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Starting over Day 22 & 23

Friday, November 02, 2012

Good Morning Everyone! A new month is upon us and a new year is quickly approaching. Where did the time go?!

Halloween was fun but busy. Kids party went great, although Evie was worn out, she still wasn't feeling 100%. But by the time trick or treating came around she was in a great mood and acted just like herself. We went with my cousins and some friends. It was fun. My midterm in spanish that I had to go to in between classes was great. She posted the grade and I got an A :)

Yesterday I was really worn out from the day before so I didn;t accomplish much but going to class. I went to bed to watch a movie last night around 6 and was asleep before 8:30. The other day I pulled a muscle in my back stretching. I really need to get back on my yoga again. It is killing me!

This weekend is going to consist of taking down the pool finally, cleaning house, and taking down the halloween decorations!

TGIF!

  
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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/3/2012 6:03PM

    Congrats on the A! :)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/2/2012 11:30PM

    Congrats on the A!!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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WINDSONG26 11/2/2012 7:42PM

    Enjoy your weekend and congratulations on the A!

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AMALIA8 11/2/2012 6:11PM

    Great plan for the weekend. Keep up the amazing work and have a great time!

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SHAY1KM 11/2/2012 11:01AM

    enjoy your weekend!

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JSALERNO 11/2/2012 10:24AM

    KIDS ARE ALWAYS HEALTHY TO COLLECT CANDY.

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2BEABETTERME 11/2/2012 8:49AM

    Enjoy the weekend!

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JUSTME29 11/2/2012 8:34AM

    Sounds like a busy weekend - but a fruitful one.

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BLUENOSE63 11/2/2012 7:42AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/2/2012 7:35AM

    Sounds like a good day!!!!! Have a great week-end!!!

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Happy Halloween (Starting over day 21) with pics :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Busy day ahead of us...taking kids to school, then styaing for Bubbies parade and party, then off to take my midterm in spanish then home for an hour, then back to Evie's school for her party then home for some fun. Went last night to get stuff for our own little party if we don't go out trick or treating due to rain. If we do we will be staying around our neighborhood.

Evie is doing better, yesterday she said she wasn't going to school but today she is feeling up to it! YAY!!!

Happy Halloween!



  
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LYNCHD05 11/1/2012 5:21PM

    Erie looks so cute! Looks like everyone enjoyed Halloween!

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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/1/2012 6:02AM

    Poor dog! emoticon

Your kids look so cute emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/1/2012 1:03AM

    Great photos!!!!! I am glad Evie is feeling better!!!!!!!

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MISSY455 11/1/2012 12:27AM

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing them. Hope the test went well for you.

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WINDSONG26 10/31/2012 9:51PM

    So glad she's feeling better and the pics are WAY too cute!! :D

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BESCATS 10/31/2012 4:46PM

    Cute pictures, but I do feel sorry for the dog. emoticon
Hope the kids get to do a little trick-or-treating in the neighborhood so all can see the costumes. Have a great party at home, sounds like fun. Be Safe. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KALISWALKER 10/31/2012 3:49PM

    Looks like fun at your house!
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AMALIA8 10/31/2012 1:56PM

    The costumes look great! I'm so glad to hear that Evie is feeling better as well. I hope you all have a lot of fun tonight. Good luck on the Spanish exam! Keep up the amazing work!

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MICHIGANLORI 10/31/2012 1:45PM

    Cute! That poor dog. emoticon

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JUSTME29 10/31/2012 8:45AM

    I'm glad she feels better.

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SAASHA17 10/31/2012 8:00AM

    Oh they are all so adorable:) have a nice halloween...

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 10/31/2012 7:50AM

    CUTE!!!!! Love the dog costume!

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Starting over day 20

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well keeping miss Evie home again today. Didn't eat anything and hardly drank anything yesterday. Keeping her home until she does...But good news is she woke up a lil while ago said her belly doesn't hurt as bad...she even asked for some apple jacks and ate the whole thing. Now fingers crossed she keeps it down!

We decided to watch a couple of Halloweetown movies last night instead of studying for my midterm tomorrow. I think I will be just fine just going over a few things today. Most of the stuff I am pretty confident in.

Working on a plan just in case trick or treating is cancelled due to rain or sick kiddos. Thinking of baking some halloween cookies or cupcakes and some movies. Least we got to trick or treat at the zoo. Hopefully she will be able to make it to her school party tomorrow ...she is pretty upset cause she doesn't want to miss it.

I am still just getting in my minimal amount of fitness in. Still no ST. Hopefully when this semester is over and I cut my load next semester I can really get on the ball. I have also decided that tomorrow will be my last day using the SparkCoach. While I really enjoyed it, we cannot spare the dollars since Jason is back down to 40hrs and Christmas is around the corner.

Haven't been planning my meals last few days. Need to do a lil grocery shopping, out of a few things. But have been in my cal range and haven't been indulging too much lol emoticon

Hurricane Sandy has brought a lot of wind here. My pool which is about 100lbs with no water, flew into my bushes, Jason had to pull it out and flip it upside down. Doesn't look like its going anywhere now. Had to bring in a few of my halloween decors too. Praying for everyone on the east coast!

Take care everyone!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/1/2012 12:49AM

    I hope Evie feels better soon!!

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WINDSONG26 10/30/2012 9:36PM

    I'm glad Sandy didn't hit you TOO hard

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ROCKRUNNER404 10/30/2012 11:35AM

    Hey that's great you are still in your calorie range all considered!! I have to admire that...I found myself stress-eating a lot over the past several days but now that the hurricane is calming down I will be "starting over" a little bit too.Sorry to hear about the pool...this weekend I discovered a leak in mine too so this spring I am going to have a mess and expense... It's never ending isn't it?? Hope your little one feels better...this time of year is so hard with that.

