Happy Labor Day weekend!
While others are out getting their eat and drink on I’m at home meal planning my little heart out…
Okay so maybe I’m getting my drink on a little bit too.
This weekend was a bit uneventful but still pretty great. Brent has to work on Labor Day so it doesn’t really feel like a holiday. That’s the downside to his schedule, the up side is we can treat any other mundane weekday as a holiday when he get’s off work while everyone else is at work. He’ll be gone for another three days in a row, be back two days and then be gone another three. So basically, I’m a single mom… again.
Sometimes I prefer the space this allows me because then I can sleep on his side of the bed or wax the blonde mustache off of my face with out having to worry about him seeing the red remnants on my upper lip. But sometimes I need a night like tonight where I can sit on my back deck, drink a glass of wine and let him put the baby down to bed. Those are the things I miss most… oh and him too I guess ;)
Although we didn’t do a bunch of stuff this weekend we still had a great time. We went on a ton of bike rides, since I got my new baby seat in the mail… a belated birthday present.
This meant that we made a few visits to the coffee shop, even though I know perfectly well how to make my own iced coffee. But we couldn’t help it because there is the nicest group of old ladies who walk their dogs to our shop seemingly everyday. They always coo over Penelope while Penelope coos over their dogs. We knew they would get a kick out of her new toy and helmet so we just had to show it off.
On Friday Bridget and I finally got to spend some quality one on one time with each other by going on a mommy daughter date. Her friend called her the night before to see if she could hang out with her and I overheard her saying that she couldn’t because she had a date with her mom. She didn’t even hesitate which made me grin. She may be a tween but she’s still a mommy’s girl and I love it. Her and I bond over books so we did what all nerdy girls do. We hung out at the bookstore before going to see a movie that originated from a book.
We saw Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It was actually pretty good but the movie we are dying to see is Divergent which comes out in March. I recommended this book several months ago when I stumbled across it at the library. If you haven’t read it you have until March to do so. It’s SO good… better than The Hunger Games in my humble opinion. Here’s the trailer to the movie. Can’t wait!!!
Anyway, other than cleaning out my gutters…
Which gave me a whole new understanding to the saying about “being in the gutter”… eeeww!
We didn’t do much. I’ve been working on a freelance project that just won’t. get. finished. So I told myself that I would take the day off and relax. No writing!
Well, here I am writing to you instead… I can’t help it. You know when you have those friends that you invite over to your house even though you never managed to get out of your jammies but neither of you really cares? Well, that’s how I feel about this blog. I like you guys and I kind of miss you when I don’t hear from you in a while. When I’m writing to you it doesn’t feel like work.
Plus, I’m really excited about this week. I’ve got all of my ducks in a row. I’ve scheduled when I will workout and when I will write. I’ve planned all of my meals and I’ve stocked up the fridge with healthy stuff.
I’m really pushing myself to make it to 180 lbs by the end of this month. So that means I’m going to have to exert some self discipline. That’s why I’m drinking the wine tonight. (uhhh… what?). No more alcohol for the rest of this month. I’m increasing my water intake and focusing on filling my plates with good old fashioned produce. Now that I have a toddler who cries when you take her out of her bike seat I’m bound to spend even more time outside peddling to my heart’s content.
It may not be a lake trip extravaganza but as I sit outside drinking my wine, listening to the crickets and smelling my neighbor’s laundry detergent wafting over the fence I can’t help but feel like I’m having little Labor Day celebration of my own. It’s not going to last long because that laundry detergent is reminding me of all of the loads of laundry I should be doing right now. Ah well, I can drink and do laundry at the same time
Have a great weekend everyone!