Archive | October, 2009

Something I never thought I’d see

4 Oct

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My husband taking country line dancing lessons. 

It was not his favorite but he was a great sport cause he knew I would like it


Friday night our friends Abe and Roe Hernandez invited us to go with them to Stampede, a line dancing club in Temecula.

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I almost rode the mechanical bull but decided against it.  Maybe next time.

I did think it was funny that I had to watch the 60 year old women to see what to do.

The blister on my foot from my boots was totally worth it.  Tons-o- fun.


3 Oct

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I ran 7 miles today.  It feels like nothing compared to Robin’s 12 but it is more than triple what I have been doing at the gym.

Pretty wiped but feeling proud of myself.

(By the way, Andrew was laughing at me calling me a nerd because I was taking a picture of myself ‘trying to look tired.’  I am a nerd)

I guess I better…

3 Oct

Blogging…start running my long miles.

I finally got a new pair of running shoes so I don’t have any excuses.  They are a little blue for me but so comfortable. 

Robin asked me if I would run a half marathon with her in November.  The last long run I did was 7 miles at the begininng of August.  So I just need to double that in a month. 


Running Music

2 Oct

When I go to the gym, I take my ipod.  There are certain songs that will make me forget that I am running purposlessly in place and staring at the sweaty guy who should not have turned the treadmil to a speed of faster than 6.0.

A few songs that get me pumped while I am running:


Bad – Michael Jackson

Since You Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

Yeah – Usher

Break Free – Hillsong

Hosana – United (slow but has a good beat)

Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake

Have You Encountered -Jon Shabaglian (a good friend from Fresno)

What do you like to listen to when you work out?  Can you suggest anything to add to my list?

Feeling Done

1 Oct

Quick update:  3 days late.  Glimmer of hope.  2 preg tests this morning.  (Cause maybe I didn’t do the first one right- like its hard)  Both negative. 

I’m done.

Had an extra big cup of coffee this morning.

On a Budget?

1 Oct

So Andrew and I keep a budget.  Its not sophisticated, but it works for us.  We write everything we spend on a piece of paper on our fridge.  We are not extravagent people (as you may be able to tell by our cars), but almost every month, something comes up and we end of spending over our budget.  (Knowing we have a little “savings” wiggle room).

This month, as we are praying about how we are going to sacrifice for the building, Andrew and I decided to really stick to our budget this month.  We ran out of money a few days before the end of the month and committed to not spending anymore money.  So what to do for date night?

First, dinner was drive through Chick-Fil-A and used our last 2 free meal coupons.

With the quarters we scrounged up we thought we’d go to Disneyland (free with passes) and get some coffee.

While standing in line, we counted our quarters.  $5.25.  With our 10% discount, we figured we could get 1 cup of coffee and 1 muffin.

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We could afford the chocolate chip muffin but not the special pumpkin muffin.


This was our total. 

After laughing at how sad we were that we were 1 penny short, the cashier gave us one.  (Whose name, by the way, was Tata)


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They were delicious.


Quality time with no money?  It can happen.