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Hubby's Home!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Brian made it home safe and sound late last night. I think it was around midnight. I stayed up for him, watching too much TV. It kept me awake, though. His trip went well and he made some good business contacts. He also brought us some presents from Phoenix. He gave me an early birthday present, turquoise earrings and bracelet. I've been wanting some turquoise earrings, so he was surprised at how much I loved them.

Our dinner plans with friends fell through this weekend. I'm a little disappointed, but also happy. We can plan a fun family adventure now. I hope we'll hit the bike trails tomorrow, early before the heat hits.

That's about all for now. I'm so happy my hubby's back! Have a good weekend everyone!

  
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ASMPP1 5/25/2010 7:14AM

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ANEILSON 5/21/2010 11:18AM

    Awwww- Glad hubby's home. I have a sneaking suspicion that he may have missed you as much as you missed him. Have a great day and weekend and enjoy the time with your family.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/21/2010 10:52AM

    Have a great day and enjoy the fact that he's home!!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/21/2010 9:54AM

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SHELLKAYE 5/21/2010 9:37AM

    Glad to see how happy and excited you are that hubby's back. Sounds like you have a great plan for tomorrow. Have fun. emoticon

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MYRACCOON 5/21/2010 9:20AM

  I'm sure he's glad to be back too!

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Feeling Better, But Lonely

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I know that sounds crazy, me lonely. I have six kids. How on Earth can I be lonely?

I'm feeling much better. I was actually feeling better from the stomach bug yesterday. The weather is beautiful, so I went for a walk (2.2 miles), and then even did weights and stretching. A little later, I wanted to try another workout video I downloaded from Netflix. This one has 10 minute routines, so I only did one. I also added some crunches. Eating went well. The proteins didn't upset my stomach, so I'm back on track there.

My hubby's been on a business trip, though. I really miss him and didn't want to get off the phone with him last night. It's funny how I feel lonely, even with six kids around. The kids have been great. They took good care of me on Monday, and have behaved really well. I've got one home today, sick with the same bug I had on Monday.

The rest of my week should go really well. Hubby's home tomorrow night and I can't wait!

  
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ASMPP1 5/20/2010 5:38AM

    emoticonIt is different with dh gone and kids around. We have done that round here, too. Only one kid with me and one with him on those trips.

emoticon Hang in there! He'll be home soon, as you said!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/19/2010 1:49PM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hope the rest of your husband-free time goes well. Have a great day!

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SHELLKAYE 5/19/2010 1:18PM

    Tomorrow night will be here before you know it. Hang in there. Sounds like it will be a nice weekend to spend with the hubby.

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SUZIAND 5/19/2010 11:11AM

    Awww...I'm glad your hubby will be home soon! Hang in there!!!


Suz : )

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ANEILSON 5/19/2010 9:35AM

    Glad you are feeling better. Hope your little one feels better soon.

Make sure to give your honey a big smooch when he gets home and let him know just how much you missed him. ;)


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I'm Too Busy to be Sick!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

This weekend wasn't so bad. I worked Friday through Sunday, but really enjoyed the people I worked with. It got busy at times and slow at times. The usual strange orders that pop up (I'm a hospital pharmacist), but nothing to overwhelm me. I even got a cardio workout in Friday before work, and a full cardio, weights & stretching workout in Saturday before work.

Sunday we got Brian ready for a business trip. He's in Phoenix until late Thursday, so I'm doing the single mom thing. That wouldn't be so bad except I got hit with a stomach bug after I got home from work late last night. YUK!! I'm a low carb eater and all I can tolerate today is oatmeal and toast. I'm finally trying some mild green tea to get me up and about a bit. Fitness will have to wait till tomorrow.

The twins have been great so far, letting me rest. The other kids will have to take care of mommy when they get home from school. They're big helpers and are usually up to the challenge. Soccer, track and all other activities are done for now. That will make it easier.

I hope to be up and active again tomorrow. I hate missing too many days of exercise. I missed a few last week due to TOM. I never get a workout in on Sunday, too busy. Here's to hoping this is a 24 hour bug.

Keep Sparking everyone!! I'll be back to normal soon!!
Chris

  
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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/17/2010 10:47PM

  Hope you feel better soon!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/17/2010 5:00PM

    I hear ginger will help sooth the stomach. Hope you get better.

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MODREAMWEAVER 5/17/2010 3:44PM

    Hope You get to feeling better Soon

I'm sending sunshine, soup and flowers you way ,, to brighten your day, cheer you up and help you get better.


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TLROYER 5/17/2010 3:03PM

    We had a friend who had the bug for 24 hours last week. One really bad day and the next day fine. Hope you feel better soon. Terry

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/17/2010 2:40PM

    Hope you feel better! At least the kiddos are letting you rest. Mine wouldn't do that...

