MUSICMOMOF2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MUSICMOMOF2 MUSICMOMOF2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ August 18, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401431 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> It was another pretty good day. I'm feeling a little off, but I've made it through the day. <BR> <BR> I was up at 5:00 - definitely getting back into the groove. Got my workout done and my shower taken before fixing my Shakeology. I was out the door a little before 8:30 to get groceries. Jacob was up, but Matthew was still asleep. I stopped to get gas then headed to Fareway. Once grocery shopping was done, back home I went. <BR> <BR> Matthew was up when I got home a... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:47:17 EST August 17, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401092 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. We had a kind of busy morning. The boys had haircuts at 10:30. Matthew went first so that I could take him to the high school for cross country pictures. I went back to the salon to wait for Jacob and pay. When he was done he walked to the library and I headed back to the high school to get Matthew and pick up his laptop. <BR> <BR> Once home we had lunch and it's pretty much been a lazy day for me. I'm just really tired for some reason. M... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:51:09 EST August 16, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400724 Happy Wednesday! One week until school starts! Woo hoo! I love routine! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I figured that I need to start getting back in to getting up at 5:00, so that's what I did today. I got my workout done and my shower taken then got Matthew up so that he could get ready. I took him to the high school for Cross Country practice. So far he is loving being the manager and I love that. <BR> <BR> I came back home and got laundry going. Jacob is still looking at his baseball card and footba... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:28:44 EST August 15, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400312 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It was just a somewhat normal day. Mike had taken the day off since they went to the fair yesterday (that way he didn't have to get up bright and early if they were late getting back). Jacob has spent the day in his room looking at football cards. He found a football card price guide at Pioneer Hall at the fair yesterday, so that is what he's been doing. Matthew has been out with Mike the majority of the day, so it's been fairly quiet. <BR> <BR> I had some errands t... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:42:27 EST August 14, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399934 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> It was an early morning this morning even though that wasn't my plan. Mike and the boys wanted to get up at 4:00 a.m. so that they could be out the door by 5:00 to head to the Iowa State Fair. My initial plan - wake Mike up and go back to sleep. Yeah, first it was my bladder and then it was them being too noisy, so I couldn't get back to sleep. So, I was up at 4:20. After they left I got my devotionals and Bible read, then tackled my workout. <BR> <BR> The rest of th... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:31:27 EST August 13, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399514 It was a pretty nice Sunday. Church went well and the dedication for the prayer garden ("Zoey's Garden") was nice. Pretty big turnout for that. Then it was home. I thought that I would have the day at home, but Mike and Matthew headed to Guthrie Center to pick some things up, so I ended up having to take Jacob to the Scout meeting. I was kind of glad though, because then I actually got dates written down for upcoming things. The rest of the day has just been relaxing. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:58:46 EST August 12, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399165 It has been a nice relaxing day. I probably have about an hour or so before the family gets home, so I need to enjoy it! <BR> <BR> I had hoped to really sleep in this morning, but no I was awake shortly after 6:00. So, I got up and got my workout done. I really didn't do much of anything after that. I got my Sparking and emails done while enjoying my Shakeology. Took my shower. Fed the kitten and the cat. Let Gypsy out. Made the bed. I didn't even do the dishes until after I ate supper. Figu... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:56:50 EST August 11, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398822 It has been a wonderful day. I was up just after 6:00 and did a few things before starting my workout. After my workout I had my Shakeology while I did my Spark stuff. Mike and the boys left around 8:00, so that started my quiet time. I got my shower taken and then headed to town to get groceries. Once I got back home I got the groceries put away and did some reading before I fixed my lunch. <BR> <BR> After lunch I got the dishes washed and then it was about time to head back to town for my ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:44:46 EST August 10, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398400 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> It felt a little weird being home today. For the past 6 years we have gone to the opening day of the Iowa State Fair and gone to the Grandstand concert in the evening. Several of those years had the Praise team performing on one of the free entertainment stages. None of that this year. After not getting our application in on time last year, we have to start completely over with letters of recommendation. So, we decided to rest this year for Praise team. Last year en... