Monday, February 27, 2012

Red headed devil......

I swear I love this kid.  I'm not even lying.  But sometimes he's so much like his father that I want to ban them both from the house for a week.  He was EXTRA obnoxious sweet this weekend.  I swear he had too much sugar or something of the sort.  He never shut up once from Friday morning till last night when he finally went to bed.

That's so true.  We really should have considered this when we decided to have children.  Our two could not be more different.  The blazing red head is just like his dad and his brother is just like me.  Loud and obnoxious (Kohl), sweet and quiet (Knight).  :)  LOVE THEM!!!  (I have to say this over and over to myself when the devil child is pulling his pants down when I enter the room and telling me to look at his buttcrack.)

On another note, I ran 7 miles on Saturday!!  Whoop whoop!!  This weekend is 8 miles.  I am no longer fearful.  Bring it on!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This morning I did a little Insanity cardio/plyo circuit dvd.  Holy shit balls.  I always forget how hard those workouts are.  It was AWESOME though!!  I'm trying to eat really good and exercise like it's a last chance workout before I weigh in tomorrow morning.  I must have looked just like this while doing it:

I'm actually certain I did not look just like this. 

I don't care how I looked.  That Insanity crap is no joke.  I should do that more often.  Now I'm gonna try and drag my ragged ass up to the treadmill for 3 miles before we go cheer on the boys in their Sub-District bball game!  Go Wolves!!!

And speaking of insane.  HOLY WIND!!!  Does anyone else just get pissed off looking out the window at it?  I don't even have to step outside and it makes me angry.  Especially on a day when the sun is shining and it's warm out and you would love to just be outside all day.  Well, you can go outside.  You may end up getting blown 3 miles to the neighbors house, but go ahead. 

And last but not least.........Drum roll please...........

My kick ass on sale running skirts came in the mail today from Athleta.  SCORE!!!

On sale for $19.99.  Whoop whoop!!!  Scored 2 of these so hopefully I'll love them.  I feel much better running if I dress the part.  I'm not vain.  Just think it helps my mental game.  :) 

Happy Thursday everyone!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Throwing it out the window!!!

Target Weight

This last week has been hell on the scale for me.  It's annoying as shit.  I ran 15 miles this week, did an Insanity workout, and yoga.  And still no drop.  Really!!???  LIAR!!!!  :)  I wish it was lying.  Do you ever get the feeling that you should replace the scale that you just bought because you were certain the last one must have been broken cause there was no way in hell you really weighed that much??  I've done that before.  Really, who hasn't.  And if you say you haven't you're either lying, or lying. 

Obviously my kick ass way of eating isn't so kick ass right now.

  So, you're hearing it now.  I'm counting points again and I am going to have Wade hide the scale when he gets back today.  Seriously.  I've become crazy slightly obsessed with weighing myself.  Which makes me grouchy, which then makes me eat crap and it's just a vicious cycle.  I will weigh in ONCE a week and not 14 times a week like I normally do.  It will drive me insane the first few days I'm sure.  So, if you happen to see me standing on your scale just pretend I'm not there!!  :) 


I don't want to be skinny.  I just want all this muscle I've built up to actually show!!  :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Random Ramblings....

Whewww..............This week has been packed full of crap to do and I feel like none of it has gotten accomplished.  Monday was tax work which is almost done and I'm thankful for that.

 Tuesday I went to the big "city".  We're 100 miles from the closest Walmart. Which to some would be horrific but for us it's a blessing.  I took one kid to school and the other to daycare for their Valentine's party.  I was making an entire day of it because that evening the high school had a District bball game close by.  NEVER leave me unattended in the "city" without proper supervision!!  Especially after a weekend of finding fabulous organization ideas on Pinterest.  Ughhh.....that website is bad news for someone that has felt like they have way too much crap in the house or they just need a way to organize that crap.  Needless to say, I have ALOT of projects I can do for the next few weeks.  One will involve numerous pics of my kids that will result in them not smiling and generally being pissed off at mom for shoving a camera in their face.  I did refrain from purchasing paint.  I'm saving that for a weekend when my husband is gone and I can "surprise" him.  Mainly due to the fact that he said we are NOT painting again.  I'm still looking for that other person in the "we" he's talking about.  If I ever find the asshole "we" he's getting an ass kicking for his lack of help!!

Wednesday turned into a "hurry and get some of the projects done day so that your husband doesn't see how much shit you really bought during your 8 hours in the city".   Snuck in a 4 mile run outside which really felt great and washed a million loads of laundry. 

Today is another "get this house in order" day before we have elementary bball practice later.  I tell ya what, if you live anywhere near me one might want to go dumpster diving cause I'm getting rid of shit.  Which to some might not seem like shit.  Either way, it's gone.  Except the really good stuff, it's going on Ebay!!  Really, I'm not gonna throw something out that I could make a buck on.  I'm cheap.  And I might need that money to go buy some more shit!  :) 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Name's Kramer.....Not Crocker!!!

