Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I didn't bring my workout stuff with me tonight, and told my ride that he doesn't need to drop me off at the gym in the morning - I'm just too wiped out. I don't know WHY I've been so tired all week - I'm thinking I may still be suffering the lingering effects of the time change and my subsequent migraine, and I've generally not been willing to risk another one by doing too much. Yesterday I HAD to get the rest of the grocery shopping done after work, and between multiple stops I didn't get home until nearly noon. Happily I'd picked up something quick and easy to make for meal, but we still didn't get to sleep until probably 2pm, which means I only got 6 hours of sleep at most, and I'm REALLY feeling it tonight. *yawn*
Unfortunately that translates to the fact I've only been to the gym once this whole week (on Thursday for Zumba), and haven't worked out at home either. My food intake has been okay - we got pizza over the weekend but I think I made good choices with it (and spread out eating the leftovers over a few days), so I'm not overly concerned with this weigh-in tomorrow - I doubt I've really lost anything but I don't think I gained either. I'm about due for a plateau anyway (I rarely lose more than 2 or 3 weeks in a row before I stick for a few). My HOPE is that I can get good sleep today and hit the ground running on Wednesday, and get back in the groove.
LOTS going on this week - Thursday night we're going to have "game night" with the RHPO3+1 and the Red-Headed Dad over at their place. I'm going to make crockpot lasagna and probably apple crisp (both sparkrecipes) to take over (and yes, there will be garlic bread, for any red-heads that may be reading this). Then Friday we're all going to see the new Harry Potter movie - all being everyone mentioned already AND my sister is going to meet us there too - a "whole family" outting! SUPER excited! No clue what's happening with Thanksgiving yet - the Red-Headed Dad's mom gets dibs since she's in town right now, so once they make plans with Grandma we'll figure out what WE are doing. Haven't had any invitations from the ex-spice so I don't know if I'll see the heartkids over that particular holiday. Of course, I'm welcome to come over to see the kids whenever - and honestly there's enough chaos over there (with THAT many kids there's no way around chaos) without adding additional extended family into the mix. So we'll see what happens.
In the meantime - I find I need to make a clarification. Word of my upcoming Handfasting has gotten out to a few sparkteams, and I've had some "congratulations on your upcoming marriage" messages. While "marriage" is a fairly accurate approximation of a handfasting (and they CAN be done as a legally binding marriage if the person performing the ceremony is licensed to do so), WE are not getting legally married. This is more of a "commitment ceremony" for us - a chance to declare before friends, family and deity that we intend to stay together for the long haul. Yeah, it's kind of splitting hairs...but OH my you should have seen my mate twitch when I told him I'd gotten messages with the M-word in them. LOLZ Have I mentioned he's kind of allergic to the very concept? He's just not the "marrying kind" - something I've always known (which is one of the many reasons why the fact we're doing a handfasting at all - that he WANTS to do this - totally blows me away).
SO, while I'm loving the congratulatory messages (you guys are all so sweet! I heart my sparkfriends!) I figured I should clarify that we're not getting married. Yes, we're getting handfasted, and yes a handfasting is a pagan wedding ceremony. But, well, it's different too. You'll just have to trust me on that. If you're curious are interested in more information - this site appears to have some good resources: www.handfasting.info/