Friday, December 9, 2011

That White Stuff

Yup.  It's December.  I have very mixed feelings about snow this year.  On the one hand, I LOVE fresh snow.  On the other hand... it means I have to work at the slopes (not ready for the running around like crazy part) but I also have to drive in it.  I don't mind driving in it.... except for all of the crazy drivers who see a flake and forget what they are doing!

I can't WAIT to have enough snow to go outside and play in the snow - but I don't want any snow days before Christmas break!  If we miss a day between now and next Friday, we have to come back the following week... and I want a super long Christmas break!

There's some flakes falling outside as I type this.... I'm hoping it doesn't stick to the roads, as my choir is supposed to perform at a Live Nativity tonight.  But fresh falling snow while we sing would look pretty sweet!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Exercise Log 9

I've decided there's no point in listing out every workout that I've done since my last exercise update.  I think it's sufficient to say that most weeks I've gone at least 4 days, some I've gone 5.  Lately it hasn't been AS great - Thanksgiving had an impact on that, and I'm having some back troubles.  With the way my back hurts, swimming even hurts, and the elliptical is impossible.  I've kept up with the weight machines, and spent the rest of my time just quick walking on the track - my pedometer picks the steps up as aerobic steps, so I figure I'm doing pretty good.

I still haven't seen any movement on the scale - it pretended to drop 2 pounds after 2 days of a liquid diet (tooth problem, not a new diet technique!), but went right back to normal when I tried to eat solid foods again.  I've decided to quit stressing - I would like to see my clothes fitting differently at last, but I have had multiple people tell me I look more toned.  I'm hoping after the beginning of the year (when things go back to something resembling normal) that I will start seeing some changes.  I would really like to be able to RUN a 5K the beginning of April - I need to start training for it though.  I'm waiting for the results of an MRI on my back, hopefully I can get some answers and get it feeling better so that the idea of running doesn't sound like torture!

Sorry if this all sounds whiny - it's all quite frustrating.  I've been at this since May, I'm making the goal that by this coming May I will see the difference others are telling me they do!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tailgating! IU vs. PU

Over Thanksgiving (which was busy!) we went to Bloomington, IN to tailgate for the Indiana University vs. Purdue University game.  Being two Indiana universities, it is a big rivalry.  Even though I'm not strongly partial to either team, it was so much fun!  Our friend Brie insisted I needed team apparel, so I rooted for the gold and black.

The whole gang went to a local establishment to watch the game, and we had so much fun with the friendly rivalries!
That night we hit the college scene.  Some of the bars in Bloomington are legendary for different reasons.  I was just glad we could sit and not stand all night!  This is Dan with me and Josh - his wife couldn't make it, but we sure did have fun!
It was a great break and short getaway - I can't wait for the next group outing!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another month gone, another friend married!

This is becoming a bad habit, isn't it?  For the lack of posts, I apologize.  My friend Staci politely nudged me the other day, so here I am!

November was the month of Erin's wedding.  It was so much fun, and what a beautiful bride!  Josh and I drove up that Thursday, so we had Brad and Erin to ourselves that night.  It was a great opportunity to relax with them before everything got started. 

Friday Josh was kind enough to tag along with us girls.  First pedicures for both of us, I could get hooked on THAT habit very quickly!  We met up with Erin's parents for lunch and to drop our dresses in their hotel room.  Then it was time for the rehearsal.  Josh was a dear and got almost the entire reception set up while we practiced - he's amazing!  Somehow, I was so focused on getting everything ready, I never took pictures of the room.  Trust me when I say it looked great!  Dinner was at an awesome restaurant called Flanagan's in Fort Wayne.  Dinner was both relaxing and delicious, although it was impossible to finish a dish.  I highly recommend it if you are in the area.

