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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Few Things on a Tuesday

Today was one of those mom and son days that I don't get to much anymore.  Youngest Dominic and I went out to lunch and did a little shopping before he leaves on Friday.  I kept trying to push clothing, shoes, and socks on him, but he is a simple kid and likes his old lived in things.  Then I tried to get him to let me buy new bedding, and some fun things for his room, but again, he says his comforter is his favorite and he loves his ratty old pillowcases.  In the end, he did agree to new pillows, a pair of shorts, new boxers (thank goodness) and a few t-shirts.  Sigh!  Boys! :)

Last night we, along with my sister's family went to the horse races for dinner and a fun night out before the boys leave.  If I didn't tell you, my nephew Paul and Dominic are close like brothers and they are rooming together this year!!   Anyway, I managed to snap a picture of Dominic to remember the occasion. :)  He didn't even know until I was done and he just smiled and shook his head like..."oh mom" :)

I still haven't gotten used to the hair :)

 My sister dragged me to the gym this morning, for pilates and weights.  Even though I am still coming off my food hang over and feel crappy, I knew if I went I would feel better, and it would put me in a good mind frame for food choices during the day.  I thank her for that because it did help me today!!  :)  She's so smart :)

Due to my self wallowing, I hadn't been to the gym since last Friday, and hadn't been for almost a week before that, so I am feeling it!  Last Friday we made my daughter Blayne go with us to experience the wonders of pilates.  I wanted her to see why I love it so much!  She wasn't as enthusiastic about it as we are.  She did like being told when to breathe :)  Pilates just didn't sing to her!   I didn't like it the first few times I did it but now, yes...I love it!!

Just a little picture of us after class :) 

Our routine after the gym....
  A cup of fun to look forward to!

My day ended up pretty good in the food department.  I made descent choices at lunch today, and the rest of the day went pretty well too.  I guess it does help to get up and out to the gym just to start my day off on the right foot!!  Thanks Connie :) 


"One small positive thought in the morning 
can change your whole day."



  1. Sounds like you had a good time with your kiddo! :-)

    Kudos for pulling yourself out of the wallowing to get active and reset yourself!!!

  2. I totally agree that morning workouts just set a positive tone for the entire day! Now, if I could just get myself out of bed more often for those morning workouts... :)

  3. I'm glad you got to have a nice day with your son before he leaves. What a fun picture with your pilates friends!

  4. How wonderful to have family to be with and to love like you do! I am so happy for you. I also love your quote for this post. Very true!!!