It was a snowy day all yesterday so once we were home I cuddled on the couch with the kids before making dinner. DH was running late so I fed the kids as soon as I could then got them in the tub. Thankfully it seems like L is finally over her screaming about rinsing her hair. It took forever to get her to realize looking up keeps the water out of her eyes. L was in bed by 7:30 and B was in bed by 8:00. They’ve been so tired lately. Once they were in bed I cleaned the house and recycled. Oh and laid on the chair here and there. No official exercise and I didn’t get to bed quite as early as I should have.
We got about 2 inches of snow at our house last night and the roads were crap. Not crap enough to justify the moron driving 18mph onto the interstate, I passed him as quick as I could. We are going out for dinner tonight as a family, this hasn’t happened in about 6 months or so so I’m really excited. We’re trying a local pizza place that offers GF crust and I have the calories planned so it shouldn’t throw me off. Just no wine or beer if I want 3 pieces of pizza. Once we get home I’ll clean the floors and then head to bed.
Saturday we may have a play group at McD’s, it depends on if anyone says they’ll show up. I’m also meeting S for dinner and drinks since we need to reconnect and she needs a break with tax season not at an end yet. It will be fun. Other than that the weekend should be a nice one and I have some chores to take care of around the house so that will be a good filler. My main goal is to keep on track with my food and get some exercise back into my routine.
I had a pretty good weekend though diet wise things didn’t go so well. I have a recurring theme here that needs to be broken. Friday DH picked the kids up and once we were all home we headed to Audrey’s Pizza Oven. It was really good and nice to get out of the house, plus we beat the rush. Once home we played a couple board games with the kids then it was off to bed with them and I cleaned the floors.
Saturday the kids were both up at 6:40. I felt rested enough so I got up with them and cuddled for a bit before starting breakfast. DH had the day off and I felt bad for not planning anything fun for the day, not sure why. We had a play group at McD’s then the kids napped and I read. It was nice out so once they were up we headed outside for awhile. DH took his bike for a quick ride around the neighborhood and I raked some leaves from the back yard. I also started cooking chicken fajitas for the family and had them simmering on the stove top. Right before I was ready to leave to meet S for dinner DH informed me water had leaked into the garage. We had water damage (not terrible) on the drywall so he climbed up on the roof to see if he could figure it out. I couldn’t leave him up there with two little kids running around excited about the ladder so I was late meeting S. We think it happened from water building up in the gutters and leaking through but we aren’t sure what the cause was. I met S for dinner at Starky’s and they have a GF menu so that was really nice. We ate way too much finishing the meal with a dessert but it was so good. We then went to Plonk for another glass of wine and some cheese. We headed home around 10:30 and I felt cruddy from being over stuffed but that was my own fault.
Sunday B was up at 6:40 again, I got him settled with some Clone Wars and chocolate milk then went back to bed. I didn’t sleep much after that but pretended it was doing me good. Once we were all dressed for the day we went to REI and got B another rain coat and hiking shoes for both kids. I wanted to try some clothes on but the kids were out of control, as always in REI, so we headed home. We took a walk then had lunch and naps. I was tired and fell asleep with B while DH went for a motorcycle ride. The rest of the day consisted of laundry and making spring rolls for dinner then we went to N’s so the kids could play. M flew back early in the morning so they needed some distraction and we were happy to provide that. After dinner I read to the kids for quite awhile then read my own book. I wasn’t in the mood to exercise, I should have, so I enjoyed a glass of wine with my book before heading to bed.
DH has pink eye so I guess my chance of getting it isn’t gone yet, bah! He’s home today and hopefully will be better soon. He started eye drops last night because N gave him hers, UC said if he needed more to call in and they’d call in a prescription, poor guy. Tonight I have some salad dinners planned to use up food that will go bad otherwise. I’m also going to get a kickboxing workout in, I’m feeling better and no longer have an excuse to stay lazy.
