I got Jim situated, Jake awake, kids on the bus at 7:30am, and I left the house at 7:35am to drive to the East side for my therapy appointment. It was supposed to be at 1pm, but my therapists wife's grandmother had passed away, and they wanted to leave town earlier for the funeral. So I said I could come in early.
It was a good session. We talked about how I was doing and feeling and junk. Things I was doing good, and things to work on. Make sure I'm thinking about things, and consciously choosing to do good things. Not just going with the flow. Those are the kinds of things that get me into trouble.
At 9am, I headed back home. I swung by Walgreens to pick up the rest of my prints, and came back to the house. 9:30am, and it was time to make some cookies for Tom's class. I decided to go with Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, because I had old bananas, and they turned out SO good last time.
Here's Jake and I in the kitchen cooking. I'm WAY taller than him with my boots on...
Nope, no tastes for me. I have convinced myself that it is ok for me to have a dessert a day, if I so choose. But not 2. So if I wanted to have a cupcake at Toms party, then no cookie for me. I'll have a cookie tomorrow. See, I'm exercising self control. hehe.
I had the next to last batch in the over when it was time to take Jimmy to the bus at almost 11am, so I left Jake with instructions to take them out when the timer went off, and walked to the bus. I visited with Erin and Maggie until the bus came, then hurried back home to finish up the cookies.
Here's what my project turned out looking like.
Cool, huh? I made 35 baggies for his class, and had about 2 dozen or so left over. See, cookies for tomorrow. ha!
I finished them all up, and drove them up to Tom's school, dropped them off at the office, and headed back home. At noon, Jake and I watched an episode of Fringe and ate lunch together. He finished up school, and I watched an episode of Glee and designed at the same time. Productive, right? ha! And I also worked on Tom's cupcake toppers. Wanna see them? SO cute!
I started on cupcakes for Tom's "party" at around 1:45pm. I made a batch of chocolate cupcakes and a batch of yellow cupcakes. And then hurried to the bus stop to pick up Jim. We came back, cleaned up a little, and made frosting for the cupcakes.
I took a tub of store bought chocolate fudge frosting, a package of cream cheese, and a bunch of powdered sugar, and blended it all together. Yeah, it was super tasty. And I frosted all the cupcakes. Both yellow and chocolate, and put the little Tom pictures on the cupcakes. SO cute!
Jake and Jim and I loaded the cupcakes in the truck, and we headed to the bus stop to pick up the other kids. We gathered them when the bus came, and drove over to the park. Kari and her kids, and Becky and her kids, and Laurie and her kids all came. It was SO much fun. Sitting in the sunshine was very nice. The kids all had a blast playing and running around for about an hour.
Here's me on the way to the park.
We got home around 5pm, and got the kids all situated, dinner started, and Tom and I headed out on our date. ha! Since Captain America is in the field, I decided that Tom could take me out. Ha! And, it's his birthday, so I figured he'd like it!
We drove to El Taco Tote, and he ABSOLUTELY loved it! He'd never been there before. We ordered what Captain America and I usually get.
We had fun eating chips and cucumbers and brocheta and guacamole salsa and soda and mmmmm, so yummy!
After dinner, we drove across town to the East side-ish to go to the Two Dollar Theater. We decided to watch Despicable Me. It was pretty funny! Tom and I laughed pretty hard! Here's a pic of the 2 of us before the movie started.
After the movie, Tom wanted to swing by Walmart and birthday shop. Yeah, it took FOREVER. I think we were there for at least an hour and a half. At one point, I ditched Tom to go and look in the clothes section. If I'm gonna be working out, I needed some cooler weather workout clothes. AND, they had some exercise tanks that were only $2 a piece (I got 5 different colors) and some longer pants and a jacket. I love them all SO much.
And yeah, Walmart clothes run big, I'm thinking. In jeans, I wear a size 5-7. And the exercise pants that fit me were an XS (0-2). Yeah, there's no way that's my real size. hehe. But whatever, I'll take it - hehe.
And the jacket was awesome. It had zipper pockets, a place for an MP3 player with headphone hole, AND thumb holes in the sleeves. I was pretty excited about that part. I may have to go back and get another pair of pants and another jacket. They were about $10 a piece, which is HUGE for me, huh? hehe.
And then I went back to Tom, and we spent FOREVER in the toys. I tried to have some fun looking around.
Me as Iron Man
Tom and I finally left the store and got home around 9:45pm. Jake had asked me to use all of his babysitting money for November to buy him the new Star Wars Force Unleashed II Wii game. Worked for me. He was SUPER excited when I brought it home.
I changed into my new workout clothes, made a new running playlist full of harder Muse songs and 40 minutes total in time, and headed out. Here's me ready to jog! I told the boys that they could play the new Wii game until I got back home.
You know, the other times that I've jogged, it's been hard. I won't lie. It had moments when it felt good, but my lungs would eventually hurt, and I'd wanna stop. It would be too hard. But tonight was different. Tonight felt good.
I walked for almost 4 minutes, then started jogging. And I jogged for 40 minutes straight, no stopping. I did 3 laps around the neighborhood, but I don't know how far that was. I need to go and clock it with the cars odometer tomorrow to see...
I still feel pretty good after the run. I'm definitely gonna do it again! Here's me after my run. Tom and Jake made me wear Captain America's PT reflective belt. They were looking out for me :)
And then it was 11pm. And I finally sent the boys to bed, and took back over the TV. And put on an episode of Glee, grabbed my photos from Facebook, and started to blog. And just blogging about my day makes me tired. ROFL! I did SO much today, and had SO much fun! It really was a good day :)
Here it is, 12:03pm, and I'm just now finishing up the blog. I need to design a quick freebie, post it, finish my episode, and go to bed. So I can wake up and do whatever it is I do on Saturdays. Hopefully it involves a lot of sleeping and quiet children.... ROFL!
So in honor of DSD, I'm giving you all a Digital Scrapbooking Day WordArt! Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. thanks!