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After my workout last night.Elijah and I at the balloon festivalday 445 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/27/2014New hair color.day 450 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/1/2015day 475 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/26/2015day 500 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/20/2015day 525 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/17/2015day 550 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/11/2015day 575 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/6/2015day 90 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/1/2015day 125 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/5/2016day 150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/30/2016Love this photo!!day 50 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/10/2016Another goal met. Me and my truck!!day 90 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/20/2016day 100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/30/2016day 125 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/24/2016day 175 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/13/2016day 200 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/7/2016day 250 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/27/2016Elijah loves his little brother.Wyatt EdwinMy bright eyed little boy.Daddy and babyday 300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/15/2017Such a little ham. He's so cute even tho he has the chicken pox. He's still in a good mood.How do you get you steps in before 10:30?! Mow your neighbors grass and your grass with a push mower. I beat my goal of 5,000 steps and it's not even 10:30. I am a hot, sweaty mess.Made my version of the mega omega trail mix!! Tastes so yummy.#deliciousdailymoment so we have a fig tree in the back yard and figs are starting to get ripe. Any ideas on what to do with them. Found out last year they don't last very long inside.#deliciousdailymoment second batch of the mega omega trail mix. I put in some sunflower kernels this time. Some friends of my moms wants some more.I have created a weight loss tracker to hang up on my wall. I've done it once before but took it down when I moved. Here's to a prettier one. #deliciousdailymomentMy 7 month old is starting to pick himself up. My babies are growing up too fast. Elijah is in third grade and Wyatt is crawling and picking himself up.Me and Wyatt went on our first trail today. It was beautiful but rough. I am out of shape. I used the front sack because of the sand. Going to find a trail with pavement for tomorrow.day 525 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/28/2017Baby behind the wheel.day 550 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/23/2017This morning was the first time on the elliptical in over a year. Restarting this time was easier than last time. I am about 20 pounds heavier this time than I was last time. Definitely was sweaty. I also somehow got my 5,000 step goal in before 10am this morning. I snagged my moms ymca membership card since she’s not going or using it. I’ll use it and the child care there. I would have stayed longer but I had a meeting at the school. I think I’m gonna go every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Another day and another 30 easy minutes on the elliptical. Didn’t go as far but that’s life and to be expected. I still can’t believe how easy it is to get back on track with my fitness and how much stamina I have. Last year I was 20 pounds lighter and could barely do 5 minutes on the elliptical. I went almost 15 minutes before taking a mini break.30 minutes turned into over an hour. My legs wouldn’t stop.week 7 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 11/18/2017I'm curious to know where everybody would go. Personally I would go to Sam's Club and stock up on stuff like beef, chicken, turkey, salmon and tilapia. As well as bell peppers so I can dice it up and put it into a bag. Everything would go into a deep freezer.day 600 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/12/2017Oooh lalala look at today’s weigh in! I did some meal prep this past week and it paid off!!day 650 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/31/2018My tv stand is finished!! After Elijah gets home I’m going to grab a shower and after Wyatt wakes up I’m going to put it in my room and set up everything up. I love this!!Just gotta move it into my bedroom and put the shelves in and put stuff inside. Since Mom helped it took less time than the tv stand. I want to complete the collection #bucketlistday 675 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/25/2018My end tables are finished. Aren’t they cute?! I got both of them built yesterday. Today I put them in my room and took out mom’s nightstand. I just have to finish cleaning and organizing my bedroom. I love having matching furniture and organization and a clean room. Can not wait to be done. If only I could get the crib and my bed to match. Goals tho.And this is why I love going to consignment sales. Spent $157 on clothes for both boys, books for Elijah and a camera bag for me.My room is coming along nicely. I still have some work to do but it’s getting there. The goal is to