I’m expecting AF to show up and feel like I’m still in the dark with what my body is doing. Since Friday’s were my normal (last 19 years of my life normal) start day I naturally expected it this weekend but I think my body has shifted on me. Today or tomorrow should be my normal 28 day cycle so here’s hoping.
DH picked the kids up so I ran to Rosauer’s to get my grocery items. I found some items there that were new to me but didn’t find a couple things I needed. Guess I’ll be swinging by my old standby toward the end of the week. Once home we headed inside so I could put groceries away and start dinner. I planned to use up items so they wouldn’t go bad and thankfully the kids liked the food. It was a cold salad dinner but went over well enough. I wasn’t terribly impressed with it but it worked for the night. L was at the table for over an hour taking her time eating so it was straight to bed for her and then B went to bed after finishing The Emperor’s New Groove. When I walked into the room to put B to bed I could smell that L had a ripe diaper, figured. I got in 40 min of kickboxing then watched some TV with DH before heading to bed.
Tonight we’re having chili spaghetti for dinner and I’m going to do a STEP workout. I should pay bills and try to take care of a few things around the house but we’ll see if I’m up to it. I was really disappointed to not see a drop in my weight this morning and I’m feeling unmotivated to work on my weight loss. To boost my motivation and focus I have planned out my exercise for the next month plus I’m going to write down my calorie intake each day and my calorie burn. I hope this will keep me focused and away from snacks, my number one downfall especially tied to my over indulgence during the weekends. I’m also bringing back the double workouts once a week, it will mostly be on weekends since that’s when I have time but hopefully it will kick start my weight loss. I have 20 pounds I’d like to drop and there’s no better time to start seriously trying again.
We had a beautiful day yesterday, the sun was shining and warm and the wind was mostly quiet so we enjoyed the taste of spring. The kids played with N’s girls and we chatted a bit longer than I had planned because it was 6:15 by the time I got home to make dinner, oops. I threw together a quick dinner and that threw me off with calories, 1823 was my total and I was not happy about that. After dinner we did baths and then bed for L. Right before we put B to bed L came out saying she had to potty so she sat and pooped in the potty. We were so proud of her and celebrated accordingly, I hope she sticks to this. Once both kids were in bed I did a STEP/weights workout and pushed myself to burn at least 300 calories so I was happy to stop once I hit 326. I had plenty of energy so I watered the plants, paid bills, and started DH’s books. It’s nice to be productive.
I was happy to see the scale down a pound but I’m thinking that may be tied into water weight, either way I’ll take it. My food is planned for the day and all should go well there. My legs are sore but I’ll either do Yoga or a lighter cardio workout and hopefully I’ll be able to wrap up the books tonight. DH is picking me up to sign the paperwork for the loan this afternoon. I’m ready for this to be finalized so we can start getting the building ready. This just made me think of my favorite quote by Willy Wanka, “The suspense is killing me, I hope it will last.” That always makes me smile.
I thought AF was showing up but there's been nothing today and it didn't progress from spotting yesterday. Maybe my body is trying to get back to it's "start on Friday" routine. Here I thought I was done with the guessing game.
Work has been crazy busy, at least it hasn’t been in a bad way and I hope it makes today go quickly. Let’s see, Wednesday night DH picked the kids up again so I ran to the grocery store to try to get the last things I needed for our Chinese Dinner on Saturday. I still didn’t find any ground pork that didn’t contain MSG or other things I didn’t want. How hard is it to have plain ground pork available? Once I got home DH and the kids were playing in the back yard with N and her girls. We were out there for a bit then went inside for the kids to play more. L said she had to go potty and I didn’t think to help her so she peed all over the back of her dress. Melt down city hit when I took it off of her, because hello it’s covered in pee, and she wanted to still wear it. After lots of tears I finally coerced her to pick out another outfit to wear. She wound up in her black tights and a white t-shirt, at 2 she could pull it off. Once N and the girls left I started dinner and we tried to get the kids to bed early. L would not fall asleep and stayed up past 9 but B went to bed easily. I look forward to when they both go to bed easily, not that I really have much of a struggle as is so I better not complain. I did a kickboxing and weights workout and did OK with calories.
