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Back to ‘Normal’

Today everyone is back to their normal routine.  The boys are in school, Andy went back to work and I am watching Baby Aspen.  I’ve worked on cleaning the house, doing laundry, washed up dishes.  Its weird how after such a tragedy you can pick up the pieces and get back to ‘normal’, whatever that is. 

I wish I had something amazing to talk about today but I’m out of ideas.  So I guess I’ll talk about the weather – boring!  Yesterday when we ran to town for groceries it was 50 degrees.  We stopped at the park and let Brennie run for a while.  When we left town it was still 50 degrees.  20 minutes later when we got home it was 42 degrees!  It had dropped 8 degrees in 18 miles!  Today it is 14 degrees, sunny (a bonus) and super duper windy.  So the wind chill is at or below zero – brrrrrr!  Thursday they are calling for a huge winter storm to hit Iowa and the Midwest, although they are still not showing snow total estimates.  I’m hoping for less than 3” and no school closures!

I guess I should tell that, now that I’m not pregnant, I am climbing aboard the weight loss train again.  Ugh.  It doesn’t sound like any fun at all right now!  I am wearing my regular clothes, putting on maternity jeans with a big ol’ front panel sounds awful to me right now so I’m so glad my jeans would zip and button.  Problem is there’s an awful muffin top hanging over now.  I understand why, 20 weeks being pregnant still takes a toll on a body’s shape, hopefully it won’t take me too long to get myself whipped into shape and starting to lose some L B’s. 


I combed through my pins on my ‘Health’ board on Pinterest and pulled off some strength training work outs to get started.  I’m waiting a couple of weeks to hit up the cardio (jumping jacks scare me right now, my insides feel empty and don’t want to bounce that stuff around).  I’m also going to follow the Mad Abs March calendar starting next week.


And finally, found this on Pinterest.  Disgusting but such a great reminder!


Real quick I just want to say Thank You one more time for all of your support and prayers.  You have all been so awesome and amazing, thank you!




  1. Omg that's how the weather was yesterday! I went to work it was 55 out after working all day ran to Wal-Mart and came outside to it being like 42 degrees! I hope it doesn't snow as much as they say. Although the hubs wouldn't mind not having school Thursday and Friday.

    Glad your feeling back to normal! :)

  2. Glad you are feeling back to normal for the most part! I think I might join you on that "Mad Abs March" plan!

  3. Glad to have you back. I've been praying for you and your family

  4. You ready for this snow storm?? They're saying 5-10 inches now? I find it ironic that everytime it has snowed this winter it has been on a we know it will be really bad or nothing at all well just have to wait and see

    And its FREEZING! Seriously could the wind be any worse? I felt like I was going to blow away even in my car haha

    Glad to have you back :)

  5. Glad to hear that you are back. Still thinking and praying for you and your family~