empty out the remaining 3 crates and finding spots for the stuff inside of them. I have 2 shelves in my bed that need to be cleaned out and organized.day 700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/22/2018Seems fitting considering the fact that I bought new furniture and I’m cleaning and organizing my room. Still working on it. It’s a very slow process.My new shoes came in yesterday!!Taste the rainbow! Finished cutting up bell peppers and about to pop them in the freezer. I use them for soup, spaghetti sauce and Mac n cheese. Good way to get in some extra veggies.My boys. We took the neighbor to Hopeland Gardens last night to do a wedding. I snagged a couple of pictures. This one is my favorite.Went to Ollie’s today and found this little gem. I’ve been looking for a kettlebell dvd and finally have one. $1.99 for the whole thing and it has not 1 dvd but 7, a calendar and a booklet for meal planning and weekly measurements. I’m so excited!!Got my calendar up on the wall. Love how I get to pick day 1. My day 1 is on a Monday so class days I’ll be resting as well as Sundays. Just gotta fill it in. First time doing a calendar like this.I thought I had put my kettle bell workout poster in a good spot. Wyatt last night decided to tear it down and tear it up.My mom has a cat who likes to jump up on the table. He ate the ends of this plant. I have it hanging and it looks a little flat like it has been sat in.day 800 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/30/2018Put my spider plant outside and it died so I pulled the dead stuff off and had 2 leaves left which is coming back. Plus it looks like one of the other plants are coming back as well.day 825 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/25/2018Mom wanted me to drop off an application for her. I decided while we were already out to go get diapers since I have coupons. While walking past I saw a $3 clearance rack. Before leaving g Walmart I stopped and got myself a shirt. It’s a large. Fonts kinda well. Will look better once I lose weight.My spider plant is getting bigger and there’s a second one growing back as well.day 850 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/19/2018day 875 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/13/2018My spider plant is growing!! I’ll be able to use the babies to grow more spider plants soon!! I miss having spider plants. I used to have a ton of them.Today is my birthday and guess what I found in the back yard?! The end of the rainbow!! How cool is this?!day 900 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/8/2018Last night me and Wyatt on the hay ride. He kept saying weee. He had a blast on his first hay ride.Posted a photoday 925 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/2/2018Finally got Elijah’s school pictures. I love them.day 950 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/27/2018Yesterday I got the sewing machine out and got it working and sewed together some fleece for pillows for the boys. Elijah’s is double sided with two of his favorite football teams and Wyatt loves Mickey Mouse. I hope they like them.Yesterday we were adopted by this kitten. Her name is Silver. She’s too sweet to be a stray cat. She loves Elijah. Tolerates Wyatt and is under me and moms feet.Elijah and Silver.This morning Elijah got baptized at church this morning. I am proud of him but I was also emotional at the same time.Not bad for not using the elliptical in over a year. Using the 7 day free pass at golds gym.day 1000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/16/2019Busy week next week. Monday Elijah’s turns 10. Double digits. A whole decade. How is this even possible? Monday also starts my final week at school. What?! Friday is my last official day of school. After 3 years and 4 months of being in school I will be done with school and then its on to the real world and attempting to find a job in the gym.day 1025 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/10/2019This is how we are sparking today. She’s purring loudly.I finished Wyatt’s granny square Afghan yesterday. Washed and dried it and it’s so soft now. Wyatt loves it. It’s so warm and comfy.This is how I was crocheting my next project yesterday. She’s so snuggly.day 1050 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/7/2019On Friday heaven gained another angel. My uncle passed away. Today is the viewing and tomorrow is the service. I’m unable to go because it’s in another state and I don’t have the money to go. My mom or my sister is going to do a video chat during the service so I can feel like I can be there. Its not going to be easy. Friday was hard. Tomorrow is going to be hard.day 1075 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/1/2019It’s officially official!! My diploma is here!!!Here’s a picture of me and my diploma. I cannot believe it is officially official!! I waited all day for it to be delivered cannot believe that it’s in my hands. Tangible proof of hard work, determination and persistence. Thank you to everybody who took the time to comment on my other post.New dresses my mom got me for Easter.Happy Easter y’all!My poor spider plant does not like the air conditioner. Hopefully the second one grows back. Planted some seeds today. Planted tomatoes, okra, 2 