Well, I did get to chat with Captain America last night, so my evening was complete! Love that man :) He's SUCH a great guy :) Miss you, sweetheart!
Good morning, world! I'd like to say that I was nice and rested when I woke up, but yeah, I was still tired. hehe. I woke up before my alarm by about 15 minutes, read my scriptures, and reset my alarm for 7:05. hehe. That was kinda nice to sleep in. Sort of - LOL!
I finally got out of bed, read my scriptures, and got the kids all ready for school. They had French Toast or cereal for breakfast. Seriously? You'd choose nasty cereal over tasty french toast, kids? You're nuts - hehe.
Anyway, off on the bus they went, and I checked my emails, and straightened up my bed/room, and got ready for swimming. I was supposed to meet Kari there at 8:30am, but I wanted to go a little early. I was going out with Terra at 10, and needed time to shower and get pretty. So I headed to the pool at 8.
And yeah, when I walked up to the door (parking in the vacant lot across from the pool because the other side of the pool is under construction), the gate was locked. Whaaat? How was I supposed to swim. And since it was SOO cold outside, I went back to my truck to make a plan. I googled Replica Pool and found the phone number, but no one was answering. Hmmm, what next. I saw a van of army dudes pull up, and they went out and stood in front of the gate for a few minutes. I decided to watch and see what they were doing.
Eventually, they walked around to the other side of the building. And didn't come back. OK, so that other door must be opened. I texted Kari to tell her to use the other door, and that they had a BRAND new parking lot. It was SWEET! I'll park over there next time - LOL.
Anyway, I got about 3 laps (6 half laps) in before Kari came to swim too. She's SO much faster than me - hehe. And I really did well today. The first few laps were hard, but after that, I got in a groove! And I swam 32 half laps, 16 full laps, or 1 mile! A mile! It's SO much farther than walking - hehe.
Anyway, I can only do the backstroke. I've tried freestyle (maybe that's what it's called), but I don't like to get my nose in the water.... And it tires me out SO much. Plus, I am getting a workout from the backstroke. And my arms are getting buffer. Well, buff at all. I've never had upper body strength before - ha!
I hurried home, and hopped in the shower at 9:25am. Jake told me that Captain America had called, and that he and Jimmy had chatted with him. Good! I'm glad that they got to talk with their Daddy :) Bummed that I didn't get to talk with him, but glad that the kids did :)
And I was barely ready to go when Terra came to pick me up at 10am. But I was ready - hehe. I wore my hair straight again (dang, my gray was showing...), and threw on a new skirt. A red one - I loved it :)
And we headed out. Her girls were in daycare for the morning/afternoon, and Jake was getting Jim to the bus. Thanks, Jakie! And we headed off to KMart. She had some gift card to spend. Sweet! And she really seemed to have a hard time spending the money. hehe. Yeah, I could have spent it 5 times over - LOL! Maybe that's not a good thing - ROFL!
Anyway, there's a SUPER cute ring that she got for me!
So after the trip to Kmart, we headed to Howdys. I was supposed to get my soda cups from home so it would only cost us $0.59 for the refill, but I left them there. So we had to pay $1.29. Drat! Oh well. More Howdy's cups for me, right? hehe.
And we headed to lunch.
To the Bagel Shop! It was SOOOO good :) We went to the one near Transmountain and 54.
And then we headed to the Dollar Tree, because there was one right around the corner. And remember how I said that the one on Mesa was the biggest one in El Paso? Well, I was wrong. THIS one is the biggest one in El Paso! Crappy bread selection, but WONDERFUL all other ways! I found a few things. But not this hat. This was just for the picture...
Terra wouldn't try it on for me - hehe. Anyway, finished up at the Dollar Tree, and headed back on post. And I'd forgotten my ID's at home. Darn! I'd only taken my keys and ids to the Pool, and forgotten to put them back in my purse.
I had Jake's ID, so I showed that to the gate guard, and he was like, all stern, Well, Ms Harty, Don't forget it next time. Yeah, like I forgot it this time ON PURPOSE. Silly gate guard. I guess he let me in, so I shouldn't be complaining, right? hehe.
Check out my eye. OK, so that was a random segway, but whatever. I was having a HARD time seeing all morning. Can you see that skum or film or whatever it is covering my contact? SO not cool. I washed it off with Baking Soda when I got home, and it was MUCH better. And yes, Andrea, it's WAY past time to thread...
