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Day 155-Hiking with the kindergarteners

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Today was the kindergarten field trip, so I rearranged my schedule so I could go with the twins. We went up to Hitchcock nature center north of Crescent. I haven't been up there in a very long time. I wish I had gone last year. The views are spectacular and it would have been interesting to see the floods from that vantage point. The twins enjoyed the day and we did some hiking on the trails, so I'm counting that as my workout today. Bridget even tried a cheddar flavored bug. I guess they actually sell those. She tasted it, then spit it out, but that was better than at least half the kids there. Sean wanted no part in that, neither did I. The nature center is really nice, and the naturalists who led the groups were very good with kids. It got a little warm, and I didn't sleep well again, so we napped after the field trip. I got a good cuddle from Sean. He was exhausted too, so we both crashed out.

  
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BOURGEMOM 5/2/2012 5:04PM

    Sounds like you all had lots of fun. Great for you being able to enjoy those field trip with the twins.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/2/2012 12:48PM

    Sounds like a fun trip! Glad that you had a great time. Have a great Wednesday!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/2/2012 12:42PM

    What a wonderful time.

I can't imagine tasting a cheddar flavored bug, though as a kid I might have been adventurous enough. (I did swallow a raw oyster in middle school for extra credit I didn't even need ...) Now, coat it in chocolate rather than flavor it like cheese and I'd really be dithering.

Glad you and the little ones had such a great time.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/2/2012 7:09AM

    Sounds like a great day building memories with your twins! Hope the rest of your week continues to get better. Hopefully you will sleep good tonight after such an exhausting day.

~Melissa

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HEALTHY14REAL 5/1/2012 9:29PM

    I used to work in school and spent some time in kindergarten. Love that age but the field trips are exhausting. Yours sounds like lots of fun!

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LMGBRIAN 5/1/2012 9:26PM

    First of all I think that taking a group of kindergarteners hiking is a commendable task. Second I want to say I think that your doing a wonderful thing by leading by example and teaching your kids to enjoy both physical movement and nature early on. emoticon

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Day 154-Good day

Monday, April 30, 2012

Again I didn't sleep too well. I probably got too hyped up from work. We had another good night at work. This morning after everyone left for school and work I did a few chores then went back to bed. I stayed in bed until 11am. Still recovering from the sore throat/congestion I guess. Then I was off to register the new CRV. That should be the last enormous check for a while. I haven't really done too much today, a little grocery shopping, laundry, dishes. I still feel pretty slow.

I did a 31 minute walk today, two miles. I forced myself to only walk, but it was a fast walk with my arms pumping. I know I should ease my body back into my workouts. It felt good to go for 30 minutes.

So, overall, today has been pretty relaxing. Hubby made enough stew yesterday for leftovers today. Thanks Hubby! You're the best!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/1/2012 4:11PM

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So glad you're on the mend and feeling up to more activity - and that you're paying close attention to how you feel so you don't overextend.

And emoticon for a hubby helping out! I need me one of those. ^_~

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/1/2012 7:17AM

    Exercising outdoors is so invigorating! Glad you had a nice day. I hope your sleep improves soon. It's tough to go too long without good rest.


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KPETSCHE 5/1/2012 2:04AM

    Glad you got some rest :-) It's been a busy night at work but I'm relaxing a bit and getting caught up with SP. Great job on the streak!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/30/2012 8:23PM

    Keep taking care of yourself!

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Day 153-Still improving

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I didn't sleep all that great last night, so I decided to stay home from church this morning. I figured going to church than rushing off to work would be overdoing it, and I want to keep getting better. I stayed in bed until 10:30, not necessarily sleeping the whole time, but at least resting. Brian left my two oldest boys home to help me get ready for work. They even made me breakfast. I've got such great kids.

I did 10 minutes on the elliptical, slightly faster again, 62 rpm. It feels good to use my muscles.

Work was good last night. It was busy enough to stay awake, but not a "crazy I want to quit my job" night. We got to work with some of the pharmacy students who will be graduating soon and moving on. It's nice to get a chance to wish them well.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/29/2012 10:41PM

    Good to hear you're mostly recovered. What a great family all coordinating and helping out!

