Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday got off to a rocky start. Sean (7) started throwing up in the middle of the night. Hubby, Patrick (14 and Sean's roommate), and I were up cleaning him up, the bedding, and taking care of him for half the night. Patrick was such an awesome helper. Maybe with his allergies (and stuffiness) he couldn't smell it as much as me. He cleaned up everything. That meant sleeping in because we were too tired for the commute to church. It's too dangerous when both hubby and I have lost sleep. We got up later and I decided to take some of the kids into town to see my parents. Hubby stayed home with Sean and had some great bonding time with him. They played chess. I played basketball at my mom's house with the kids. We had so much fun, and my dad joined in too. I estimate I was playing about 30 minutes, and drank a ton of water.
Today was day 300 of my 10 min/day of exercise streak. I kept Sean home as a precaution. Because of that, I decided to try Zumba again (XBox Kinect). I forgot how fun Zumba was, and how difficult. I did the two "easy" 20 minute routines, although there's not much easy about them. I really enjoyed it and am really sweaty now. Sean did some with me, so he's feeling much better. I really hope I get the newer game Zumba Rush for Christmas. I'm going to have to start dropping some hints soon.
WooHoo! 300 days of 10 minutes of exercise per day!
Friday, September 21, 2012
I can't believe we lucked out to get such great weather for Homecoming. It's a little windy tonight, but beautiful outside. Last night was the Powder Puff game and activities. My oldest was in a "jelly bean pie" contest. He had to find ten jelly beans that were under whipped cream, then place them on the table to be counted. The contestants use only their mouths. He lost by one jelly bean. The funniest thing last night was the dance team routine done by the senior boys. They really hammed it up. There was tailgating ($2 for hot dog/hamburger, chips, pop, and dessert), tug-of-wars between the classes, water balloon toss, the real dance team performance, and a parade of floats from the four high school classes. I took all the kids down. Everyone had fun.
Tonight is the varsity game. Go Big Reds!
I got my exercise in after school today. I did 1.4 miles walking (23 minutes). I ran out of time for a better workout when my oldest son called late in the morning. His glasses broke during dodge ball. I found a place in Omaha that would solder them. That took a chunk out of my day. I still got a lot done before that, though, lots of laundry and paperwork. The bills are organized and the checkbook updated. All in all, it's been a really good day.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I finally slept! I woke up pretty refreshed, kind of groggy from the supplements I take to help me sleep, but I felt pretty good. I got started early with laundry, good thing too. The old washer is on it's last leg. I think the random screws I find in it occasionally are not from hubby's pockets, but from the machine itself. It makes so much racket now, and can only handle 1/2 a load at a time, and nothing heavy. It only has to make it to Thursday. I also got started in the kitchen. I've got my turkey roaster and 2nd largest crock pot full of Irish stew and my largest crock pot filled with roast. I decided to do the roast my standard way, with wine and tomato paste instead of like my stew which has Guiness in it. The house smells really good right now. I only regret that I wasn't able to make bread, but I ran out of time with the laundry giving me so much difficulty.
After lunch I got outside for a jog. First I walked 1/4 mile, then jogged 3 miles, then walked another 1/4 mile. My total time was: walking- 9:15, jogging 41:00. I felt really good out there. I hope to stretch later this evening. It helps my legs if I do that before bed. I managed to do that last night.
Get out and enjoy what's left of this beautiful fall day!
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