Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It is a stormy type of day today. Not actually raining at the moment and we may or may not get any actual moisture, but the clouds keep coming and going, there is a chilly breeze blowing and I feel like getting back in bed. That or playing Mahjong on the computer all day-lol!!
What I don't feel like doing is exercising!! I am having serious problems finding any motivation today. So, if you happen to see my motivation wandering around anywhere, please send it home. I really need it to come back. Thanks
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Last week I came down with a nasty little bug. Little bugger is still hanging on, but I can tell that its days are numbered!! I've been a lazy, lazy person during this bug and haven't done much in the area of fitness. I considered a trip to the grocery store as cardio since I worked up a sweat pushing the cart, and I was merely strolling the aisles!! Too bad I couldn't justify it for real and put it on the tracker, last week would look a lot better!!
Now I am definately on the road to recovery and it is time to get back to work. Time to get back on schedule and time to focus!!
I've got a 5K race on Saturday-Race for Humanity. Kind of a cool race. You got to choose the charity that would benefit from your efforts. I think all of the charities are local-I know for sure several of them are anyways, so you we are helping our own community at this race. I also LOVE that it is "local". It is not exactly IN our town but it is REALLY close! It will take less than half an hour to get there!! Woo Hoo!!
Time to pay closer attention to what I eat. That hasn't exactly been a problem the last week. I've been more likely to not eat. But, now that I am feeling better my body is starting to rebel and ask for things it just shouldn't have. We are working out compromises though...instead of buying the tortillas chips my body was begging for I bought corn tortillas to cut up and bake in the oven until crispy. My body compromised by asking for salsa instead of something else. Salsa? No problem, I can do that. Almost gave into the nachos at the snack bar at last night's game though-BUT didn't!!
Speaking of last night's baseball game-have to brag a bit. Son recovered from the wack to his hand at Saturday's game no problem. Last night he was playing third base, with runners on second and first there was a really good chance he would be involved in the next play. Batter hits a line drive grounder straight to my son. He tags the base almost before the second base runner had left the plate. The batter ran for first and the second base runner ran BACK to the second base thinking he would be safe there or something (he was already out, but hey they are 8 and under so...). That left the first base runner stuck between second and first with no place to go. Poor kid had no idea what he should do. My son threw the ball to the second baseman, who neatly caught it. Second baseman had no idea what to do though because as far as he was concerned there was a kid on his plate who was safe (the out at third runner who returned to second). The other team was yelling at their kid to tag second even if that other kid was already there and we were all yelling at our kid to tag second. Our kid got the idea first!! We had a very confusing, cute and funny double play!! This is why we go to games when little kids are playing-lol!! It was pure instinct that caused my son to throw his catch to second after tagging the base. This move has not been discussed at practice and I was so surprised when he automatically did the right thing-kid's got game! That's good because we are really hoping for some scholarships for college!!! He's seven and I'm already thinking ahead!! He wants to be a teacher at this point and that takes a minimum of 5 years so we are talking some $$$ here. Plus I want him to attend my University so that # just went up!! A baseball scholarship would be pretty handy...:)
Well, time to get to work!! Hope everyone has a great day!!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Slowly getting better from whatever bug I caught. Haven't accomplished much in the way of exercise, but that will change next week as I start feeling a lot better.
Had a baseball game today. First two innings my son was our catcher. Second inning had just barely started when the girls got my attention and I looked away from the game for a moment. When I looked back, my son was standing up, out of his perfect little catcher's stance, and doubled over. At first my brain made me think that it was someone else's kid. I had coach (Dad) bring him over to the fence where we were sitting so I could talk to him. Somehow a pitch hit his un-gloved hand-OUCH!! The coaches pitch in our league so that pitch came from an adult!! Not intentionally...still OWW!! He was crying and we kept trying to find out what he wanted to do-go back or switch out so he could go in the dugout. We were playing short today and really needed him in the game. I told him that but added that it was up to him, if he was hurt he could sit out for awhile. He couldn't make a decision so just as we had made the decision to take him out he decided to go back in. Everybody cheered him-including the other team. I was so proud of him. I actually teared up a bit-Proud Mommy moment. I had to do that thing we women do, where I fanned my fingers under my eyes for a bit. It is a team rule-you don't cry in baseball. Silly me-but I was just so proud of him. That was a very adult decision and we told him after the game that we were proud of him because there are some adults who won't get back in the game after getting a minor injury.
