facebook fragments: 04/26/14 – 05/2/14 (bringing home the mahi, strength training milestones & a new Indo board record)

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Just got a “Fish On” text from my men via the SPOT satellite GPS with latitude and longitude: 28.51040,-80.01917
Wonder how many miles off shore that is…

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If I’m plugging in their latitude/longitude into the distance calculator correctly, my guys are 32 miles offshore. This is why my only criteria for a boat purchase was twin engines.

Someone commented: “and a raft, radio and flare gun.:

My reply: “That’s boat paraphernalia. That stuff can be transferred from another boat, including the single engine money pit that was our previous boat. Which died offshore and left us hobbling back for HOURS on a tiny little kicker engine. I do love the GPS system he bought. Subscription is about $100 a year. Well worth it to know exactly where they are. And nice to know when they catch something.”

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Another “Fish On” text from the satellite GPS! This time 25 miles out. So they’re headed west, but after two catches, I’m thinking they’re still trolling #bringhomethemahi

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Just got a real text from my FavoriteSon: “In the channel. 3 mahi.” Lunch is going to be EXCELLENT tomorrow.

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They brought home the mahi!

bring home the mahi 042614

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
FavoriteDaddy: “PinkGirl, I taped something for you this morning….Hook…you know, with Robin Williams?”
PinkGirl: “You did? THANK YOU!”
Me: “PinkGirl: “I taped something for you last night.”
(Hook conversation continues.)
Me, softly: “Nightmare Before Christmas.”
PinkGirl, stopping dead in her tracks: “WHAT?!?!?!”
commence freak out and hyperventilation.
FavoriteDaddy: “ya just had to one up me, didnt’cha?”
#ilovemydaughter

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Monday, April 28, 2014
My FavoriteSon and FavoriteHusband are sitting at the kitchen table speaking and writing in a foreign language. Calculus. #likefatherlikeson

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I just showed PinkGirl something I pinned for her on the Pinterest board I made for her.
PinkGirl: “NO! No way! no. no. no. no.
#ilovemydaughter

Jack Skellington is Prince Humperdinck

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
One hour of strength training, done.
Today’s milestones: Four 30 second wall squats, a 2 minute forearm plank on a Bosu followed by another 1 minute plank, and 2 sets of 10 push-ups (push-ups have always hated me).
I think I’ll be drinking my water with a straw for the rest of the day so I don’t have to lift my water bottle.
#spaghettiarms #fightthefrump #GoodStewardofthisBody

Forearm plank on Bosu round up

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I just published my latest blog post.
Twitter version: “It’s a stress-filled week. Frustrated snark was in my future. So I changed my expectations & I’m praying for patience & grace like manna.”
(click the image below to read the full post.)

2 Corinthians 12 9 His Grace is Sufficient in My Weakness

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Wouldn’t it be great if group projects were as painful for the slackers as they are for the kids who do the heavy lifting?
#ilovemydaughter #ihategroupprojects

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Gaston Quote Not right for a woman to read she starts thinking

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
All better.
FavoriteDaddy to PinkGirl: “What’s wrong with you?”
PinkGirl: “What?”
FavoriteDaddy: “Your socks match.”
PinkGirl: “ahhhhh!”

PinkGirl mixmatched socks

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So. Facebook wants to help me with my “Likes” by asking me: “What books have you read?”
One of the suggestions?
Curious George Goes to the Hospital.
It’s uncanny. Facebook knows me so well.

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Late, as usual, but another facebook compilation blog post is up: All my facebook posts from April 12th – 18th on one page:
facebook fragments: 04/12/14 – 04/18/14 (a sea turtle, strength training & Good Friday)

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PinkGirl, eating chicken in the car on the way to rehearsal: “I’m done.”
Me: “You don’t want any more? You have a lid for that container?
PinkGirl: “uh-uh”
Me: “What was your plan for this chicken? Just leave it open in the car?
A few minutes later, she’s belting out ‘Astonishing’ from Little Women: “Christopher Columbus, I’ll be astonishing…”
Me, interrupting: “Those are the lyrics? ‘Christopher Columbus, I’ll be astonishing?'”
PinkGirl: “yeah. It’s an adjective. Like ‘Idina Menzel Amazing'”
Me: “well. that’s dumb.”
Then she threw a piece of chicken at my head.
It appears she did have a plan for it.
#ilovemydaughter

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I’m not known for my cooking, but it was my turn to cook the mahi-mahi the guys caught last Saturday. It’s a precious commodity, so I did NOT want to ruin it.
Me, to FavoriteSon: “omgosh! It’s actually good! Like, restaurant good!”
He didn’t answer, he just nodded with his mouth full. He’s so polite.
Of course, I would have been chopped because the skin wasn’t crispy, but it flaked right off without taking any of the meat with it, so it’s all good.
Wonder if I’ll ever be able to do that again…

later: PinkGirl is still at rehearsal. I have to remember to tell her I used a noun as an adjective.

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Friday, May 2, 2014
There are days when I come downstairs to find my husband has already brewed the coffee and I hear the Hallelujah Chorus in my head.

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One hour of strength training done. Milestones include four sets of “21” bicep curls with 15lb, 12lb, 10lb and 8lb dumbbells (video below), two 30 rep sets of kickbacks while balancing on the Indo board, two 10 rep sets of Bosu pushups and a one minute wall squat followed by two 30 second wall squats. #fightthefrump #GoodStewardofthisBody

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Finished strength training an hour ago.
I may or may not have the Wiggles song “Shaky Shaky” stuck in my head.
I refuse to youtube it.

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Missing this song today.

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New Indo board record: Up for 9 minutes, 45 seconds. And all I can think about is that I was 15 seconds short of 10 minutes.
Why is it that the 15 seconds I didn’t do motivates me more than the 9:45 I did do?
#setthebar #movethebar

Indo Board

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Catching up on my Facebook compilation blog posts. One yesterday, another today. This latest one is all my facebook posts from April 19th thru the 25th on one page.
It’s crazy, stuff that wasn’t visible on facebook yesterday is showing up today and vice versa. Years from now, I’m going to be so glad I’m doing these posts. They’re kind of like a journal.

facebook fragments: 04/19/14 – 04/25/14 (Easter, epiphany blogging & getting stronger)

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First time on the treadmill since before Christmas.
Getting ready to find out just how out of shape I am.

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Half an hour later:
30. minute. walking. treadmill. interval. training. first. time. this. year.
(pausing. to. breath.)
Didn’t change any of the settings from last year.
Incline at 10 for 2mph – 3mph and incline at 7 for 3.6mph – 4mph.
interval training sucks. but dang, it’s a kick-butt workout. I am SOAKING wet.

That workout sucked
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To see more previous facebook update and compilation blog posts, CLICK HERE.

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