Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 8

I feel like this week has been a whirlwind.  I don't function well in chaos.  I know I've mentioned that before, but it's the truth.  I have not done a very good job planning meals and it shows.  "If we fail to plan, we plan to fail."  I'm not sure who said that but it really is the truth.  I also have done a lot of stress eating this week.  Most of the time I can handle this and talk myself out of eating whatever I'm about to eat to make myself feel better, not this week. After Barrett woke up with a fever Monday and Tuesday I decided to go ahead and take him to the doctor and he was diagnosed with the flu.  So we're in survival mode.  I hate seeing him sick.  I also hate that I've had to work since I just started my job, so I haven't been the one getting to cuddle him all day.  That's been hard on me.  Thankfully, I have an awesome support system that has taken great care of him and I'm only working part time so I'm not away all day.  Baseball practice started this week.  We're sad we're having to miss but one more week at home isn't so bad before the hustle and bustle of spring hits.
I'm +1 lb this week.  Not ideal.  Not proud.  Not surprised.  I've got to get my act together and get serious.  I know I can do this.  I've done it before.  We got this.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Weekend Fun

We've been going, going, going all weekend long.  For the record, I don't enjoy this.  But it never fails that everything falls on the same weekend every month.
Thursday, I dropped off cupcakes for AveryAnn's class for her birthday.  Her teacher sent me this picture.  She had a great day.

Friday was her "pure day" as we say in my family.  I had a good bit of work to do so we headed to the office.  We were putting a decal on a wall at a gym and one of the people there had this adorable puppy.  AveryAnn loved him.  I sent this picture to Patrick saying that was what Grampy got her for her birthday.  I think he was a little nervous.

For lunch Grampy promised her the Foodland hot bar.  It just opened and we've all be very excited about it.  She got corn and green beans and she was so excited!

Friday night Patrick's parents and brother came over to have dinner and cake.  She was so excited.  

She got a Baby Alive Sarah doll.  I'm not sure who loved it more, she or Barrett.  They fed her and we changed her diaper.  Several times.  

We got up bright and early Saturday morning to head to the Just Keep Smiling Live with the Characters show.  This year John, Hope, Madelyn and Brooks were able to come.  Madelyn was a little unsure of the characters.  But they had so much fun.  I think this was my favorite show yet.

We loved the Ninja Turtles

Barrett went with the Moore's to see the super heroes while AveryAnn and I waited in line to see Goofy. Ava was a handler for the show so she got to be Goofy for the autograph part so we had to go see her.

AveryAnn loved the characters this year.  She was scared last year.  Makes me want to jump on a plane to Disney right now.

She also had to see Daisy.
After the show, John and Hope ran and got some chickfila for lunch and came up to our house to hang out and kill time before the birthday party they had to go to.  It worked out perfect.  We had a nice afternoon visiting with them.  We've gotten to see them so much lately and it's been so nice!

When they left for their party we headed to 280 for a party.
I had to post this because both of my kids are in it and not crying.  It's pretty much a miracle.

AveryAnn was so into the characters. She ran up to pickachu and just stood there but he couldn't see her and it was the funniest thing to me.  I was laughing so hard.

We left the party headed home.  But first we had to stop and pick up my consignment sale check and the few things that didn't sell.  We got that and headed home, where I basically threw the kids out and changed clothes really quick so I could head to my sister's church for their Mardi Gras party.  I'd promised her I would go weeks ago and then everything fell on the same weekend. 

It was a lot of fun!  We ate and danced and had fun!

Sunday we got up and went to church.  Of course Patrick got called in to work so just the kids and I headed to Mass.  We got lunch and headed home.  Our school PTA was putting on a "Back the Blue" event at our ballpark and they'd been hyping it up to the kids all week.  I was really hoping Barrett would forget about the "police party" as he was calling it.  Of course he didn't, thankfully the weather was beautiful so the kids and I headed over to the ballpark to see what it was all about.  They had the best time on the obstacle course and in the bouncy house.  It was a really nice afternoon for our community.
We came home from that and I headed to the store and then to bunko.  I was so drained by the time I got to bunko.  But I made it through and finally got home and got everything ready for the week.  
This morning when Barrett got up I heard him coughing, when I saw him his face was all red.  I took his temp and of course he had a fever.  I didn't have anyone to keep him and I had to go to work so Patrick had to leave work to come home and stay with him.  He's been fever free most of the afternoon so hopefully it was just a virus and he'll be better tomorrow.  

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Valentines Week (Plus a few more days)

I feel like we are constantly on the go.  I don't know why or how it got this way.  I don't feel like we're overly involved in things but apparently this is our life now.
Barrett loves a sunset.  This day I was told him to go look and he insisted he take a picture.  I love how he loves the little things.
Barrett had to make a Valentine box for school.  I bought this box and thought we'd decorate it together.  Nope, he wanted to do it all himself.  So I let him.  He was so proud.

This picture came up on my timehop.  I remember this moment like it was yesterday.  I supposed I always will.  We went to lunch after we'd gone to the doctor to find out we'd had a miscarriage.  I remember being so thankful I had this sweet boy to love on.  He was brought us so much joy during that time of sadness.

Cards for my loves on Valentines Day.

Our school also celebrates Teacher Appreciation week the week of Valentines Day.  This was Mrs. Ross' box and I asked all the parents to write her notes of gratitude and appreciation.  It turned out so cute. 
Unfortunately, I didn't get to stay for the party because when I walked into the school Barrett was standing in the office running a 102.9 temperature.  So we quickly ran back and dropped off our gift and grabbed his bags and headed home.  I was so afraid he had the flu.  He looked pitiful.

