Monday, May 5, 2014

The boys got . . .

The boys got this huge work-out thingy from Bubba for Christmas. They work out every day right after school. It has all kind of different exercises that you can do. There is a name for the thing, but I don’t feel like looking it up. Anyway, my daughter decided that we were going to work out every night. 

We have an elliptical trainer and a gazelle thingy too. So I start off on the gazelle while she does her initial weight stuff, usually about 15 minutes, then I spot her when she actually benches. Then we switch places. So, I was so excited last night, I actually added weight to the bar when I did the bench pressing part. So the bar weighs like 45 pounds or something and when I first started I could barely pick the damn thing up. 

I know, I am a wuss, right? Anyway, last night we added a 5 lb weight to each side. My arms were noodles, but I did it! My least favorite thing to do of all the things we do is put my arms in those holders up there and hang and then curl my knees up to my chest. That is hard and I start screaming at about number 2. Anyway, so after we do all the weight thingies we jump back on the gazelle or the elliptical for another 15 minutes or so.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

jolie's jots

The women disembarked in Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, and Montreal. When the women arrived in New France, the amount of time it took them to find husbands varied greatly. For some, it was as short as a few months, while others took two or three years before finding an appropriate husband. When it came to choosing a husband, and the actual marriage, most couples would officially get engaged in church, with their priest and witnesses present. Then, some couples went in front of the notary, to sign a marriage contract. Marriages were then celebrated by the priest, usually in the woman’s parish of residence. While the marriage banns usually had to be published three times before the wedding could take place, the colony’s need for women to marry quickly led to very few Files du roi actually having marriage banns announced. We know that 737 of these Files du roi were married in New France.