Friday, February 04, 2011
I have so many things to be positive about, it's hard to pick some specifics! One thing I'm particularly grateful for today is that I work with someone who is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, just like me! This helps so much in keeping me accountable on a daily basis!
Just to give you one example from many, yesterday we were given SIX dozen doughnuts from a customer! I was being tortured by having to sit by them for a couple of hours as I did some work in the back. Guess what she did? She walks back there and says, "Wow, that has to be hard!" I looked at her with big eyes and was like, "YES, it is!!" She then comes and puts them nicely in a bag and scoots them away from me. She didn't say anything as she did it, she just nicely stashed them away and walked off. It was a relief to atleast get them out of my eye sight and out of smelling range! How cool was that?!! Thanks THATS_LOVELY101, my waist appreciates you!
Another positive is that my eyeliner hasn't smudged in four years!! Yep, that's right! I've got permanent eyeliner, (it's a tattoo), on my eyelids and therefore, I hardly have to spend any time doing my makeup! I just throw on some foundation and mascara and I'm good to go! I never have to spend another dime on eyeliner or worry about smudging it. It saves me so much time in the morning, plus I don't look like death when I wake up, lol!
One more positive for the day is that I have such supportive parents! When school is cancelled, (which it has been nearly all week due to the blizzard), they step up and watch the kids for me during the day while I go to work. Not only do they watch them, but they meet me in the parking lot at work to pick them up in the morning. When it comes lunch hour, I go to their house and enjoy a home cooked meal by Mom and some precious time with my kids. Then, when I get off work on these days, they are sitting there waiting for me in the parking lot with the kids. I couldn't ask for anything more!
Here's a couple pictures of my daughter and her Papa, enjoying a dip in the hot tub yesterday! Never mind that there's over a foot of snow on the ground, that doesn't stop our family! I remember being out there with him as a kid, growing icicles on our hair as the snow would be falling around us. Ahhh, such great memories!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Well the blizzard hit us hard! My driveway had some huge drifts and it was up to my waist in some places! I tried shoveling, but the wind kept blowing it back in my face and there was SO much of it! It wore me out just to do a patch! I was snowed in and didn't mind at all!
That is, until the boss wanted me to come in! Ugh!
The main roads were fine but it was the neighborhoods that were a mess. Good ole' Dad came and saved the day, though! It wasn't until after noon that he arrived, but he brought his trusty snow blower and cleared my driveway in no time!
Here is a picture of when they first got here. My dad made a path for my mom first....it was funny and oh, so cute!
(in her satchel is some chicken noodle casserole!)
My parents are SO awesome!!! =)
My daughter just couldn't wait to help! She even ventured over to the neighbor's drive to give him a hand.
My poor little boy woke up sick today, though. I just had to snap some pictures. Kids are so pathetically cute when they are sick!
My furbaby couldn't miss the photo op. He is my 3rd child, lol...really though!
I ended up working for only a few hours while my parents stayed at my house with the kiddos. They enjoyed spending some time together while the boss's practically kissed my feet for coming in. Maybe it's a good time to bring up a raise ;) lol. It was nice to get out of the house, even if it was just a few hours. Kids are cuddled up on the floor on that nice little pallet you see in the pics. I think it's about time for me to join them and snuggle for a bit. Good night!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Thanks to the blizzard outside, I'm stuck at home and loving it. I called in to work today and I'm staying inside where it's warm and safe! Boss may not have been too happy but nowadays, if I don't feel safe on the roads I don't drive at all. Better safe than sorry! So now I have a full day to do nothing! YESSSS!
Ok, so maybe there's some things I can find to do...but one good thing is that my house is totally clean. Normally I'd be feeling like I needed to be doing some cleaning, but with everything done, I don't. So nice! I just hope I can keep my house this way! I've joined the website Flylady.com and really love it. It's giving me tips on how to clean my house and is breaking it down into baby steps. We all know how important those are, don't we!?
I've also been enjoying my new Fitbit! It's this little pedometer type thing that I wear on my belt or in my pocket, and it counts how many steps I've taken, the miles I've traveled, how many calories I'm burning through out the day, and my activity level. It even tracks my sleep!! It will give me a sleep efficiency score based on how long I was asleep, how long it took me to fall asleep, and how many times I awoke in the night. All of the data it collects is uploaded to a website where it tracks everything for you, charts it, analyzes it, and can even compare it to other users. It really is a cool little gadget. What made it even more cool was that it was free! Yep, FREE! I used my Visa reward points that I had been saving and used them all on this. Cha-ching...score one for the good guys!! You can learn more about it at www.fitbit.com
So according to yesterday's stats, I walked 5,585 steps, traveled 2.4 miles and burned 2,107 calories! My sleep efficiency score was 89%, it took me 8 minutes to fall asleep, I was in bed for 6 hours and 28 mins, and my actual sleep time was 5 hours and 40 minutes. Cool, huh?!!
If any of you guys are already users, maybe we can be friends on there! I know there's a social networking aspect to the site too, I just haven't gotten started on that yet. I AM tracking my food though! *gasp* LOL For me, this is a biggie! I did it for awhile, but after I learned how many calories were in my favorite foods, I pretty much knew what my caloric intake was and would keep a running total in my head. It helps that I'm good with numbers, too. But with this site, if you log your food it will keep a more accurate count on everything and will calculate your calorie deficit for the day. I just love technology!
Well, that's about all of the exciting news for me for the day. I hope everyone stays safe and warm!
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