We went to see Dr. Farr Friday and he tested positive for strep throat.  The lesser of the two evils.  He was feeling better in no time.  He was so upset that he had to miss the assembly Friday recognizing the marathon team.  So I let him wear his shirt and medal to the doctors office.  He was so proud.  I just love him so much.

Sunday, we celebrated AveryAnn's birthday with my family. We just had cake after Sunday lunch.  She was so excited about her Minnie Mouse cake.

We had Barrett's ArtWalk one night.  He was so proud.

That same night was sellers night to shop at the consignment sale.  I love how excited my kids get to see what I got.  They act like it's Christmas morning.  AveryAnn wanted to try everything on right then.

Barrett got a new pair of sneakers and he was just beside himself.

Also finished my second book for the year.  This one was really good.  I kind of figured it out but I still enjoyed it.
We had a fun, busy weekend, that I hope to recap sooner rather than later.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 7

It's time for Wednesday Weigh-In, just go with it.  I know it's Thursday but Monday was a holiday so it works. Maybe?  Anyway, we're still hanging in there.  I'm not overly impressed with my work this week but it is what it is and it could have been a lot worse.  I'm really trying to listen to my body and eat what I need.  I'm sure I don't need as much cake as I've eaten this week.  I haven't gotten to work this week either which is a bummer and I'm missing it.  Baseball starts next week so it looks like its going to be a while before I get back into the routine of going to a class.  I need to do something at home I guess, I know I say that every week.
I'm the same as last week.  So I'm not complaining.  
I do feel puffier that last week and that is a direct effect of what I've been eating.  I'm so ready for spring.  I need sunshine and warm weather.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 6

We had a good week this week.  I think I'm finally settling into a decent routine which is nice.  (Just in time for baseball season to throw everything out of whack again.)  But learning to adjust is just a part of life and something that I still struggle with.  I like things to go exactly how I expect them to go.  So I guess this is something I'll be learning for the rest of my life.  I didn't get to workout this week but I've been trying to get out with the kids in the afternoon which I feel like is better than nothing.  Barrett's school hosts a family fun run in March they have a 5K and a one mile run.  So I'm planning to run the 5K.  I need to start running some to get back in some sort of shape.  I'm not a great runner but I do enjoy it.
I'm down 2.2lbs from last week.  I'll take it!  Slowly but surely I'll be back to my goal weight.
I'm down 6.4lbs in 6 weeks.  That feels like a pretty good place to be.  I'm not really eating Keto 100% of the time.  I'm trying to eat low card Monday-Friday and then indulge some on the weekend.  I feel like this time I'm doing better just listening to my body and intuitively eating.  I'm learning that when I do a "diet" I become dependent on the "rules" then when I get close to my goal it's like I forget all the "rules" and have a hard time eating like a normal person.  I've realized that if I try to eat "normally" I'm teaching myself a more healthy day to day long term lifestyle.  That all kind of sounds like bologna but it's worked for me this week.  So I'm going to stick with it and see what happens.  We've also been busier this week which actually makes it easier for me to stick with it because I'm not eating out of boredom.  Ideally, I feel better physically and mentally when I'm eating lower carb so I'm trying to stick with that most of the time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Life: End of January; Kicking off February

Let's see...
Barrett's school had a bit of a flu outbreak so to hopefully stop the spread of germs a couple room moms and the PTA cleaned all the teachers rugs.  AveryAnn took this shot of me.  She was a trooper all day.

We had a girls brunch to celebrate Jessica's birthday.  One of my goals for 2019 is to try a new restaurant every month.  This was my first one and it was so good. 

I had shrimp and grits and a breakfast margarita.  Which might be me new favorite drink.

Then Jessica and I headed to the mall to do a little shopping.  I needed a few things for work and I got some great deals.  It was a really fun day!

That night AveryAnn fell and busted her lip wide open.  I thought it might need a stitch but Patrick assured me it was fine.

Barrett celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing like a 100 year old.  He was so cute!

I love this cute plant on my desk at work!  Also, I'm really enjoying my new job.  

One weekend it was so pretty, I was trying to find something to do outside with the kids while Patrick was at work.  We were going to go to the zoo but then my dad called and asked if we wanted to go to John and Hope's to visit.  So we jumped on that.

They moved before Christmas but we hadn't gotten to see the new house yet.  It is beautiful and we can't wait to enjoy the lake this summer.  It was so nice this day that the kids just had to put their feet in the water.  

AveryAnn and Brooks playing.

This girl is a mess.  But oh man do I love her.
Barrett took his RC car he got for Christmas and he and John played with them all afternoon.  I'm not sure who had more fun, Barrett or John.  It was such a fun spur of the moment visit.

We also had the sock hop at Barrett's school for the Kindergarten and 1st grade.  Barrett had the best time.  Here he is dancing with his "cousin" Trent.  (They aren't really cousins but they think they are because they do share cousins. He's my sister in law's nephew.)

Then Miss Priss had to get all up in the middle of the action.  She danced her little heart out.  It was the absolute sweetest thing ever!

I had a nail in my tire so my trusty pit crew had me fixed up in no time.

My friend Anna invited me to be on her mom's team for a Trivia Night fundraiser.  It was so much fun but I have never felt dumber.  I did know a few answers but not many.  It was a fun night!
I think we're up to date now.  Barrett also had evaluations for baseball this weekend.  We're looking forward to the new season!