- a Friend who need rest
- a Friend who is overloaded with grief
- a Friend who has way too much teenage angst in her home
- my husband
- my children
- a home that is a shelter from the world
For the first time in forever, last week was a complete no-go. I didn’t run, bike, lift weights, do a single push-up or sit-up. I didn’t track any calories. The heat is so miserable, and my frustration with weight loss got the better of my good intentions. I know these last several pounds are not going to go away by themselves, but I was tired of the trying last week. I’ve been trying for more than a year to shed the last few pounds, so much that I am blinded to the 67 pounds I have already lost. How will I know when to say ‘when’?
Squeee!!!! The pink knitted piggy is finished! SO SO cute. All I need to do is stitch on some eyes, then I’ll post a picture.
In the interest of my own sanity, I have declared this week to be an Official No Cooking Sandwich and Salad Week.
- Taco Salad
- Turkey Wraps
- Pasta Salad with Ricotta Pesto, Zucchini and Corn
- Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches (okay, I’ll have to cook bacon for this, but bacon? Bacon makes everything better, and I’ll cook it up out on the grill and not in the house.)
- Shrimp Club Salad, using the extra bacon I prepared from the day before.
- Club Salad
- Chicken Caesar Salad
The Architect had his first race of the Fall Season. Yes, it was hot and sticky, but WOW!!! He placed Second!! We’re so proud of him. He’s been training since spring and working very hard at improving his technical skills – turning and climbing.
First out of the gate!
I am missing my youngest daughter with a ferocity that startles me, and she hasn’t left yet. I don’t remember being this unsettled when Cherry Ames first left home. I need to hold it together this week so that a) I don’t worry Mr. Pea; and b) I send Princess Pea off with smiles and happy anticipation. She is so excited about leaving for college this week.
School Orientation Day is Wednesday. I need to hem the boys’ new uniform pants before then, as well as find DirtBike’s left shoe and fill out the piles of forms. The schools should seriously step into the 20th century and have all these forms in an electronic format with on-line submittal.
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Record the Minutes. Keep the Faith.