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STACIJ40 5/17/2010 1:58PM

    Get better!
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A New Activity: Twin Aerobics

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yesterday, I was reading Spark articles, getting as many points as I could while eating my lunch. I read advice on selecting workout DVDs. One thing suggested was to use Netflix and try out DVDs before putting any real money toward them.
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Wait a minute! We use Netflix and we can download some videos to our TV. I checked and Netflix does have some workout videos to download. This is all included in our plan, so I downloaded about ten.

Today was my first attempt at aerobics in a long time. I used to love doing Jazzercise, but there is no instructor in my small town. The only aerobics class here is at 5:15am. I have insomnia, and can't disrupt my sleep to that extreme. I tried the DVD "Dance off the Inches: Fat Burning Jam." I LOVED IT!!! I love to dance and this was a very dancey workout. About half way through, my four year old twins decided to join me. Although this made it a little tricky, avoiding stepping on them during my workout, it was hilarious! Sean and Bridget were shaking it and moving pretty well. They can't wait to try a new video tomorrow and neither can I!

  
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FREELADY 5/14/2010 3:17PM

    Now I want to buy a DVD of YOU AND THE TWINS doing this workout! Just think of the additional health benefits of the my smiles and giggles, in addition to the cardio challenge!! I love it!!!

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LOSETONEED 5/14/2010 2:46PM

    What a great way to get your kids excited about exercise.

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SHELLKAYE 5/14/2010 8:04AM

    Oh, that's wonderful. I've been meaning to give Netflix a try also (it was a suggestion Kellie gave me). Sounds like a fun time. Give yourself kudos, you got the kids moving too and having fun doing exercise. I hope you guys enjoy today's workout too.

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IOWASHUTTERBUG 5/13/2010 7:11PM

    We have netflix too! What a great idea!! We stream them to the TV with our Wii COnsole. That sounds like so much fun!

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TLROYER 5/13/2010 7:08PM

    Sounds like a riot! Glad you all had fun. Terry

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LOSINGITALL4ME 5/13/2010 7:02PM

    How fun! Sounds like a great workout!

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ANEILSON 5/13/2010 2:50PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

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CASHEN9 5/13/2010 2:13PM

    That sounds like soooo much fun. I love working out with my kids bouncy around w/ me...well, sometimes, lol!

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May Showers Bring June Flowers?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I haven't blogged since last Thursday, so I thought I'd give an update. The kids did great this weekend. Stevie had his First Communion, and Mary and Pat had their Confirmation. We had a fun party afterward to celebrate. Boy! Can Brian smoke meat! We had brisket and pulled pork and both turned out wonderfully! We way over bought, so we have left overs all week. I love not having to plan meals for a while.

Soccer is now over too. Stevie had a lot of fun playing and did really well. There season record was 3-2-1. Track finished up last night and I finally got a chance to see Mikey throw discus. He has really good form and only needs to practice to get good distance. He is fun to watch at track. He cheers on all his teammates.

Monday and Tuesday I spent relaxing. I got back on track with my eating, but I have to say that Costco makes awesome cakes! Yes, I indulged on Sunday and really enjoyed the cake and ice cream. I limited myself to one serving, and Brian gave away all the left-over cake, thankfully. I had the munchies yesterday due to my hard day with TOM. I was good and limited myself to nuts (low-carb diet).

Today I'm hoping to exercise. Still a little worn out and the weather has me down too. Some time on the elliptical will help bounce me back. Patrick's home today. They have the sixth grade stay home so the fifth graders can go to the middle school to get oriented for next year. It's nice to have him here helping with the twins.

I still have some busy days ahead. Work on Fri, Sat, and Sun. I'll try to squeeze in workouts in the mornings. Brian's going on a business trip, so I have to do the single mom thing next week. The only activity left for the kids is their piano recitals on May 24th (all four older kids). I'm glad things are winding down. I'm looking forward to summer with swim team and camping. That's all we have planned.

Chris

  
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SHELLKAYE 5/12/2010 11:12AM

    You stay busy, but it sounds like you enjoy the kids and their activities. Sounds like you have a fun summer planned with swimming and camping. I heard that it's going to be nice, well never mind, you have to work, but hopefully you will get to enjoy some sunshine before heading to work. Take care.

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MOM-OF-SIX 5/12/2010 10:43AM

    The one piece of cake was mostly due to my husband giving the leftovers away. I was looking for the rest of the cake later that day.
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ANEILSON 5/12/2010 10:28AM

    You sure do have a busy life, but it definitely sounds like one you Love. Have a great day.

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CASHEN9 5/12/2010 10:19AM

    Phew! You have been so busy. I can't believe you only had one piece of cake, that is awesome! Yes, def hop on that elliptical, it will left your mood for the rest of the day. Have a great day!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/12/2010 10:13AM

  Sounds like a full weekend!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/12/2010 10:05AM

    Sounds like you have a good day planned. It must be nice to have things winding down so you aren't constantly running everywhere. Have a great Wednesday!

P.S. Way to go on only having one piece of cake!!

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