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Sunday, 7/27/14

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today has been another fun day. Worship was very good. Great sermon on prayer presented through a fabulous skit by two of the pastors. After class we stopped at Taco Time for lunch and then came home to change clothes and head to the County Fair. Only downer was we forgot our water bottles and weren't about to pay $4 for a small bottle!

We enjoyed seeing the goats especially as we all do miss those animals. We petted on them for a long time!

We wandered through the sleepy pig area (they were all either sleeping or lying there snorting) before heading through the poultry and cows on our way to the entertainment stage.

We enjoyed the magician that was performing. He is quite silly and does cater to the children very well.

We then wandered through the indoor expo center and I talked with the ladies running the doTerra booth and was fun seeing how simple it was as I'm putting ideas together for mine next month. I also saw Terri from bible study (She is the grandma who raised Shea McClellin who is a linebacker for the Chicago Bears.) and visited with her for a little bit. A sweet lady.

We then headed to the carnival area so Isaac could enjoy a few rides. Maegann didn't want to go on anything. She just doesn't enjoy that type of stuff. You can find Isaac by looking for the long, brown legs. LOL

We then walked back to the van instead of waiting endlessly on the hot sidewalk for the bus to take us to the parking area. We stopped at a fast-food place and bought one large glass of ice water and shared it and got many free refills. We were all dehyrdated! We then went to a convenience store on the way home and bought iced tea.

Once home I got the Tracfone service days purchased (that was a job since I needed to get them a new credit card #) and then headed upstairs for a nap. I got a solid hour! After supper (leftovers) I got a return ready to mail and some doTerra info ready to mail to a SP friend and then got the bills paid and the finances caught up on the computer and now I'm Sparking before I dig into my notes and papers from the doTerra conference yesterday.

Tomorrow... school, library, bank, post office (thankfully those last 3 are all within one block) and then nothing on the schedule. Planning to get some Wii Fit time as I've got to get formal, planned fitness back on track again.

BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Can't believe we just finished our 6th weigh-in out of 10! I need to start thinking about getting things ready for the Fall sign-up! Yikes! for the weigh-in we dropped back to the 10th place (out of 13 teams) for the week, but as we had about 5 or 6 not show-up for various reasons I thought that was a decent finish. We did drop in cardio but came up in strength placement. A great week once again team Emerald!

5% Challenge - Team Daisy: Weighed in with a zero yesterday for the week which I was thankful for coming off of the program I've been doing since October. Time for adjustments! This week besides the usual fitness and trying to lose or maintain weight we are to find 10 minutes a day (at least) for personal happiness. This is good for me as I've been very bad about putting myself first for awhile. This weekend I've done well with the all-day doTerra oils conference and today I took an hour-long nap!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/28/2014 8:18AM

    Sounds wonderful

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/28/2014 8:17AM

    Sounds and looks like a fun day. Here's to a great week!

(BTW, I can't wait to get my info from you!)

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    Sounds like a fun day!

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NELLIEC 7/27/2014 11:08PM

    I can sympathize with Maegann since I am not too crazy about most carnival rides.

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Saturday, 7/26/14

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today was like a mini-vacation for me and I enjoyed every minute of it. Rarely do I get a full day away by myself without any responsibilities. The doTerra conference was very good and so much information to take in. I also enjoyed lunch with my sponsor who is also a friend from homeschool co-op. Afterwards I went over to another team members place to borrow some items for the booth I'll be doing in August. They offered some great thoughts on what to take and plan for which was very helpful.

Got home in time tonight for family movie night (Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars) and it was a cute family movie. Sometimes you get lucky on a blind choice! LOL

Tomorrow will be church, lunch and then it is off to the County Fair for a few hours. Fun times!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/28/2014 8:15AM


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DLITE719 7/27/2014 12:01PM

    You deserve more days to yourself. Glad you had the opportunity.

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CARRIE1948 7/27/2014 9:12AM

    Sounds like a lovely day

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LINTPICKER 7/27/2014 8:22AM

    mini vacations can be as relaxing as larger vacations! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/27/2014 7:34AM

    I'm glad that you had a great time at the conference. Have a great Sunday!

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    It is nice you were able to have time for yourself and fun times with your family!

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NELLIEC 7/27/2014 12:34AM

    I think it is great you got a day to yourself!!!

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RENATA144 7/26/2014 11:17PM

  I am so happy that you are having such a wonderful summer !
May your blessings continue.
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Friday, 7/25/14

Friday, July 25, 2014

We made it through swim lessons for this summer!!! All the different classes and teachers played a fun game of water polo together.

