Friday, March 07, 2014
Books first, or rather book first. The book, the book that I was so excited about reading, the final book in the trilogy... Very good. The ending could not have been more fitting or better written in my opinion. I worried a little (or a lot if I'm being honest about it) about that. I will lovingly put it in the bookcase, on the shelf with his brothers.
The kid. Tonight is the Snowflake Social (formerly known as the mother-son/father-daughter dance). Last year, he was too cool to dance with me. He spent most of the night running around the gym with his friends. This year, I have reason to believe I'll be left in the dust because his "wife" will be there. As will her older brother who is in the same grade the kid is. Should be interesting.
On to the stuff that maybe matters more... healthy living. While I'm still within the maintenance weight, still getting in the workouts, I haven't been eating especially well. My weight is edging up to the high end of my goal range, but I'm over in some areas and under in others. If surgery was within the next 4 weeks, I probably wouldn't care so much, but it isn't in 4 weeks. It's more like 4 months. I'm not going to fuss over it too much this weekend, but Monday, I'm going to focus more on what I'm eating.
Tomorrow my husband and I are going out to see the boy. His spring break starts tomorrow, but he's got to stay at the school to work on a project (the big spring show they put on in April). We're bringing some supplies, money, and taking him out to eat.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I could quit reading anytime I wanted to. Sure I could.
I may be a tad compulsive when it comes to books. I know people more addicted than I am to the written word, but they are few. I have a few reading goals for this year. I have a HUGE TBR pile in my house and another long list of TBR that I don't own. There are many, many, many books on my kindle, and with the local radio stations going down the tubes, I've taken to listening to audiobooks in the car.
The month of March, I was attempting to make exclusively "Irish". I won a book that didn't fit the theme, but I read it anyway. I can't win a book and not get right to reading it. I figure the publisher and the author gave it to me to read and review and I can at least do so in a timely manner.
But then you see, a book that did fit the theme, was released sooner than I anticipated it. I started reading it this morning. It calls to me. It's on my desk looking at me seductively and I wish I called out of work so I could read it. It's the 3rd book of a trilogy that I love. This will be bittersweet. On the one hand, I HAVE to know what happens. On the other, when I'm done, so too is the story - at least as far as the author is concerned. The story may continue on for me in various forms swirling about what I claim for a brain, for years to come.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The orthodontist told me yesterday that they have June down for surgery. Unless it is the first week of June, I will be pushing it out until about the 2nd week in July. Why? Well The braces went much slower than I was told (9-12 months). I'm at a year now. We go on our one big camping trip a year at the end of June, first week in July. It's already booked and it is the only time my husband and I get to take all that time off together. We're going. By the end of August, I should be just dealing with braces for another year and then this will all be but a memory.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Just because I like snow. I will not be so fond of sudden, completely unexpected snow squalls in May, but in February, they rock (so says The Snow Queen).
My son, my youngest, my last... is participating in his school science fair next month. I have a long list of complaints about how they do it now. A 1 page research paper, scientific method is optional, this is not really a science fair so much as an expo. You see, my mom was very instrumental in helping the school system get it started (unfortunately for me, it was back when I attended). It is nothing like back then.
So I've left the kid more or less to his own devices in that he picked a topic I didn't approve of (gave other suggestions which he shot down), but the teacher did. I really wanted to help with the poster board in terms of measuring things out, etc. before gluing them in place. However, my husband and I had to help my parents with something (they live downstairs) and during that time, he did his poster with only a quick, hand sketched rough draft as a guide. He didn't do a bad job for an 8 year old, but I really wish he had waited until I helped him at least eye-ball it.
In the end, he is my last and this is very likely the last science fair I have to help (or hold back from helping).
Monday, February 24, 2014
I got some sort of weird numbers from my blood work last year so I was a tad hesitant going to the doctor today. Everything was back to my normal. I was given a risk of less than .5% of dying of stroke or heart attack based on my current numbers, in spite of family history, so that was pretty cool.
Also got to do a pelvic exam. Probably best I didn't know that ahead of time. It isn't that they are all that horrid, but they aren't exactly the most relaxing experience either.
And my tetanus booster. Yea, was a smidge overdue with that. I'm told tomorrow I should feel less than stellar. Again, probably best that I was shot first. ;)
All in all, it was a pretty good visit.
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