Monday, July 21, 2008

Unexpected Play Day

I had a long "to do" list today. Eight of the items, however, required files on my laptop. Today turned into an unexpected play day.

Zander earned his 30th ticket today so they set up the play station. The girls and I had a girls' day. We spent a couple of hours in the pool. Then we showered and ran to Walmart for some items for dinner. I ran home and zipped Jamin to work.

Josiah came for dinner. He arrived a bit early - YES! - and so I had someone to visit with while I cooked. I love that. Stacia joined us. She began to giggle and say, "I LUF that boy!" while pointing at Cy. I shot a quick photo.

Due to the downed computer Mike came home on time. YES! He was home for dinner with us. It was NICE to have 3 men eating again. Mike got my laptop working. All files are recovered. He suggested I go buy a 1 T something or other External Hard Drive....but Best Buy was already closed. I wanted one with red stripes or pink designs but Mike is quite sure that the colors won't make it go faster. ::snort::

We spent a bit of time visiting on the patio. Watching our aging dog and remembering past times with her. Mike thought it would be funny to spray Zander with the hose. I was so PROUD of Zander. This is not the sort of thing that our little alphabet boy likes. He doesn't understand humor, teasing or playing like this. He stood stock still and looked at Mike. Others were laughing....I was sure he'd have a meltdown, run off and be under his bed. He didn't. I said, "Zander get dad back - it's fun." He gave me a look.....and didn't have a meltdown.

Mike prepared to be soaked. ::snort:: Zander knew he was over there SOMEWHERE!
Oh NO! Mike snuck up on him....and still Zander didn't meltdown. I told him I was very proud of him. We asked him if it wasn't fun to let others laugh with you from time to time.
Shortly after this, all moved in to play Ruckus. Zander opted for screen time...a guy can only take so much social interaction in one evening. ::snort::
Amidst cries of "We LUF you" and "Promise we'll see you again"....Josiah went home. We'll go pick Jamin up from work and call it a day.

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(My laptop died this a.m. pray for it and for my attitude! I'm ready to skillet something - maybe a few computers). I managed to grab one of the children's computers to graphic. LOL

I did make it to the gym 5 times last week! Yes. That qualifies as "most days of the week". I did 60 min each day.....and really pushed for lots of calories burned on most of those days. That translates to 40 min on the ARC and 20 on the bike instead of the other way around. ::snort::

I've started charting my exercise/food intake using a points system and spreadsheet sent by Diane, a friend. It does the same thing as my food journal but I was tired of the time it took to notebook, the sameness and the reams of paper - a page a day. This worked well. It certainly made me conscious of being sure to eat 6 small meals a day. LOL I lost 2 lbs this week...of course they are the two I gained the week before but hey - they are gone. LOL I need to switch things up now and again to fight boredom.

On with a new week. To hear from more participants go here (I'll post this week's link when it is up). LOL
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