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What a week I'm having!! (pics)

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Thank you for being ever so patient while I finish up my finals. My final marks are:
Women's Studies: B
English Literature: B
and Algeblah **drum roll please** emoticon C


So, I have one more summer class and Miss Blind Batty aka: Hopefulhippo will have herself an Associate of Science degree. Boom.

My youngest promoted from middle to high school this week. She looked lovely in her dresses for both promotion and her dance.

I can't believe I'm a mom of two high schoolers AND a college chick.

Speaking of college chick, I went to visit her in Frisco this week. Took my very first train ride ever. What an adventure that was. I drove to Sac, paid for parking, got on the train to Emeryville, took a bus to Frisco shopping district, then a subway like train to her work, then another underground train thing to her home. She has a mastery of all those schedules of public transportation and I was in awe. It did feel so weird and so wonderful to spend the night in her little basement of an apartment. LOL We watched movies and went to Chinese food...was good. Then back on the bus, train, car ride home to watch youngest promote and drive her and hubby to Reno for...

the Reno Run or Dye!

I met my sis, our nieces, and my father in law there...hubby and father in law gambled while us girls rocked the color infused run! It was such a blast. I wasn't going to go. I just didn't think I could leave hubby behind with his back, middle daughter had to play for graduation and more reasons than one to not go. But Sissy was like "oh no!! I did this ONLY because of you so get your butt over here" so I did and man am I ever so glad!!

today has been a day of catching up on Spark. My weight has really just maintained and even though that's not my goals I guess with all the trips, I'm pretty happy it's not a gain.

Now though to get serious for my Tangerines and Starfish group!

My youngest and I have been doing Hip Hop Abs. She's been showing me how to do it right so I actually feel the burn in my abs. Leave it to the 14 year old to know how to do this.

My 15 year old and I will be running in the morning. I say morning as today it's 102. You get the idea. I'm really excited to be doing this with them and that I've inspired them to want to do this with me.

Oh my goodness...remember my garden?

well, here it is NOW!! Actually, wait, this is my eggplant planted in an egg pic....

Here it is....

Well, that's about it for now. I'm back, so I'll write again before next week with some for sure progress on my running and Hip Hop....There's one thing for sure...when I did the Run or Dye I was like "OMGosh I seriously need to make this a habit, it feels so good and yet, I can't run for more than 90 seconds..."

need to fix that.

Goal number one:

Goal number two:
30 miles in June

Goal number three:
Hip Hop Abs for 30 days.

Goal number four:
Happy Herbivore for 30 days.

Oh yeah! I almost forgot! So, I can feel my blood pressure and sugars elevating (trust me, I've been through it enough I know what it feels like) and so I know it's because I've seriously slacked off on my eating habits. So, I always struggle with the whole "menu" and "planning". I signed up for the INDIVIDUAL plan of Happy Herbivore and so far I'm loving it. It's Vegan and not vegetarian, but I'll survive I'm sure. LOL If I remember, I'll post some really good food recipes and pics.

Off to plan my daughters sweet 16 party. Ideas are welcome :o)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDJ 6/15/2013 11:43AM

    I enjoyed this blog and love the photos. Your garden is beautiful, it looks like a peaceful place.

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HZGLORY 6/11/2013 3:41PM

    Wow, your garden is looking great. Here in Colorado I just got my garden in at the end of May and it is not peaking up too much yet. Loved the eggplant in an eggshell lol. Wow you have been so busy you should just lose weight for that. I love your color run pictures! I bet you loved doing it with those you love. I hope some day I can do a color run/walk before long, recovering foot right now. I have always wanted to do one of those color runs, they look so fun. Well look forward to your accomplishments this summer challenge!

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WOWEETOO 6/8/2013 7:37PM

    i felt that way about differential equations and organic chemistry i passed lol
the lady mary

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AUSFAM 6/6/2013 10:30PM

    Your smile is contagious as is your wonderful personality! I'm so glad school went well and congrats on your degree--not easy with a family and life to contend with! :)

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LIVINGFREE19 6/5/2013 8:22PM


Great goals, and you are doing wonderful!


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LYNETTEMOM 6/4/2013 8:54PM

    impressive, for so many reasons! Congrats, great opp for emoticons! : emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ...

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 6/4/2013 12:57PM

    Oh, your garden is lovely - so lush, like a little oasis! Well done!
Congratulations on your courses!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/3/2013 2:14PM

    I can't wait to put up Sammy and my Run or Dye pictures! Only a couple weeks away for ours. I love your garden!! I just got all my starts into the ground this weekend so I should have some pictures soon. LOL

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LYNSEY723 6/3/2013 2:04PM

    Busy lady! Keep up the great work!

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CHOPOLA 6/3/2013 11:21AM

    You have been quite busy! Congrats on doing the color run, it looks like fun. And I love your garden, I'm so jealous!!

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REBECCATKD 6/3/2013 9:35AM

    Garden, running, Hip Hop Abs... Wow! I'm am so inspired by all of your healthy habits!

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VITCHY-VICKI 6/3/2013 8:30AM

    emoticon your one busy lady keep up the good work love the garden you have a green thumb - now Run Run Run

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RUFFIT 6/3/2013 7:53AM

    You all look great!! LOVE the pictures!! Hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANTENAY 6/3/2013 7:49AM

    What a great garden! And an action-packed number of days for you. I really enjoyed reading about it. What a lovely family.

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HEALTHYLU1 6/3/2013 5:20AM

    Hope, it's great to see you and hear all the great things you are up to! Wow, I am impressed. I think for both you and I we need a dual strategy - one for when we are able to plan and do things by the book and one for when we are winging it and managing by the seat of our pants - sort of a plan for when there isn't a plan.

I've very impressed with the exercises with the kids!

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    My goodness, you were in Reno? That is where I live, at the South end, up in the hills. Did you see the remaining snow on Mt. Rose? Isn't that beautiful, with the blue ski and a temperature of 85*. It might have been hotter in downtown Reno. Well, you had superb weather! Where do you live.? I lived in the S.F. Bay Area for over 30 years.

Congratulations on your finals. Relax, now.

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RORYLYONS 6/2/2013 11:57PM

    emoticon garden...lovely pictures..... emoticon

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/2/2013 11:33PM

    YAY for you on getting good grades!! Woo-Hoooo!!! Doesn't it feel GREAT to have a few more classes behind you!! What is your Associates degree going to be. I should graduate next May (except I am going to be ONE CLASS short!!).

I love your garden, its so pretty. I can't WAIT to have a place of my own and a pretty little garden!!

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SIMCYN 6/2/2013 11:06PM

  Looking forward to the recipes. I do better with vegan and new recipes are always welcome.

The garden looks great. Very good use of a small space. I just got back in from weeding my much too big garden... whew, but it's looking good after all the rain.

Aren't 14 year old grand. My daughter is keeping me young. She would love to do the hiphop abs thing. I will have to check it out.

Congrats on the running

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ENDUROVET 6/2/2013 10:21PM

    Sweet 16! & my boy will be an escort for his "just FRIENDS, Mom!" quinceanera next week, they are in school till the 6th...

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BIGPAWSUP 6/2/2013 8:42PM

    Beautiful garden. Awesome run. Great times! You've had a fantastic week. Congrats!

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MERRYMARY42 6/2/2013 8:34PM

    I love your garden, and it sounds like you have been so busy having fun, way to go

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RUTHXG 6/2/2013 7:33PM

    Your garden looks fantastic!! And I love the little eggplant in the eggy.

emoticon for the running--what fun to do it with your sis & nieces!

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