MUSICMOMOF2's SparkPeople Blog MUSICMOMOF2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community October 26, 2016 I am not feeling well today. I think that I'm just exhausted and I hope that's all it is. I always tend to feel wiped out after concerts, but it feels like more than that. <BR> <BR> It was pretty much a crappy day. I had hope to get the newsletter done, but never did get the schedule. After I got home I finally got a text from her that her internet wasn't working. I'm just frustrated about it because she knew that I needed it and could have sent it last week. This keeps happening. I understa... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:07:27 EST October 25, 2016 Well, the concert went well. Now I get a break until they need me to get ready for the Winter concert in December. Yay! <BR> <BR> It was a weird day though. I got to work and started working on the newsletter. I did get 3 pages printed and mostly folded. While one page was printing I took the deposit to the bank. I was a little upset because the money from the Confirmation breakfast wasn't in my office or in the deposit. I wanted to only make one trip to the bank. Pastor's wife had taken it ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:23:33 EST October 24, 2016 I had a pretty good Monday. I didn't get as much done with laundry today, but I did get some cleaning done. I was home for the majority of the day except for having to practice with AMS at 10:30. One more day of practicing - the concert is tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 299 of no Diet Dew. Portions were okay. Snacking got a little out of control this afternoon. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 15 - Walk Strong: Circuit #3 - Total Focus. <BR> 3. Personal: finished a James Patters... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:06:22 EST October 23, 2016 It was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning, except for running a bit long. Between the mini-lesson (which is supposed to be 2-3 minutes, but was a lot longer), a long first scripture reading, the GROW kids singing and a Children's message and then Pastor's message (he didn't start until 9:15 - our service is supposed to be over at 9:30), we ended up cutting the song after the sermon and going straight to prayers and the dismissal song (couldn't cut God's Not Dead!). Th... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:49:58 EST October 22, 2016 I woke up with a migraine this morning and luckily it has abated a bit, but it is still lurking. Mike and Matthew were off early this morning for Pheasants Forever. Matthew did get a pheasant! Jacob and I watched some Looney Tunes and enjoyed the quiet before heading to bowling. Matthew was done so he was able to make it for bowling too. After bowling I took Jacob to Subway to use his free cookie coupon - since he's been sick and wasn't bowling as well as he usually does. Things went downhill... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:48:44 EST October 21, 2016 I am ready to go to bed. Not sure why I'm so tired tonight, but I am. <BR> <BR> Overall, it was a pretty good day. I got the boys out the door this morning and had some time to get a few things done before I headed out the door. I had practice with the HS Choir and then did my grocery shopping before coming home. Once home I did a few loads of laundry and did some reading. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 296 of no Diet Dew. Portions were decent. Could have been better, but weren't h... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:21:03 EST October 20, 2016 Overall it was a pretty good day. Work went smoothly and then I was supposed to go practice with AMS, but I got a call saying that I didn't need to go. Bonus, but I still had to go to Greenfield to get milk. Once home I did get a few loads of laundry done and did a little cleaning. Now I'm trying to watch the Packers/Bears game and waiting for Matthew to stop talking about video games. He is in one of his aggravating modes again. Just go outside! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I did end up having to go ... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:35:57 EST October 19, 2016 I can honestly say that it was a pretty good day! Of course, the family will be home in about half an hour <em>211</em> . <BR> <BR> We got out the door this morning and the boys headed off to school while I got busy at work. I got the bulletins ready to go, worked on the newsletter and took care of a few little things. It's the calm before the busy! <BR> <BR> I left early to head to the high school for practice with the HS choir. I ended up being done early and was feeling pretty good (o... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:21:54 EST October 18, 2016 Well, it was a pretty good day, unfortunately the evening hasn't been so great. Matthew is being absolutely annoying. He has pretty much been yammering non-stop for almost 45 minutes and when he's not doing that, I swear that he's trying to seriously hurt his brother and he just won't listen! My nerves are already on edge, so all the noise is just driving me over the edge. <BR> <BR> Anyway, work went well and practice with AMS went well and I had a nice quiet afternoon at home. Jacob is feel... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:42:36 EST October 17, 2016 This migraine is about to send me to bed to sleep all week. Of course, I won't be able to sleep because of the pain. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I did take Jacob to the doctor this morning and it turns out he has bronchitis. Oh joy. He should be able to go to school tomorrow (please?) and hopefully things will start returning to normal. He was feeling better this afternoon, so I'm praying that's a sign of what's to come. <BR> <BR> Other than that, I feel like it was a lazy day. Between him being... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:11:52 EST October 16, 2016 Well, overall it was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> I woke up with the start of a migraine which has proceeded to get worse as the day has gone along. Jacob still wasn't feeling the best this morning, so Mike and Matthew stayed home with him (I had already gone in for warm-up, hence the reason Matthew stayed home). Church went well. I got back home and did get a few loads of laundry done. Jacob improved as the day went on, so as of now he will go to school tomorrow. It will all be dependent o... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:21:42 EST October 15, 2016 Another night where I'm ready to crash. Jacob was coughing quite a bit and was up and down with how he felt. He seems better tonight and I'm hoping that it will last. He had a little fever again this afternoon, but it's gone. The only thing that I really got done was a few loads of laundry. I did have to go in to the church to practice for a little bit, but that was quick. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 290 of no Diet Dew. Portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 6 - Walk Strong: Ci... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 20:58:53 EST October 14, 2016 It ended up being an interesting day. <BR> <BR> Jacob woke up coughing this morning, so we started the day with a treatment. So, that meant him staying home with me. Mike got things ready for their bike trip and I headed to the salon for our haircuts. We all look like new people! Mike picked Matthew up there and they headed for Coon Rapids. Jacob and I ran a few errands and got groceries and by the time we got home he was ready for another treatment. I got that started then let Gypsy out and... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:16:03 EST October 13, 2016 Waiting to watch some football.... <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. Work went well and I was able to leave early so that I could come home and uncover the plants that Mike covered last night. Not sure if the pumpkin will bounce back though. It looks a little sad. Then I headed to the school to practice with AMS (Advanced Music Studies, if you're wondering - an audition and theory test are needed to get in). I only ended up being there about half an hour, but at least he's not wasting too ... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:05:59 EST October 12, 2016 Another busy morning followed by a quiet afternoon/evening (well at least for another half an hour). <BR> <BR> The day started with work. I had enough to work on to keep me mostly busy. I left early to head to the high school for practice with the choir. Then it was home. I did get a few loads of laundry done and I'm going to sweep the kitchen floor when I'm done here. <BR> <BR> We're supposed to get a hard freeze tonight. I have to share a funny story. Back in 2009 Mike planted some pumpki... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:17:15 EST October 11, 2016 I have been feeling better today, but my energy is dragging tonight. I didn't get to any cleaning today though. Oops! <BR> <BR> Work went well this morning. I managed to stay busy the whole time. Pastor was really late coming in. It was a good thing that I wasn't having to go practice at the school today or we wouldn't have been able to have our meeting. After work I swung by the drug store to pick up my prescription and then came home. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 286 of no Die... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:32:16 EST October 10, 2016 Well, I almost got to watch all of "The Big Bang Theory" at it's normal time... the family came home too soon. <BR> <BR> It wasn't a normal Monday. Normally I get to stay home and not have to go anywhere, but I think that's off for the next two weeks. I headed to the high school to practice with the choir and then headed to my ENT appointment. This whole thing with my ears is just driving me nuts! They aren't seeing anything wrong with my tubes or anything, so I am starting to wonder if it i... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:45:56 EST October 9, 2016 I am ready to crash tonight. <BR> <BR> It wasn't a super busy day, but busy enough that I am worn out. I tried to take a nap, but that didn't happen. First up was church this morning. It was Youth Sunday. I love it when it is the "kids" (8th-12th graders). It is just amazing to listen to them. Now, if I could just convince Sophia that she could fill in for me.... <BR> <BR> Once home from church I really didn't do much of anything. I had football on, but wasn't completely watching it. I did... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 21:01:57 EST October 8, 2016 It was a pretty great day for the most part. This morning (up until 8:30) and tonight (starting at about 5:00) on the other hand haven't been the best. <BR> <BR> I slept in - well if you consider 6:00 sleeping in - and then took my time getting up and getting to my workout. Mike was up about 7:00 and I was still doing my workout so I mentioned that he needed to get Matthew up. Once he finally got up things were rough. Mike and Matthew left about 8:20 and then it was just Jacob and me. I fini... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 20:09:50 EST October 7, 2016 Well it was another day of not being normal. Jacob still wasn't feeling well this morning, so I kept him home again. I did sneak in to work to do a few things and then got groceries so that was out of the way. As the day went on he was obviously feeling better. Tonight he's dealing more with coughing and wheezing. Oh joy. I did finally make it in to work to print the bulletins after Mike got home from work. 2 hours later I was home in time to make supper. I am so ready to crash tonight. I di... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 20:22:23 EST October 6, 2016 Well, today didn't go like it was supposed to. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Mike left early while I was still doing my workout. As I was finishing, Jacob came downstairs and said that his stomach and head hurt. Oh boy. He went back upstairs and I finished my workout and went up and checked on him. He was just reading, so I went ahead and took my shower. He ate a good breakfast but still didn't feel all that great, so as a precaution I went ahead and kept him home. I still had to take Matthew in to tow... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:15:45 EST October 5, 2016 Another fairly uneventful day. Work was slow this morning, but I held out and stayed until almost 10:00. Once home I did get the boys' laundry done and did a little cleaning. Other than the usual making the bed and washing the dishes, that was it for housework. I am working on my grocery list and my Des Moines list (if I decide to go). <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 280 of no Diet Dew. Portions were good until after supper. I'm not sure what it is about Wednesday nights, but the sna... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 20:49:32 EST October 4, 2016 I had a busy morning and then a quiet afternoon. The day started with my workout of course and then it was off to work. It was what I am calling "financial day". I started off with printing paychecks (really hoping they got signed today) then it was off to the bank to drop off the deposit from Sunday's offering. While at the bank I got the September statement, so once I was back at the church I got the account reconciled and then worked on the financial and budget reports for this Sunday's co... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:37:21 EST October 3, 2016 Another day done. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. I got several loads of my laundry done, I just need to finish putting away. I had a nice quiet day at home until I had to head into town. I dropped off the boys' 4-H record books, returned books to the library and paid a bill. I did meet up with Mike and we walked around the square while waiting for the boys. Mike and Jacob headed to bowling and I met Matthew at the dentist's office. Once he was done he headed to the bowling alley... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 20:44:53 EST October 2, 2016 It was a pretty nice Sunday, other than being tired. Church went well and then I had some time at home. I didn't really accomplish anything today though. Praise team practice was tonight. I'll just say that it was interesting. We have 26 members and only about half were there tonight. Of the 11 youth, we had 5. The youth are on for next Sunday too. What bothers me about it is that I don't know if people are even letting anybody know that they won't be there. Just frustrating. Practice did go ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:38:09 EST October 1, 2016 I'm ready to crash tonight. It wasn't a particularly stressful or busy day, but I am worn out. <BR> <BR> I started my day with yoga and then got ready to head to the funeral. Mike and the boys went to do some cleaning while I went to the funeral. Then it was back home and that's pretty much it for the day. So, why am I so tired? <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 276 of no Diet Dew. Portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 20 - Yoga Stretch: Relaxing Flow and YouTube: Stretch, Rest & R... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 20:40:19 EST September 30, 2016 I cannot believe that September is over! Where is this year going? <BR> <BR> Anyway, it was a pretty good day. I got the boys off to school this morning and then it was off to get groceries. Once home, I let Gypsy out, put the groceries away, stuck a Castle DVD in the DVD player and started cleaning. I got the living room dusted and swept (still need to do under the couch though), the kitchen floor swept, the bathroom floor swept, the bed made, and part of the dining room dusted and the carp... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:40:57 EST September 29, 2016 This day has been an up and down day. I started with my DVD workout, then got the boys up. The first issue was while I was in the shower. Not really sure what happened, just heard screaming and crying. Then a few little issues before we headed out the door. <BR> <BR> We got to town and they headed for school while I went in to work. I got everything done that I needed to and then came home. I managed to get several loads of laundry done and just enjoyed the peace. <BR> <BR> Things started g... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:28:48 EST September 28, 2016 Today was a pretty good day. I wasn't sure how this morning was going to go though. The work plan was to get the newsletter done and when I checked my email at home, I still didn't have the two schedules that I was waiting on. Okay, they still had a few hours. I get to work at 7:30, still no schedules. Now I'm starting to panic and pray. I got the labels printed off and started printing the pages that were ready. I get the 3rd page printing and got one email with the Sunday schedule (yay!). A... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:27:21 EST September 27, 2016 Another day where I'm just ready to crash. <BR> <BR> It was supposed to be newsletter day at work this morning, but there is a funeral tomorrow, so I ended up having to print those bulletins instead. It didn't matter anyway because I am still missing two things for the newsletter and I'm really hoping that they are in my email box in the morning... <BR> <BR> The rest of the day was fairly relaxing until tonight. Jacob is taking forever to get in and take his shower and in the process is jus... