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.
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!
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.
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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