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How Do I Inspire Instead of Nag?
Sunday, March 11, 2012      6 comments

So as I've mentioned in earlier blogs my 13 year old daughter signed up for a 10K race in April. I decided that it would be "fun" if we did it together. This is where the problem comes in, I feel more like a drill Sargent than a cheer leader. ... Read more
Feeling Blessed and Stressed
Friday, March 09, 2012      4 comments

Wow what a week. My manager was sick at the beginning of the week so that didn't help any. I tried to help keep things together but it didn't work so well. It just seems that everything I did went sideways this week. Hence the stressed part.... Read more
Random Thoughts of the Week
Friday, March 09, 2012      1 comments

I have officially finished Week 2 of the 100 Push-ups Challenge. I have realized that my chest and back were pretty weak. Man are my muscles letting me know they exist. I miss my oldest child unit. She is on a band trip and won't be hom... Read more
Have the Planets Aligned?
Friday, March 02, 2012      5 comments

So I have been stressing out about how to go about applying for school and how to pay for it. The hubster has been waiting for the last few months to hear about a pay raise and it was finally approved ... Read more
Let's See How I Feel Tomorrow- W1D1 100 Push-up Challenge
Sunday, February 26, 2012      5 comments

Okay so I have completed the first day of the 100 push-up challenge emoticon and I am hoping that tomorrow I won't ... Read more
Restarting Tomorrow
Saturday, February 25, 2012      3 comments

Wow after nearly 3 weeks with little to no appetite I am actually hungry today. My head is still a little on the sore side and I'm still sneezing a lot but the cough and body aches are pretty much gone and I am feeling well enough to try a work... Read more
System Reset
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      2 comments

I am going to have to do a complete reset on my goals and such for the month as I have been sick pretty much the entire time. I lost my voice about 3 weeks ago for a full week, went on Prednisone to "cure" the voice issue (it worked but I h... Read more
I'm So Glad The Week Is Over (whiny vent)
Friday, February 17, 2012      4 comments

Although if my manager had his way I'd be working tomorrow. However I told him I could not because I feel awful. This week started off great in that I have my voice back but by Wednesday my throat was sore and my head was clogged up. On Tues... Read more
Baby Shower Fun
Saturday, February 11, 2012      5 comments

I got to enjoy a couple of hours with my nieces, two of my nephews, my parents, sister and my niece's friends. We enjoyed celebrating Madison, and she got spoiled (as she should). Here are the gifts I made for her all "wrapped" and ready t... Read more
Going to My Niece's Baby Shower Tomorrow
Saturday, February 11, 2012      5 comments

I made my new great-niece a matched sweater, hat and booties set (all individual patterns that I thought would go together). A baby shrug (haven't washed and blocked i... Read more
Frustrated and Frog Like
Friday, February 03, 2012      6 comments

Ugh, last week it was my shoulder that was a bit wonky causing me to not do my EA Sports workouts because they use free weights and push ups and I hate cutting out half my workout because part of me is not capable of doing it (did not want to ri... Read more
Starting To Train For a 10K
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      4 comments

My youngest daughter (13) decided to sign up for a 10K run through her high school and I decided to sign up with her. We will be doing the Sun Run in April so we are gearing up to start our training very soon (we still have a lot of snow and su... Read more
Contemplating Something Nearing Insanity
Sunday, January 22, 2012      4 comments

Okay so I know I need to do strength training I just haven't found anything that will "stick" as a habit. I would love to do kettlebells but right now I can't afford to buy the equipment (I know a single 10KG weight is only about $40 with taxes... Read more
I Really Hate Being "In Charge"
Thursday, January 19, 2012      6 comments

Okay so I was really dreading today at work because the weather here has been awful and I didn't want to be left in charge of the branch today. That said thankfully we weren't very busy today and the new girl is doing pretty good (she wrote all... Read more
Wonders How Many Calories Nervous Driving Burns
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      4 comments

UGH I really really hate winter driving. Today I went to work (our road got plowed out finally), what a mistake. The roads here are awful because let's face it the Pacific North West is not really known for it's harsh winters (usually it just ... Read more

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