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AMALIA8 10/30/2012 11:22AM

    Even if you can't stay on SparkCoach, you can still stay on Sparkpeople and join different teams (like the Daily Sparkers) to stay motivated that way. emoticon Keep up the fantastic work!

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JSALERNO 10/30/2012 9:08AM

    I LIKED MY TRIAL OF SPARKCOACH BUT FIGURED I WOULD WAIT TO JOIN UNTIL I AM MOVED AND HAVE A NEW JOB.

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JUSTME29 10/30/2012 8:42AM

    A sick kiddo at Halloween is no fun at all. I hope she feels better for Halloween.

I didn't even sign up for the trial of Spark Coach because I knew I'd like it, but I knew I wouldn't be able to justify the expense to continue. I hope you at least got some tools out of the experience to use on your own.

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WILSONWR 10/30/2012 8:36AM

    Hope Evie gets better soon!

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AZMOMXTWO 10/30/2012 7:43AM

  prayers to all affected by Sandy also and to you to have a healthy kiddo

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Starting over Day 18 & 19

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hi everyone

So Evie had a good time at her sleepover...Not much sleep she said lol...My FIL and MIL came over Saturday afternoon and helped my DH with the yardwork in back while I did ALL my homework emoticon The kids went to Grammas to spend the night since they were planning on going there Sunday since me and DH were going to the Lions game. Got the call Sunday morning Evie was up all night with that stomach bug (except she is a little worse than me, I didn;t have the bathroom trips emoticon ) But since we didn't have anyone to take the tickets at last minutes my FIL wanted to make sure we got to go so he came all the way back here again to sit with the kids and relieve my MIL to a bday party for my niece and nephew. So we went to the game, and it was fun for the most part. Couldn't get Evie out of my head but she liked having Grandpa with her. Keeping her home today, hopefully she can start eating today...

Got all my homework done on Sat...now have to study for the midterm (written exam lol) on Wednesday in Span...

Have a great week everyone!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/29/2012 9:55PM

    I hope Evie feels well soon. I am glad you were able to catch up!!!

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WINDSONG26 10/29/2012 9:51PM

    Hope she gets to feeling better soon!

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SHASTABEARZ 10/29/2012 12:39PM

    Wow! That's a lot to deal with. I hope your little one is feeling better. And, it sounds like you have great in-laws!

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AMALIA8 10/29/2012 9:35AM

    I'm sorry to hear that Evie is sick but hopefully she feels better soon. I'm glad that your MIL and FIL were able to come over and help not only take care of the kids when you went to the game but also to give you that whole day to do homework! That's awesome of them! Keep up the fantastic work and get better soon (both of you)!

PS No worries commenting on your other blogs. It's kind of what I do for my friends. :) Have an awesome day!

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JSALERNO 10/29/2012 9:18AM

    HOPE EVIE'S FEELING BETTER. GLAD YOU GOT TO GO TO YOUR GAME. MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO GET SO MAD WHEN I WAS LITTLE I ALWAYS PREFERRED BEING WITH MY GRANDPA

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JUSTME29 10/29/2012 8:33AM

    When it rains it pours. At least you were able to catch up on your "stuff" so that has to make you feel better. I hope Evie feels better soon.

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Starting over Day 17

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Just a quick hello! I am feeling a lot better. My oral exam was horrible, I got in there and totally blanked out! I was happy we were going to be graded individually since I did not do as well as the other 2 in my group. BUT my teacher posted the grades last night and I got a B! I was so happy!!!! Guess I didn't do as bad as I thought :)

Took my laundry over to my MIL's yesterday. She is no longer working and said she doesn't mind a bit! So I am thankful to have her nearby to help. My mom now lives almost an hr away so I can't bother her anymore lol! Got half the dishes done yesterday. Will get the rest done when I get this homework done. I have just a few more audio lessons in my spanish lab to finish, then I have to do my flyer for spanish, then chpater outline for acc and my WSJ article summary report also for acc. Have to get this all done today since me and DH will be going to the Lions game tomorrow and I won't be able to do it then. All the assignment are due Sun night (acc) and Monday morn for span. Going to be a long day. Thank goodness for my dictation software lol

Have to pick up Evelyn at 11 am from her sleepover and I promised we would carve our pumpkins today. So I at least want to get 1 carved today.

Better get on this homework! Have a great weekend! Go Tigers! Go Lions! Go U of M!!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/28/2012 11:09PM

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JUSTME29 10/28/2012 9:34AM

    And your back to full speed ahead sounds like. I have an extra kid here this morning too - will have to run him home or call his folks in a few hours. Between the two of them they are way higher maintenance than just my one.

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WINDSONG26 10/27/2012 8:21PM

    A B is not bad at all! Way to go!

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MERESGED 10/27/2012 1:29PM

    Aaaah I hate bad test syndrome! Getting a B is nothing to be upset about though, that's awesome!

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SOARINGPHOENIX 10/27/2012 11:30AM

    jlparkhurst I blank out on tests too don't feel bad.

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JSALERNO 10/27/2012 10:26AM

    HOPE YOU GET EVERYTHING DONE.

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AMALIA8 10/27/2012 10:24AM

    I believe I read this already, but I just wanted to reiterate emoticon on getting a B on your oral exam. It never goes as bad as we think it went. It's great to have friends or family nearby who can help with those day to day things to make life easier. I can bring my laundry to my Dad's or Kendra's if I need to and it really cuts down on costs when I have no money to begin with. Keep up the great energy and amazing work!

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