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06-02-2014 10:34 AM
meowmix
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Originally Posted by Naturemama23 View Post
Hi, I actually did all of it! yay! well, that was yesterday, it's 1:50 pm the next day now. oh yeah, yesterday I was so out of it from being sick that I forgot it was June first, so belated happy June !!! hope you all enjoy your summers. also, I'm 8 months as of yesterday! I'm gonna change my signature now. oh yeah, what I've done so far... hmm... oh yeah, I got up @ 7:00, made homefries eggs and toast for b-fest, and went for a 1 km run. then I got back home and ate with DD and DH (potatoes had been cooking while I ran) and drove DH to work. after dropping him off, we went to the Farmers Market and Louie's ( a really nice used clothing store in truro). then we went home @ 12:00, and I made lunch (garden salad, no dressing, and homemade pita chips) and played with DD until 1:30, then I got on here and wrote this!
P.S. thanks Maria and Meowmix, for the congratulations, I'm loving the new place.
omgosh. Your day and food sounds wonderful!!! And hey, we have a new thread for June 2014, since it is June now. I know, May flew by, right?
06-02-2014 09:52 AM
Naturemama23 Hi, I actually did all of it! yay! well, that was yesterday, it's 1:50 pm the next day now. oh yeah, yesterday I was so out of it from being sick that I forgot it was June first, so belated happy June !!! hope you all enjoy your summers. also, I'm 8 months as of yesterday! I'm gonna change my signature now. oh yeah, what I've done so far... hmm... oh yeah, I got up @ 7:00, made homefries eggs and toast for b-fest, and went for a 1 km run. then I got back home and ate with DD and DH (potatoes had been cooking while I ran) and drove DH to work. after dropping him off, we went to the Farmers Market and Louie's ( a really nice used clothing store in truro). then we went home @ 12:00, and I made lunch (garden salad, no dressing, and homemade pita chips) and played with DD until 1:30, then I got on here and wrote this!
P.S. thanks Maria and Meowmix, for the congratulations, I'm loving the new place.
06-01-2014 06:14 PM
kitchensqueen We did not go to the pool. Little Man just absolutely refused. So we stayed home and played trains and cars instead. Did a few other things as well, mostly while Little Man was napping -

- Mended the strap on my backpack.
- Cleaned out and organized my work gear.
- Put away the swim gear I had packed in the backpack.
- Tidied up the house.
- On the way to pick up husband from work, stopped at Meijer to pick up replacement tomato and pepper starts. Also came away with a watermelon, cucumber, and assorted herbs.
- Picked up husband from work.
- Made up a batch of laundry soap.
- Made dinner.
- Potted the thyme I bought, and stuck the chives and parsley into milk glass compotes; need to get some more potting soil so I can transplant them properly.
- Did the bedtime routine with Little Man.
- Clipped a few coupons that I printed.

And that's pretty much it for today. I may organize my coupon binder so I can keep ahead of it, but I'll probably just watch the Hawks game and do a little reading.
06-01-2014 09:59 AM
kitchensqueen Mixed morning here today -

- Did about an hour of office work.
- Dropped husband off for a day shift at work.
- Went to the garden to plant some pole beans, do some weeding and water all of the plants. The edamame, bush beans, onions and some of the Swiss chard have sprouted, but the tomatoes and peppers are dead. Grrrr. So now we'll have to buy starts if we want any this year....
- Stopped at Target to pick up diapers and frozen veg with coupons. Found a gift pack of local spirts (vodka and gin from Minnesota) with two speed pourers, on clearance for $15. We rarely drink hard alcohol, but it'll be nice to have a cocktail or two this summer.
- Came home and put the shopping away.
- Organized the car trunk a bit - car still needs a bit more tidying today, but I'll do that when we leave again later.
- Built a new train track with Little Man.

Going to make lunch for Little Man and I, then get him down for a nap. We're going to go to the pool this afternoon, then pick up husband. It'll be nice to have Sunday dinner as a family.

