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On The Road Again, We're Back on The Road Again

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ok, so I took liberties with the song. Yes, we're on the road again today. Going to visit our dau who DOESN'T live near us. She has a beautiful son who will be 4 on Wed, and our only granddau who is 7. sigh. Wish they lived closer!

We had a false start (or maybe, non-start) this morning. Due to a mis-remembering, we didn't get Darby to the pet resort yesterday, and had to call to get special permission to bring her in on today's holiday! Sooo, instead of getting away before 9:30 this a.m. (a late start any day), we didn't leave until 12:30!! We did reach our evening's lodging at 8 p.m., after stopping up the road for dinner. Had almost perfect weather, and glancing over at the north-bound lanes of the interstate hiway, we were thrilled that we were headed south! Twice N-bound traffic was at a standstill for miles - the second time was for at least 10 miles - I watched the odometer.

I'm about ready to turn in for the night. We'll reach my dau's before dinnertime tomorrow (Lord-willing) and look forward to being able to attend E's b'day party.

Y'all have a great week.

P.S. I tracked my nutrition tonight, and didn't go very much over calories, and managed to pretty-much stay w/in range on the other categories. Whew! Plan to do better tomorrow. Also, hoping tomorrow night's lodging has a treadmill!!

  
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PEGGYJEAN13 6/1/2010 9:13AM

    Enjoy your grandkids. Travel safely.

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LADYNETTIE 6/1/2010 12:04AM

    Happy Trails!

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IUHRYTR 5/31/2010 10:10PM

    Good thing hat you missed the traffic backups. Have a safe trip. -- Lou

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HJFOGARTY 5/31/2010 9:38PM

    sounds like you had a great day - stay strong you are doing so great and are such an inspiration!!!

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Friday, mid-morning

Friday, May 28, 2010

My DH DID hit the DC traffic that I knew he would. It took him 1-1/2 hrs to go from Dullas airport to the Maryland line! We didn't get rain at our house until after 10 p.m., but DH said it was raining down where he was. At least he got home safely.....around 9:30 p.m.

I had a fat-free yogurt when I got up this morning and then climbed on the treadmill. Granted I still can't go fast, but I spent 45 minutes, reading more pages of a book about the beginning of the FBI. It's amazing that it even got off the ground, considering how many blunders they made in the beginning year or so.

We're thankful we don't have any running around plans for today or tomorrow. There's plenty to do here at home. It IS strange that we won't be going to school any more until the fall. emoticon

Have a sparking-fun day everyone.

  
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IUHRYTR 5/29/2010 8:28PM

    Enjoy the break from school. emoticon -- Lou

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BREEZY85 5/29/2010 12:08PM

    have a safe and happy menorial day weekend!

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/28/2010 1:31PM

    Enjoy your summer. Vacaton time always goes so fast and I never get as much done as I planned. Life gets in the way! Hae a good weekend.

Peggy

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Misc. thoughts

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today being Thursday, I cleaned the kitty room at the shelter - no need for more exercise after that! Came home and cleaned myself up, ate a tuna sandwich for lunch and went to school to watch my 10 yr old Gr-son's track and field day. He had fun, he said, and so did I. EXCEPT the sun is shining brightly and the temp reached 91 degrees. Whew! At least I was able to get an umbrella from the car to provide some slight shade for the two of us - just me when he was on the field. Anyway, I took and drank a bottle of water while at the school; and stopped off for a frozen drink on the way home. Haven't tracked it yet, but it's probably full of calories. TOUGH!

I'm back to drinking water now that I'm home again. Trying to decide whether or not to take a second shower. I'm going to stitching group tonight, and don't want to make anyone sick to their stomach. emoticon I'm still working on my cotton top - am almost half thru the front, having already finished the back. I'm getting even more eager to wear it.

My DH drove a missions group from our church to Dullas airport this afternoon, and he probably won't be home long before I get home from knitting......he'll get into rush hour traffic outside of D.C........that should read rush 'HOURS'. It's dreadful around the capital.