Saturday was the big day!  There were little snafus all day long, but nothing tragic.  Josh was again a life saver, playing chauffeur to get us where we needed to be on time.  We couldn't have made everything go as smoothly without him, plus he put up with me!  Maid of Honor sure is a big job, but I was glad to make sure Erin's day went perfectly.  There's even some great pictures from the day!
Hopefully I will have a tailgating post soon - IU vs. PU and so much fun!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Personally, this is a hard decision.  Some babies are absolutely adorable, and melt everyone's hearts.  But puppies.... puppies are cute.  And grow into dogs, which are cute too.  I mean, Jager is still my puppy, and he's still cute.  Even when he's in trouble, those big eyes can melt my heart.  When a baby is crying.... not so cute.  Really - a screaming child?  There is nothing cute about that at all.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Hi there.  Yup, it's me, the missing blogger.  I've been busy living life and trying to keep up with all of my "real" responsibilities.  I wish I had a way to talk and compose blog entries in the car - you would probably get one every day!

So, let's sum up October.  I got sick with bronchitis, but got a Rx and got better pretty quick.  I saw two good friends get married in the same day.  Kristina, aka Kik, from Misters and Misses was an absolutely gorgeous bride!  I was lucky enough to be able to attend her ceremony with friends from work, and then meet Josh to go to Abby and Bryan's reception.  No pictures from Kik's ceremony - I wasn't in a good spot to pull out my camera.  Some pictures from Abby's reception though, which was held at the beautiful Chateau Pomije, where we were definitely at the best table.  Great company, great wine - it was a great way to celebrate Abby and Bryan's marriage!
Me and Josh (and you can see some of their beautiful decorations!

Me, Brie, and Andrea

Andrea and Abby, the bride :)

Her beautiful toss bouquet, which came home with me! ;)

The day after the weddings was my birthday.  I got new hubcaps for the Mustang!  I have to wait for the spring to put them on because she's in storage for the winter, but they will definitely help with sprucing her up.

The following weekend was Erin's shower and bachelorette party.  Everything went off without a hitch, for which I am so grateful.  It is definitely more difficult to plan things from 3 hours away, especially when you don't know the area.

Her wedding is next weekend, so I am super excited!  The next two weeks are incredibly busy for me - speech team competition, some work time at the Slopes, her wedding, watching some of my students perform, and my own 5th grade performance.  Here's hoping it all goes smoothly!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Exercise Log 8

So, it's been a while since I did an update, but I've been quite active!  I still haven't seen any scale movement, which is very frustrating.  I've been at this 3.5 months and I don't see a difference.  Other people do, but I don't, which is very discouraging.  I was hoping I would need some new pants for the coming winter!  Here it is in dates and numbers, just the basics since it's been so long.  I'm pretty excited that I've been going so consistently - now I'm ready to start seeing some results!

M Aug 29 - 50 laps in 31 minutes
T Aug 30 - weight room
W Aug 31 - 40 laps in 24 minutes
R Sept 1 - weight room
F Sept 2 - mile in 45 minutes
M Sept 5 (Labor Day) - Jillian
T Sept 6 - weight room, added weight
W Sept 7 - 12 minutes on elliptical, then 40 laps in 26 minutes
R Sept 8 - elliptical, ab work and machines, then 30 laps in 24 minutes
F Sept 9 - 40 laps in 25 minutes
Sat Sept 10 - ran/walked a 5K in 40:52
T Sept 13 - machines, ab work, swam 30 laps in 20 minutes
W Sept 14 - 50 laps in 30 minutes
R Sept 15 - weight room
F Sept 16 - 40 laps in 24 minutes, 44 in 26
T Sept 20 - weight room
W Sept 21 - mile in 45 minutes
R Sept 22 - weight room, upped level of elliptical
F Sept 23 - 50 laps in 34 minutes
Sat Sept 24 - walked over 5 miles
Sun Sept 25 - Jillian
M Sept 26 - 50 laps in 35 minutes
T Sept 27 - weight room
W Sept 28 - mile in 44 minutes
R Sept 29 - weight room
F Sept 30 - 40 laps in 27 minutes
M Oct 3 - mile in 44 minutes
T Oct 4 - weight room
W Oct 5 - swam 40 laps in 28 minutes
F Oct 7 - 40 laps in 25 minutes

If you're just joining in - I swim Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  When I go to the weight room, we do an ab workout (crunches, side crunches, bicycle crunches, etc).  Then I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical.  Machines consist of assisted chin-ups and dips, an ab machine, press machine, curl machine, and two leg machines.  I usually end up walking a few laps on the track as well.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Sometimes, God sends you perspective when you least expect it.

