Thursday, October 21, 2010

My week

My abs are sore today.

And not from working out.

I have only worked out 3 times in nearly 2 weeks.

No, my abs hurt from coughing my guts out yesterday.

I have been sick since October 8th.

I can only assume that I perhaps had TWO bugs that hit back to back.  Otherwise this is one long cold and the worst has been by far this week.

Thought I would capture a picture of my meds this morning:

I got the inhaler this past Saturday when I went to the doctor.  I didn't go for my cold - I had woken up that morning with a bladder infection - but I am glad to have also gotten an opinion on my cold.  He thought I sounded a little asthmatic and that an inhaler might help my breathing.

The white pill is my antibiotic for the bladder infection.  Almost done taking those.

The 2 red pills are Sudafed.  The clear pearly one is called a tessalon pearl, and is supposed to help suppress the urge to cough. 

The three horse pills are mega-cold vitamins, and the last is my trusty acid reducer.

I am looking forward to being done with most of these very soon.

My husband has been great, and has even moved into another bedroom allowing both of us to sleep a little more peacefully.

However, this morning he woke up with a stuff nose.


And how is YOUR week going? :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

That’s a load of turkey!

Last year, while thumbing through the Wisteria catalog I came across a decoration that I thought would be perfect for Thanksgiving:


Isn’t it cute?

Here, straight from the Wisteria website is the description:

“Having this quirky little wooden turkey figurine around your house during Thanksgiving will be sure to spark conversation in between bites of your delicious Thanksgiving meal. Handpainted, so color may vary.

  • Festive d├ęcor
  • Handpainted
  • Looks great anywhere in your home”

Here are a couple more pictures:

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I thought this “quirky little wooden turkey” would be just what my first home-cooked Thanksgiving needed!

But…..I went to order it and it was not to be found.  I assume it was sold out.  Bummer.

Cut to 2010.

Again, Wisteria is selling the turkey. 


I had to have it.

Perfect for my fireplace mantel.

So I ordered it.

Took a while, but finally, on Monday, it arrived.

And OH MY FREAKING HECK check out the size of the box it came in!



This turkey is huge.  No WAY is it going on my mantel.  No way is this the “quirky little wooden turkey” I was expecting.

Moral of the story: Next time you get an idea about where you want to put something you plan to buy for your home…


be sure to check the dimensions first!


Now, the furniture in those website pictures must be giant sized..isn’t it a titch deceiving?

Regardless, it’s cute and I’m keeping it.

On the floor. 

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Invasion of the Energy Suckers


This is Teri.

Today I am an ever so slightly unHealthy Mommy.

I have a cold. :(

I got a bad sore throat Friday afternoon and by Friday night there was no denying the evil truth.

Germs had invaded. 

Spent the weekend gradually getting worse.  Fortunately my fantastic hubby kept the kids busy so I could get plenty of rest.

It's not the worst cold I've ever had, but those germs sure know how to grab all your energy and take it far, far away.

I missed my Saturday and Monday workouts.  I am hoping I feel up to getting up and doing some sort of activity tomorrow.

But if not, there is always Wednesday. 

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Run Like a Girl Half Marathon!

Saturday was a beautiful day for a walk.

A long walk.

We started the Run Like a Girl Half Marathon shortly after 9 am...and we were finished 3 hours and 22 minutes later. 

Pre-race I just had to get a picture with my two favorite flaggers!

This Run Like a Girl Marathon is a very non-competitive, fun event.   We enjoyed break stops that were called things like "The Espresso Mile" (we got coffee in the form of chocolate), "The Pedicure Mile" (sign up to win a free pedicure), "The Gratitude Mile", and "The Chocolate Mile" (dark chocolate).

Here I am with my walking friends at the halfway turnaround "The Maui Mile":  Oh, did I forget to mention "The Princess Mile" when we got our tiaras?

The walk went along our interurban trail, a very scenic path, and I stopped long enough to take this picture (at this point we were well on our way back and any time we stopped we really wanted to STOP so we just tried to keep going).  

Our final pace was 15:04 minutes per mile.  We were going pretty fast, and even passed some that were run/walking the route.  And, success, we finished!  

Two days later I am still sore, but the pain is fading.

We are definitely going to do it again next year - and planning to talk a few more friends into joining us!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Tomorrow is the day!

The Run Like a Girl half marathon is tomorrow! 

Tonight our family will go to the pre-race dinner and pick up our packets, and then tomorrow morning at 9 we start walking. 

I have taken it easy on workouts the last half of this week to make sure I have no muscle soreness going into tomorrow. 

Hopefully I will be able to get a couple pictures and look forward to blogging about the event next week!