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!
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!
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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