Still to come -

- Pool with Little Man.
- Finish cleaning and organizing the car.
- Bake pumpkin muffins for breakfast.
- Mend the strap on my backpack.
- Organize my work bag.
- Laundry.
- Hawks game with husband after we get Little Man into bed.
06-01-2014 04:40 AM
Naturemama23 Hi, it's 8:35 am right now, and I'm heating up cinnamon buns in the oven for b-fest. today I'm planning to take DD to visit my grandma for 30 mins or so, and then stopping at the store on the way home. the store being a tiny little red general store down the road from the farm that is. stop laughing, I need milk. I'll be back later to say what I actually did .
06-01-2014 04:23 AM
meowmix I wonder if they will make it so it pops down to the last read posts rather than the last post. That's annoying. @naturemama - Congrats on the move! How do you like it so far? I hope you are feeling better soon but kneeberhood cracked me up, too!

Yesterday!
*I slept in and piddled around the internet for a while
*Got ready to go to son's lax playoff game
*They won! I was so excited because they have lost most of their games this year. Son was not excited. We kind of had it out yesterday in a "me crying, him upset he spoke before he thought, him insisting he actually liked lax and really did want to play today.. " wow. Rollercoaster emotional bit there.
*Worked out everything and then met friends for linner- really early dinner, late lunch- and visited their new apartment, which is like 2 miles from us! So excited.
*Spent a long time in their apartment building- they have a rooftop pool, pool table, movie room, workout room. I'm so excited for them (while still liking our house)
*Stopped at Target for a dehumidifier but they were omg expensive!
*Came home without on and put the kids to bed
*Previewed the Matrix because, even though it is my fav movie ever, I had never watched it from the perspective of my son seeing it. Determined he might be able to watch it but my girls, no.

Today we are going to see DD1 ride in a horse show and both my kids have more lax playoffs!
05-31-2014 12:19 PM
mariamadly
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post


Where are they? I don't see them anywhere.
I just meant the quotes brought over started showing up in boxes again.

And I really want to eat at the model train diner, sounds like so much fun!!! Hope you enjoy your visitors. :-)

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Originally Posted by Naturemama23 View Post
hi, I haven't been on for a while, cuz I've had this terrible cold for about 4 days, and before I was upper busy moving into DH's parents' old/ our new...FARM!!!!!!! yes, we finally did it, and I'm typing this from our dining room's old kitchen table. yay! well, I wasn't feeling so hot this am, so I was on the couch while J watched tv ( I know, I know, what a bad mommy...) until about 11 am, even though I was kinda tired. then I drew a face on my knee and played with JoJo on the couch (hello, I'm Mrs. Knee! welcome to the kneeberhood!). then I got up at 11:30 (aprox) and started lunch (noodles with butter for J, sauce for me). after lunch I got dressed, lol, and played with J. it's 2:20 pm right now and we're taking a walk at 3.
Congratulations, and much happiness in your new home! And kneeberhood, that cracked me up!

Lazy day here so far:

- got a check ready for deposit and took the envelope down the hill to mail
- cleared out some junk from under the second-floor bathroom sink (large cabinet); brought down a box of stuff that needs to be there from the attic, so both spaces look better
- gave the tub and bathroom sink a quick pass with a rag and some cleaner
- woke and fed DS2
- purged some old receipts, and DH got rid of a bunch of things too
- hung out with the neighbors at their scrap-wood/brush mini bonfire for a little bit
- stuck a frozen (organic) pizza in the oven for DS2

About to take my mother to church, then home to drop her and pick DS2 up for a quick bookstore run. Maybe bake something with him tonight (I mean coach him while he does), he's planning a care package for his GF at her internship.
05-31-2014 11:57 AM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by Naturemama23 View Post
hi, I haven't been on for a while, cuz I've had this terrible cold for about 4 days, and before I was upper busy moving into DH's parents' old/ our new...FARM!!!!!!!
Congratulations on getting a farm. That's pretty cool.

We had a lot of running around so far today. My nieces stayed over last night so we had a houseful -

- Made half home made doughnuts for the kids for breakfast.
- Hung out and played with the kids.
- Clipped some coupons.
- Checked out the coupon preview online - not worth it to buy a paper this week.
- Sister came to pick up the nieces and we visited awhile.
- Dropped husband off at work.
- Went to Old Navy because we desperately needed a few pieces of quality summer clothes (and we haven't found anything suitable second hand lately... meh).
- Stopped at Hobby Lobby to see if 4th of July stuff has clearanced yet, and it hasn't.
- Went to Target to pick up some groceries.
- Put away groceries.
- Made lunch for Little Man and I.
- Started the dishwasher.
- Tidied Little Man's room.
- Put Little Man down for a nap.

And now I may nap as well, then this afternoon we're going to go to the pool.
05-31-2014 10:21 AM
Naturemama23 hi, I haven't been on for a while, cuz I've had this terrible cold for about 4 days, and before I was upper busy moving into DH's parents' old/ our new...FARM!!!!!!! yes, we finally did it, and I'm typing this from our dining room's old kitchen table. yay! well, I wasn't feeling so hot this am, so I was on the couch while J watched tv ( I know, I know, what a bad mommy...) until about 11 am, even though I was kinda tired. then I drew a face on my knee and played with JoJo on the couch (hello, I'm Mrs. Knee! welcome to the kneeberhood!). then I got up at 11:30 (aprox) and started lunch (noodles with butter for J, sauce for me). after lunch I got dressed, lol, and played with J. it's 2:20 pm right now and we're taking a walk at 3.
05-30-2014 08:07 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
And apparently we can jump to the newest post in a thread by clicking the > next to the name of the last poster in the thread listing.
Never mind - apparently it just takes you to the very last post in the thread... hopefully they can fix that.

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Where are my subscriptions? It used to be that I would sign into mothering and the subscriptions would be in the top right with a red number by it for new posts.
They added a button in purple in the upper right hand side of the page that says "thread subscriptions".

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Originally Posted by mariamadly View Post
We got our quotes back!
Where are they? I don't see them anywhere.

We had a crazy busy day here. My two nieces are here for an overnight visit. I had to work this morning so they all hung out with husband and played, then the afternoon, lots of activity -

- Went to a cool vintage diner where they serve all the food via model railroad for lunch.
- Went to the zoo.
- Came home for more playtime and hanging out.
- Made dinner for the kids.
- Watched a few episodes of Peg + Cat at the nieces request.
- Bedtime routine with the kids (they're "camping" on the floor of Little Man's room).
- Watched a movie with husband.

And now since we'll have three kids up at the crack of dawn tomorrow, it's time to go to sleep!
05-30-2014 02:02 PM
mariamadly We got our quotes back! And I'm back on track upstairs:

- tackled a box of old letters, programs, newspaper articles, greeting cards. Major purging and some really fun finds: newspaper article with photo of DH receiving a scholarship and looking painfully young (he was 17). DS2 looks at it and says, "Yeeeppp, you can tell where [DS1's name] and I come from, that's for sure." And I get to use the new nerd smiley here! <---- there they are, my guys!

- dumped some vegetables in leftover stock and have soup simmering on the stove for dinner. It turned cold (just 60 now, dropped 12 degrees through the afternoon, and very cloudy).

- got online access taken care of for that nonprofit bank account. Now I feel as though I've rejoined this century.
05-30-2014 12:58 PM
meowmix Today was kind of blah. I think we're all just done this week. It wasn't a bad day... I'm tired and husband is tired and I'm feeling unmotivated.

*Signed kids up for camps this summer
*Worked a bit
*Cleaned the kitchen
*Read son's essay, asked him to fix a few things
*Re-read his essay and it was fantastic! I think he writes a good essay for a 7th grader!
*Was totally SICK of sitting so took nonobadbordercollie for a walk
*Made salad for lunch
*Worked a tiny bit more
*Went to my dry needling appt. It was kind of painful today.
*Husband took son to parkday for the homeschool group
*I just got home and chatted with husband and son for a moment. Now son is back to working on learning how to use Ableton (he just started a class on it last night) and husband is taking a nap (really really rough week at work for him) and I am drinking a wonderful cup of coffee that my wonderful son made me before I go meet the bus.

This evening will be:
Take DD2 to lax practice
Figure out what to eat for dinner
Watch a movie

Happy Friday!!
05-30-2014 09:40 AM
mariamadly Got a bunch of errands done this morning:

- picked up dry cleaning
- dropped off donations
- dumped recycling
- got info from bank for nonprofit account
- bought a blood pressure cuff
- short grocery run from memory; remembered most of it
- PT stretches

Now DS2's scones are baking in the oven. Might take him out this afternoon (have I mentioned that neither of my kids has a driver's license?). Decluttering setback yesterday: no, I didn't buy stuff, but I just crashed looking at how effing much is still left to do. Need to remember that it has to happen slowly. Which it will, this afternoon.
05-30-2014 04:29 AM
meowmix Where are my subscriptions? It used to be that I would sign into mothering and the subscriptions would be in the top right with a red number by it for new posts. I can't find it anymore. I see a private messages and when I last visited, but not my threads I'm subbed to. Anyone know where they are?