different kinds of cucumbers, 2 different kind of carrots, bell peppers (hopefully I’ll get a variety of colors) and sunflowers.Monday I washed my bedding and decided clean out from under my bed and I found some more seeds. I bought these a while ago. Going to attempt to plant the mint seeds and see if I can get some mint plants. Love mint leaves in my green tea.So many sprouts!! All 3 sunflower seeds, all 4 tomato seeds and 2 of the 3 okra and some carrot seeds have sprouted. So exciting!!Day 2 of not having to water the plants thanks to rain. It’s fixing to storm. I repotted the spider plant into a smaller pot with some new dirt in hopes to get some more babies and faster and that it’ll get bigger. Put the plants on the steps to get rained on I am loving my little garden. My goal is to have a bigger garden for more veggies and more flowers.I put my sunflowers into their pots today. Once my tomatoes get a little bit bigger I am going to put them into their pots. I’m excited too see all of my seeds sprouting. I cannot wait to pick some veggies this summer. Still waiting on my mint to sprout. I am grateful for the longer growing season. Next year I’ll start earlier in the year.day 1125 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/21/2019Part 1 of my little garden. In the front we have short sweet carrots, middle we have okra and in the back we have 2 different kinds of cucumbers. Love how my little garden is coming along.Rearranged the tomatoes and sunflowers and put them up on crates for better drainage. Love how the little garden is looking.Garden is growing nicely. Can’t believe how big everything is getting. I cannot wait to eat some fresh home grown veggies.day 1150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/15/2019Found this chair on the church freecycle page and thought it would be great for gaming, reading or watching YouTube or just relaxing. It’s super comfortable and I was able to surprise Elijah with it.My garden is growing. Yesterday I discovered some okra growing and 2 cucumbers growing!! It won’t be long before we are picking some veggies!! The plants got soaked with the storm last night.First of many sunflowers to bloom!! It is so pretty!! Love how the garden is coming around.Wyatt with our first cucumber and Elijah with a purple carrot!! We are going to eat the cucumber today as we had some yesterday for lunch. Elijah said the purple carrot tastes like a regular carrot. Going to wait another week or so to pick more carrots. Can’t wait to see what other colors we have growing.Soaked all of my garden on Friday and gave them some plant food and soaked them again. Yesterday the dirt was still wet so I didn’t water the garden. This afternoon all of my plants were wilted so we soaked them again. Every but 3 of my tomato plants have perked up. Please tell me there’s hope if I water my plants everyday that they will perk up again. I’ll be upset if I lose them.Went to the farmers market yesterday. Spent $15 for all of this!! I love homegrown fruits and veggies and farmers markets.Picked some okra and carrots out of the garden this morning!!day 1175 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/10/2019First time in years that I have put on a pair of jeans or jean shorts. They are bigger than what I want them to be. I have a smaller size in my closet that I’m working towards. Took the boys to touch a truck this morning.Going up north for a family reunion. Stopped at a rest stop for a bathroom break. Boys are standing on a huge rock.What’s a trip back home without a trip to get some of your favorite chocolate? I wanted everything but I left with a few things. A couple of my mom’s coworkers ordered some things and mom picked them up for them.I don’t go to Walmart very often but we were there yesterday and I found this. Going to make one for breakfast this morning. I’m going to add to it for more nutrients. I love smoothies and trying new foods.More peppers are coming!! Loving how my little garden is turning out.Picked my first two tomatoes yesterday and my first pepper today. Yesterday went to food lion and spotted a NY strip steak on managers special for $2.18 and today had broiled okra, tomato and pepper and steak for lunch. I love picking and eating fresh veggies from the garden and I love Manager’s specials on meat. Saves me a ton of money and it’s still tasty.Picked a few things when I watered my garden yesterday!! This is the best part of having a garden.Elijah’s cactus loves being in a bigger pot. It has grown so much since I replanted it in the spring. My spider plant has doubled since I cut the babies off that were starting to root. Babies are doing well in the water and are growing roots and will be ready to plant soon.So many peppers on one plant!! So many more to come on all of the plants. Love my garden!I have purple bell peppers!! I don’t know if they are on the same plant or different plants but either way I’m not complaining because my favorite color is purple.Repotted my one spider plant and added the 5 babies to the pot. Can’t wait to see how big it gets.day 1225 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/29/2019day 1225 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/29/2019day 1225 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/29/2019This