Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Welcome to the Jungle

Holy cow...that was my yard last night. It was SOOOO overgrown and huge!!

We have gotten so much rain here, I couldn't have mowed even if I had wanted to! Well Friday it was nice so I went through my yard and picked up all the sticks and such (big old trees don't make me happy when they drop their branches on my yard) and then I got my mower out, filled it up with gas, primed it...pull start...pull start...pull three times....FLING the cord split in two and came completly off the mower. Ooops, I guess the work outs have been paying off and I don't know my own strength! Crap...I wasn't happy then and wasn't about to run and go buy another mower. No I waited until last night to do that LOL It rained most of the weekend and through Monday so last night was the first nice night so I sucked it up and bought a new mower. Yes I know, for all of you out there saying I could've had it fixed, it was an old mower that had been given to me and it was a push mower. I wanted a self propelled anyways so that's what I bought. I put it all together, got the oil and gas in it, primed it and wala it started on the first try! Damn I'm good! An hour later my yard looks a hell of a lot better!!! I still have so much work to do on it though, I need to seed and I need to pull weeds and...and...and the list goes on. I am going to show Kyler how to mow so he can start doing it this year but honestly, I like mowing so I may keep that job for myself.

Speaking of working out, I have changed up my workout routine and I kinda dig it. I was on this cardio kick where I would do at least two miles on the treadmill each day. I stopped losing weight though so I thougth I better switch it up. So now on M-W-F I still do my two miles but on Tu-Th I do one mile and then I do circuit training on all the weight machines. I can totally feel a change, I am sore again which I haven't felt in forever and it's a great feeling!! I weighed today and had lost a pound from last week, hey it's improvement. So now I am down 9.5 lbs since January and am at my lowest so far this year. I have lost a lot of inches though! I have my weight log from last year when I worked so hard between Jan and May and when I looked back this morning, the entry for 4/29/08 was my lowest weight entry for last year. Kinda crazy it is on the exact same day! I am still 6.5 lbs heavier than I was at this point last year but I'm getting there. The difference will be, I stopped working out mid May last year and this year I won't stop :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

What a fun weekend!!

Kyler had a great birthday weekend, in fact it was a ton of fun for all of us!

The Royals game was a blast! The give away was a Royals replica jersey representing the 40th year for the Royals so all the kids were so excited to get them.

Here are all the kiddos at the dugout watching the Royals batting practice.

The beloved birthday boy!

Silly kids!

I think the best part of the night was when we happened to look up in between innings and there were the boys on the jumbo tron! Thankfully I had my camera in my lap so I hurried up and took a picture of it! Then I made a copy of it zoomed in so you could see them better! Love Kyler in his foam Royals crown!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

My baby boy is going to be a teenager on Sunday


Kyler turns 13 this Sunday, where has the time gone???

Here are some of my fav pics over the years...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Puffy Heart Love Spring

It's 77 degrees right now...

I took the dogs for a nice mile walk at lunch...

They are now passed out at my feet with little doggie smiles on their faces...

I'm meeting my three girlfriends from high school for dinner tonight...

This might turn out to be a be a good day after all :)

(Lord knows I need it after the last few days...ugh)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How To Get Over a Broken Heart

Today was a rough day...damn PMS. I was pretty down most of today but oh well...right?

I was given a link to read when I asked how to get over a broken heart so I'll copy and paste it here. It's a pretty good read.


It doesn’t take a genius to ascertain that I keep a smart-ass establishment (drugs and horoscopes much?). But we all know that underneath the big, bad edge, smart-asses are really the most tender nibblins of all. So here’s a little love for everyone who has the courage to live, but most especially a couple of my bruised peeps - you know who you are. For everyone else, don’t worry - we’ll get back to the sardonic escapades in two shakes of Molly McButter.

Broken heart? Rejection? Failure? It hurts (and hurts, and hurts).

Here’s how to properly lick your wounds:

1. Take heart: you will not die.

Even though it really, really feels like it. Even though you can feel your heart physically swelling in your chest and pain pulsing through your entire body and your ribs are sticking to your sides like macaroni on a microwave - you will not die from this. It might mess up your mental and physical health a little in the short term (you’re allowed to eat some carbs, for Pete’s sake). But you will not die. It still hurts, though.

2. At least it’s a good hurt.

Vera Pavlova wrote:
“If there is something to desire,
there will be something to regret.
If there is something to regret,
there will be something to recall.
If there is something to recall,
there was nothing to regret.
If there was nothing to regret,
there was nothing to desire.”