Thursday was a day full of meetings and my annoyance for PM’s around here increased. They have no idea what they’re talking about and it’s embarrassing for them but they’re so clueless they don’t even realize it. I was supposed to meet with C for lunch and when I was done with my meetings early at 11 so I texted her to let her know. Turns out she couldn’t make it but never bothered to let me know or even give the “I forgot and I’m so sorry”. I made it clear was didn’t appreciate the lack of communication and she threw out attitude about spending the time with her son and it’s been a busy week and those do happen. Really? I never had busy weeks. I explained to her that it had nothing to do with her spending time with her son but he being flaky for the past several months and not letting me know as soon as she knew she couldn’t make it. I also told her I knew who she had been spending all of her time with and it wasn’t her son. She acknowledged what I was saying to an extent but I’m just over it all. DH said I should just stop talking to her. Part of me wants that because I’m at my end but I also don’t want to drop a friend. I think right now some silence from my end is the best approach. Thankfully I expected her to flak so I had brought a backup lunch. I wound up working through lunch and stopped by the Coop where I finally found some ground pork. 3rd time was the charm. I picked the kids up early and they’ve been tired so we snuggled and watched a movie then I called my mom and chatted while I made dinner. After baths I chased the kids around with a dinosaur head then L went to bed. B played Sports Resort and I started cleaning the house. Once L hit her third time of coming out of the room I put her in the PnP so she could fall asleep. Once B was in bed I got in a 30 min Hiit workout and cleaned the bathroom before heading to bed.
It was so hard to get up this morning so I’m hoping for an early to bed night. I need to clean the floors and make almond cookies for dinner on Saturday. And of course I’ll get in some yoga tonight. Tomorrow I’m taking the day off from exercise. I need to get the oil changed in the morning then possibly swing to Target to get a few things we’re running low on. I’ll spend most of the day preparing egg rolls and the other Chinese dishes for dinner, I’m so excited. N and her kids, M has to work, are coming over for dinner and we’ll have a nice night hanging out with them. No plans for Sunday but I should work on a few things around the house since I feel good. I am planning to get a double workout in for the day, a run and something else based on cardio is the plan.
B is trying very hard to be a big boy so he can go to Kindergarten. He’s decided that he’s going to wipe his own bum. This is great since he hasn’t wanted to try up to this point. We did have a little issue with it last night. He must not have wiped well enough because once he got in the tub things loosened and we had to drain the poopy water and start over. I just told him we needed to double check that he got it all. He was also asked by Hanna at DC if he would marry her. His response was “No because I’m going to marry Kailey”. At least we know that is mutual. L is so funny because she’ll look at me and say “I love you too Mommy” even when I haven’t said it. I love it though and am glad she knows I’m always loving her.
Calorie intake has been 1368 and 1400 the last two days with a 300 and 226 calorie burn with my cardio. To me this seems like I should be having some weight loss but no today I was up from the past two mornings by 1/2 a pound. I'm a bit frustrated so today I'm aiming for a 1200 range calorie intake. I am going to try to plan out my food intake for Saturday since it's going to be a splurge day but I still need to keep it under control. Sunday will have to be another low calorie day and hopefully I can at least maintain if not lose. Wish me luck.
