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Week 4 Update.....

Pretty sure I was MIA for week 3.  Not from the diet, just from the blog.  :)  Here is a short version of what I have been up to for the past week or so. 

Swimming lessons for 2 weeks......which meant driving to town every day 22 miles one way.  Fun times.....but the kids won't drown if thrown into a lake so that's a bonus.

Women's ranch rodeo......reunited with some of my best friends for a weekend of roping, tying down steers and branding calves.  So much fun!!


In between all these shenanigans, we are still chasing down our dogs every now and then when they decide to run to the neighbors.  Fuckers are pissing me off.  What really makes me angry is when I go to pick them up and they act all happy to see me.  No regret on their little faces, no remorse, just tail wagging and sloppy kisses like it's my JOB to pick them up from the neighbors.  Which I will continue to keep doing along with googling every possible way to keep them from exploring the world. 

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Runaway Mutts.....

Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!   Our dogs keep running all over the damn country.  It's driving me insane.  Here one minute and then gone the next.  I'm blaming them for being MIA from blogging again......hey, I can blame them.  They can't talk back.  Thank goodness for great neighbors.  They saw them running by their place and at least in the right direction to get back home.  It REALLY pisses me off too when I go to get them and they act as if nothing is wrong at all.  Like "hey, there's that stupid human that keeps coming back to pick us up after our amazing adventures".  I'm teaching them a lesson tonight.  I locked them inside the yard fence.  So, unless they can jump over a tall fence, they are SOL.  At least for tonight. 
Other than chasing dogs around, we've just been chasing kiddos the last few days.  The boys had their first Jr. Rodeo weekend.  They didn't break any records, but they had fun and that's what matters right now.  I've mellowed fr…

Sunday Funday.....

And Sunday Funday it was.  Wade and the boys were supposed to go fishing today and I was headed to a barrel race.   Rain changed both those plans.  Barrel race cancelled and fishing a no go with lightening and thunder this morning.  I mean, my kids drive me bat shit crazy some days but I didn't want them to be struck down and wind up being fish bait.  Wade, Shane and all the boy kids decided a trip to Cabelas would be fun.  I decided that sitting on the couch watching a movie would be even more fun so that's exactly what I did.  It was like a small piece of heaven for someone that NEVER gets to run the remote or watch a movie that I may or may not have watched more than once.  This afternoon the sun finally decided to shine so I spent the afternoon in the yard.  I'm semi full out crazy about my yard and flower beds.  And while they never seem to look perfect, I do my best when we are home in the summer to get them in tip top shape.  I relinquished control a week ago and a…

I'm BACK!!!!

I bet some of you are thinking.....oh great.  lol   I'll be honest, I haven't even been on my blog for almost 2 years.  How does that even happen?  I guess life happens.  Kids get older, activities abound, and you just lose track of time.  And let's be honest.....my life is not exactly reality show material most of the time.  MOST of the time. 
My plan for the blog for awhile is to report on my "progress" in a new eating plan that I have now been on for 5 days.  I debated waiting until I was all done with the program and then revealing my super hot bod, but I thought that would be totally unfair to hide my secrets.  bahahaha........
It's no secret that I've struggled with a little extra fluffiness most of my life.  I was constantly active in high school and most of my college years, so I always just thought I was "big boned".  NO.......I was just a big eater.  lol  I was at my thinnest after having Knight.  I started Weight Watchers Online and …

Feeling my inner Jordan.....

Michael Jordan that is.  Well......not quite, but as close to it as I can get.  I LOVE BASKETBALL.  Popped into the gym today to watch my sister's Jr. High team.  I really enjoy that group of girls.  I feel partial to them in basketball cause I had them from 3rd-6th grade.  I was sad when they went to Jr. High.  They are going to rock it this year!  It makes me excited to start elementary bball next week.

My high school girls are always asking why I don't coach high school basketball.  It's hard to explain to them that I love it too much and the pressure would kill me.  I mean, if you've ever been to a game you've seen me
 1.  get so excited I have to hide around the corner
 2.  get so mad at the refs I have to hide around the corner so I don't get ejected from the game
        (I'm halfway scared of me as a parent of eventual basketball players)

I blame my love of the game on Coach Petersen.  He had me in the gym from about 2nd grade on.  He convinced me…

I don't like to brag.........

especially about my husband.  :)  But.....he's lost 5 lbs in 6 days!!  While I hate that men lose so much faster than we women folk, I am happy that he's been so serious about it.  I myself am down 1.5 lbs and hoping for 2 by tomorrow.  That will put me on track for 4 by Vegas.  Wade thinks he'll be at 10 by Vegas.  Bastard!! 



I'm decluttering my house today in preparation for the Christmas season.  I randomly just throw away shit that hasn't been used in awhile.  Sometimes I regret this, but mostly it's very freeing.  I prepped myself by watching hoarders earlier this morning.  Nothing gets one motivated to clean more than seeing dog shit and piles of crap filling someone's house. Yuck!  And the bonus is all the calories burnt deep cleaning. 

Crazy coyote!!!

So.....ever since I had surgery, I have terrible insomnia.  Ughhh.....I can't sleep longer than a couple hours and then I'm up for a couple of hours.  It's really annoying as shit cause I NEED my sleep.  I'm not talking sleep all day kind of thing.  I'm talking my normal 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  That's all I ask. 

Well, I was up at 1:00 this morning so I thought I might as well head downstairs and watch some tv.  Turned on the tube and in about 5 minutes the dogs were barking like crazy.  Then I heard a loud BANG!  I thought it was our Mammoth Jack Mule "Hank" that randomly shows up in our yard and basically just has free rein of the place.  That afternoon he'd been on my porch by my kitchen.  I know, so very redneck.  But we love him.  As I was walking by the front door I noticed all 3 dogs had something cornered on the front porch.  I ran upstairs and woke Wade up.  :)  He loves me.

Went downstairs, found a flashlight and the dogs ran…