Monday, April 21, 2008

Excise! (Exercise)

(Kai in his fav. jammies...they have airplanes and helicopters so he loves putting then on. Somehow, they are size 3 but they must be a small size 3!)
This weekend, I found something for a great deal. Well, I don't know if I would recommend it for anyone else as it is pretty low end but perfect for me!!! I got a manual treadmill. It's small, quiet and cheap (on sale for $25)! I wanted something that I could use in the winter or use when Gary is out and I need to stay home because Kai is sleeping. The plan is, that if I want to watch tv at night, I need to be walking at the same time. During commercials, running. I did it yesterday for an hour and it was fabulous! The other thing, oh boy, you're really going to think I'm cheap now, is that our heat starts turning down at 7 pm so by 9 pm, Gary and I are both bundled up in blankets. Now, if I use the treadmill, I'm nice and warm:)

Kai loves it. He always wants to excise (exercise) and does it quite well. His body weight and strength is not enough to move it so one of us has to walk behind him. My diet/eating healthy and exercise is going well EXCEPT I made a very, very delicious dessert last night. I think chocolate mousse is my favourite thing in the world, so if you can handle it, check this out! Yum. Yum. Yum.

Work was good today. I had a student teacher for 2 classes so I was evaluating her instead of teaching which was a nice change. I had ball hockey practice afterschool and we were short players so I played too, what a great feeeling. I miss ball hockey. My favourite two things to play are football and ball hockey. I'm so glad I have opportunities to play right now.

Kai was absolutely NUTS yesterday. He didn't fall asleep until 10pm on Saturday night and Sunday he did not nap the entire day. I believe its because he is teething. Wow, i don't know who that kid was but I'm glad to have Kai back today! He is such a chatterbox. One of his favourite `jokes' is:
Kai: `Birds eat merms. Mommy?'
Me: `Does mommy eat worms?'
Kai: `Nooooooooooooooooooooo. Daddy?'
And then we go through everyone he knows. Each time he says no, he thinks its the funniest thing ever that the person might eat merms (worms).

He loves watering plants. Loves it. Whenever we are outside, he needs to water the tree. He loves it more than basketball or baseball right now (the only activities we have in our backyard).

I do not like these next 2 weeks at all. Two years ago, these were the last few weeks of my mom's life and def. ones that I do not like to remember. I'm thankful that I got to say goodbye but there is something wrong with seeing someone you love deteriorate drastically in front of you. It has gotten easier but if I ever have to tell someone that my mom has passed away, it seems like I'm acting and that is the script. If you still have your mom around, appreciate her and don't take your relationship for granted. A mother daughter relationship is so special. Now as a mom, I can imagine what she felt for us. I'm so blessed to have had her in my life.

Now I will change the topic so I don't end on a sad note. Gary has been a cooking machine, planning very elaborate and wonderful meals. I am so thankful! Gary and I are very different in some ways, but similar in others. I know that is very obvious but I'm glad we have such similar values and beliefs because otherwise, the differences that we have would make things quite difficult. Next month, it will be 3 years that we've been married. Maybe we should do something special. Hmmmm...maybe we will.

Well, time to hit the treadmill! Have a great monday night watching `House'! I love it!


  1. You may think yourself cheap, and indeed this may have been your motivation, but I would like to commend you on two very "eco-friendly" choices: a manual treadmill and turning the heating down later in the evening. Well done my friend.

  2. another post please? :)