This week has been busy, good busy so that’s a plus. Last weekend didn’t quite turn out how I had planned. Friday I had a normal night and finished cleaning the house while I got in a Hiit workout. N said she was going to bring almond cookies so I didn’t make any. Saturday L woke up really stuffy and then she told me her ear was hurting so once we were all ready to go we took her to UC. She had an ear infection so we picked up the prescription then headed home. K came over to play for awhile before lunch and it was nice that the kids were happily busy while I had a little bit of time to myself. I made egg rolls and worked on little things around the house then took a nap with B, it was necessary. I got up when I heard L get up and had 2 messages on my phone. The first was from N saying they had to cancel because T has pink eye. This didn’t change our dinner plans it just meant I had a lot of extra egg rolls. The other was my mom and she told me my grandma had a minor stroke. She had called a friend and when she tried to talk only jumbled sounds came out, it lasted about 30 min and she didn’t think much about it at the time but of course it’s a classic symptom of stroke. This has her concerned about living on her own so it sounds like she’s going to sell the house and move into an assisted living place located in Miles City. She grew up in the house and raised her 10 kids in the house so I imagine it will be hard to say goodbye. My uncle D talked about buying it a year ago and it would be nice to see it stay in the family. I wouldn’t want it, the place is haunted and I don’t need constant noises keeping me on edge. This also means we’ll be doing the additional 45 miles trek, one way, to visit her whenever we go home. It won’t be bad. Once DH was home on Saturday I made the Chinese dinner and drank enough wine to give myself a buzz. L was acting up, this has been a common theme the past couple weeks and I assume it’s an age thing, so she was sent to bed early but B wanted to go for a walk. I pulled him in the wagon and we did a good 30 min walk and I showed him roughly where I run. That was the sum of my day for the most part.
Sunday we started the day at Target to get a few necessities and some b-day presents then played outside for a bit. It was the same nice in the morning cruddy in the afternoon weather. We did dye Easter eggs and B dipped his hands in the water as much as the eggs so by the end of it he had blue hands (that would not scrub clean) and wrinkly fingers. My day was primarily laundry, raking part of the yard, and weeding. Very thrilling, I know. Work has kept me busy and I earned my black boots when I was called a wiring n@zi. It was from a guy I get along with and said in jest but he apparently got his first taste of me sticking to my guns with our policies and not backing down. C has called twice this week to try to get together for lunch but both days I was busy and really not in the mood to do lunch anyways. I know I’m being immature and I don’t really care. We had a weird snow storm start around 6:15 that had thunder and lightning, resulted in a couple inches that are still on the ground, got to lot spring storms. Last night we had wine club at my house and it was a blast. We did the cheap vs. steep blind taste and 6 ladies joined me. I found I tend to prefer to cheap wine and all but 1 bottle was pretty good. I did have a bit too much to drink though thankfully I’m not in too bad of shape today. DH was ready for some action once everyone left and I had been done with AF, the longest heaviest AF I can ever remember, but after dtd AF came back. What in the world?!? I’m not happy about it, when will this body of mine get back to normal?
Tonight we are going to S’s house for dinner and to help decorate A’s cake. I’m tired and will probably try to keep it an early night. I hope to get a short exercise in and I need to pack for the weekend. Saturday we have A’s party at 11 then we’ll hit the road for RL. If I can I’ll try to get a run in, if nothing else a Hiit workout would be good. I’m not very excited about the trip but there’s no reason why it won’t be enjoyable. I think I’m just tired so I need to get some necessary rest so I can be a bit more chipper.
This week has been so/so with food and really good with exercise. There has been a little bit of a loss but I’m worried with this weekend that it could get all screwed up, like usual. I’m going to do my best to stay on track and watch what I eat and keep the portion sizes small.
I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off this week. Work has been crazy and life in general has just had a lot to do. Friday we had dinner, GF pizza from another local restaurant, at S & G’s house and mostly visited then decorated the cake. It turned out really nice though we did have some issues making the mountains not look like piles of poop. We did leave until much later than I had planned and the kids weren’t in bed until 10. I was feeling stressed and rushed because I still had to pack and felt the need to clean up a little while I was at it. DH did help me out and it relieved my stress but it didn’t get me to bed at a decent hour.
