Revolt Update

Revolt, oh how I love and loath you at the same time. During the workouts, they are intense enough to get results and make me wonder what the heck I was thinking, but afterwards, I love the reward afterwards.

So maybe I haven’t been as diligent this last week as I should have been… I confess. sad but true. But I still absolutely love the rewards of doing this program. In fact, when I miss, I love it so much I feel bad. I think I need help! lol.

So the take home message this week… Revolt is a program that works for me.

Gooch Bros Grill – Joplin, MO

My mom spent 3 weeks in Germany during the month of May for work and missed Mother’s Day completely.  So when she got back, she took the Monday off as a recoup day, especially to try and get back on Missouri time.  She called me Monday morning and asked if I wanted to go to Joplin with her so I jumped in my car and buzzed on over to her house.

She went and got her nails done and then it was lunch time.  She asked where I wanted to eat and I told her I didn’t really care.  She gave me the option of Cheeseburgers or Mexican.  I told her she was the one who had been out of the country for 3 weeks so whatever she wanted, we’d go there.  She finally said she really wanted a Cheeseburger and Onion Rings so we wound up going to Gooch Bros. Grill.

When we first looked at the menu, mom was afraid they didn’t have onion rings, but I put her fear to ease because they did.

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What’s up with the Crazy Weather?!?!

Here we are approaching the 2nd Anniversary of the Joplin Tornado.  A tornado that did major devastation to my part of the country and yet we’re not the only part of the country that is hurting.  Just yesterday Moore Oklahoma was hit by an EF5 tornado.  I have a college friend and her husband who live in Moore.  She said they were okay and that their house was 1000 feet from being taken out by the tornado.

I really am starting to wonder why Mother Nature is so upset lately.  Is it just me and the fact that I’m older so I pay more attention, or is the weather becoming crazier?  Can anyone shed some light on that?

So Sunday afternoon we were headed to pick my mom up from her work trip to Germany.  She was in Germany 2 years ago when the Joplin tornado hit.  She found out by watching International news and calling my dad at 1am to chew him out for not telling her what was going on.  I tried to call her but dad said it would be the middle of the night and that he’d call her first thing in the morning.  Just so happens our mornings here started 7 hours after her morning there.  Rude awakening for everyone involved.  Then mom called me at work to chew me out for not making dad call her.  My phone call came in at 10am.

Anyway, they were calling for bad weather.  This is what the sky looked like just before we left to head for the airport.

Which was a bit eery seeing as though this was the predicted forcast for the evening.

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The Living Room Update

So as I told you the other day, Pokey and Earl are remodeling their house, again.  I really wish I’d have gotten pictures of the garage before they even started cleaning on it but Earl didn’t even get any.  Oh well, I’m their paparazzi so I made sure they’ve gotten pictures since :).

This morning they promised hubby breakfast if he’d come and help do the electrical work on the house.  I didn’t know there was breakfast involved or I’d have come to help as well. ha!

By the time I got to the house this morning I saw that they were putting in the support pole.  Sadly, Pokey sent Earl, TB and me to the store to get a cedar pole.  Earl called to make sure they had the pole and check the price.  The guy on the phone told her.  Then Pokey called back to double check because it seemed too good to be true.  He got the same answer.  We got over there, wound up with Pine which is what the guy on the phone quoted, came home and we were wrong.  So now they’re going to wrap the pole in cedar.  Ah, one hit after another.

We also met the boys at another store looking for ceiling fans.  Woohooo that worked out great.

Once we got back to the house with the pole, the boys went back to work, placing the pole.

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Revolt Me!

I swear, we should rename this, sweat your buns off and have fun while doing it.  Although at times fun is relative because truthfully while you’re doing this, you might be cussing.  I don’t want you cussing me. lol, j/k.  No, it is challenging, but that’s what gets you results.  And everyone can do it.  Nichole Huntsman helps you along the way with 3 different levels.  She’ll run with the Level 2’s but at the beginning she shows what the level 1’s and the level 3’s do.  It’s that easy.  And come on, it takes like 20-30 minutes.  Yup, that easy and it rocks.  Plus afterwards you’re on a high.

