Calling my life busy right now just doesn’t cover it….
Started my next class last week. The homework due on Wednesday is INSANE! Plus we have a group project due on the 30th and we haven’t even started and can’t find a time where the whole group can meet. I’m just a little stressed. But the teacher promised us that she loads us up in the beginning so we aren’t so busy in the end (it’s only 5 weeks long…can’t we just spread it out evenly?).
I’m also a new member of a women’s sorority, and we had a meeting on Thursday night, so I wasn’t home two nights in a row.
I couldn’t tell you what I did yesterday, but it wasn’t homework! I did get the living room cleaned and most of the laundry washed. Now I just have to fold it and put it away.
Today my sorority had a family outing at the local bowling alley. It was a great time, first time Caiden has even been bowling in a REAL bowling alley. Before that, he had only been Wii bowling! Bennett was a little tired and ended up going home early with Daddy for a nap while Caiden and I finished our games. Caiden didn’t do too bad either (of course he had the help of the gutter bumpers). Wished I would have brought my camera so I could have recorded him throwing the ball. He sure has a style all his own!
And speaking of the camera, I need to get it out and get a video of Bennett walking. He’s going to be a pro at it before I get his learning steps on camera. I think he is starting to figure out that walking is the way to go!
Maybe I’m the last one on earth to figure this out, but did you know there is a natural, non-chemical way to clean your microwave, and you don’t even have to scrub it? Not one little bit!! I was home today doing a major cleaning job for my baby’s first birthday party on Sunday, and the microwave was in dire need of a cleaning. I thought I had read about a natural way to clean your microwave, so I checked google (where else would check?).
This is what you do: Put 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice into a glass microwavable measuring cup. Put it in the microwave and cook it on high for 7 minutes. When it is done, let it set without opening the door for another 5 minutes. Then grab your pot holder and remove the measuring cup. Next get a cloth and wipe our your microwave.
It’s as simple as that!! I wonder if it would work on my oven…..
Day 2: Jog 10 mins ~ Walk 3 mins ~ Jog 10 mins
Day 3: Jog 25 mins
Well, it just wasn’t in the cards for me to complete Week 6 this week. I was able to complete day 1 on Tuesday, without much problem. But because of appointments for the kids, homework, and a day off from work, I wasn’t able to even attempt day 2 until Saturday. I did the first 10 minute jog pretty well, but at about 7 minutes into the second 10 minute jog, I stopped to catch my breath. I tried to start running again after a minute or two, but I was starting to feel light headed. As much as it hurt my ego to throw the towel in and not complete a day for the first time ever….it would have hurt my ego and my body much more to pass out on the treadmill and end up with broken bones and ‘road rash’ down my face!
So, I will start week 6 over again this week. To help in my weight loss, now that my class is over until March, I’m going to add strength training to my schedule on my non-running days. This should help burn off some of the fat. I’m going to be one hurting mama this week I have a feeling!
On the plus side, somehow I managed to lose 2 pounds this week! I have been watching what I eat a little bit better, but I haven’t been perfect.
I went to my Sister-in-Law’s baby shower yesterday and we played a game I had never heard of. We got a piece of paper that had a list of candy bars and gum names. Using that list we were asked to write our words of advice, using as many names of candy bars or gum that we could. I thought it would be impossible, but after I got a start…I had a great time coming up with more. All of the stories and advice was great, but since I didn’t write them all down, you only get to hear mine…so here it goes….
Being a mommy is not always glamorous. When you clean Goobers, Big Hunks, or Chunky Whoppers of dirty diapers. Get Good and Plenty of sleep when you can to prepare for Marathon sleepless nights. It doesn’t matter if your girl is a Nerd or Smartie, just give her Mounds of Hugs and Kisses. Don’t be a Dum Dum when you Skor with your Sugar Daddy, and be careful, or you might make another Baby Ruth or Junior Mint.
It was such a fun game, and with candy names like Skor, Hot Tamales and Mounds, I’m pretty sure you could come up with a story or advice for a bride to be as well!
Can someone explain to me why women’s sized clothing has to be bright bold patterns or look like it belongs on a 75 year old woman?
Can someone explain to me why you are not able to find hardly any petite length pants or even shirts in women’s sizes? Are there no fat, short people out there in the world other than me? Some of us don’t enjoying having to hem up every pair of pants we own.
I wish I was talented and could be a clothing designer…maybe I could make all my own clothes instead of just having to alter everyone else’s.
Rant over…for now….
It is so funny how a child’s mind works sometimes. We have a friend over tonight that my son likes very much and is always concerned about where is is going if he walks out the door. So the friend decides he’s going to go to the local gas station to get some beer for him and hubby for the night (and also pick me up a Mt. Dew).
I know that baby carriers have some bad press right now because of the baby sling recall, but not all slings and wraps are bad. In fact, I think most of them are safe as long as you follow the directions of the carrier and wear your baby the way the carrier was intended.
You tie the wrap completely before you put the child in; and
it is reasonably priced;