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Simple Saturday

This past week was a relatively uneventful one for me, but there is a little excitement around.

On Wednesday, my friend Amanda (roommate at Seward) had her second adorable baby girl. I went to the hospital to meet baby Macy on Thursday. Amanda is in much the same situation as I am- in Kansas City without anyone but her immediate family and, of course, her church/school family. I’m lucky enough to have a handful of in-laws close by. I know that when Jeff and I have kids I will really need the support of my extended “family” so I am trying to do the same for her.

After a few good weeks I had a really, really bad week at WW so I took a little time today to refocus. I actually wrote down some goals and put them on my mirror in the bedroom and on the fridge in the kitchen. I made a list of things I can do instead of eat when I’m not hungry to stare me in the face when I go to open the fridge. I’m hoping that will help! I just finished my ninth week of working out five days a week, but I need to pick up my intensity a little bit.

On Friday I had my first-ever coaching experience with the girls’ volleyball teams from school. The normal coaches are out of town so the principal and I filled in. I really sat on the bench and marked serves, so I didn’t do much. But I had a lot of feelings of “If I were the coach…..” and then I remember that I DON’T have time for that! I don’t really disagree with what the current coaches are teaching the girls, but I know I would do things very differently. And, volleyball is the only sport I know anything about in the least and the current coaches are here to stay for a long while.

When I got home from the games Jeff had a glass of wine waiting for me. This bottle of chardonnay was a housewarming gift from his friend Leroy. It was pretty yummy!

Our chardonnary from Leroy

Our chardonnary from Leroy

Today has been a perfect Saturday. Jeff made a delicious breakfast of ham and eggs this morning. The weather is gorgeous. We bought some grass seed to over-seed our lawn and mulch to make things look nice. We also bought some mums. Indoor kitchen herb-growing kits were deeply clearanced so I thought I’d give it a shot even though it is not quite the right time of year to do that. We’re heading out to work in the yard in a little while. What satisfaction taking care of our home can bring!

They have a way to go, but these mums should be gorgeous soon!

They have a way to go, but these mums should be gorgeous soon!

Just Planted!

Just Planted!

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Posted by on September 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Lazy Saturday

Oops! It’s been too long since I’ve posted. I’m sure you’re all devastated! Ha!
My mom and dad were here visiting last weekend. They arrived Saturday evening and left Monday morning, so it was a short trip. We didn’t do anything too exciting while they were here but we did enjoy some Kansas City cuisine with our visit to Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ. It was delicious, as always. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with my parents Sunday evening, which was probably the best wine I’ve had so far.
I’ve decided to call it Weekend Wine instead of Friday Wine because many times on Friday nights I fall asleep on the couch before getting the bottle open!
Also last weekend we had a visit from Jeff’s sister Renee and took in a Royals game.
Other than that there’s been nothing too exciting going on here. Just plugging away at school and work! There is nothing on my schedule for this Saturday and that’s just the way I like it!
Enjoy the pictures!

The Rose Montaigne from Stone Hill from my parents with my mom in the background.

The Rose Montaigne from Stone Hill from my parents with my mom in the background.

Check out the view in my sunglasses

Check out the view in my sunglasses

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Posted by on September 12, 2009 in Mary's Entries

 

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