Get Moving and Privacy

Finish the Sentence Friday

And now for this week’s sentence to finish:  “This summer I plan to…”
And next week’s sentence to finish:  ”When I was younger, I wanted to…”

”This summer I plan to……”

get in shape. Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to diet or change the way I look because I hate my body. I truly believe we women need to love ourselves and show positive body acceptance for our children. How will they know to love themselves if we don’t show them?

I do however, want to get in shape. I want to be able to run and jump around with Dinosaur without feeling like I might collapse form a coronary. I want to take long walks up hills and not fall over and lie on the floor like a beached whale. While on vacation, I want to be able to do whatever Dinosaur wants and not hold him back because I can’t.

I want to eat healthier meals and try to limit the processed foods and hormone-filled meats that come into our home. I can’t buy organic, just too expensive, but I can cook a few vegetarian meals that will ROCK!

no excuses

A strategically placed post-it note near my pillow ensures that I WILL do Yoga in the morning.

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Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention…this is the important one)…HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 3rd: (Special thanks to Gassy (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael, Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Kate (@KatieB38) from Kate’s Life, and lovable, furry ol’ me for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) and/or like my Facebook page and watch for my Thursday shout out plea for questions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What’s the one personal hygiene thing you will not do in front of your spouse? OH BOY, Can I really share that on this blog, LOL. I think it would have to be anything related to when AF visits the house. I’m sure he’s seen things by accident in our eighteen years together, twelve of which we’ve been married. Though I would prefer him not to, but that is marriage, right? Now as a mom I try to keep the door closed.  My son is slowly starting to understand privacy, since I give it to him when he’s in the bathroom. 

2. What’s your favorite thing about a newborn? Of all the things I missed about Dinosaur being a baby, the thing I miss the most is the unspoken connection I felt with him. We still have that connection, but as a newborn I had to rely on his facial expressions, coos, and movements to understand what he wanted. I loved looking in his eyes and seeing his love for me and recognizing my love for him.

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3. When is “too young” to have a Facebook account? Oh wow, there are some adults that are even too immature to even have Facebook, LOL. I think I would freak out when Dinosaur has a Facebook page, but I hope not till high school. I mean, middle school is really young right? Dino is just about four, I can’t imagine the teenager he will be and what will happen. Oh man, I can’t even imagine him a teenager, LOL.

4. What are your hoping for for Mother’s Day? I gave hubby a list of links for crafts he can do with our son. That is what I want most for Mother’s Day gift, a handmade gift made by both my boys. A gift my son can see me proudly hang on our wall or use. Then I want some time to myself, after working all day and traveling from school to school, I really just want time to myself.

5. What was the best field trip you ever took in school? I honestly don’t remember my field trips. My years at Catholic school were a blur, I was bullied and have pretty much blocked it all out. I have been informed we did go to a ranch one weekend when we were in eighth grade and I happend to be taking our son to that same ranch. For me, it’s really like the first time going there, so I can’t wait.

Time Machine and Phone Apps

Finish the Sentence Friday

And now for this week’s sentence to finish:  “If I were stuck on an island, I would like to have…”
And next week’s sentence to finish:  ”This summer I plan to……”

”If I were stuck on an island, I would like to have…”
a time machine. I am serious people. A time machine to get back to my life. I am telling you right now, I would not and could not handle it. I would go mad with worry and make myself sick. All I could think about is my son and never seeing him again…and I would NOT want him on the island. NO WAY…not even thinking about him on that island alone if something were to happen to me.
So I would hop into my time machine, go back to my life as if I was never on that island in the first place. Yup, that’s my answer. I don’t care how foolish it sounds.

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Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP!

Oh, and remember (pay close attention…this is the important one)…HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 3rd: (Special thanks to Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Megan (@megstidbits) from Tidbits from My World, Rachel (@RunningRachel) from Running Rachel, Mrs. Karen C (@Mrs_KarenC) from Dinosaur Superhero Mommy, and The Negs (@negs_ft_jackson) from The Negs-Relaxing at Fort Jackson for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) and/or like my Facebook page and watch for my Thursday shout out plea for questions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What is your next home improvement goal? Since we rent, we don’t have a home improvement goal. Though I want to buy two hanging tiered metal baskets to use in the kitchen. I can use them to hold fruit on one side and my dishtowels and rags on the other. It will save counter and cabinet space in our tiny kitchen. I can’t take credit for this, it was my mother’s idea.

2. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? No religious texts (ie Bible, Quran, Torah, etc, etc).. Wow tough question, only one book. It would have to be Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise. It was a difficult decision, but this book as a strong female character, positive body image, romance, great story line, and lemony goodness…what’s not to love? I was thinking out renting the audiobook again from the library, one of my favorites.

3. What is on top of your refrigerator? Since we have a tiny kitchen, I kind of relented and let my husband organize this space. It was a battle not worth fighting over AND the top of the old fridge gets so hot that nothing can really be stored on it anyway.

So we have

  • coffee
  • basket with hubby’s favorite food containers that Dinosaur can’t reach (hubby can be a little anal over certain things)
  • hubby’s little grills which make a big mess
  • my collection of cookie cutters which I hardly use
  • hubby’s water jug for only him I would NEVER use it…bleh
  • and in the cabinet is too many coffee travel mugs…which next time FlyLady says we are in the kitchen zone, I am attacking that cabinet.

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4. What are your favorite or most used phone apps? Having my favorite man and all the apps I use on a daily basis right at my fingertips. Of course I would have my cozi calendar…I LOVE that app. I have all our appointments, birthdays, zones from FlyLady, and added my own FlyLady list of detailed cleaning. It’s color codes, so as a visual learner, this is important. I also use the Weather Channel app, but only once a day…so it’s on the next page.

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5. What’s the one thing you hate most about your spouses job? Oh boy, the snow removal is the thing I hate the most. Since he is a custodian, he has to go in when it’s horrific out and remove all the snow from the school. I hate it, I know it has to be done but I often worry about his safety driving in that snow before even the plow truck has cleaned our driveway. Thankfully he was a Jeep and it’s good in the snow, but I still worry. Then after removing snow he goes back to his regular scheduled hours, which is the second thing I hate.