mornings farmers market goodies. It’s just missing the peach I ate on the way home.It hasn’t rained here for a while. This week on the radio I’ve been hearing the weather man has been saying there’s a 30% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm today. Yes please!! It’s my birthday and I love a good storm. Last year it rained on birthday and the end of the rainbow was in my backyard. There was a storm today and there’s a rainbow above the trees again for my birthday.week 90 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 9/28/2019For my birthday mom got me a new tattoo. Now I have both boys in ink.We did a thing today. Both boys got their hair cut at the barber shop.A sweet friend of mine made this for me and some for the auction at church after she saw the post on Facebook. Chocolate@chip cream cheese dip. It is so yummy!!Upgraded my bed from a twin to a queen. Not all of my blankets have made it on my bed yet but I’ll get the rest on there. It’s nice to have more space to sprawl out in. It’s still a work in progress tho.How on earth is this boy 3 years old already? It seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital waiting for him to be born.So I did a thing today. I am donating roughly 21 inches of hair. I have emailed two different organizations.We are getting closer to spring arriving. I’m looking forward to taking my workouts outside and taking the boys to the park. Today is supposed to be a dry day. It rained Monday-Thursday this past week and having the sunshine and blue skies have been nice.It’s spring time and Elijah’s cactus got its yearly pot upgrade. Can’t wait to see how big it gets this year.Yesterday we went on a nature hike at the church which sits on about 45 acres of land. There’s a lake and 4 cabins on the property. The joys of spring brings tadpoles and there’s a ton in the lake. More than I have ever seen before. Elijah was able to hold some in his hands as he scooped them up. He did safely put them back. Wyatt discovered an anthill and some ants got on his hand. I did get them off of him as quickly as I could. We had a picnic in the bed of the truck.Yesterday I did a thing!! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I planted seeds for my garden. Added a couple of things this year. Switched a couple of things around. I am trying to grow some mint again and I’m hoping to be able to do that. I didn’t have any luck last year with it. Here’s to my 2020 garden and some home grown veggies.Took the boys for a walk at the Graniteville cemetery for a walk after dinner last night. A group of Christians had put in a 92 foot cross. You can see it for miles as you are driving. One of these days I am going to learn how to fly my drone and then take it up there. I love the view that is by the cross. There are trees covered with Spanish moss. There are graves that go back to the 1800s.Went “hiking” tonight after dinner. I’ll take a mile (or more) in the woods than a mile (or more) around the track any day. Mom loves walking in the city. We took a different trail than the last time we went. There are still plenty of trails in these woods to take. Just gotta watch out for horse dropping as it doubles up as a horse trail.On Wednesday we went on a different trail in the same woods. So pretty. Loved the flowers.Loving all of the things coming up in my garden! The zucchini plants are really doing well. Cannot wait to see what kind of crop I get this year.My garden is growing!! I added some spearmint and lavender today. I have peppermint and spearmint now. First time growing lavender. I am hoping to bring the mint plants and lavender inside when it gets cold.I got this for Mother’s Day yesterday for my instant pot. Can anybody guess what’s for breakfast?!While watering my garden yesterday I found some buds on my bratty zucchini (it acts like I don’t water it daily). I am loving how my garden is turning out and soon enough I’ll be picking more than just mint.Took the boys to the beach for a couple of hours today.Elijah’s teachers stopped by for a surprise porch visit yesterday. Elijah had no clue they were coming over until he took the blindfold off and saw them. Wyatt wanted in the picture too. Elijah couldn’t stop smiling the whole time they were here and showed them the garden.Went on a hike after dinner tonight. It was definitely humid and everybody was super sweaty when we were done. We got home before the storm. Even with the hills (which are great for the butt) a mile in the woods is better than a mile around the track.Looking at my garden yesterday and I found some veggies!! There are at least 4-5 zucchini’s and a few green beans and at least one cucumber with plenty more flowers. I cannot wait to start picking and eating them.My garden is growing nicely!Shoe shopping is exhausting when you are entirely way too picky about the way shoes fit. Went to academy this morning and it took forever to find two pairs of shoes that work with the inserts. The doctor saw some arthritic changes to the top of my left foot. Add flat feet to it and it’s not so much fun.Inside that box is a rowing machine. I’m going to row myself to a smaller size.Got up early enough to use the rowing machine this morning. Our rowing machine does kilometers and miles. It can only get better