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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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KPETSCHE 10/31/2012 1:26AM


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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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Days 332 & 333

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 332-Ran late getting ready for work, so I only squeezed in 10 min on the elliptical. I'm glad I only did that much. Work was 10.5 straight hours of stress.

Day 333- I got an earlier start today so I went for a 1.5 mile walk with my daughter. It's chilly out there, but not windy. The sun is also peaking through the clouds, so it's a little sunny. We walked for 27 minutes. Now off to work another 10.5 hour shift. Maybe I'll get a break today during the Husker game.

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KATIEEMMA5 10/27/2012 8:09PM

    emoticon You can do this, take care x

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X5X52000 10/27/2012 6:03PM

    emoticon Hope work is less stressful

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/27/2012 1:27PM

    Sorry work was so stressful. Hope tonight is better!

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Day 331-I'm Crazy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I started to run out of time again to get my workout done, so I decided to go for a walk instead of doing the elliptical. If I walk, I usually don't sweat too much and wouldn't need a shower before picking up the kids from school. I was right. I didn't sweat, but it sure was cold out there! The wind is not friendly. I had my winter coat, hat, and gloves on and had to work at my walk against the wind. It took me 19 minutes for a one mile walk. Not fast, but not slow either.

The cold walk has convinced me that the twins are not going to the annual Halloween parade through our small town. The kids get dressed up and walk 4-5 blocks to the fire station and get some candy and a free hot dog. I don't see the point this year. They would have to wear winter coats over their costumes. There's not even a free movie this year. I'm kind of bummed about that one. That's usually fun, but we also have activities for just about every kid tonight: High school band is in the parade (two kids in band, another carrying the banner), one has basketball practice, two have play practice, and one has a dance to go to. Now, my ten year old has convinced us to let a friend spend the night. I can't keep it all straight. At least all of the practices and stuff are at the high school. That makes it a little easier.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/25/2012 8:40PM

    Sounds like a busy day/evening for you! Hope that all went well!

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