Saturday we were up and at it right away, no messing around. Once things were packed we headed to the mall so I could have my ring checked then we went to Fuddrucker’s for the party. It was a great place for the kids to play and sneak in some lunch while there. When I ordered my salad I asked the girl if it came with croutons and she checked and it didn’t. But it did come with a huge piece of bread right on top of the salad so I had to throw part of it away, I wasn’t pleased. Our piece of crap Toyota (will never buy another one after these annoyances) decided the automatic door would stop working so now we have to man-handle it closed. I’m not happy. We were on the road at 1:30 and I called MIL to let her know and she asked if we wanted lunch when we got there at 4. Lunch? Really? I told her we had lunch already and she said well sometimes weekends push schedules off. I replied with not when you have a 2 and 4 year old. I should have known things were going to be rough at this point. We had a nice drive and it was great seeing the family. I wasn’t happy that T was given one of the bedrooms while DH and I (along with the kids) were put in the den on the hide-a-bed. Does a middle school-er really deserve a bed over two adults? Can they scream T is our favorite any louder? We also didn’t have any sheets on the bed so I had to use the ones we brought with our air mattress. Around 6 L was looking for food but apparently in the IL’s world 6 is just after lunch so of course there wasn’t any food for them until 7:30 and we didn’t eat until 9. Yes that’s right, 9! The kids got to bed late and it was a struggle to get them down, not surprising since we could hear everyone walking around. I slept horrible and was very crabby with DH about it.
Sunday L woke at 6 saying she was scared, it was really dark since we put pillows in the windows, and B was up for good at 7 so I snuck him upstairs. He was excited about all of the hidden eggs and kept finding them, we’d re-hide them for L. I did bring his basket up and he went through it and had a great morning. Once L was up she went through her basket and found all of her eggs opening them all right away. After breakfast we got ready for church and the kids were pretty good at church, it got to be a bit long and I was happy once it was over. We picked up a latte for me then took the kids to the Nature Center to see the animals. All of the animals are unable to be in the wild so it’s fun to see the birds of prey, bears, fox, etc. The kids had a great time. We then went home and after the egg hunt they played outside most of the day. It was great being able to let them run and play without watching them. Large yards and being in the country have advantages. Nap time was a little version of hell. I was exhausted and so were the kids. At one point they started mocking me and all I could do was cry, it was pitiful. Eventually I got on B enough that he was scared to move but L was full of spitfire. She told B she was going to kick him in the face and I made her go get her dad so he could deal with her. At 4 DH woke me up to take me to get a latte and that’s when I just unloaded all of my frustration with eating so late and making us sleep on the hide-a-bed. I expressed I was not happy that I had to give up my bed last time they stayed with us and then I’m forced to be on a crappy pull-out. Things didn’t get any better when the coffee hut had closed early, *****es! Easter dinner was nice and I hadn’t helped with anything up to that point, I felt bad but K was helping a lot. I did do dishes afterwards since J’s family left that night. I slept a little better so Monday was an easier day. We were up early and didn’t dilly dally around much. I explained to MIL that we had a busy day so no comments about us leaving too early, thankfully. We stopped at McD’s so the kids could get lunch and DH and I had snacks from the car. Once in Bzmn we did our Costco shopping then headed home where I did laundry, cleaned a bit, and made dinner. E (DH’s business partner) was in town to sign paperwork and get started on the new store so I knew I had some extra company. The kids were in bed early so I went for a run and it felt fantastic. I started out running faster than normal and when I pushed through a couple burns I was able to end it with a strong push at the end. I was so happy to have such a great run plus I didn’t stop at all. E and T (the guy helping E paint, remove carpet, etc) showed up as I was getting home and we had a nice evening.
