Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Busy week at home

this has been a busy week at home. This weekend we begun a remodeling project and removed our carpet in our living rm. We are switching to laminate flooring. It will be so nice to be rid of the carpet. Last week for my fitness venture it was just mowing 3-4 days in a row which amounted to quite a bit of calorie burning! As for working out on wii fit, walking,things like that, it never happened but I felt good about my activity due to mowing, and then over the weekend I removed heavy carpet, sanded by hand for a day (which really gave my arm a workout- even made it sore), and with a power sander yesterday, and the night before. So all in all, I have been pretty active here at home. yesterday I seemed to be hit with a bug or really nasty head cold complete with bad aches, pains, cough, headache. I used profen for the pains during the day but about 10:30 they came back with a vengeance and the medicine didn't work and I found myself in bed shivering like mad! the sleep helped, and by 6 am I felt better, but I can tell I am not completely over it. My cough, chest pain has subsided some, my aches are mostly gone but I feel queasy today so I am not sure if it is just cold or a stomach bug of some sort. At first I thought it was all that saw dust getting to me, from sanding, but then started noticing all the head cold symptoms then came the chills, aches. Alas the life of a mother doesn't get put on hold when we get sick, so I have still been cleaning house, at a slower pace mind you, and taking a break from the sanding and leaving that to the husband. tonight though, he and son have scouts, and daughter has achievement girls activity night (her first since turning 8 March 15) So needless to say she is real excited.
She is in ballet and they are preparing for her upcoming recital in May "Alice in Candyland" She is playing the part of a cordial Cherry :-) This will be her first recital and she is super excited!
So todays to do list:
dishes- done
Master bedroom

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

today's agenda- March 22,2011

Flying high this week so far.
today's agenda
Mow lawn- done- 50 minutes- back yard/side of yard, Kids playing outside, picking wild flowers, creative play- done
spiritual studies- homeschooling- reading- done

to do list
mowing- other side of yard, and other half of back yard.
science/social studies

laundry- sort/ get rid of
Laundry wash
whole house tidy
master bedroom

wii fit plus
Strength Training

DD- ballet tonight -1 hr

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

So spring is finally here, and it's that time again. We have alot we are planning for in the next month or so. Planning on redoing our flooring in our house and getting laminate flooring! I have dreamed of this day, let me tell you! So hard to have carpet when you have children and it will be nice to be done with it!
today we have been spring cleaning. I cleaned out the carport, with some help from the kids, and cleaned in the yard. And this morning I mowed some of the lawn for 1 hr. It has been an exausting day. I am slowly working on the bouse but so exausted from mowing, it completely wiped me out. Kids did some homeschooling outdoors today,on the blanket. It was a fun way to do homeschooling on such a beautiful day as this. Hoping to get some more mowing done later, but not sure I will. It was physically exausting.
According to sparkpeople I burned 444 calories just in the hour of mowing lawn! woot woot! Adrianna turned 8 March 15th and is so excited to be joining Achievement girls starting this wednesday! She is getting baptised April 23rd and is super excited. We got her dress and are counting down the days till the big day!
todays agenda
mowing lawn- started
clean in house
sort and wash laundry
clean yard- started
clean carport- done
homeschooling- started

Friday, March 18, 2011

March 18th 2011

today is going to be a busy day of cleaning ,and homeschooling. got to get alot done before DS's first Pine wood derby tonight. (scouts)
that being said, here is my mile long to do list for today:

tidy living rm,hallway
workout- 15-30 minutes, drink water- done
shower- done
morning math- done
dishes, Kitchen cleanup
spiritual studies
kids workbooks- done
lunch- done
spelling- done, mom Laundry
crct practice tests, mom- clean bathrooms
Kids bedrooms
outside time

pine wood derby

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

today was a busy day of reading,math,workbooks, social studies, spelling/vocabulary,computer learning, and crct practice tests. For social studies I read to the Kids a fact card about Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor, and they colored a picture of her. Day was relatively good, but more caotic that yesterday. yesterday was fun. today the kids did alot of online/ computer learning which they enjoyed. We now have three computers at home so we set up a network and the kids use the computers for schooling. good day but by the end of it everyone was tired, had cabin fever from the rainy weather/no outside time and burnt out. So now it’s unwind time. DS8 is at scouts, and the rest of the kids are enjoying vege time watching star wars.

Here is a pic I took of the kids having fun homeschooling yesterday:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8,2011- what a day!

back home from dd's ballet class. started sweeping floor, kids watching stars wars. I need me time! Been a long day and I am pooped! Mind you I am not complaining. Today was actually a relatively good homeschooling day and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my children today... It's just been long. I haven't quite gotten much housekeeping done yet today. I did re-wash a load of Laundry, and I folded and put away a load of laundry leaving me feeling momentarily productive as far as the house is concerned, but I still need to finish unloading dishes, finish sweeping the kitchen floor I started to clean, and the house in general. I didn't get any workouts in yet today, but then I am super duper sore and having trouble walking straight as it is. LOL But I planned on atleast lifting handweights, and using my resistance bands if anything. So while the kids are calm now and watching Star wars, I plan to set my timer as a source of motivational inspiration and get my house cleaned up 15 minutes at a time! Yay for timers and flylady! also going to boil us some eggs and make egg salad sandwhiches tonight. Ballet night always calls for something relatively easy for me. I have never been super good about menu planning and super duperly healthy meals which I really want to change.