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:57:10 EST August 9, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398044 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. A few issues with the boys, but nothing like the past two evenings. <BR> <BR> I was up about 6:00 (woo hoo, sleeping in!). Today was a double workout, so I got that done and decided to get my shower taken first before fixing my Shakeology. Jacob got up at that point and he wanted his "Ultimate Smoothie", so I had to make his first. After breakfast I got busy with getting my devotionals and Bible reading done. Then came the housewo... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 21:45:10 EST August 8, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397629 I am ready to crash tonight. <BR> <BR> I was up at 5:00 with Mike so that I could get my workout done early. I got that done, took my shower and fixed my Shakeology. Jacob came down while I was having my breakfast, so I fixed his Eggo's for him. I had to wake Matthew up (shocker!). I managed to get my Sparking done, dishes washed and the bed made before we headed out the door. We stopped in Greenfield to fill up the car, then it was off to Des Moines. We did stop for a potty break before we ... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 21:19:35 EST August 7, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397190 What a day. Lots of tension with Matthew today. Age? I don't know but I don't have the energy to deal with this constantly. Any little thing seems to be setting him off lately. He did get probably 12 hours of sleep last night, so I would think that sleep isn't an issue. Of course, he's still sleep-deprived from detasseling. I don't know, but I could use some prayers! <BR> <BR> Other than that, the day wasn't too bad. I didn't get a lot of cleaning done, but did get my kitchen floor swept, so... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 19:28:13 EST August 6, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396798 Well, I enjoyed my weekend of solitude for as long as it lasted. Of course, it never fails - as soon as everyone was home, chaos ensued. Good grief... <BR> <BR> Anyway, this morning was nice. Church went great. We were laughing though - we had good songs, but most of them were slower. We didn't really have a "rocking" song. Our final song was kind of, but not a usual dismissal song. It was still great, it just was funny. We had a guest pastor today - she has ties to our church through family... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 20:42:27 EST August 5, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396466 It turned out to be a pretty good day after not sleeping well. I got up and got my workout done as usual. I made my Shakeology and woke Matthew up so that he could feed the animals before he left. He was picked up just before 10:30, so I've been enjoying the quiet house since then. I got a few loads of laundry done and did some reading and I've spent the afternoon binge-watching Pretty Little Liars. Crazy, right? It's been very recharging though. Just what I needed. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. ... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:26:54 EST August 4, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396085 Happy Friday! Yes, finally Friday. I don't know why but this week just feels like it has gone on and on. <BR> <BR> No alarm clock this morning! Mike took the day off, so we were able to just wake up whenever. He woke up just after 6:00 and pretty much I was up not too long after that. Once he's moving around in the kitchen I have a hard time getting back to sleep. I got my workout done while Mike was finishing the packing for their camping trip. He was out the door with Jacob around 8:00 I t... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 21:30:58 EST August 3, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395680 Happy Thursday! Wow, I almost said Friday. This week has just felt off for some reason. I think part of it is because Matthew finished up detasseling on Monday. Now the days all feel the same. I did have Praise team practice last night, but I don't know what the deal is. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my day started about 6:20. I got up and my computer was being slow again, so I stuck in a Jessica Smith DVD and got my workout done. Felt good and I felt strong! Then it was shower and Shakeology (I sound l... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 20:46:08 EST August 2, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395284 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning around 6:15 again which was good. I probably could have forced myself to stay in bed, but I knew that would be counter-productive. I hadn't figured out what workout I wanted to do, so I just looked through and ended up doing a Country Heat workout. It is fun, but I am so not a Country music fan, so that makes it a little tough on me. At least I moved though. <BR> <BR> Once my workout was done I got my shower taken and had my Shakeology. By t... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 21:09:19 EST August 1, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394825 Well here we are, the first of August. I'm still in shock. The boys start school 3 weeks from tomorrow! We've got a lot to get done. <BR> <BR> It was so nice to be able to sleep in this morning - well, if you consider 6:15 sleeping in. It is compared to the 4:00 that we've been dealing with and the normal 5:00 during the school year. I got up and was getting ready to do my workout and my computer was being very slow, so I changed my planned workout and did something that I thought was compar... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 20:47:47 EST July 31, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394395 Well, the last day of July. Still trying to figure out where the month went. Overall, goals were okay. I kind of feel like I'm just stuck though. I need something new to focus on to give me a push... I will think as I'm typing this blog. Hopefully I can find some inspiration. <BR> <BR> The day started at 4:00 a.m. again. I got Matthew up and out the door for what we were hoping was his last day of detasseling. I came home and did a little bit of email stuff then did my workout. Almost done w... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:20:46 EST July 30, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393955 I am tired tonight and it really wasn't a busy day. I wasn't sleeping all that great anyway and Jacob came down a little before 3:00 a.m. asking if he could take a bath. I told him yes. His sunburn is starting to itch and I think that it was bothering him. He went right back to bed. I did manage to get back to sleep, but then the alarm went off in the middle of a really weird dream, so that started my day off weird. <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning. Since it was the 5th Sunday it was ... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:06:47 EST July 29, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393608 I cannot believe that July is almost over. Where is this year going? <BR> <BR> Overall it's been a pretty good day. It started with being able to sleep in. Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Then it was the usual - workout, shower, and Shakeology. Jacob and Mike have been outside most of the day racing Jacob's Hot Wheels. Matthew has just been reading. So, for the most part it has been quiet. I needed that. <BR> <BR> I really didn't do a lot. I did wash the breakfast dishes and made the bed. I also threw ... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:21:28 EST July 28, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393251 Boy I did not want to get up when the alarm went off this morning. I will be so glad when detasseling is over! <BR> <BR> So, up at 4:00, getting Matthew up and fed, then out the door at 4:45. I was back home by 5:00 to get Mike up. I just took my time before I did my workout. I enjoyed a cup of tea and did some Sparking and email. Then it was workout time. Jacob woke up while I was doing my workout. He decided to soak in the tub to see if that would help the tape - nope. I did manage to cut ... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:40:43 EST July 27, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392865 Wow, sleeping in was so nice this morning. Almost 8 hours of sleep. Aaaahhhh. <BR> <BR> Even though it was later, the morning routine was the same. Workout, shower, Shakeology. Then I got Matthew up so that he could get ready. I let him drive in to town to meet the bus. The detasseling crew headed to Des Moines for their Reward day. He ended up not being one that got to see the movie, so him and his friends just wandered around. They ate at Olive Garden at 3:00. <BR> <BR> My day at home was... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:08:16 EST July 26, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392455 Boy, these 4:00 a.m. wake-ups are wiping me out. I think that I might actually try to get to bed early. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got Matthew dropped off and came back home. I fixed my hot tea. I'm actually enjoying having that before my workout. It's like the little boost of caffeine is helping. I got my workout done and then did some Sparking before I took my shower. That was mostly because I was listening to see if I won the concert tickets (Life 107.1). I didn't win again. Still ... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:03:57 EST July 25, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392019 Another productive day today. <BR> <BR> I originally wasn't going to have to get up at 4:00 since Mike took the day off. Well, that changed. I got up so that I could get Matthew's lunch packed for him (aw, such a nice mommy). I was going to go back to bed, but I knew that it would be pointless. So, I got my Sparking and emails done before 5:00 a.m. Crazy! <BR> <BR> Once I finally had my cup of tea and got my motivation I did my workout, took my shower and had my Shakeology. I finished up a ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:32:24 EST July 24, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391605 It was a pretty good day. I really did not want to get up when the alarm went off at 4:00, but I didn't have a choice. Got Matthew up and in to meet the bus and then came back home. I really delayed getting to my workout, but I finally got the motivation and got it done. <BR> <BR> The rest of the day was nice and quiet. I did get 3 loads of laundry done. I changed the liner for the shower curtain. Even though I tried to keep the other one washed regularly it still has gotten gross. Good thin... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:56:43 EST July 23, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391126 What a weekend! I didn't blog last night because by the time I got home I was tired. <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> Two extra glorious hours of sleep to start off the day. That was awesome. I got up and got my workout done, then had my Shakeology and took my shower (or maybe it was the other way around, I don't remember). Anyway, the rest of the morning was spent washing Jacob's laundry and getting him packed for camp. He was getting so excited. Around 1:00 we all left the house - Mike and the boy... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:33:17 EST July 21, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390374 It has been a fairly calm day for which I am grateful. A few little blips this evening but other than that it was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> The alarm went off at 4:00 and I really did not want to get up. I had tried to go to bed early last night since the family was gone, but just couldn't get to sleep. So I was tired this morning. I got Matthew up and decided to fix myself a cup of tea before we headed out the door. I thought that maybe a little boost of caffeine before my workout would ... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:49:37 EST July 20, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389954 It is miserable outside right now. There was a breeze earlier that made it almost tolerable, but that's gone, so now it's just oppressive. Ugh. I couldn't even get Gypsy out of her tub in the barn to get her put in the pen with her supper. <BR> <BR> Anyway, luckily Matthew only detasseled until about noon, so he was home just before 2:00. Jacob and I just hung out at home. I got some cleaning done and mostly just did some reading. <BR> <BR> Tonight I am enjoying the peace while Mike and the... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:05:46 EST July 19, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389542 Boy it is hot today! I was just out for a bit this afternoon and that was plenty. I feel for the people who have to work out in this. <BR> <BR> So, my day started two hours later this morning. Boy, that two extra hours of sleep was nice, but I actually feel more tired today than I did yesterday. I know that is the after-effects of yesterday though. I got my workout done and Jacob came down before I had a chance to take my shower, so he got his shower taken first and I fixed his breakfast. Wh... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:49:25 EST July 18, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389121 Let's see, how did Tuesday go? <BR> <BR> Up at 4:00 a.m., out the door with Matthew at 4:50, back home at 5:15. Started my workout around 5:30, then it was shower and Shakeology. The rest of the morning was laundry. Matthew got back around noon. Apparently they just checked a few fields today - to see if any tassels were missed - so he has been home all afternoon. Needless to say there were a few issues... <BR> <BR> Tonight was Praise team practice. It was a good practice for only the few t... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:35:08 EST July 17, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388691 It was a pretty quiet Monday. I don't feel as tired as I should for having gotten up at 4:00 a.m., but I guess that's a good thing, right? I did sleep well last night, so I'm sure that helped. Anyway, I got Matthew up and out the door. I will definitely be glad when detasseling is done... <BR> <BR> After he got on the bus I came back home and tackled my workout. It was a tough one today, but I pushed through and got it done. I got my shower taken and fixed my Shakeology. I actually got all t... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:02:01 EST July 16, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388259 It has been a quiet day and that has been nice. <BR> <BR> Again, Mike dealt with getting Matthew up and out the door this morning. I was up as they were leaving so that I could get ready for church. Here's the funny thing - I got ready then managed to get the dishes washed and the bed made before I woke Jacob up and headed out the door! <BR> <BR> Church went well. Once home I was sending texts to the Praise team about practice this week. The Adair County Fair starts Wednesday, so there is ... