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/ May 27, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6495276 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> I've been in a mood all day and I just can't shake it! I hate hormones! <BR> <BR> Anyway, church went well this morning. We got our new summer t-shirts just in time to sing Old Church Choir during the service. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2eb0f400-b2da-4592-84f3-7f9de74c68d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After church I skipped the goodies <em>244</em> and we came home. I haven't done much of anything the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> I did have a little bit ... Sun, 27 May 2018 20:39:54 EST May 26, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494954 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day overall. A few blips here and there with the boys, but overall it was okay. My emotions are all over the place because of hormones, so when the boys were picking on each other it pushed me over the edge. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I really haven't done much today. I got three loads of laundry done and that was the extent of it. It's been nice to just relax. <BR> <BR> Mike and the boys went to the races down in Corning, so I've been enjoying a qu... Sat, 26 May 2018 21:24:09 EST May 25, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494643 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I have had to keep reminding myself that it's Friday. Mike took the day and the boys are home, so it's been confusing me all day. I almost sent out the Praise team text... <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day. It was nice to not have to wake up to the alarm. I was still up before 6:00 though. Really? I got my workout done and then Jacob was up and wanted pancakes for breakfast. I had my Shakeology while he ate his pancakes. <BR> <BR> I got the dishe... Fri, 25 May 2018 20:59:36 EST May 24, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494369 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> What a day! I got the boys out the door and pretty much had no motivation to do anything before I left the house. I left a little early so that I could stop at the drug store to refill my prescriptions and cash a check for Mike at the bank. I got to the Middle School and dropped off the check for Jacob's yearbook. Then it was off to the gym to wait for awards day. I normally don't mind it, but the end of the year one has the 8th grade graduation and by that point my... Thu, 24 May 2018 21:01:15 EST May 23, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6494089 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> It was the last full day of school for the boys, so I enjoyed every minute of my peace and quiet today! It's the last of it until August. I really hope that they can behave themselves this summer. <BR> <BR> I really didn't do a lot today. Other than washing the dishes and making the bed, which I do every day, I didn't do any other housework. <BR> <BR> The only blip today was Praise team practice. I sent the reminder text this morning and the texts started rolling... Wed, 23 May 2018 21:41:33 EST May 22, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493792 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Overall it's been a pretty good day, but Jacob is in a mopey mood tonight... <BR> <BR> The highlight of my day was my massage this morning. Oh my goodness, did I need that. She found spots that I didn't even realize were sore. So of course, I'm sore tonight - even more so that I would have been from my workout. <BR> <BR> The rest of my day was pretty normal. I got 5 loads of laundry done, made the bed, washed the dishes multiple times, swept the kitchen, living roo... Tue, 22 May 2018 21:04:46 EST May 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493532 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> It was my last day of accompanying until school starts back up! Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Here was my day: <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> Workout <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> Breakfast, shower and some housework <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> AMS rehearsal during choir time, followed by picking up a few things at the grocery store <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Time at home, I did a few loads of laundry and watched last week's episode of NCIS - I thought the season finale had already hap... Mon, 21 May 2018 21:58:57 EST May 20, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493191 Another busy day in the books. <BR> <BR> Church was an hour late this morning because of Confirmation (meaning warm up at 8:30 instead of 7:30 and church at 9:30 instead of 8:30). We had two 8th graders being confirmed, so it was a little bit shorter service. Matthew's class last year had 9! Anyway, I initially was going to still get up at 5:00 and squeeze a workout in, but ended up resetting the alarm and slept the extra hour. I think that I needed it. <BR> <BR> The service went well and ... Sun, 20 May 2018 21:34:54 EST May 19, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492902 