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Rest Day #2 - hooray!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I usually don't take two days in a row off from working out, but my body was begging me. And I'm glad I listened to it. Yesterday was a nice sleepy and lazy day with my honey, and my nose is so stuffy today that I would look like a total weirdo on the treadmill tonight having to breathe with my mouth wide open.
So I took tonight to make some tomato sauce. It's just like anything else - it's the getting started that's the hardest part. Once I started, I got into the chopping groove and it went by very quickly. Sigh... I didn't get around to making the Spanakopita; that will have to wait until Thursday night. But everything will be okay until then.

Good news for the day - my car's service cost significantly less than I thought it would. It was time for its 100K mile service, which I thought would cost a few hundred dollars. It was only $75! Turns out that since I paid for the timing belt and water pump 20K miles ago, those parts didn't have to be replaced today. Yahoo! Life is good. I was feeling so good about it that I didn't even charge it to my credit card. No sense in paying it next month when I can pay for it now.

Tomato sauce is done and cooling. Clothes for the week are ready. Lunch and gym clothes for tomorrow are packed, so I think I'm ready for some quality couch time. I need a little more laziness before I go back to school tomorrow (today was an in-service).

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COOPSM 9/21/2010 7:51PM

    Carrie---you did good were smart to listen to your body and take the day did you do today??

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 9/21/2010 4:38PM

    I hope you're feeling better today!

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GSDMIKE 9/21/2010 12:39PM

    Not that I run on treadmills much, but if I had to do it with my mouth closed I'd be even less inclined to climb up on one of those things. I breath through my mouth, nose, and ears while running.

Hope you feel better soon.

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SEPPIESUSAN 9/21/2010 12:31PM

    School is so germy! My nose is stuffed up too, and over the weekend I had a sore throat and lots of fatigue.

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PUDLECRAZY 9/20/2010 7:59PM

    Your day of rest sounds busy! emoticon

An in service day is so much easier to take off than a school day, the perfect time to regroup and be ready for the week with children.

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Sunday's To-Dos did not get done.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Woke up today and felt worse than yesterday... so I took it easy. I did manage to freeze some squash, which was a big thing. Took my car to get its 100K mile work done, watched some football (the Eagles barely eked it out today) and then the last 1/2 of the 9th inning of the Phillies game, which was apparently the best part. Go Phils!
It was exciting to see Michael Vick run... there was some good stuff in there.

Drank tons of water today, had some really delish vanilla tea with honey and lemon, and now it's off to the couch with a glass of wine while honey makes dinner. Hopefully the Motrin will kick in soon and rid me of this slight fever. Bleh.

Thinking about cutting back on the coffee... it hasn't been doing it for me lately (I have NO idea why) so I'm going to see what happens if I cut back.

In-service tomorrow... no kids means another day of resting my voice. Hooray! Not "hooray," though, is wondering how much my car is going to cost tomorrow. I'm assuming that the 100K mile thing is pretty pricey, though. Still cheaper than a new car.

Couch + football + sweatpants + wine = a very lovely evening.

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PINKCOCONUT 9/20/2010 10:50AM

    Feel better!

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PAYANAR 9/19/2010 9:20PM

    Feel better soon. It is nice that you have an inservice day when you are not feeling 100 percent.

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BAM0827 9/19/2010 8:42PM

    Taking care of yourself, especially if you're not feeling well, should be number one on your to-do list. So, in my eyes, you completed your list :)

Hope you feel better soon

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    I hope you feel better soon. I think your day sounds pretty good...minus the sick part!

I've been watching football, too...SO not a Michael Vick fan! We're getting ready to watch the Manning boys...I like Eli and my husband likes Payton! It makes for an interesting evening at my house!!

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Less Dumpy

Saturday, September 18, 2010

So I was starting to feel a little more lumpy and bumpy than usual, and I think it had a lot to do with a lack of pushing myself during my workouts. It was starting to get into a *bad* routine, where I was too comfortable with the weights I was using and too comfortable with the treadmill.

But back to school means a new routine. And I LOVE my new routine. I have been taking kickboxing and "Intensity" classes, which totally get me sweating. Today's Intensity class was 60 minutes of plyometrics... AAAAHHHHH. And that was *after* a 30 minute run... phew!

I drank lots of water and went out walking around today to keep loose. I walked around a Holistic Wellness Expo... it was very interesting. Came home, noshed on some tortilla chips and homemade salsa (it is SOOOOO good) and I have a broccoli strudel in the oven. Yum!

Tonight - laundry (easy to do while I relax - just getting up to switch stuff around), water, wine, strudel, some TV, a little planning for next week, relaxing...

Tomorrow (this list is much longer):
- freeze squash
- use up the tomatoes and make marinara for the freezer (honey is making pizza dough!)
- plan outfits for the week
- make Spanakopita with the greens from the farm
- grocery shopping
- get some Important Paperwork done (Oh, Canada!)
- water water water
- keep the tortilla chip and salsa eating to a reasonable limit

Phew! Off to check the strudel and get some wine... tonight I'm enjoying some Niagara from a winery in the Finger Lakes (I can't think of which one off the top of my head).


