Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Forgot to post this on Monday:
Sherilyn: Lost .5 and worked out 3 times (including once at 5am so I consider that a victory!)
Sam: Gained 1 pound and worked out 1 time but he is still down 22 pounds.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


This week at school CM had to do a project about what she wanted to be when she grows up. When she left the house it was a teacher. I thought that's an admirable profession. She won't be rich but she is following in the footsteps of her grandparents, and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. When I get to school for the V-Day party I look at her project and now she is going to be a.....wait for it...."ROCK STAR". WOW!! I'm so excited!

Also, this week, (some of you have already discussed this with me on facebook) Camden informs me that he wants to be an idiot when he grows up. What does he think an idiot is and how does an idiot get paid?

The Park Household-A place where high aspirations reign supreme!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


When Sam was reading the book "For Men Only" he said in there it explained a woman's mind like a computer. She just keeps opening screens and applications without closing any of them. (Kind of like having e-mail, facebook, blogs, and a news source all going at once.) Sometimes he asks me what windows I have open. Well here's what is going on today:

  • Need to go to the bank.

  • Need to pay some bills.

  • Need to make a grocery run.

  • Hope the kids like the craft I'm doing.

  • How am I going to face the moms who lied to me?

  • How am I going to be kind, gentle, and good (Thanks Katie) to them?

  • Should I make bacon quiche for supper?

  • Need to make meals and deliver gifts to three moms who just had babies.

  • Need to find some time to work a few hours this weekend.

  • Why do women wear a bra and panties to work out in? Don't they know that everyone is staring at them? It looks uncomfortable and it certainly is uncomfortable to look at.

  • Why didn't I wait on the pillows? Now they are 3.99 at JCPenney.

I better shut a few of these down so I can make my little guy lunch.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Is is wrong to be so happy about replacing all the pillows in my house for $28.00? That means I got 8 pillows (regularly $9.99) for $4.99 a piece and on top of that was a 30% discount. Usually I don't seem to ever get in on the good bargains but this seems like a good deal to me. If it is not one don't tell me. I'd rather live in blissful ignorance.


We are giving ourselves grace this week on weighing in due to all the sugar consumed on Valentine's Day. (We know how we did we just aren't sharing!). Back to the numbers next week.
Sherilyn-Exercised 2 times
Sam-Exercised 3 times

Friday, February 13, 2009


Sam brought home flowers for Claremarie today. So sweet!! I got some too but this was a better picture!! :-) Hope your Valentine's Day is full of sweetness and love!!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Sherilyn-1.5 pounds lost, Total=6. Worked out 2 times.
Sam-4.5 pounds lost, Total=23.5. Worked out 3 times.

Friday, February 6, 2009


It has been a tough week around here. Glad it is Friday and that the sun is shining.

As I think I have done a pretty good job at covering it up (maybe you will disagree), most of you won't know that I have a very tender heart: Always feeling terrible about real and perceived slights, hating to be left out of things, and over analyzing everything that anyone says to me or that I say to anyone. A Bible study teacher I once knew told me that self-centeredness and pride were probably at the heart of this. Not exactly characteristics that other people look for in a friend. Over the last few years there has been a lot of hard work done on my part to try and overcome these issues. However, as I sit here and type this, with tears in my eyes, I am finding it impossible not to worry about these things as they relate to Claremarie. For the most part, she is a very laid back kid. She doesn't get too worked up about things and seems to handle it pretty well when she isn't invited to something. She has a wonderful friend named Lauren and some other really good church friends and we are so thankful for that.

So this week started with hurt feelings about Claremarie not being asked to be on a volleyball team with quite a few of the other girls from her class. She handled it pretty well. I was the basket case mainly due to the fact, that, in the course of a conversation, I had told two of the other mothers in her class that CM wanted to play volleyball and asked if they knew of any teams. They both said no but come to find out....guess who's kids are on the team??? You guessed it. Now rationally I tell myself that they probably didn't know who all had been invited and that they weren't in charge of the team. Irrationally I think: Why didn't they want CM on the team? Why didn't they tell me about the team when we were talking about it? Do they hate fat people (this is a common one I use when someone treats me other than nice)? WHY DO THEY HATE US?? Anyway, it led to many tears and hurt feelings mostly on my part. The good news is that my wonderful husband called around, mainly because I would have been crying, and found a team for her to play on. Claremarie is happy. Problem solved.......

Then on Wednesday CM said she had been invited over to a friend's house after school. I was so happy since these invitations have been few and far between for her. I told her that if the mom called she could go. Well guess what...The mom didn't call. CM was devastated. We didn't feel it was our place to call and invite our child since who knows if the 8 year old even had permission to ask CM over. Well she was devastated. I didn't feel too bad about this one until she said, "But this is the first time any of my school friends has ever invited me over." That broke my heart especially since I didn't even know she was cognizant of the fact. I kept praying that IF this was supposed to work out the mom would call. CM went to bed sobbing that night and also woke up crying. Not exactly a peaceful night or morning. Finally at 7:15 am the mom called and issued the invitation. We had one happy kid on our hands.

Claremarie is a very sweet girl. She seems to be well-liked by most who know her. She isn't mean or unkind. So, why can't everyone see this? I've tried to explain to her that most of the people in her class have known each other since they were babies and it is always hard to break into those kind of circles. Sam said we need to be better about inviting kids over to play. I know I'm terrible at that. It is so hard to watch something happening to my child that pushes so many of my own buttons. God obviously has more to teach me in this area (including how to be kind and forgiving to people who hurt my child). Hopefully I'm a quick learner or it is going to be a long 10 years.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Sherilyn-Pounds lost .5, Total 4.5-Exercise-2 times
Sam-Pounds lost 2.5, Total 19-Exercise 1 time