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Friday, June 29, 2012


1. What's your favorite childhood snack that you still eat as an adult?
~  No idea, I didn't really snack much.  So I'm not totally sure how to answer this.  One thing I absolutely loved as a kid was peanut butter on apple slices!

2.  What food will you not eat the low fat version of?
~  Haha, there's definitely more than one!!  I'm  more into practicing self control of the good foods vs constantly going low fat.

3.  What's your favorite way to cool off during the summer?
~  Peach iced tea and a cold apartment!

4.  What's your favorite summer read?
~  Anything?  I don't have a specific book I read just during the summer.  I'll read anything that looks good.

5.  What are you doing to stay cool during this awful heat?
~  Awful heat??  Oh man, this is a mild summer, haha.  I grew up with 110-120 degree temperature.  To stay cool, I stay hydrated, stick to the shade, and eat lots of fresh fruit!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 3, Complete

Day 1: Kitchen
Day 2: Laundry
Day 3: Bathrooms and all of the above. 
I think I did pretty okay.  Did toilets, front bathroom sink, litter box and swept front bathroom.  I picked all the clothes and towels up in the back bathroom.  Got a hold on laundry, did bedding, cooked meals, and washed all the dishes from today.  I would say I'm fairly content with today's progress.  This was all on top of helping out with my friend's 5 kids downstairs.  She was admitted to the hospital early this morning and had her gallbladder removed this afternoon.  It's 1130 at night and I'm finally getting a chance to rest a little more.  Not sure what I have set as my goal for tomorrow.  Maybe the dining room so we can eat at the table as a family again. 
Growing up, we only ate at the dining room table once, maybe twice a year.  Aside from that, it was the hub or store all for random items and junk.  I seem to have carried on this trait from my childhood.  So as an adult, I have always enjoyed sitting down and actually eating a meal with my little family. 
To some this may seem like some boring post about a housewife actually seeing to her housewife duties.  To me it is something more.  I'm attempting to hold myself accountable and keep track of the progress I make.  I've been pretty happy lately as well.  Maybe my sense of accomplishment, or lack thereof, really does affect my mood!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

In Touch With Reality?

I think so...
Reality has sunk in, mostly.  I've been injured since May 24th.  I saw the orthopedic surgeon this week and he's almost 100% positive it is a torn meniscus.  To what degree, we are still unsure.  I will most likely have an MRI done this week.  My next appointment with the doc is on the 28th. 
I left his office fighting back tears.  There is so much I'd like to do and so much I'm still trying to do.  I have 2 great tennis rackets and now have the ambition and the funds to join a local tennis club.  That will now have to be put on hold.  I wanna do awesome things with my babies this summer, and those plans will have to be temporarily put on hold as well. 
The self pity party started back up again Thursday night at the Toby Keith concert and continued into last night.  No more!  I have decided there is no time better than ever other than now to carry on my weight loss journey.  After all, I started this voyage without clearance to do much physical activity due to my asthma.  After talking to 2 really awesome friends, I've decided to stick with weight watchers through to recovery.  One friend made a very valid point tonight that my recovery will be MUCH easier if I maintain my healthy diet.  So that is just what I'm going to do.  I will still try to be as active as my knee and doctor allow, but I will not break myself worse than I already may be. 
Also, I have about 2 1/2 weeks before my 6 year old returns home from grandma's house.  She brings such joy to my life and I can't wait to have her back.  Needless to say, my housewife skills have been less than stellar over the past few months.  So, I would like to use these 2 1/2 weeks of just having one child to my absolute benefit. 
For the last 2 days in a row, I've picked one larger daily task.  The first day was the kitchen.  I got all the dishes done and decluttered most of the counters, it was definitely an improvement.  When my knee said it was time to quit, I did, and still felt a sense of accomplishment.  Today, my task was to get all caught up on laundry and de-clutter some of the random clothes strung about in my bedroom.  I was folding clothes from about 10/11 am until about 9:30 tonight.  I even made a wonderful steak and potato dinner for the husband, put away all dishes from dinner, and helped out with our 3 year old as best as I could.  Tomorrow I hope to tackle the bathrooms. 
I have clutter everywhere.  I'm ashamed of it and not proud.  I'm a pretty mild hoarder, but also have ADD, so things often get set somewhere and totally forgotten about.  Once I finally find the courage to work on my "organized chaos" I feel overwhelmed and quick to give up.  Not now!  I need this apartment in perfect shape for my Nanner bug to come home.  Also, if I'm going to be on the mend from surgery for 2 weeks to a month, it needs to be in pristine condition then too.  I believe my mother wants to come out to help and the husband may be able to get some time off.  Needless to say, I will be on the mend and unable to do everything on my own.  And it is going to KILL me!  Lastly, we are going to add a new member to our family here in about 5 or so weeks.  No, I'm not pregnant.  We are getting a kitten.  I don't want kitty to feel overwhelmed in his new environment either, nor do I want him hiding or pottying in any random pile he can find. 
So!  With that being said, this is my hoarder confession.  I'd post pictures to show progress, but at the time I'm just not willing to comply (haha).  I might.  But here I am stating my intentions for all to see.  In the past, I have made goals with horrible or nonexistent follow through, and I'm hoping to change. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

5 Question Friday

1.  Would you grow your hair out to donate it?
~ I actually used to do that in high school.  Probably not any more considering it takes a decade for my hair to even grow past my shoulders.  Maybe someday again.

2.  What song makes you think of summer?
~ You know, I've never really thought about it.  I would say "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock.

3.  Are you a flip flop or sandals kind of person?
~ Well, I am from California.. Definitely flip flops.

4.  Favorite summer treat?
~ Call me crazy here, watermelon.  I'm not overly huge on snow cones or much of anything like that.  But I can definitely eat watermelon and cherries all day long in the summer.

5.  Do you do something special for the father of your children?
~ To be honest, not really.  I don't care too much for Mother's Day, and he doesn't care much for Father's Day.  The kids on the other hand, they love to tell him "happy Father's Day" and get little things for him.  Frankly, I think it should be up to the kids to do the little things for the parents on those days.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

5 Question Friday!

1. Did you do anything special for your kids on the last day of school? Or did you parents do anything special for you?
~ Shannon's last day of school was also her Kindergarten graduation.  She got to go play at her grandparents and got a special lunch.  I would like to do something every year though.  I think it would be fun.  I also used to get certain price amounts for whether I got A's or B's. 

2. What's your favorite summer tradition with your children?
~ I don't have one.  I need to start one! 

3. What was your favorite thing to do during the summer as a kid?
~ Sleep in!  No joke.  Got to stay up late and sleep in, it was glorious. 

4. How old were you when you were married? Were you a Bridezilla?
~ I got married at 18.  Nope, I wasn't.. One must have a wedding or be a bride in order to be a Bridezilla.

5. What is your favorite girl name? (I'm needing suggestions.)
~ I love Shannon and Erin.  I had 2 girls and used my 2 favorite girl names. 

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