As a teacher who is also a coach and director, I become very close to some families in our school.  One of these families was expecting baby #6, and their other children were ecstatic.  The kindergartener was hoping for a girl, because they would have 3 girls AND 3 boys and it would be even again.

He got his wish - a baby girl born with an uncertain diagnosis.  At first it was positive for Trisomy 18, then that was negative.  This week they got a positive for Trisomy 13, but she seemed to be making progress.  they had moved her out of NICU to a step down unit, and there were a lot of positives happening.  The other children were so excited, even though her difficulties meant their parents were spending most of their time at the hospital.  Throughout this whole ordeal, the father has found time to send email updates to a teacher who redistributed them, and then to update a "blog" provided through the hospital with daily updates and pictures.

This afternoon, I found out that this little girl was called to Heaven last night.  After just 17 days here with her earthly family, she's home with the angels. 

Yet her father's last post is extremely full of hope and thanksgiving.  He knows his little girl is with God, and God's will had been the prayer from the beginning.  It gives me such a wake up call.  I take my faith for granted - I know God is there, and I know it is always HIS will that is done.  Sometimes it is hard to understand why, but especially with the events of the last two years, I've accepted that we're not always supposed to know why.  But do I pray continually for God to do things His way?  Or do I selfishly pray for the results I want for myself and loved ones?  I know it is the latter most of the time, even if that just means to wrap them in His love.  The father mentioned things he is thankful - they never had to discipline or argue with their youngest daughter.  Most importantly, her life was about love.  Everyone who heard about her showed love - to her, her siblings, her parents, her faith community.  He is thankful for all the people who have been praying for this daughter, and he is thankful for the people who were brought to prayer because of her life.

Over the past few weeks, all of this has made me stop and think. 
  • A lot of times I will compose a blog post in my head while driving, but then I'm too busy to type it out.  How can I be too busy, when he was taking time away from his daughter or other children to type an update?
  • Someday, I hope to be having children of my own.  Could I place their lives into God's will so easily?  Or would I fight to keep them with me, no matter His will?
  • I offer my prayers to God, but I don't think I stop and talk to him.  Maybe I need more of this in my life.
This little one was with us for 17 days, but made such an impact with her short life.  If all I gained was a little perspective, I can only imagine what others gained.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Monday, September 5, 2011

A wonderful, restful weekend

This weekend was absolutely wonderful... and yet I never did pull my camera out.  I need to get better about that - it's one of my goals!

Friday night was spent putting things away from the week.  I've almost finished a very thorough cleaning of my house, and yet the clutter catches back up with me too quickly.  My kitchen table isn't used for eating - it's used for holding everything that comes through my door :/  Yet another habit I need to break!

Saturday was date day!  Not very often that I get to be selfish and claim Josh as my own, but it happened.  We went to the Newport Aquarium, and had a blast!  I absolutely love places like that, and Newport's is very nice.  There was a good crowd there, but it didn't feel too bad.  The Navy Divers were in town, so we watched the dive show with them.  It was pretty interesting - I never thought about the fact that have to replace 800 pound propellers in the water!
After that, we walked up to Pompilios Restaurant.  If you've ever seen Rain Man, you should recognize it.  So much fun to walk through Hollywood in our own town!  And their food is delicious!  Josh had spaghetti and meatballs and ravioli in a huge bowl - I don't know how he ate it all.  I had an Italian panini which I couldn't finish - came close, but it just wasn't worth feeling bad the rest of the afternoon!  We walked to the Running Spot down there - Josh needed new shoes for the Chicago Marathon.  I was looking at their sports bras, but they didn't have my size.  The guy recommended going to their "main" store.  It was only 10 or 15 minutes out of the way, so we went.  Found exactly what I was looking for, we'll see how I like it!
Then it was nap time.... I don't know how, but I was so tired!  It's like the week catches up to me on the weekends and all I want to do is sleep.  We had an invite to go swimming and what not, but decided a night with Indiana Jones sounded better :)

