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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

Surviving Slumber Parties

Monday, October 25, 2010      3 comments

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

Elliptical-Day 2

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      2 comments

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

Monday, October 18, 2010      6 comments

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

Knee Recovering

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      5 comments

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


Monday, October 11, 2010      7 comments

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

Thursday, October 07, 2010      2 comments

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

Midweek Update

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

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

Monday, September 27, 2010      5 comments

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

Friday, September 24, 2010      2 comments

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

Fun Day With the Kids at the Zoo

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      3 comments

After my long work weekend (31.5 hours in three days), I wasn't sure if I was happy that the kids had Monday off from school, teacher in-service day. I decided to suck it up and have a fun day with the kids. Since we haven't used our zoo pass ... Read more

Time for some "me" time

Thursday, September 16, 2010      3 comments

I've had a pretty busy week building up to my work weekend. Monday was the standard getting back into the school routine day. All the kids had homework, so I had to stay on top of them for that. Tuesday was playgroup for the twins. We went u... Read more

I Need to Vent!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      10 comments

Today, my kids got out early from school. On days like today, I allow them to invite friends over. There is a neighborhood boy who's a 7th grader and a friend of my 7th grader. This boy "D", has been too rough on numerous occasions with my 3r... Read more

C25K Completed!

Monday, September 13, 2010      7 comments

I officially completed Couch to 5K on Saturday! I was able to jog without the stroller and it was a nice cool morning. I jogged 3 miles in 43 minutes, which puts me faster than a 15 minute mile. I went out early today, another beautiful morni... Read more

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