Friday, October 28, 2011

Still Busy

Tonight was the last football game. :( I sat on the bleachers for 3 quarters and watched our team build a 48-0 lead, so we came home. It was so cold. Sitting on metal bleachers.
The senior band show was pretty good...they wore "M. C. Hammer parachute pants" and danced while the band played Cant Touch This.

Seems like we've hit another transition point. Football is over, so no more marching band. We've had the fall choir (and this year, band) concerts, so practice for the Christmas concerts have started. Even though Halloween isn't until Monday, I feel like its over since trick-or-treat was last night. The girls had fun.

As far as everything else, I guess its the same old same old.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


The new start is not going so well. I seem to have lost my motivation.... :(

I have so much I need to do. I have to edit the photos from the wedding last weekend. I've started, but I just hate doing it. Must. get. it. done. Doesn't matter how much easier the new program is, I dont think I'm going to like editing any better.

We're down to the last week of football season. I've enjoyed having a reason to go this year, not that I needed one in the past. But its fun to watch the band and support Alexis.

Today was the last day of the little girls soccer. While its also fun to watch them, this year didn't qo quite like other years. The older kids started with 4 teams like always, but after the first or second day, only enough kids for 2 teams showed up. So I think they've just been mixing the kids each week to play each other. They still had fun.

Less than a month til the musical now. That means just over a month til Thanksgiving. How can that be? Time is just flying by! I've been trying to grab a few smaller Christmas presents here and there, because I just dont have much money to put towards it. If I do a couple things each trip, hopefully they'll still have a nice Christmas. I worry about that...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I finally have my computer back! Oh how I've missed having my own computer---for a month or so. I'm going to try to keep up with less time on it...I didn't have a choice when I was sharing, lol. But I got so much more done. Tonight however, I sat down after dinner and dishes, and just put my feet up for the evening. They really hurt, and I've been so so so busy, I just needed a night to rest and do nothing.

The weekend was loads of fun. A friend came down Saturday and we photographed a wedding at my church. I've done a few others, but it was his first. I think we got some good shots.
We came back here to start looking through pictures, and about an hour later my dad, stepmom, sister, and aunt came. We had pizza, sat around and chatted, and then Rock Band started. So fun. Sunday was church and lunch out, then more Wii, this time dancing. What a sight! Then the family headed back home.

I've lost my motivation to keep at the weight loss. The dancing Sunday was the most exercise I've done in ages. It felt lasted about 1 1/2 hours, and I was sweating! But I cant make myself do anything on a regular basis. Part of the reason is I'm so busy...its really been crazy! But part is that I just dont want to. I need a workout partner...someone to be accountable to, so that if we have exercise planned, I cant bail. But I dont know who.
And my eating is off too. I know I'm doing bad, but it doesn't stop me. I just need to get back at it. I was finally seeing some differences, and that should be motivation... Sigh...

Tomorrow is a new start.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Too much to post

I feel like I have so many thoughts running around in my head, but just dont have the desire to put it all out there at the moment.

Things are still moving along. Last week Alexis was sick. She missed 3 days of school and the football game, but she's feeling better now.
This week Brenna is sick. She missed yesterday (and the choir concert) and I'm taking her to the dr today. This is more than enough sickness for this year now.

My friend made it down Saturday to check out the church. We went through all the details in the sanctuary, then walked through the basement where the reception will be. I think we're ready now. I'm going to the rehearsal Friday night just to get the final details and such.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A to Z of me

Saw this on a couple other blogs and I thought it might be fun.

A. Age - 40
B. Bed size - King and love it!
C. Chore you dislike - Cleaning the bathroom
D. Dogs - Someday I hope
E. Essential start to your day - Shower.
F. Favorite color - Red
G. Gold or silver - Not real sure on this one. Always used to be gold, but liking silver more as the days go by
H. Height - 5'5"
I. Instruments you play(ed) - Piano, Clarinet and tuba
J. Job title - librarian and intervention help
K. Kids - 4 girls
L. Live - Amish country, OH
M. Mom's name - Deb
N. Nicknames - None really
O. Overnight hospital stays - Tonsillectomy, Appendectomy and having 4 kiddos
P. Pet peeves - Bad drivers
Q. Quote from a movie - May the force be with you
R. Righty or Lefty - Righty
S. Siblings - 1 brother, 2 half brothers, 1 half sister....all younger
T. Time you wake up - 6 am M-F
U. Underwear - Yes please
V. Vegetables you don't like - Brussel sprouts
W. What makes you run late - Others
X. X-rays you've had - ankle
Y. Yummy food you make - cream cheese chicken
Z. Zoo animal favorites - Bears

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quick Update

So tomorrow is my "official" weigh in day, but I decided to check things out to see how I've been doing. I was sick over the weekend, drank a lot of orange juice, ate carbs, etc. And today I dropped into a new decade! I'm so excited. After sitting in the last one for months, this feels so good! No wonder my long pants from last year are fitting better!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Well, today certainly didn't go as planned. My friend called to say he was on his way, and called a little over an hour later to say he was stuck between his house and mine with an overheated car. He had gotten to a car shop, called his dad, and I'm not sure what else after that as our phone call got cut off. So I went to the church myself to find out the details about the wedding in 2 weeks.

So now I'm not sure if we'll try again next weekend or what. Maybe it was a good thing he didnt come today, and then he can come next weekend and go to the hayride with us. I would really really like to get him to a function like that with me once... I think if I could, maybe, just maybe, I could get him to church occasionally. So I'm going to try hard on this one.

I came home from there and fell asleep in the chair. I'm just exhausted. I know thats why I'm sick. I get stressed and my immunities go down. So I'm trying hard to keep it at bay. Hopefully I'll be able to get a good night sleep tonight. I'm sure that will help...along with my orange juice and neti pot... I hate feeling so run down.

I did make apple crisp and lasagna today. We'll take the apple crisp for lunch tomorrow, but had the lasagna for dinner tonight and it was quite good. The other good news from today is band-a-rama was cancelled. Its been cold and rainy and windy all day. I told Alexis I wouldn't be going even if they did have it. Feeling the way I do, the last thing I need to do is going sit in the cold wet night. I'm glad it was cancelled. I would have felt bad for not going.

Hoping for an all around better day tomorrow.