This is week is starting out in a whirlwind and I’m finding myself wondering where summer went already. I definitely got less projects done this summer and this year so far in general, and Faith and I have yet to get to our local pool. We did fortunately get to a friend’s pool twice, and the river, and we will go to the city pool for their big bash before school is back in session. We’ve done a lot of fun things but it certainly hasn’t been the relaxing, laid back summer I’d hoped for. Hopefully fall will be better!
Friday night Kim and Mya came over to do nails with Faith and me. I recently bought some supplies from Amazon on recommendation from my sister-in-law who got everything she needed to do her own nails. Her nails are always super cute, but apparently I need lots more practice!
I managed to work on organizing our bedroom closet Saturday, and started the front closet as well. I have some more tweaking to do, and will share the final pics with you once I’m done. I had hoped to start painting some furniture, but it was too hot and humid and I figured I’d be fighting a losing battle. It was a perfect day to be in the basement, though, so I also worked down there. We have a lot to do to make room for the basement people to come and fix the settling issues. There’s supposed to be 10′ of room from each wall, and since they’re working on two walls and our basement isn’t very big, that doesn’t leave a lot of room for all the stuff that’s being stored down there! I purged another box full and donated to my mom’s church sale that will benefit their youth trip. If I can’t sell it, I always feel better knowing it’s going to a good home or a good cause.
I also had an opportunity to teach Faith to sew a button Saturday! She had lost one off a pair of shorts that she regularly wears, and she was anxious to try sewing herself. I’m so glad and hope that I can remember how to use my sewing machine so we can start doing that together.
Projects came to a halt Sunday because I sang at church and then we headed to my hometown to spend the day with my family. We had a great time at the pool that I used to spend every summer day at (what happened to those days??) and I managed to stay on my diet for the first time away from home. Yay!
Speaking of diet, I’m on day 7 and have lost a few pounds so far! The itching on my legs is worse, but from what I’ve read that’s to be expected as the candida dies off. I feel good, and as long as I stay on top of having a few things cooked in advance (chicken breasts, salmon, quinoa), I’m not having much trouble finding things to eat. I did a lot of chicken and lettuce wraps last week, and having the meat, veggies and quinoa seemed to be the best for my energy levels and to avoid the brain fog that I’m having occasionally (also read that’s normal). Feeling more trim is definitely great motivation to keep going, and though I was bummed to not be able to sample the apple pie my hubby and daughter made the other day, I haven’t really been tempted by cravings.
Otherwise I’ve just been busy learning new Jazzercise routines, getting groceries, and getting ready for the county fair. This is Faith’s first year in 4-H and we have to gather her exhibits and make some cookies for the final one, and then tomorrow evening we turn them in. I’m also volunteering to help for a couple hours, and found out a week ago that each club has a themed and decorated booth where the exhibits are displayed. Soooo…my grocery trip last night included last-minute decoration supplies for our booth. That’s what I’ll be working on this evening!
|How I feel now, too. 😉|
I’m taking the kids to the children’s museum tomorrow for one last summer field trip, so we won’t be around much. I’ve anticipated that so I know any projects due for tomorrow evening pretty much have to be wrapped up tonight. I’m ready to push through and am looking forward to Wednesday when I can breathe a little more! 🙂