Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
No walk just helped little boys make a bit more mola now they get to play soccer because they earned it.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I like the video it helps now if I can just keep the ball as my own and not have the boys play with it. I keep it hidden most of the time so it will stay inflated. My abs are feeling the lifting and it's nice to have cushion from the hardwood floor.
2 miles with the hubby on a evening walk.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
What is it like to have to shove a tiny tube down a itty bitty nose and feel when it hits the end of the nasal cavity and turn to make its descent? All the while you are holding the flailing hands and watching the fear in the eyes. Desperation setting in on both parties to get it out or get it in whatever it's going to take. Then what about when you have to pull it because no matter what you do it's plugged with medicine, usually at two in the morning feeding hour to top it all off. You have cranberry juiced it and water pushed it and that was even warm water and it's just not going to give. What about having to place a stethoscope on the tiny tummy and fearing that you will not hear tummy sounds when you pull back on the syringe that is at the outside end of the tube, but maybe a lung sound, thank goodness that never happed to me. Shall we say FRUSTRATION daily more than once a day sometimes.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I slept in again but that's cause tomorrow is going to be crazy we have sheep that have to learn to be led for showing and my mini job is calling and I am going to teach boys how to cut split and wrap wood to sell so they can earn some more of their own monies.
Foodies: Protein drink
Luscious garden salad with chicken and boiled eggs on top and it all came out of my own garden well not the chicken but the eggs came out of my coop.
Another yummy protein smoothy for the dinner I was not very hungry after my mammoth yummy salad.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Foodie: Protein drink and steak for dinner. I wonder if it will bring down that scale that has had a rise in numbering. I am not to worried because there are some very strong muscles that are replacing the flab spots and I am sure they weigh more.
Early to bed I hope but with wild boys around who slept in I do not think that is going to be my luck.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I finally arrive back home and amazingly enough they all get to bed early because tommarow is a long long day of fun.
My first ever 5K I am scared, excited, amazed that I got here and ready to fill a tiny dream that I have always had to run in the local Milk run race. Family will be doing it along my side which always makes it funner so here goes nothing wish me luck.
Foodies: cream cheese eggs, cheese sticks a tiny bit of apples oranges and carrot sticks, salmon with sauted celery and cilantro. I went with when I got hunger pagnes when I ate it seemed to work well for me today.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The kids are still being willing to get jobs done and the house is still looking nice. I might give the T.V. back tonight??? Na there is to much peace here to give that attention sapper back. I think we will go for a nice long family horse ride well those of the family that are here that is. Pretty girl J got to go back to working with the high school tec crew for the play that they are going to put on this weekend.
Came home from a fun mountain horse ride to find Pretty girl J with a boy watching a movie. The poor Dad just doesn't know how to handle this new addition to her life experiences. He never was that protective over the older brother like this I hope he survives it.
P.S. how do you get your awards and put them on your blog page lacking in tec no how on this one?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I am eating whatever I want but steering clear of white starch foods for the most part. Lots of salads out of my garden and good grade beef and grilled chickens. I am out of almonds and I miss my crunchy treat.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
1. Thank the person that gave you the award - Thank you, Kathryn!
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
- I have 7 beautiful children that I gave my tiny body up for and now I am doing all I can to get it back so it's mine.
- I have another blog that's about my family but you have to do the search to figure it out like someone else I know who did it and found it.
- I am the oldest of 7 and 3 are sisters and we are all working on weight losing
- I made the drawings and blue prints. Then Hubby and I logged out, hauled off the mountain and cut the logs to build our own log home with the help of our Dads, brothers and even a few sisters.
- I am running my very first 5K and just started seriously running towards a race goal at 43 years of age.
- I have moved 55 times in my life before the age of 20 and I wasn't a milatary brat.
- I should have gone to school to be a nurse but I didn't so I learned lots about what it could be like by haveing my last baby live in a hospital for 7 1/2 months after he was taken c-section.
4. Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them.
Now I have to flipen rage because we the parents have been doing to many nice things for kids who just do not get it and take advantage. We have a give take system, the kids do things like chores and the return pay is parent willingness to drive all over kingdom come and take horses to many places or pay for an activity like wrestling. If they earned the money and payed for the activity themselves then they get to do it. So often our kids are making sure they pay their own money towards what they want to do. Or they are working really hard to keep the chores in and out of the house done so we are willing. Well somewhere along this summer some kids have forgotten that this is how our household motates. Today the balance got tipped way badly and there are some kids who are not going to get to wrestling camp tomorrow, didn't get to go to high school tech fun day. Tomorrows peewee 4-H is out for one and there are only two who didn't loose all the important doing things that they wanted to do. They actually helped the one who lost out on peewee to get his job finished after the Mom started to take the books that he had dumped to the local thrifty store. Pretty soon there is one who is not going to have a bed or pair of clothing to wear if he isn't having an attitude change.
Have you heard of James Jones it's a pretty good program and of course I tweak it to my way of doing a bit but if you have kids who think they should be handed a silver platter with everything on it Go have a really good looky it could save you a bundle either now or when they have to go to the detention center.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Miles: 2 pretty wimpy but tomorrow I will make up for it.
Breakfast: turkey sausage on a fried eggs with cheese.
Lunch: a fast protein drink.
Dinner: subway sandwiches in the car and naughty hard pretzels, Drop the bag and step away, it was like some crazy addiction hit me. Now I really have to run tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Miles non just iced the toe and did the stretches carefully.
Breakfast/brunch: chicken sandwich with whole grain low cal buns, and lots of green leafy lettuce and a nice avacado spread mixed with garlic.
Dinner: a huge green salad from the garden with peppers, carrots, spinach, celary and tuna mixed all over the top with a pepper ranch dressing and sunflower seeds. 1 apple and snacks of my dark chocolate crack.
I fought with car batteries all day today. They just would not get charged and had to wait till the hubby came to threaten them into submission.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Miles: 4.11 jogging and .89 walking. It was so humid and muggy that I just could not do any of the hills today so I walked them.
I had so hoped that we didn't have to hook up the swamp cooler but I think that hope is about out the window.
Later in the evening I did a major trip over a chair and had a stick cut my big toe just before the chair landed on it and bruised the whole area. I have been training to do my first 5K not sure what might happen now. Sitting with ice on it.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Now if the chillens will just stay calm and sit by vegatably just watching T.V. I might be able to regain the house front and stop tripping on wet shorts and towels from water play and also keep the floor dry for more then an hour today. Maybe get some blankets washed and hidden so that the hut making slows. DREAM ON GIRL that's not going to happen until the school bell rings and they are back on a schedule. They are like a pack of dogs these boys lately just busy and hunting for things to do.
Breakfast: Pretty girl surprised me and had shrimp and peppers cooked to share with her.
Lunch: Tacos with lettuce, peppers, and spinach from our garden. A tiny bit of beans a tiny bit of wild rices and sour creams and the most delicious taco shell made from cheese eggs and cauliflower here's the link to get that amazing recipe. My kids ate every single shell that I made and didn't guess once that it was made with an egg.
Dinner:Popcorn and salad what a combo. Went to the park and watched movies on the side of the old log house.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Miles: 3 on the track
I arrive home to find our mare having a new baby that takes up a few hours and so breakfast is now pushed to lunch.
Lunch: Shrimp with lots of butter and carrot cake from one of my boys birthdays this last week. Then later more carrot cake and a salad, and more carrot cake and again more you get the picture right?
I have to get out of the house so yard work and horse play and laundry uugggh. Hang out at the park back to carrot cake but it has healthy carrots and it's just little squares.
Dinner: Salmon with asparagus in a cream parmesan cheese sauce so yummy and more carrot cake heavens it has got to get gone so I make everyone eat some. Now the one healthy thing is he isn't into frosting so it's more like eating a bread of carrots but the scale is going to be up I am afraid, to much sugar in the mix.
Please kids go to bed so I can get some needed sleep this night I can not keep sleeping through my cell phone and hubby alarms.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I caught myself eating cereal. WHAT.! I do not even like it because for some reason it cuts my mouth up and leaves the driest taste inside it and most of all it's bad for you. I haven't gotten the stuff for over a year and the Dad was saying please get some so when we have to leave so early we have fast food for breakfast. The biggest problem is that's not how the kids eat it. They chow like nobodies business and the great big bags of bulk Malto meal is gone like in a day or faster depending on who is home to consume. So between my mindless stress eating and their sugar fast seeking it just cannot come in my house again. Besides 4-H Peewee was a nightmare tonight because they were all so hungry from quick non filling carb meals that had no protein carryover, they whined that they wanted off the horses after hauling 30 min to the arena. Satisfying pancakes with doubled up eggs and some sausage will just have to be the mainstay at this house.
Miles:running 2 walked 1.5
Breakfast: Dumb cereal for everyone else. I had a nice cream cheese and blueberries.
Lunch: Dumb cereal no one wanted real food I ate salmon steak.
Dinner: They of course went right for the cereal and I talked some into eating venison. I also made a nice spinach havartti cheese egg fritatda.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Jer has a binky and we try and try to get rid of it, but you see it's all we could put in his little mouth for 7 months before he was allowed to eat. Now I have days I would like to be rid of it especially when he loses it for the night and cries and cries that he needs it so much. It gives him a soothing factor now and back then when the needles poked and the tubing came undone or the noise was unbearable he sucked it. It was the one thing that he knew they would always give him when Mommies arms or Nana's or Daddies or Papa arms were not there to hold him, he could suck that thing so hard it pushed away his little fears. It kept his mind occupied on doing something else besides hurting or fearing that he would not get enough air. I guess I can keep waiting to be rid of that soothing little item if it means he is a happier baby.
First Photo as a newborn in NICU with his little tiny purple hospital binky.
5 Months old with Tracheostomy still living in the NICU.
9 months old and finally in our own home. Feeding tubes sat monitor lines and oxygen tubing very much our friends everyday but no Tracheostomy.
Our many binky trials until we found just the right one that he liked again after the trach was removed.
Picture taken just last week when I tried to take the binky so I could get a photo with the cute clean teeth. Not happening as you can see it is going back in the mouth to do it's soothing job at 4 years old.
Please go vote by clicking the link on my right top side called Rett syndrome do it for this little baby who's only means of escape sometimes can be her little binky. At least you are able to push the button and make a difference for her when she can not do that for herself. Go read how she relives her stress in a traped body.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Breakfast: Orange and sunflower seeds.
Lunch: Curried salmon and a big salad with boiled eggs.
One very big laugh. My pretty girl happened to walk downstairs early without putting her contacts on. She stepped right on one of the sticky mouse catching pads and it stayed to her foot. Now why would it be in the middle of the room well cause a mouse was stuck there to and had it's front feet were not attached and were able to pull itself along and moved it to the middle of the room. Scream ya and more SCREAM everyone in the house that was asleep was not anymore. I was horrible and laughing so hard because here she was with her foot in the air screaming and begging for help to have me pull it off (no way!) which it did slowly fall off. She had been fixing herself breakfast and didn't eat needless to say after that. Boys came to both our rescues and got rid off the whole mess and I did stop laughing, but not till I told Hubby what the whole thing was about. She sat there looking at me like I was the meanest person on earth. She really does hate snakes and mice.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I caved and ate a taco and then one more this Aunt sure makes you hungry but it could be that I run this morning and just needed more to have enough energy for the day.
Miles: Jogging cause I was really slow today 3.45 and .75 walking making a total length of 4 .2 miles I love my mapping tools I can tell to the .2 how far I went.
Breakfast: a beef patty with tomatoes
Lunch: left over chicken in the cream sauce and a big salad.
Dinner: two taco bells even if I end up paying a pound or two of gained weight.
How do you celebrate your freedoms?
Friday, July 2, 2010
I wanta play blog hop even if my computer doesn't want to, so click her link an join there if you happen to land on mine cause I can't past and copy for some dang reason.
I am just kidding I am not eating steak today. I ate a blueberry smoothie with half of 8oz cream cheese and milk. I stuck ground flax seed and almond butter and of course Stevia to sweeten Yum YUMMY. I am eating a nice Salmon steak with celery and garlic for my lunch and dinner is Chicken with for the first time in a long time rice, 4 different kinds of wild rice with a sour cream, parmesan cheese sauce and carrots. A big green salad with eggs and sunflower seeds plus olives and raspberry vinaigrette.
I don't have lots of motivation this morning because its to dang hot but out to the garden I go. It's going to be a productive day.
Oh ya the up is caused from the Aunt finally coming to visit for the week so now I will be back down in a few days unless the holidays derail me but ya know it's barbecues just as long as I stay away from the breads and sweets. I went for a walk/run in the dark with C boy he made me dizzy with his light bobbing up and down but at least it was cool outside.