It’s over. I started having back spasms and that is a sure sign for me to take it easy and planks are anything but easy. I don’t think the planks are the reason, however no more…at least for a while.
Wow, that was intense! But I did it! 30 seconds of core strengthening plank today. I wonder if Hubby will remember.
We spent some time looking at riding lawn mowers…ugh. Who knew there were so many decisions to make? I think we have it narrowed down, between a craftsman and an areins.
Well, I better get back to supper…the smoke alarm is going off!!! Although, at our house, dinner is rarely done before that particular timer goes off.
Holy Crap! Who would think that 20 seconds would be such a long time. This is going to be a good challenge, with challenge being the optimum word. The really cool thing is at the hubby is doing it with me.
BTW, I nailed down yet another migraine trigger: nitrous oxide. Yep, laughing gas doesn’t make me laugh, it gives me a migraine. I guess at means I will lean on my boss to handle these patients for me.
2 out of 3 isn’t bad, right? That is my track record on 30 Day Challenges…For May I am going to try it again. Yes, I know May has 31 days, but I saw this on FB and I don’t want to wait until June to do it.
I am excited to do the 30 day Plank Challenge. What is it? Check out the calendar from Fit Fabulous below: I am going to change things up a bit…like by starting on Wednesday. I am even going to post photos…ugh, the thought makes me a little sick; I guess that means I need to get off my lazy bum and do it!
This is going to be part of a bigger workout challenge. I need to get on it. I have a good start for this week. Yesterday I spent almost an hour outside putting tires away, raking and gardening. That HAD to burn some calories.
I went and did it. I’ve been missing a tablet since our android Acer Iconia died a few weeks ago. So yesterday, I took a trip to the apple store and walked out with a shiny new iPad. Sofas, I am loving it, so are the four footers. We watched a movie and a half on Netflix last night as well went on Pinterest.
Last night and this morning we spent looking at paint colors for the kids’ room. Looks like they want to share a room. I guess we will see how it goes. Check out my Pinterest page for the beachy colors we love.
Off to get breakfast and gardening supplies.
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When the old adage said “April showers bring May flowers,” I don’t think April snow showers are what they had in mind. Yet, that is what we have here in Minnesota.
We spent this weekend getting the trailer packed for the ChumpCar race next weekend in Wisconsin and finishing up our taxes. Fun stuff, right. Plus, Mother Nature keeps piling on the snow, rain and ice.
That’s my rant for today. I better stop now before I get on a tangent about the bull shit that is income tax…
February has come and gone. March is here. I have been working on sewing. I even picked up a vintage Kenmore sewing machine at Salvation Army…now to find a bobbin carrier.
Ice racing has come to an end..it ended similar to how it started: a busted transmission. I guess we know what we have to look forward to in our off season. Although, props go to my DH and his team mates for swapping a tranny to finish the second day of the weekend.
I have been playing with free motion quilting and am having a blast. Table runners and flannel quilt blocks are as brave as I am right now. I am also in the process of making a vintage inspired apron…or two. I purchased some gorgeous pink fabric with cherries that is just asking to be made into an apron…perhaps the black with cherries is destined to be a sundress. Miss E wants an apron as well. She picked out pink with chocolate covered cherries. I am expecting that Mr. N will want an apron…probably with sharks or maybe flames.
I made a fascinating discovery after I had foot surgery: part of my headaches are from wearing contacts at work. 2 new pairs of glasses and I am experiencing fewer headaches. What I realized is my contacts do not correct for my astigmatism, but my glasses do. In talking with my neurologist, we think that this may be one thing that, while not triggering the monsters directly, makes me more susceptible to them. For now, I am wearing my glasses and enjoying fewer headaches.
Also on the health front, I joined Anytime Fitness. I LOVE their classes on demand. Who would think I would enjoy kick boxing? But, I do. With sinus surgery last week, I still need to do a fitness consult and learn how best to tackle my problem areas.
If you are ever looking thru my upstairs freezer and see the peas…don’t eat the peas. Unless of course, they are the steamable kind, those are the only type we usually eat around here. The peas in the freezer have a very different purpose…ice packs. They make wonderful ice packs. I had a hammer toe correction done last Thursday. Sexy, huh? Makes me feel really old! Anyway, the peas have been the BEST ice pack ever, well except maybe for being out ice racing yesterday. The cold air felt amazing on my foot.
If you are ever out and about and need a quick, instant ice pack; stop by the local grocery store and pick up a bag of frozen peas. Cheap and effective. Just remember when it is all said and done, don’t eat the peas.
Rusty began shedding his undercoat last week. Wow! He sure is shedding a lot. I read on some forums when we first got him that ACDs tend to shed a lot twice a year. A lot is an understatement. I was shocked when I swept the floor and picked up enough fur to create a small version of Rusty.
I was sick of my pants looking like this:
We were out and about and stopped at our local friendly hardware store. The young man who helped me stated that although they were expensive ($40), they were worth every penny. I figured with a money back guarantee, why not? The cashier commented that she also thought it was well worth the expense. Furminator in hand we headed home to see how well it worked.
Rusty was less than enthusiastic about being brushed, but soon got over it. Cookies are a great motivator.
Thus is the amount of fur that we got out/off in one session. The first session we got even more (close to double). Rusty seems to not mind it as much and there is no longer enough fur to recreate our dog on the kitchen floor.
I give the furminator an A+. It is easy to use and holds up to its promise to reduce shedding.
2013 is upon us. What a ride 2012 was! I hope that 2013 finds you happy, healthy and full of energy and good spirit. 2013 finds me stuffed up and full of snot. Gross, I know, but totally true. In the past week and a half I have been to the emergency room twice. I hope not to make it 3 times in 2 weeks. I came down with Influenza A…gee, I sure am happy I got my flu shot . Then, that or some other virus thoroughly kicked my butt last Friday and landed me back in the ER. Not my idea of fun. But, I am on my way to feeling better, dry red nose and all.
As I enter the new year, it is easy to make resolutions about joining a gym, saving money, eating healthier, being more organized, doing more craft projects, yada, yada, yada. I could (and probably should) make all of these, but alas, I am making no such promises or resolutions. Rather my only resolution is to be true to myself. I hope to blog once per week, but sometimes that is a stretch. I’d like to exercise more, and I do plan on joining the gym in Zimmerman, but I make no promises. Instead, I will be me. I will do my best as a mom and a wife and at work.
I am off to finish up my day at work, then home for some left over fondue stir fry…I am going to stir fry all the leftover meats and veggies from fondue. Should be tasty.