MUSICMOMOF2's SparkPeople Blog MUSICMOMOF2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community May 28, 2017 Okay Jawbone, I'm really starting to get mad. My data hasn't synced with Spark People since Wednesday's data finally came through. What is your problem? Argh!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Other than that little annoyance, it really hasn't been too bad of a day. I just had church this morning. Nothing else to have to do and that's been nice. Now if the boys could have not had their idiotic fight tonight, it would have been even better. <BR> <BR> In some sad news, I need to ask for some prayers for a loca... Sun, 28 May 2017 20:59:43 EST May 27, 2017 Well, I think that the migraine might be gone, or at least close to being gone. I guess that we'll see... <BR> <BR> I really didn't do much of anything today. I did pick some stuff up and threw in one load of laundry, but that was about it. I pretty much just read today. We had a graduation party to go to this afternoon, so that was the extent of my day. Now I'm just enjoying the quiet house while everyone else is outside. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: not too horrible, did enjoy a sm... Sat, 27 May 2017 20:44:11 EST May 26, 2017 Migraine still hanging on strong today. Ugh. I took more Excedrin Migraine and it did make a dent today, but the headache is back strong tonight. Hopefully I can get a good night's sleep. <BR> <BR> This morning was a bit crazy. I had several errands to run before getting groceries - drug store to refill Jacob's prescriptions, Extension Office to order county fair t-shirts, insurance office to put the Bronco back on the auto insurance, pick up dry cleaning, went to the school to pick up a bas... Fri, 26 May 2017 21:18:23 EST May 25, 2017 Overall it wasn't too bad of day. I could have done without the migraine, but oh well. <BR> <BR> Mike had to get up at 4:30 this morning to go into work early, so I woke him up but went back to sleep. The bonus of no school? I don't have to get up quite as early. Of course, I ended up getting up about 5:30, just as Mike left for work. I just can't seem to sleep in! I got my workout done and my shower taken before Jacob came down for his breakfast. Matthew finally got up around 8:30 I think. ... Thu, 25 May 2017 20:33:35 EST May 24, 2017 I see that Jawbone still isn't syncing up. Argh!!! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. It was the last day of school, so the boys only had a half day. I went in to the school for the assembly. I am definitely proud of my boys - Jacob got a 4.0 GPA and Matthew was on the Exemplary list (3.76-3.99 GPA). After all of the awards they had the 8th grade graduation. So I now have a Freshman and a 6th grader. Where is the time going? <BR> <BR> The boys got home just after noon. I fed them lunch and... Wed, 24 May 2017 21:58:12 EST May 23, 2017 Well today went a little different than I had originally planned, but in a good way. <BR> <BR> I started my day with my workout as usual, got the boys up and fed and out the door. Well, I happened to check my email and I had one from my hubby asking if I wanted to meet him for lunch at The Olive Branch at 11:00. So I called him and asked "why?". Just because is what he said. So I said sure! I did have to re-plan my food for the day, but it was worth it. <BR> <BR> Before I headed out I manag... Tue, 23 May 2017 21:34:59 EST May 22, 2017 I had a pretty good day. The only thing on my agenda out of the house was my ENT appointment. She's having me try some different meds to see if it helps. The bonus - I don't have to go back until September. I stopped at the store to pick up a few things and then headed to the drug store. Kay hadn't received the email yet, so she called and there were all sorts of issues. She couldn't get a hold of anybody. So I came home and she called this afternoon when the prescriptions were ready. <BR> <... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:17:55 EST May 21, 2017 It was graduation Sunday! <BR> <BR> First up though was church. It went well as usual. I came home right after church. Mike got all of their snacks and drinks ready and off they went to Des Moines for the boys' soccer games. He took the pickup with their bikes since they were going to have a few hours in between games. So they did some bike riding around the Raccoon River Complex. <BR> <BR> While they were gone I attended graduation. Another emotional day. I think it was tough on Jordan wit... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:43:26 EST May 20, 2017 What a day! I slept in a little bit this morning, but not quite enough. There was a lot going on today though, so I couldn't sleep too late. <BR> <BR> I got my workout done, shower taken and my Shakeology shake made. I kept hoping that maybe they would cancel Matthew's soccer game, but nope. So we headed for Des Moines in the drizzle and fog. I have to say that it was a good game though. I kept saying that someone should have been videoing so that we could make a blooper reel. So many funny ... Sat, 20 May 2017 20:28:54 EST May 19, 2017 It has been a dreary, cold drizzly day. I actually just turned the heat back on! <BR> <BR> I started my day with my workout, got the boys fed and out the door. Then I finished getting ready and headed out myself. I did end up going to Des Moines. I got my stuff returned at Kohl's and looked around, but didn't find anything that I really wanted (or needed). So I headed to Target and got all the stuff I needed there. That was it. It was a quick trip. I had lunch at Culver's and enjoyed a salad... Fri, 19 May 2017 20:20:39 EST May 18, 2017 I had another nice day. I had to take Matthew in for small group practice, but then I was home for the day. So nice to not have to go anywhere. I did get the kitchen cleaned, the living room dusted and swept and got several loads of laundry done. So, I was productive! <BR> <BR> We did get the tire fixed for the Camry! Mike took it to someone in Greenfield and he found the tiny hole and patched it up. Still not understanding what happened with the other place. I would think that if you knew y... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:57:53 EST May 17, 2017 It was a good day. <BR> <BR> I started my day with my workout as usual and then got the boys up and out the door. I had the morning at home and enjoyed every minute of it. I let Gypsy out earlier than I normally do since I knew that I'd have to put her away when I went to town. <BR> <BR> After lunch I headed in to get my hair cut. I did take the Camry even though I had to drive a little bit slower because of having the tinker toy spare on it. I just was happy to drive my car. <BR> <BR> Ton... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:26:32 EST May 16, 2017 I had a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> First up was taking Matthew to small group practice. I'm still having to drive the Volvo. I want my Camry! Once home I got my shower taken and just did some stuff around the house. I headed back to Greenfield for my massage. Just what I needed. I really wish that my shoulders wouldn't get so tight though. Some painful moments, well good painful, but still. I'm sore tonight! <BR> <BR> The rest of the day I pretty much just read. I had no motivation to do an... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:02:57 EST May 15, 2017 All in all it wasn't too bad of a day. <BR> <BR> My day started super early - not that I wanted it to. I woke up around 3:00, but tried to go back to sleep. I dozed a bit, but by just after 4:00 I figured that I might as well give up. So, I got up. I got the dishes done and filled two of my infusion bottles. I decided that I needed to start using them again. I had strawberries and cucumber. Yummy! <BR> <BR> I got Mike up when the alarm went off and did my workout. Then it was time to get th... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:25:46 EST May 14, 2017 Happy Mother's Day! <BR> <BR> I had a long day, but it was pretty good even though it started out with a flat tire on the Camry. Ugh! <BR> <BR> First up was church. We recognized the seniors today. We have 3 of them in Praise team and then one that we lost last summer in a motorcycle accident. It is amazing how much she is still missed. So, it was an emotional service, but it was an awesome service. <BR> <BR> I came home after church while the boys stayed for the pancake breakfast and Mike... Sun, 14 May 2017 22:03:58 EST May 13, 2017 I had a pretty nice day today. I sort of slept in - meaning I didn't use the alarm, but I still woke up by 6:00 a.m. Seriously? So, I got up and did today's workout and got my shower taken. Mike left with the boys to run a few errands and drop Jacob off at running club and I headed to the church for Contemporary worship planning. Another month planned. Once done there, it didn't make sense for me to come home before picking up Jacob, so I headed to Casey's to fill the car up and then it was o... Sat, 13 May 2017 20:06:56 EST May 12, 2017 I woke up exhausted this morning, so I ended up skipping my workout. I actually got my shower taken before I got the boys up. Crazy! Jacob got on the bus and I took Matthew over for small group practice. I came home got a little bit of cleaning done before I headed to the middle school for the awards assembly. <BR> <BR> Speaking of the awards assembly - have you ever wanted to just stand up and scream at someone to stop talking? This assembly was for winter/spring sports and physical fitness... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:14:26 EST May 11, 2017 The sun was out today! It was gorgeous outside! <BR> <BR> I am ready to crash tonight and it's not like I was super busy. I headed to the drug store before going to the high school. I ended up being later than planned getting to the high school. There were issues with one of the prescriptions. It ended up being okay though. I was only at the school for 20 minutes! Good thing that I had to stop and get milk too, because that was just annoying. <BR> <BR> I didn't do much this afternoon. I pai... Thu, 11 May 2017 20:38:53 EST May 10, 2017 I had a wonderful day at home. I got several loads of laundry done and got the baskets for the Praise team seniors all sorted and packed up. They are ready for Sunday! <BR> <BR> The blanket fort came down this morning. The way the boys had it set up was blocking our view of the birds. Our Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and Baltimore Orioles are back, I'd like to be able to see them. Plus, there is more light back in the house. And, I can use my piano again. Too funny. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutr... Wed, 10 May 2017 20:35:02 EST May 9, 2017 Another event done - just Baccalaureate and Graduation to go and then I'm done with accompanying until fall! <BR> <BR> Anyway, to back track - I was up at normal time to do my workout. I was feeling a little better today, so that's a good thing. I had hoped that I could just stay home until the concert tonight, but they did have Flex, so I went in to practice with AMS. That's when my energy dropped. Oh well. The concert did go well tonight, and they had a good time so that's what matters. <B... Tue, 9 May 2017 21:56:27 EST May 8, 2017 Well I can say that I had a little bit more energy today. It helped that I actually got to bed at my normal time last night and slept pretty well. I only woke up for a little bit around 3:30 and that's because it was thundering. I managed to go right back to sleep until the alarm went off at 5:00. <BR> <BR> I started off with my workout, got the boys up and fed and Jacob got on the bus and I took Matthew to the high school. It was still raining pretty hard at that point. Once back home I too... Mon, 8 May 2017 20:50:38 EST May 7, 2017 Overall it was a pretty good, I've just felt very worn down. <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning, but I was having a hard time staying awake. I feel like I slept good last night, but I just had no energy. There were times while playing the piano that I just couldn't even focus. I have felt like I've been fighting a cold or something for the past month and add on allergies, I think that I'm starting to lose. The majority of the day was at home and I really didn't do much honestly. I heade... Sun, 7 May 2017 20:54:38 EST May 6, 2017 I had a nice quiet relaxing day. First up I let myself sleep in, even though I had stayed up a little later last night, so it pretty much evened out. Hard to sleep once the sun comes up though! I got up and got my workout done. Mike and the boys headed out to mow - they have 7 yards! - so I had an empty house. I did a few loads of laundry, but mostly just took it easy. I feel like I've been really lazy though. <BR> <BR> Tonight we went to a retirement reception for Mike's former supervisor f... Sat, 6 May 2017 21:05:22 EST May 5, 2017 Time to crash! Lol! <BR> <BR> It was a busy day. I did a double workout this morning to start things off. Once I got the boys out the door I had my Shakeology and took my shower. Then it was off to practice with the high school choir. Once practice was done I was hungry so I treated myself to lunch. I know it wasn't the best for me, but I needed something to eat. Then it was time to get groceries. <BR> <BR> Once home I got the groceries put away and just took it easy. My throat has been kin... Fri, 5 May 2017 22:17:53 EST May 4, 2017 I had a pretty good day other than being really tired. <BR> <BR> I started the day with my workout (as usual) then got the boys up and got them fed. Once Jacob was on the bus I had to take Matthew to the high school for small group practice. Just a few more weeks of that. Once home I got my shower taken and did my Sparking and got through my emails. I did wash the dishes before I headed to AMS practice. Their concert is next Tuesday and at least half of them are sick right now, so singing wa... Thu, 4 May 2017 21:28:53 EST May 3, 2017 It was an interesting day. I woke feeling better, so I went ahead and did my planned workout for the day. I wanted a shake for breakfast, but I was out of Shakeology, so I used my doTerra Slim & Sassy Chocolate shake mix. It was good, but not as filling as Shakeology. As the day went on my