1.08.2010

Catching snowflakes......



It's been a very long week.....


not necessarily hard....but long.


This is a rundown:


*I made it to.. two bootcamp classes...and because i went to two of them....i can barely walk...


i can barely get my butt out of bed...and hardly sit in a chair.


*I made it to... two bootcamp classes....and because i went to two of them....i feel stronger...


i actually said no to a bowl of ice cream....but i did say yes to pizza...but that's because i went


to ..two classes.


* I took my kids to see the movie Star Wars......it was playing at this place called the Arcada....which


is a beautifully restored theater here in our historic downtown. My friend and i drank wine...


yes...we drank wine.....and no...we didn't sneak it in ...we actually bought it at the concession stand


while commenting that it's really sad that Star Wars is now considered an old movie unlike when we were growing up..and our parents used to take us to see movies like Gone with the wind...or Heidi.


* I shoveled my own driveway two days in a row.....and i didn't use the snow blower......which means i probably burned more calories......so i don't really need to go to bootcamp next week.


*I have a new appreciation for you single mothers.....


*I will have to implement some new rules come sunday night. Somehow each of the kids has managed


to sneak into my bed each night......


sometimes one child...sometimes all three.......


i have a feeling bryan will be on the sofa when he comes home.


*I actually have a better idea for sunday night.....i think i need to head to a swanky hotel all


by myself......somewhere that serves breakfast in bed.


*I have my ticket to France in hand....and also just renewed my passport. It was a really sad day when i had to write my weight down....and now that just means....i will have to continue this bootcamp drama.


*I think it's time i start to take some public speaking classes....because i might have to actually get up


in front of some people and talk......and i really don't want to drool all over the place while staring ahead


and making a total fool of myself.


*I really wanted to get the rest of my christmas down this week...but it's still up......my middle name is


procrastination.


*You learned two new things this week about me.....i am a procrastinator and i drool in front of people.......

oh....

really three things......because i showed you how much money i save when shopping.


xo

















38 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The Hubby spent about 5 months working out of town last year. I know what you mean about having a new appreciation for single moms...AND having your kids climbing in bed with you. I am still waiting for my weekend away at a swanky hotel.

And I am assuming that it is your role as single mom that has kept you from visiting the past couple of days, no? ;-)

Hope all is well...

Kristin said...

my hubby works about an hour away and during the winter calving heifers and rounding up cattle from the range he spends about 4 months of the year gone...i'm so glad for a king sized bed when he is away...3 kicking kids make for some long nights ;0) a swanky hotel sounds divine and not in my future...sigh..

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Loved the post! I need some bootcamp on my bootie!

My hubs was out of town every week for work from August to December so I too admire single mamas. If you get away to a fancy hotel - please pick me up along the way! Good news is he's at a new job, in town, and always home at night!!

Susan S. said...

Hi there....just stumbled into your blog and gotta tell you how CUTE it is. And good for you for GOING to Boot Camp...I need to but haven't signed up. I KNOW it will hurt.

Happy New Year from Houston, TX

Tiffany said...

Oh, yes, I don't understand how single parents do it! Yikes.

Wine while at an old theater in a downtown? Sounds amazing.

Nothing wrong with pizza? It's dairy and grains with even some veggies maybe? Right? Nothing wrong with that. I can't get enough of pizza.

Oh, and I LOVE that you visit my blog. I think that is awesome. I love hearing from you. Thank you for your comment today! : )

p.s. LOVE that snowflake picture!

BonjourRomance said...

You went to bootcamp twice? wow, I'm impressed - you most definitely deserved to pizza. GLad you have your France tickets and passport in hand, you're going to love it!

Jackie said...

Bootcamp twice - well, that's 2 more times than I went! Thanks for the passport reminder...mine is expired!

Mary said...

How exciting! France will be here before you know it! What week are you going? ~mary~

Tattered Goods said...

Happy Friday to you. I too worked out this week to Jillian you know the NATZI LADY and yeah... I know all about having trouble sitting and such :) Enjoy your weekend.

Sheila

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

UGH, I need bootcamp.
I wonder if typing the word counts towards anything? Hmmm?

A movie theater with wine? That really would've helped while watching the Chipmunk movie while inhaling a large popcorn. I live in the wrong town!

Bootcamp (to make up for the popcorn)
~Amy

The Whispering Creek House said...

I would like a swanky hotel and a glass of wine myself..with a big screen TV that I could watch Gone with the Wind in private with my tank top and white pjs with jumping sheep on them..all to myself ....in private...all day long...

Simone said...

Boot camp sounds ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING!!! I am very impressed with you :)

Well done on this week, you are SUPERMOM!

Our cinema only sells beer (I think)....we smuggle in gin and tonics :)

xo

Chez Zizi said...

I wish I could do Boot Camp but I know I would die in 2 minutes.

I shoveled the driveway today.

I also saved money as you saw on my blog. Thanks for commenting.

Zizette

Barb said...

Bootcamp twice in one week? You will be ready to walk around Paris, for sure.

I'm so excited for you. You are gonna fall in love with France.

hugs,
Barb

♥Aubrey said...

You bought wine at the movies?!!! I can't even think it...wish they did that here :)
It would make some of these kid movies more enjoyable. Lol

Have a wonderful weekend hun. Rest those legs of yours...they must be sore.

