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What’s New Wednesday #22

24 Oct

So yesterday after work I left early to go pick up my kiddos and head back to the gym at work – for ZUMBA!

I made it for Zumba – Score #1

My friend Tonya came and stood in the back with my pregnant self – Score #2

My kids ran and danced and smiled the whole time I got to dance and smile – Score #3

I got an hour of cardio in minus jumping – Score #4

I put this as a What’s New post because I have struggled with finding the motivation to work out since it is freezing here (13 degrees at 10 o’clock this mornig), it is dark even after I get to work at 8:00 am, and I still fight some being tired.

So What’s New? I beat all things that defeated me!

Have you had anything that has defeated you lately? How did you end up overcoming it?

 

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Talkative Tuesday

23 Oct

This is my excuse to pusblish a list like post – and for those you that know me – you know I love a good list!

I did not get in my Yoga last night as I forgot I had class from 7:30-9:20 last night and it is on chat. It was more interactive than my last class to I couldn’t even attempt to do it while in class.

I only slept 7 hours last night – which is not typical for the pregnant chick right now. However, I feel like I have more energy today than I normally do!

I have been getting the girls up at the same time for about a week and a half now and it seems to be getting easier! I also think that starting them off with eating first thing has been better than trying to get them dressed, brushing their teeth and such first.

I am OCD still and have a timer set for 15 minute increments that they girls have to get certain tasks done in. I think it is working though and it helps me!

My Abnormal Psych class started last night and I really enjoyed it – I keep thinking with each class I am in the right field of study – now to get studying for the MAT test I need to take to get the last of my graduate paperwork in line.

I already have a Bachelors and was halfway through my Masters for Business – and then decided it wasn’t what I wanted.  I want something that I can take with me and as much as I love fitness – I don’t want my hobby to become too much of a business.

My energy is gaining folks so watch out. I got all my household chores done yesterday that I have been slacking on and I think that it is a sign that I put make-up on today. Usually I don’t have that much energy 🙂

Work has been steady busy which makes for nice days that don’t drag too much. Only when I think it is Wednesday and it is only Tuesday does it feel that way – ahem, today. I just then ponder my workload and forget about it!

I have a couple new ideas for myself for this blog – and I hope you notice them and love them!

I am working on the move to self-hosted and I think it is scarey, but also fun! Who else out there is doing it?

I am working on erading a couple new books – who else out there has a good read for me?

Time to buckle down folks – business calls and Zumba is tonight! Yeah!!!

 

The Weekly Chase #11

22 Oct

Okay – so can I tell you how awesome it is to be a part of the group of girls from The Weekly Chase? It is nice to have those I can bounce ideas off of – help is always appreciated! Want to join? Check out Melissa’s Link up HERE!

I did not participate last week due to crazy things life throws our way!

Here ya go:

#1 – Get Zumba in 2 times this week! I am going to see if my boss will let me elave early on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get my girls so that I can bring them to Zumba with me and then my husband will just be in charge of dinner 🙂

#2 – Use the school gym to get in walking on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes one other day of the week – this will allow me to get in an extra hour of paid time off the following week – this will make it so I don’ thave to take shorter lunches on Tuesday or Thursday going forward to get my girls early! I am going to try and use this to my advantage!

#3 – Monday and Wednesday – I need to get some Yoga in – this will help me rest and relax!

#4 – Continue the purge people – I will get more stuff taken care of and get rid of it!

#5 MORE H2O!

 

