Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Highs and Lows


*2 pair of my jeans no longer fit.  They slide right off my hips!  Guess I'll just have to go shopping.

*I got a new book in the mail from an author friend of mine.  I answered a question for him (a long time ago), and he used my paragraph in his book.  Yes!  I have 18 lines of my own words published in a real book!

*I am finally starting to feel normal after my long illness.  I keep saying I am at 97% and holding.  But at least I am up and walking and can actually be my normal self.

*My oldest son made the 6th grade travel basketball team.  He is so excited about this.  He loves basketball, so hopefully this will be a good experience for him!


*My vintage Schwinn bicycle got stolen out of our front yard.  I am really bummed about this :(

*My oldest son's bike also got stolen from our front yard.  Maybe we can find a really good sale on bikes!

*I am feeling better, but now have a wicked sore throat.  I keep ignoring it hoping it will go away on its own.

*After not working out for 2 weeks, I overdid it yesterday and am very sore.  Hopefully that will go away as I continue working out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How to Lose a Week

Last week, I was sick.  Not just sick, but SICK!  I started calling it the death illness.  I spent 6 days in my bed.  I had fevers, chills, body ache, no appetite, headaches, night sweats, and a bad cough!  I got up twice to go to the doctor's office.  You know your sick when the doctor walks into your examination room and says, "You must be really sick.  You never come to see me!"

So after a negative flu swab, four vials of blood, and a chest xray, they finally put me on Augmentin.  I think they were tired of my whining.  That or they were worried about me having a fever for 7 days.  Either way, I am finally starting to feel better.  I have lost 11 pounds and haven't worked out for 12 days.  I don't have that much energy yet.

I do have to say how thankful I am for my husband who did the laundry twice!  And he went to Walmart every day to get stuff we were out of or really needed.  What a great guy!  Here's hoping no one else in the family gets this illness.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A sign of the times

Winter is coming.  It comes every year.  Although it is still September and hot and humid here in Indiana, we all know winter will be here.  The past few years we have been using a wood burning stove in our house.  This means every fall my husband starts cutting and splitting wood and bringing it home in big piles. 

Then we all go out in the back yard and help my husband stack the wood.  And then we wait for fall to end and cold weather.  Then we start hauling the wood inside, cranking up the wood burning stove, and then I get to sweep the floor a few hundred times a day.  But I'm not complaining because our gas heating bill stays very low and we stay very warm!
While we are waiting for winter to arrive, I have also started a countdown to the Duck Dynasty!  The one show my husband and I watch together.  Since Downton Abbey doesn't start until January, this is what I have to look forward to in October.  October 10th Jack!!  In the words of Si Robertson, "it's on like Donkey Kong!!"

Saturday, September 1, 2012


READING ::  The House at Riverton by Kate Morton & Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst.  It's not unusual for me to read two or even three books at a time.

WATCHING ::  Downton Abbey.  One word.  Hooked.  After a friend of mine told me about it, I rented the first two seasons from our library.  January 6, 2013 cannot get here fast enough!

DRINKING :: Coffee with pumpkin spice creamer.  I made myself wait to open it until September 1st. It is so yummy!!

PLANNING :: MOMSnext.  I am the group coordinator for the second year.  So excited to share with a great group of moms!

WISHING :: For fall weather and cooler temperatures.  After a HOT summer, I hope we have a long fall season!

MAKING :: I have been making broccoli salad a lot!  I am in love with it.  Seriously!

CLEANING :: My oven.  It's sad that the smoke alarm goes off when you are preheating your oven. After happening several days in a row, I decided it was time to clean!

NEEDING :: To find some new dinner ideas.  I am in a dinner making funk!  We cannot live off corn dogs, chicken nuggets, and hamburgers alone!

BUYING ::  I want to buy new clothes and new dishes.  I have been pricing Fiestware lately.  A few years ago I bought dishes with my Christmas money and have not really liked them since!  Maybe I will start saving for some new ones!

BAKING ::  I have made two batches of No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.  I think I have eaten all but two small squares of them.  That's why I shouldn't bake!