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January in Iowa-And I went for a Jog!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011      4 comments

What a gorgeous day here in Western Iowa! The predicted high is 42 and the sun is shining bright. I did something today I have never done before. I went for a winter jog. One of my older kids was home with a cold, so I had him babysit the tw... Read more

Kid's say the darndest things...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      5 comments

My oldest son, 14 years old, last week said the funniest thing. We were shopping at Costco, in the canned tuna and chicken isle. He said, "Look mom, Albuquerque Tuna." I replied, "Look again, it's albacore tuna." Maybe we need to get him... Read more

Hit a Valley last week

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      5 comments

Last week was pretty frustrating to say the least. I was only able to get one workout in, and that was on Monday. Tuesday I went to the doctor. The scale there was a cheap floor scale, not what I'm used to at the doctor's office. I expected ... Read more

Sledding is listed as an exercise option!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      8 comments

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is go sledding. Well, with six plus inches of new snow on the ground, and decent temps yesterday, we did it. I usually drive the couple blocks to the school so we don't have to walk back up the hil... Read more

Wow! A New Year!

Thursday, January 06, 2011      9 comments

I can't believe how fast time passes. I started on Spark People almost a year ago. Last year had both ups and downs, but through it all, I am down at least 25 lbs from where I started. I don't weight myself often, and only at the doctor's off... Read more

Happy Sunny Thursday!

Thursday, December 09, 2010      5 comments

emoticon I was slow getting going today. This lack of sunlight gets me down. I finally did get up and got movin... Read more

Happy Sunny Monday!

Monday, December 06, 2010      4 comments

Well, I'm finally feeling better! My sinuses are still a little plugged, but I'm much more myself today. I managed to get in two workout sessions last week, before taking the rest of the week off to recover from whatever virus attacked me. Ea... Read more

Getting Back on Track...Again

Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

Computer problems and busy life have gotten in the way of my Sparking. I've decided, that's going to stop. I may not be able to do all I want on SparkPeople, but I can still do most of it, even on the slower iPad. Thanksgiving week was very b... Read more

Making time to spark, a little

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      2 comments

I have to do spark people from the iPad, which is slow compared to our computer. Hubby will eventually get me set up on my own system, so I won't be at the mercy of the viruses the kids keep infecting our computer with. I'm waiting until a... Read more

May not have time to spark for a while...

Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

What a week! Patrick is still coughing, which tells me his asthma is not under good control. He does albuterol via a nebulizer every three hours while awake, and he still coughs and is tight. The family doctor has been great, but feels he sho... Read more

I feel better now, It's Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      2 comments

Mondays... How can one day be so routinely bad? Patrick, my asthmatic, woke up having trouble breathing. His nebulizer wasn't clearing him out, so another trip to the doctor (we went on Friday-but our regular family doc wasn't there). I ... Read more

Happy for the rain!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      3 comments

Today started out with me wondering, "How on earth am I going to get through today?". I had a horrible night sleep, tossing and turning since 4am. The kids were slow to get out the door for school, and hubby is on a business trip. I try to no... Read more

Woohoo! It's Monday!

Monday, November 08, 2010      5 comments

Time change, yuk! That has really thrown me off. I was actually on a streak of sleeping well until Saturday nights time change. Now, I'm in a funky mood. It doesn't help that everything is still broken around here. Or that I told hubby to ... Read more

Finally, feeling at peace

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      4 comments

Over the last several months I feel I've done a pretty good job of improving my physical health. At times, however, emotionally and spiritually I've been a mess. I've been neglecting my spiritual life, basically becoming lazy with it. "Lukewa... Read more

Everything's a battle

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      3 comments

It sure seems this week that everything is a battle. 1. I have to battle to be sure my daughter (5th grade) learns her spelling and social studies despite being put in a split classroom that seems to be a failed experiment. She doesn't ... Read more


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