Do you recall how I had a March challenge to clean out my freezer and use up as much of the food as possible?
Well, I have been working away at it and I am glad to report that the freezer is cleaned out! I guess I didn’t realize how much food was in there. There is no way that we could possibly eat all of that food in a month if we wanted to. I guess that is a good thing.
Anyway, I finally bit the bullet on Sunday and unloaded the whole freezer. I put all of the food outside of the freezer and poured hot water over the ice in there and let it melt. I then took all of the wrappers and trash out, drained the water, tossed out all of the ice chunks, cleaned all of the junk out of the bottom, and wiped it all down and made sure it was dry and reloaded the food back into the freezer.
It feels good to get this done and off of my to-do list. It has been there forever. Making myself accountable on this blog is helping me to find the motivation to finish these things I know I should do, but don’t really want to do, if that makes any sense at all.
How about you, have you done anything lately that you didn’t want to do?
Are you looking forward to this week: Easy dinners as hubby is out of town.
Is one thing you did last week that you don’t want to repeat this week: Scrambling around the house getting it cleaned up before the guy came to measure for new carpet on the steps and hallway upstairs.
Was your best moment over the last week? My oldest son J, was named Salutatorian of his senior class!
Is your #1 goal for next week? Stay on budget with food and household.
Song can’t you get out of your head? Nothing, I’m not into music at all.
Best/Worst financial decision over the last week? My best decision was to stick to my grocery budget like it or not!
Is something that you’d like to learn to do? I’d love to learn to knit, but now is not the time. Maybe in 5 years or so when life settles down some.
Sorry I’ve been missing in action, but for good reason. We have been spring cleaning.
I certainly don’t love doing it, but I sure love having it done.
Well, it’s not all done but we have cleaned 2 of the bedrooms. Only half of the kids are off this week, the rest are off the week before Easter. We will tackle their room that week. It is kind of nice to break it up. Anyway, we washed the walls, the woodwork, took posters off of the walls, dusted, vacuumed, and changed the sheets. It feels good to get that done.
The kids are enjoying their clean rooms. I wonder how long it will last?
Today we taking a field trip to Bass Pro Shops, eating out for lunch, and seeing a movie. The little kids are looking forward to having a fun day with Dad.
Are you on spring break? Are you being productive?
Here I am doing my new deadlift max for 3 reps. It was sooooo hard. I keep watching and I can see the strain on my neck and on my face. Wow. It is pretty cool to see it on video in order to analyze where I need to improve.
Here are some random pictures that I have taken over the past couple of weeks. I have lots of pictures of the little kids, but none from the bigger kids. My husband must have them on his phone. I’ll have him send them to me so I can get some of their activities up here on the blog. There is never a dull moment with 7 kids!
L sitting on a stump
Waiting for the Lego Movie to start
A’s toothless grin
S as George Washington for History Hat Day
T’s 3rd place finish in History Fair
L reading herself to sleep
S as Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web for Fictional Character Day
Here I am in the blue shirt finishing up the 5k. The time on the clock was the gun time, not my chip time.
I finished 64th out of 116. There were 116 runners and walkers. As usual I was the middle of the pack. I finished with a chip time of 35:28. It was a slow and painful run for me. My best time is a 32:48.
How can I run 8 miles one week and it doesn’t hurt like running a 5k can a week later?
I pretty much have one speed. Slow. 11:05 per mile isn’t too bad for me. The sad thing is that my 5k pace is only 25 seconds faster than my half-marathon time. How can I run for 13 miles at a certain pace (11:30) and then cut that mileage down by 75% and only improve my time by 4%?
Anyway, I was reminding my friend running next to me that the reasons that we run are for fun, for health, and for exercise. We don’t really run for time.
But it sure would be nice to turn on the gas once in a while!