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Day 342 and the play

Monday, November 05, 2012

Part of what made last week so busy was that my two oldest boys, Mikey (16) and Patrick (14) were both in the high school play, "Life with Father." Mikey only had a cameo appearance as Dr. Somers. Patrick played Whitney, the son who was studying his catechism. The performances were Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The play went really well. Patrick had some great one liners. In the story, it turns out that the dad has never been baptized, and the mom tries to convince him that he needs to be baptized. Patrick's character, while studying his catechism, says to his father, "Is that why you're angry all the time... you're a child of wrath?" I could see Pat trying not to laugh at his own line. I have to say I wish they had re-written the father's lines. He swore a lot. Families go to these plays to see their children, and they bring their other children. I think it's more creative to re-write the swearing than to keep swearing, over and over. I kept telling my seven year olds, "Don't you EVER talk like the dad in this play." I'm really proud of both boys. Mikey persevered through many of the rehearsals, even though he only had one line. Patrick did a great job, and is looking more comfortable on stage. He was very expressive too.

My workout today will be the elliptical. I have MOUNTAINS of laundry to catch up. I already did five loads on Friday and Saturday to start catching up. The baskets are all over flowing. I've still got three baskets to fold from the weekend, and have started with tackling the mountain. If you didn't read my blogs last week, my dryer was out due to electrical issues. We discovered the 220 plug was attached to 110 wiring. We've been lucky the last 13 years that we didn't burn down the house. Well, I'd better get back to it. I'll update later to say how long I did on the elliptical.

I ended up doing 30 min on the elliptical, stretching and doing some crunches.

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TROUBLE2ME2 11/6/2012 1:52PM

    Yikes, that is some scary business isn't it emoticon

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KPETSCHE 11/6/2012 2:38AM

    Wow, Chris. You are lucky with that electrical problem. Glad it's taken care of. YUK! Laundry!!

Glad the boys did well with the play. I'm sure it was fun to watch.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/5/2012 2:09PM

    Glad to hear that the play went well! Good luck with that laundry!

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Days 338-341 Yes, my streak is still going, barely!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

338-Thursday, Nov 1st-This was a very busy day. After staying up late for Halloween the night before, we had work and school for everyone. Then after work I took a quick ten minute walk before rushing to get ready for church. November 1st is All Saints Day, a holy day for Catholics.

339-Friday, Nov 2nd-I took a nice walk by myself which meant I could actually go at a better pace. I walked up through the cemetery, which has some challenging hills. Nov 2nd is All Souls Day, a day to pray for the deceased. It was nice to be able to get to the cemetery.

340-Saturday-I went for a nice walk with my daughter, Bridget. I discovered that she walks as fast as my husband can, and she's only seven. Hubby now thinks that he's as fit as a seven year old.

341-Today- I almost totally forgot to exercise. We've had things going on all week, and I'm worn out! Basketball, the play, Halloween, church, the laundry situation, work, etc... I remembered as I was tucking in one of the twins. So tonight at 9:30 I got on my elliptical to get my ten minutes in.

My streak is still going!

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/5/2012 9:02AM

    Way to keep the streak going even with all the busyness going on in your family! Hope that this week is a bit calmer for you.

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CAROLYN0107 11/5/2012 7:27AM

    You're doing great!! emoticon emoticon

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TROUBLE2ME2 11/5/2012 5:19AM

    Outstanding!! I am very glad to hear that the person I borrowed some inspiration from not only talks it but walks it. LOL
After your pointed out that you were on a streak, I decided to do a walk myself yesterday which is normally a day that I just rest up. I was already exhausted as the day had not been even slightly restful but I did it anyway and felt better for having done so.
Thanks for the inspiration and great job on the personal accountability!
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PS hope the washer thing got worked out ok

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KPETSCHE 11/4/2012 11:14PM


Sounds like you have been a busy bee! Great job, though. I'm glad you remembered tonight's exercise before you were in bed. I hope the play went well this weekend.

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Day 337-Laundry back up

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I've got laundry issues again! Monday we thought the dryer wasn't working. It's not even 2 years old and there was no heat in it. We almost ordered another dryer, when we discovered it was an electrical problem. The outlet pulled out with the plug and it was all burnt and corroded. We are probably very fortunate that there wasn't a fire. The electricians finally made it out today to evaluate the problem, and will be back tomorrow to fix it. My laundry is piling up to mountainous proportions at this point.

It's a nice sunny day here in Iowa. I'm glad. I enjoy taking the kids out trick-or-treating. I wish I had gotten more rest last night. Work was stressful, and it was hard to settle down to sleep. I still plan on having fun with the twins tonight.

Today I went for a walk with my oldest kid, Mikey. I don't get a chance to talk with him one-on-one too much. He spends more time with Hubby. It was nice to chat with him and get two more miles under my belt.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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KPETSCHE 11/2/2012 11:09PM

    Hope everything is fixed, now. Just hate that laundry when it starts piling up! Love the pumpkin - I bet you got some interesting comments from trick or treaters.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/1/2012 12:17PM

    Sorry to hear about the dryer problem. Hope that everything is fixed and that you have a great day!

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TROUBLE2ME2 11/1/2012 7:51AM

    I feel for you I grew up with six siblings and I know how fast those things can pile up if there is any disturbance in the force!
Good luck they get her fixed today!

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Day 336-Check out yesterday's blog

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Please check out yesterday's blog. I uploaded a picture, which I don't frequently do.

My computer is extremely weird right now. I did 30 min on the elliptical today. Will catch up more tomorrow.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/30/2012 5:59PM

    Way to go! Hope your computer issues go away!

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JIBBIE49 10/30/2012 1:16PM

    You can do it.

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Days 334 & 335 and The Great Pumpkin!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Busy work weekend again, and lots of kids' activities. We also had mass yesterday, so I only was able to get a 10 min walk done. It was nice, though, to get some sun before heading to work under the fluorescent lights of the pharmacy. We don't have windows either.

Today was day 335, and I don't have to go to work. Hubby is home, so I got him out for a walk. Our town is located on a hill, so we went down the hill to start instead of taking our usual route along the top of the hill. We walked 32 minutes. I really enjoy my time with Brian. I'm working so much more now, and we don't get to spend as much time together as I like.

If you've followed my blogs in the past, you may remember my references to our crazy yurt tent that we camp in. It's basically a big dome and it's white. For years I've wanted to set it up at Halloween and place an orange light in it to make it look like a pumpkin. Hubby and the kids did just that yesterday!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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TROUBLE2ME2 11/1/2012 7:44AM

    This is REALLY cute!! emoticon

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LDYBRIELLE 10/31/2012 3:57PM

    That was a great idea! Looks great!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/30/2012 3:21PM


That is great!

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ALLISON145 10/30/2012 1:23PM

    Awesome!! :)

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/29/2012 5:43PM

    Love it!! Enjoy your evening off!

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