Hello! I feel like it's been a really long day! Hubby just washed the dishes for me this evening so I could do laundry and put tomorrow's homeschool lessons up on the board, so now I'm feeling a bit more relaxed. I admire Mary, the mother of Jesus, more and more all the time. I hate that I need things to be "just so" for me to be in a good mood. I could just hear me if I were Mary - "Joseph, this is a BARN!!! Could you at least shovel up that manure in the corner? Don't you think the manger would look better over there?" Funny, but seriously! I try not to sweat the small stuff, but that is just not me. I guess I'm better than I used to be. My mother-in-law will testify to that. She used to not be "allowed" to come over unless she called first. Now she just shows up and I shovel her out a path so she can get to the couch. LOL
We were on schedule today. It was a gray, ugly day. It was a bit warmer, but the rain didn't make it seem so. At the gym, I did 10 minutes on the elliptical and burned 103 calories. Then I did my ball/floor exercise, 3 arm machines, and finished up with 8 minutes on the treadmill where I burned 43 more calories. I forgot to stretch today after my workout, but I did do a bit of floor stretching after the ball/floor exercise. I guess that was good.
While I was on the elliptical, I noticed this woman. She is a mother who is there nearly every day that I am at the same time. She gets there before me and leaves right around the same time as me. She isn't rude, but I can't get her to really reply when I say anything to her in passing. It makes me feel awkward, but I know everyone is different. Her kids are friendly towards me when I see them in the dressing room after she's picked them up. Anyway, at the beginning of this year, I noticed how much she has picked up the pace in her exercising. She wasn't a heavy lady to start with, but she wasn't sleek or anything. She always exercised normally. Well, now she is like killing herself on the machines and gasping for breath and panting like she's dying! She'll go from a full-speed run on the treadmill to a dead stop (not even a slow down) and try to regain her composure before going full throttle again. I really want to ask her if she's training for an event, but I don't feel like I can since she doesn't come across as talkative. Anyway, she was in front of me today on the treadmill. She had on spandex capris and an exercise tank that has a crisscross back. So just this tiny section of her arm around the armpit area in the back was exposed. I was at about 4 minutes into the elliptical and wondering why I chose the elliptical when she started running. Now she is NOT heavy. But this exposed area beside her armpit started flopping. It was obvious excess weight that I wouldn't have noticed otherwise. I know this is totally a silly paragraph. Lol But I was just so amazed to see that SHE had flying flab on her back area! It made me feel more normal just for a moment. I mean, if I had been running, there would've been flying flab from head to toe. Ha! But even people who don't seem to have a struggle still have problem areas.
Came home for lunch. Small victories, people. Oh, my friend sent me this funny today. I totally agree!!! LOL
Hubby made grilled hot dogs, but instead of chips I opted to have sauteed zucchini, squash, and mushrooms with mine. Right now, I'm just trying to find opportunities to make trade outs like that. So while lunch wasn't an A+, it was more healthy than it could have been. I also drank 4 bottles of water today, and I'm trying to really reach for it more now instead of a diet drink when I'm thirsty. Water is just necessary!
Supper tonight was Oven Baked Tacos. Everyone had FF refried beans with theirs, but I had sauteed peppers and onions. To my surprise, my son asked to try some! He even asked to try some of my squash today and tried to eat mine. Now I love him, but he had lunch at the gym and I didn't make enough for sharing! But this made me happy. I want my kids to be kids that don't look at veggies and snurl their noses and say rude things.
We had an eventful day here. My daughters have spent the evening preparing for their 4-H demonstrations that are supposed to take place Thursday. Why did we wait until today to begin figuring those out????
Youngest daughter decided to climb the door facing between the kitchen and living room. She is such a monkey! Baby brother, not to be outdone, decided to HANG from that same door facing. I heard a loud crash and came running to find him laying there awkwardly sucking in a deep breath to let out a bellow. I stayed calm, but I just knew he had broken his leg. Thankfully, he had just landed directly on his left butt cheek on the hard kitchen floor. He has a bruise, but otherwise he is good. I just really have a feeling he is going to be our first broken bone. He has been pulling stunts since he was like 2, but he's not really GOOD at the stunts he tries to pull!
Then tonight, I was in the bathroom and saw youngest daughter's boots. Her bedroom is directly across from the bathroom. I decided to throw the boots over into her room so she could put them away. I threw one boot. Fine. I threw the second boot... son comes out of nowhere at the exact moment the boot was flying through the air. The toe of the boot caught him right in the nose!!! I thought it had hit him directly in his eye socket, so I was kinda relieved when I found out it was his nose. It didn't bleed or swell, so hopefully we are good. I felt terrible!!! And when he got calmed down, I told him to get HIS boots out from under the kitchen table. That kid stood up too soon when crawling out and NAILED his head on the very corner of the underneath of the table. Crying session #3 for today. Goodness! Glad he survived the day!
Well, that's all the excitement you can handle from this household in one day, I'm sure, so I'll just close this out. They are calling for more bad weather here, but I really hope it doesn't happen! I am so done with winter!!!