Darby enjoyed her time at the pet resort while we were in FL. They spoil her. : ) We're planning to rent an RV for a few days (in July) to see if she (and we) can travel like that. If so, we'll be looking to buy a used one. I'll have to let you know how that goes.

We're supposed to get severe thunderstorms this afternoon into evening - frankly, I'm hoping it all holds off until DH gets safely back home. He's driving the 15-passenger van, and pulling a trailer with all the luggage. While I believe I could manage the van, I don't want to tow anything!

Have a great rest-of-the-day, and evening, too.
Nancy

  
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DAYHIKER 5/27/2010 4:36PM

    You are having quite a day, Nancy! And other than the heat it sounds like fun! Hope your dh makes it home before the storms. Those vans are a challenge.

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Wednesday morning

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Josh's ballgame went on long enuf that I didn't want to exercise after 8 p.m. His team won, 8 to 5. It was exciting to be able to root for them the last couple of innings. (They play 6)

Tyler's t-ball game was 'the usual' - some kids trying, others playing in the dirt, etc. But they're only 5-6, whadda ya expect? emoticon

I had a decent breakfast when I got this morning, then spent almost 40 minutes on the treadmill. We'll be running errands a little later, but I think I'll do some housework (more exercise) before I shower.

I'm planning a salad for lunch - greens, tomato, craisins, little bit of meat and cheese, carrots. I have a low-fat/cal dressing for it, and will use just a little of it. I'm going to have a banana in a few minutes, and maybe some fat-free yogurt. I don't remember what my DH is planning for dinner, but I'm already planning to be mindful of what/how much I eat. I feel (mentally) so much better doing this.

We're going to our dau's house for a brief visit this evening - to meet their new-to-them mini-pinscher. He weighs only about 7 pounds. I know their cat weighs more than that!

Have a great day, y'all.

  
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PEGGYJEAN13 5/26/2010 2:23PM

    Sounds like a good day! Planning ahead for meals always works best for me too.


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DAYHIKER 5/26/2010 1:31PM

    Oh you are so good getting that treadmill in this morning! You are my shero!! emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 5/26/2010 10:45AM

    Your day sounds like a great start. Treadmill and all. emoticon

You enjoy that healthy lunch and time away and then to see that dog. To-night.

Nice support of the games for Josh and Tylers. emoticon




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Tues, 5/25

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today was our last day helping out in Josh's 4th gr class. The good news is that his teacher is being 'promoted' to the 5th gr next year and gets to take her class w/her - and she's delighted that we're willing to help next school year, too.

Tonight we will be splitting up to attend ballgames. Yes, plural. I'll go to Tyler's t-ball game then join DH at Josh's game. Thankfully, they're at the same complex. Sure does help logistics. LOL

I treadmilled a bit today, and am thinking of spending another 20 or so mins after the games. I've been pretending to myself that my habits lately (eating and exercise) have either been out of my control (NOT TRUE!) or that I've been 'ok' (also NOT TRUE). I've been very lax about exercise and have been eating like a pig. I've decided to take myself in hand and get better on both fronts. Thank you for your kind thoughts - I really appreciate that you don't judge me and find me 'wanting' - thanks for your acceptance.

We have a somewhat busy week, this week. But there's light at the end of the tunnel.

Have a great evening and 'talk' with you again (hopefully, tomorrow).
Nancy

  
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JACQUISPAGE 5/25/2010 6:28PM

    How nice for Josh to have his teacher again for the next year, and you too; your help must have been appreciated and you get to enjoy it all over again.
And as for your honesty - you're the best!
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Way

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DEBNICU 5/25/2010 6:23PM

    Enjoy the ballgames tonight.
I really miss our treadmill, it died after 20+ years. We now have a eliptical trainer and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the workout I get on it I just hate doing it, but I know I have to do something to keep losing.
Have a great night.
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Debbie

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/25/2010 5:48PM

    You are the only one that can make the changes you need and stick to the plan. You are taking steps in the right direction.

Peggy

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