So Wednesday I had a dry needling appt and that was really cool!
I also worked.
That was two whole days ago so yea, I can't remember what else I did.

Yesterday I
*worked most of the day
*waded deeper into the laundry jungle and harvested more laundry (ok, I washed and folded more clothes!)
*swept the living level
*went to therapy with husband to discuss something
*chatted with son about his essay due today
*played the game he made at his homeschool class for a while- it was pretty fun!
*made dinner and ate it
*goofed off with the girlies and then watched Cupcake Wars.

Son gave DD1 the cutest compliment. He doesn't always get along with his sisters but he ate one of DD1's cupcakes that she made (lemon poundcake cupcake with strawberry creamcheese frosting) and he said "Wow, DD1, THESE would win cupcake wars!" It was really nice and made her beam.
05-29-2014 06:49 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by mariamadly View Post
I'm having trouble distinguishing quoted sections in posts. Operator error, probably. :P
I think that's just going to be an issue for content that was imported from the old site. New quotes seem to be appearing in a box.

And apparently we can jump to the newest post in a thread by clicking the > next to the name of the last poster in the thread listing.
05-29-2014 06:47 PM
mariamadly
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
Ah, Friday Eve. A wonderful day. I'm only working a half day tomorrow (I don't care what happens) so that's going to be awesome. My nieces are coming over for a visit and overnight stay so it will be fun to have a house full of kids for Little Man.

That Place = Cluster-bleep. After that -

- Went by the garden to water the plants, and planted strawberries and a blueberry bush.
- Went to Food 4 Less for a stock up price on peanut butter. Picked up 10 jars.
- Came home and spent time with Little Man.
- Helped husband make dinner.
- Bedtime routine with Little Man.
- A spot of office work (one more email to send in a bit here, then I'm calling it).
- Browsed through the new Saveur (great articles this month!).
- Organized some things to donate to the food pantry.
- Tidied the house.

Going to relax and maybe do a bit of reading for awhile.

So, this new forum format is going to take some getting used to... I hope they fix the ability to skip to the newest post in subscribed threads, because otherwise it's going to a PITA to keep up with new posts.
I'm having trouble distinguishing quoted sections in posts. Operator error, probably. :P

Busy busy today but feel as though I've been running in place:

- washed and hung a load of laundry outside
- bought groceries
- put them away
- dropped mother off to meet a friend
- got DS2 up and fed; offered to go out so he could have the house to himself, but he was fine
- attic work; moved boxes; found a couple things to donate; sketched out a minor furniture move
- PT stretches
- dinner for DS2
- dinner for DH and myself
- second dinner for DS2, the Hobbit
- chatted with DS1 about banking and cell plans (he's taking his number off ours to another carrier and needs to figure out what we have to do for that)
- reading a little, then bed
05-29-2014 06:41 PM
kitchensqueen Ah, Friday Eve. A wonderful day. I'm only working a half day tomorrow (I don't care what happens) so that's going to be awesome. My nieces are coming over for a visit and overnight stay so it will be fun to have a house full of kids for Little Man.

That Place = Cluster-bleep. After that -

- Went by the garden to water the plants, and planted strawberries and a blueberry bush.
- Went to Food 4 Less for a stock up price on peanut butter. Picked up 10 jars.
- Came home and spent time with Little Man.
- Helped husband make dinner.
- Bedtime routine with Little Man.
- A spot of office work (one more email to send in a bit here, then I'm calling it).
- Browsed through the new Saveur (great articles this month!).
- Organized some things to donate to the food pantry.
- Tidied the house.

Going to relax and maybe do a bit of reading for awhile.

So, this new forum format is going to take some getting used to... I hope they fix the ability to skip to the newest post in subscribed threads, because otherwise it's going to a PITA to keep up with new posts.
05-28-2014 05:07 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by MariaMadly View Post

 

So sorry, that just blows.  You said you were house hunting too, are you able to look at other parts of the country?