Snowy Saturday

13 Oct

So….it is Saturday and it is snowing…yes – snowing. I still don’t think I am ready for another winter up here since it will actually be a full winter.  Oh, well I guess….I don’t really have much of a choice. So I am kind of reflecting here and am going to share some random thoughts….so get ready.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr has a concussion and is out for 2 races and has ended his championship run in NASCAR. I am redneck and I love me some racing.
  • I am sad because they are racing in Charlotte today and I can’t go like I used to.
  • Reba has a new show on TV – she cracks me up.
  • I want Mexican food so I sent hubby a text message and he so graciously agreed. I think he just knows he needs to agree when I am very specific with a text message that states “I want cheese enchiladas.”
  • We had dinner with friends last night whom the hubby just got back from Afghanistan. I love it when they come home.
  • I want on post housing and I can’t wait for our lease to be up – the new houses are so nice!
  • Zumba is on schedule for next week and I couldn’t be happier.
  • I have not heard a word about Penn State football since the first game – such a shame that the players get punished in it all.
  • Iowa beat Michigan State? Man they need a new quarterback.
  • I completely enjoyed watching college football with my hubby on the couch this morning
  • My oldest kid is a brat.
  • John Deere has a new faster ATV – part of me still wishes I work there. I miss it and the people and my dealers. I miss them bunches.
  • I love Duck Dynasty – hysterical fun.
  • Willie is dumb and irritating to me though.
  • Quarter Horse Congress is going on in Ohio right now….as a matter of fact it is freestyle reining tonight and my parents are there. I am extremely  jealous.
  • I miss my rodeo days.
  • I miss the days of Tiffany, TJ, and Matt driving us around being the fun adult in charge.
  • I need a new haircut but I don’t trust anyone in this state the scissors. I need Kenneth’s Day Spa to fly a stylist up here. Pronto.
  • My friends at TNT are racing the Nike Women’s Marathon tomorrow – I was supposed to be there until Ritterbeck #3 came around. I wish them nothing but the best of luck. Go Get ’em!
  • I am thinking about posting more recipes – it is the time to start hibernating since I don’t like cold.
  • Notre Dame wins!
  • Let’s Go Yankees!
  • Ryley is playing with an Etch a Sketch – how fun 🙂
  • I hate that Facebook has emoticons.
  • I want to tan so bad right now – but obvious reasons won’t allow it.
  • I have two new books to start and I can’t wait!
  • I have one week off until school starts back up. Yippee!
  • I still want to go see Pitch Perfect – but will probably have to wait until it hits the $3.50 theater.
  • I love Squirt….so yummy – reminds me of summers in Traer, Iowa.
  • I hope South Carolina beats LSU.
  • Phones and text messages work both ways.
  • I am getting hungry – looks like it might be time to eat Mexican soon.
  • Tomorrow I get to check out Kids church – I hope it is fun and I like it enough to participate or know enough to say no.
  • Ryley just choose a PureBar over Gushers – I am one proud momma.
  • Kent St beat Army – wow.
  • Can you tell I love college football?
  • ECU won – yeah!
  • Akron lost – sorry Tressel – you were better a Buckeye, too bad you had knucklehead players.

My Giveaway winners will be announced on Monday – get your comments in!

So now I have a couple questions that I am hoping you all can help me with! Please comment away!

  • Is there a program I can easily use to do a “photo dump” onto a blog post?
  • Do you like recipes that are fast and friendly versus just healthy?
  • Got a Pinterest project you love? Let me know about it and I will try it! I am going to start getting my craft back on!
  • I still am in need of some more topics to cover! Let me have them!

Two Things Tuesday

9 Oct

So this title is totally stolen from She Is On  Run

I just loved the idea and simplicity of it – so I am joining in!

#1 – I have an opportunity in front of me. Not sure if it will even actually happen – but I will never know unless I try, right? It is scary to me how real somethings can seem and even if it doesn’t happen – it would have been for a reason. If only we could see what that reason was.

#2 – Zumba starts back at school today! I can’t join in today but can on Thursday and I am so excited I can’t stand it!

 

**** Don’t forget my giveaway on the blog from Friday and the vlog from Friday****

****Check out Carlyn’s idea that was posted on her blog – no one wants old balls on their tree!!****

Um, Hello?

8 Oct

So none of my posts from the weekend posted! You will see a bum rush of posts coming up since I did have them written! I also did not get to vlog on Saturday due to being at a work retreat in the woods and yesterday I got a fun video from church that I couldn’t get to upload all day!  I am hoping you all saw my Sleep Pink post from earlier and there was a vlog to go with it!  This will see some good stuff folks – and don’t forget to enter both giveaways from Friday both on the vlog and blog each!!!!

Sleep Pink Party!

8 Oct

I was able to have a Sleep Pink party sponsored by Estroven!

I was unable to get girlfriends on short notice – so instead  I had a party that involved my two little girls and introducing them to people they did not get to meet because the disease took them before they were born.  I want them to know these people and the strong individuals that they were.

I waas able to put them each in pink bedding and some pink PJ’s – we had pink toothbrushes – we had pink kool-aid – and ate pink popsicles before bed!

Here is us setting up!

We had a Christmas for added dramatic fun!

Pink Bedding is a must!

We also had a Pink Cupcake with birthday cake scent for a yummy environment!

Cuddles are the best!

Nothing better than pink toothbrushes to wash away pink mouths from popsicles!

I am not sure how much of the information or picture images of these people they will actually retain. I just know for me it was almost healing to relive the moments I had spent with these people in my life. I still remember and will always. Maybe now my girls will too.

During the month of October, Estroven is providing women with the necessary tools to host a Sleep Pink-themed party on SleepPink.com. The site will allow party hosts to upload photographs of their events, and for every photo, the company will pledge $100 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It will also provide information to help organize the Sleep Pink parties including downloadable invitations, menopause-friendly
drink and food recipe suggestions, as well as décor and entertainment ideas.

To find out how to host an Estroven Sleep Pink-themed party and raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.SleepPink.com.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.

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