I got home in time to watch an episode of Fringe with Jake, and design for a little bit, and play on Facebook for a bit too. Oh yeah, Tom went to school. He was up before me, and had his backpack and cello packed, and shoes and socks and coat on. I guess he was feeling better - hehe.
Anyway, right before Jim got off the bus, I had to head out to my Therapy session. So Jake was a godsend for me today :) Thanks, hon! I did buy you a surprise at the Dollar Tree!
Anyway, I headed out, and got there, and waited, and waited and waited, and waited. And 20 minutes after my appointment time, I figured out that my appointment was at 3:30, not 3:00. Yeah, would have been good to remember that one. It was in my text right... hehe. Oh well, I had some nice quality time with my phone. Read my emails and played on Facebook. I'm sure my Facebook Friends were getting quite tired of my constant updates. Oh well. Y'all can hide me if I get annoying. I won't be offended - hehe.
It was a nice session, and the doctor said that I was doing SO well. And that we could "wean" me off of sessions. So cut back to every two weeks, then every month. OK :) I do enjoy going and chatting. hehe. Cause, remember, I'm not shy. I'm just insecure, and I'm a LOT less insecure now than I've ever been :)
Anyway, headed home at 4:30pm, and yeah, traffic was HORRIBLE. I think there was a wreck. Half of the drive home, I had the car in 2nd gear, and was going under 15 mph. Did I mind? Nope. I just BLARED my music, and sang REALLY loud and danced. Yeah, I'm sure that the other cars were getting a kick out of it. hehe.
I was singing to Lady Gaga's Poker Face in this picture.
The singing alone wouldn't have been so bad, but I think it was the dancing that made me look freakish - ROFL!
So I get home around 5pm, and the kids are all SUPER happy to see me. Well, because I make them dinner. It was like, YEAH! Mom's here! (no pause) What's for dinner? hehe. I started some rice in the rice cooker, and ground turkey in the pan, and planned on making Haystacks. The kids mostly like that.
And as dinner was cooking, I examined my grays. See, Leslie moved on me. Sure, she left me with most of the stuff to do my hair, but I needed to have been taking notes. Sigh. I'm hopelessly gray...
And then, as dinner was cooking, I hooked up my cell phone to the stereo, and started singing the Jordan Sparks song, Battlefield. Have you all seen the new Hillywood Eclipse Parody? That's where I heard this song first... It combines that one, and Bad Romance from Lady Gaga. Hence the interest with those two songs as of late...
Anyway, here's me signing. And I had Tom take pictures of me. I've got a TON of them on my facebook page, and I think Sharon is gonna make a page for me out of them tomorrow. She's such a doll! Don't you wish you could hang out with me - hehe. Cause it's normal to belt out a tune into the Vanilla bottle in the kitchen and have your children take pictures of you.....
I made enough Haystacks to put 1/2 of it in the freezer for another day's dinner. I rock, I know :) And, time before last when I'd gone to the Dollar Tree, I'd bought fortune cookies. So I gave the kids all one with their dinner, and said that if they finished it all, that they'd get a 2nd! Well, it convinced Jake and Jim to eat, anyway. Tom and Joe LOVEd it and each had seconds. Eme ate firsts without complaint, and got her 2nd cookie.
After dinner, we did chores, and hung out as a family for a while. The TV was turned off, so that was nice. I wouldn't say that it was quite, though. There was SO much bickering. It was kinda getting on my nerves a little. Not too bad, though.
I had Jake put Jimmy to bed, and told him that I'd be in to snuggle with him in a few. I helped Joe with his homework, then went to snuggle with Jim. And he'd fallen asleep already! So, I woke him up a little, and snuggled with him - hehe. He seemed happy :)
Joe had a little bit of homework left, but he was tired and went to bed anyway. He lacks focus when it comes to homework......
Anyway, I sent the big kids to bed around 8:15pm, and it's now 8:38pm. And it's just me and the dog. I think I'm gonna watch a movie and crochet. I'm not feeling like designing at the moment. I'm gonna drink the herbal tea that Jake made me before he went to bed, turn down the lights, grab a blankie, and zone out on the couch. Sounds like a great evening to me :)
Awe, Sharon, what a CUTE page of you and your hubby! Did y'all know that Sharon Scraps for Hire? You can check out her page HERE.
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