 

Thanks. I'm extra frustrated because I've put in a lot of time with this company, and there's a lot of lip service and not a lot of change... it's like a bad boyfriend that's impossible to break up with! We're pretty limited in where we can look for house/new job because my husband wants to stay reasonably close to his family, and I tend to agree since it's good for Little Man to have family ties. So the furthest we can look is southern Wisconsin/Eastern Iowa. Which I am definitely doing! 

 

Today at That Place That Shall Not Be Named was slightly more tolerable than yesterday - at least today my computer was actually half working. Win. After work - 

 

- Spent time with Little Man. 

- Made pasta salad for a lunch potluck at work tomorrow (us worker bees in the trenches try to do nice things for ourselves, at least...). 

- Sorted through the mail. 

 

That's pretty much it so far. Need to do a bit more work (at least this spreadsheet that I need to get out of my hair), and find a new book to read and just try to relax. I was up late in the worrying/anxious/insomnia cycle, so I'm basically fried. I'll probably fall asleep halfway through the Hawks game... 

05-28-2014 07:52 AM
mariamadly
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post
 

Mixed bag after work today - 

 

- Browsed for jobs (because frankly, I just can't take it anymore). 

 

So sorry, that just blows.  You said you were house hunting too, are you able to look at other parts of the country?

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Originally Posted by meowmix View Post
 

My poor kid was sick all afternoon.  So he slept literally the entire afternoon and until dinner.  

 

 

Hope he's doing better, poor guy!

 

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Yesterday I was pretty productive as I have been feeling a whole lot better!


Came home and the baby and I napped bc he has been waking at 530!!
 

 

Glad to hear you're better, especially with that timing!  My kids were up-late-sleep-late, and 0530 would have leveled me.

 

Waiting for a second wind to magically descend upon me:

 

- regular morning boot-up, online banking, etc.

- dropped off dry cleaning for DH

- went by Walmart for my mother's meds and some household things

- Bed, Bath & Beyond for a soap dish (Walmart's were ugly . . . )

- home, put stuff away

- quick email exchange with Briard breeder; we've asked to be put on list for puppy and are waiting for a litter and our references to (hopefully) pass muster

- put some work travel dates from DH in my calendar

- coffee break now

 

Rest of the day:

 

- vacuum the storage space under DS1's bed for all those boxes from attic (then cutting DH loose on them, the man has amazing packing-fu)

- more attic purging / sorting set aside still-good blankets for donation -- and found a roll of wallpaper from 1977!!!

- build soup for tomorrow

- gently encourage DS2 out of bed; my mother is making him potato pancakes for his breakfast

 

Windy, cloudy, drizzly, and in the 50's here -- so happy!

05-28-2014 04:57 AM
apeydef @meowmixHope your son feels better soon!
@kitchensqueen I'm sorry! There's nothing worse than hating your job!

Yesterday I was pretty productive as I have been feeling a whole lot better!

Ironed DH work clothes and packed his lunch
Packed DD snack for school
Got DD ready and off to school
Came home and the baby and I napped bc he has been waking at 530!!
Woke up and showered and got DS dressed.
Went to fax something and return a movie
Picked up DD
Played outside with kids
Came in, picked up and made dinner
(homemade pot pie)
Did dishes
Did two loads of laundry
Vacuumed living room and dining room
Put away DS laundry and picked up his room
Set out DD clothes for school
Got kids ready for bed
Watched Netflix show with hubby
05-28-2014 04:37 AM
meowmix

My poor kid was sick all afternoon.  So he slept literally the entire afternoon and until dinner.  

 

For the rest of the day I:

Took nonobadbordercollie for a walk with my friend.

Greeted girlies and saw them off to the pool (they passed the swim test and can go by themselves).

Folded laundry.

Made some sort of stuffed chicken breast thing with wild rice that turned out pretty good!

Walked to the pool with husband to see kids, but they had closed the pool due to the storm coming in.

Alternated between finishing dinner and reading my book

Ate dinner

Read to the kids, tucked them in

Read my book, watched Continuum and went to bed!

05-27-2014 08:03 PM
kitchensqueen

Mixed bag after work today - 

 

- Browsed for jobs (because frankly, I just can't take it anymore). 

- Went by the garden with the boys and planted the tomato and pepper seedlings, rushing to beat thunderstorms. 

