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/ March 27, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339879 I had a pretty good Monday. It was one of those wonderful days where I didn't have to go anywhere so I was able to just relax at home. <BR> <BR> I started out the day with my workout (of course). I then got the boys up and fed them their breakfast and got them out the door to get on the bus. I got my shower taken and had a healthy breakfast. I threw my load of Norwex in the washer and got busy cleaning my kitchen after I was done Sparking and checking my emails. I had supper cooking in the ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:10:29 EST March 26, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339394 Where is March going? It's funny though, it feels like each day is going super slowly, but the weeks are flying by. How can that be? <BR> <BR> I was a pretty good day. Church went well this morning. Another day of good songs! I joked with Mike after church that we did two of his favorites today. The first was Amazing Grace to the tune of House of the Rising Sun and the second was Revelation Song. <BR> <BR> After church I got home and got my music ready for practice tonight and enjoyed the l... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:13:35 EST March 25, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338989 I am ready to crash. I seem to say that every night, don't I? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was up at normal time this morning so that I could get my workout in before getting Matthew up. We got him to the school to leave for Lenox Honor Band. Made for a quiet house today. <em>211</em> Jacob mostly hung out in his room until he left for the birthday party. So I had a nice quiet afternoon which was needed because for some reason I was crabby today. <BR> <BR> We picked up Jacob from the party and he... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:39:35 EST March 24, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338520 What a Friday! <BR> <BR> This time Jacob woke up at 1:30 needing a treatment. I decided that since I already have to go to Des Moines on Tuesday then I would see if I could get him in for an appointment with the allergist. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got my workout done, got the boys up, fed and out the door, then got my shower taken and breakfast eaten. I had texted the choir director to see what time I would be done with AMS on Tuesday (All State Iowa Jazz Choir competition). He said that I shoul... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:23:35 EST March 23, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338029 What a way to end the day - with a migraine. <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Jacob was up at 3:00 in need of a breathing treatment, so that interrupted my sleep. I was then up at 5:00 and got my workout done before getting the boys up. Once I got them out the door I got my shower taken and my breakfast eaten. I did get a load of laundry done, the dishes done and the bed made. <BR> <BR> Then it was off to Adair to practice with the JH Band kiddos before we headed to Panora for contest. They all di... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:20:53 EST March 22, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337571 My curls are back and I'm so happy! I'd post a picture, but I'll probably wait until after I can wash my hair. It's a little crazy tonight from the wind. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. The boys behaved until tonight (just like Monday). Everything finally calmed down around church time. Thank goodness for that. I just finished reading to Jacob, now it's time for me to get ready for bed. <BR> <BR> I don't feel like I really accomplished a lot today, other than the usual ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:59:55 EST March 21, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336952 Another night where I am ready to crash. It wasn't a busy day, so I'm not sure what it is. <BR> <BR> I was up at normal time again this morning so that I could get my workout done before the boys got up. I made us smoothies for breakfast. I had Vanilla Shakeology in mine. I'm trying some samples this week to see what I think. I still don't know if I could justify the cost though. doTerra's Slim & Sassy shakes are just as good. <BR> <BR> I headed in to the church to show Ann some things. I'm... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:19:58 EST March 20, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336000 Happy 1st day of Spring! <BR> <BR> We had a beautiful day in Iowa. I'm grateful because the boys spent a big chunk of the day outside. It's supposed to cool back down tomorrow though... <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. I still got up at 5:00 when I got Mike up. That way I was able to do my workout before the boys got up. I feel so much better when I don't have the distractions during my workout. Once they were up I made them chocolate chip pancakes (I had promised Jacob). Then they alter... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:16:03 EST March 19, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335481 It was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> Church went well. Today's theme was "Living Water" and we had some good songs to go along with it. Once home I got my music ready for tonight's practice. Then Jacob and I had some lunch while Mike and Matthew were outside tilling the garden. We watched a little bit of basketball too. <BR> <BR> Practice tonight went well even though there were still a bunch of people not there. Why is it so hard for people to say "hey I can't make it to practice tonight."?... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:40:39 EST March 18, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334974 It was a blessedly calm and quiet day. I did have to go in for Contemporary worship planning, but that doesn't take a lot of energy. The rest of the day I've just been reading. I did practice the music for HS Solo/Ensemble contest. It will be another week before I start practicing with them. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good day. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 41 - Walk Strong: Cardio Party - I didn't add yesterday's skipped workout. I didn't even do this one until before lunch. I let my... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:15:06 EST March 17, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334531 Happy St. Patrick's Day! <BR> <BR> It was actually a fairly uneventful day. I still had things going on, but I didn't feel as frazzled as yesterday. <BR> <BR> The alarm went off and I got Mike up, but I decided to go back to sleep. I basically only got about another hour, but I think that I really needed it. I did end up skipping my workout today (even though it really was an easier one) because I still was just too tired from all the traveling yesterday. I'll just add it to tomorrow's work... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:07:06 EST March 16, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334087 Definitely ready to crash tonight. I'm still taking time to blog, even though I should be getting ready for bed. <BR> <BR> I got the boys out the door this morning and finished getting ready. I did manage to get the dishes washed and the bed made before I had to leave this morning. I left a little earlier so that I could stop by the bank and fill the car up with gas before heading to Council Bluffs. The AMS students did a great job. I'm not sure what the final rating was because I had to get... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:03:52 EST March 15, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333595 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I had a nice quiet morning at home. I got a few loads of laundry done and swept the kitchen floor (again!), plus the usual - making the bed and doing the dishes. I had practice in Adair in the afternoon and then tonight was the Lenten service. A lot of running around today. Normally it doesn't bother me, but I was dragging again today. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: okay day <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 38 - Walk Strong: Lower Body Sculpt <BR> 3. Personal: read anoth... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:54:34 EST March 14, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333066 I still have not recovered from the stupid time change and it's about to drive me crazy! <BR> <BR> This morning I had practice with AMS for getting ready for Thursday's competition. Before practice I swung by to sign our tax forms and pay the bill. After practice I got home and started the mountains of laundry. Note to self: don't wait so long to do the boys' laundry. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> That was the extent of my day. I did the usual washing of the dishes and making of the bed, but d... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:43:00 EST March 13, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332554 What a Monday... and of course the Monday after the time change... <BR> <BR> I woke up before the alarm this morning to a beep...beep...beep. I initially thought dying battery in the smoke detector, but it was our carbon monoxide detector. I guess that it's time to replace it. According to the back and intermittent beep means an error. Yippee... at least it was only about 5 minutes before the alarm was to go off. 5 minutes of sleep lost. <BR> <BR> Luckily we didn't get much snow, so they d... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:29:48 EST March 12, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332013 I really dislike Daylight Savings Time. I have already been dragging as it is and then throw in losing an hour, I am wiped. <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning. Pastor and his wife were gone, so we had a substitute "pastor". One of the church's youth (he's a member of the Praise team) gave the sermon. He did an amazing job. I am already impressed with him as it is, but this just took it to a new level. I visited with some people after church and then came home. Mike and the boys stayed f... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:26:26 EST March 11, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331529 I don't know why but I am exhausted tonight. It wasn't even a busy day and I did get a good night's sleep last night. Hopefully I will sleep well tonight. <BR> <BR> I slept in for a little bit. I would have liked to have stayed in bed longer, but once I wake up I just have to get up. I got my workout done and had my breakfast. Mike and the boys went to Adair for a Toy Show, so I had a little bit of peace while they were gone. They got home and we headed to the Elementary school for the Bowli... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:39:12 EST March 10, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331055 I am ready to crash tonight. I had a busy morning. First up was dropping off brownies at the church for a funeral today. Then it was off to Greenfield for my chiropractor appointment. Since it was cold enough today I went ahead and got groceries before heading to the high school to practice with AMS. I was able to leave there early. He recorded them and they were listening to the recording to see what they need to work on before next Thursday. Now hopefully the weather won't got and mess thin... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:54:38 EST March 9, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330487 What a Thursday. Overall it was a pretty good day. I had the majority of the day at home. I did get the living room cleaned. That was it for motivation though. I had practice at Adair with the JH Band kids. It went well for the first time through. <BR> <BR> Tonight has been rough. I'm not sure what is going on with the boys, but good grief. Yelling and screaming and crying (that would be me). I just want a quiet evening. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: good day! <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 32 ... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 20:57:10 EST March 8, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329995 It was a busy Wednesday. <BR> <BR> I had a little bit of time after the boys left for school. I enjoyed my breakfast and got my Sparking done and got my Bible reading done. I headed out and ran a few errands and filled the car up with gas before heading to the HS to practice with AMS. Accompanying is going to pick back up now! <BR> <BR> Once home I did get some housework done. I worked a little bit in the bedroom. Made another dent, but I have a long way to go. <BR> <BR> Tonight was the Le... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 21:51:36 EST March 7, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329442 I had another nice day at home. My last day at home... <BR> <BR> I got the dining room cleaned and went through a bunch of magazines. It was quite a pile that I got rid of. I also did a few loads of laundry. So another productive day. <BR> <BR> Now, if I could just handle the family being home...why does the noise bother me so much? And the fighting? Oh boy. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: portions were good and food quality was okay. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 30 - Walk Strong: Total Body T... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:29:52 EST March 6, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328909 I had another nice quiet day at home. I did get the kitchen cleaned and went through some folders in the kitchen that had recipes and got rid of a lot of paper. I also did 4 loads of laundry. Good day. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 29 - Walk Strong: Interval Mix. <BR> 3. Personal: started reading a new book (I'm in the launch group for the book, so it's an early copy - it comes out it April) Lisa-Jo Baker's "Never Unfriended". I've only read th... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 20:00:28 EST March 5, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328365 What a Sunday! <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning. We were a small group up front, but it went well. Jacob was dropped off at the church about the time that we were done with church. Saved Mike a trip out to pick him up. The rest of the day has just been at home. Matthew should be back at some point. Just not sure what time.... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: portions were good. I enjoyed a few cookies at church this morning, but for the most part I was pretty good today <BR> 2. Fi... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 20:06:22 EST March 4, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327935 I had a great day! Matthew is in Wisconsin and Jacob was camping with the Boy Scouts, so it was a quiet day. Mike was up and out early and even headed to town on his bike. After he got back from his bike ride, he packed a lunch and went out to where the Scouts were camping and hung out with them for a while. I really didn't do much today, but I'm tired tonight. Not sure why. <BR> <BR> Tonight we went to Winterset to go out to eat and then stopped in Greenfield for dessert. Once home we watch... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 22:22:16 EST March 3, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327456 It's been a good day. <BR> <BR> I got Jacob out the door for school then got Matthew up. We had his stuff all packed for his trip and he got some books to take along for the ride up. I dropped him off at the church and waited with him until they were actually ready to leave. Then I stopped at the bank before heading to Greenfield. I had one errand to run before I got groceries. <BR> <BR> Once home, I threw in one load of laundry and got the groceries put away. I did clean out another cupboa... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 23:08:20 EST March 2, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6324170 Boy, what a day! <BR> <BR> I had the day at home again. I worked on some decluttering. I got one cabinet cleaned out and ended up with a large Scheels bag full of expired food (like pancake mixes, Shake & Bake, stuff like that). Just sad. I also got part of my desk cleaned off so that I could put my new diffuser in the bedroom. I need to finish the rest of the desk and get the paperwork filed away. <BR> <BR> The boys rode the bus home while Mike cleaned after work. Once he was home and read... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 21:54:42 EST March 1, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323595 I can't believe that it is March already! <BR> <BR> I had a nice quiet day at home. The only housework that I did was several loads of laundry and the usual washing the dishes. I did go through some paperwork on my desk, but I still need to file it away. I just didn't have motivation for some reason. Now I'm getting ready to head out for the Ash Wednesday service. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: portions were okay, food quality not as great. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 24 - Walk Strong: 360 Ab... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 19:58:59 EST February 28, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323020 Wow, February is coming to an end! <BR> <BR> I had a great day! I had been debating going to Des Moines today to do the shopping that I missed out on last Thursday. So, I kept it to myself. After everybody was out the door this morning, I decided to go. I didn't even tell Mike! My first stop was Kohl's. I got both boys some clothes and found a casual dress for me that I can wear my new leggings with. Then I headed for Scheels to get soccer stuff for Jacob. I enjoyed lunch and dessert at Chee... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:42:32 EST February 27, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322553 It was another nice quiet day. I had a dentist appointment at 11:00, but the rest of the day was full of laundry and some cleaning. Fun, right? <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 22 - Walk Strong: Total Body Training <BR> 3. Personal: cleaned the kitchen, 5 loads of laundry. Did a little reading. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - not sure yet. I'm afraid to make plans out loud for fear that something will happen and I'll have to change them. <em>100</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:38:36 EST February 26, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322011 I am so tired tonight. I did sleep better last night, but it's just been a long day. At least it's another fairly quiet week ahead. <BR> <BR> First up was church this morning. We had some good songs this morning. All went well. Jacob started his First Communion classes after the service. <BR> <BR> We had some time at home. Jacob stayed inside, just so he doesn't relapse. My issue was that I needed a little peace, so I didn't get any. <BR> <BR> When it was time, I got the Hashbrown Cassero... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:09:23 EST February 25, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321527 It was a busy Saturday! <BR> <BR> My sleep was interrupted last night. Jacob came down at 1:30 this morning to use the restroom and I heard him coughing. I got up to check on him and ended up giving him a breathing treatment. I got him tucked back in with Breathe going in the diffuser and some on his chest. I attempted to go back to sleep, but tossed and turned for a little while, so I got back up and worked on some Sudoku puzzles until I was feeling sleepy. I did finally get back to sleep.... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:50:42 EST February 24, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321052 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Jacob stayed home from school again today. His fever was gone, but he still was just not feeling well. I almost think his fever has come back tonight. Poor boy! <BR> <BR> The extent of my day was grocery shopping this morning. I was supposed to practice with Olivia and Sophia after school, but school ended up dismissing two hours early because of the snow. It wasn't horrible, but I suppose that it was better being safe. I did still take Matthew to get his hair cut at... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:17:20 EST February 23, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320607 Well the day didn't go completely as planned... <BR> <BR> Jacob got up this morning saying that he didn't feel well, so I kept him home. He did have a fever off and on. Since he stayed home I wasn't able to head to Des Moines early to do my shopping, so that will have to wait until another time. I was still able to go to Girls' Night Out though. It was a fun time. I could have done without the drizzle on the way home, but I'm glad that I went. There were actually a few there that were at the... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:06:45 EST February 22, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320024 Another nice day at home. This week is doing wonders for my mood and energy. Well, I'm still tired, but my mood is at least boosted. Hopefully it lasts when the rest of the family gets home in about half an hour... <BR> <BR> The morning was the same - got my workout done, fed the boys and got them out the door. Then it was my shower and breakfast. I started some laundry and watered my plants and swept the living room floor. After lunch I headed to town for my hair cut. Once home I did start ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:20:59 EST February 21, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319531 Well, it was a pretty good day for the most part. I'm not sure what it is about the whole family being in the house, but I get this feeling that one of these days the boys are going to kill each other. It is so aggravating. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got my workout done this morning and got the boys out the door. I enjoyed some relaxation today with the peace and quiet that always comes with an empty house. I did get the dining room dusted and vacuumed and just did some reading. <BR> <BR> After sc... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:48:35 EST February 20, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319016 Overall it was a pretty good Monday. I was able to stay home and just recharge today which I desperately needed. I'm ready to crash tonight! <BR> <BR> I started the day with my workout and after the boys were off to school I had my breakfast and got my shower taken. I finally watched last Thursday's "Big Bang Theory" while I did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen. The rest of the day I did some reading and relaxing. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: okay day <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 15 - Walk... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:27:48 EST February 19, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318515 What a day! <BR> <BR> The day started with church. We celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Contemporary service. I still can't believe that it has been that long. I laugh though - I am the only original member that has been with the Praise team for the entire time. All the other originals either took a break or ended up quitting. A few are actually going to other churches. I still joke though - I can't ever quit, because if I did, we'd have to find another church. Lol! I love it though, so... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:46:23 EST February 18, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318032 It was a pretty good day. I tried to sleep in this morning, but just couldn't even though I was tired. So, I got up. I ended up skipping my planned workout this morning, partially because I was tired and sore, but also because I needed to charge my Jawbone. I enjoyed a healthy smoothie for breakfast and then had to head out for Worship planning. Once done with that, I was home for the day. <BR> <BR> After lunch, Jacob wanted to have a pickleball tournament (they are playing pickleball in PE)... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:25:44 EST February 17, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317634 For a day that wasn't super busy, I am exhausted! <BR> <BR> Mike took today off to take advantage of the beautiful 70 degree weather and he headed for the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail to ride the loop by himself. I got the boys off to school and got myself ready to head out to get groceries. After the grocery store I had to drop Jacob's project off at school then headed back home. <BR> <BR> Once home, I really didn't do much. I don't know why, I just didn't. <BR> <BR> Tonight, the Prai... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:58:45 EST February 16, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317170 It was a pretty good day, but I am super tired tonight. I'm ready to crash. <BR> <BR> I had most of the day at home, which was nice. I did have to go to the middle school at 3:15 to practice with the two band students that I'm playing for next weekend. Then it was back home. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 11 - Walk Strong: Prehab Routine <BR> 3. Personal: just did the basic washing dishes and making the bed. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - grocery shoppin... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:03:16 EST February 15, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316653 It was an interesting day. I headed to the church to meet with the new secretary. I ended up being there for two hours. Wasn't expecting that. Hopefully she can figure things out with Pastor's help, so I won't have to do that again. I'm guessing that won't be the case though. I had enough time to come home and eat lunch before heading to Greenfield. I had to drop a copy of Jacob's birth certificate off at the Fitness Center then headed to the school for the blood drive. After he tested blood ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:01:13 EST February 14, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316168 Happy Valentine's Day to all of my Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> I had a mostly quiet day at home. My headache was less than yesterday, but still enough to just drain my energy. Plus, I'm dealing with a cold now, so that didn't help. Mike did fix supper, which is our annual tradition, but it ended up being later than our normal time because he had to stay late at work. Now I'm just waiting for Jacob to take his shower so that I can read to him and then put myself to bed. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1.... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:46:11 EST February 13, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315641 I woke up with a horrible migraine this morning, which normally probably would have been fine (you know what I mean) if I hadn't had to go to the school. Since my oils and ibuprofen weren't doing anything for it, I stopped and got some Excedrin Migraine to take before I headed to the school. I can always tell when the caffeine kicks in. Whew! It didn't really touch the headache this morning, but the migraine did lessen a little this afternoon. Of course, I'm also now dealing with a runny nose... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:38:15 EST February 12, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315105 It has been a crazy weekend! <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> The day started at the normal 5:00 a.m. (well, what's normal for a weekday, not Saturday). I got my workout done and then got Jacob up. Mike and Jacob headed for Greenfield for some basketball practice before their tournament game. Matthew and I got there just before the first game started. I had to sneak out before the game ended to leave with AMS for the Jazz choir contest at North Polk. We stayed after their performance to watch some o... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:55:33 EST February 10, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314151 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I ended up having some time free this morning. I didn't have to worry about going for AMS since half of the group was gone for speech contest. So, I was able to run my errands and get groceries and was home before I would have left for town. Wonderful! <BR> <BR> I really didn't do much of anything at home. I got one load of laundry done and the usual dishes washed and bed made. I'm still dragging and really didn't want to overdo it. I need to be able to make it throu... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:05:41 EST February 9, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313614 Well, I got my day to myself, but I had no energy to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish. I am guessing that I'm fighting whatever has been going around. I honestly could have gone back to sleep after the boys left. I didn't though. <BR> <BR> So, needless to say I didn't do all that much. I finished season 5 of Homeland and did some reading. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: portions were good. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 4 - Walk Strong: Barefoot Fusion Sculpt <BR> 3. Personal: washed the sh... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 19:44:47 EST February 8, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313061 Well today didn't go anything like I had planned or wanted. <BR> <BR> It started with a late start for the boys which turned into a no-school day. So, everything that I had planned for the day went out the window. The ironic thing is that they could have waited another hour and still gone with the delay. Yes, it was snowing at 7:30 when they cancelled, but the sun was out by 9:30. I understand, but good grief I don't think that it was really that bad. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I know that I'm supp... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:32:21 EST February 7, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312533 I'm tired tonight for some reason. I suppose it's partially let-down from contest last night. I can't completely let-down though since there is another one on Saturday! <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. I missed the sunshine though. I headed to practice with AMS and had to stop at Fareway to pick up a few things. Then it was home. I got some laundry done and did get my kitchen cleaned. Now I'm just trying to not blow up at my family. For some reason they are getting on my nerves to... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 20:32:50 EST February 6, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311983 It was a pretty good day. Nutrition wasn't the best, but that's okay. <BR> <BR> I had the morning at home. I got a few loads of laundry done and did get the dishes done and the bed made. I left about 12:30 to head to Greenfield. I needed to stop and pick up some dry cleaning before heading to the school. We practiced at the school before heading to Winterset for State Jazz Choir. They did a great job. We stayed to watch a few other schools before coming home. Now I'm just trying to relax. <... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:05:24 EST February 5, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311425 I am so tired tonight. I didn't sleep all that well last night, plus I got to bed a little later than normal. <BR> <BR> Anyway, church went well this morning. Still a lot of little things that aren't getting done since I left the secretary position though. I got to the church and noticed that the calendars and schedules hadn't been changed on the bulletin boards, so I was nice and went to the office to make the copies and changed them. Plus, the sign-in books hadn't been picked up from last ... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 21:25:10 EST