The really awesome thing is there is a facebook site you get access to and people who are working right along with you keep lifting you up.  If you get stuck, they’ll help with that too.  You should definitely check this out if you’re looking for something that will show you results!!

If you have any questions, please by all means, let me know!!  Now, LET’S REVOLT!

Johnboat Cafe – Take 2 – Duenweg, MO

So last year I wrote my first ever restaurant review on Johnboat Cafe.

We stumbled in on a whim and found one of our favorite restaurants to eat at.  That day, dad, hubby and I all ate the Pork Tenderloin sandwich but we’ve all since gone back and tried Gator, Crocodile, Gumbo, fish, whatever.  There are so many fun things on the menu and hubby is all about the fishy type foods.  I always try a bite of his, but generally stick with my Pork Tenderloin sandwich.

In fact, we like this place so much we’ve taken my mom, my grandma, my mother-in-law and I’ve told so many people about it, it’s not even funny.

So a few weeks ago hubby and I decided to grab lunch and chose to go to Johnboat.

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IHOP – Branson MO

Our “Saturday Night Dinner” happened to be at the local IHOP in Branson after we left Steal Your Dollar Silver Dollar City.

I’m fairly certain that my mom would be proud that we parked away from everyone else 🙂

There were 15 of us, I kind of felt weird going around taking pictures of everyone’s food, so I stuck to Hubby, Tbug’s and mine.  It was easier that way, however JT wondered just what I was up to.  It’s always fun explaining yourself to someone new :).

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A Remodel Project

Welcome to Earl and Pokey’s new living room.  Some may also call it a Family room.  Call it as you please.

Oh, wait, you don’t think this looks like a cool place to hang out?  Well never fear!  This is the latest remodeling project that they’ve taken on.  Since we’ve been hanging out at their house they’ve remodeled their current living room floor and the bathroom.  Both have been extremely difficult projects.  But never fear we’re here to help.  Oh in their house, they’ve also remodeled their kitchen and maybe their bedroom.  I can’t remember but this was prior to hubby and I hanging out with them.

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What do you miss?

Isn’t it lovely that this question is posed on Mother’s Day.  I have 3 people who come to mind and those would be 3 of my 4 grandparents.  Sadly I am only left with one grandparent whom I love so much.  I had a very fun, unique relationship with my 4 grandparents.

My Grandma S was taken from me in 2007 due to that nasty thing called cancer.  She was one of my biggest supporters and biggest fans.  She wanted absolutely nothing but the best for me and always made me strive for my best.  Sometimes she and I were so much a like we butted heads, but she was always there for me to help whether it was studying for a test or helping me scrub my sheep to get ready for a show.  She was out there coaching me when it came to my horses or she was there telling me how important and nice it is to help clean my parents house while they were at work.  It breaks my heart that she never got to meet my hubby or Tbug because I know she would have been absolutely smitten with them.

My Grandpa S followed her 9 months later on Father’s Day 2008 due to that nasty thing again called cancer.  The love that I saw between my grandparents is always something to strive for.  Every relationship should be like the one I witnessed between the two of them.  Grandpa was right there with her every step of the way while she cheered on both her children and her grandchild (me).  When I started showing sheep at 15 years old, he and my other grandpa were right there helping me build anything and everything I needed to get my sheep ready.  And my grandpa’s were there helping my parents building fences to help keep our horses in.  Then when my parents were in Hawaii and someone took out our mailbox, they were right there helping me put another mailbox in for my parents when I ran out of steam and daylight.

My Grandpa J and I had a very unique relationship as well.  When I was in the 2nd grade he had just retired and started picking me up every day after school.  If I was driving to a fair that my parents couldn’t attend with me, grandpa was right there to travel with me.  Anything I needed or really wanted, I truthfully never had to want for anything.  He wanted absolutely nothing but the best for me.  When he met my husband, my husband walked up and shook his hand, grandpa looked at me and said, that’s a good one.  Keep him.  You can tell a lot by the way a man shakes your hand and that’s a good one.  He was there the day my daddy walked me down the aisle.

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