May not have time to spark for a while...
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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
Surviving Slumber Parties
Well, I survived! It was my oldest daughter's second annual slumber party and it went really well. I only let her invite seven friends, so it was much more manageable than last year (14). The girls are all 10 or 11, and it was Mary's 11th bir... Read more
I was able to elliptical again without pain in my knee. I'm really excited by this. I had become so obsessed with jogging, that I forgot how much easier on my joints the elliptical is.
Today I decided to try an interval type of workout:... Read more
Grumble, Grumble...It's Monday
Beep! Beep! 6:50 am rolls in way too quickly after getting to bed close to 1am. The Mondays after I put in 30 hours of work on the weekend are tough. The kitchen is a mess. The dishwasher half loaded with dirty dishes while the counter is s... Read more
The swelling in my knee is coming down and I'm able to walk on it today. I've actually been able to put my weight on it all along, I just chose not to. I wanted to give it time to rest. It still looks a little swollen and bruised, so I am tak... Read more
Disc golf with the family, sounds fun doesn't it? So began our adventure yesterday, a trip to a disc golf course. The kids were having a blast, all except Bridget, who thought it should ALWAYS be her turn. We made it through 4 or 5 "holes", w... Read more
I've made some improvements
Last week I set out to get back on track and exercise more and eat better. I've stopped splurging and have kept my carbs in check. It was an amazing week for working out! I logged in 21.5 miles on foot, both jogging and walking. Some days I ... Read more
This has been an absolutely gorgeous week outside! I cannot believe the beautiful weather we are having here in Western Iowa. I wish it would be like this all year, but this is Iowa, not Hawaii. I'm an Air Force brat and lived in Hawaii as a ... Read more
Too Hard on Myself
Until this morning, I saw last week as a failure. Part of that is hormonal. We women have monthly ups and downs, can't be helped. Part was the weather. It was a very dreary, rainy week. I also had a migraine on Thursday. That slowed me dow... Read more
Ups and Downs
This sure has been a week of ups and downs. Monday was fantastic. The weather was beautiful and I had a fun day at the zoo with the kids. It was a down day for eating as I totally over indulged with ice cream. Tuesday was rainy and dreary in... Read more