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Happy Birthday USA

Sunday, July 05, 2015      7 comments

As is typical, I am working for the 4th of July holiday. It seems to usually fall on my weekend of work. Last year I had it off and we spent the night with friends watching fireworks at their parents' lake house. Tonight hubby and I went out ... Read more

The dog days of summer!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      7 comments

As if we haven't had enough medical issues come up this year, it has now officially extended itself to my remaining child and one of our doggies! Cole plays ultimate frisbee which is a fast paced and exhausting game that takes place on a fo... Read more

Cruising for a bit

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      9 comments

My daughter's cleaning spree isn't rubbing off on me (sadly) as I can't seem to get myself to get stuff accomplished. I think I've settled into cruise mode right now! Anyone want to come and give me a kick start? Sadly, as much as I w... Read more

Ramblings

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      9 comments

I haven't been too good about keeping up with my blogging lately. Things have settled down a bit for me since the broken collarbone incident with Kyle. It's been 2 weeks as of tomorrow. He's still sleeping in a recliner with pillows supportin... Read more

Ugh . . . broken bone makes an unexpected end to baseball

Thursday, June 04, 2015      10 comments

Life continues to throw unexpected things our way. This week (Tuesday, actually) my youngest son, the new high school graduate, broke his collarbone in a baseball game. They were playing at these fields that have a lot of holes in the outfield... Read more

Life is good . . . . and it's good because I'm healthy! Day 1,307 of my 10-minute exercise streak

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      13 comments

You've seen those t-shirts and various pieces of "whatever's" that claim that "Life is good" and show a picture of a stick figure biking or fishing or relaxing or something else that we all love to do - haven't you? Well, I feel that I coul... Read more

Graduation is complete - just the party to go

Thursday, May 21, 2015      9 comments

Many, many things have been going on this past couple of weeks. Like I've said previously, Sarah graduated from college last Saturday (the 9th) and then my youngest son, Kyle, graduated from High School this Monday night (the 18th). Read more

Busy week - exciting news

Friday, May 15, 2015      9 comments

I've had a pretty busy week - trying to get ready for Kyle's graduation (party) so I'm taking some time off of work. His graduation ceremony is this upcoming Monday evening. I don't have to go back to work until a week from Sunday and then it'... Read more

A nice Mother's Day for me

Sunday, May 10, 2015      12 comments

I had a blessed Mother's Day today. I enjoyed yesterday with my daughter, Sarah, as she graduated from college. She gave me a new pair of Under Armour capri running pants (yeah!) that I immediately put on when I got home AND wore them today, t... Read more

Inspirational . . . traditional . . . slightly sad . . . very happy

Saturday, May 09, 2015      7 comments

I'm sad today. For today I lost my good friend and exercise buddy! emoticon What! Read more

May is finally here - in all it's glory

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      12 comments

Time . . . just not enough of it to go around right now. May is a busy month for me this year. My daughter graduates from University of Nebraska Lincoln this Saturday. I am supposed to be working but I took this Friday, Saturday and Sunda... Read more

What's the cause . . . and what's the solution??

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      12 comments

I got out for a walk tonight after doing my HIIT exercises. I had to cut it shorter than I would have liked but work called my name ( emoticonRead more

Week 2 - day 4 of HIIT workouts

Saturday, April 25, 2015      7 comments

Today was my day 4 of week 2 of my 12-week PACE High-Intensity Interval Training. The workout this week was a little more intense than last week - as to be expected! I haven't done that much indoor cardio this winter - in fact, mostly just... Read more

Day 1,272 of my exercise streak and going strong!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      10 comments

Hubby and I went to a little get-together tonight for alumni of UNI (University of Northern Iowa). There have been emails over the years about things here and there in the Omaha area but it's never worked out that we could attend. Tonight was ... Read more

PACE workouts - also known as HIIT training

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      9 comments

Today was day 7 of my first week of my PACE workout, which is a HIIT workout video that I have. It is a 12 week program that consists of a daily 12 minute workout - 3 x 4 minute workouts per day. Each 4 minute workout is 8 x 30 second exercise... Read more


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