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/ September 24, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241293 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240816 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240296 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239865 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239309 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238723 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238098 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237554 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237073 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236486 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235971 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235334 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234815 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234214 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233558 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233067 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232495 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231913 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 September 6, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231311 After a rough morning with the boys, the day did improve. Work went quickly. I had all of the financial stuff to take care of and was finishing up when Pastor finally made it in to the office (I swear he gets later and later). I got home and had my lunch and threw a load of laundry in before I had to take Gypsy to the vet for her shots. She was wound up on the way over, but was calmer on the way home. She's not used to traveling in the car, so I'll give her that one. She is up to 15 pounds th... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:49:50 EST September 5, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230737 I had a pretty good day, but a headache is starting to take hold. Seriously? <BR> <BR> Mike and the boys went to the Guthrie County fair and I stayed home and got a few loads of laundry done. That's the extent of my day. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 250 of no Diet Dew! Portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: Jessica Smith's Walk On: Mega Burn <BR> 3. Personal: finished my book! (Amazing what I can do when the house is quiet) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - work in the morning, taking Gypsy to... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 20:41:21 EST September 4, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230172 Another evening of just being tired, and it's not like I did anything today! <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning and then the rest of the day has been at home. We didn't end up having practice tonight - well, I'm guessing, there was never a text either way. I've just enjoyed being at home. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 249 of no Diet Dew. Portions were okay, but food healthfulness was not the case... <BR> 2. Fitness: rest day, but I did get my 10,000 steps <BR> 3. Personal: st... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 19:54:35 EST September 3, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229672 Well, the morning started off weird. I was just getting up and was sitting on the edge of the bed reading something when I heard the house creak and felt the bed sway. I then noticed that both mini blinds were swaying also. I initially thought that I was was having a little dizzy spell (that was how it felt), but then after getting on Facebook, I realized that I didn't imagine it. There was an earthquake! Still amazing that it happened in Oklahoma, but I felt it in Iowa. Crazy! Of course, the... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:13:31 EST September 2, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229166 I had a nice day. I got the grocery shopping and a few errands run this morning and then had the day at home. I still have a headache lurking and a few twinges in my shoulder, but I was able to enjoy my day. I did get several loads of laundry done, so I did accomplish something. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 247 of no Diet Dew. Portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: Jessica Smith's Walk On: Fat Blaster Walk <BR> 3. Personal: did do some reading in a magazine. I need ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 20:33:16 EST September 1, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228584 Happy September! <BR> <BR> I have been dragging all day and I'm not sure why. I feel like I slept well last night. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Work went well this morning. I was actually done with the bulletins at 9:30, but of course with the whole "hours" thing I had to stay until 10:00. Amazingly it ended up being a good thing - the accountant got payroll sent back just after 9:30, so I was able to print paychecks! Woo hoo! Of course, now I have to wait for them to be signed... <BR> <BR> Once hom... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:01:42 EST August 31, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227996 I can't believe that it's the end of August! <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty good day. Work went quickly. I managed to have enough to do to keep me busy. I didn't do the cleaning that I planned this afternoon, but I did do a little bit. Praise team practice went well tonight. Last Wednesday night and now we'll be back to Sundays. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 245 of no Diet Dew. Portions were okay. <BR> 2. Fitness: Walk Strong: Core Control. I did do a little yoga this afternoon. <BR... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:23:06 EST August 30, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227313 I had a pretty productive day. I got to work just before 7:30 to get started on printing the newsletter. I only had a few little things to change on the calendar and then had finally gotten both the schedule for Sunday services and for Wednesday night GROW. 6 pages is what this newsletter ended up being. Ugh. At least it's done for another month. I left work at 10:45 and dropped the newsletter off at the post office. Once home I had lunch and rested for a little bit. I did tackle the dining r... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:01:42 EST August 29, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226736 It was a pretty nice day. I had no place to have to be, so I enjoyed the day at home. I'm still trying to rest my shoulder, but I did try a little bit of yoga. I seem to be fine until I have to lift my arm up above my head. Just weird. Still not sure if it's just sore muscles or if something is actually out. Frustrating. <BR> <BR> I did get a little bit of cleaning done today, but not as much as I had wanted to. I was tired today, so the motivation wasn't there. Oh well, I did get the kitche... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:30:54 EST August 28, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226129 I am exhausted tonight. It was a busy day, but I was tired to begin with. I was able to get a little extra sleep this morning since we had the later service, but with the later service there was a lot of just waiting around. I finally got home about 12:30 and had a few hours to tackle a couple loads of laundry. Then it was back to the church for the Confirmation meeting at 4:00 and hanging around until the 4-H meeting at 5:30. We finally got home about 7:00. Now I'm ready to crash. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:21:02 EST August 27, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225593 I am so tired tonight. I'm not sure why, I really didn't do anything today. Just relaxed and took it easy. My shoulder is still sore and I'm trying to keep a migraine away, so I didn't want to push it. I'm ready to go to sleep! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 241 of no Diet Dew. Portions were great! <BR> 2. Fitness: Walk Strong: Core Control <BR> 3. Personal: finished two magazines. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - we have a late combined church service with the Methodist church (that means tha... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:51:16 EST August 26, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225070 I had a pretty good day. No major issues with the boys before they got on the bus this morning, and that's always a good thing. A little bit of bickering, but no screaming. I got the dishes washed and the bed made before heading out the door for Des Moines. I started at Kohls with the items that I needed to take back. I did look around a little bit, but really wasn't in a clothing shopping mood and honestly I didn't really need anything ( <em>40</em> ). I then realized that I was due for a ... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:18:47 EST August 25, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224491 Another slow morning at work once I got the bulletin printed. I could have started printing the newsletter, but had this feeling that if I did I would have to change things, so I played it safe. It's ready to go except for the schedule (still waiting on that). I should be able to get it done next Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Once home, I really didn't have any motivation again, but I did get several loads of laundry done. The sun is finally coming out now. Where was it this morning? <BR> <BR> Goals:... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:28:31 EST August 24, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223974 I am so tired tonight... <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. Work went okay. I had some stuff to work on until about 9:00 and then it was just waiting. I hate days like that. And now that I have to be there when I say I'm going to be there. I have yet to have all of these people call or stop in though. Too funny. <BR> <BR> I had a somewhat lazy day. I didn't really tackle any housework. Not sure where my motivation went. We'll see what happens tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Praise team practi... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:33:55 EST August 23, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223348 The first day of school finally arrived! I love routine and structure... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I started my morning with some yoga and my shower before getting the boys up. We headed in to town and I started work while the boys waited to walk to the middle school. I did actually walk with them for a block because I needed to go to the bank. So, off they went. I still can't believe that I have an 8th grader and a 5th grader. <BR> <BR> Once done at work I had to run one errand and then I enjoyed... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:38:00 EST August 22, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222749 It was an interesting day. Mike took the day off since they went to the fair last night, so I was able to enjoy some time to myself while they were outside. The issues happened when they came back inside. Bickering and fighting. Good grief. Don't they want me to miss them when they go back to school? <BR> <BR> We took their stuff into the school tonight so that's one load they don't have to carry tomorrow morning. We did find out that he has band tomorrow and she wants to hopefully have them... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:53:35 EST August 21, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222152 It has been a nice relaxing, restoring day. We were all up at 5:00 this morning and then Mike and the boys were out the door before 6:00 (yes, that's a.m.). They headed to the last day of the Iowa State Fair (at this moment they are getting ready to enjoy a free concert by Hawk Nelson - it starts at 8:00 p.m.). I played for church this morning and then came home and have just been enjoying the solitude (for lack of a better word). The past week has just been tough so having a day to myself ju... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:51:13 EST August 20, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221608 I had a pretty nice Saturday. Mike and the boys were around, but they stayed outside for most of the day, so I was able to take it easy. Just not feeling the best right now, so the peace was needed. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 234 of no Diet Dew. Portions have been pretty good. <BR> 2. Fitness: final day of Walk Strong 2.0 - I did Walk Strong: Cardio Party and Have a Ball. Still not sure what I'm doing next. I'm thinking a week of yoga... <BR> 3. Personal: finished "Private: The ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:59:54 EST August 19, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221145 I had a nice quiet day and then the family came home.... Kidding. They luckily got home before the storms did, so it was a good thing. We're all just chilling out watching the Olympics. <BR> <BR> I am ready to crash though. I had the Olympics on all day - watched the men's volleyball team lose and the women's water polo team win gold! I didn't really do a lot today other than grocery shopping this morning. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 233 of no Diet Dew. Portions were so-so. Was... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:35:42 EST August 18, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220531 I have to keep reminding myself that it's Thursday! It feels like it's just been a long day.... <BR> <BR> The day started with work. I did manage to get all of the bulletins printed, even after having to stop the printer to make a change to the Contemporary bulletins. I really do not like last minute stuff. Luckily they hadn't started printing yet, it was just the Traditional ones. <BR> <BR> While I was at work, I got an email from Mike saying that they were going to go camping tonight sin... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:29:07 EST August 17, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219901 It was another one of "those" days. Work was slow and boring. Pastor hadn't given me the scripture readings for this Sunday yet and I was still waiting on a few announcements. What little bit that I had to work on I had done by 8:30 (and I was scheduled until 10:00). Pastor finally waltzed in at 9:15, but he had a meeting at 9:30 so he wasn't able to get the readings to me yet. So pretty much, my work time was spent checking email and playing on my phone. I found a few things to work on, but ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:32:52 EST August 16, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219277 One week until the first day of school! I honestly would think that letting the boys watch the Olympics would calm them down. Nope. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Today was okay. I had work this morning and actually kept pretty busy for the two hours I was "scheduled" to be there. Then I came home and did do a few loads of laundry. I had left the boys home with the task of dusting. Well, they dusted, but they didn't dust everything that I asked them to dust. Silly boys. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutri... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:59:12 EST August 15, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218579 I really wish that school was starting tomorrow and not next week. I love my boys, but they are really poking the bear right now and this mama cannot take it anymore. Between attitudes, fighting, picking on each other, not showing respect and just flat out being lazy I am ready for this summer vacation to be over. They are heading out to mow now so I hopefully can regain some of my calm and peace. <BR> <BR> Other than that, it was an okay day. We watched the Olympics and got the kitchen cle... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:44:58 EST August 14, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218005 It's just been an off day for me. I'm guessing that it's lack of sleep that is catching up with me. I hope that they show the gymnastics soon, because I'm ready to crash! <BR> <BR> Church went well, I just felt like I was on auto-pilot and didn't really "feel" anything like I usually do. I don't like when that happens. The rest of the day I've just been watching Olympics and reading. Trying to take it easy, but I've still gotten 18,000 steps today! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 2... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:01:19 EST August 13, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217432 It has been another wonderfully quiet day. I was up late watching the Olympics (yes again), but at least I was able to sleep in this morning (if you consider 7:00 a.m. sleeping in). I got my workout done, let Gypsy out, had my breakfast, took my shower and then just enjoyed the peace and quiet of the empty house. Right now I'm listening to the Chiefs/Seahawks game (yay Chiefs!) and will turn the Olympics back on when it's time. <BR> <BR> Mike and the boys are coming home tonight. At least t... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 19:26:07 EST August 12, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216908 Hello from a quiet house! <BR> <BR> It's been a few busy days, hence the no new blogs! <BR> <BR> Wednesday was full. I had work in the morning and got the Traditional bulletins printed. I had some time at home and then Jacob and I were off to Winterset for his orthodontist appointment. All is still well with his teeth. Next check will be in 6 months. Then it was a quick stop at Fareway to pick up snack stuff for our trip to the Iowa State Fair. After supper was Praise team practice and then... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:05:33 EST August 9, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215133 I'm enjoying a little bit of peace right now, so I thought that I'd blog. <BR> <BR> First off, I am so mad at Facebook right now... I'm waiting for the Olympics to come on and I don't need to know certain outcomes. Really wish that I had thought to stay away from Facebook an hour ago! Hopefully NBC will actually show everything tonight instead of the 15 minutes for the guys last night. That was a waste of staying up late. <BR> <BR> Anyway, vent done. Overall it was a pretty good day. It's... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 19:46:44 EST August 8, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214527 It has been a pretty good Monday. I was a little tired when I got up since I went to bed late. I had to watch the Women's Gymnastics! Anyway, I got my workout done and just enjoyed a little peace before the boys got up. <BR> <BR> I did get a call from the doctor - my thyroid levels were all normal! So, we'll just wait a year and test again unless I have symptoms before that. Yay! <BR> <BR> We had the Olympics on all day. I sometimes wish that we had a dish, just so we could have a choice o... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 20:19:44 EST August 7, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213957 I didn't get a chance to blog last night - Mom and Dad got a new modem and couldn't remember the password! Oh well. <BR> <BR> Saturday was nice. I enjoyed time at home for most of the day. I let Gypsy out early so that she could have some time out before I headed for Lamoni. I left about 3:30, after the mail came. I got to Lamoni just after 5:00. I'm so glad that I was able to go by myself. We enjoyed pizza for supper and my sister Heather came over too. We enjoyed watching the Olympics. <BR... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 21:41:44 EST August 5, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212969 What a wonderful day! My morning was a little busy. It started at the hospital for my blood work to test my TSH and T4. Then I treated myself to breakfast at Subway - the extra treat was that I had enough points on my Rewards card that it didn't cost me a penny! Then I did the grocery shopping and ran a few errands before coming home to a quiet house. Mike and the boys headed to Coon Rapids to canoe (they made with no issues) and camp. <BR> <BR> So, this mama got her relaxing, recharging me... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 22:52:19 EST August 4, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212389 It was another crazy day that started after a crappy night of sleep. I actually skipped my workout this morning so that I wouldn't feel completely rushed, plus I wasn't really feeling up to it. Since I did skip, I managed to get to work (with the boys even) at 7:00 this morning. I was able to get everything done that needed to be done and was out of there at 9:45 like planned. Then it was off to Atlantic. I had packed us a lunch and we got to the audiologist early enough that we sat in the ca... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 21:00:08 EST August 3, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211812 I survived my day! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> We headed out in the fog this morning for the trip to Des Moines. Jacob's allergist appointment went well and the doctor said that we'll just stick with what we're doing unless he starts having problems again. So, even though Jacob had that asthma attack Friday morning, there were no residual effects. His pulmonary test was 106%! <BR> <BR> Once done there we decided to head to Cracker Barrel and eat. It was before 11:00, so we had breakfast for ... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 22:03:18 EST