Tuesday we were back to the grind, which I was happy with, and then DC texted saying it looked like B may have pink eye. I finished up what I had to do at work then left to get B and made an appointment for the doctor. He was pumped that I picked him up and after lunch and some food prep we went to the doctor. He has a virus that is causing his sinus issues and the slight inflammation in his eyes, she said to just watch his eyes and base him being at DC on that. We did stop at the store to get a few items then headed home where I made granola bars. After we got L the kids played outside for awhile and then we had a normal night. Since E and T have been staying with us all week I haven’t gotten any exercise in at all. The kids have been getting to bed a little later than I would like and last night it snowed, snowing again right now, so it wasn’t ideal for running. I’ve also been feeling lazy and enjoying a glass of wine here and there (not conducive for exercising) so it’s not like I’ve been trying hard either.
Tonight I have to clean the house and I’m sure I won’t have time to exercise. E and T will be with us again tonight, I have no idea when this will end, so the floors probably won’t get done. If I can at least get the living room dusted before they all get home the rest will be easy and fairly non-intrusive. Saturday I’ll get the floors cleaned and start laundry then we have R’s 2-year birthday party at 4. Sunday we don’t have any plans so I don’t know if I’ll be able to catch up on things around the house or if DH will want to do some work on the store. I’ll just go with the flow I guess.
DC told me about some cute things B has said. He’s told them that we don’t get tornadoes here because they trip over the mountains, I thought that was a pretty cute way to think about it. He also told them that God lives in Kansas. When they asked what God does in Kansas he just pointed his finger around like they were drum sticks, not sure what that means. T pointed out a good description of L, when she’s talking and excited about something she talks with a big grin on her face. It’s so sweet.
We had a rough start to our weekend. The kids feed off each other with bad behavior and neither one would listen to me or do what they were supposed to do. It resulted in me yelling at them and making them sit in the corner until dinner time. My sensitive boy cried a lot and L could give a crap, it was exhausting. I was able to get everything but part of the floors cleaned and went to bed at a decent hour. Saturday E was out the door before we got up and the kids sorta slept in a bit. I made breakfast then DH headed to help at the store for a bit before going to work. I finished the floors and put snow pants on the kids so they could play outside for a bit. Our 3 inches of snow made it look like it was December outside. I was on backup to whip together a cake since I checked in with N and her cakes were collapsing. I figured I’d see if she needed anything since she was alone trying to get the party stuff ready and I’m glad I did. Once I heard she didn’t need me to make a cake I made peanut butter and snicker doodle cookies then gave the kids lunch and tried to get them to nap. B fell asleep for me but L would not stay in her bed so she didn’t get a nap. I was not looking forward to her crabbiness at the party. We headed to N’s a little early to help with the final touches and L wanted me to hold her then fell asleep in my arms. It had been ages since she’d done that. I put her in R’s bed where she got 45 min of sleep and woke up much happier. The kids had a great time playing and I think I was the main entertainment. No one really wanted to talk so I stepped in, shocking I know. DH did swing by for a short time and then took some dinner to the guys to work a bit more. We headed home around 9 and then it was a battle getting the kids to pick up their room and head to bed. Oh and I tried to work with L on potty training. We put her panties on and she did great until she sat on B’s bed (top bunk) and peed. I had the joy of making his bed, it was nice.
Sunday we were up earlier than we should have been and I whipped together sausage and pancakes before the guys left for the store. It was the last day of painting so all DH has left is carpet and some electrical work. The kids and I ran to town to look at the store then we went to Target and Olivelle then home. They both napped for me after lunch and DH came home right before it was wake up time and time to play with K & R. They came over and played until dinner time then we had a normal evening. I was planning to exercise but I had some pain in what felt like my ovary or uterus. So DH and I cuddled since we hadn’t had time to just us for a week and it of course led to more. This is when the pain I had experienced came into play a bit more and DTD was painful. Not cool.
