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Time Is a Valuable Commodity

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 7.33.21 PMThese days it seems like people all over are Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 7.37.08 PM

Knowing that everyone is so busy I think it becomes that much more important to respect the time of everyone around us.Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 8.04.13 PMI feel like I spend hours of my life waiting on people.

A couple weeks ago I reached my limit on people wasting my time.

The Thursday night before our garage sale started (after spending the entire day getting ready for the sale), Jordan & I had a list of errands to get through while Hunter was at cello group.  We were quick and got everything done AND picked up Chipotle for dinner before we went back to get Hunter.

So, group is supposed to end at 6:30 and we were waiting several minutes before that.
At 6:35 we were waiting.
6:40 – still waiting
6:45 – getting impatient
6:50 – cranky

I finally decided to walk into the building and get Hunter.   About the time I got inside kids started walking out.  I still went in and told Hunter that we needed to go since he was standing near his teacher and some o f the other kids.

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Seriously – the group is scheduled for 1 hour and she kept them for almost an hour and a half!!!

If practice is going to last that much over the time, I think that the parents should be notified ahead of time – our time is valuable!!!Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 7.58.00 PM

I get that sometimes things run a little late!  But when it is almost half an hour it is not OK!!!  (And, for the record, this is the same teacher that is raising prices for cello lessons!!!)

Does it irritate you when other people don’t seem to care that your time is valuable?

Happy Wednesday!!


It’s the Weekend!! Time to Kickback and Relax! HaHaHa

Today’s 44 was a different way to try a standard move.  I took some advice from Tamara @ Fitknitchick and tried a unilateral move.  I did a single arm shoulder press – non-working arm stays extended the entire time (so it is really working!!).

Hold two equal weight dumbbells at shoulder height. Extend both arms up and over your head, keeping weights slightly in front of your head. Keep non-working arm fully extended while you lower the working (weighted) arm towards your shoulder. Press back up to the starting position. Complete all repetitions on one side then switch to the other. (thanks to Tamara for this explanation of the move!)  

extend right arm
extend right arm

I thought that 8 pounds wouldn’t be challenging enough so I did 10 pounds – yikes!!!

a second side
a second side
my right arm is dying!
my right arm is dying!

This move was hard – keeping the “non-working” arm up the entire time makes this move 10x harder.  And the 2nd set of 44 was brutal but I kept the same weights so that I could try to be balanced!!!

Screen shot 2013-09-21 at 6.17.22 AMI remember when the weekend used to mean a little bit of down time!!!  Now, the weekend means that I have to do some major planning to make sure we all get to the events and activities we are supposed to!!

Lately, every Saturday has started butt crack early (especially since Friday night football means we are up till at least 11:00 – late for us!!!).  Screen shot 2013-09-21 at 6.19.43 AM

This morning, Chris and I are each judging 2 rounds of debate (part of Jordan’s debate grade – funny how it involves us!!).  Hunter has to get to the middle school to ride the bus to the cross country meet before we get home – good thing for friends to come get him!!!  

After our judging career ends, we will run home to get Jordan and take him to the high school so he can spend the rest of the day being a timer at the debate tournament.  Then Chris and I will book it to Kansas City for Hunter’s cross country meet.  


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Busy but it will all be fun!!!  

Jordan is really enjoying marching band so the Friday night craziness is totally worth it.  Plus, the football games are always fun!

Band Wear - this is what they wear under their uniforms
Band Wear – this is what they wear under their uniforms
Jordan is on the close end (trumpet)
Jordan is on the close end (trumpet)

Weekends in your world – relaxing or crazy?


Happy Saturday!!!  Relaxing or rushed – I hope it’s a great one!!