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Weekly wrap 6/27-7/3

It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekly wrap up with Tricia at http://www.misssippipiddlin.com/ and Holly at https://hohoruns.blogspot.com/ so I thought, why not?!  Although I haven’t been running consistently, I have been very busy!  We’re narrowing in on 17 weeks into this deployment, and there’s never a dull moment. The blog is a fun way to journal what I’ve been up to, so here goes.


Fitness: I worked 6 days last week, so to say I am tired is an understatement.  There are no breaks for a single Mom, and some days I feel it more than others.  But…we are keeping busy and doing our best to keep our chins up.  I’ve been consistently planking every day for 2 months now, and achieved over 5 minutes last night.  I did 2 minutes of straight plank, 30 seconds each side planks, and another 2+ minutes of straight planking.  YAY!


I also did Hard Corp 22 twice last week, weight training twice, and did quite a bit of walking so it’s all good!  I do  miss running, but spending time with my daughters is more important.

Food: Gosh, I have been terrible about cooking anything worth posting about.  We do pretty easy meals during the week, and often time have simple things like chicken sausage with sweet potatoes or quinoa and a veggie.  On the weekends we splurge and this past weekend I took my youngest to a place called “The Patton house” in Geneva.  We had amazing outdoor seating on the deck, and my youngest and I shared Oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer.  They were simply amazing.  I love the fact that my 9 year old chose these as an appetizer, LOL! I’ve created a foodie for sure! LOL!



She then proceeded to order the 16 ounce Rib eye steak.  yup.  She ate nearly all of this food minus the cheesy potatoes.


I opted for a lighter dinner, and had a blackened creole shrimp salad.  And a few bites of her steak LOL!


Facts: Big news everyone!!!  My daughter got her license on Wednesday.  Because of my crazy work schedule it was a battle trying to get her to the DMV, so my awesome friend and neighbor took her on Wednesday because she’s off during the summer.  I loved getting the play by play text messages, and when I saw this picture I cheered!!  While it’s a whole new level of anxiety, it’s nice that she can get out and about without me having to taxi her everywhere after working all day.


We’ve also started tackling updating the girls bathroom.  My daughter did the painting again, and I plan to start redoing the cabinets this week!  So far it’s looking great and I am super proud of how well my daughter did painting!!!

Speaking of my daughter, I was also extremely thrilled when Deb from Deb Runs – http://debruns.com/  asked to feature my daughter’s poem she wrote a couple months ago titled, Pride.  Please run over and check it out.

*the blog isn’t letting me add links, so I apologize for that!

Do your kids like to try new foods? Do your kids drive yet?  What type of projects are you up to?

I hope you all have a Happy 4th of July, and a great week!!





40 thoughts on “Weekly wrap 6/27-7/3”

  1. I’m amazed at the big projects you and your girls are tackling! That steak is massive! My girls are still a little to young for fancy foods though they do surprise me ever so often with their request for some foods!
    Great job on the planks…I gotta get back to that!


  2. I am impressed with your planking. Good for you ! Love the new color in the bathroom, so much brighter. I have had both my kids paint their rooms. Builds character !
    My blog doesn’t let me add links anymore either… ever since they updated word press it is very hit and miss.
    Congrats to your daughter getting her driver’s license. In France kids don’t drive until they are 18, and we live in the city anyway, so mine really don’t need to do any driving yet.

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  3. I came here from the Weekly Wrap link up! First off, happy 4th of July and thanks to your husband for his service. It looks like you had a really eventful week of workouts and life with your daughter getting her license and painting the bathrooms!

    Those oysters and that salad look pretty amazing, too- sounds like a really wonderful meal with special people (that’s what makes a good meal out, not always just the food).

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  4. Congratulations on your daughter getting her license, when my daughter got her license I prayed more. 🙂 Happy 4th to you and your family, prayers for continued safety & peace for your whole family

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  5. My last child started driving this spring. No more taxi service. Ever. It’s kind of sad when you think about it. Oysters Rock is my favorite! Thankfully, my kids turned out to be very good eaters and willing to try most anything. You are always blowing my mind with your planking times! 17 weeks! You are very strong. Happy 4th to you. I hope the hubs is doing well. Thanks for linking Michelle.

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  6. We are very busy integrating Bandit into our lives.

    5 minutes of planking — that’s hard! And I can’t believe your youngest ate almost a pound of steak. Way. And she’s itty bitty. I never had that kind of metabolism, sadly. That meal looks amazing!


  7. All three of my kids drive LOL Amazingly, that was a very easy thing for me to give up…..I had some trepidation when the oldest got her license, but that ended within a day or two of her not needing a “driver” 24/7.

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  8. Congrats to your daughter on her licence. That’s huge! I totally get the anxiety of being a parent of a new driver but if they’re sensible kids then they always come home safe and sound.

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  9. I think we all deserve to treat ourselves once in awhile – yay for The Patton House! Your youngest does have good culinary senses! Oysters Rockefeller, steak, blackened creole shrimp all sound super yummy! There’s something about dining outdoors that just makes food taste that much better, yes? Congrats to your oldest daughter on getting her driver’s license! What a huge accomplishment! She looks so excited standing next to the car. =) The bathroom looks fabulous, you all have done a fabulous job! I’m off to Deb Runs’s site to check out the poem now!!!!!

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  10. Michelle, I’m doing less running this summer than ever too. My focus is more on strength training. While I can’t hold a 5 minute plank I can tell I’ve gotten stronger. Plus most of what I do at the gym is on my lunch break or right after work and doesn’t cut much into my family time. It’s always a balancing act isn’t it?
    Boy those food pictures are sure making me hungry, that steak too Wow!
    Congratulations on your daughter’s milestone! I remember when mine got hers. You’ll adopt the just pray for them each and every time they get behind the wheel and know that, that is all you can do. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Tricia….Yup, LOTS of praying happens in my house, even more so now. I’ve found a lot of people have “judged” my not running, but they don’t live my life, do they? “Just make your older daughter watch your younger one” they say…REALLY? She already watches her during the day minus Wednesdays when I have the nanny come to give both girls a break. LOL, Sorry, rant over. I just wish people weren’t so judgy. So glad I made myself link up this week, I’ve missed you! ❤

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