from here. Played around with the resistance a bit today.I love going to Food Lion. Grabbed two bags of cherries. Couldn’t resist. Won’t last until the weekend.Mom calls me and says she did something and I was like do I need to pack up the boys and go somewhere and she’s like it’s not bad. I asked what she did and she said she bought a treadmill. I asked where we were going to put it and she’s like I don’t know.Today on the rowing machine was more about strength than distance. I kept the resistance between 4-6 for the 15 minutes I was on it. I definitely felt the resistance. I’ll get better as time goes on.Mom and I spent the afternoon building this for the boys. Wyatt kept climbing out of his crib. Now the boys are sharing a room.We live in the south and it’s been cooler. Yesterday me and the boys spent a few hours in the backyard because it was cool with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. I got a little sunburned.Sunday was my birthday. My mom and boys got me a gift card to Belk. Yesterday morning my purse strap decided it had enough and broke. Me and Wyatt went to Belk and I found a purse and had enough left on the gift card to get 2 shirts and a dress. I saved $138 and some change.We sold the treadmill (it hurt my foot) and nobody else was using it. Mom used the money to buy an elliptical.I cannot believe that October started yesterday.The sheriffs department every year does trick or treating at the sheriffs office. This year it was drive thru due to Covid. Since I had the fire chief with me I decided to take the boys to two different fire stations to see if they were missing their fire chief but neither station was. Elijah was master chief.Yesterday morning I won the Monday morning mind bender with the local Christian radio station and won the morning show’s tumbler and a digital copy of Franchesca Bastilli’s new Christmas cd.It’s getting cold so I brought in my spider plant and Elijah’s cactus. I discovered ants and a spider in Elijah’s cactus. I put an ant bait trap in a container and put the cactus in the container and put it back outside. Hopefully that does the trick. I don’t want the cactus to die and it’s a goal to get it to grow as big as possible.We did some Christmas decorating yesterday and the elves are back in town. The elves left notes for the boys.I finished Wyatt’s scarf yesterday. He loves his hat and scarf.My sister got me a new cup!!While cleaning up my bedroom I found some old photos. I was like 14/15 or whatever age I was as a sophomore in high school when we went to Disney for band. My goal is to get down to this size and have the confidence back but to have curves.We went to Whole Foods today after Trader Joe’s. Got what I wanted and something new to try.Posted a photoWhen we went to McDonald’s on Sunday elijah wanted a shamrock shake and I told him I would make one. Today I got the final thing and made us shamrock shakes.Yesterday was a chilly start to the first day of spring so I made some soup. I have some portioned out for today and tomorrow in the smaller containers and the bigger container went in the freezer for another time. I didn’t have a specific recipe for it. I had some bok Choy that I put in it. The soup tasted good.Won this bracelet on a Facebook giveaway last month. It’s so pretty!!Last year I planted some peppermint and spearmint. I wasn’t sure if it would grow back again since it’s in pots and not in the ground. Much to my surprise it did! My peppermint didn’t like the pot so I put it in the square pot and I found some bigger round pots at true value before they closed up for good. I can’t believe how big they are both getting!I was scrolling on Facebook marketplace looking for patio furniture when I came across the terra cotta colored square planter like the brown one. It was originally $20 but he dropped it down to $15 and then he dropped it down to $10 and I was able to snag it on Friday. Yesterday I replanted the spearmint in it and Elijah’s cactus in the round pot next to his lavender. The spearmint wasn’t happy with me but it’ll thank me when it realizes it has extra room for its roots.Mom got her flowers and I got some Thai basil and Elijah got some chamomile. I moved the cactus back up to the porch. I have gotten some Thai basil from Walmart and it’s great in spaghetti sauce.Posted a photoHad 2 pickings of peppermint and spearmint yesterday. Second time was because I missed some because I had a certain helper helping. It’s still early enough in the year and growing season to get more. I kept some in a bag for iced tea and water. I am drying some for hot tea.My jar is jammed packed full of dried mint leaves. I’ll use this for hot tea.Finished my sister’s baby blanket this morning. Mom has it packed and ready to go tomorrow. The baby shower is on Saturday.Yesterday was 5th grade graduation, drive thru style, and Elijah got a picture with 2 of his teachers from this year.Almost ready for another picking of mint. I am planning on doing that when the boys are in school this week. Sometimes it’s hard to see just how much the plants have grown. I knew that the mint is growing and it’s huge. But the chamomile and the Thai basil I forgot how small it started out until I was looking at pictures.
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