- Spent some time with Little Man before his bedtime. 

- Made dinner. 

- Did some office work for that That Place That I Hate With a Vehement Passion. 

- Tidied the house. 

- Watched the last two episodes of this season of The Americans with husband. 

- Sorted through the mail. 

 

Ought to go to bed soon, if I know what's good for me.... 

05-27-2014 06:15 PM
mariamadly

- built ham and cheddar scones for DS2 (froze before baking so I can make one or two at a time fresh for him)

- post office to mail a box for DS1 and one to MIL for her upcoming birthday

- dropped off more donations

- took recycling to the dump

- went to yoga

- home, woke, and fed DS2

- finalized proposed budget for small nonprofit and sent it around to board

- many cubic feet of attic progress today:  moved DS1's boxes down to his room, his captain's bed has room underneath for all of them

- purged some books

- chatted with DS2 about school-and-stuff; he is sounding less stressed

- roasted and diced some chicken

- made dinner for DS2

- made dinner with DH

 

Bed soon.

05-27-2014 10:47 AM
meowmix
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Originally Posted by Catholic Mama View Post
 

Thank you for saying that. (I was happy all morning.)

 

Did your friend lose weight by not eating grains/carbs? If so, my husband doesn't want me to cut out a whole food group. If it's not as drastic as that, yes please tell me about it. I already eat some organic and as healthy as possible. The pregnant question/comment has happened to me not once, but several times - in the grocery checkout line, in the church parking lot, at the fence with my neighbor, etc. - way too many times to count.

 

Good job moving things around! It sounds like you're getting a lot done.

 :) Awe, that makes me happy, too.  :)

 

I don't think she cut out grains totally.  I think she limited them.  I don't think it is low carb.  I dropped her an email to ask her and am waiting to hear back.  I know she eats lots of veggies, lean protein and I want to say she isn't grain free because I'm fairly certain she has brought quinoa and the like to my house to eat.  Ugh on the pregnancy comment.  I know people mean well, but still.  Ugh.  :(  

 

Today has been pretty low key.  I've folded and started some laundry, gone to the grocery store and been to my chiropractor.  I played a couple games of Magic the Gathering with son and lost horribly both times.  heh.  And I've just spent way too long searching for a lost email I need and am about to take my badbordercollie for a walk with a friend.  Son did his school work and is sleeping right now- he said he woke up lots of bad dreams last night and is exhausted.  

05-26-2014 01:15 PM
Catholic Mama
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Originally Posted by meowmix View Post
 

 

I am not religious, but I love hearing about you practicing your faith.  It sounds so, maybe these aren't the right words, but devout and peaceful.  Also.. my friend had the same issue as you with weight. She was losing it everywhere but her tummy. Someone even congratulated her on her pregnancy and she had to tell them she wasn't pregnant!  She went on some sort of specific diet and has been noticing a big change (I have, too).  If you want, I can get some details from her and pass them along.  It is not prepackaged food or shakes or anything like that.  All real food.  

 

MariaMadly- yes, that's how I feel about this move!  I anticipated two weekends. It's taking longer than that and I am losing steam.  Mainly because the girls are moved into their rooms and all that is left is the office.  But the office is so daunting because it is the girls' old room and REALLY messy.  Fully of old papers, markers and stuff laying everywhere, crafts, notebooks, toys, bits and pieces of legos.  omg.  I'm going to try to finish tackling it today.  I've already filled two garbage bags and one of donations and it's still only half done.  Plus I find it exhausting to work on it.  But it'll get done!  And it will be amazing!  heehee

Thank you for saying that. (I was happy all morning.)

 

Did your friend lose weight by not eating grains/carbs? If so, my husband doesn't want me to cut out a whole food group. If it's not as drastic as that, yes please tell me about it. I already eat some organic and as healthy as possible. The pregnant question/comment has happened to me not once, but several times - in the grocery checkout line, in the church parking lot, at the fence with my neighbor, etc. - way too many times to count.

 

Good job moving things around! It sounds like you're getting a lot done.

