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/ January 15, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452005 I am ready to crash tonight. The boys had the day off of school because of Professional Development (aka teacher in-service). The end of the semester was last Friday, so it was a day to finalize grades I'm guessing. Overall it was a pretty good day. They got a little squirrelly this afternoon, but we made it through. <BR> <BR> I was somewhat productive today, but not as productive as I normally would be on a Monday. I got our bedding washed and did a few other loads of laundry. Jacob and I p... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:22:07 EST January 14, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451537 What a day. <BR> <BR> I woke up not feeling the best, but it was more just being tired. I could feel a headache coming on so I did take some ibuprofen and put some PastTense on the back of my neck. I managed to make it through church, but was debating if I would cancel Praise team practice. <BR> <BR> Once home I really didn't do much. We watched the Steelers/Jaguars game. Woo hoo for Jacksonville! Love it. (Sorry Janet). Mike and the boys headed for the Scout meeting, so I did have some qui... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:41:53 EST January 13, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451176 What a day! <BR> <BR> I slept on the couch last night since Mike wasn't feeling well. Figured I should stay away from his germs! Because of that I didn't sleep very well. My Fitbit tells me I got almost 7 hours of sleep, but it doesn't feel like it. I did manage to sleep in until almost 6 (whoa!) and then got up and got my workout done. <BR> <BR> My mood this morning wasn't the greatest and knowing that I had to drive with the boys just was making it worse. Luckily my mood improved after w... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:06:51 EST January 12, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450823 Happy Friday. <BR> <BR> What started out as what I thought would be a fairly normal day took a turn when Mike came home from work not feeling well. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08718d94-4714-4b3a-8a25-ca9572bb422d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, that completely threw my day off. I still went for AMS rehearsal and grocery shopping, but I didn't get much of anything done because I didn't want to make too much noise. Of course, the noise level quadrupled when the boys got ho... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:24:03 EST January 11, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450404 I am so over the edge tonight it isn't funny. The boys ended up not having school today because of the possibility of bad weather. We did get a little bit of ice/snow, but I still don't think that it was worth cancelling school for. So, I have been stuck in the house with the boys all day and I'm about ready to just scream because I haven't had a bit of peace to myself. Hence the mood. <BR> <BR> That was pretty much the extent of my day. I did get a few loads of laundry done and cleaned the ... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:32:49 EST January 10, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450033 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I am ready to crash again tonight. Not sure what the problem is, but I am just plain tired. <BR> <BR> The only thing that was really on my agenda was Contemporary worship planning this morning. It went very well. Ann and I were picking songs pretty quickly while Pastor was occupied with his son. The rest of my day was kind of lazy. I didn't really tackle any housework other than washing the dishes and making the bed. Just no motivation this week. <BR> <BR> Mike a... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:46:03 EST January 9, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449584 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. I was tired again though. I made it through though. <BR> <BR> I woke up before the alarm again. Why is it so hard to just sleep until the alarm goes off? I got up and got ready to do my workout. I got Matthew up before I started since he had to leave with Mike. I got through my main workout and then got Jacob up. While he ate breakfast I did my "bonus" workout. <BR> <BR> Once Jacob left for school I got my shower taken and had my b... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:37:25 EST January 8, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449159 I had a pretty good day. I wasn't all that motivated to get much cleaning done, but I did get 5 loads of laundry done. So I guess that I can say I did accomplish something. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I was just tired today. Another night of not sleeping well. I know that it's hormones though... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: okay day. A little snacky, but still okay on calories. <BR> 2. Fitness: day 43 - Walk Strong 3.0 - Metabolic Conditioning <BR> 3. Personal: read my Bible, day 8 de... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:10:14 EST January 7, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448687 Today was a little bit calmer, other than the boys just being wound up. Not sure what there issue was, but it was pushing me over the edge. I didn't sleep well last night again so when I'm tired, I just can't handle the noise. Gotta love those boys, right? <BR> <BR> The only thing on the agenda for today was church this morning and Praise team practice tonight. Both went well. <BR> <BR> That's really about it. My brain just can't focus tonight. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty go... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 21:04:44 EST January 6, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448270 What a day. No sleeping in for me this morning. I got up and got my workout done. Jacob and I left for Creston about 8:00. We watched the first group (8/9-year-olds) shoot their free throws and then it was time for the 10/11-year old. Jacob ended up placing 4th out of 10 boys. Not too bad. <BR> <BR> When we got done there it was heading back to Greenfield for his first basketball game. They had 2 games back to back. They almost won the first game. They lost by 2 in overtime. The second game ... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 21:48:13 EST January 5, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447806 Happy Friday! 