Thursday, March 31, 2011
Today is my Friday, woo hoo. Much to be done on this three-day weekend before surgery next week, to name a few....
House cleaning - scrub from top to bottom - carpets, kitchen floor and gonna surprise my DD with a clean room when she comes home tomorrow from NY
Dinner tonight - leftovers with a side of "fix-it-yourself"
Pre-surgery lab work
Remove DEAD car - DD car died, it's being picked up tomorrow for donation
Airport to pick daughter tomorrow evening - gonna be interesting getting there, a lot of traffic on Friday night, and I mean a lot of traffic - have to travel 50 miles and thru an always majorily backed up Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel - ugghhh
Car shopping - looking for a good deal, inexpensive, dependable car for an almost 18 yr old
Supermarket - freezer is empty, time for a re-stock of necessities (lots of veggies)
Birthday dinner for DS on Sunday, complete with cake and ice cream
Hopefully I will feel up to getting every thing done, and hopefully I can throw a little spontaneous fun in the midst of all these chores, perhaps a little retail therapy even. Hope everyone has a great weekend, will talk at ya Monday.
P.S. Hoping to see my daughter on the Today show tomorrow morning - Ocean Lakes High School - be on the lookout if you watch it.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Had to be up before the roosters this morning, drive my daughter 50 miles to the airport and then 50 miles back, sheesh and it's only 6:30. Missed my morning protein smoothie so I stopped a McDonalds to try their fruit/oatmeal bowl. I would never have stopped there if I didn't have a coupon for a free trial of the oatmeal, and let me just say.... Yuumy, yummy, yummy. 260 calories for a filling breakfast is pretty dang good. Nice to know if I'm ever in a pinch I can still find something healthy for breakfast, even if it is fast food.
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I'd like to wish my son David, a happy 23rd birthday. I love you David, just think next year you will be getting a card from your very own child that says "Happy Birthday Dad" - awwhhhh, I love ya.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I've been thinking alot lately about all the numbers in my life. I always advise people to stay away from the scale, it's just a number and I mostly practice what I preach, so I've been thinking about other ways we use numbers. Perhaps we should shift our focus. I've listed below other numbers we can focus on. We can measure our progress in so many ways.
1. Counting calories - staying within a certain number for the day
2. Inches - measuring inches lost
3. Exercise - how many fitness minutes we are racking up and how many calories we are burning.
4. Running - how far and how fast we are going
5. Money - how much we save, how much we spend
6. Sleep - how many hours of quality sleep are we getting
Just some random "food for thought" - and it really is.... all about the numbers. How are your numbers looking?
Monday, March 28, 2011
I am happy to report that our 5K went pretty well, considering....
1. I was still in pain and not feeling too hot
2. 35 degrees
3. 20 mph wind
4. Race was held on boardwalk at Oceanfront, no shelter from the wind.
Sis came within 36 seconds of her goal, she got a cramp in her calf around 2.5 miles and finished in agony, but sooooo close to her goal. Sis !!!
Dad did really well. He hadn't trained a lick. I decided I was going to stick with Dad the whole time, regardless. We walked a little and jogged a little, overall time was not too bad - YEAH Dad, WOW I was impressed. He ran 1.5 miles before he took a walk break, not to shabby considering he hasn't run in years. I was proud of me for sticking with Dad and just finishing. It was soooo cold and windy, like running into a hurricane. We were all so glad to be finished and get warmed up. I'll post pics later, they are on my sister's camera, so I have to download to my computer.
On way back from race, I stopped at my fav shop, since it was on the way.
I got this sweet new backpack, Vera's are my weakness and I've been really wanting a backpack, I needed one. I had saved up some "vera points" and ended up getting it for a great price. Nothing like a new Vera to perk up the mood.
Since it was a cold and dreary day, I decided I was going to spend the afternoon in the kitchen whipping up something yummy. I decided to step outside the box and try something new. My Sparkbuddy Judy posted a recipe last week for vegan brownies. Here they are.... Whooda thunk that brownies made out of black beans could be sooooo yummy. Thanks Judy. They turned out awesome. I served to my dinner guests yesterday, some liked them, some didn't, but the overall verdict was.... Yummy and I thought they were to die for.
Didn't to to the Harley Garage Party yesterday, wasn't feeling up to doing much, so I just bummed around, did a few loads of laundy, took a nap and DH helped with dinner since I was just feeling pretty blah. Great family dinner while watching the Kentucky/UNC game.
We had to go out late last night and rescue my daughter with a broken down vehicle. We think her car has officially DIED but we won't know until later today. We managed to get it to the repair garage, but the outlook is grim. So a teenager with no car = miserable parents. Damage is probably more than the car is worth, so not sure what we are going to do. We're in a pickle, but things will all work out.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wrapping up the work week, thank goodness. Can't wait for two days off, prob wont get much done around house, but who cares I'm sure the dust bunnies wont mind hanging around til I get around to it. Picking up race packet tonight and having dinner out, yeah, no cooking.
Gonna make some vegan brownies tomorrow after the race. sunday is the women's only garage party at the Harley Dealer, hoping to score some sexy harley clothes for summer, they always have great deals and they are serving a free lunch while I drool over all the hot motorcycles, lol. Wish I was rich and could by hubby and I a matching set of road kings - someday perhaps.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Love to all.
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