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Thursday, 10/23/14

Thursday, October 23, 2014




Started the day at the gym with the trainer. We first talked about his upcoming trip to Spain and the plans for a "sub" trainer that he's put in place while I did my initial stretching. Then I headed to the treadmill for 10 min. before I endured squats for what seemed like forever. I dislike those so much. Finished with more stretches and then I headed home.

Got through school with the kids easily and then I got busy working on some co-op emails before lunch. The afternoon was spent working on finances and then some errands after dropping Isaac off for his physical therapy.

This evening I'm getting more Sparking done while watching "Property Brothers."

Tomorrow... school, taking Maegann to the teen party at 1, leading an essential oil class at 3 (very small one at a coffee shop) and then Mom's Night Out at 7. It will all be fun though!






BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Today is our 6th weigh-in day and I'm still watching for some stats to be posted. Hard to believe it is almost time to start putting together things for the Winter challenge season. Whew!

  
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BLESSED2BEME 10/24/2014 11:51AM

    emoticon Have a super Friday!

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/24/2014 11:33AM

    Have a great Friday!!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/24/2014 8:49AM

    Yea for getting through the squats - today is my squat day. Sounds like a fun day today - enjoy!

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MSPENCER7 10/23/2014 9:34PM

    Great job! Keep up the exercise and remember consistency is the key.

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NELLIEC 10/23/2014 9:14PM

    I'm glad to hear you got through school with the kids easily. That definitely helps the day go well!

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Wednesday, 10/22/14

Wednesday, October 22, 2014





Have enjoyed a quiet day once again. Unfortunately the "anger" is right on the surface with my son today and it got worse after his counseling session. He never can tell us what they discuss, but we know he must not like it as the anger level seems to intensify afterwards.

I got a couple errands taken care of and worked through the co-op items that came out of the board meeting last night so now I can Spark before heading out for my dinner at Applebees with a girlfriend. Looking forward to that very much.

Tomorrow.... trainer, school with the kids, take Isaac to physical therapy and I think that's it!

  
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AUNTALICE2 10/23/2014 7:09PM

    Therapy is rough. He must be working through a lot of sh*t. Hope you have a wonderful dinner at Applebees!! emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 10/23/2014 10:33AM

    I hope it gets better for him Janet.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/23/2014 10:17AM

    Sorry about the anger from Isaac. Hope that you enjoyed your evening out!

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DONNABRIGHT 10/22/2014 10:17PM

    It is so difficult to deal with anger in children. They have such a hard time putting what they feel into words. I hope tomorrow is a better day for both of you.

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NELLIEC 10/22/2014 7:13PM

    It does seem to be a giveaway that he doesn't like what they discuss in counseling since he is always angry!

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Tuesday, 10/21/14

Tuesday, October 21, 2014




Started the day with the trainer and thankfully he listened to my woes about the muscle strain and we spent the time really stretching and working them. I will admit I get a bit frustrated as it seems like we can't move forward as quickly as we could if it weren't for all this tendonitis, muscle and knee stuff. I am working at being okay with it.

Managed to get school completely done with both kids which has been difficult since co-op began again in September. Thankful! After lunch we ran an errand to Target and then once home I took a long nap. I was so tired and knew I couldn't make it through the board meeting tonight.

Now I'm watching Property Brothers while sparking and next I will head to the kitchen to work on that pizza for supper that was requested before heading out for the night. I know the meeting is going to be a long one.

  
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SHAPEITUP3 10/22/2014 11:53AM

    Hope the injuries heal quickly. I understand the pain literally and also the pain of being frustrated. You seem to handle everything like a pro and it seems like you are in good hands with your trainer.

Enjoy the quiet time!

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/22/2014 11:41AM

    Sorry about the muscle issues. Hope that everything works out! Enjoy your quiet day.

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DOROTHYBERO 10/22/2014 10:05AM

    Hope the meeting went well. Hope you are feeling better - tired and sore muscles is no fun -still struggling with my whip lash.

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LINTPICKER 10/22/2014 5:53AM

    hope everything went well. I am glad you are stretching more to prevent muscle strain.

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NELLIEC 10/21/2014 6:09PM

    I pray the board meeting will be fruitful!

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BLESSED2BEME 10/21/2014 6:06PM

    Board meetings can be long and draining. Hope yours goes well.

I completely relate to the frustration of not moving forward as fast as you want with the training. My ankle is holding me back from so much right now and I have not been disciplined enough with my PT at all. I seriously need to work on this.

Glad you got in that nap. Sleep is so important and quite frankly I'd be happy if I could nap every day.

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Monday, 10/20/14

Monday, October 20, 2014




Very happy this afternoon as we had our first drama/issue free day at homeschool co-op. I will admit it has been emotionally exhausting since we began and that isn't the place I want to be.

I'm procrastinating on getting the few co-op emails done now as I am enjoying Sparking and watching "Property Brothers." Tonight is craft night so a very short time home today.

Tomorrow.... trainer, school with the kids, Board meeting.

  
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BLESSED2BEME 10/21/2014 12:31PM

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DOROTHYBERO 10/21/2014 12:24PM

    Glad it went well today.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/21/2014 12:12PM

    Glad that co-op went smoothly for you! Woo hoo!!!

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DONNABRIGHT 10/21/2014 9:00AM

    So glad you had a drama free day. It can drain the life out of you! It does me.

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AUNTALICE2 10/20/2014 9:37PM

    I enjoy Property Brothers too!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/20/2014 9:01PM

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DIANNEMT 10/20/2014 7:22PM

    Miss you!! I hope things will settle down with the "drama". My girls are all "out"--married or working or college--but finding a job nowadays has its own "drama".

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ANDREWMOM 10/20/2014 7:08PM

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Sunday, 10/19/14

Sunday, October 19, 2014




Had a wonderful visit with my brother and his wife, but the time was way too short. They didn't get here until about 5 on Friday and then had to leave this morning at 5 to drive back to Salt Lake City to catch their flight home. We made the most of our time though.

Friday night we had supper here at the house and then spent time on the patio talking. First night out there with the new patio covering! The lights were installed today which will be very nice during the darker evenings.

Saturday we did a lot of running around and one trip was at Walmart. Thought this was cute of my dad, Tim and my brother all in a row.



Here Maegann and Donna are having a conversation while waiting for the boys to be done.



I did go to Bountiful Basket in the morning and if anyone can tell me what this veggie is I would sure appreciate it.



This afternoon I spent hours getting things ready for co-op tomorrow and some other events that are coming up quickly. Good to be back on top of it all, but didn't plan to spend that much time on it today.

So tomorrow...co-op, a few hours home and then off for craft night.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 10/21/2014 12:25PM

    Gald you enjoyed your family.

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BLESSED2BEME 10/20/2014 12:55PM

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner but that is fennel Janet. We have a 'flyer' we pass through the line at my site when we have an unusual veggie or fruit that tells about it. I'm not a big fan of fennel but you can make some pretty cool stuff with it.

Meagan is looking so grown up these days.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/20/2014 10:06AM

    Glad you had a great weekend!

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/19/2014 11:51PM

    Looks just like fennel images. Thanks Nellie!!

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NELLIEC 10/19/2014 11:32PM

    Jason says it is fennel.

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NELLIEC 10/19/2014 11:13PM

    I have emailed my oldest son who knows a lot about plants to see if he can identify the picture. When he answers I will let you know.

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