Monday, September 21, 2009

Travel Log 9-21: Busy Busy Busy

I feel like that magician from Frosty the Snowman this morning. I'm busy busy busy. Our youngest just turned 1 yesterday and got chocolate icing up his nose, which was cute, but it still hasn't come all the way out. I shouldn't find this as amusing as I do, but every time he sneezes chocolate flies out of his nose. I can't help but laugh and he looks so affronted. It's adorable.
 The other half of this crazy team started his new job this morning ( which that candle spell I listed in an earlier post- totally worked thank you Witchery!). We're currently a one car family so I had to get up before the sun to get him there, but on the up side I am way more awake right now than I normally am. Luckily this won't go on forever because there is a train station a few blocks away from his office so we're going to go on a trip this weekend to map out a route. Plus we have tickets to the LA county fair this weekend so the kids get to go and pet the fuzzies( sheep, goats, horses, and sometimes a cow) and the not so fuzzies( turtles, pigmy hedgehogs, centipedes).
    I've also started a new motivational tool for myself and the kids. I put up a white erase board with all of our tasks and goals for a given week. Every week that we get all our stuff done we get a star. For every star there is an incentive as well as a day trip somewhere if we get all of our stars for the month. It makes me feel more productive already! And since one of my goals is to exercise I should be looking not so fluffy in the next few months. Which is really good because I think I'm stretching the "fluffy" definition a bit far, lol.  I actually learned a great workout technique when I was taking karate. Set a timer for a minute and do one exercise continuously for that minute. Repeat 5 times with different exercises. Really effective if you don't have a lot of time to do a work out. My goal is to do it every 2 hours while I'm at home.
    If anyone knows of exercises to do in the car while stuck in traffic let me know.
     Since I've already been out and about this morning I'll include a spell I found to clear a traffic jam I found at Everything Under the Moon. I hope It works, or at least makes the stop and go less boring =)  :
Spell To Clear A Traffic Jam
Repeat the chant below when you are stuck in a traffic jam.
Gods of Movement and of flow,
ease this mess that causes woe.
Move these cars along their way
And keep traffic moving through the day.


  1. That's wonderful! Usually I just chant move move move when I'm at THAT point! This I must try!!

    Have a wonderful, non-trafficky week!


  2. So nice to meet you and your wonderful blog!! You are definitely one busy gal. Thanks for coming by and thank you sooo much for the suggestion on the art. I LOVE her silhouettes. I will most likely be getting one of those puppies. I am going to add you to my blogroll. :) Have a wonderful evening..and blessings..

    Michelle (The Vintage Sage)

  3. You have NO idea how hard I have been trying to find you!
    I couldn't link straight to you and have been trawling round the blogs looking for a way to sneak up on you.
    Found You!
    I see sliding past me on the right that you have added both of my buttons...that was so very kind of you...of course, I will snaffle yours and add it to both of my blogs.
    I'm sorry to say that I did laugh, (just a little) about the icing up the eh?

    Thank you for visiting me here in the mountains of North Wales...I look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Thank you so much for entering my Give Away! And posting it. I've entered you twice!! Good luck!!!

  5. Gamin : Thanks for the wishes, but I live in Southern California, lol. I think that if the world was to end there would be a traffic jam here 2 days later.

    Michelle: I'm glad you liked it. Her work has so gone on my approved gift list for my husband. With our anniversary and my birthday coming up I figure I'll probably have some hanging on my wall too.

    Celia: I'm glad you found me! Your blog is awesome and I'm glad I found it.

    Sherry: got my fingers crossed!

  6. Hello and merry meet!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog and for the congratulations on my 100 followers. I'm pretty excited. :)

    I'm following you now and have added your button to my blog. :) I'll be back later tonight, after the munchkins are in bed, to catch up on your blog.

    Look forward to getting to know you!


  7. Okay, I had to giggle about the 'fluffy' comment. LOL

    I take fluffy to a whole other level...and I've even lost 90 pounds. How sad is that?!? :)

    I saved that little traffic jam spell. Never know when it might come in handy...even if I do live in WV. :P


  8. Lol. Yeah a year later and I don't think anyone is buying the "baby weight" excuse anymore. Hopefully doing that routine will help. It's a lot easier than trying to fit in time for a whole workout and it's not too tiring spaced out.