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Book and Band Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I did something today I haven't done in a long time--I read a book cover to cover. The band arrived early (@8:30am). They had driven all night and were exhausted, so they went directly to bed and basically slept or relaxed in their rooms all day. Meanwhile, I still had my daycare kids. They were good and played quietly in the morning. But during naptime, since the bedrooms were occupied and I couldn't use my bedroom since my husband was home sick, I had to put up two playpens in the playroom and two slept on the couch in the living room. The kitchen was in between the two rooms, so I couldn't work in there. The treadmill is the basement were one of the band members was sleeping. I couldn't sew because the sewing room is in the open loft right above two of the kids sleeping. So, I read. It was nice. I read The Black Stallion Revolts. I have been reading through The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. I know it is an old children's series from the 1950's. But I like those old children series -- they're clean and fun and have good story lines.

I put the turkey in the oven at 1:00, then started preparing the rest of the meal @5:00. When the last of the daycare kids left at 6:45, I cut the turkey and we sat down for our second Thanksgiving dinner. The band was very appreciative. One member said this was his first Thanksgiving away from his family and it meant alot to him.

I knew I wouldn't be able to walk on the treadmill this afternoon or get to the gym tonight, so I walked on it for @15 min this morning before the kids came. So, I did get some exercise in today to get the LTGL points for my 5% team -The Cloverleafs.
Unfortunately, I did go over my calorie count today. I am going to be extra vigilant the next couple of days both eating and exercise to make up for today and prepare for Thanksgiving Day.

I had a loss after the first dinner, so I am going to work hard to keep it off and maybe even lose some more!

Day 92 of the 100 Day Challenge (Nov 19) -
My goals are:
1. Daily blog how I am doing [65/92] emoticon
2. Exercise for at least 30 min a day 6x a week and work up to 120 min a day.[76/92] emoticon only got 16 min in.
3. Drink 8-10 glasses a day.[92/92] emoticon
4. Daily tract food and exercise.[86/92] emoticon
5. High protein breakfast, [76/92] emoticon
6. Cut back on snacking.[66/92] emoticon
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  • LADYBUG1943
    I too, loved the original Black Stallion by Mr. Farley, as well as a book called Beautiful Joe, about a dog who'd been abused and thus looked ugly, and how he found an owner who loved him. I'm certain it was written to alert people to the plight of abused animals, as was the Black Stallion.

    My favorite current "childrens" books are the Beatrix Potter series by Susan Wittig Albert. These have talking animals who try to solve mysteries at the same time the humans, are doing the same thing. The background is the well-researched life of Beatrix Potter after she bought her farm and started raising sheep. I ostensibly bought this whole series for my grandchildren, but I enjoyed them more that they did.
    2890 days ago
    Sounds like a lovely day. I too loved the Black Stallion as a kid. I still remember reading the very first one in 5th grade - I snuck it inside my lap and read while the teacher was teaching. It was the first time I was totally captivated by a book.

    The dinner sounds like such a good time. I always thought it was great fun to make a big dinner for appreciative people, and how lucky that you get to do it more than once! Quite a houseful!

    2891 days ago
    Oh I LOVED the Black Stallion series when I was a kid! I read every single one I think! :) I bet they would be fun to go back and re-read!
    Sounds like you had another successful turkey dinner! How generous of you to open your home to the whole band! You are quite a woman! :)
    2892 days ago
    2892 days ago
    You make staying busy and being organized look so easy.
    2892 days ago
    Congratulations getting in your exercise minutes!

    I am sure your dinner was great!
    2893 days ago
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