3. Give yourself as much time as you need.

A lot of the angst of moving on comes from self-judgments about when and how and why you should move on and what you did wrong. Don’t compare yourself to others. You’re not nuts; you’re not strange; you’re not obsessed; you’re not a fool. Your big crime is innocence. The only sin you can possibly commit is doubting yourself. You’re just human and you felt something. At the time, whenever that was, it felt right. Accept that your feelings are your feelings and let them be (to paraphrase Marcus Aurelius). Feelings are hard to feel and even harder to understand. They’ll pass when the time is right and not a moment sooner.

4. Things simply are what they are.

And now they are different. They cannot be any other way. Life is a series of moments and all you really have to do in this life is accept them. No one expects anything more; and believe me, no one upstairs does, either. Sometimes those moments turn into chapters, but ultimately even the chapters conclude.

5. Treat yourself right.

Try to get out as much as you can (but don’t force yourself to jump into something new or go out partying every night). Talk to your friends, even if all you can squeak out is “it’s another rough one today”. Don’t worry about annoying them - even if you do, they are the ones who really know you and they will still love you. You can’t fool them anyway - even if you don’t say anything, they know.

6. Exercise.

A daily bout of exercise - walking, running, lifting weights, dancing, the elliptical, yoga - will help your brain both regulate and release your feel-good hormones. A bonded relationship causes your brain to release oxytocin, a powerful “commitment” peptide. When it goes away you can become depressed. So let those other helpful hormones fill in the void. Exercise!

7. Eat a lot of fat.

Beneficial fatty acids in things like olive oil, nuts, avocados and salmon will baby your brain and help keep your mood stable. Eat some at every meal from here on out.

8. Spoil yourself (but not too much).

Buy your favorite beer, enjoy an entire pint of ice cream. But don’t go overboard - you’ll just end up feeling worse. There’s no hard-and-fast rule for when you’re about to cross the line. I think you’ll know your limit if you listen to your instincts. In fact, I believe our instincts will never, ever let us down, if only we would pay them heed. (And remember, if you cross your line, that’s okay. Mistakes are not bad, they are learning, and that is what life is all about, right?)

9. This too shall pass.

I know - I know - it doesn’t feel that way right now, but the pain will pass. Reality bites and life will give your heart a ruthless pruning, but you’ll grow back even fuller. You might miss a season or two - no worries, so did the damaged peach tree I watched my grandmother coax for 10 patient years. The fruit it finally bore was the best slice of sweet imaginable. That memory has always comforted me; find one that comforts you.

10. Now is not the time to begin training for a marathon, overhauling your investments, or
perfecting your GTD system.

Initial small accomplishments can give you a bump, but if you’re using them to avoid feeling the hurt, that hurt will just come back with a wallop (I don’t know about you but I’m an expert at this one). Do make positive changes and invest yourself in projects that are both distracting and productive, because these things will help you move on with greater confidence. But just remember that as you take positive actions, don’t try to repress those feelings. Feelings always come out eventually.

Although, when they do…that’s good, too. Have a good, long lick and remember: everybody plans picnics in the park. Everybody carries a private hurt (or hundred). Good for you for feeling something and taking a risk. That’s called living and all we can do is our best in each moment.

There is no right or wrong; there is no should. There is only real.

You might feel sad and hurt, but guess what?

I think you effin rock.

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Little Sarah Palin

*NOTE - this is not a political me!!*

All of the 4th graders were assigned a famous person to do a poster/report on. Miranda was assigned Sarah Palin. They are supposed to dress up like the person as well.

How do you think we did today??

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stunt Clinic

Miranda had so much fun at the clinic. I had forgotten my camera, well honestly didn't even consider bringing it so here are a few pictures from my camera phone.

She's one of the smallest girls so she will probably be the 'flyer' for the squad.

She took a turn learning how to be the 'base'

As well as learning how to be the 'spotter'

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sick Boy

So poor Kyler has been fighting being sick off and on for the past couple of week. He missed two days of school last week due to a sore throat. I took him to the doctor on the first day and the quick strep test was negative as well as the culture test. he was prescribed cough meds with codeine.

This morning I went to wake him up and he said he didn't feel well (what tween doesn't say that every morning??) so I kinda blew it off then but he wasn't getting up and kept saying he was going to throw up. He wanted to take his temp so he did and it was 103.6...wowza! I told him to stay in bed and rest while I got Miranda off to school. I didn't think too much of it because he was in a t-shirt and sweatpants all wrapped up in a comforter so I thought maybe that made the fever higher.

