I'm taking a page from a few other bloggers that I read, and thought I'd start posting a week in review. It's been pretty interesting to see what other people accomplish in a week. But, then, they lead more exciting lives than I, so read at your own risk.
Reading: I finished Mr. Darcy takes a Wife and I highly recommend it to any Pride and Prejudice fans out there. A bit of sex, but not too much, and it makes the story believeable. I started the second book in that set, Darcy and Elizabeth. A bit slower, but equally good. I started, also, the newest issue of Above Rubies, and read the daily paper, maybe three times this week.
Watching: I rewatched the BBC Pride and Prejudice - why, yes, I do obsess, why do you ask? I also watched the first dvd from Homicide: Life on the street, the finest series ever on tv. Disc 2 awaits. Morning and nightly news. Nothing else watched, unless you count the nightly forced overheard That's so Raven. My girls are obsessed with that show.
Exercise: I walked 3 miles Monday, 5 Tuesday, 5 wednesday, and 3 yesterday. Add in 5 today for a weekly total of 21 miles. Which brings me to my weigh in, which showed a total pounds lost since January 1 of 18.6. Whoot! Almost to 20! Which isn't my goal, but whatever. I've been very satisfied with my progress - it's been slow, but it's getting there. I've done 200 pushups. I have eaten 10 oranges this week, 10 bananas, and 15 bottled waters. AND only one coke, which is ginormous for me. Coffee every day, though........
Clothing: I was able, for the first time in I can't remember how long, to put away some clothes for myself that were too big. See, here's the story: I wore a 10 -12 when married, and was pretty much able to stay there until baby #4. I was a 12-14 after him, and a solid 14 after #5. When Riley was born, and we started having so many problems with her, I was in a deep depression and used food to medicate. I went rapidly to a 16, and at Christmas was horrified by both my presence in pictures and the fact that my "fat" clothes were too tight. I was unable to buy anything in Ann Taylor, and that embarrassed me immensely, since I love that store. So, now, last summer's clothes are too big, and I need to buy new ones. I was totally thrilled that on Sunday, my one pair of black church pants needed to be safety pinned to stay on. Kalisah was kind enough to give me some suggestions, but I'm looking for more. What do you consider the one, hot, must have item for the summer?
Family and Friends: Talked to some great out of state friends several times. Had wonderful email exchanges with another. Had horrible family stuff happen, but had great family stuff happen as well. Didn't have my day care kids but once, so no extra money this week: boo.
Housekeeping: This, my friends, is where I have drastically dropped the ball. I've washed and dried 16 loads of laundry, and four of them still reside on the floor of my laundry room. The rest are folded, and sit in the hallway, awaiting their trip to various and sundry bureaus. I have 8 work shirts and 10 pairs of pants to iron today for The Hubster. The dishes have been done daily, but food hasn't been a huge priority, so the kids have had lots of sandwiches and quick stuff, and leftovers. Healthy, but not totally homemade, which I'd like to get back to.
Writing: I had someone who is knowledgeable and local read my first third of the manuscript - about 27,000 words. She loved it, and has restored me to hope. I've not worked on it in over a month, feeling really unsure of it, and questioning if I should continue. Sara really reassured me, and now I'm fired up to continue.
I've driven probably 100 miles, slept about 30 hours, had one migraine, and watched The Hubster give a presentation at school for Math Career day - which made me extremely proud of him. His job is hard, involving long hours and mental prowess, and he performs flawlessly. He impressed the faculty at school, and the kids loved him.
So, what happened to you this week?