Sunday, October 14, 2012
Today was day 10 on the weight loss program started here at the local clinic. I eat so many vegetables I will soon turn green and look like brocolli or lettuce. Just kidding! It is all good. When we weighed in last wk I'd lost 5.5 lbs. But I cannot track that yet because I had put some weight on and I need to get down to what I was before and then work down from that. Oh, the webs we weave..... I have been feeling very upbeat and another thing is that we have finally finished putting all the tin on the roof. We ended up short a few screws so tomorrow I will have to climb the tin to the peak and put in a couple of screws and then it will be all done. It looks good from far. Next spring I will paint the whole house white and it will be stunning with the dark green roof and the shutters I want will be dark green. The front door will be dark red. My friend said it will be a Xmas house which is funny considering we are Bahais and don't celebrate Xmas. But always good for a laugh.
Now for the serious business of getting ready to travel to Mexico. We have a lot of work ahead, winterizing everything, clean up so that we don't come back to a lot of work, and because we will be doing some childcare in the city nearby I will make a ton of cookies and rice krispie squares. That should keep the little critters happy. I remember when I was a child it was all about the food. Of course that is not all we will do. We will also read stories and play board games. A friend of mine wants to come and do some crafts with the children as well. That is so nice of her. It should be fun and once again we get to participate in Hallowe'en. Long time since DH and I did that.
I read a very excellent blog by Indygirl earlier and was so touched. It was all about binging and the all or nothing game. It reminded me about her recent comment that if you have a flat tire (eat something you shouldn't) you would not then go around and shoot out the remaining 3 tires and generally treat your car badly. So why do we go crazy after going temporarily off track. I will always keep that picture in my mind of going around shooting the tires that are not flat already.