Maegann passed her level and it was one the instructor told them the first day is the toughest class to pass so nobody expected to make it through. After the way it began (in tears because it was so hard) she ended so happy and absolutely charmed by her teacher Preston. Isaac needs to retake his level which is not surprising as he has never passed any level other than mom/tot swim because he has a thing about the back float or back stroke. He just doesn't like the way the water gets in his nose. It's mostly an autism sensory thing for him. We've passed him along to this point, but there's no way he can go to the next class without pushing past that feeling. I told him even if he's done now it is okay. He knows how to swim, can go to the deep water to dive and that's the most important thing. All these other strokes are not.

After lunch we headed to the YMCA to swim. I had to stay with Dakota (the autistic 6 yr old that Maegann watches each week) the entire time due to age requirements. I was okay with that, but goodness did I get a workout! Climbing those steps to the waterslide about 15 times... manuevering the "not-so-lazy" river (no tubes to float it) for a very long part of our two hour stay... and resistance work on the arms/shoulders as I had to hang onto a chunky, slippery boy down that fast and twisty slide. It was a lot of fun though.

Tonight I went for my Bountiful Basket so my morning would be free tomorrow as I need to head to Boise about 9:15 for an all day doTerra conference. Looking forward to a day away by myself. Afterwards (it's over about 5) I'm going to one of my upline's to borrow some items for the booth I'm doing next month.

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LINTPICKER 7/26/2014 9:45AM

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CARRIE1948 7/26/2014 8:52AM

    Sounds like it was fun, though

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/26/2014 8:41AM

    Sounds like you had a fun time at the Y! Congrats on Maegann passing on to the next level! That is great! Enjoy your day today. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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NELLIEC 7/26/2014 12:01AM

    Wow, you DID get a workout!

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Thursday, 7/24/14

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Enjoying a much quieter day. Here's the quick recap:

*slept in a little
*swim lessons
*quick trip to Walmart (had to get another item for dad)
*watched MasterChef online while Sparking
*checked email
*6 loads of laundry (Replacement part came and washer is working great!)

Swim lessons were cold today as it was barely 66 degrees at 11:30 a.m. We've had high 90s and 100s for a month so the change felt cold. Back up in the higher numbers tomorrow for the final day of class.

I also helped the hubby get the measurements for the yard shed. He's getting closer to that cement slab getting put in place!

Tomorrow: School and my Saturday cleaning chores since I'll be gone on Saturday for a doTerra event all day long.

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BLESSED2BEME 7/25/2014 1:46PM

    Busy, busy, busy but always so organized and ready for anything. Thanks for continuing to inspire me Janet.

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DOROTHYBERO 7/25/2014 8:10AM


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CARRIE1948 7/25/2014 7:24AM

    How do you like the EOs?

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TINATC26 7/25/2014 5:56AM

    That pool looks so inviting!! Only you would call a day that includes 6 different activities (one of which is SIX loads of laundry!) "calm," Janet!! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/24/2014 9:07PM

    I'm glad that today was much calmer!

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PENNYPEARLS 7/24/2014 7:58PM

    Wow! You are able to accomplish a lot. We have a shed and it is nice to have the extra space. emoticon

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Wednesday, 7/23/14

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today is one of those days that just totally has a mind all it's own and I hung on for the ride! Here's the quick rundown:

*Took dad to the eye doctor for a recheck. Good new lenses needed.
*Two quick stops on the way home.
*10 minutes home before taking the kids to swim lessons.
*Taco Time for lunch with the kids.
*Shopping at Walmart as dad needed a couple items so I tacked groceries onto the trip.
*Stopped at Assisted Living to deliver dad's items.
*Home to throw dinner together as we had to eat by 5 p.m.
*Took Isaac to counseling at 5:45.
*Took Maegann back to a different Walmart to get the sheets she wanted to go with the comforter she bought earlier.
*Home and checking email/Spark at 9:00 p.m.

To say I'm tired and ready to crash is an understatement! LOL

Tomorrow.... nothing on the list other than swim lessons to take us out of the house. Yeah!!!!! We will get a full day of school done and I can catch up on laundry and cleaning. Just breathing a sigh of relief that I can be home.

BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Tomorrow is our 6th weigh-in! Go Emeralds!

Wii Fit: Planning to get this fired up tomorrow. Now that I'm off the program that required lower exercise I have to step it up!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/24/2014 10:55AM


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CARRIE1948 7/24/2014 9:23AM

    Glad you'll have a day with less driving

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/24/2014 8:29AM

    And I thought that my day was crazy yesterday! You got me beat! Hope that your Thursday stays calmer.

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DONNABRIGHT 7/24/2014 7:10AM

    Don't forget to take care of you!

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TINATC26 7/24/2014 6:13AM

    Yikes, what a day! I hope you rested well my friend...

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NELLIEC 7/23/2014 11:53PM

    Wow, I bet you are ready to crash!

I pray for deep peaceful sleep for you!

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