Kids say the funniest things...
I've been really busy the last couple of weeks and haven't been on Sparkpeople much. Yesterday was another day running errands with my five-year-old twins, Sean and Bridget. I had the radio turned up, listening to the country song, "Rain is a ... Read more
Two Nights, Two Concerts
Yet another busy week around our household. Last night, Patrick, my second oldest, had his Western Iowa Conference Middle School Honors Band concert. He plays percussion and loves the variety of instruments available to him. Hubby was able to... Read more
Still pluggin' along....
Well, I finally got my first workout done in over a week. I could only manage 2/3 of it. I was hoping to complete 3 sets of my weights and crunches, but I was just too choked up. My sinuses are better, my chest is still a little congested. T... Read more
Much Smoother Today
Hubby and I didn't stay mad at each other too long yesterday. He's been really sweet and understanding about how sick I feel. I'm glad we don't ever stay angry long. That's helped us stay together for over 16 years and raise six kids.
I ... Read more
Mom (or Honey), Where's my _____ ?
Okay, I have to vent. I lost it this morning and snapped at Hubby pretty bad. In my defense, he snapped first.
You moms know how mornings are. I have six kids, seven if you count my husband, to help get out the door on time. This week h... Read more
Christmas Cookie Weight is Gone!
169.2 lbs!!! I'm in the 160s now!! You would think I'd be jumping around hooting and hollering.
The bad news: the reason I know my accurate weight is because I went to the doctor yesterday. I'm so congested and coughing a lot. Both hub... Read more
This week is going pretty well. I worked Friday through Sunday, and it was insanely busy. It really wore me out, especially since I did the single mom thing last week. Hubby went to Atlanta for a business conference. Monday was a recovery da... Read more
I am so glad we've gotten a break from winter. Last year was brutal, with no melt until the end of Spring. I've gotten outside for walks and jogs every day this week! Today, I walked with my five year-old twins in their stroller. Holy cow! T... Read more
Some non-health goals met!
Last year, I set the goal of finally transferring my pharmacy license to Iowa. We've only lived here for over eleven years now. It seemed like something I should do. I could get a job at the local hospital and stop commuting to the big city. ... Read more
Butternut squash, and Coffee Brewers
I've had an interesting week in the kitchen, so I thought I'd post about that. On Monday, I decided to make my Harvest Port stew. My husband smoked a pork tenderloin on Sunday, and that makes such a flavorful stew with butternut squash, onions... Read more
Tomorrow is my one year Sparkversary!
Kind of funny that I picked Groundhog day to start SparkPeople last year. Like everyone else, it's been a year of ups and downs. I'm so glad I found this site and all the wonderful people who use it. I know I've made progress. I'm down about... Read more
January in Iowa-And I went for a Jog!!!
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...
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
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!
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
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