Sara said...

Christmas is leaving my house this weekend. It makes me sad. My house will once again be back to normal. That makes me sad and happy. The new year begins in earnest. That makes me happy.

Yay for you and all of your accomplishments.

Bonnie said...

Ahhh bootcamp. I've always thought about torturing myself in such a manner... but then MY procrastination and geniune disintrest in pain always kept me trying it out. Yoga... I like yoga. :) Always a joy to read your posts. Thanks!

Jill said...

I just love ya you crazy, drooling, procrastinating woman you! Thanks for cracking me up on my Friday afternoon. Oh, and about that public speaking thing - you are going to be AWESOME!
Have a great weekend!
Jill

myletterstoemily said...

super fun blog. love how you write. i actually have
checked myself into a local hotel twice to have some
quiet time from my lively family. it was wonderful!
...and everyone was on super good behavior when i
returned!

Yellow Pineapple said...

I hear you! I was sad when we moved from a King to a queen bed because my hubby goes away too. It wasn't the 3 kids that would sneak it (or maybe I did 'invite' them.. it was my huge 100lb golden retriever! But it was cosy...enjoy it.

Jboo said...

So impressed by your bootcamp attendance and snow shoveling! Woot! Have a great weekend!

Janet

Samantha2818 said...

I think I'm beyond bootcamp - I think liposuction is the only hope for me now!!
I love my kids coming to bed with me especially as my son is almost 12 and all too soon there'll come a time when he'll be too big to have a cuddle with Mummy. If my husband ever goes away with work I even take the kids to bed with me mostly because I love doing it but also partly because I have less beds to make in the morning (I'm not stupid!) and I'm scared of the dark (Oh wait - yes I am stupid!).

Suzann said...

fun!!
No bootcamp for me, but I made it to the gym every day this week.

Julie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't taken down all of Christmas. I think I'm 98% of the way there. :)

The Flying Bee said...

i said yes to ice cream and pizza this week and no to the gym!

single moms rock...my mom was one

still have Christma up, too!

don't worry about the speaking thing, you'll be great. :)

Gail said...

We still have our tree up, too...although after Christmas was over I stopped watering it and it's dry to a crisp. The taking it down part will soon follow...

Count your blessings....little ones snuggled in bed with you while your husband is away....one day they'll grow up & you'll wish for these days again...

Oh, and I totally have been snacking on Xmas candy and NOT working out. :) It's wonderful.

WhiteWhispers said...

I am so.....so glad there are others that still have up Christmas Decor.It's on my list to do this weekend.Hope your Man returns soon before your eaten Aive! Lock yourself in the Loo.

jules said...

can't say that we have any shoveling of snow in this part of california, still in the 70's. gosh, should i be jealous of that extra workout for your arms, clearing off that driveway....tee hee...no really, we are still hitting the beach...hey, what is happening with that cute daybed???? happy new year, jules

Julie Harward said...

KEEP UP THE BOOT CAMP...YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID! AND THE FRANCE VACATION WILL BE EVEN BETTER FOR IT..THEN YOU CAN START ALL OVER WHEN YOU GET HOME! COME SAY HI :D

Rue said...

Public speaking... Oh God... kill me. I could never ever absolutely NEVER do that. Love the shoes :)

xoxo,
rue

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love this post. Too funny! Can't wait to hear more about France.

paige said...

girlie, you are so rockin the new wide angle lens...i love the snowflake in hand photo with that blurry green color in the background...gorgeous my friend!

you & your bootie camp crack me up!
& i'm betting your weight is quite similiar to one of my slender teenagers!

as soon as i can get little bit with all her blankies and my magazines off THE NEW GLORIOUS furniture i'll send you some photos

ps...guys night out is always a great choice...smirk
xo

littlebyrd said...

Hmmm.....Public speaking? What's that all about?! I'm curious....Good job going to bootcamp two times!!!!! I did a Cindy Crawford work out tape (that is about 20 years old) yesterday and can barely walk this morning.
I hope you have a good weekend.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Gray...your midle name... dont cha know that's why I picked that color for my bathroom. Not to mention that my daughter named her cat Lola! For real..ha!

Leah C said...

Hey, we've got the same middle name;) I shoveled my driveway {twice} because my husband was on a business trip{the same week we had 2 1/2 snow days}and I believe... 1) being a single parent is really challenging 2)I'm in bad shape b/c I thought I'd die after shoveling & 3} boot camp would probably kill me b/c shoveling snow "kicked my butt"!

Brenna LaPray said...

Such a cute post! I'm glad that Bryan will be home very soon. Your turn is next...whoo, hooo!!!

Martha said...

Love your snowflake picture...just love it!!! A little bit of "powder"...you will rock at public speaking...are you kidding me...and oh yes...I found out too how much I appreciate single moms too...hope for a speady rest of the week for you...

Sofa Savvy said...

Oh this wonderful blog! I just stumbled upon it and am so happy to *meet* you! Love the photos and the stories.. I certainly appreciate single moms too... (how did my mom do that?). I am becoming a follower~ thanks for letting me peek into your wonderful little neck of the woods.
Jen @ www.homesweetseattle.blogspot.com