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:02:37 EST July 15, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387896 It was a pretty good day for the most part. Mike dealt with getting Matthew up and out this morning, so I was able to somewhat sleep in. It wasn't necessarily deep sleep, but it was nice to get a few extra hours. <BR> <BR> When I did get up I got my workout done, took my shower and had my Shakeology. I pretty much got my Sparking and emails done and did some reading before I headed out for my massage. Oh boy, my shoulders were a mess. I already scheduled my next one. <BR> <BR> My afternoon ... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:47:51 EST July 14, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387551 Today was my 16th wedding anniversary. Can't believe that it's been 16 years. <BR> <BR> Anyway, the day started bright and early (well, dark and early - nothing is shining at 4:00 a.m.). I got Matthew dropped off and got my workout done before Jacob got up. I got my shower taken and then we had our breakfast. I did some Sparking before we headed to town. <BR> <BR> I dropped Jacob off at the high school and then went to run a few errands before my chiropractor appointment. After my appointm... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:54:34 EST July 13, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387085 Another night where I'm ready to crash, but can't go to bed just yet. <BR> <BR> I really hope that detasseling only lasts a few weeks, because this getting up at 4:00 a.m. is going to completely mess me up. I am one that is okay after one short night of sleep, but after several I will be miserable. I already am after 2 days. Yes, I could try and go back to bed after I drop him off, but by that point I've been up for almost an hour and a half. Maybe Monday when there is nothing else on the ca... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:02:58 EST July 12, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386692 I need to get to bed, so this will be short. <BR> <BR> It was an early morning (4:00 a.m.) to get Matthew up and out the door for detasseling (and the bus was almost 15 minutes late). Next on the agenda was getting Jacob to basketball camp. I stopped and got milk and bananas before coming home for a bit. Then it was to the church for Contemporary worship planning (which started 15 minutes late). I visited with Ann for a bit then came home to grab a snack before I had to pick Jacob up. Last t... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:12:27 EST July 11, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386211 Day 2 of basketball camp. That was the main thing on the agenda today. I took Jacob over and came straight home. When it was time to pick him up I let Matthew drive to Greenfield. I drove home. We were hungry and I would get us home faster (and no I don't mean by speeding - I'm more comfortable on the gravel roads). <BR> <BR> This afternoon I did get the living room dusted and swept and swept the kitchen floor again. That just needs to be a daily thing. I keep saying that, so I need to just ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:59:15 EST July 10, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385794 Well, I let Matthew drive today. <em>40</em> He did fine, but my stomach was just in knots. Yes, I am a worrier... <BR> <BR> So, the day started with my workout bright and early. I went ahead and got up at 5:00 so that I would have plenty of time to get my workout done. I got my shower taken and Shakeology made before the boys were even up. Matthew actually got up on his own (another shocker), but I had to wake Jacob up. We headed out the door for basketball camp. Once we dropped Jacob o... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:42:44 EST July 9, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385346 I am exhausted tonight. I really hope that I sleep better tonight, because I really can't afford to get sick right now. <BR> <BR> Mike and the boys got back around 2:00 a.m. this morning (hence the interrupted sleep). Crazy boys! I got up at 5:00 to get ready for church. I really do love that quiet house in the morning when I'm trying to get ready. I actually had to wake Mike up before I left. I stopped to pick up my Sunday paper and headed to the church. Everything was still set up from the... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 20:44:07 EST July 8, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384978 Well, this Saturday is almost over. Overall it was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> I was up early this morning to get my workout done. I got my shower taken and had my Shakeology and had a little bit of time before I had to head to the church for the funeral. It was a smaller turnout than Thursday's, but it went very well. Hopefully things will calm down. <BR> <BR> Once home I pretty much just did some laundry and some reading. I enjoyed my afternoon. Around 3:00 Mike and the boys decided to ... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 21:16:20 EST July 7, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384608 What a crazy day! <BR> <BR> It was a normal start - workout, shower and Shakeology. Then it got crazy. The boys and I left the house at 8:30. First stop, lumber yard to pay the bill. Second stop was the bank to make a few deposits and cash my check from the funeral yesterday. Then off to Greenfield. Third stop was Wallace Auto to pay the bill there. Fourth stop was the fitness center to pick up a form for fall soccer for Jacob. Fifth stop was the post office to get stamps. Then we went to th... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 21:32:09 EST July 6, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384213 <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> Today is my 45th birthday! I still can't believe it. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a good day, busy but good. <BR> <BR> I did manage to sleep in a little bit, then got up and got my workout done for the day. I got my shower taken and fixed my Shakeology. Once the boys were up and ready we headed out the door. I dropped them off at the library and headed to the church for the funeral. I got things set up for Praise team and checked on some things. The funeral was nice. ... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 21:34:16 EST July 5, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383810 It's been a long day. Not sure why, it just feels like it has been. <BR> <BR> The alarm went off at 5:00 for Mike and I just couldn't get back to sleep. I think that is the cause of a lot of my problems lately is that I'm not getting my normal amount of sleep. Anyway, so I was up before 5:30. I got my workout done and had my shower taken before Jacob came downstairs. I was sure that he would sleep longer, but I was wrong. <BR> <BR> We had our breakfast and then Matthew was up. We headed out... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 21:12:40 EST July 4, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383377 Happy Independence Day! <BR> <BR> It's been a weird day. The boys got home late last night, but had to be up bright and early to go out and put flags up for Scouts. I couldn't get back to sleep, so I ended up getting up when they did. After they left I got my workout done and had my Shakeology. They got back and then Jacob had a meltdown - I'm counting it as lack of sleep - over something that he couldn't find. So, there was screaming and yelling and shouting. Joy. He did find what he was lo... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 20:36:16 EST July 3, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382990 It was a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Having a quiet house does wonders for this mama! <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and got my workout done. I checked on and fed Gypsy and the cats then took my shower and had my Shakeology. Once I got the dishes washed and the bed made I headed for Des Moines. <BR> <BR> I went to Kohl's first and did find a few things there. Yay! Since Chick-fil-a was right there I decided to eat lunch there. I enjoyed the Grilled Market Salad. Very delicious and filling to... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 21:45:59 EST July 2, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382590 I missed blogging last night. I shut my computer down before I headed to Winterset because I wasn't sure how late I would be. <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> I had a nice quiet day. Jacob has the Firecracker Run in the morning. He finished his 2-mile run in 16:08! 1st place for his age group. Pretty awesome for his first cross country-style race. We came home after that and then they headed for the Mud Bogs in Anita. So I enjoyed a quiet house. They got home just as I was getting ready to head to W... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 21:52:23 EST June 30, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381792 Well, it's the end of June. I don't know where this month went, but it sure went fast! <BR> <BR> So, my goals for June ended up going well. I finished Core de Force on Tuesday and boy was I feeling it by the end. I've had a few days of a break from it before I start a new round on Monday. It will be tougher and hopefully I can get the "bonus" workouts in this time. I ended up having to drop the extra core workouts both because of time and because my shoulders were acting up. That happened th... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:05:18 EST June 29, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381389 I think that I just figured out why I don't ever have the motivation to clean - it's because it doesn't stay that way! I swept the kitchen and living room floors, plus the stairs going up to the boys' rooms. The kitchen floor is filthy again. That's why I don't want to bother I guess. So frustrating. <BR> <BR> Anyway, other than that annoyance, it wasn't too bad of a day. The boys made their weekly trip to Fontanelle on their bikes, so I had some quiet time this morning. Like I said, I did g... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:32:47 EST June 28, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380989 I am ready to crash tonight. It wasn't a crazy day, but I am just tired. <BR> <BR> I honestly didn't do a lot today and that kind of bugs me. I got up and did yoga this morning since I'm in a transition before starting a second round of Core de Force. I had my Shakeology and fed the boys before I took my shower. I did go to the drug store to pick up/fill some prescriptions (Jacob's "fun" one - will the price ever go down?). At home I did the usual washing of the dishes and making the bed, bu... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:54:42 EST