Wednesday, May 11, 2011
So I've been in a bit of a running funk. A big bit. I keep looking at this beautiful weather thinking "wow, it's a really great day for a run!" but I don't do anything about it. Ugh.
It's one of those weeks where there is nothing in the house to eat. Honey and I do our grocery shopping on Sunday mornings, and I was down at my mom's house this past weekend. So there is nothing to eat. All this week I had to stop at the grocery store on the way to school so I'd have something to eat. And while I'm not eating crap, I would much rather be taking in food I make at home. Bleh.
I think if I can get by for the rest of the week I'll be okay. I've been buying lots of fruit and yogurt, so I'm not eating junk...
Water drinking has been super good. I've been thinking about buying some stuff to put *in* my water, though - berries, green tea, citrus...
Off to drink some water!
Sunday, May 08, 2011
I was at my mom's house this weekend celebrating Mother's Day.
We had a wonderful time!
Yesterday afternoon we did some shopping and saw Water For Elephants. HOLY MOLY it was so good.
Fun thing about shopping - I saw a shirt I liked and the only one left was on the mannequin. The girl took it off the mannequin for me to try on AND IT FIT. YAHOO!!! I wore a mannequin size. How awesome. And the shirt is just the bee's knees it's so darn cute. The girl said to me "well you *are* small, so it will be fine. I think we only have larges hanging, and you definitely aren't large." That kind of thing never gets old for me. The girls in the stores have NO IDEA what I used to be. And now I'm just "small" to them. It never gets old, which is good. And bad, because sometimes I go into stores just to hear things like that. Ha! And if they say something especially nice like "you are tiny," I buy something just because they made my day.
Went to dinner after the movie - I had two appetizers for my dinner. It was perfect! A ceviche sampler and shredded pork tacos (tapas size). And a mojito. Yum yum!
My brother and I went out on Saturday night for a couple beers and to hear a friend play at a local bar.
Today we went to church, and I helped my mom go through her closet. We moved everything that didn't fit into her other closet, and I told her she gets to try it on again in a month. My mom lost a bit of weight with Jenny Craig, but gained it all back. Every time I go down and we go shopping, she says she wants to get back into her old stuff. So I thought moving some clothing would help with some goals... we'll see!
Stopped at Ulta on the way home (AAAHHH MORE SHOPPING!) and I bought a curling iron, some curling spray, and a bottle of nail polish - Big Apple Red by OPI. I can't wait to re-do my toes this week! The color is so fun!!! And I did a little hair-curling when I got home, and it looked SO GOOD. I think I'm going to add a little curl this week!
Honey is picking up a few things at the store right now, and then we are going to hang out on the couch for a while. As much as I love to visit my mom, I am glad to be home with Brad. Even just to be in the same room together.
Off to pick out tomorrow's outfit!
Saturday, May 07, 2011
My last blog was about how my honey is a little domestically challenged. I read all the wonderful, helpful responses I got and I decided to do nothing. I think just getting it out in a blog really helped.
Brad really is a wonderful honey... he is so good to me, so I felt bad about wanting to nit-pick what he did. So I had to do a few extra dishes. So I have to take back all the bill paying. Turns out that it works out better because I am totally anal-retentive about these things.
*I can't pay the garbage bill on-line, which is why I have to send it out. Everything else gets done electronically.
So here's why I love my honey.
He is an AMAZING chef and likes to cook at home. He likes to have me try out new recipes. How delicious.
He is totally supportive of my wellness endeavors. He notices my muscles, he encourages me to eat well and exercise.
He lets me go on vacation. He is ALWAYS working, so I think it would be easy for him to not let me go places. But he does. I was recently in Virginia for a few days, I did the JASR weekend, and at the end of June I am going to New Orleans with my mom.
He is so supportive of my teaching. He's always telling me what a wonderful thing I do for the kids.
So there you have it. I can't ask for anything more. So a few dishes here and there... totally not worth it to me.
But thanks for letting me vent, and thanks for your good advice. I took it all in and I appreciate it.
Now go out and enjoy the sun!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
So I'll start off with a good/bad thing and go from there...
Good - honey is helping around the house by running the dishwasher
Bad - the top spinning thing couldn't spin, so the top rack was still dirty at the end.
Good - honey and I share the bill-paying
Bad - the first (and last!) time I asked him to mail a bill, it didn't get paid, and we were overdue on our garbage.
Good - honey does the cooking
Bad - honey does *not* do the clean-up after cooking; today there were ants on the counter where dripped maple syrup was left out
So my needed advice is for this - when does "correcting" get to be nagging? I hate to nag, but I also don't want to have to re-wash the dishes every single time. I like that he cooks, but I also don't want to have to constantly clean up the mess. (I don't mind so much, but when ants come around? That's a different story.) I guess I will go back to actually sending in the bills...
My honey does not have very much experience doing things like this around the house. He had everything done for him when he was younger, and I just don't think he picked up the domestic skills along the way.
So do I keep filling in for him, or how do I teach him without sounding like I'm nagging? I really didn't mind re-cleaning *today* but at the same time, I don't want to do it all the time.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Today was ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day at school. The teachers could wear Phys Ed teacher gear. Wahoo! This was a perfect opportunity for me to head to the gym after school! I even wore a sports bra to school.
Wow, do colds ever take a long time to get over.
By the end of the day, my voice was shot. I was still coughing and exhausted. So I headed home. The intention was there, at least.
But I'm not going to beat myself up over it.
Maybe I'll give myself until the end of this week to be non-gym-going, and then Saturday morning I will get going. A week should surely be enough time for my body to get its down time.
Veal is in the oven, potatoes are boiling... dinner is going to be yum-o! Gotta get that asparagus steamed!
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