Monday, January 19, 2009

Simply Monday - January 19th

outside my window - it's still dark with a dusting of snow on the ground. it has been bitterly cold here for the past few days but today is supposed to warm up a bit.

i am thinking - again about our cars. when i went out saturday morning to take our oldest to choir we found it was leaking fuel. i've had cars leak all sorts of stuff before but this was a new one...and one i definitely didn't desire. we called the mechanic but they couldn't get it in until today. so, we have the car that is at the mechanic (again) and the other one with no heat/defrost, that shudders and is now smoking to boot. i have made my husband promise that it will be gone for good shortly. i've had enough with that one and it's not going to pass inspection by the end of the month either. but, on the bright side, friends of ours are gifting us with an old car that has just been sitting in their garage. who knows what problems it may have but they assure us that it has heat. :)

from the learning rooms - i am happy to see that we are ahead on most of our other subjects so we should be able to spend the last small part of the school year (april and may) focusing much more heavily on science (which we are lacking) and math (which my oldest really needs some severe motivation in).

i am thankful for - a husband that is not afraid to remind me of all my blessings when i start flying off the handle about..."those cars"..."it's those cars again." i'm also thankful (sometimes) that he falls asleep leading family prayers (on a few nights) and says really funny things that make us all laugh.

from the kitchen - new low carb eating for me. as you know, i've been exercising five days a week for about five months now and watching what i eat (i was astounded to find i was eating within a good weight watchers points range for me without even knowing it) and still i having been gaining about a pound per month. it's very frustrating. i would have thought that cardio and over one hundred crunches a day would have at least shown some success. but, i do have some major hormone issues, which i have known about for sometime and through much reading and talking with some friends that have some of the main issues...i'm hoping this low carb may start to break the cycle so i can balance the hormones a bit and end some other health issues i deal with on a day to day basis.

i am wearing - lots of sweat from a tripled workout i did this morning. the other day michele told me that she would pray for me at night before she went to bed and i promised her that i would pray for her as i upped my workout time. i'll tell you. it's a good thing i promised that because that motivation is the only thing that is getting me out of bed and not just letting me give up and fell sorry for myself. thanks michele!

i am reading - well, i'm like two pages into graced and gifted. does that count?

i am hoping - that we get alot accomplished around here today, that i can get on the "i thought i was doing well already but i need to step up the nutrition even more to change my quality of life" wagon and not be bitter about the whole thing and that the car can be fixed easily without costing an arm and a leg...or that a new minivan just appears in our driveway...take your pick.

i am creating - a post about obama, the inauguration, abortion and foca which i should have done a long time ago. i apologize to those i may have left hanging, but family matters called and now i hope to finally finish it.

i am hearing - my son go through the usual morning mantra of how he doesn't want to get up, he is cold, he doesn't have any fun, it's dark outside, he's tired, he's missing a lego piece, his second knuckle on his right index finger hurts, etc, etc and quite alot more etc.

around the house - there is laundry to fold, laundry to wash, laundry to put away. you get the picture. and let's not even talk about clutter.

one of my favorite things - is cheese (while we're coming completely clean about everything).

a few plans for the rest of the week - the usual classes and such (if the car comes back) and the march for life on thursday. hope to see you there!

here is a picture thought i am sharing with you - you know your tree was fresh cut when you are taking it down in the middle of january and find that it is growing fresh buds.

have a wonderful day and make sure to stop by and visit all the other entries.


Anonymous amy said...

I'm glad I read about your excersizing and low carbing this morning. It is helping get started on the right foot. We will start mall walking today.

4:48 AM

Blogger UKZoe said...

I can imagine how frustrating it must be having both cars out of action at the same time.
I'm not even allowed to drive at the moment for medical reasons and have to make decisions on off roading my car when it's tax runs out.

5:56 AM

Blogger Mrs. C said...

I hope the car repairs won't break the bank. Have a great week! :)

5:59 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Praying your car troubles are over for a while. I know how easy it is to forget the "little Blessings" when things are going wrong. I can not wait until I'm able to workout again!!

6:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate car problems! We have an advantage that our oldest son is a mechanic though! That book sounds interesting (looked at it on Amazon) and what a lovely picture!

I joined today too!

8:13 AM

Blogger Sarah said...

Enjoy your heartfelt post. sounds like you are on the right track with your nutrition and exercise. How frustrating to be dealing with the cars as well. May God grant you patience and finances! :)

8:59 AM

Blogger Nessa said...

I can relate with the car issue. Our van which we bought used less than a year ago is in need of a new transmission. My DH's grandparents kave loaned us their extra car until we can afford to fix it. Vehicles can be so frustrating!

Sounds like you are doing well with the eating right and exercising. Starting to workout is high on my goal list for this week.

Have a blessed week.

9:48 AM


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