Thursday, June 11, 2009
Son and his teacher. So, yesterday was just aweful and I wasn't sure today would be better, but so far so good! Son had his graduation, it was nice-he looked so cute! Our school just does "dress-up" for k-grad, gowns are worn for thier pics but not for the ceremony, so son was wearing his church clothes and tie. So, handsome. After we went to Cold Stone for ice cream. Only, silly me, forgot to check what time they actually open! At 10:00 we are standing outside a store not scheduled to open until 11:00 so Grandma and all of us are standing there trying to decide what to do now. McD's is close and a Baskin Robbins is a few miles away. And then the door opens and this very nice young man says "Do you need anything?" We say we were coming to get ice cream to celebrate graduation and a birthday, but you aren't due to open for an hour. He says "well, since it is a special occasion I can open early." And he lets us in and dishes up our ice cream!!! I never would have expected him to do that!! Not many merchants open thier store and serve customers an hour ahead of time!! He made my day!! We thanked him profusely, but he probably still doesn't understand how much it meant to me. My kids were the ones who picked Cold Stone and would probably have been happy somewhere else, but still disappointed. They didn't have the lemon sorbet I wanted, but they did have a really good Strawberry, Mango, Banana Sorbet. So I stuck to sorbet instead of the fat laden Cheesecake Ice Cream with Grahamcrackers and Cherries that I might have ordered otherwise!!! And, I already finished son's teacher's gift-a handstrung bracelet of green glass beads and silver flowers!! So far a good day! Picks of son at graduation...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Answer: I sure hope so! Yesterday started out bad and pretty much stayed that way. I walked to get my son from school and that was the high point of my day! It has been unusually cool here and it was very refreshing to go for a nice little walk to get my son. I had so many disappointments yesterday and I ate horribly! I ate breakfast (yeah!), but I missed lunch and dinner was horrible. Friday is payday and the available cash is getting low. But, I had just the right amount to pay for snacks at the kid's baseball game last night and have $3 left over (there is a little left in the bank, but that doesn't count in my available cash amount). So, I am thinking good, I've got a little emergency money. Dinner for my husband and I is hard on baseball nights, the kids get dinner after the game (parents take turns buying hot dog packs or an entire pizza from the snack bar). Hubby will often eat whatever the kids get (there is almost always at least 1 kid missing so he eats thier hot dog or slice of pizza). Okay this story is getting out of hand, so anyways in the mail yesterday I get a coupon for 69 cent tacos al carbon at El Pollo Loco. I look these up on thier nutritional information and they are an actual, for real, good choice. The are low in fat, the chicken is grilled, the tortillas are corn and have not been fried. So I'm thinking HIGH POINT OF MY DAY! Yippee I'm gettin' a taco for dinner!!! Just before the game I go and check my wallet to make sure the snack money is in there and lo and behold $4 is missing!!! What the HECK!! "Honey did you take the $4 out of my wallet?" "YEAH"! What followed was not pretty. I was MAD! So not only did I lose my taco money, I am now $1 short of what I need for baseball! I cried, I cried over an extremely frustrating day and not getting my taco! DH is still in the dog house-oh, the reason he felt he needed our cash-so he could buy A SODA AND A CINNAMON BUN!!!!! So, today is Kindergarten graduation and a Cold Stone Ice Cream after for a celebration-Oh and silly me it is also Older Daughter's 5th birthday-Happy Birthday KK! I checked the nutritional information and have two choices in mind in case our Cold Stone currently doesn't have one of them. I hope they have the lemon sorbet in-it's my favorite! And relatively reasonable in the calorie, fat and carbs range. Actually it is a lot of carbs, oh well. We are celebrating two very important occasions. Still a busy day, but I will fit in the exercise-I now have 3 teams doing calorie challenges and I have suggested it to two others to help "fire up" kind of slow teams! Gotta do my part!!! Okay, everyone have a great day!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I had the idea to get up early today and try to get a bunch of stuff done early. Dishes, the bracelet we are making for my son's teacher, laundry and exercise. I did a load of dishes. I had to spend 20 minutes helping my husband find his keys to his work truck, because instead of clipping them to his pants like he usually does he left them lying around somewhere. Turns out he left them on the rocking chair where I had set my notebook and they had slid underneath. (I have a "fitness notebook", exercises I have seen in fitness magazines that looked like they would be effective or fun and I go through every so often and pick out new exercises to try (mostly strength training). My son has been on an hour long whine fest because he refused to go to sleep last night. For three hours we kept telling him to get back in bed, quit talking to us, quit playing with toys, that he would be very tired for school today. He didn't comply until sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 and was up and dressed by 5:45 this morning. Now he is a major grumpy pants. The little one spilled her cereal after whining for 10 min. that she needed a chair to sit on-she has a chair!! What she was going on about who knows! The middle one had us digging through the trash to find the beads for the teachers bracelet. I couldn't find them last night and knew she was the culprit. So she tells us this morning they are in the trash! WHAT!! The beads are on a thread and she was swinging them on her arm and they flew into the trash can!! So, we dug them out and washed them off. I'm starting to feel the grumps coming on myself. Still so much to do today and not a very good start. Wish me luck....I'm going to need it today! OOps gotta go WWIII just broke out between Son and older daughter-sounds like biting was involved!!!???? Great haven't had that problem for about 2 years!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I need more sleep or something. I drank too, too, much water yesterday in the evening-oooops. It didn't help either that the 2.5 year old climbed into my bed last night and kept kicking me. Yesterday I discovered I had forced 4 inches of my waist and 6 inches off my hips. Inspired by this discovery I decided to try on a pair of swim shorts my sister gave me last year. They are boy style, but still super cute (they are brown (flatering) with a cute hawaiian pattern with mickey mouse in it on the sides). Last year when I tried to put them on I couldn't get them past my super sized hips. This year, about 10 pounds, or so, ago, I tried them on again. They went past the hips, but not around them-I couldn't get them closed!! So, today I dig up the shorts. Lo and behold-THEY FIT!! They closed, they stayed closed, they were a tiny bit tight, but not unreasonably so-in 5 pounds it won't be a problem at all!! So, Friday I am going out and finding a cute swim top to go with my new swim shorts!! Can't wait!! So, so excited that they fit!! Okay, so now I have got to get to work-I still have tons of exercise to do today to make those shorts look even cuter!!
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