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/ April 30, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153653 I can't believe that it's the last day of April. Where is this year going? <BR> <BR> It was a dreary rainy day. Perfect for staying home (in sweats) and just chilling out. I did get some laundry done, including getting my capris and spring/summer shirts out and washed. Tomorrow is still supposed to be chilly, but I'm ready for the week! <BR> <BR> It has been a rough evening with emotions from my 12-year-old. Any suggestions for dealing with a boy? I think we finally calmed things down, but ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:39:42 EST April 29, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153115 Well, one concert down, one concert and contest to go and then two graduations (possibly). Whew! The concert at Nodaway Valley went great tonight. Now for a day to rest! <BR> <BR> The day went well overall. A lot of time at the piano and I treated myself to lunch at the Olive Branch. I had planned on Subway, but ended up having a little extra time and Subway was busy. I did have some quiet time at home before Mike and Jacob got home and then it was off to the concert. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:26:58 EST April 28, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152426 I am so tired today. I am trying to be positive and I'm having a really hard time because I am exhausted. I know that the end of this busy time is close and I am grateful for that. I woke up this morning, after a rough night's sleep, just not motivated to do anything and just feeling icky. I actually skipped my workout - and for those of you that "know" me - that's a big deal. I did still get my steps in, but I feel like I was very lazy today. The day started with having to take Matthew to th... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:12:27 EST April 27, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151731 I need a vacation! <BR> <BR> Today Jacob had a doctor appointment in Des Moines so we got Matthew off to school and I finished getting ready. Jacob and I hopped in the car and made a quick stop at the school to drop something off and then it was off to Des Moines. The appointment went okay, but I kind of feel like it was a waste. I'm not going into detail here about it though. Anyway, after the appointment I had a return to make at Michael's and then we stopped at Target to pick up some need... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:27:31 EST April 26, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150994 Today ended up being not too bad. I was busy, but not crazy busy. The started with having to take Matthew to the high school again and then I went right to work. Nothing like being half an hour earlier than normal. I don't technically have set hours (love that flexibility), but I feel like I need to be there at a certain time. Anyway, I did get the newsletter done and amazingly it was easy this time. Not sure why - well, it was only 4 pages - but I had it done by 10:15 (I got to work just aft... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:25:17 EST April 25, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150268 Today wasn't a normal Monday. Normally I get to just hang out at home and don't have to go anywhere (which usually means sweatpants, lol!). Well, today I had to go practice with the Nodaway Valley choirs. So, 2-1/2 hours of "work" today. Oh well. Just a few weeks left. Other than that I enjoyed a few more episode of "Rizzoli & Isles" and got some cleaning and laundry done. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 117 of no Diet Dew. Food was good, but I've been super snacky tonight. <BR> 2. ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:53:01 EST April 24, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149539 Another fairly calm day. It started off with church this morning and then I just enjoyed the rest of the day at home until heading back in for Praise team practice this evening. I really didn't do much. I did get a few more loads of laundry done and read the Sunday paper. A nice day! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 116 of no Diet Dew. Food was good. <BR> 2. Fitness: rest day <BR> 3. Personal: 4 loads of laundry done. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will mostly be at home, except for practice tim... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:36:18 EST April 23, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148831 I had a wonderfully quiet day at home today. Mike and the boys headed out on a bike ride and I just enjoyed being home. The funny thing is that I kept having a panic attack thinking that I was forgetting to do something! It has been go go go for the past few weeks and will continue to be go go go until the concerts and contests are all done with. So, I don't feel one bit guilty about just staying home today. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 115 of no Diet Dew. Food was good <BR> 2. Fi... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:46:47 EST April 22, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148248 I am feeling better today - I can at least breathe again! I'm still tired though. It was a pretty good day. I had to take Matthew to the high school for small group practice. I then came home and enjoyed a few hours before I had to head to Adair to practice with the JH Choir. Once done there I circled back through Greenfield and got my grocery shopping done. Yay! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 114 of no Diet Dew. Food was good. <BR> 2. Fitness: Walk Strong: Interval Mix and day 18 o... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:00:28 EST April 21, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147507 This blog is going to be short. I'm exhausted. It was a busy morning. I started at the church and did get all of the bulletins printed for Sunday and the draft bulletins for next Sunday done. Then it was off to NV to practice with the choirs. It is so hard to focus when you are tired and full of snot! Sorry, but that's how I feel. I finally got home just before 1:00 and luckily didn't have to go anywhere else. I'm heading to bed as soon as I'm done here. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: d... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:04:47 EST April 20, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146760 So glad that I had a calmer day today. I really needed it. The cold that I was trying and hoping to avoid hit with a vengeance. I knew that I was dealing with allergies and was hoping that was it, but nope. I did expect it though. I tend to always get sick after big events. I had just hoped that since I still have the stress of two concerts and large group contest coming up... Oh well. <BR> <BR> Anyway, work was slow this morning and then Pastor was late, so had some time where I really didn... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:27:48 EST April 19, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146000 Okay, seriously. I love my husband, but why do men have to be such babies when they don't feel well? I'm fighting allergies and a cold (the aftereffect of contest Saturday - always happens), yet I'm still pushing through. Of course, he's going to bed early, so that means it will take me forever to get to sleep again. Ugh! <BR> <BR> Anyway, today was a crazy busy day again. It started with work, with not a lot to work on since Pastor didn't come in. Then it was off to NV for practice with th... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:57:04 EST April 18, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145263 Well, today was a little calmer, but not a normal Monday for me. First off I had to take Matthew to the high school for small group practice. Once home, I did get some things done, but not as much as I would have liked. I headed out about 1:15 to run a few errands before picking Jacob up from school and heading for Des Moines for his orthodontist appointment. Everything is still looking okay. His top front teeth have moved apart just a little bit, but not enough that Dr. Welge was concerned a... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:23:58 EST April 16 & 17, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144467 Saturday: <BR> <BR> Solo/Ensemble Contest day: It was as crazy as I thought it would be, at least in the morning. Adair-Casey also had their prom, so all of their events were in the morning before 10:30. So, I was up at 4:00 a.m. to get ready. Then I got Matthew up, got Mike up (since he had to go to work) and got Jacob up. The boys and I were out the door and on the road by 6:00. We got to St. Albert's (in Council Bluffs) just before 7:30. Then it was run, run, run from warm-up room to perf... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:52:47 EST April 15, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143139 Today was little bit calmer, but I did end up having an extra trip thrown in. I had just gotten back from grocery shopping and saw that I had an email from the choir director wondering if I could come in for one last run through with the soloists. I know that I could have said no, but having one more run through was a good idea. So I got Gypsy put back in the pen (poor sweetie had only been out for half an hour) and headed back to Greenfield. I should have waited though. I was there almost ha... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:54:33 EST April 14, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142487 Another day done... <BR> <BR> Overall it didn't end up feeling as crazy as I thought it would. I got to work early to make sure that I would have time to get everything done before I had to head to NV to practice. I got through the 3 soloists and the quartet that I'm playing for and then headed to Subway for lunch. I enjoyed my Veggie sub, then headed to Casey's to fill up the car with gas. I actually still had 40 minutes, so I went ahead and came home for that little bit before heading to A... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:25:10 EST April 13, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141770 Another night of being ready to crash. I don't know why all this practicing is knocking me out this time. Geez... <BR> <BR> My day started with having to take Matthew to the high school for a TAG thing. Then I headed to work. I worked on a few little things and then headed back to Greenfield for my hair cut. The layers are back, so my curls perked right back up! I then enjoyed a few hours at home before heading back to Greenfield to practice with the band students. They all went well. I'm n... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:32:44 EST April 12, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140984 It's Tuesday. Why does it feel like it should be Friday by now? <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> I had a busy Tuesday. It started off at work, where I really didn't have a lot to work on. I love the calm weeks, but it's frustrating when I feel like I should be there. Then it was off to NV to practice with the choir contest people. I did have some time at home to relax and then it was off to A-C for practice. She already is talking to me about practicing next week for the upcoming concert. So, that... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:29:58 EST April 11, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140224 I had a nice quiet day at home today. It was definitely needed. This week will be crazy with contest practices so I am glad that I didn't need to go anywhere today. I'm still recovering from my late night Saturday though. I may turn in early tonight! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 103 of no Diet Dew! Food has been good. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: Walk Strong: Cardio Party! and day 9 of Fit in 10: 30-Day Belly Fix - HIIT Challenge. <BR> <BR> 3. Personal: did get the kitchen cleaned and... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:38:39 EST April 9 & 10, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139378 Saturday: <BR> <BR> Here was my Saturday: I got up at 4:30 a.m. so that I could get my workout in before getting Matthew up. We headed for Creston and I got him checked in for the ACT test. I had asked the lady if I could just hang around in the atrium (there was a nice waiting area) and she said that would be fine. She did tell me that she was going to lock the front doors, so if I did leave, I wouldn't be able to get back in. So I grabbed my activity bag out of the car and waited in the at... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 20:35:40 EST April 8, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138100 I am definitely ready for contest to be over. Concert practice is one thing, but contest just takes more time. At Adair-Casey I go and practice during choir time, but at Nodaway Valley I'm making extra trips to practice with individuals. At least that is just a 6 miles trip. Today I made 3 trips to Greenfield. First was to drop Matthew off for small group practice. The second was for my chiropractor appointment and then practicing with the vocal contest students. The third was tonight for pr... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 20:59:06 EST April 7, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137398 Another evening of being ready to crash. I didn't sleep all that well last night so that explains most of it. Today was a little calmer than the rest of the week has been. I got the bulletins printed and the council agenda done so I actually got out of work earlier than normal. Kind of nice. I came home and let Gypsy out so she could be "free". I really didn't do much while I was home. I suppose that I mostly did some reading. Hmm. Anyway, I went to put silly girl away and she came right t... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 21:08:34 EST April 6, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136644 Yay! Mike is home! I didn't have to go back in to pick up the boys at the church, so I'm enjoying the last few minutes of peace before they all get home. <BR> <BR> Today was good. Another day of running everywhere (laughing because the song "Breathe" by Jonny Diaz is playing on the radio right now!). We were all out of the house early. Matthew had small group practice at the high school, so after dropping him off there I went right to work. Got two solid hours in and then came home. I let Gy... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 20:48:25 EST April 5, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135849 Another evening where I'm just ready to crash! This was my day: <BR> Got up, did first workout, got Matthew up, did second workout, got Jacob up and fed, took my shower, got the boys out the door to the bus. Breathe--- finished my breakfast, finished getting ready for work, walked out the door, checked on Gypsy and fed her then headed to the church. Luckily it was fairly calm there. I did have a few hours at home to grab lunch and just chill. Then it was off to Nodaway Valley to practice with... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:00:32 EST April 4, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135040 Okay boys, just knock it off now! Good grief. Stupid little annoying things. <BR> <BR> Anyway, today was pretty good. After taking Matthew to the high school for small group practice I enjoyed a nice quiet day at home. Mike is in Wisconsin until Wednesday night, so I'm on "single" mom duty. Luckily, it's a quiet few days - more stuff for me than for the boys. I've promised them supper out tomorrow night, but I told them that it depends on their behavior. So far, I'm not sure how it's looking... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 20:43:19 EST April 3, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134264 I am so ready to go to sleep. Not sure why I'm so tired tonight, but I am. Church was good this morning and then we ended up having Praise team practice at 3:00 instead of 6:00. It was nice, but I was just in no mood to deal with any extra drama and noise. Oh well. Practice went well, so we are ready for next week. The downside was that I had to come home and make supper for the family. I usually don't have to when there is a Scout meeting. So, I made a healthy supper and then ended up havi... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 21:00:04 EST April 2, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133583 Thought I'd make a quick post before heading to bed. <BR> <BR> Overall, it was a pretty good day. Matthew had honor band in Lenox, so he was gone all day and Mike and Jacob were outside the majority of the day. So, this mom had some nice quiet time that was much needed! <BR> <BR> We did head to Lenox for the concert. I love honor band concerts. Just the fact that it's a unique band that will never meet again. I was a great concert. Then we headed to Dairy Queen in Creston for the after perf... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 22:36:43 EST April 1, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132835 Another fairly good day. Didn't really do a lot. Made a trip to town for groceries and swung by the church so that I could send payroll to the accountant. Maybe then I can print checks Sunday morning. The rest of the day was at home. I did some reading and mostly took it easy. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 93 of no Diet Dew. Overall food was good. I did enjoy a caramel egg, but was well within calories. Bonus - I stayed away from the Mini clubs! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: crazy day! I ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:03:54 EST March 31, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131976 Well, the morning started off with computer issues at home. I booted up my computer as usual and it started up fine, but then seemed slow. At first I thought that it was just the internet, but everything was slow and I couldn't get applications to open. So I shut down and tried to reboot. Nothing. It would just "stick" on the loading page. So I just shut it down and let it rest while I went about getting ready. Matthew had small group choir practice this morning, so I dropped him off and hea... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:53:06 EST March 30, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131262 I'm am so tired tonight. Overall it was a pretty good day. Once little issue came up tonight, but I think that it's been taken care of. All I have to say is sometimes I really don't like that the students get computers... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I think that the headache finally went away. Hoping that it stays that way! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 91 of no Diet Dew. Food was fairly good. Still need to cut out the crackers! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: Walk Strong: Cardio Party! and W... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:10:48 EST March 29, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130424 Well, it was a pretty good day. First day of the boys back to school! Yay! After they were on the bus I finished getting ready and then it was off to work. Newsletter day. My least favorite day of the month. At first I thought that I wouldn't be able to finish it because I was still waiting on the schedule (aka what duties people have on Sundays). I got the rest of the newsletter printed and folded and partially assembled and then happened to check my email and there was the schedule! So I go... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:36:51 EST March 28, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129636 Last day of Spring break! As much as I love my boys, I'm ready for them to go back to school and get back to a routine. Honestly we had a nice week, I'm just ready for my alone time to recharge! <BR> <BR> We didn't do much today. The boys have been outside a big chunk of the day. I got the kitchen cleaned and did 7 loads of laundry (I think, I've lost count). Of course I laugh. I swept the kitchen floor once while the boys were outside. They weren't in 5 minutes and it's almost like you coul... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:21:05 EST March 27, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128951 What a wonderful Easter Sunday! <BR> <BR> First off, the Contemporary Service was awesome this morning! We had some great songs, so that really helped. After the service the Luther League served pancakes, sausage, and fruit (no sausage for me). Then we headed for Lamoni for Easter with my family. We definitely enjoyed way too much food, but it was a recharging day. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 88 of Diet Dew! I resisted the pop at mom and dad's! Food was not good, even though I ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:03:32 EST March 25 & 26, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128139 I spaced out on blogging last night... <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> Matthew and I had a pretty good day in Des Moines. Our first stop was Kohl's. I got him dress pants, a dress shirt, a vest, a bow tie (that's what he wanted) and some new running shoes (he is just growing too fast!), plus got a few things for Jacob and a new dress for me. Then we were debating lunch. He had originally said Cracker Barrel, but then changed his mind to Olive Garden. It wasn't 11:00 yet, so we started to head to Barn... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:35:20 EST March 24, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126995 I am so tired tonight and I really don't know why. My nerves have been on edge this evening also. I feel like a live wire! <BR> <BR> Anyway, overall it was a pretty good day. Work seemed to take forever, but that's going to happen when you are printing twice as many bulletins. Since it took so long, I ended up treating the boys to lunch at the Olive Branch. We would have barely had enough time to come home, inhale lunch and head out the door again. So we had a yummy lunch and then headed to... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:02:01 EST March 23, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126207 Boy was it windy and cold today. Brrrrrrr..... <BR> <BR> Once my workout was done and the boys were up we headed in to the church so that I could get some work done. Matthew had invited a friend that actually lives right next door to the church to meet him there and they played a game on their computers out in the hallway while I worked. I got the bulletins printed for tomorrow's Maundy Thursday service and for the Good Friday service and worked on Sunday's bulletins too, plus a few other l... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:34:07 EST March 22, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125444 Well, the boys were mostly good today.... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I enjoyed having the extra time to get my workout done this morning and not feel rushed. The boys loaded up their bikes in the pick-up and we headed to town so that I could go to work. They rode around town while I got some work done. Even though it's a busy week with it being Holy Week, I didn't have a lot to work on today. The bulletins for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are ready to be printed and the Easter bulletins are parti... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:52:15 EST March 21, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124649 Another day done. Overall it was a pretty good day. I had a nice morning enjoying my quiet house before the boys got home at 12:30. Yep, Spring break officially starts tomorrow, but they got out 4 hours early for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Both boys got good reports - Matthew just needs organizational help. I'm guessing that's just because he's 12? Good grief. We picked up his trombone while at the middle school (since he keeps forgetting to bring it home) and I got some vocal solo music f... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:06:21 EST March 20, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123835 It was a chilly day for being the first day of Spring, but at least the sun was shining! Overall it's been a good day. I'm just dragging. I think that I'm fighting another cold. Figures considering that spring break is this week. Really? <BR> <BR> (Okay, now the boys are fighting, ugh) <BR> <BR> Anyway, church was nice this morning for Palm Sunday. The bonus was that we didn't have practice tonight so I was able to stay home and not have to go back out. <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: overall,... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 20:28:28 EST March 19, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123162 Another good day today. I got my workout done first thing after getting a pretty good night's sleep. The rest of the day was pretty low key. I did do a few loads of laundry and did a little bit of cleaning. I also made a trip in to the church to email the bulletin to the media team and print the large print bulletins. Just glad that my computer is fixed. It was the adapter that connected the monitor to the Mini Mac. Whew! This afternoon I decided to turn on CBS and enjoy some basketball game... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:33:15 EST March 18, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122485 I had a pretty good day. After my 1st workout I got the boys out the door and then did my 2nd workout. I enjoyed my quiet time before heading to town for my mani/pedi. I needed the pampering. Now I just need to decide when to do my massage... When I was done I could have gone out for lunch, but I decided to just get the groceries and come home. I even stuck to my list! The rest of the day was just relaxing. I did do a little bit of cleaning. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: great day! Actually still ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:06:47 EST March 17, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121728 Overall it's been a pretty good day, once I got past the fact that my work computer wasn't working. Ugh. I go in this morning and go to boot it up. I heard the "chord" so I know that it was turning on. Well, nothing was showing up on the screen. I did a "force quit" shut down and tried again. Still nothing. I texted Pastor to ask if someone had used my computer and he called to say that he had unplugged the adapter (I have a Mini Mac, but it's plugged into a PC monitor) for Kristy to use for ... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:50:08 EST March 16, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120988 Oh I am so ready for this day to be over. Ready to head to bed after I finish this blog. <BR> <BR> My day started with my workout and then got the boys out the door. I wasn't in the mood to go to work, but I went. I didn't have a lot to do, so I wasn't looking forward to it. Anyway, I had to make a trip to the post office (postage due for one of the newsletters), so I walked there. The bonus was that I had a package and our rural mail carrier was still there sorting mail, so he gave me my ... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:12:24 EST March 15, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120133 I am so on edge tonight and again, I don't know why. I hate this! <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. Just fighting being tired. Work went well and then I just took it easy today. I needed that. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 76 of no Diet Dew. Food has been good. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: only managed to do one of the workouts - I did Walk Strong: Upper Body Strength. I didn't have time this morning to do the second one, so I'll move that one to this weekend when I have more... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:40:56 EST March 14, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119332 I had a great day! I started with my first workout and then had to take the time to feed the boys and make sure they got out the door to the bus. Once they left I did my second workout. I had my 10,000 steps by 9:00 a.m.! I did a little bit of cleaning and did several loads of laundry. That was pretty much it for the day. Just a relaxing day at home. <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 75 of no Diet Dew! Food has been really good too. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: Walk Strong: Car... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:33:40 EST March 13, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118429 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> For the most part, it was a good day. The only issue was dealing with attitude from Matthew this morning and then some chaos after church. The men served a breakfast between the services (very yummy!) and afterwards I was in my office getting my music ready for practice tonight. Well, my youngest and Pastor's two boys (I guess I can say they are both the middle kids) were playing down in the big room and were being very loud. I went to ask them to quiet down since Tra... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:59:18 EST March 12, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117732 Overall, it was a pretty good day. Mike and the boys headed to A-C for the Farm Toy Show, so I had a little bit of me time this morning. Then it was off to Greenfield for the bowling awards and pizza party. Both boys came home with 3 trophies. Jacob's team of two got 1st place for the Jr. Tigers and Matthew's team of 3 got 2nd place for the Wolverines. The other trophies were for High Series, and High Average (Jacob) and High Game and Most Improved Average (Matthew). Great job! <BR> <BR> The... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:22:54 EST March 11, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117073 Today went very well. It started with making my trip into town to get groceries. When I got home I let Gypsy out so she could enjoy the beautiful day. I brought the groceries in and got them put away. I did a few loads of laundry and did a few little things around the house while watching the final DVD of season 10 of Criminal Minds. Around 1:30 I got Gypsy rounded up and put back in the pen since I was going to have to leave before Mike got home. After my snack I headed for Guthrie Center fo... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:14:39 EST March 10, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116334 Another fairly calm day. I like days like this! Work this morning and then practice at Adair-Casey. Tomorrow is contest for the JH band kids and then I should get a little break before practicing with the HS solo/ensemble kids at both A-C and Nodaway Valley. Whew! What have I gotten myself into? <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: day 71 of no Diet Dew. Food was okay, but could have been better. Too many snacky things. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: had to split up my workout today. This mo... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:23:43 EST March 9, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115547 Another day done. I'm ready to crash. It wasn't a super busy day, but I did just enough to wear myself out. <BR> <BR> One thing that is worrying me right now is my Jawbone UP3 band is breaking. A replacement is hopefully on it's way, but I'm afraid that this one is going to break completely before the new one gets here. I may have to rig something up so that it will stay on my wrist. Ugh. <BR> <BR> As for my goals: <BR> Nutrition: day 70 of no Diet Dew. Food was mostly okay. I did have a ... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 21:42:55 EST