His hand was fine, the hit just stung, a lot!! When the inning was over and he returned to the dugout he was fine. A bit later it was his turn up at bat. In this division the kids get 6 pitches or 3 strikes. If they never swing they get the full six whether the pitches are good or bad. If they swing and miss it is a strike. My son had two strikes and sat back and waited for a good pitch. Dad has a habit of throwing a little crazy when he pitches to son. Dad thinks son is a bit taller than he actually is and tends to throw high. So, last pitch, son has to swing, he connects and gets to first WOO HOO!! The next two batters advance him around the bases and on the third batter he gets home. Our only run of the game!! We aren't very good, we try hard, but usually without such dramatic results-LOL!! Son was on cloud nine today!! He knew Mom and Dad were proud of him for his very grown up decision to get back in the game and for doing his best. He was rewarded with a candy bar!! I got "you are the best mom ever" several times-mostly for the candy!!
Spent the rest of the afternoon scanning old pictures into the computer. The goal is to get them into an online storage site for safe keeping. Some of these pictures date back to the 1950's. One of the pictures I scanned is a pic of my grandpa with some GoodYear Tire execs. He is holding a tire that says "Good Year-Los Angeles 77,000,000 th". The 77,000,000 th tire produced-WOW! And that was way back when. I wish there was a date. Everybody looks late fifty's early sixties in fashion. Thick black rimmed glasses. Thin, stripped ties, pleated trousers. It's a cool pic. Most of the pictures are still trapped in my scanner program, but I will liberate them soon. I scanned over 130 pics and there is still a big pile of pics on my table!! It was a good project for today anyways.
Hope everyone had a good Saturday and has a good Sunday.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Got up this morning and was WAY worse than yesterday-felt more flu-ish than cold-ish. Took the kids to school, came home with the youngest, took a shower, and fell asleep on the sofa while the youngest watched Ben 10 (an action cartoon she loves). Went and got the daughter from school, ran a couple errands, came home and rested again. Went and got the son from school and then fell asleep on the sofa again!! By 5:30 it was time to take son to baseball practice, and I was feeling a bit better so off we went. It was a cool evening and the fresh air actually felt really good. So, after all the naps and stuff I am now feeling quite a bit better. Good thing too. I think if I have another day like the last two my house will fall down. During spring break there were a few more items getting out of place than normal and now, that on top of me doing nothing this week there are toys taking over the house, along with dirty dishes! UGGH!! Can't everybody else stop eating when I do??LOL!! There is a nice cough developing, but the other symptoms have pretty much gone-Thank GOODNESS!!! Looking forward to a more normal day tomorrow!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Figured I might as well keep the "math" blogs going for a bit. Start with an equation on Monday, another one on Tuesday, might as well have one on Wednesday too.
I have three kids, a seven year old, a nearly six year old and a three year old. The older two are in school so muliply that by 26 other kids ( 2(2x26)+1=x) and that adds up to a lot of opportunity for sharing and spreading germs.
Let's see...as a word problem that would be: Joe and Sue go to school. They are in seperate classrooms with 26 kids in each class. Sam and Mary come to school sick and share a desk with Joe and Sue. What are the chances that Joe and Sue's mom will get sick? LOL!! I hated word problems!! I was good at them, but still hated them!!
Woke up this morning still tired and unable to breath. Had to clear my throat to talk above a whisper. "Dang, that tickle wasn't allergies-I'm sick!!" ARGGGH!!! It's been a great year for the germs. I wish we could put germs on the endangered species list!! I'd rather keep the Polar Bears and get rid of germs. Hmm-gives new meaning to the term "germ warfare"-Lol!! Oh well. I'll get over it of course-it is just a cold after all. A nice steamy shower to clear the airways a little. A few cups of nice warm herbal tea and a half dozen doses of cold medicine and I'll be feeling fine again soon.
I'm ditching the aerobics class today-don't want to share the joy with the rest of the class. Besides I can't breathe well enough to keep up with anybody anyways. I will walk to get the kids from school though. Two trips at about a half an hour round trip each time...Anyone have the answer? Common' this is an easy one...about an hour of cardio all together, and at a pace I can manage with my decreased lung function-it'll work. I'll get some yoga in too just because it will feel good.
Maybe a nap too. My "office" is in my bedroom. "Office" meaning the laptop and printer!! And my bed is screaming my name...maybe later. Got a lot of work to do. Still have to mail my taxes to the state!! Hmm...better get that done-lol!! Getting a small-very small-refund from the state so that is good. Refund from Fed too-e-filed that since it is free. Okay, now I am just babbling.
Have a great Wednesday everybody and stay well!!
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