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ELISADENK 4/29/2012 9:31PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/29/2012 7:15PM

    What sweet kids. :-) I'm glad work wasn't too bad. Hope today is the same.

~Melissa

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/29/2012 2:39PM

    Oh, how sweet! Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

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KNEWMETODAY 4/29/2012 1:55PM

    What great kids!! How much training did that take? emoticon

Kathy

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Day 152-Feeling a little better

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What a difference some sleep makes! I did go to the doctor yesterday since I really need to work this weekend. I can miss one shift. I took an extra shift last week. If I miss all weekend, that's a whole paycheck for me. It's also harder for them to fill in on the weekend shifts. That's why I called in sick for Friday a day early. My plan was to take Thursday and Friday to get myself well enough to go to work. At the doctor's office I got a shot of Rocephin to jump start the healing, and also got a prescription for another antibiotic. Last night I was starting to feel and act a little better, so I did not take sudafed at bedtime. Sudafed always keeps me awake. I hadn't slept in two nights. I also took some strong pain killers to help the sore throat, nose and sinuses. I finally slept. Today, the sore throat is much better, more like the soreness from having been irritated so long than anything else, not the worst sore throat of my life feeling. My sinuses are also clearing out some too. I will be able to handle my work shifts today and tomorrow.

I did ten minutes on the elliptical, a little faster than the last two days. I know some people are concerned about my workouts the last two days, but it really did feel good to get off the couch for those ten minutes each day. Here's how slow I went:

Normal workouts on the elliptical: 67-72 RPM, anywhere from 10-60 minutes
The last two days: 50 RPM for only 10 minutes each day, then back on the couch with more fluids.
Today: 60 RPM for only 10 minutes

So I really don't feel like I overdid it. I'll probably only get 10 minutes in tomorrow as well, again at a slower pace. I'll ease back into the "real" workouts as my sinuses continue to clear.

Thank you everyone for your well wishes. It makes me feel better just knowing I have such caring friends out there.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/29/2012 11:19PM

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Hehe, having following your consistency streak for some time, I knew you wouldn't push yourself to do more than your body was able to handle.

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ELISADENK 4/28/2012 4:49PM

    Wow! You certainly have it bad! I truly feel for you!!

Glad you are doing a bit better. Keep sleeping, resting as much as you can.


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/28/2012 12:38PM

    So glad to hear that you are on the mend. Hopefully work goes well tonight. Keep taking care of yourself!

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ALLISON145 4/28/2012 12:29PM

    So glad you're starting to feel better!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/28/2012 12:28PM

    Sleep is often the BEST medicine! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. I hope that working all weekend is not a setback. Great job on keeping your streak alive. I completely understand not wanting to break it. :-)

~Melissa

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Day 151-Repeat of yesterday

Friday, April 27, 2012

Still sick, so today I did 10 slow, sweaty minutes on the elliptical to keep my streak intact. Going to the doctor, hope I get good meds. I could really use some sleep. This has to be the worst sore throat I've ever had.

  
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KPETSCHE 4/28/2012 9:11AM

    Hope you are feeling better and can make it to work tonight. Get some good rest.

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ELISADENK 4/27/2012 10:12PM

    Have you researched about dealing with a sore throat? Gargling w/ salt water??

I know how you are feeling! Sleep is eluding me, also b/c of being sick.

Going to the Library was absolutely wonderful and slightly awful at the same time. It was GREAT getting out of the house and doing something. However.....

Take REALLY good care of yourself.

DH and I both contemplated going to Doc. We decided if it gets worse, we'll go. So far, everything and anything I've tried only brings about temporary relief. AT least it is temporary!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/27/2012 3:11PM

    Hope you feel better quickly. Sorry that you are still feeling horrible. Take care!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/27/2012 1:59PM

    I sure hope you don't have to suffer through another day of working out (when you really shouldn't be) while sick. How awful. Prayers and Hugs are being sent your way!

~Melissa

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