Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Day Late and a Dollar Short...

that's what I heard my Mama say often enough when I was a kid.

I'm late again with this post, it should have been done yesterday....

It was our first day back to 'home school'. Finally we're staying home for a while, no trips on the horizon for a few months, so we can buckle down and get some work done. We had a bit of a rough start...couldn't find pencils that were sharp enough and no pencil sharpener (it seems it was permanently misplaced during the move), but they muddled through the morning. At lunch we ran out to Arby's and stopped in the convenience store to get some tiny, personal pencil sharpeners, one for each child. Eventually we'll buy another electric one but I still have hopes of finding it!

Really, that's all for yesterday, though I did get to use my new elliptical trainer. Karl got me a treadmill for our anniversary, but we returned it when we found we were moving and decided to get one here so as to cut down on the weight of our moving truck. We finally went out to replace it....we had a $150 off coupon(how's that for a good deal!) for the brand at BJ's, treadmill or elliptical, but my sweet husband brought back the elliptical because he knows how much I love it. ;) So it felt good to exercise again...and to burn 400 calories. The only problem is that I probably consumed enough yesterday that it didn't really matter! Oh well, today's a new day right? I'm looking forward to getting on it again sometime today. Corbin wants to try it. We told him he's too short but he wants to get on "just to see" so I may let him test it out.

By the way, I felt better yesterday. No coughing 'spells' but I kind of feel one coming on now. Confused...


mimi said...

Ooooh, Arby's sounds so good right now. Beef and chedder?? I like their turkey sandwich too...and the curly fries. :)

Yeah on your new machine!! I have no stamina for those, but they look fun!!

Wendy said...

Yes, beef and cheddar and curly fries...it was just an Arby's day!

I LOVE the elliptical, not sure why. Maybe it's the 400 calories I burn every time I get on it. Now if I can just keep myself from eating up all those burned calories I'll be doing great. ;-