Plan for the worst, hope for the best...
Thursday, December 23, 2010      1 comments

Argh! I sent my kids off (three of them) in our Sienna Mini Van to help their Grandad prepare for Christmas dinner. The Honda has a light on so the Sienna was the safest choice. The van won't start...they are in the middle of the cornfields, ... Read more
Last minute itis....but I will work out thanks to all of you!
Thursday, December 23, 2010      1 comments

Totally encouraged after reading the most popular blogs... It was also great running from the grocery store to the van and problem, plenty of energy...if I can swim for an hour and a half straight how long can I run for? Maybe I ... Read more
Full disclosure.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      4 comments

Went straight to the pool after dropping my husband off at the train. I wanted to do the elliptical, but couldn't find my gym shoes so it was the pool. Had a great workout, ended up in the worst lane, the one right next to the handicapped lift... Read more
Back in the Pool!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      2 comments

Had a great swim today...made my college student walk in the snow (gasp) so I could get there. My doctor said there is nothing wrong with my ears, just use the drops after I swim. She did give me allergy medication for the new kitten... I... Read more
Time to get back on the horse.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

I fell off. Hard. So many changes with the kids home from school, the college kid home, question marks about his future, looking for colleges, working, parents and father in law and puppy visiting, and letting the college kid loose at Jewel wi... Read more
All in a day's work...Santa, and Frosty, and oh my aching back!
Sunday, December 19, 2010      1 comments

Ended up elfing for 4 hours straight today...then devoured the wonderful food on the buffet. Lots of fresh fruit, yum yum. Sad that it is time to put away the elf costume until next year! Now it is time to become my own Santa's helper an... Read more
The Year is winding down
Saturday, December 18, 2010      4 comments

Tomorrow is my last "gig" of the year, 3 hours of twisting at a holiday brunch. The nice part is we get to eat brunch afterward...oh no! This week I worked out all week, but dropped the ball on drinking my water, then ate out twice, not to men... Read more
Rant...sometimes its just hard.
Saturday, December 18, 2010      5 comments

The doorbell rang this morning at 8:00, with 4 kids, one holding a white bunny, asking if we found a white cat. Oh no. Usually I do the right thing, but sometimes it is hard to know what that is. They chattered on, "we used to have 13 pet... Read more
Dreaming of Alcatraz...
Friday, December 17, 2010      4 comments

Still sleeping today, but I have to kick it into gear...our Christmas tree has and been up and undecorated since Thanksgiving. There are still presents to be bought and wrapped, stocking stuffers to get, and the house to clean! I hit the p... Read more
Slight bump in the road...sleepless in Chicago.
Thursday, December 16, 2010      1 comments

Really tired today...stayed up all night helping my daughter with an English essay. It was a difficult assignment, comparing Othello with the movie Sunset Boulevard. Thank God for the internet! I haven't pulled an all nighter in a long time, ... Read more
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      1 comments

It's a happy day in our home. Our "kitten" that we found a couple of weeks ago went to the vet to get checked out...she is actually about a year old. Put her on the wellness plan for all of her shots, she is now officially part of our... Read more
It's All in the Mind
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      5 comments

Today I went to the pool as usual, but with only an hour to swim, and almost no whirlpool time if I didn't want to sacrifice swim time. I had on my new handy dandy Timex watch so I could see my time for my laps... Usually I mix it up when ... Read more
The creepers....
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      3 comments

Noticing that a few things are creeping back into my diet...we had pizza on Friday night and I let the kids get a 2 liter of soda and I had a couple of glasses before I crashed....yesterday I bought 7 Up for my son since he was feeling ill (my G... Read more
The future's so bright....
Monday, December 13, 2010      2 comments

Living vicariously through my daughter...she is in the midst of looking at, applying to colleges. I am having fun imagining her at different universities. Today I found a college that may not only give her a full ride scholarship but also a st... Read more
Swim on!
Sunday, December 12, 2010      3 comments

Had a lovely, ordinary, very cold day. Twenty degrees in Chicago, with blowing snow and so windy...went to the pool anyway. Made a super healthy meal, spaghetti with meat sauce (lean ground beef), a super salad, lightly steamed broccoli...the ... Read more

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