Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter 2014

This year the kids were with Dad. I really expected them to be home earlier.....when he finally told me he had breakfast to make and still head to his Mom's I was a little miffed but it is his right and i did allow them to do for the Holiday.
I just knew the Bunny had left all these eggs for them!!!

While I waited i got in a good walk, cleaned up the house and raked half the lawn. Keeping busy while I waited.
Soon enough they ere here and running around collecting eggs. Some of which I found out already had some ant visitors. Funny how a 1/2 mm ant can bring about the same reaction as a tarantula. Goodness. I had to throw away a bunch of Cadbury mini eggs ( a sin in my book) and wash the rest of the candy.

After all the candy broo-haha died down I really wanted to get out so we headed to the Knob with buckets and kites. What a beautiful day!!

I love this place. It is one of my favorites in Falmouth. 

As it turns out the little cove with the great beach had no wind. It was tucked behind the Knob and calm as can be so after we left there we headed to the Kite park down by the heights and flew kites there. I was so surprised to find even better shells than at the beach on the grass here. being across the street from the beach I see it as a place for birds to drop shells but because of the grass they were in great shape and whole. I forgot to get a picture of my loot for the day but I soaked them and they are in the sun drying so i can add them to the mantel.
I also forgot to ass that while I waited I started to paint the kitchen-crazy I know-and when Olivia came in she started helping. I took some before pics and I will post again when we get it all done. 
Lots and lots of activity planned this week.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Day 4 of Vacation

We have begun the birthday prep for Ava. She will be 8 in a few days and we have a few cool things planned over the next 3 days. Olivia gladly took on this project and we now have a beautiful banner wishing her a Happy Birthday.

After a nice visit and dinner with Nana we went out to fly kites again. The evening sky was beautiful. I found some great shells and got to see the tricks they can do with their kites. Dairy Queen finished our night.
As I walked along I just felt this incredible sense of happiness. The beach is so calming to me and I plan on enjoying this week with a few more times if I can.
I have 1 day of work tomorrow and then 3 more days off. Can't wait to post about out upcoming days.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Vacation~Day 1

Today was day 1 of vacation for them.
It was the first day I had off in 13 or 14. I have lost count. I will be honest I wasn't having it.
We went to Mary Poppins last night so I never had a second and we were off and running right out of work. The girls were all up at 6:45. Yeah, happy camper I was not.
I got some cooking done, looked around the house and just said fuck it. I have many more days to get it done.
Eventually so I didn't kill a child I brought them to the playground to burn off some steam. Seemed to work as when we returned home after this there was definitely a lot less bickering. I believe kids need to be exercised like dogs. LOL!
By 5:30 pm they were all safely left in the arms of their fathers and I was on my way.
Delicious dinner and some dog lovin' and I feel much better. This week is a busy one and I expect to want to be back to work by Saturday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truth or Dare

Notice how we love these things when they tell us good news but we hate ourselves when it tells us bad news.
I don't really need the number to know my pants are a size bigger and the shorts are like snake skin when they used to be loose.
Today it gave me a wink. Keep it up girl. Walk, eat well and sleep well.
I am not going to lie. I have a number in my head. Well 2 actually.
1.The number I never want to be above. I am currently 12 lbs over that.
2.The dream number. That fluctuates a little but I know what I was happy at and it was a real number not that dumb ass medical chart bullshit where I would look like a patient on chemo.
More important now is just the food. Trying to avoid the sugar dumps and carb hangries.
2 goals that trump all else that stupid scale tells me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What is that?

I'm really thinking I should have taken photos at the beginning because everything was much prettier.
Below is homemade iced tea with blueberries and honey. No Splenda people. I know it is a slow process but we are working on it.
This was the veggie plate Ava and I devoured while doing homework and Mad Libs tonight. I'll admit we dipped in some ranch but hey it wasn't ice cream.
Feeling pretty good lately and I am hoping this eventually sticks around. Practice makes perfect.
Off to bed, yeah another thing I noticed helps tremendously. Early bedtime.

Holy Projects

See these beauties? You will never believe it but I spotted them through the woods along the cranberry bogs. Assholes like to dump trash here and you will see a random couch or TV every once in a while. 
The other night Ava and I took a walk around the bogs and I figured I would see what was up when we got to them. Well Hell there were 3 complete with all the glass and 1 broken in half. They were caked with pine needles and damp but in nice shape otherwise. So you know I carried 2 home. The next morning I drove in and grabbed the third one. See recycling, cleaning up the planet and making art. 
Next, I ask the kids dad if he would be willing to help me get some pallets. 1 for projects 2 for fire wood for out fire pit. These s'mores aren't going to make themselves people. 
Well yesterday I came home to this in my driveway. Perfect! 
See the beauty of these planks. Those I plan on removing then I figure we can cut down the rest for a burn pile.  
Maybe after a few days off over vacation I will have some finished products to show.
Stand by.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Double time

Yes, that is a horrific selfie of me laughing at myself. The wind was so bad I had to tuck my hat down and look at my shoes the whole first mile towards the beach. It was a workout for sure. My time reflected it but I did stop for some pictures along the way and to do a quick birthday errand on main Street.
Now it is pouring so I would say I lucked out. Hell if I was 2 miles from my car when it started I would be calling for a rescue pick up.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44

05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05

6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26

6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05

7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52

08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31

08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30

10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10

05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17

05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50

08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37

10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00

09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31

10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20

8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24