stomach was still just being weird. I was hungry, but nothing sounded good. I ended up having chicken noodle soup and saltines for lunch and then some plain brown rice for supper. I did get my order of Shak... Wed, 3 May 2017 21:30:02 EST May 2, 2017 I had a nice quiet day at home. I ended up not even having to take Matthew to small group practice. I did still have to take Jacob to soccer practice tonight though. <BR> <BR> I spent a big chunk of the day doing laundry and getting a little bit of cleaning and reading done. The weird thing was after my snack I got a major stomachache and actually did get sick. Not sure what it was because I basically feel fine. I don't know if I just ate too much. I've pretty much only had saltines tonight.... Tue, 2 May 2017 21:20:00 EST May 1, 2017 I realized this morning that I forgot to set new goals for the month. I am keeping the same goals as I did last month. It was working for me, so I figure that I should stick with it. <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty good day, I'm just really tired. I had practice with the choir this morning and then I tackled laundry. That was about how much energy I had. Hoping that I can get some rest this week! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: the day started out well, but I ended the day snacking on Chee... Mon, 1 May 2017 21:20:55 EST April 30, 2017 It was a dreary, cold rainy day. The sun tried to come out just after 6:00, but didn't stay out. Hopefully the sun will return! <BR> <BR> It was a crazy day. The soccer games did get canceled so that was less running around for Mike, but it didn't change my day. Church went well this morning. We had our healing service (always do when there is a 5th Sunday in the month). There were a lot of people today! We actually got to song #6 on the CD. Awesome service though. We came home and then deci... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:18:22 EST April 29, 2017 I had a nice day at home. No place to have to go. It was so nice. I'm exhausted so that made it even better. I did get 5 loads of laundry done, so it wasn't a completely wasted day. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good day. I'm hungry tonight though. <BR> 2. Fitness: Round 2 - Day 6 - 21-Day Fix: Dirty 30 and Flat Abs Fix <BR> 3. Personal: read my Bible and read a few more chapters in Curious Minds. Did some Sudoku puzzles too. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a ridiculously busy day (at th... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:39:01 EST April 28, 2017 I am ready to crash tonight! <BR> <BR> Matthew ended up not having small group practice this morning, so that saved me a trip to Greenfield. Yay! <BR> <BR> Once I was ready I headed out. I stopped at the drug store to refill Jacob's prescriptions (no change in the price of the Flovent HFA - argh!) and then headed to the school. I practiced with two soloists and then worked a little with the AMS girls. I then practiced with another soloist and I was out of there early, so I headed to get gro... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:27:42 EST April 27, 2017 It was cold this morning! I actually wore my winter coat when I went to town. <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. I didn't have a lot of motivation to get anything done, but again that's okay. Practice went well this morning. We actually ran through all of the songs for the concert. Once home I just did some reading. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: another excellent day <BR> 2. Fitness: Round 2 - Day 4 - 21-Day Fix: Pilates Fix <BR> 3. Personal: Read Bible, did some more reading in anot... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:49:08 EST April 26, 2017 I actually had a pretty good day. I started my day with my workout as usual. Next was getting the boys up and fed. I got my shower taken then Jacob got on the bus and I had to take Matthew to the high school for small group practice. I got home and fixed my Shakeology and did some Sparking. <BR> <BR> At 8:30 I got a text that they were going to work on individual group stuff in AMS so I didn't need to go in!!! He does not know how much that made my day! I love accompanying, but I'm getting ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:48:29 EST April 25, 2017 It was a pretty good day, but I'm still dragging. Oh well. I have a lot going on this week, so I can't really take another day off. <BR> <BR> I was up at my normal time and got my workout done. I got the boys fed and out the door, then took my shower and had my breakfast. I am really loving the Shakeology! I did get the dishes done and the bed made before I headed out the door. I had one errand to run before heading to the high school to practice with the choir. Is it sad that I've reached t... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:48:12 EST April 24, 2017 I still can't decide if I'm fighting allergies or fighting a cold. Maybe it's both, who knows? All I know is that it is wiping me out. Ugh... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I had a wonderful day at home today. I didn't overdo it, but I did get my kitchen cleaned. I swept the bathroom and living room floors. It's been so nice to be able to walk around the house without stepping on a little piece of dirt (not sure why my feet always manage to find them). I also have done 6 loads of laundry! I am glad that ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:42:07 EST April 23, 2017 So ready to crash tonight. I feel like I'm saying that every day lately, but tonight it's really the case. <BR> <BR> I didn't sleep very well last night, so I started the day already tired. Church went well this morning and we had a little bit of time at home to eat lunch before heading to Stuart for the boys' soccer games. Both went well - Matthew's team won, but Jacob's team lost. They did play a good game though. <BR> <BR> Once home I had just enough time to scarf down my supper before M... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:03:53 EST April 22, 2017 It was a pretty good day. I was up at 5:00 (yes I know, crazy for a Saturday) so that I could do my workout. I got my shower taken and fixed my Shakeology. Once Jacob was up and fed we headed to get his hair cut. Then it was off to the church. Jacob waited outside for Mike to pick him up and I headed inside to get stuff set up for Praise team. Once set up I got myself checked in for the LCMC Women's Conference. Once Praise team members were there and ready we sound checked and started a few o... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:40:40 EST April 21, 2017 I think that a cold finally caught up with me. Not sure why it took almost two weeks, but it did. I have had no energy today. I might actually go to bed early. <BR> <BR> It was a fairly busy morning. I skipped my workout because I just didn't have the energy. I had to charge my Jawbone anyway. I enjoyed my Shakeology for breakfast and managed to get the bed made and the dishes washed before I headed to my chiropractor appointment. Boy, was my back out. I think that he made adjustments that h... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:01:04 EST April 20, 2017 I am so tired tonight. I think that I've finally gotten the after-event cold that I usually get. It just took an extra week to have it hit. Hopefully I can sleep well tonight and then will feel better. <BR> <BR> It was a somewhat busy day. I had to take Matthew in for small group practice then came home to get ready for my day. I had practice with AMS and the nice thing was that it wasn't as long as I had thought so I was home earlier than planned. <BR> <BR> I didn't really have any motivat... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:05:24 EST April 19, 2017 It was a pretty good day. I had practice with the HS Choir this morning and that's was pretty much it for my plans. I did get several loads of laundry done and just enjoyed the peace and quiet! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: okay day. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 17 - 21-Day Fix: Lower Fix <BR> 3. Personal: read my Bible, finished "Heist". I'll work on some Sudoku puzzles when I head to bed. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - Matthew has small group practice in the morning. I have practice with AMS mid-morn... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:44:07 EST April 18, 2017 It kind of turned into a crazy day. <BR> <BR> First up was taking Matthew to small group practice. Once back home I got some cleaning and my Sparking done then headed back out the door. I made a stop at the bank, filled the car up with gas and stopped at ShopKo to see what they had for laundry baskets. The Praise Team always gives the seniors in our group a basket full of stuff when we have Senior Sunday and since I'm leader now, it was my job to get the baskets. So, I got those then headed ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:17:34 EST April 17, 2017 It was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> I had practice with the HS Choir this morning and then I've spent the rest of the day doing laundry. I had pretty much avoided it over the weekend, so it really needed to be done. That was pretty much it for the day. <BR> <BR> Matthew went to the soccer game in Stuart tonight (Mike took him). They were recognizing the youth soccer players at that game, so they did that instead of practice. Hopefully they are having fun. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:40:46 EST April 16, 2017 What an amazing Easter Sunday! <BR> <BR> I got up at normal time this morning. I had been debating getting up a little earlier to get Yoga Fix in, but decided against it. I knew that the rest of the day would be calm so I figured that I could do it later. I got ready for church and had my Shakeology for breakfast. Yummy! Matthew and I headed out the door. I stopped to get my very skimpy Sunday paper and then we headed to the church to get stuff set up for warm-up time. Even the warm-up went ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:30:11 EST April 15, 2017 I had a pretty nice day at home. It was so nice not having to go anywhere. It's been a crazy month, so that made it even better. Mike and the boys were out mowing and doing yard work. They've picked up a few more yards to take care of this year. Good little job for them. <BR> <BR> I just enjoyed the quiet. I got some reading done, did a little cleaning and worked on my Sudoku puzzles. Now we are wanting to watch our shows on IPTV, but the storms east of us are disrupting the signal. <BR> <B... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:30:06 EST April 14, 2017 Overall it was a pretty good day. The boys had the day off from school, so things weren't exactly quiet. I headed to town to get groceries and then just did some reading. I didn't really do a lot today. We went to the Good Friday service tonight. Now I'm ready to crash. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good day. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 12 - 21-Day Fix: Cardio Fix <BR> 3. Personal: read my Bible, read some magazines and almost got caught up on my Sudoku puzzles. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - N... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:14:27 EST April 13, 2017 I had a fairly uneventful day up until 3:00. Mike called that he was still at work, so I had to go in to Fontanelle and pick up the boys. Matthew needed dropped off out in the middle of nowhere (seriously) to cut thistles and I ended up having to take Jacob to soccer and pick him back up before heading to the Maundy Thursday service. Because of the extra running around I feel like I didn't get very much accomplished today. Of course I can't blame it all on that - I really had no motivation. I... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:01:47 EST April 12, 2017 Well, Wednesday is done. It was a somewhat calm, yet busy day. Does that make sense? <BR> <BR> I was up at 5:00 (aka normal time) and got my first workout in. I got the boys up and got them their breakfast and then I did a second workout (yes, I'm a little crazy). After the boys got on the bus I made my Shakeology and did my Sparking. Once I got ready I headed out the door to run some errands before heading to the high school to practice with the choir. <BR> <BR> When I got back home I let ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:29:32 EST April 11, 2017 It was a nice quiet day at home. The only time I had to leave was to take Matthew to small group practice this morning and then pick Jacob up from soccer practice tonight. I managed to get 6 loads of laundry done, so it was a productive day. I am completely wiped out tonight though. I suppose still the after-contest let down. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: awesome day. Problem is that I'm still hungry and I have already had all of my portions. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 9 - 21-Day Fix: Upper ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:46:49 EST April 10, 2017 I had a fairly calm day. <BR> <BR> I started with my workout, got the boys out the door and then enjoyed my healthy breakfast before I took my shower. I got a load of laundry started and the dishes washed before I headed to town for my ENT appointment. <BR> <BR> They did the full panel, starting with the skin prick test and then a second round of small injections based on what I reacted to with the skin test. So, my biggest allergens - Eastern Cottonwood, Common Timothy, Pigweed, and Dust m... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:47:36 EST April 9, 2017 It was another crazy day. <BR> <BR> First up was Palm Sunday at church. Plus it was First Communion for Jacob. Just an awesome morning. The service ran over, so we had to rush out to get home and change and grab our stuff to head for the soccer games. I'm just grateful that Matthew was able to ride with someone else because we were almost late getting to Jacob's location (not late for the game, but late for when they were supposed to be there). It was a pretty good game even though they lost... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 21:48:01 EST