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Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Sixteenth

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Saturday morning before  6am and I am the only one up, trying to sneak in a bit of me quiet time… Of course the lady behind us was yelling at her dogs, which made Holly want to come in, and then she woke up hubby who came out to check on me and then Holly was running all over the house like a crazy cat getting her bees out and enjoying the coolness of the morning… I sent hubby back to bed and Holly is sitting quietly next to me now… But now I hear Danny getting up causing son1 to stir… now the man and the lady behind us are yelling at the dogs… it’s always a production when they let their dogs out to potty…

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The pirate pictures in this entry are decorations from our zoo… I got off at 10:30am yesterday, so hubby and I went to the zoo… Just have to pay for parking as we get in free with our membership… The decorations are to get ready for the Zoo Boo on Halloween… Trick or Treating at the zoo at business sponsor tables… We only went once and son3 wasn’t impressed trick or treating at tables for free samples and candy… He’s a door to door kind a guy… We’re still in the low 90’s but it was a nice day…

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At work I just had time to set the ad, print out missing signs, stock a bit of men’s shoes and open a few boxes….

While I was eating breakfast hubby was telling me about his conversation with son1 from the night before… Son1 was showing him his Jeep that he had finished putting on the seal coat paint inside the Jeep, today he just has to finish putting all the seats and such back into the Jeep and it is done… Son1 was telling hubby his plans for the next two years… His first plan is to work the additional part time job to pay off his bills and save money to go to school to become a fireman… He and girlfriend have just passed their one year anniversary but he has plans to propose on their two year anniversary, then they will get a place together and be engaged for a year… She knows of the plan and is in agreement… My reaction…. So he’ll be living here at least one more year… and does her mother know this plan… I’m not easily surprised and son1 has a tendency to drop one plan and start another on a daily basis so I will wait and see…

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Hubby and I had a nice couple of hours at the zoo… I have more pictures to share and couple of stories that I will put in a separate entry… Hubby also showed me a house in the neighborhood that was all decorated for Halloween with 20 foot posts with shrouds and scary masks mounted on the posts… I will try to get pictures later when we take the boys by… We are also taking the boys to Hillcrest Farm today to take a hike and visit the pumpkin patch… Too early to buy pumpkins yet though…

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We came home and had lunch and it was time to pick up son3 from school… Friday! No homework! He got a 75 on his spelling test… It was a desert theme this week and the words were a bit hard, like tarantula and nocturnal… although he got camouflage right… Son3 was on video games, son2 was helping son1 with the Jeep, I was playing Frontierville on Facebook and hubby took a nap… I also swept the kitchen floor, washed the kitchen counters, washed the kitchen rugs and made dinner… Although we did not eat til after 7 as hubby had to help with putting the roll bar back on son1’s Jeep… and son2 and son1 had already eaten Carl’s Jr as son1 had a friend over helping too… We watched Emergency, The Big Bang Theory and Bones… Girlfriend came over as son1 hadn’t seen her for a week and she was getting a bit miffed with the Jeep taking all his time this week… son2 and son3 went to bed, hubby and I watched another episode of Emergency in our room and I don’t remember falling asleep…

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I have not been eating well at all… I have felt so frazzled lately and out of control… with all three boys, a cat, a dog and hubby home all the time I don’t have any quiet time lately… I know I’m the Mom and must multitask and be always available, it just seems more so lately… I’ll just sit down to dinner, just put the fork to my mouth and the phone will ring, the dog will want out and one of the boys, usually son1, will yell MOM… I thought with hubby not working, so no spending, going out or shopping… things would be way simplified and quiet… but they seem more hectic then ever… I just need to reestablish a new routine with hubby being home… of course as soon as we get settled he will be back to work and we will have to establish a new routine again… but that will be a good thing… also with son1 starting his part time job next week and working full time and having to spend his free time with girlfriend.. things will be a bit quieter on his end… son1 is very high maintenance and always doing and needing… son2 is very low maintenance although needs constant reminders to do chores and homework… and son3 is happy to play video games or watch TV once we get past the three hours of homework…

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Oh but I was going to talk about my not eating well… I have been having too many chips, too much chocolate (a coworker likes to bring treats and hubby has been getting chocolate covered raisins and chocolate covered peanut clusters), and I have been having seconds on dinner and an extra soda a day… and ice cream… I have been fluctuating between a 29 and 32 pound weight loss so I shouldn’t complain as I did lose 30 pounds… But I still need to lose 5 more pounds to get to my goal… Next week I work 36 hours at work so lots of lifting and walking, and all the walking son3 to and from school and hubby and I are trying to get a walk in on the weekend too… I need to get back to my crunches though… I just wish our weather would stay in the 70’s, we have been back up in the 90’s again, heading to the 80’s today and then the 70’s but will we stay there…

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It’s just 63 degrees now and the sun is just starting to come up at 6:40… The birds are chattering away outside…

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So today we will be off to the pumpkin patch… I also want to drive by and see where the company is located that called hubby about the job… I think it is over by the apartments we lived in before buying the house… I need to straighten the house, although I haven’t done any serious cleaning in quite a while, laundry, have son3 set up the Halloween cemetery and haunted house decorations on the front desk in the front hall, work on son2’s Halloween costume, and check my list to see what other Halloween preparations I can get started… Only two weeks til Halloween… Son1 will finish up the Jeep this morning and then he promised girlfriend they are going out today/tonight…

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Yesterday I ate: vitamins, water… cola… breakfast~yogurt over Honey Bunches of Oats and Oatmeal Squares cereals… lunch~two hotdogs, BBQ chips, water… dinner~turkey burger, baked beans, potato salad, curly fries, fried rice with ham, lemon lime soda… chocolate covered peanut clusters…

Happy Journaling…

4 comments:

sheri said...

You are always so busy..You really do need to make sure that you have some "Me" time:)
Hope you get some of that this week-end..
Sheri

That corgi :) said...

enjoyed all the pictures from the zoo; it does seem they go all out for Halloween and their event!

LOL about son1's plans. I can't believe its been a year already with him and his girlfriend! time is going by too fast. What I have decided with my son is he is great at making plans but following through with them is another thing so I just listen and wait and see. He will have to make some decisions within the next few months since hubby/me are planning to move south to live in a house his parents own and son can't quite make up his mind if he wants to come or not (leaning more towards staying in this area)

definitely do take some time for yourself, where and how I have no idea but I am sure you miss the quietness of the house to yourself

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is hard when everyone is at odds with your schedule. Hopefully a routine will be back for you. I think it's great that you are maintaining the loss even with all your eating. You're so busy all the time is probably why. We are supposed to have low's in the 30's and high's in the 50's for tomorrow and the coming week. The heat is on here. Take care and I hope Sunday is a great one for you!

Lisa said...

I was thinking the same thing... as soon as you settle into a routine hubby will be back to work... so glad you are having a chance to go to the farm and a pumpkin patch... we've never done that.. but would love to sometime.