05-26-2014 11:51 AM
mariamadly

Got a little sidetracked at one point, but in a good cause:

 

- woke up sloooowwwwlllyyy

- folded a load of laundry

- washed and hung two loads

- worked on a small non-profit annual budget

- went to attic to check some numbers, and somehow instead I

- purged a bunch of old cards and letters

- ambled on over next door with DH to feed the horses

 

I want to finish at least a draft of that budget, build a box I'm mailing to DS1 and his girlfriend, maybe make scones for DS2's breakfast tomorrow, cut onions for tonight's dinner, and maybe watch The Wire.

05-26-2014 10:27 AM
meowmix

I am about half done organizing the office and husband has put up the desk and futon.  Pretty much all the girls' stuff is outta there!  Yay.  Now I'm taking a lunch break for leftover soup, even though I'm kinda not really hungry.  Waiting on DD1's friend to get here and I think her mom is going to stay at chat a bit.  

05-26-2014 08:25 AM
happyhats I havent done much yet. I need to visit the store so I can get vinegar and paint for our outdoor wrought iron table. Im probably going to visit my parents a bit so the kids can play outside and I can get laundry detergent-they make huge batches for the family and my laundry needs done. We have tons of bbq left over but we are probably going to make smores on the grill tonight. As for now just ebjoying some quiet time and contemplating some mopping and a nap!0
05-26-2014 06:36 AM
meowmix

Oh room move, I am so ready for you to be DONE.  But I was interrupted much of the day yesterday so that affected my time to organize.

 

I slept in a bit yesterday and husband made breakfast

DD1 had a group riding lesson so that ended up taking up most of my morning and early afternoon.  The instructor was running late and so the lesson was an hour and started late.  Didn't finish up until 12:45 (we got there at 10:45).  

Stopped at the library to return some library books

Stopped at Target to get some room items, found nightstands for 50% off, called husband to come and get them.

Came home and ate lunch

Hung pictures and put up some hooks for things in DD1's room

Organized DD2's room.  She was jealous her sister got her room painted but we didn't want to paint hers (besides, she wanted to paint her teeny room bright orange and black.  Her school colors but, um, also dark and Halloween!)

I hung these flower lights from Ikea that I have had forever without putting up.  Put these cute butterfly 3D decals all over her walls and hung some of her pictures.  I think she will be thrilled.  Hung her stuffed animal net that I had never hung before.  Her rooms looks really cute and without painting it! She will see it today when she gets home. her existing walls were pale pink.

Started organizing the office/girls' old room.  Spent over an hour going through old papers on the desk and bits and pieces of things.  

Ate a simple dinner- hotdogs and watermelon and sliced veggies.

Son asked us to go out so he could make some "music money" (we pay him to watch the girls)

We were exhausted but did want some time out.  We met some friends at their house and talked about a business idea we have.

We weren't out terribly late.  We were beat and so we came home and collapsed.  

 

Today is more room organizing.  Husband probably will finish the pallet table he worked on yesterday.  I am supposed to visit with a friend as well and DD1 is visiting her friend.  

05-26-2014 06:24 AM
meowmix
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Tonight I am fighting boredom as I wait for my children's bedtime - my husband went to bed early and that kind of screws up my routine - and trying not to eat too much of the yummy food I made before tomorrow's weigh-in for the 8 week weight loss challenge. By the way, when I told my husband that a friend said I look more slender in my face and arms, he said he thinks the reason I'm not losing my pregnant-looking tummy is because my womb, uterus, etc. are always going to be that size after our children.

 

I am not religious, but I love hearing about you practicing your faith.  It sounds so, maybe these aren't the right words, but devout and peaceful.  Also.. my friend had the same issue as you with weight. She was losing it everywhere but her tummy. Someone even congratulated her on her pregnancy and she had to tell them she wasn't pregnant!  She went on some sort of specific diet and has been noticing a big change (I have, too).  If you want, I can get some details from her and pass them along.  It is not prepackaged food or shakes or anything like that.  All real food.  

 

MariaMadly- yes, that's how I feel about this move!  I anticipated two weekends. It's taking longer than that and I am losing steam.  Mainly because the girls are moved into their rooms and all that is left is the office.  But the office is so daunting because it is the girls' old room and REALLY messy.  Fully of old papers, markers and stuff laying everywhere, crafts, notebooks, toys, bits and pieces of legos.  omg.  I'm going to try to finish tackling it today.  I've already filled two garbage bags and one of donations and it's still only half done.  Plus I find it exhausting to work on it.  But it'll get done!  And it will be amazing!  heehee

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