Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I have always thought of myself as a pretty good recycler. Of course I recycle all my newspapers, magazines, boxes, etc. With respect to paper and metal, I recycle almost every item that can possible be recycled. That is almost everything. The two issues I have are:
- peanut butter jars
- little tomato paste cans
Now, it's not that I don't want to recycle these containers. It's just that it is very time consuming to wash these out. However, the big sticking point I have with these is the amount of water needed to clean them out. I sometimes wonder if it's a wash (no pun intended), once I am finished cleaning them. Additionally, I end up using paper towels to clean them too. John doesn't see this the same as me. He thinks it's no big deal.
You might be reading this and thinking this idea is ridiculous, please let me hear your thoughts. I am totally open to seeing this idea differently. Thanks.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I have also modified my diet a bit too. I have added protein and tried to cut out as much junk as I can. I kept asking myself how I could have gained 5 pounds this summer when I was running about 20 miles a week. I was eating fairly good (not as good as now) and I still gained. Well when I was talking to Mary it all became clear to me. I feel like now is a good time for the drum roll........ I was probably ingesting about one bag of chocolate chips a week. Oh my goodness. That sounds awful but terribly true. Throughout the day I would take a handful every now and again. I am sure this added up, literally.
I have always had a weakness for chocolate morsels. My mom tells a story about how when she was nine months pregnant with my sister and I was about two, she was feeling terrible. It was a 95 degree day and all she wanted to do was lie down. Well apparently I was not cooperating. She then gave me a handful of chocolate chips, and so began my terrible addiction! Well now that I have recognized the problem I must move on. No more chocolate chips for me!!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Getting back to yesterday's conversation with his dad..... he couldn't believe that no other kids in his class were interested in history. He said how just didn't understand why no one wanted to talk about history with him. What do you tell a kid like this? My husband just explained that not all kids like every subject and some kids may get more interested when they are a little older. Meanwhile, I am having dreadful flashbacks of 9th grade civics. Scary!!!
Monday, September 24, 2007
One other time I was shopping when a woman commented on how much food I had in my carriage. wtf!!! Can't people just think things without blurting everything out? Even if I made that observation, I would never think to say something.
Oh well that's enough for now. I figure its Monday, and I should purge myself of negativity now or else it will be with me all week long. Have a good day!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
The highlight of the morning was the childrens' "Fun Run" which preceded the 10K. My boys had a blast. Matt my youngest decided yesterday he was definitely running. Without a doubt, he said he was winning. John, my oldest son wanted no part in the run until last night. He decided he would run. This morning, Matt was all bent out of shape. He told John it just wasn't fair, because he decided to run first, and therefore he was going to win. I explained to them that they could both run and win, as they were competing against there own respective ages.
Well they both ran. Neither one won, although if you ask them how they did, they would say GREAT! They both cheered each other on and in their little hearts I think they really thought they won. Hey, they were both winners for me. I was so proud of them.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Just thought I would leave you with a funny little story from today.... the boys were playing out front with my husband this afternoon. I came to the front door laughing hysterically about something (that's a story for another day). Well as soon as I got to the front door, I remembered that my dinner was starting to burn on the stove. I quickly jetted to the kitchen. At the same time, I heard my son, John, call "mom". I turned off the stove and went back to front door. John (he's 7) was coming toward the door and said, "mom were you just laughing of crying." I told him I was laughing. He then said, "oh good because I don't like to see you cry." This just made me melt. He's just a love.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
I definitely have to take a couple of pictures today. I have really been slacking in that area. With the sun shining of course, I should be able to get in a few nice shots. Hope everyone has a good day : )
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Matt with his first fish.
Matt with his second fish and a much bigger one!
John with his first fish, a small mouth bass!