As soon as I get off work today, M and I are running to mom and dad's house to drop the girls off for an evening with Mamaw and Papaw, then we are meeting some friends and driving to Michigan to go to Erebus. The largest "Haunted Attraction" in the U.S. according the the Guinness book of world records. We will be then hitting the Haunted Hydro (Toledo), then staying in a hotel, and heading home.
All the gas and the hotel room will be paid for by my friend's other half (company car, company hotel points saved up). So all we have to pay for is the haunted attractions, and we have coupons for those too. We never do something like this, so I am excited.
I plan on getting up early tomorrow morning, and utilizing the gym at the hotel. I plan on making crochet flowers the entire trip up there (and back) to adorn the top of my corset.
What do you think? The flowers will be white, ivory, and some plum accents in all different sizes. It will go all along the top of the corset... to hide my bad binding job. I hate binding things with 1/4 strip of fabric. Note to self for future..... make binding bigger. The inspiration dress I am making this from has silk flowers all along the top, but I haven't the time or patience to make them right now. So I am hoping crochet flowers will make do.
I am done with the major rush of the beginning of the October fundraiser for the dance company. Now to sit back and wait for folks to bring their money back, so I can get it deposited somewhere. Need to find out where....
I need to get a flyer made up for the November/December fundraiser (babysitting and gift wrapping), and I need to get competition parents set to help with it. This is my first time doing this so this is a learning curve.
V was accepted into the day therapy program. She starts next Friday. I am nervous. I don't know how this will go. She has had some pretty bad days at school lately (bit the teacher 6 times on Thursday - kicked the teacher in the neck yesterday). It's just not good. The interventions they have set into motion just don't seem to be getting her attention, and I feel the need to try something more drastic. I just hope that she hasn't blown her open enrollment eligibility out of the water with her behaviors. The neighboring school (the custody paper school) doesn't have to accept them to the district - they just have to pay for them. So we have to move into the district or open enroll them there in April. So we have a lot of thinking and decisions to make. The therapist is also encouraging us to adopt the girls... and adoption means marriage... which is a huge scary thing for me. So huge. Not going to get overwhelmed and stress eat. Not going to do it.
So anyway I bought some yarn to make my crochet flowers this morning, and had to grab a pack of undies too. All of my undies are holy... and I'm not talking blessed by a priest holy. I had a reality check. I was reading the back of the pack and it listed what size dress can fit what size undies... and I was thinking I could get 16's (what I used to wear), but realized I'm solidly in the 18/20 range. I don't want to be there. It's unhealthy. So it's time for change. Big change. I have to figure out how to stop being DE-railed every time something drastic happens in my life (which with a child with behavior problems... is pretty much every day). I have to figure it out, though. I can't keep doing this. My willpower is pathetic.
So I'm going to take this one week at a time, committing to tracking my food and fitting fitness into our crazy schedule when I can. Here goes nothing.
Today's weight : 192.4
Morning back pain: 5
Weekly Exercise Plan: