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Thursday, October 21, 2010


Gooooood morning :) Hope today finds you all happy and healthy! I woke up with my alarm at 6:35am, and went back to sleep until 6:55 am. And then got up, read scriptures, said prayers, and went out to help kids get ready for school. Joe had only done part of his homework last night, so I helped him finish it off, then hurried kids off to the bus.

And went back to bed. But Captain America came back home 3 minutes later, so I got up to hang with him. I ate, and put on my work out clothes, and got Jimmy fed, and Jake ready for school and classes.

And at 8:30am-ish, I headed to meet Laurie. But I must have missed her, cause she never showed. So I walked to the beginning on the running path, then started jogging. And jogged a LONG ways. Further than last time. And almost at the 1/2 way point, I met up with Laurie, and turned around and came back, jogging most of the time. Slowly, sure, but jogging none the less.

It felt pretty good to jog today. My legs felt a bit tired, but good. They have a "good" sore burn today. You know what I mean, right?

Laurie and I chatted as we walked the last little bit home, and she came in for a few minutes to visit. Then had to run off to meet someone for a brief meeting at Starbucks. And I said that I'd keep Rowan, because he and Jimmy were playing SO nicely.

So she headed off to get ready and go to her meeting, and I figured that I probably shouldn't shower while I was supposed to be in charge of someone elses kids (ha!), so I did the next best thing. I made cookies! hehe.

Here's me getting my soda fix for the day, even if it WAS Coke Zero. Ewh. But it was caffeine, so it was all good. Here's me pulling a face at the fact that it's NOT something good. hehehe.

And here's Rowan and Jimmy watching cartoons. Aren't they cute :)
I made the banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe that I'd made last time. You can find that post HERE. And I made a double batch again, because that's how many bananas I had. hehe. But they were SO good :)

And it says to cook them for 10 minutes, but 9 seemed to work better this time... And here's Jake and I. Yeah, I REALLY needed a shower :)

I got Jimmy to the bus at 11am, and finished up the cookies and washed the dishes, and soon, Laurie was back. We chatted for a few minutes, and she and Rowan were off. And I took a shower, FINALLY! It felt SO good. And put on make up and fixed my hair all girly and junk. I felt SO much better. hehehe.

And Jake

Captain America called and wanted to know if I wanted to do lunch, and OF COURSE I did, so I headed to El Taco Tote, and I was gonna order and get it all set so when he got there, he could eat and go back to work.

Here's me in the truck on the way over
And my favorite El Taco Tote!
We got our Brochetta plate and chips and guacomole salsa and cucumbers. Mmmm, so tasty :) After lunch, we went back to our trucks, and I gave him 4 dozen cookies to take back to work. Mmmm, cookies!

And me on the way back home
I got back home, and gave Jake our leftovers, and sat down at my 46 inch laptop to design. I designed 4 Birthday WordArt packs already this week, but I'm only gonna release 2 of them this week. Birthday 2 and Birthday Attitude 2. Then, I made a partial pack of Love/Anniversary masks a few weeks ago, so I can have that one too. I made a Zodiac WordArt Pack, and a Ghost WordArt pack. So tomorrow, I just need to package it up, and I'll be set. It's always nice to get work done a little early.

Jimmy came back home at 2:30, Joe at 3:30, and Tom and Eme at 3:55. So here it is, 4:01pm, and I need to go and assist the kids with chores/homework, and think about dinner. I should have started the crock pot back at 10:30am when I was thinking about it....

OK, I'm back. I pre-blogged part of the day! Woohoo! It's now 10:56pm, and I'm gonna tie this up and put the rest of my pics on here, and I'm done :) Yeah!

SO, it was 5:30pm, and my kids were hungry. And I needed to fix them something for dinner. So I got out some ground turkey and a diced onion, and browned it up. And was still trying to decide what to do with it. Tom found a can of pinto beans, so I added that. And then decided that I could make chili!

I added a packet of chili seasoning, 14 oz of crushed tomatoes, a few LARGE squirts of BBQ sauce, and a bit of brown sugar, and simmered for a bit. And my kids actually liked AND ate it. Miracle of miracles.. hehehe.

Here's Tom with his chili
And yeah, this looks like throw up, or diarreah, but the kids say that it's good. And it's not really yellow, like it looks in the picture... hehe.

And here's my Talipia. I love fish :)
And me, thinking about how I was gonna have to drag 5 kids to church activities on Wednesday night ALL BY MYSELF because Captain America was working late. Hmpf!
And then, CAPTAIN AMERICA WAS HOME!!! And it was only 6:30! He grabbed some dinner real fast, changed his clothes, and off we ALL went to activities. We dropped Eme and Tom off at the church, and dropped Jake off at the park near the church, and we headed to Walmart. Joe and Jim and Captain America and I.

But first, we made a Circle K stop. Captain America stayed in the truck with the little ones, and I got both boys a red Slurpee (yes, it's a flavor...), and Captain America and I Diet Mt Dews.

And as I was leaving the store with 4 drinks, I noticed this.

Freakin' red slurpee! It was ALL over me. All down my sweater, and ALL over the cuff of my white shirt too. Grrrr. We were gonna look for a Tide Stain Stick to go thingy at Walmart...

We drove over to Walmart, and got Captain America's protein powder that we failed to get the last time we were there, and then just looked around for a while. And did you know that they sell tongue rings at Walmart? Who knew...

And the Transmountain Walmart had "How to Train Your Dragon" cut outs too!

Captain America found a few shirts that he liked, and we got a few other things, and got in line to pay. Captain America took the little boys to the bathroom (and threw away the rest of the SUPER messy slurpees) and by the time he came back, I hadn't moved in line.... This wasn't gonna work. We needed to get back to pick up the kids....

So I told him to take the little boys and go and pick up the kids from church, and I'd stay in line. So he left, and I waited. And waited. And waited.

Here's a new gum that I bought to try. Key Lime Pie. Um, yeah, not the worst things I've had. I think I liked the Strawberry Shortcake one better, though.

And the Toy Story 3 shirts we got for Jim and Joe. Pretty sad when the 5 yr old gets the 6/7 and the 7 yr old gets the 4/5.... hehe.

So I finally get to the front of the line, pay, and head for the bathroom. Cause I'd just downed a 32 oz Diet Mt Dew. ha! And I busted out my Tide Stick, and started to see if I could help my poor shirt and sweater. And the sweater pink stain started to bleed onto the white shirt underneath, so I ended up just taking off the gray sweater. Yeah, I looked real special now. hehe.

I had a few minutes left, so I went back to Electronics and got another cable for my truck radio to attach to my phone. Because I don't know what happened to the other one. Freakin' kids. hehe.

And I paid in electronics cause there was no line, and headed outside. I sat on a bench and texted my buddy Mandi for a few minutes, then Captain America came back with all the kids. We headed across the street to Lowes, and Captain America and Tom ran inside to get a copy of Captain America's truck key.

Us in the truck
Eme reading the new Rick Riordian book
Me (but then, you already knew that...)
And, they came back out, and Captain America had bought some wood for a new frame for Jim's room for his bed. Because right now, he just has a mattress on the floor. And this will be a lot nicer. It's SO nice to have a handy hubby - hehe :)

We did scriptures and prayers and stuff in the car on the way home, so we put kids right to bed. And Captain America tried on his new shirts. Hmmm, where's the other picture... That's right, my phone died before I could upload it to facebook, and then I had to plug it in, and I forgot that it didn't fully upload. I'll get it on here tomorrow :)

But here's his other new shirt.
And then, as we were standing around, I realized that Jake looked taller than me. Whaaaat? I'm 5'7" 1/2 and he's 5'6" 1/2, right? But I guess that pictures don't lie, right? What do you think? Does he look taller than me? My 13 year old son who hasn't really even hit puberty yet. Holy cow :)
And this is my WHAAAAAAT? face. hehe
We sent Jake off to bed, and Captain America and I sat down and watched a couple episodes of The Office season 3, and headed off to bed. And now it's 11:16pm, and I'm gonna go to sleep. Thank goodness I preblogged part of this already, AND posted and hosted the freebie. I'm so smart. LOL!

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LifeAsDINKers (Ava-J) said...

Thanks for the WA Bethany...the DH and I go jogging together, so it might inspire me to make a LO of us running. Now, who can I recruit to take our picture then...!:)

MouserMo said...

Thank you for your freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list

CactusFreek said...

I have a 10yo who is nearly as tall as me! lol
Love the toy story shirt!

grannymike said...

As always, thanks so much for your nice word art.

Tink said...

Great word art and certainly fit or your day. Thank you.