99.999999% of my time (when I'm home) is spent here:

  Unfortunately the kitchen.  Not an indoor pool that my husband refuses is considering building me.  :)  Bastard. 

I don't mind cooking.  Fortunately I come from a family that sat down to a meal at least twice a day every day while growing up.  My mom and grandma are excellent cooks so my sisters and I learned how to cook from them.  In fact, every time anyone walks into my grandma's house she's trying to shove food at them.  Maybe that would explain my "athletic/husky" build as a child.  :) 

One of the downfalls privileges of marrying a rancher is that you have get to cook for all the hired men.  I have 4 guys here every day for lunch.  Most days I don't mind it.  Others I would rather stab my eyes out with a fork than find something to make them.  I used to try and please all of their likes/dislikes but now I don't give a fuck.  Granted I don't try and poison them.  But if they don't like it they can go to their own houses and cook for themselves.  They never complain.  Pretty sure they know better.  If they don't want a fork in THIER eye!!

Pretty much I live in the kitchen from the time I wake up until the lunch mess is cleaned up after they leave.  Therefore, my kitchen will someday look more like this:

Pinned Image  A girl can dream.  If I start saving now I can have this kitchen for serving lunch to my 90 year old friends in 60 years. 

New recipe ideas are much appreciated!!  My major problem is that I feel like I cook the same things over and over again.  And I'm sure the guys feel the same way.  Only they won't tell me.  :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bragging rights!!??

Yep.  I think I deserve at least a partial second of bragging.  I RAN 6 MILES!!!  Without stopping, falling, hurting myself, or puking afterwards.  I met up with Jamie and Tara yesterday for our "long" run of the week.  Not gonna lie, I was slightly nervous to run with a group.  How the hell was I going to stop and pretend to be dying or exhausted when there were other people there.  I'm competitive as hell so I knew that no matter what I would not be stopping along the way.  Even if it killed me.  Which it didn't.  There was no stopping. 

In fact, it was the BEST run ever and I loved it!  We chatted for the first 2 miles and then settled in for the rest.  We turned on the ipods and just cruised along at a wonderful pace.  We did somewhat of a "lap" approach.  Two miles before each turnaround which really was awesome.  When we got to the last "lap" I was feeling great and couldn't believe it had went that fast.  When we got to the last mile we gradually started speeding up our pace a little bit.  Then we got to the last 1/2 mile and Jamie all of a sudden started to run faster and faster.  Till we were running faster than I normally run 3 miles in!
sister  I had mixed feelings at this point.  At first I was thinking, "bitch, slow the 'f' down before you kill us".  Then it started to feel wonderful and I was thinking how fast our overall pace was going to improve with that last burst of speed! 

We finished with a great pace and all of us felt like we could have went another 2 mile loop!  That's very encouraging when you're training for a 1/2 marathon.

My original goal when I started running was to be able to run 6 miles.  DONE!!  Guess my new goal is finishing that 1/2 marathon in May.  Whoop Whoop!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


  Thought I should clarify that!!  I'm bored.  Yeah, we got snow.  Not enough for sledding or snowman making or anything fun like that.  So......I'm bored.  I did a series of random exercises this morning and found myself doing a plank quite a few times.  So, I said...."self, why not randomly plank throughout the day?"  Especially when I'm tempted to snack or browse buy everything on every website I look at!  Needless to say, I might as well stay in plank position the entire day so i don't gain 10 lbs and empty my wallet!!  The kids think are sure I've lost my mind when they come in the kitchen for a snack and I'm on the floor.  Wade will tell me I'm stupid when I suggest he do this with me all day long.  :)

Feel free to join me.  I'll let ya know how many sets of these I do throughout the day.  If my arms aren't too tired for me to type tomorrow.  :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Are u smarter than a 5th grader???

Possibly.......but I'm not making any promises!! I've been subbing for the last two days for grades 5-6. They have been wonderful!! Much easier than the kindergarten class and more busy work for me than the high school. I really enjoyed it and yet gained much respect for our small town teachers. Responsible for squeezing in numerous subjects in a short day. Truthfully ......if I didn't know the answer I just made up a bunch of bullshit and they believed me. Or at least I think they did. Ha ha.
It also gave me a chance to remember how much I absolutely loved school when I was a kid. Yes I was a geek when I was a kid. Disguised as a tomboy/jock. I never had to study which didn't help me when I got to college cause I really didn't know how to study. Sad. I know.
This was a great break from the monotony that has been my life for the past few weeks. All I have done is get stuff ready to send to the accountant for the two corporations that rule my life. And again.......I sadly love this time of year cause I have a degree in accounting and it refreshes my brain every year at this time. GEEK!!!!!
I'm gonna go for a run around town later to clear my geeky head. And try and beat the storm they say is heading our way. Yuck!!