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    I have to have the recipe for Broccoli Strudel...that sounds like something I'd like!

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LJOHN44 9/19/2010 10:22AM

    Your list looks a little like mine: I need to freeze the extra tomatoes from the garden, cut corn off the cobb and freeze it, plan the menu and grocery shop for the week, water water water. Have a great day, enjoy the pizza!

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PINKCOCONUT 9/19/2010 8:58AM

    Get that paperwork done neighbour!!! I need you to make me some Spanakopita!

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ONECOOKIETWO 9/18/2010 9:26PM

    Cari, you are being so healthy you make my head spin!
But broccoli strudel????
That makes my STOMACH spin...
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MARLIMOO 9/18/2010 7:41PM

    FUN FUN FUN. I love wine. That will be me NEXT Saturday. I have that half and then dashing to a gals weekend- well really one night but hey- I will take it. YIP YIP

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100 Things

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This one looked like fun and I don't have much to blog about tonight... tomorrow maybe.

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed, now that there are curtains over the doors. The previous owner of our house put in mirrored closet doors on ALL the closets, even the bedroom. There's nothing like waking up in the middle of the night to pee and thinking someone is watching you.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? Yes, but only if they smell good.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Untucked. I rutch around a lot, and they always come untucked anyway.

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? Yes. I mean, maybe...

5. Do you like to use post-it notes? YES!!! Big ones, little ones, bright ones, ones on the end of a highlighter...

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Rarely - I'm pretty good at using up the coupons.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? A bear - when I moved up to Bear Country, I watched a movie on how to scare bears away. "WHOA BEAR"

8. Do you have freckles? Only a few.

9. Do you always smile for pictures? Yes.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve? When audiences clap and they aren't on the beat, the phrase "First Annual," wet washcloths in the sink

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? No

12. Have you ever peed in the woods? Yes

13. What about pooped in the woods? Yes. In Girl Scouts, we even dug the hole!

14. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? Oh yes. ESPECIALLY when there is no music.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? Used to until I got braces. Now I'm very weird about chewing on stuff.

16. How many people have you slept with this week? One

17. What size is your bed? Queen

18. What is your Song of the week? Christina Aguilera - Bobblehead

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink? It's okay, but often not in the guy's best interest.

20. Do you still watch cartoons? Nope.

21. What’s your least favorite movie? I'm not really a movie person, but I think I'd have to say almost anything with Nicholas Cage.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? Under a pile of doo.

23. What do you drink with dinner? Water or wine.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Tapatio and blue cheese sauce

25. What is your favorite food? I LOVE food, I could eat anything. But I could always eat pizza, Mexican, and ice cream.

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Blazing Saddles, Serial Mom, Amadeus

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you? My honey

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? Nope.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? A few weeks ago - my honey's mom loves to send letters, so I write to her.

31. Can you change the oil on a car? Nope.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Yes - including one when my honey and I were on one of our first dates.

33. Ran out of gas? Nope. Thank you Idiot Light!

34. Favorite kind of sandwich? Roast beef, cabbage, swiss cheese, horseradish

35 Best thing to eat for breakfast? Belgian waffle with berries and homemade whipped cream

36. What is your usual bedtime? Usually between 9:30 and 10:00

37. Are you lazy? Not often, but when I'm lazy, I'm LAZY.

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? a pumpkin, cat, witch

39. What is your astrological sign? Libra

40. How many languages can you speak? Just English.

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? The Week - a gift from honey's mom.

42..Which are better legos or lincoln logs? Legos

43. Are you stubborn? No

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman? Conan

45. Ever watch soap operas? Nope - never got into them

46. Afraid of heights? Only heights I can potentially fall off of.

47. Sing in the car? Yes!

48. Dance in the shower? nope

49. Dance in the car? On occasion. I used to practice conducting for my college classes.

50. Ever used a gun? Nope

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? Senior year of high school.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? Yes. And I LOVE it!

53. Is Christmas stressful? YES. I would love to go away to an island this year.

54. Ever eat a pierogi? holy moly are they good.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie? Cherry crumb

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? a bus driver, a vet, a pilot

57. Do you believe in ghosts? I will when I see one.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Ugh, yes.

59. Take a vitamin daily? Yep - calcium/vit. D

60. Wear slippers? I prefer fuzzy socks

61. Wear a bath robe? Nope

62. What do you wear to bed? my birthday suit

63. First concert? um... the first one I remember going to is a Bob Dylan concert.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Target

65. Nike or Adidas? both

66.Cheetos Or Fritos? Cheetos.

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? peanuts, in butter form.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? No.

