Thursday, May 27, 2010
I borrowed this from QUEENBEE333 & MUSICMOMOF2
A-Age: 42 on June 8
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Dusting.
D - Dog's name: No dog
E - Essential start your day item: I have to start with breakfast: scrambled eggs, plain yogurt with vanilla & stevia & strawberries, coffee or tea and vitamins
F - Favorite color: purple
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5' 4"
I - Instruments you play: I play none, but four of my kids play piano, one plays sax and one does percussion in band.
J - Job title: Stay-at-home mom & hospital pharmacist
K - Kid(s): Mikey (almost 14), Patrick 12, Mary 10, Stevie 8, Sean & Bridget (both almost 5)
L - Living arrangements: 4 bedroom house that would seem large to some, but there are eight of us.
M - Mom's name: Shirley
N - Nickname(s): Ski (in college)
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: One I don't want to talk about, and one for a circlage to be put in to hold in the twins
P - Pet Peeve: Biggest one - That my kids and husband don't pick up after themselves.
Q - Quote from a movie: Not from a movie, but a TV cartoon I believe from the 1990s. "And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking. But when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky's the limit!" (The Tick)
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: Two younger brothers
T - Time you wake up: 7 a.m.
U- First word that comes to your mind for U: Unbelievable
V- Veggies you hate: Lima Beans and strong onions
W - Ways you run late: Trying to get too much done before having to be somewhere. My husband and kids make me late a lot too.
X - X-rays you've had: teeth, chest, knees, and I'm sure some more parts
Y - Yummy food you make: My kids and hubby like most of what I make. My favorite: Taco salad (no chips or shell), kids favorites: sweet & sour chicken, corn casserole (corn muffin mix, corn, creamed corn, sour cream, butter, eggs-not healthy at all!)
Z - Zoo favorite: Penguins
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Yesterday I read the Daily Spark Blogs, "Think You're Too Big to Run..." parts one and two. These have inspired me to step it up a little with my walks. I've been wondering if I'm burning enough energy with my walks. Already, I've tried some small spurts of jogging, mostly downhill when the stroller is hard to hold back. These blogs inspired me to try to build on that. I don't have the "Couch to 5K" program, but it sounds like you start with one minute jogs, followed by 90 seconds of walking. I tried that today, and did 10 one minute jogs. My long walking route which I took today also has some killer hills. I counted six. That limited my jogging time, but going up the hills I did lunging steps. I think if I double one of my shorter routes, I'll still get 3 miles in, but I'll be able to jog for more spurts.
I've never been a runner, but I'm excited about the possibility that I might be able to jog a 5 K some time, hopefully a flat one. The kids are out of school starting Friday. I can start walking/jogging without the stroller since I have a teenager to babysit. Who knows what I can accomplish?!!!
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!
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