Monday we were back to life and when I moved wonky I could feel the same little pain. I did try to go for a run and my ribs were hurting so bad I had to walk home, I couldn’t even fast walk because that was too much. I tried to exercise again on Tuesday with the same pain showing up so I then worried it was my liver and decided to do a liver cleanse diet. So the past two days I’ve had no caffeine, alcohol, sugar (other than fruit), meat, dairy, nor carbs. I haven’t been hungry so that’s a plus but it’s at least keeping me low calorie and away from processed foods. Wednesday morning I woke to quite a bit of blood and it was coming fast. I started to worry a bit and when I mentioned it to DH he suggested what I thought, call the doctor. I talked to a nurse and she thinks it was probably a cyst and to just watch it but she also suggested I take a pregnancy test, which I did this morning and got the negative result I knew I would get. There has been a bit of bleeding this morning and still an ache here and there so hopefully it will pass. I got over 8 hours of sleep last night and I’m yawning like mad and exhausted. This no coffee is killing me, all I want to do is take a nap. Tonight I plan to clean the house and I’ll exercise if I can, we’ll see how things go. Right now bed is all I can think of. I’m making the fam spaghetti for dinner but since it doesn’t quite meet my diet plans I’ll whip together a veggie filled potato dish, yum. If nothing else I hope this cleanse will get me to drop some weight (so far nothing yet) and kick my sugar/carb addiction. Here's hoping!
We had a great weekend. Friday we didn’t play outside once we were home, which worked fine for me. The kids played while I made dinner and once DH was home I headed to L’s LS party. I recognized a lot of the ladies from DC (other moms) but didn’t really know most of them so I did have a glass of wine to help loosen me up a bit. I had fun and got a peek into T’s family life, he’s an aggressive kid and not one I want B around just from what B tells me. After being around T’s mom it solidified that I don’t want B around him more than necessary. She was very nice but her views on what’s appropriate and what isn’t do not mesh with me. She shared a story about how T wanted to show his little sister his magic trick, this trick is him getting himself hard. Awesome. I know boys have obsessions with their penis but this had me with my mouth dropped open. I would never share that story with a bunch of people I don’t really know. Anyways, I headed home after the party and cleaned the floors before heading to bed.
Saturday we were up at 7, I told L I was not getting out of bed before 7 so she went back to bed at 6:15 and I assume woke B up. We didn’t waste time getting ready and I whipped together a picnic lunch before we headed out. I was a bit worried since my bleeding had picked up and a clotty looking thing came out, but life can’t just sit still. We took the car in to get the oil changed then I ran back home to check how things were, they were much better. We headed to the park for a playgroup and had fun burning energy. I had the kids racing, which I got sucked into a bit also, so they were complaining about tired legs on the walk to the car. Once home the neighbor kids were out so we played outside with them while I weeded my native garden. The only area left is around the prickly pear so not too much left to do. At 2 we headed inside as the dark clouds came closer and I put L down for a nap and had B take a rest. I worked on laundry so I wouldn’t have to worry about that on Mother’s Day and I prepped dinner. When B was done with his rest he asked to make hard bananas, which is banana chips, so we cut bananas for the dehydrator and then L was up. The kids watched a movie while I pulled weeds in the backyard and pulled some strawberries for N. Once DH was home we ate a very healthy dinner before taking a walk and then stopping at N’s so the kids could watch a movie together. The movie didn’t go over well and L and R were off playing within 5 min then B was up and playing. We moved them to the back yard and enjoyed the evening. When we were home B decided he needed to draw since it was almost Mother’s Day and I was told to leave. I went downstairs and got the guest bedroom cleaned and ready for my mom, it needed some help after 2 guys stayed in there. The kids got a bath and I pulled together food for our hike before heading to bed.
