Friday, April 29, 2011

One Week Ago

Reality is not as fun.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday

I skipped my Weight Watchers meeting last week. With all the kids home for Spring Break, I didn't think it was a good idea to arrive at a meeting with 4 kids. I knew in my head that I wouldn't be weighing in, so I wasn't as careful as I needed to be. I went to the movies twice and ate movie theater popcorn. Twice. And I had cupcakes. It was all delicious. I'm not scared to face the scale tomorrow, because that number is as permanent or as temporary as I choose it to be. Trust me when I say: It's temporary.

I broke down and turned on the air conditioning today. The temperatures have been in the 80s, and our house just didn't cool down at night. When I woke up today, it was 79 in the house. Our Easter chocolate was starting to melt, and that would be a tragedy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


My last post was so long ago. It's appalling! What can I say? We've been busy. Spring Break was last week. We went to NYC for the day on Friday. It was Easter, which is always a wonderful day. And then it's been warm -- in the 80's kind of warm -- so we've been outside. I have a ton of pictures to go through, not to mention some pictures to take of some fun quilty things. So don't delete my blog from your list of favorites just yet!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday

...On Thursday. Oh well. A day late is better than never, right? It was a victorious week for me. I am down another 3.2 pounds. Yay me! Today's discussion was about "me time." It's hard for me to spend time on myself. Curly works a lot, and strange hours to boot. I'm with the kids a lot and when I'm not, I am wiped out. But I decided in the meeting to do at least 2 things that make me happy. I got in the car, called the YMCA and made a playroom reservation for Ginger so I could Zumba. Ginger hates being left, and it's hard for me to listen to her sob as I leave. But, she has a good time while she's there. So I left her without guilt and Zumba'd for a wonderful hour. And then tonight, I sewed. I found some really pretty and fun fabric for a picnic quilt, so tonight I started it. I think it's going to be lovely.

So those were my two things I did for myself today. It was restoring to my soul. I feel happy and optimistic. And also, I feel tired. But mostly I feel really good. For those who are losing weight along with me, keep up the good work! Any victory should be celebrated, so go to it!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Moving On

It's Monday already? Yikes. This week went by fast! We had quite the momentous weekend here. Nearly the entire family came up to see Curly and Flower in South Pacific. They were both so good. Curly's French accent is tres bon! And Flower was the perfect little Polynesian girl. It was a fun weekend.

Then yesterday. Yesterday! Ginger took her first steps. She thought it was so funny. She enjoyed all the cheering. But then she got confused. She thought that we were clapping for her fall. So then she would take half a step, and then make a big production of falling and say "Oooohhh!" on the way down. It was pretty cute, but not as cute as walking. We tried to tell her that, but she didn't believe us. And now today, she refuses to have her feet touch the floor. Anytime I put her down, her bum goes back and her feet go up. The message is clear: Hope you enjoyed the show on Sunday, because it's never happening again.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday

I haven't been in to weigh in this week. Patch has a nasty cough today, so he's home from preschool while we try to help it get better. It makes his cheeks rosy and his bottom lip chappy.

Speaking of bottoms, I fell on mine on Monday. I was carrying a giant basket of laundry down the stairs when I slipped. I landed on my left cheek and tricep. I have bruises that you would have to see to believe. And, well, you'll just have to take my word for it. There is no way I'm taking a picture of my tush, no matter how cute it's getting.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Friday Tutorial

Today's tutorial is brought to you by Stephanie. It's awesome. Go here to check it out!