Yesterday was a packed day.  Church in the morning, then getting ready for everything else!  Josh's family was celebrating his grandmother's birthday at his house, so that's where we started.  Then we headed to one of his co-worker's house, who is also uncle to Josh's friends.  Their food was amazing.  Grilled porkchops that were absolutely incredible!  We headed back to Josh's house for another hour or so, then on to the next gathering at one of his friend's house.  Finally got home around midnight I think, I was so tired by then!

Josh is off running 17 miles right now - Jenna and Lori are with him.  Glad they have a nice cool day for it!  Me, I wimped out and did Jillian.  Time to (finally) cut my grass.  When Josh is finished, I finally get to watch last night's "True Blood" - the wait is driving me crazy!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Exercise Log 7

Another week, another log.  This one started a course of beating myself up!  Josh took me to the weight room, because I'm too much of a weenie to go by myself.  He helped me with an ab routine, including sides (which were SO sore the next day!).  Then 30 minutes on the elliptical.  That was followed by some upper body strength machines (don't ask me what, I do as I'm told and say thank you!) then cooling off by walking on the track.  I was so sore on Wednesday I certainly didn't want to move, but I did!  Here's the breakdown of the week:
Monday - swim 30 laps in 20 minutes.  The pool was closed in the morning, so I had to go after school before our junior high open house.  It really threw me off, and I was distracted by the swim lessons going on at the same time.  Good to know for future reference though :)
Tuesday - weight room with Josh
Wednesday - 40 laps in 26 minutes.  Not too disappointed considering how sore I was!
Thursday - weight room again.  It was easier, but it HURT.  I was still sore from Tuesday, and some of the reps made me want to cry.

And that's it.  Slept in yesterday, and it felt wonderful!  My Fitness Pal wasn't too happy with me on Thursday, because apparently I didn't eat enough calories.  It's definitely making me more aware of what I put in my mouth, but I don't know if that's really helping.  Instead, I feel guilty every time I grab a handful of M&Ms to get through the next class without a rumbling tummy!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Exercise Log 6

Oops... it's been over a month.  I HAVE been doing stuff though, so this will be a dates and laps/minutes post.  The pool was closed for a week and a half the end of July - worked out well, because that's when I burnt my finger so badly.  It's been a lot of work.  I've had a comment or two that I look more toned, but the scale still isn't moving.  I just started using My Fitness Pal this week to try to track calories and exercise.  We'll see if knowing what I'm eating helps or not.  Some days I don't even hit the base for what they suggest I should be eating, which could be part of the problem!

July 11: 50 laps in 34 minutes. The first 40 laps in 26 minutes.
July 12: 40 laps in 24 minutes
July 13: Yoga
July 14: 40 laps in 28 minutes, 50 in 34
July 15: 70 laps (one mile) in 45 minutes
July 18: Yoga
July 19: 52 laps, 32 minutes
July 20: one mile (70 laps) in 47 minutes, 80 laps in 54.
Pool closed, skipped yoga since I couldn't put pressure on my finger without wanting to scream
August 2: 40 laps in 26 minutes
August 5: 30 laps in 23 minutes
August 8: 40 laps in 26 minutes
August 9: pool temporarily closed, was up and ready to go though!
August 10 (first day of school): 40 laps in 24 minutes this morning, 50 in 32
August 11: 40 laps this morning in 25 minutes
August 15: 40 laps in 24 or 25 minutes
August 16: 40 laps in 23 minutes, and 50 in 30 minutes
August 17: 40 laps in 23 minutes, 70 (one mile) in 43.
August 18: 40 laps in 24 minutes
August 19: 40 laps in 27 minutes

There have been great days and slow days, but for the most part it's pretty consistent.  I'm excited to keep it up through the school year.  I never get the "runner's high" or a boost of energy, but mentally I know I'm doing something good for myself.  Makes it worth getting up super early!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

School starts tomorrow... and I'm not ready!