Sunday L came into our room at 7 and DH bolted up to let me sleep. I didn’t sleep well after that but I was able to doze a little bit. I got up at 8 and DH made bacon, eggs, and fruit for breakfast. The kids were so sweet with their Happy Mother’s Day exclamations and hugs, it was such a nice way to wake up. Though L did tell me I was stinky, she didn’t like my morning breath. B was cute when we sat down for breakfast because he said “Ahhh that feels good” so I asked what feels good. His response was “The bacon”. Goofy kid. I opened my cards and cried from DH’s card, it was so sweet. For my gift I got 2 Cathe MMA DVDs and a STEP DVD, I was very happy. It was drizzling and dreary but we decided to put our rain gear on and go for a hike. The did the Kirk Hill loop and L hike the whole way, I was very proud of her. We weren’t able to do the whole hike because the snow got too deep and we weren’t able to see where the trail was. I was holding B’s hand helping him over the snow we did walk on and he said “I don’t know about this”. Ah they make me laugh. We stopped at the mall on our way home to get a watch battery for DH and presents for my mom. After some play time the kids took naps and DH and I watched Eat, Pray, Love. It’s a chick flick but not bad, at least there was some Pearl Jam in there to keep DH’s attention. We ended our day with board games with the kids, buffalo t-bone steaks, and wrestling. I even painted my nails and toenails while watching a mom show while DH and B played Lego Star Wars. The kids were so well behaved all day and it finally snapped come bed time. L would not leave B alone, though I’m sure he wasn’t innocent. At one point L comes out saying B punched her and he said it was because she stuck her head over his railing. Then DH takes some toys out of their bed and they’re screaming and crying like it’s the end of the world. L made it to the PnP when DH caught her standing on the railing bothering B, after that they both passed out. Before bed I talked DH into a massage and I have to say I think it was the best Mother’s Day ever.
I have some shopping to do after work and then I’ll pick the kids up and call my mom to wish her Happy Birthday. I have a whole chicken in the crock pot, hopefully it’s delicious, so dinner is ready to go. I plan to try one of my new MMA workouts tonight and hopefully get in bed at a decent hour. I’m still not eating carbs (other than what’s in fruit, etc), dairy, sugar, or caffeine and I’m feeling really good and don’t have the cravings to eat bread and crackers like I usually do. I plan to keep following this up to my birthday. I know I’m planning to make my mom a birthday cake and our anniversary dinner in Chico is on Friday so I’ll do my best at that time but not beat myself up for a rare treat. Rare is the key word here. I’m excited to step on the scale tomorrow.
Yesterday turned out to be a fantastic day. After work I got gas, olive oil, and hit the grocery store before getting the kids. Since it had rained all day the kids wanted to play inside, I expected them to request puddle jumping but they surprised me. While they watched some videos I made dinner and then we called to wish my mom Happy Birthday. She had bad news in regards to my grandparents health. My grandma had another small stroke and will be seeing a cardiologist on Thursday and they have put her on blood thinners. Thankfully she doesn’t have any negative side effects, heck the woman baked cinnamon rolls yesterday. My grandpa went in for another stint and my mom has been trying to contact him to see how he’s doing. My guilt of not stopping to see him when we were in Mitchell is setting in. I need to send him a letter to try to put my guilt at ease. DH was stuck at an onsite so he didn’t get home until L was just going to bed. He and B then played some video games so I watered plants and sat for a little bit. I finally pushed B to bed right before 9, it was ridiculous. I then did my new MMA boxing workout, it was a lot of fun and a great calorie burn. I didn’t go beyond the core so I’ll have to try that again. I then talked with DH for a bit and went to bed.
The scale was down 3.4 pounds from last week, so happy! I’m still bleeding and the prior 3 days had been gushes then it would die down. Today has been more of an AF type bleed. I did call the nurse and left a message but haven’t heard back from her, doubt I will today. I got my hair cut and I kept it longer but had shape added around my face and some layers. Looks similar to my norm but good to have a fresh cut. Work has been busy, I have two big estimates to do and I really am dragging my feet. Tonight we’re having soup and I’ll try another MMA workout. I’m loving this no carb (grain free really) diet. I’ve been pulling recipes from one of my favorite bloggers to try my mom’s cake grain free this weekend. It will be interesting if nothing else.