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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

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

Ouch!

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


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