Friday, December 19, 2014

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone. I cannot believe that Christmas is next week. Here is what is going on around here.

1) Yesterday was Clark's holiday program at school. It was so sweet and adorable. Clark was really into the singing and dancing which surprised me.

2) Yesterday after the program my DH took me to the ER. I have been having swelling and pain in my left leg and we were afraid it was a blood clot. Well we were right but luckily it was not DVT but a "superficial" clot. I am treating it with warm compresses and aspirin.

3) I really need to take better care of myself. I am only 38 and should not be having these issues already.

4) Today was Clark's last day of school for 2 weeks. I am looking forward to not having to rush in the morning and not having to pack a lunch and snacks everyday.

5) I have faced facts and Clark will not be getting his hand knit gifts this year for Christmas. I am trying not to be upset because he has plenty of other gifts but I hate breaking tradition.

Here are some pictures from the week:

When the boys are away mama will have baguette and brie for dinner

Amazon used this big box to ship a gift card. Way to be environmentally responsible.

My little Rudolph

Knitting in the emergency room

I really need to remember this

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Advent Days 8-14

This day was canceled due to some major misbehavior

 Eating ice cream before breakfast is always fun

No camp out is complete without s'mores

Day #13 was a car trip with Daddy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Five on Friday

So another two weeks have gone by between posts. Again, not much is going on around here so I am struggling to come up with things to talk about. 

1) The conversations between the kids at the bus stop are hilarious. The Monday after Thanksgiving a couple of the older kids were discussing the one boy’s dad pulling the guts out of the turkey. “It was so totally GROSS” was the comment.

2) Clark is really into Christmas this year. He is watching Caillou’s Holiday Movie over and over and keeps singing the songs they will be performing at their holiday program. It is adorable.

3) I have been dealing with some major anxiety issues lately. I have been literally making myself sick. Part of my knows this is ridiculous and everything will be ok but the other part is still worrying. It stinks to be in a constant battle in your own mind.

4) I am looking forward to 2015. I know that if you want to make changes you shouldn’t wait (yada yada yada) but I love a shiny new year.  I am making some concrete plans for things I want to accomplish and I am getting ready to put them into action.

5) Some of these changes scare the heck out of me. They will push me way out of my comfort zone. Again, part of me knows this is a good thing but it is scary all the same. There goes that internal battle again!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

November Fitness Check In

Another month means another fitness check in. November was a rough month. I have a very difficult time with the falling back time change and the lack of light that follows. 

Fitness: I only managed to work out for 264 minutes out of a goal of 600 minutes. Again it was a rough month and I had a hard time dragging my butt out of bed.

Food: again this is my biggest obstacle. I seem to be ok when I am at work because I am limited to what I bring but once I am home it is a free for all. There was also a lot of ice cream and cheesecake consumed this month because of anniversary, birthday and Thanksgiving celebrations.

Weight: I gained .03lbs for the month. Considering how bad I ate and the fact that I did not work out much I am happy with this number. I lost an inch off of my thighs and the rest of my measurements stayed the same. 

I hoping that December will be better but with the holidays you never know. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

Books Read: November 2014

Well it is official – I will not read 52 books this year (again). I am ok with failing on this goal (again) but I do hope to read more books than I did in 2013. Since I read 45 books last year and I am now reading book #44 for this year this should be achievable. Of course I have not read a page for two days so I will need to get moving. In November I did manage to complete three books.

1) Rescue by Anita Shreve: when Peter – a paramedic – pulls Sheila from a car wreck he manages to fall in love with her. Sheila ends up pregnant and as her past catches up with her she eventual leaves Peter and their young daughter. Now after 18 years she maybe the only person Peter can find who can reach their daughter who is going down a bad path. 

2) Shelter Me by Juliette Fay: Janie LaMarche is adjusting to her new role of widow with two kids when one day a builder arrives to start the porch her husband bought her as a gift before his tragic death. As the porch comes together she works through her grief with an assorted cast of characters – including the builder who has some secrets of his own.

3)Home Again by Kristin Hannah: Angel DeMarco is a huge star whose hard partying ways have ruined his heart. Now he is back home in Seattle after 17 years and his cardiologist is the woman he left behind all those years ago. Now he must face her, the daughter he didn’t know he had and his perfect brother who also happens to be a priest.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Five on Friday

So I skipped the update last week and I am still having a hard time coming up with 5 things to discuss. I guess this is a good thing since it means things are pretty calm and easy.

1) On the 16th my DH turned 50. I am officially married to an old man!

2) On Tuesday I helped with the Thanksgiving Feast at Clark's school. He loves having me there and it makes me feel good to see how happy it makes him.

3) We had a very nice Thanksgiving yesterday. Unfortunately my dad had to work at 4pm so he did not get to go to my SIL's brother's house for their dinner.

4) I think it is ridiculous that these stupid sales start on Thursday. Why can't these crazies wait another 12 hours for the stores to open at 4am?

5) Monday is December 1st which means it is time to start our annual Advent activities. I love that Clark gets so excited to do this but it is a lot of work.

Here are some pictures from the last two weeks.

The best day of the year at my office - Pie Extravaganza!

 Is it November or January?

I really need to remember this

Making cheesecake for Daddy's birthday

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Going out for pancakes

Gobble Gobble!

This is my brother's puppy Levi. I want to steal him every time