I will also clean the 4th bedroom to where I'm not "waiting for the TV" ...excuse busted!!
My friend Kim has set up a Facebook page for Mommy's and Daughters (hers and mine) that will be fun too i think.
I do have a question for any runners out there.
I run with ear buds in (iPod music) as many of you know. I am hard of hearing otherwise and legally blind.
My question is: snakes.
I want to run a pretty populated walking trail by my house but the truth is, I'm afraid of the "off chance....but maybe not so off chance" that I miss (or don't miss?) a rattler.
Should I just stay on the sidewalk?
should I just chance it?
I hear of people doing trail running and I always think "OMGosh how? snakes!!" If you haven't noticed I clearly have a fear of them
So, am I just being overly paranoid?
I'm streaking day 1.
going to do like Mostmom and a couple of others...I love seeing "streak 935" If I can make it to 7 days, I know I can make it to 20, then 100, and so on.....
day 1: (yes, again....I like day 1 clearly)
21 day fix: Cardio
4th bedroom clean/laundry:
Tonight this blog SHOULD/WILL have three check marks of completion. I'll be back as I am going to post a mini challenge for our Chefs.
Okay everyone...there's my confetti thoughts.
Now, off to cleaning and I'll see you tonight. go do something. 10 minutes. Move...run, skip, walk...
and I want to hear ALLLLLL about it.
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