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:51:17 EST September 26, 2016 I had a pretty good day. I got the boys out the door and I enjoyed the quiet day at home. I got several loads of laundry done and got the kitchen cleaned, so I at least accomplished that much. Now I'm stressed out by my family... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 271 of no Diet Dew. Portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 15 - DVD - Walk Strong: Total Focus and YouTube - Total Body Sculpt. <BR> 3. Personal: did some reading. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - work in the morning and then getting s... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:44:53 EST September 25, 2016 It was little bit of a more relaxing day today. Started with church this morning which went well. We seemed to have all slower songs, but a few were "rocking" even though they were slower. Then it was home until practice tonight. Watched some football (Yay Chiefs!! even though I didn't see most of the last half since it was a late game) and then headed to practice while Mike and the boys went to 4-H. I think that they are home now. I am ready to crash though! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutriti... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:55:05 EST September 24, 2016 Today wasn't anything like I had planned today. Mike had to work at 6:00 a.m. and didn't end up getting home until almost 6:00 tonight. Yikes! What was supposed to be an easy fix wasn't. So, I ended up having to take Jacob to town to help with Cub Scouts (which was basically a waste of time - he helped two people). We got home long enough to eat lunch and then I had to take Matthew to bowling. I just dropped him off and came home. I did have to pick him up again. So, three trips to Greenfield... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:44:35 EST September 23, 2016 Other than being tired today, it was a pretty good day. I was dragging this morning, but did get my workout done before getting the boys out the door to get on the bus. I got my shower taken and breakfast eaten then headed to town to get groceries. That was it. No trip to Des Moines or Creston. I just wasn't feeling that great. I'm better tonight but most of the day my stomach was just being weird again like yesterday. It is just weird when it actually grumbles like I'm hungry, but then after... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:20:47 EST September 22, 2016 Seriously Spark People, if I want to try premium I will! I don't need a huge banner at the top of the page telling me to try it. Good grief! <BR> <BR> Overall it's been a decent day. Feeling a little blah, but that's hormone-related. Yippee... Work went well and I left early again. I am tired of sitting there for half an hour for nothing. I'm not going to "invent" work to work on just so I can sit there on the off chance that someone will stop in or call. Hasn't happened yet. Once home I let... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:02:32 EST September 21, 2016 It was a long day. And hot! Ugh. Tomorrow is the first day of fall and it was near 90 today. School got out two hours early because of it. <BR> <BR> Work went well this morning. I had a few errands to run after work and then I came home. I have had no motivation today, but I did get a few loads of laundry done. Then I made the brownies, the fettuccine alfredo and the garlic bread for Confirmation. I took that in to feed the kids at 7:00 and then came home and finished up the dishes. Glad to ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:16:23 EST September 20, 2016 Well, happy 45th birthday to my hubby! <BR> <BR> I was low on energy today, but I made it through. Work went smoothly and then I enjoyed a quiet afternoon at home. For Mike's birthday we went out for supper at the Chuckwagon restaurant in Adair. We came home for a little bit and then headed to the Tiger Drive In for dessert. Needless to say I'm feeling a little full, not stuffed, but full. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 265 of no Diet Dew. Portions were good until supper time. <BR>... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:15:28 EST September 19, 2016 I had a pretty good day overall. I'm a little grumpy this evening, but other than that... <BR> <BR> I ended up having to run into town this morning to get milk. I usually get to just stay home and enjoy the peace. Once back home I got my Bible study stuff done and did some cleaning. The boys had bowling after school, so I did have that extra time. Tonight was the season premiere of "The Big Bang Theory". I tried to enjoy it, but there were storms going on to the east so it was interfering wi... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:12:24 EST September 18, 2016 I'm ready for this day to be done. It wasn't a bad day, just tiring because of this migraine. It did lessen a little bit, but I'll get those little twinges where it will get worse and then lessen again. Kind of annoying, but at least it's not the pounding that it was yesterday. <BR> <BR> Sadly, my Chiefs lost today, so that was a bit of a downer. Praise team practice went okay tonight. We were still missing quite a few people and we are doing a new song next week. Ugh. Hopefully it will go o... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:14:37 EST September 17, 2016 I so wish that I could just go to bed right now.... <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day, other than the full-blown migraine that doesn't want to go away. Excedrin Migraine didn't even make a dent. Mike and the boys left this afternoon to go bike riding on the High Trestle Trail. At least I've had a quiet afternoon. Up until they left, there were a lot of little issues going on between the boys. Ugh. <BR> <BR> As I said, I wish that I could go to bed, but I have to head into the church in ... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:20:13 EST September 16, 2016 Overall it was a pretty good day, but it's ending with the starting of a migraine. Oh joy! <BR> <BR> With it being Friday, it was bus day for the boys so I got my DVD workout done, fed them breakfast and did the YouTube workouts while they were eating and getting ready, then got them out the door. I had my breakfast and shower and then I was off to get groceries and run a couple of errands. I've been home the rest of the day. Other than the usual washing dishes and making the bed, I didn't e... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:35:07 EST September 15, 2016 What a day! It was a good day, just odd. <BR> <BR> First off, I did my DVD workout, got the boys up, took my shower, ate breakfast and then we were off. I got the bulletins printed and a few other things done and it was 9:30. So, I left. I'm "supposed" to stay until 10:00, but I had other things to do instead of sit at my desk on the off chance that someone would call or stop in. It hasn't happened yet! <BR> <BR> So, I left and headed to Greenfield to get milk. Tomorrow is grocery shopping ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:15:23 EST September 14, 2016 I had a pretty good Wednesday. Work went quickly. I didn't think that I had that much to work on, but the 2-1/2 hours flew by! Once home I did do a little bit of cleaning and did a load of laundry. <BR> <BR> The only blip today was that my doctor's appointment that was scheduled for next week has been rescheduled until November. She isn't going to be in the office at the time of my appointment. The frustrating thing is that I made this appointment back in May. Oh well, she is worth waiting a... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:17:56 EST September 13, 2016 Whoever says that boys are easier are insane! Okay, I've said it. This morning started off with one child angry and mad (all I did was ask him to practice his piano) and is ending with the other child angry and mad (still not exactly sure why). I guess is just an angry day in our house. The problem is that this mama can't handle it. I know that the middle school years are supposed to be the hardest, but I don't think that I'm going to make it... <BR> <BR> Anyway, other than the anger issues ... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:18:16 EST September 12, 2016 I am so tired today, I'm actually going to try and go to bed early! <BR> <BR> I woke up at 3:00 this morning when Jacob came down to use the restroom and then never could really get back to sleep, so I ended up getting up around 4:00. It's a good thing that it was a day at home. <BR> <BR> I got my workout done, got the boys up and out the door and had my breakfast. I did get the kitchen mostly cleaned (haven't done the floor yet) and did a few loads of laundry. Other than that I've been rea... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:37:01 EST September 11, 2016 A very busy day today and when I'm feeling out of sorts it just made it longer... <BR> <BR> The day started with church, which went well. I was dragging and feel like I made more mistakes than normal, but at least they weren't horrible mistakes (in other words, nobody would have noticed but me). I came home and was able to enjoy a little quiet time while the boys were back out at the Swap meet. They aren't usually able to go on the Sunday because we've always had Septemberfest at the park fo... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 20:29:43 EST September 10, 2016 Another pretty decent day other than being extremely tired. Mike and Jacob were out the door by 6:00 this morning for the Swap Meet. I got my workout done, breakfast eaten and shower taken before I got Matthew up. We had a quiet morning - which usually happens when it's just one of the boys. He got some homework done and did some reading. We headed to Greenfield for bowling. He didn't do too bad for the first time back since last February. Then I dropped him off at the Swap Meet and did get a... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:50:30 EST September 9, 2016 I had a pretty decent Friday. I started my morning with my workout, got the boys up and out the door (it was a bus day), got myself put together, ate breakfast and then I was off to get groceries and run a few errands. First up was a deposit at the bank in Fontanelle, then off to Greenfield. Second stop was dropping off the payment at Wallace Auto. Then it was grocery shopping and stopping at the Extension Office to pick up 4-H record books. I was home by 9:00! All those errands only took me ... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 20:17:36 EST September 8, 2016 Are you ready for some football? Woo hoo!!!! <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day, but I sure am tired. Work went well. I got the bulletins printed for Sunday and the draft bulletins for next week (plus practice bulletins for Sunday night). After work I made a quick trip to Greenfield to get some milk and Greek yogurt, even though I'll go grocery shopping tomorrow. We were close to being out of milk and I wasn't sure what we had would last. Plus, I am missing my Greek yogurt. I ran out the... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 20:50:01 EST September 7, 2016 It was a better day today. Just a few little things with the boys this morning, but overall a good start to the day. We headed in to the church and I told them I was going to start printing the funeral bulletins and then I would take them to the school since it was kind of raining (it was off and on - it would pour, then sprinkle, then nothing, and on and on). Then it was back to work. I didn't have as much to fill my scheduled time, so the last 45 minutes kind of dragged on. I started workin... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 20:13:54 EST