69. Ever take dance lessons? When I was little I did the little girl thing - tap and ballet

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Not other than the one he does now - chef. I also don't want him to stop cooking at home!

71. Can you curl your tongue? Yes, but just once.

72. Ever won a spelling bee? ARGH no. And my mom reminds me TO THIS DAY how I spelled banana "banna" and had to sit down.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? oh yes.

74. Own records? Yes

75. Own a record player? no, which is a little weird because I have a record.

76. Regularly burn incense? no - too stinky

77. Ever been in love? I am right now!

78. Who would you like to see in concert? Tori Amos

79. What was the last concert you saw? I have a season ticket to a kind of local symphony orchestra

80.Hot tea or cold tea? hot

81.Tea or coffee? coffee

82. Sugar or snickerdoodles? There are PA Dutch sugar cookies called "Leb Cookies" and they are AMAZING

83.Can you swim well? yes

84.Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yes.

85. Are you patient? yes.

86. DJ or band, at a wedding? I know a great guy who does weddings - I'd have him come and play the piano.

87. Ever won a contest? Yes - I once won a $500 gift card to the liquor store.

88. Ever have plastic surgery? nope

89. Which are better black or green olives? plain - black. stuffed - green

90. Can you knit or crochet? Nope.

91. Best room for a fireplace? the den

92. Do you want to get married? yes

93. If married, how long have you been married? n/a

94. Who was your HS crush? JW

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? nope

96. Do you have kids? Nope

97. Do you want kids? eh, not really

98. Whats your favorite color? I wear a lot of blue, but I like purple, too... and orange is pretty in the fall...

99. Do you miss anyone right now? I miss my old teaching friends.

100. Did you watch, Next Great American Band on FOX? No.

That ate up just enough time for my dinner to digest before my hot bath! Hooray!

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    Okay...I've got to comment on a couple of things here!

*First of all...I'm glad you did was fun to read!!
*No Nicholas Cage?! I don't know if we can continue to be friends! I LOVE the National Treasure movies...and Face Off, Con Air...Geesh! I'm a movie person!
*That sandwich sounds DELISH! Sounds a little Reubenish!
*I'm glad that someone else has to go to bed early!!
*A $500 liquor store gift card?! That's a lot of liquor!

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LAGREBE 9/18/2010 7:41AM

    You must be a fun person! Happy to know you at least on Spark!

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ONECOOKIETWO 9/17/2010 1:57AM

    OMG Cari, I don't have time to read this, but I promise I will try when I do.
You nut.

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MAIA2011 9/16/2010 9:47PM

    I choked on a spelling bee, too. I spelled conscience instead of conscious. This is pretty funny in retrospect as I am an amazing speller. Of course, nobody cares. LOL

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PAYANAR 9/16/2010 9:35PM

    I love this list! What a fun blog!

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NIKICOLE2010 9/16/2010 7:48PM

    You are too funny!

I have never tried a spelling bee, you are brave! Thank goodness Gwen Stefani makes it easy for us to remember how to spell bananas now! :)

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Only 7:15 and already a good choice!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My alarm went off this morning at 5:02. Bleh. Wednesday is an early gym day, and today I really didn't want to go. So I hit snooze. But I didn't go back to sleep... instead, I thought about not going to the gym. I would have been awake anyway - just not at the gym. Decided that the same 30 minutes would pass whether I was at the gym or not, so I got up, put on my swim suit, and got in my Wednesday laps.
I feel so good. BAH - the post-workout feeling is amazing!

Already on my way to getting all my water in for the day. Yahoo!
- tons of water
- make tomato sauce tonight
- cook the chicken tonight
- stick to one snack at school
- clean something up when I get home

Toast and egg is ready - have a super day!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 9/15/2010 10:40PM

    One good turn deserves another.

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COOPSM 9/15/2010 8:53PM

    Carrie--love that you got out of bed, even when you didn't want did you do on the water???

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ONECOOKIETWO 9/15/2010 2:06PM

    Thank you, I will!

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PINKCOCONUT 9/15/2010 9:27AM

    Way to go on getting out there!!! You're awesome! Have a great day!

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MASSPEACH 9/15/2010 8:37AM

    Good for you! I was never successful in getting up early for the gym : p

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    YAY! We both got up this morning! I set my alarm and left it in the other room so I would have to get up and go turn it off. I figured that if I was already standing up, I might as well put my shoes on and go! Great job!

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KARVY09 9/15/2010 8:20AM

    You have a great day too!

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LBEEKMA 9/15/2010 7:50AM

    Ok, you are crazy and amazing...I can't even walk straight at that hour...I'd probably drown! But you're right, the afterglow is worth it all...I have to keep reminding myself of this when I have those inner battles about getting to the gym! Have a wonderful Wednesday! emoticon

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MAYGIRL14 9/15/2010 7:30AM

    Great choice!!! What a way to get Wednesday started!

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LAGREBE 9/15/2010 7:25AM

    Well on your way! Have a splendid day!

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