I got home and went to check on him, he was then just in his boxers with no covers on and he was SO hot to the touch, kinda freaked me out. So I called and got an appointment for him right away. The poor kid was so dizzy and disoriented from his fever, I felt horrible.

Here is a picture of him in the waiting room, he'd kill me if he knew I took it much less posted it LOL

So we finally get called back and his temp is at 103.4 (yay my thermometer is pretty accurate after all). They did another strep test and a flu test and this time the strep test was positive.

Sooo the lil bugger is now on good old Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen and sleeping soundly. I hope he gets to feeling better soon...poor kiddo!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Preview of my little Cheerleader

I wanted to show off a couple pictures of Miranda. We got her uniform order taken care of tonight. I was able to buy a used top, shell and jacket at 1/2 price so that saved me $77! But I still had to pay $135 (even after the $74.50 cookie dough sales credit) for the briefs, socks, top, poms, and bag. I've already paid in $80 to get her signed up for cheer and another $10 for the stunt clinic she's going to this Saturday sooooo I'm $225 into it and it hasn't even started LOL

Oh well, she's excited for it and she looks damn cute so who cares right???

I also wanted to wish my fur baby happy birthday! Maddie turns 1 year old today!!!

Here she is on the day we got her, June 21, 2008

Here she is today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What to write about today...

I guess I can write about my munchkins today.

Kyler has really struggled this year in 7th grade. I'm really nervous he won't pull his grades up before the end of the year which is only 6 short weeks away. His father I are doing some things to see what the heck is going on with him...but that's a whole other post in itself. For now, I'm thinking positive that things will work out. He isn't doing any sports right now which I think was the best decision he could've made. Baseball is right around the corner, if he decides he wants to play.

Miranda has decided she wants to do cheerleading. How damn cute is that?? Since she's only in 4th grade, of course there isn't anything here in town to cheer for at that age. So we've signed her up to cheer in a league based out of 'the city'. She will cheer for our town's team, for her age group of boys that will play football in the fall. Kyler played football in this league in 6th grade before he played for his school this year. She has her uniform fitting tomorrow night and is so excited for it. Then she has a stunt clinic she is going to participate in on Saturday. Through out the summer there will be other clinics as well as some practices. In August the practices will become mandatory. The football games will be Oct-Nov I believe. Kyler told her he doesn't mind her doing this because at least he can watch the games while she cheers. What a good brother huh? LOL She has sat through how many of his various games for how many years??? hahaha!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Let's see...

What the heck has been going on in my little non blog world for the last couple months...

I think the last post I had done was on my birthday. I turned 39 and am loving it. I don't feel my age what so ever, never have! My three BFFs from highschool and I are going to try to plan a girls trip sometime over the next year to celebrate all of our 40th birthdays!

I FINALLY got to see Britney and the Pussycat Dolls...wowza, that was an incredible show!!!

Went to a Kansas City Royals game at the newly remodeled stadium and it is amazing!! I am going to take the kids to a game in a couple weeks. I can't wait!!

I'm still working out at least 4 times a week. I have only lost about 8 pounds total but I have lost a lot of inches and that's what counts. My clothes feel a lot better!!

I am still using my Nike + iPod to track my distances. I try to do at least 2 miles every time I workout. I have reached 119 miles so far. I am trying to run more each time but I am SO not a runner so it hasn't been that successful but I am still trying. I just signed up for a Mother's Day 5k that I really want to run a lot of it.

Took the kiddos to the Omaha zoo for a weekend trip. It's a fantasic zoo and I recommend it to anyone that can get there!!

Dated a guy I had gone to highschool with. We had reconnected last summer at our 20th reunion and in January some mutual friends thought we'd make a good couple so we started talking and making plans to see each other. It was a long distance relationship but we were making it work. But over time I came to realize he wasn't the person I thought he was and he really broke my heart. Live, love, learn and move on with positive regrets right?

I'm sure I am forgetting stuff but this was enough for now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sneaks quietly in....

Hi everyone,

I know I know, it's been forever (actually it's been about 55 days) since I've blog...I'm sorry.

I hope to slowly get back into it, I need a way to vent my feelings it seems LOL

I hope I haven't been dropped off of many blogrolls but I am sure I have and that's my fault!

Anyways, just wanted to do a quickie and say I'll be back now!!