Busy weekend = no rest for the weary

Hello All six of you who read my blog 

I’m so glad it’s Friday, but I’ve got a busy weekend planned and so much to do, that I am already looking forward to Sunday afternoon when I can chill on the couch and do NOTHING.  My son is turning 13 tomorrow (don’t even get me started – I’m so not ready for the teen years), and he has a basketball game at 8:30 a.m., then my middle daughter has cheer camp tomorrow after which she will be “cheering” at an elementary basketball game that afternoon. My son wants to have a couple of friends spend the night so, I have to make sure I have plenty of boy snacks at home (I’m thinking popcorn and pretzels and …what else? Trying to keep it healthy, but what healthy things do pubescent boys like to eat?)  Also have to fit in time for grandparents to come over and give the boy his bday gifts, plus have to find time to get the kitchen back together enough to allow visitors to see it.  Add to that the usual loveliness of laundry laundry and more laundry and already I’m exhausted. Oh, and did I mention I’m PMSing? A bunch? And I’m super tired? Yeah, it’s great to be me today. Really.

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Typing all this out and suddenly I have a craving for something to eat even though I just ate lunch an hour ago.  Coincidence? I think not. I’m going to drink lots and lots of water this afternoon to see if that helps. I know I need to work out tonight, but I have a feeling I’m not going to have enough drive to make myself do it. I really need to clean my house a little bit tonight, so that might have to be my workout.

A couple of things have lead to my tiredness today:  Mallory woke up twice last night – once because she wet the bed (she’s a bedwetter and we had run out of Underjams) and then she had a coughing fit not long after that. When I finally got her settled in, I had a hard time settling down enough to sleep. My mind just wouldn’t turn off, and then when I finally did fall asleep, I had weird, disturbing dreams (tiny babies with shark teeth, boa constrictors everywhere, my sister and I getting into a fight) so today I feel like I have been run over by a mach truck. 

I’m too tired to even finish this post.  Just send me good healthy, energetic vibes my way so I can make it through the weekend without crashing and burning.

Let's hope this isn't me in 48 hours

Have a good weekend!  See ya on Monday.  🙂

Checking in

Hey gang!


Been trying to play catch up at work, and catch up with sleep – I have been wiped out since coming back from our short vacation.  Sleeping in until 8:00 for four days makes getting up at 5:30am really really difficult! 


Working out this week has been a non-event.  I’m just so wiped out after work, that it’s all I can do to make dinner and go to bed, so I’ve given myself a break this week from the walking and what-not until I feel like I’m caught up on some rest.  I’ll start walking again this weekend.  I’m also thinking of ordering a kick boxing dvd, something to do when it’s just too damn hot to walk on the treadmill in the garage.  And lately it’s just been too damn hot.


Food- well I think I’m doing okay considering the cupboards are bare in my home.  I hate grocery shopping because a) it just takes so long and b) it costs so much now.  I hate spending all my money on groceries, but I like to eat, so I guess I’ll have to bite the bullet and go to the store after work.  Yuck.


I’ve maintained my weight for the past month, so I think I’m ready to get back in the groove and lose some more.  Losing 12 pounds in one month kind of scared me a bit, so I have been just working on maintaining, but it’s time to get back in the saddle. 


I told Debby and Laura that I’d be doing the push up challenge that is popping up all over the internet, but I have yet to do my initial test.  Honestly, I’ll be amazed if I can do 5 push ups.  I need to put a note on the fridge so I won’t forget to do it, because that’s the only reason I haven’t started it yet – I keep forgetting!  I’ll make myself a note to make myself a note to remember to not forget to do that thing that I keep forgetting to do.  Or maybe I’ll just set up a reminder on my phone – that way it will keep beeping at me until I do it!  Okay, that’s what I’ll do. 


Off to play with my phone alerts!!


Have a great day y’all!