Saturday, February 11, 2017

Caturday: Vacation Edition

I'm at Linda's this weekend so it's the Lily and Cagney show!

Lily is trying to be good:
 

Cagney is always good...
 
Lily cracked me up last night on her perch 
 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Good Morning from AJ!

She was super lovey this morning!!
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekly Chase: Week 5 of 2017

Sometimes in my goal to "plan" this year, I have to plan some self care time.  And that means something goes-this week it was my blog.  I didn't mean to neglect you, but I was flying by the seat of my pants.  I did however, keep the house pretty clean so that was a victory to me!

Here's a quick recap: L had school all week.  She worked out some differences with friends and a teacher.  She went to her first school dance on Friday and had a great time!.  She danced her heart out today at the Children's Festival despite having caught a cold. 

Jeff started back at BCC for two classes this spring (teaching).  New spring goals for his HS kids are keeping him busy.  And he also caught the cold.

I had a super busy week at work.  I felt like a firefighter.  Not my favorite way to spend the week.  I got in some great runs this week and finally decided my running issues had nothing to do with my body.  The voices in my head had to go-so I told them to take a hike.  And I ran 6 solid miles on Saturday!  I caught a version of the cold-scratchy throat and general fatigue.  Ugh.  On the up side, I bought my first pair of Lularoe leggings-Valentine.  They are so cute!!!

Onto the weekly chase.  Here's a recap of what should have been seen last week.

1. Run every day-YEP!
2. Stretch daily.  Foam roll and ice 5 times a week- most days
3. Read 10 pages every day-Yes
4. Take 2 minutes a day to meditate/pray- Yes
5. Log my calories and eat mindfully-Yes

6. Blog three times this week-Yes-I actually got in four!
7. Get packed.  I'm going to Vegas Friday/Saturday for a work thing-Yes.  Although I almost didn't make it.  We had mechanical problems in Wichita and I missed my connections, but the travel agent figured it out.

Here are my goals next week:

1. Run every day
2. Stretch, foam roll OR ice every day
3. Log my calories
4. Pray daily
5. Read 10 pages a day
6. Journal daily

7. Get ready for scrapbooking at Linda's
8. Clean scrapbook room

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Caturday Edition: The Treat Face

So AJ has been working hard at her "please give me treats" face. I will walk in the house to see her on the stairs with her head cocked to the side. 

After the dogs are let outside, I get this: 

 
"Oh momma. I LUV you!!! And I'm super hungry for a treat. See they are right there". 
 

And the "oh I really LUV you. And I NEED treats now please!" Look. It's been working well for her. 
 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fitness Friday: 1/20/17

Well we may have sworn a new president in today but I'm still up to the same old. Running everywhere, trying to stay sane and keep it all together. 
This week included a trip to the eye doctor (who tells me my eyes are getting old and I need readers) , a stressful transfer to get a patient to Memphis and delayed planes. I'm headed to Vegas to present. But I'll get there anyway (hopefully) but it will be super late! 

On with the show: today I ran day 607. I felt good this week even though I was sore from bootcamp. 
First of all-I hit day 600 last Friday! The pups joined in on my mile. 
 
Sat: another mile. I thought it may have iced and I didn't have time to figure it out that it didn't. 
 

Sun: I got out and ran outside. It was misting but nice. 
 

Monday: bootcamp and a mile 
 

Tuesday: slept in and ran by myself 

Wednesday: bootcamp and a mile
 

Thursday: speedwork with a little tempo running. It was good to get out for awhile. 
 
 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday

 
Today marks one month since my grandpa passed away. It's taken me this long to write this post. While he had health challenges the last couple years and specifically the last couple months, he was overall really healthy for a 92 year old man. 

Grandpa was awesome. He was genuine. He always wanted to know what I was doing and how work was going. He was always there when you needed help or direction. He was so funny! He was a great prankster and laughed just as hard when he got pranked. 

I'm going to miss him a lot. His smile, laugh and chatter. I'll never forget the last time I saw him. I went to visit a week before he died. He found out he could have a milkshake so I went to Sonic to get his favorite "strawberry shake". He must have kissed my grandma at least a dozen times while I was there. He was so sweet. 

I am so thankful I knew him for 42 years. I'm glad he's not in pain any more. And I know he's with God and all of his siblings probably playing golf, drinking beer and having a good laugh. 

Love you grandpa! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: A Clean Start

 
This may not look like much but it means a lot to me. When L was born, I needed organization in my life. I found a great blog called Fly Lady. She has lots of good techniques to keep your house clean and decluttered. The first step: a clean sink. 

It's a process. Fill the sink to the rim, add bleach. Let it sit an hour. Drain water. Rinse well. Use a SOS pad to get it to shine, rinse and dry. 

When you get done, it looks beautiful! And you make sure at the end of the day, the dishes are in the washer and the sink is rinsed and dried. It's a small achievement which leads me to want to plan and clean other areas of the house.