So much has happened in the past week and a half!  My new air conditioner finalllllly made it in about 10 pm Thursday night.  Lots of hours put in by my dad and uncles, and I am so appreciative!  They saved me money by doing it with love, so I feel very lucky once again.

We went to the Journey concert last Wednesday!  Their openers were Night Ranger and Foreigner.  Not bad, but definitely were there to see Journey.  It was so much fun, especially since I haven't been to a concert since last August!

All of my furniture is finished and put back together.... I guess I forgot to take pictures though.  Whoops.  It definitely looks nicer than the flowers, but now I'm considering adding some shells instead.... we'll see what I can dig up.

This weekend a dear friend is getting married.  Josh is in the wedding, so that means rehearsal Friday night and craziness Saturday!  Should be a good time though, I'm pretty excited about it.

School starts tomorrow... and I'm not ready.  I finally got my motivation to do home stuff, but apparently it doesn't spread over to doing school stuff.  It seems like summer just got started, and it's at an end already.  Sadness, but at least it means I get to see people like Staci and Kristina again!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot... and how I found my motivation

It has been HOT here.  I finally borrowed a window unit for my bedroom, and my new A/C is in my garage.... it will finally be installed Tuesday.  It's made getting hot projects accomplished a little difficult.  But never fear, I found my motivation!

First up, no pictures - finally finished unpacking the guest/hobby room and office.  Made it through the boxes in the garage.  I'm so excited to see clean spaces!

My first project - painting the back doors.  Dad added a screen door with doggie door, but they have needed some paint.  Waiting for the A/C to get fixed to paint the inside parts - I don't want to let buggies in the house when I take the screen off!

Ah, the project that lead to a 2nd degree burn on my index finger (seriously, like the whole fingerprint.  Ask me how it is in a few weeks - right now it can't take any pressure without serious pain!).  This is the mirror from my dresser.  It was plain Jane white.  I painted the channel to match the other two walls of my bedroom, then we added shells.  I love the way it pops, and it adds to the beachy feel of my room.  Worth the burn?  I'll decide when school starts!

And.... a project I've wanted to do for years.  I've had the same furniture for at least 20 years, probably longer.  It's white, which is classic, and matches well in a blue room.  But.... you see that flower decal?  It's on all of the top drawers.  And after so long, I don't love it anymore.  So, I'm sanding all the drawers, removing the decal when necessary, and painting them light blue!  You can see in the top shot the demo of what it will look like.  I'm pretty excited - it's the same blue as two of the walls, but I think it will really pop against the dark blue.  Mostly, I'm excited that the flowers are gone!

It took a while, but I'm motivated to get things accomplished around the house.  Well, I have been.... my Kindle came in this morning! (and I got it free, even better!)  I might have to set limits on how long I can play with it....

Monday, July 18, 2011

SocialSpark - an update!

If you haven't yet, you should really check out SocialSpark's sponsored blogging.  It's one of those things that truly sounds too good to be true: you choose which companies/causes you are ok with, write a post, and bang! 30 days later, if it's still active, you get paid.
I'm here to tell you - this is for real.  They ask you to wait until you have $50 to withdraw (you can do less, but there is a fee).  I waited until I had a little more than that, just because there were a few things close together that I wanted to be able to withdraw all at the same time.  I'm here to tell you - the money was in my paypal account quickly after I withdrew from SocialSpark, and was in my bank account today.  It really works!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

When one goes, they all do....