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It's been another long day and I am ready to crash. I actually might head that way shortly. <BR> <BR> I was actually able to sleep in this morning. I was still up before 6:30, but hey, it wasn't 5:00 <em>100</em> . I got my workout done and by that point Jacob was up and had taken a shower, so I made him chocolate chip pancakes. That was what he requested. I got my shower taken and then cooked Matthew's pancakes. <BR> <BR> We headed out about 11:00 for the gra... Sat, 19 May 2018 21:26:35 EST May 18, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492646 I am ready to crash tonight. I'm also on edge, so that isn't helping things. <BR> <BR> It really wasn't a bad day. After the normal morning stuff, I headed out and stopped at the bank before heading to the school. We partially ran through the songs for Monday's concert. We were missing people and he didn't want to throw things off by running everything completely. The newer songs we still went all the way through though. We were done early, so then I headed to get groceries and was home by 1... Fri, 18 May 2018 22:04:07 EST May 17, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492348 Happy Thursday! I almost had to remind myself that it was Thursday and not Friday. It has kind of felt like a Friday. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Today was wonderful. I didn't have to go anywhere, so I just enjoyed being at home. I did get 5 loads of laundry done, plus the usual washing the dishes and making the bed. The one unexpected thing was when I decided to take the trash out. I grabbed a plastic grocery bag from under the kitchen sink and then was doing something else when I realized th... Thu, 17 May 2018 21:18:37 EST May 16, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492073 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> The sun was shining and except for a little blip with the boys after supper, it was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> First up was my workout. It's funny that this week, I'm still sore, but not quite as sore as last week. Of course, my core is feeling the brunt of it. It hurts to laugh! Today's workout was AAA which stands for Arms, Abs, and A(woop!). That is what she does at the beginning of the video. Great workout, but some of the ab ones with the sliders just kill ... Wed, 16 May 2018 21:55:18 EST May 15, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491772 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day. I got my workout done - I started to wonder if it would happen because the video kept buffering at the beginning, it finally settled down and cleared up. Once I got the boys up and out the door I got my shower taken and did get a few things done around the house. <BR> <BR> I left at 9:30 to head to the HS. I was there for a grand total of 15 minutes <em>198</em> . We ran through the graduation song once. Oh well, I had to stop at the ... Tue, 15 May 2018 21:25:35 EST May 14, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491486 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I am ready to head to bed. It was one of those busy days, but thankfully it's the last super busy one. <BR> <BR> I was up to get my workout done, got the boys up and fed, had my shake, got them out the door, swept the kitchen floor and then took my shower. I got a load of laundry put in and washed the dishes and made the bed. Then it was off to AMS. Once done there I stopped at Fareway to pick up Jacob's snack for the band and choir parties tomorrow and some more spi... Mon, 14 May 2018 21:59:38 EST May 13, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491157 Happy Mother's Day! <BR> <BR> The day started off foggy, then a thundershower and finally sunshine this afternoon. I am definitely grateful for that, because sunshine helps my mood so much. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got up and got ready for church. The one downside of being on the Praise team is that I don't get the day off. So, no breakfast in bed for this mama <em>211</em> . Once I was ready I attempted to get Matthew up - that took a while as usual. So, I went about making my Shakeology and... Sun, 13 May 2018 20:30:11 EST May 12, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490916 Is it wrong that I want to lock my family out of the house, just so I can get some quiet time to myself? <em>198</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> In all seriousness, I am at the end of my rope. I am tired of the fighting between the boys. It is really hard to enjoy them when they are constantly trying to kill each other. And if it's not physical, it's the words that come out of their mouths at each other. I am praying hard, but I am not sensing any changes yet, so I can use all the prayers... Sat, 12 May 2018 21:29:29 EST May 11, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490669 I need a vacation from life, is that even possible? <BR> <BR> It was one of those days where I was just constantly going. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> Workout <BR> <em>250</em> Chiropractor, plus a few errands - drop off True Value payment, gas up the car and picked up graduation cards at Dollar General <BR> <em>335</em> rehearsal with HS Choir (just a graduation song, so it was only about half an hour) <BR> <em>265</em> Grocery shopping, then home for lunch and to put groceries away ... Fri, 11 May 2018 22:20:05 EST May 10, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490421 Happy Thursday. It is Thursday right? I feel so off this week and I know it's because of the extra stuff that has happened. <BR> <BR> Today was okay. Nothing really exciting happened. I went in for AMS this morning, had some time at home and then went to rehearsal with the 6th Grade Choir. Jacob and I rushed to Greenfield for his hair cut. <BR> <BR> Other than doing a few loads of laundry and the usual washing dishes and making the bed, I really didn't do much else. Not sure why, oh wait, y... Thu, 10 May 2018 21:22:00 EST May 9, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490148 What a day. It was a good day, just a long day. <BR> <BR> First up was my workout - yes even though I knew what the day would entail, I still did my A Little Obsessed workout. While I was doing my workout, Mike got Jacob up so that he could take his shower. I let Matthew sleep in since he was going with me. I got my shower taken and got Matthew up. Jacob left on the bus and Matthew worked on homework before we left. <BR> <BR> We left the house about 8:00 and I swung by the church to see if... Wed, 9 May 2018 21:10:57 EST May 8, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489865 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> We had a much smoother morning today. So grateful for that. No fighting or yelling. It was so nice. Hope that it continues for the last 12 days of school. <BR> <BR> My day was busy, but not crazy busy. I got a few things done around the house before heading to Greenfield for AMS rehearsal. I didn't even have to be there for the whole time, so that was nice. I came home and mostly read until I had to go to the Middle School for 6th grade choir. Jacob decided that he ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:46:32 EST May 7, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489578 Why do boys have to be so frustrating? My problems are small compared to a dear friend right now, so I've even been debating "complaining". I put that in quotes because I don't want to complain, but I feel that's what I'm doing. I love my boys with all of my heart, but sometimes I just want to <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> It was a rough morning with Matthew mostly - his attitude is really starting to worry me. He's just angry or acts like he just doesn't care and then whatever he is feeling he ... Mon, 7 May 2018 22:14:16 EST May 6, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489229 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> What a day. I am so ready to just crash. I know, I sound like a broken record. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got up this morning and got ready for church. Off to church I went. After church, we brought Malachi home with us to take him with us for the soccer game. We got to the game and after the game we ended up bringing Malachi back with us. They begged <em>211</em> . We did treat the boys to ice cream at Dairy Queen before we came home. <BR> <BR> I had a... Sun, 6 May 2018 21:42:52 EST May 5, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488942 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day of sunshine, until about 7:00. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I did try to sleep in this morning, but the alarm had to go off at 5:00 so that Mike could get up. I tried to go back to sleep, but it just didn't happen. I find it funny that no matter what time I go to bed, I'm still away at 5:00. <em>198</em> Of course, it doesn't help that Mike and Matthew weren't exactly quiet... <BR> <BR> I waited until they had left and then started my workout. I did ... Sat, 5 May 2018 21:54:30 EST May 4, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488700 Well, another big event done. Large Group contest happened tonight. I am just so glad that it was here and that we didn't have to travel anywhere. I still was there a big chunk of the time. <BR> <BR> Anyway, backtracking. Most of my day was fairly quiet. I went to town to get groceries this morning. I didn't have to worry about going in for any rehearsals, so that was nice. I got a load of laundry done, watched Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon from last night, and did some reading. Made for... Fri, 4 May 2018 23:26:22 EST May 3, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488371 I am so tired tonight. I think that I am in need of sunshine because my mood the past couple of days has been grumpy. Ugh. Of course, being super busy isn't helping either. <BR> <BR> So today was a little busy. I had rehearsal with HS Choir this morning. Last big rehearsal before Large Group Contest tomorrow. It will be nice to be done with those 4 songs. <BR> <BR> I had some time at home - I really didn't do much. Not sure why. <BR> <BR> Then it was off to the Middle School to practice wi... Thu, 3 May 2018 20:43:07 EST May 2, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488080 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> It was a fairly quiet day. I had rehearsal with AMS this morning and it wasn't even for the whole time. Nobody was very motivated today. Once I got home I did get a few loads of laundry done, but that's about it. Cloudy days will do that. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm enjoying a quiet house and listening to the thunder outside. Mike thought that it was crazy that they moved the Fun Run for GROW to the church - this is why. It didn't seem like it was going to do anything... Wed, 2 May 2018 20:28:58 EST May 1, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487775 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/417f1da8-9d19-4dc7-8729-f81a7d513f95.jpg"> Happy May! This is the one lonely tulip that has survived the rabbit apocalypse that seems to happen in our yard lately. There are a few other plants that have buds, but we'll see what actually survives. Silly rabbits! <BR> <BR> Overall it wasn't too bad of a day. Headache is still gone, so that is a great thing! I didn't do much at home, but that's okay. <BR> <BR> Here was my day: <BR> <BR> <em>1... Tue, 1 May 2018 21:12:52 EST April 30, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487438 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> The migraine was finally gone! I did end up with a little bit of a tension headache before the boys left, but it went away without any meds. Hopefully I can make it through the next 3 weeks without getting another one. Way too much going on! <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. I had rehearsal with AMS this morning and the rest of the day was at home. I got 5 loads of laundry done and did get the kitchen cleaned. I also did a little bit of cleaning in the bedr... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:28:07 EST April 29, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487107 I cannot believe that April is almost over! Where is the time going? I guess I've been so busy, so that's why it's going so fast, right? <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. I woke up with a headache again, but I think that it has hopefully finally gone away. I'm guessing that this one was a combination of stress and hormones. I just need to make sure that I get some relaxing in the next few weeks, because it's going to be crazy busy! <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning. With it being th... Sun, 29 Apr 2018 21:21:14 EST April 28, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486816 It was such a long day. I am ready to crash! <BR> <BR> I was up at 5:00. Not that I wanted to be or planned to be. I didn't have the alarm on, but I still woke even though I went to bed later than normal last night. I really hate that! So, I got up and got my workout done and took my shower. <BR> <BR> I made the boys pancakes for breakfast and then Mike took Matthew to the school to drop him off for soccer. Mike headed to an auction in Guthrie Center and Jacob and I enjoyed a little bit of ... Sat, 28 Apr 2018 21:19:25 EST April 27, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486550 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> What a day! <BR> <BR> First up was rehearsal with the HS Choir. After rehearsal I headed to the Corner to use my gift certificate for lunch. I got a bacon turkey panini. It was yummy. I took my time and just enjoyed it. I still had a little extra time so I went to ShopKo to wander. I did actually manage to find some bright t-shirts for Mike that he was wanting. I then went and parked the car by the salon and walked to the library since I still had some time. I walked... Fri, 27 Apr 2018 22:54:17 EST April 26, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486240 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Woke up with the migraine still going strong. Oh joy. I knew that it was going to be a bit of a busy day, so I knew that I was going to have to push through even though I really wanted to just go back to bed. <BR> <BR> I got my workout done and got the boys out the door. I got the dishes washed and got my Sparking done before it was time for me to leave. I got the school and worked with AMS for part of the time and then ran through band solos. The concert is tomorr... Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:15:26 EST April 25, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6485943 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> It was an interesting and long day today. It started with me waking up around 1:30 with the start of a headache. I should have gotten up and taken some ibuprofen, but I didn't want to get out of bed! I tried to get back to sleep and sort of dozed off until 4:45. I went ahead and got up so that I could start my workout right at 5:00 (it was another long one). I got through that and got the boys up and fed. <BR> <BR> I got my shower taken before they left, but I st... Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:14:04 EST April 24, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6485619 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day. I am so glad that I decided to just stay home. I even debating going to the girls' soccer game tonight (they were introducing all the youth soccer teams), but decided that I was going to stick with just being home. I think that I needed this. <BR> <BR> My day wasn't too crazy. I was up at 5:00 and got my workout done. I got the boys up and got their breakfast made. I put a load in the washer and got the bed made before they headed out th... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:33:23 EST April 23, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6485301 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> It was such a beautiful day! Sunshine and 70s! I will take it as much as we can get. It really does help my mood when there is sun shining. I took a few moments today to just stand outside and soak it up. I gave Gypsy some love too. She just loves to have her belly rubbed. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> Here was my day: <BR> <BR> I woke up at 4:45 (not on purpose) and went ahead and got up so that I could get ready for my workout. I knew that it was going to be a longer... Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:50:11 EST April 22, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484996 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Today was a little better mood wise, but I'm still edgy about something. I really wish that I could figure out what it is. <BR> <BR> It was fairly quiet today. Church went well this morning. I had a big chunk of the afternoon to myself. Since it was such a beautiful day out, Mike and the boys rode their bikes to Greenfield for the Scout meeting and then rode home - 12 miles round trip! <BR> <BR> Praise team practice was fun tonight. There was a lot of laughter tonig... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:34:49 EST April 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484709 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> The bonus of today - no snow! It was a bit chilly, but not like the past two weekends. <BR> <BR> Here was my day - up at 5:00 (yes, I usually try to sleep until I wake up on Saturdays, but not today). I got my workout done and shower taken, then fixed my Shakeology. Jacob came down about that point and asked for chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. He woke Matthew up for me and I fed them breakfast. Matthew and I headed out the door just after 8:00 for his hair c... Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:45:52 EST April 20, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484437 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> The sun was shining and I think that it might have hit 60 today. Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Overall I had a pretty good day, but tonight I am just on edge and I don't know why. The extent of my day was a trip to the bank, grocery shopping, a stop at the salon to double check on Matthew's appointment time (online booking said that it was tomorrow night and I just didn't think that was right) and schedule highlights for me, and filling the car with gas. Once home, I did do a f... Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:56:38 EST April 19, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484157 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. I started with my workout, as usual. Jacob actually got up on his own so that he could take his shower. When I got down I got Matthew up. He was complaining about his stomach hurting, but not in the "I feel like I'm going to sick" way. More cramp-like. He did end up staying home from school and is better now. I tried to tell him that I think that it is from all the gum that he has been chewing lately. <BR> <BR> Anyway, he went back to bed ... Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:10:47 EST April 18, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483806 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful day at home. I haven't had a day where I haven't had to go anywhere for probably three weeks. It was nice. <BR> <BR> I did get two loads of laundry done, dusted and swept the living room, cleaned the kitchen and made the bed. I enjoyed some Looney Tunes today. Just felt in the mood for something that I wouldn't have to think about while it was on. <BR> <BR> That was pretty much the extent of my day. Aaahhhhh..... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutri... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:09:12 EST April 17, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483471 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful day in SW Iowa! The sun was shining and it actually warmed up a little bit. I know that tomorrow is supposed to be wintry again, but at least today was nice. <BR> <BR> I had a fairly quiet day. I didn't really accomplish as much as thought I might, but that's okay. I had rehearsal with HS Choir this morning and that was the major thing on my agenda. I did straighten a few things up and washed one load of laundry (my blanket from the soccer game ye... Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:46:34 EST April 16, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483160 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I had a pretty good day. I stuck to my goal of not touching a piano <em>246</em> . <BR> <BR> My day consisted of laundry - I got 4 loads done. The old dryer is still holding on. Yay! <BR> <BR> I did head out to donate blood and had another successful go at it. It does show that I need to continue taking my iron supplement, because my hemoglobin is staying pretty steady. At times I debate going off of it, but then I wonder if I would drop again. <BR> <BR> This af... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:03:11 EST April 15, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482818 Okay, I typed that date right. So, why did we have snow on the ground this morning? And then snow off and on all day. The sun did try to come out a little bit this afternoon, but the snow came back during Praise team practice. What was on the ground this morning did melt off, so that was a good thing. <BR> <BR> Anyway, overall it was a pretty good day, with the exception of boy aggravation. My goodness they just want the other one to get in trouble for some reason. Either that or Jacob is tr... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 22:16:09 EST April 14, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482444 I am definitely exhausted tonight and unfortunately I'm taking it out on my family <em>28</em> <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, today was solo/ensemble contest day. Up at 4:30 this morning and out the door by 6:10. It was a long day, but the students did pretty well. Out of 27 events there were 10 "I's", 12 "II's" and 5 "III's". I think that there might have been a "IV", but I'm not sure. I'm proud of these kids. I played for 16 of them, so I am spent. <BR> <BR> Goals: <B... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:26:23 EST April 13, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482150 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> It was another crazy day. 2-1/2 hours of accompanying followed by grocery shopping. I did have the afternoon at home, so that was nice. <BR> <BR> Tonight the Lion's Club held a King Pin Dodgeball Tournament and Jacob was on a team, so we had to go to that. The goal was to not only knock the other team out, but there were 3 bowling pins that they had to knock over. His team lost the first round, won the next two rounds and lost the championship round. They were exhau... Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:14:49 EST April 12, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481869 I am so ready to crash tonight! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty nice day. A little windy, but it got close to 70 and the sun was out for part of the day. <BR> <BR> First on my agenda was solo/ensemble practice at the school. I rushed out of there at 11:15 so that I could come home and eat a quick lunch before I had to pick Jacob up. I got him and off to Winterset we went. The orthodontist appointment went fine. We're still in a waiting pattern. Right now it's to wait for his first set of molars t... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:24:33 EST April 11, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481536 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> It was at least a nice day outside today. I even sat outside and snuggled with Gypsy for a little bit! <BR> <BR> I had a busy morning of accompanying. I'm worried about a two of the vocal soloists. It's almost like they really haven't even worked on it very much. If they can be ready in 2 days, I will be surprised. Then there is a clarinet player that has pretty much been sick for the past month. I'm not exactly sure what is wrong. It sounds like she keeps trying ... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:33:28 EST April 10, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481174 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> This week is just going to wear me out! <BR> <BR> Today wasn't as busy, but still enough that I feel like I didn't accomplish anything. After the usual morning - workout, get boys up and out the door, shower, breakfast and washing the dishes - I headed to the high school a little early to practice with one soloist. I was at the school from 9:30 to 11:30 working with solo/ensemble people. I stopped at Fareway to get two gallons of milk and then came home. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:45:10 EST April 9, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6480818 What a day! <BR> <BR> This was the original plan <BR> 5:15 yoga <BR> 5:45 get boys up <BR> 6:15 shower <BR> 6:45 boys out the door <BR> 9:00 practice with two band soloists <BR> 10:00 practice with choir and vocal soloists <BR> 11:30 Contemporary worship planning <BR> 12:30 home/lunch/walking workout <BR> <BR> Note that I said the original plan. This is what ended up happening. <BR> 5:15 yoga <BR> 5:45 get boys up <BR> 6:15 shower <BR> 6:20 message from school that there is a 2-hour delay ... Mon, 9 Apr 2018 20:46:48 EST April 8, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6480452 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> What a dreary day. Freezing drizzle going on right now. Ugh. Hopefully it doesn't get worse, I can't afford a late start tomorrow - too much to do with getting ready for solo/ensemble contest. People to practice with and then Contemporary worship planning. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am so tired today. I just didn't sleep well last night for some reason. I fell asleep quickly but woke up around 1:00 and had a hard time getting back to sleep. I did finally doze off, because t... Sun, 8 Apr 2018 21:36:37 EST