5 days into January already. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a pretty good day. Started with my workout - which was yoga - then got the boys up. Love that normal routine! I did get my shower taken while they ate their breakfast. I had to take Matthew for Jazz band practice and that cuts just enough time out of my morning, it made the most sense to get it done before we had to leave. I got back from dropping him off and had my Shakeology. I didn't get a lot done at home before I had t... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 19:53:56 EST January 4, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447368 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Even though the boys had a late start, I still got up at 5:00 when Mike got up. That way I was able to get my workout done before the boys got up. There was a "bonus" workout today, so it made my workout 47 minutes long instead of my normal 30ish minutes. <BR> <BR> Jacob got up on his own and got his shower taken. When he was done I fixed his breakfast and then took my shower before getting Matthew up. I fixed myself oatmeal for breakfast because I decided that it ... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:49:59 EST January 3, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446892 Happy Wednesday from frigid Iowa. Brrrrrrrrr. Today was supposedly warmer, but it still was just too cold. <BR> <BR> I had a fairly busy day. After getting the boys out the door I got my shower taken, had my breakfast, washed the dishes and made the bed. Then it was time for me to head out. First stop was the bank. Next was dropping off a bag at Country Consignments. Felt good to get rid of that bag! Then it was time to head to the school for AMS rehearsal. Once done there I stopped at Farew... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:51:33 EST January 2, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446356 Wow, I've been a busy bee today <BR> - 7 loads of laundry washed, dried and put away! <BR> - Cleaned the kitchen - washed dishes, cleaned counters, swept and Swiffered the floor. <BR> - Swiffered the bathroom floor <BR> - Went through Jacob's shirts and managed to pull quite a few off of his clothing rack to take to Country Consignments. <BR> <BR> Whew! <BR> <BR> One goal that I have set for myself this year is to really start decluttering. I shared this picture on Facebook <img src="http:... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 20:36:07 EST January 1, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445826 Well 2018 has arrived. I still cannot believe how fast 2017 went. <BR> <BR> Today wasn't too bad. We left Lamoni around 2:00 and it was nice to get home. I got stuff unpacked and we have just taken it easy. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: no extra snacking today! I avoided any more of my sister's fudge and after we got home I fixed my Shakeology for my afternoon snack. <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 36 - I didn’t want to bring my DVDs or weights with me so I did Jessica Smith’s Walking for Weight... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 20:34:41 EST December 31, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445282 Wow. The end of a year. It was a year of change for me. The year started with me taking over as Praise Team leader and not being church secretary any more. Two of the best things that I think could happen. I do miss the money a little bit, but it really wasn't that much. I did more accompanying with the school too and made sure to get my name in at the funeral home and with the church for weddings. Can't wait to see what 2018 brings. <BR> <BR> As for today - church went well this morning, bu... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:41:34 EST December 30, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444833 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Man I do not like this cold. Granted, I didn't even leave the house. I let Mike go to the mailbox and take out the trash. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> My day was pretty much laundry and dishes. Not sure why I kept washing the dishes, but I did. I did get the kitchen floor swept too. <BR> <BR> Tonight we watched "Sing". Gotta love Netflix! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 34 - Walk Strong 3.0 - Total Body - used 10-lb. weights tod... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 21:53:16 EST December 29, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444491 Two days left in 2017. Wow. This year just flew by! <BR> <BR> Even though Mike didn't have to go to work this morning, I still set the alarm for 5:00 so that I could get up and enjoy quiet while I did my workout. Plus I had a chiropractor appointment at 9:00, so it wasn't like I could sleep too late. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> After my workout, shower, breakfast and Sparking, I headed to town. I had a lot of spots out in my spine. Wow. I don't think he's had to adjust me that much since my ... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 20:30:13 EST December 28, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444172 I am so on edge tonight. I need a break from everyone being home. It doesn't help that I think that I'm fighting something, so any little thing just sets me off. Ugh. Maybe it's time to go to bed. <BR> <BR> This morning I had to take the boys in to the courthouse for the Board of Supervisors meeting. They needed to attend for Scouts. The roads were a little bit slick and on the way home it was snowing again. We didn't get a lot, but enough to make the roads tricky. <BR> <BR> The rest of the... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:12:23 EST December 27, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443861 It was just too cold today. I would have loved to have just stayed in the house, but Matthew had an archery tournament. I took him to Greenfield to meet the bus, then filled the car with gas before coming back home. Jacob and I had an early lunch and then headed to Diagonal for the tournament. First time I've watched an archery tournament. We headed for home afterwards and I really didn't do much of anything. I am not feeling all that great tonight. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: okay d... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:45:18 EST December 26, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443553 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> I actually managed to sleep in this morning. It was amazing. I got up and got my workout done pretty much before everyone else got up. After I got my shower taken and had my breakfast I made a trip to town. I had to stop at the drug store and then headed to Greenfield. I had two stops to make. The first one was to pick up the Baseball card price guide at the library, but they were closed (that made Jacob unhappy). The second was the grocery store to get milk. <BR> <... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:30:32 EST Christmas 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443277 Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> It has been a crazy few days. <BR> <BR> Christmas Eve was very busy. We had our normal church service in the morning and then both evening services - the Children's program at 7:00 (I played for O Holy Night) and then the Candlelight Service (Praise team led) at 11:00. We got home about 12:15 a.m. I love that service though. Ending with Silent Night a cappella with our candles lit right at midnight. Just awesome. <BR> <BR> We opened presents between services. Th... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 21:10:33 EST December 23, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442789 Well tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. It's just crazy! <BR> <BR> It was mostly a quiet Saturday - as quiet as it can be with two boys in the house. Enough on that... <BR> <BR> I tried to sleep in this morning - if you consider 5:40 sleeping in. Lol. I just can't seem to sleep any later no matter how tired I am. So, I got up and got my workout done pretty much before anyone else got up. That I do love. <BR> <BR> I had to run a few errands this morning... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:20:01 EST December 22, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442527 Another night of being exhausted and it wasn't like I did a lot. <BR> <BR> First up was my workout which was yoga, so that nice and relaxing. Once I got the boys out the door I got my shower taken and had my Shakeology while working on SparkPeople stuff. I did get the dishes done before I headed out the door. First stop was the middle school to drop off Jacob's permission slip. Next stop was the bank. Then it was off to Greenfield. I dropped of a sweater for dry cleaning and then it was tim... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:29:56 EST December 21, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442260 What a day. <BR> <BR> Mike didn't end up getting home from work at 3:00 a.m. Crazy! He told me that he didn't need to get up at 5:00, so I let him sleep. Of course that meant getting the boys up before my workout and then having to take Matthew in for archery practice. Once home I got my shower taken and as I was fixing my Shakeology, Mike got up and got ready to head back to work. <BR> <BR> My day was kind of laid back since I was tired. I had gone to bed at 10:00 - partially waiting up -... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:02:50 EST December 20, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441967 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Definitely ready to crash tonight despite it being a calm day. <BR> <BR> Matthew ended up not going to jazz band this morning. He's fighting a cold, plus he's got a cracked spot on his lip. I'm still not sure whether or not they had it, but he rode the bus to school. I was productive today since I didn't have to go anywhere. I got the kitchen, living room and bathroom floors swept. I cleaned the kitchen, made the bed and did 4 loads of laundry. <BR> <BR> I ended... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:54:10 EST December 19, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441674 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day even though I'm tired. I don't feel like I accomplished a lot, but that's okay. <BR> <BR> First of all Mike had to be at work early so I had to take Matthew in for Archery practice. That always throws me off. I got my Spark stuff done and then had to head in for AMS practice. After that I stopped to get a gallon of milk then came home. I had a few hours to have lunch, wash the dishes and make the bed before I headed back to town for my massa... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:33:51 EST December 18, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441431 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> It was a somewhat crazy day. <BR> <BR> First up was practice with the HS Choir. Last rehearsal before the concert. Afterwards I made a stop at Fareway because I needed spinach. They only had a few bags on Friday and I just bought one because they were at the sell-by-date and a few other bags didn't look like they'd make it any longer. Luckily they had the regular bagged spinach today. I got 4 bags! I just love it in my shakes in the morning - I manage to get two serv... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:11:43 EST December 17, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441151 So tired tonight. I did sleep better, so that was a plus. Of course the first thing that popped into my mind when I woke up - who won the game? Chiefs or Chargers? I was so happy when I opened the app on my phone and saw the final score. Way to go Chiefs!! Made for a great start to the day. <BR> <BR> First up was church. It went well. Jacob and I came home and I got my music ready for practice tonight. After lunch Matthew and I headed out the door. I had to stop and fill the car up and then ... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:50:59 EST December 16, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440876 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It's been a quiet day which is nice since I didn't sleep well last night. I was too busy worrying about what happened with my credit card. I tried to put it out of my mind in many different ways, but it just kept popping back in. All is well today. I was able to get back into my account and there are no weird charges. Now I just have to wait for my new card (argh!) and then I get to go through the fun times of updating all my automatic billing accounts. Oh joy! I ho... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:49:23 EST December 15, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440636 What a day. <BR> <BR> Once the boys got on the bus (Matthew decided to skip jazz band rehearsal this morning) I got my shower taken and had my breakfast. I did get the dishes washed and the bed made before I headed out the door. <BR> <BR> My first stop was Kohl's and I got some pretty good deals. Any clothing items that I needed to get for the boys, for the most part, I got there. Love 30% off of sale prices! Next up was Target. Usually that's my last stop, but I knew that I would want to ... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:38:25 EST December 14, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440331 I don't know what is with me tonight, but I am on edge and just want everyone to leave me alone. I think that I'm just tired. I am starting to feel like I'm fighting a cold because I've been sniffly all day. Just what I need with a concert on Monday and then the Christmas Eve service. <BR> <BR> Today really wasn't too bad. I had to stop at the drug store to fill my Singulair prescription and then cash my paycheck at the bank. I still had a little time so I stopped at ShopKo to pick up my tw... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:09:22 EST December 13, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440025 I realized as I was trying to get to sleep last night that my Sparkversary was close. I was right it was yesterday! 10 years with SparkPeople. Wow. I love the support that I find here, that's for sure! <BR> <BR> Today was just weird. I had practice with AMS at 10:30 and the headed to Contemporary worship planning at 11:30. I had taken a snack with me to have since I would be eating lunch late. Well, when I got home I wasn't super hungry but I knew that I needed something, so I fixed a second... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:16:30 EST December 12, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439733 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty calm day. I had to go practice with the HS Choir and then make a stop at the grocery store. I needed to get milk and get an extra snack for Jacob for his band and choir parties today. I dropped the snack off at the middle school and finally got home and had a late lunch. That always throws me off for the day... <BR> <BR> My afternoon was kind of lazy. I did get one load of laundry done, but I mostly just did nothing. I guess that I just wasn't feelin... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:30:49 EST December 11, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439478 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day other than just feeling a little blah. I had a decent amount of time to just take it easy. Of course I did get 6 loads of laundry done, so I wasn't totally lazy. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Tonight was Jacob's MS Winter concert. It makes this mom happy to see him in both band and choir and enjoying it. They did a great job. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: okay day - meals were good, but snacking was not <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 15 - Walk Stro... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:48:30 EST December 10, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439190 Well for the most part it was a good day, but my mood has plummeted tonight - the boys are at each other again. Good grief. <BR> <BR> Anyway, church went well this morning, my Chiefs won their game and Praise team practice went pretty great tonight. Didn't seem as tiring as last week, so that was nice. I just keep having to deal with loudness here at home... <BR> <BR> I am thankful though because I did get some time to myself this afternoon while they were at Scouts and they headed to the 4... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:50:48 EST December 9, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438901 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty quiet day, but I was just in a mood and really still am. The boys are being aggravating and I just feel off. I'm sure that it's hormones, but I'm not enjoying this. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good day <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 13 - Walk Strong 3.0 - Barre Sculpt <BR> 3. Personal: Read my Bible and devotional. Read the Advent family devotional. Did some coloring in a Christmas coloring book. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - church in the morning and ... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 21:37:55 EST December 8, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438646 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I am exhausted tonight. I didn't sleep well last night and then Mike wanted up at 4:30 to go clean, so it made for a short night. Then it didn't help that the boys were in fine fighting form before they headed out the door this morning. Good grief. <BR> <BR> My day wasn't too crazy. I had rehearsal with the HS Choir and the stopped to get my grocery shopping done. I got home and got the cold stuff put away and then fixed my lunch. Days like this throw me completely o... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 21:25:48 EST December 7, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438370 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Well, today basically went as planned. Jacob headed to school and Mike and I headed to Des Moines to get some Christmas shopping done. We did manage to find a few things for the boys. I will finish things up when I have to go next Friday for my doctor appointment. <BR> <BR> We had a nice day though. We enjoyed lunch at Olive Garden and then had cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory before we headed for home. I had a gift card that the Praise team gave me, so we used... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 22:08:01 EST December 6, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438076 Well, I ended up keeping Jacob home from school again today. I do think that it was the best because he was bouncing off the walls tonight, so I know that he is definitely feeling better. This morning he looked like he would have been miserable at school. I was able to get worship planning rescheduled, but I did still go for HS Choir. The concert is coming up soon and I knew that I needed to be there. Plus, that little thing of a paycheck... <BR> <BR> The rest of the day we played a few game... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:40:21 EST December 5, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437769 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Well, I kept Jacob home again today. He was better, but still dealing with his headache and sore throat. I figured that it was best to let him rest another day. I did actually get a call this afternoon that the second strep test was negative. Wasn't expecting a call for that result so when I saw the caller ID I got a little worried. Good to know anyway. <BR> <BR> The extent of my day was laundry. I don't have a lot of energy either. I did head to town to run a few e... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:39:55 EST December 4, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437483 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Today didn't end up being what I thought it would be. Jacob still wasn't feeling well, so I kept him home from school and made a doctor's appointment for him. The good news is that it isn't influenza or strep throat. The bad news, we don't know what it is. Basically the doctor said to treat the symptoms - headache, sore throat, etc. He seems to be feeling better tonight. He finally ate something more than just bread, soup or crackers. I made hash brown casserole for s... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 21:35:57 EST December 3, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437142 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> What a day! Not busy, just long. It didn't help that I woke up at 3:00 and couldn't get back to sleep, so I ended up getting up at 4:00. 4-1/2 hours of sleep doesn't work well for this mama! <BR> <BR> First up was church - it went well. I made it through without crashing <em>211</em> . Mike ended up leaving Jacob at home because he wasn't feeling well. Headache, sore throat and he says his ears hurt. So I came home right after church - bonus I skipped the treats a... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 21:58:39 EST December 2, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436868 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. Just tired. I was up at 5:00 so that I could get my workout done before Matthew needed to get up. He had his first archery tournament in Ottumwa. He did pretty well for his first time - 200 points out of 300. He did get home before we had to head to the Praise team party. <BR> <BR> The party was a fun time as usual. I always love to see the creativity of the ornaments. We draw names for who we buy an ornament for and the point is to find a... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 22:26:42 EST December 1, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436567 Can't believe that it's December. This year is just flying by and I can't believe it! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good day. The migraine is pretty much gone (yay!), so that helped tremendously. I got my workout done, got the boys up and got Jacob out the door. I had to take Matthew for Jazz band practice then came home and got my shower taken and had my breakfast. <BR> <BR> My next task was heading to the drug store to pick up Jacob's asthma medicine (yeah, the "fun" one plus I had to renew ... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:48:50 EST November 30, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436244 Wow. The end of November. This month just flew by didn't it? <BR> <BR> It was a busy day. Luckily my migraine had lessened to a more tolerable level, but was still lurking. I'm also dealing with pain back in my ears again. Considering that I've yet to have any relief with the plugged feeling, plus the tinnitus, it just makes it even more annoying. Ugh. <BR> <BR> I did a lot of driving around today. First up was practice with the high school choir. I came home and had my lunch then it was ti... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:18:42 EST November 29, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435922 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty low-key day. The migraine was still holding strong, so I didn't do much of anything. Hopefully it will be gone tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Nutrition: was doing pretty well until I ate an entire sleeve of Club crackers. Good grief! <BR> 2. Fitness: Day 3 - Walk Strong 3.0 - Barefoot Cardio Core <BR> 3. Personal: Read my Bible and devotional. Did read a few chapters of "Haunted". Still too much phone time. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - crazy day - pra... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:55:21 EST November 28, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435608 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Well, today didn't go quite as planned. I had to take Matthew in for archery practice again and sat there waiting for way too long for someone to get there and let them in the building. If you're going to have practice at 6:45 a.m., be there at 6:30! Jacob got on the bus okay, but it just makes me nervous not being home when he heads out to the bus. <BR> <BR> Anyway, once I got back home I got my shower taken and had my shake. I'm loving this blender that my mom ga... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:15:10 EST November 27, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435306 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I actually had a pretty productive day. I started Jessica Smith's new Walk Strong 3.0 program this morning. I think that I'll enjoy this one! <BR> <BR> Once the boys got on the bus I got my shower taken and had my breakfast. I got the dishes washed and then headed to town to get groceries. I was going to stop at the drug store to fill Jacob's "fun" prescription (aka the expensive one), and was also going to get his Ventolin inhaler, but our deposit hadn't gone into o... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:38:59 EST November 26, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434990 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Today ended up not being as busy as I thought it would be. Both the Scout meeting and the 4-H meeting were cancelled. Well, the 4-H meeting apparently wasn't going to happen - the Christmas party is on the 10th, so they just decided to not have the meeting today. Would have been nice to know that... <BR> <BR> So, it was a pretty good day. I enjoyed listening to Christmas music most of the day. Didn't really watch any football. Just wasn't in the mood. <BR> <BR> Goal... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 21:47:13 EST