You know how sometimes, the avalanche starts and all you can do is sit and watch?  That's what happened at my house this week.  The air conditioner went out (and we're under heat advisories).  It's dead, I'm going to have to get a whole new system.  My lawnmower won't start - and it appears that it's never going to.  My electric fence for the dog was all tangled up... but Dad did manage to fix that.  My front outside lights won't work... tried changing the light bulbs, but apparently that's not it.  Someone bashed my mailbox in... for the third time since I moved in.... it's currently being held together with duct tape.  The door that keeps my garbage can hidden from the dog busted yesterday morning... so he made a huge mess while I was gone.  Josh not only helped me clean it up but fixed the door for me.

After a week like this, I just want to say "I quit!"  It's so frustrating that I can't fix any of it without just throwing money at it.  Hopefully things will turn around soon!

Exercise Log 5

I'm excited about what I did the rest of the week, so I have to share it!
Thursday: 40 laps in 25 minutes - lost an earring back, spent one lap looking for it, which is why I slowed down.
Friday: 70 laps = 1 mile, and I did it in 45 minutes!  It's 3 minutes faster than my last mile, so I'm very excited!
I also did yoga again on Friday - I am NOT flexible so I definitely work hard while we are there.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Exercise Log 4

Mon, June 20: 40 laps in 25 minutes, plus 2 more laps
Tues, June 21: 40 laps in 24-25 minutes
Wed, June 22: 50 laps, 35 minutes
Thurs, June 23: Swam a mile (70 laps) in 46 minutes
Vacation week - June 30: 20 laps before the pool was too crowded.  Lots of swimming in the ocean and walking during the week though.

Wed, July 6: 50 laps in 32 minutes. Made 40 laps in 24, so that compares pretty well.  Also did a 30 minute yoga class with my mom.

I do pretty good the weeks I'm home.  I just get up EARLY (5:10 this morning) instead of sleeping in like I want to.  Sometimes the hardest part is just driving out to Batesville to get to the pool.  I am not seeing a difference in numbers, but Josh says I look more toned.  I'll take anyone seeing a difference!

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I'm a little ashamed it's been so long.  So much has happened, let's start with some quick pictures from the Cumberland trip.

Was such a great weekend.  I felt like summer had started, even though I still had two more days of school.  Then I went and saw Megan, attended Hilary's wedding, Josh and I attended an old friend's wedding, and I did this.
I was Miss Gloria Rasputin in "Bye Bye Birdie".  What, you don't see me?  I'm hidden under that huge blond wig :)  I absolutely had a blast doing it.

There was Josh's cousin's wedding reception (they got married in CA, we went straight to the reception from a performance!) and my trip to FL.  Panama City Beach was fabulous to me, it was nice to just do nothing for a while.

That pretty much sums up June... 4th of July weekend was of course busy too.  Party at our friends' house Sunday, complete with me learning how to shoot a gun.  Monday was a party at Josh's, which meant lots of time in the pool.  And yesterday we did a lot of NOTHING!  Watched some movies, caught up on TrueBlood, and worked on crocheting blankets.  I have 2 out of 3 done, so I'm pretty excited!

Now you're up to date again, and I'm going to try to do better!  Exercise log in a short bit.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Exercise Log 3

Not great, not terrible this week.  3 days in the water...
Wednesday: 40 laps, 29 minutes, broke to take my inhaler and forgot to time it :/
Thursday: 40 laps, 25 minutes
Friday: ONE MILE!  I'm very excited.  Took me 49 minutes, which is probably a long time, but I'm so excited I did it!

I finally feel like I'm making progress - now to keep with it, even when I'm exhausted!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Exercise Log 2

Since it's been a while, I'll give you a by-the-date update.
May 25: 30 laps in 22 minutes
May 26: 30 laps in 21 minutes
Then we had Memorial Day weekend.....
May 31: 20 laps, was so sore from tubing on the lake I couldn't handle anymore.  Ended up being the only time I could make it to the pool that week :/
June 6: 40 laps
June 7: 40 laps in 26 minutes
June 8: 40 laps... 28 minutes?
June 9: 40 laps today 27 or 28 minutes
June 10:  40 laps in 26 minutes

I'm really excited how this week turned out!  I'm not sure how good my times are or are not, but I'm glad I'm being consistent.