Monday, October 29, 2007

Seven Wonders of the World

This is awesome....before you click play, scroll down & pause the music playlist in red. You will what to listen to this as the video plays.....enjoy.....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tackle it Tuesday (To-Do List)

I don't have a major project to tackle today except getting a lot of things that need catching up-caught up! So I am posting my to-do list today and hopefully at the end of the day, I will have everything crossed off! Wish me luck!

  1. Bible Study
  2. Workout
  3. Set out dinner-we are having Pork Chops with Apples and Herbed Dressing
  4. Hotels finalized for Dance
  5. Schedule set for Nov 3/4 soccer weekend
  6. Referee Spreadsheet
  7. Hallway picked up
  8. Kitchen/Dining Room picked up
  9. Living Room picked up
  10. Laundry
  11. Quiet time
  12. Futsal registration forms emailed out & sent to webmaster
  13. MYSA registration payment form emailed to Mick
  14. Teacher Appreciation Committee emailed re: Luncheon and Monthly Birthdays
  15. Update Hickman Blog
  16. Try either yoga (5:30 pm) or Pilate's (6:30 pm) today
  17. Drop off or Pick up at Dance this evening

As you can see, I have a lot to get accomplished today. I plan to take 15 minutes at a time to work on the little tasks, ie Hickman blog, registration forms, spreadsheet, schedule, etc. Then taking longer times to work on the bigger projects. Hopefully, I will get everything completed if I stay focused!

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Menu Plan (10.22.07)

Monday: Orange Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry with steamed rice

Tuesday: Pork Chops with Apple and Herbed Dressing, Peas and Salad

Wednesday: Italian Sub Stoup and Sandwiches

Thursday: Mustard-Maple Chicken (in crockpot), Rice or Noodles, Green Beans and Salad

Friday: Order Pizza

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Taking it to the streets....

My daughter made the front page of the newspaper! Read below:

(Julia Robinson photo)

Above, 6-year-old Sydney Hollrah cheers as she marches yesterday along Broadway in the University of Missouri-Columbia Homecoming Parade with other dancers from the Academy of Fine Arts. Below, Marching Mizzou steps in unison along Broadway. A few hours later, an announced crowd of 63,396 watched Missouri defeat Texas Tech 41-10 at Faurot Field.

(Nick King photo)

Goals for Week of 10/22/07 (#1)

It's been a while since I posted about life and what I have been up to. Soccer is winding down, we have a tournament next weekend and our last weekend of league games (make-up games) so I can start focusing on life. So I decided that I would post my weekly goals on Sunday of each week and revisit those goals at the end of the week to see if I accomplished them!

Here are my goals for 10.22.07:

1. Start workout program (I would really like to work up to 2 hours per day in the gym on M, T, W and F each week). I really need to get serious about losing the extra weight that I have put on over the last three years.

2. Quiet time each day at 6:45 am-before I need to wake up the girls and get them ready for school.

3. Focus on one zone a week (Flylady) and get my house back in order! This week, I will be working in the Master Bedroom! Good! I think that I am going to do some summer/winter switching of my closet since Fall is in the air!

4. Start my weekly scrapbooking routine. I just purchased a photo album this week for Connor-the outside cover is a leather soccer ball. I have newspaper clippings and pictures from this season which I will get in his album and that will be caught up! I wanted to archive his High School Soccer Career and since that is currently taking place, no time like the present to get that done!

Well, I think 4 goals for this week should do me! It's going to be a struggle to get these accomplished I'm sure!

Wish me luck! Encourage me! I am going to need it :-)

Have a good week! See you on Monday with my weekly Menu Planning!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I hate chocolate...

thought that would get someones attention! No, I really don't hate chocolate BUT one day I did hate chocolate....first take a look at this picture and I will tell you the story behind it!

This picture was taken the summer of 2002. We moved the end of June that year and while I was unpacking, I came downstairs to find my girls or shall I say the youngest, Sydney, finger painting and licking chocolate syrup off of the coffee table. Gracie isn't innocent, even though she is trying to be an innocent bystander in this! You can tell that she has this look on her face & it's saying, I had nothing to do with this!

Instead of getting really mad, I grabbed my camera and emailed this picture to their grandma (my mom) with the subject.....I HATE CHOCOLATE!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Are You A Slacker Mom?

I took this little quiz today that was linked on my Gmail called "Are you a slacker mom?" Well, I just had to check because I don't think I am! The link is Check it out & see what type of mom you are.

Here are my results:

"Your quiz score makes you: Zen Mom

How do you do it? Even when explosions are all around, you are able to take a deep cleansing breath and chant your mantra "this too shall pass." You are a calming influence on your kids in a hectic world."

I wonder that myself, how do I do it some days?