Monday, April 15, 2013
I knew April was going to be one crazy month. And when I say "month" I usually mean all the weekends. The first weekend was a two day cheer comp, I ate badly....when I ate (coffee trumps food at these things), and last weekend was a two day field trip for the high school band. I ate badly, when I ate (coffee trumps at these things too! LOL)
So, it was NO surprise when I woke up this morning and had not lost weight. It was, however, very disappointing to see a gain of a few pounds. It's disappointing because I knew and I chose.....and I chose badly.
THIS weekend needs to be better. I have this mentality that because I'm away from home and I am away from structure that I can let go of everything. Calories don't count on a trip right? WRONG!!! lol
This weekend is a trip to Bakersfield which is about 5-8 hours away? something like that. Anyhow, it's another weekend of fast foods, traveling, coffee, and watching cheer.
Or in my (hopeful) case: Water and conscious effort!! I saw the gym at the last weekend's hotel and had a bottle of wine instead. Um, check to BAAAAAD. I ate fruit for breakfast: check to good...but then followed it coffee, muffin, taffy, bread bowl, and "other stuff", check to BAAAAAD.
Okay, there...posted and hold to accountability status.
The weekend itself was LONG. The kids were great but really hated the trip. I kind of don't blame them. They went to a University in Stockton and we got up at 4am to get there by 7am to perform by 7:30. Then we sat....and sat... and sat some more while people critiqued them and others performed and oh, did I mention we sat? Except for when we went to the cafeteria, where we sat and ate.
By 8 pm (yeah, long day) we were on the bus to "in & out burger) in Tracy and that was our dinner then over to San Ramon for a hotel.
Us chaperons stayed up to check on the kids (about 11:30) bottle of wine before we crashed for a couple of hours and were back up at 6 am.
Breakfast at hotel, then to Alcatraz in San Francisco (which the kids were NOT impressed with) and attempted Pier 39. Only some chaperons wanted to go in a different direction and others didn't want to relinquish control of the kids (they were allowed per teach) and the kids were miserable. Then the trip was cut short by 15 minutes (big deal to high schoolers) and we were back on the road again to home.
I think I probably had more fun with the other ladies than the kids did for the trip. We got to ride in a car (cool Mini cooper) and we laughed and told stories and discussed the move (one lady hasn't seen her hubby in 3 years as he has a job in Afghanistan) so we really had a lot to chat about. I told hubby that he and I would probably LOVE Alcatraz tour because it has this audio and preserves and blah blah, but was a little too boring and "educational" for the kids to be having fun on ..
Speaking of the trips, hubby hasn't heard back regarding the job in South Carolina yet. I decided to tell the girls as I didn't want them hearing it from the grapevine etc etc. Surprisingly the youngest not only took it well, but wants to move over with her Dad! Wow! Her thinking is "Well Mom, Dad and I will move over and if we don't like it I'd rather find out then move BACK to my friends then wait two years and try and MAKE friends" She's so smart sometimes. Ms. Kate was like "I'm not moving" which I explained to her we were staying here until she graduates in two years, to which she wants to paint the HOUSE pink. LOL I said "no" on that one. I love pink but really...one must show constraint. Moderation IS the key right? LOL My oldest, strangely, took it the hardest with "but I like Dad now" LOL I said "well, put that on your priority list of places to visit" She wants to visit every capital in America.
Hubby's STILL awaiting word on his authorization for surgery. His pre-op date is set for the 24th and surgery date the 29th. If this falls through, we may have to get the media involved as the military HATES negative publicity. It should not take seven YEARS to get an authorization. Imagine it like this (for those not quite understanding) You get hurt on the job. You see Drs and require surgery. Workers Comp says "sure" you wait, and they lose paperwork for referral to docs. You manually go to get paperwork and they say "no, wrong paper work, see L&I". You see L&I who look at you like you are stupid and wonder why you are in their office when clearly it's between the Doc and Worker's Comp people, Meanwhile you are still suffering with a broken back so you see doc and set up another surgery date because by now ALL the paperwork, X-rays and your medical records have "suddenly" been lost. Docs again call you to run more test and you get "Worker's comp still won't send referral" and this goes on and on for seven freaking years. THAT'S what the hub-bub is about when I rant about the military and his back. We've had the Pentagon involved and the Commanders. This is usually when things get moving only for the paperwork to "get lost" again. It's as if there's a b*tch there whose got a beef on his name or it's become a game to see how long they can drag this out. I don't know. It's very frustrating to say the least.
Well, I bought some Target running shoes for $20. They are now my gardening shoes and hopefully come payday I can get some GOOD running shoes. These babies kill my tendons in my arches the moment I put them on, so I'm not going to even attempt a run, That's not an excuse, I truly have no shoes...don't slap me yet!!! Anxious buggers :p
Well, I guess I should get hot on my algebra, English, and Women's Studies. Then I'll take the dogs for a walk since I'm not running...Then maybe pizza for lunch?
see, NOW, is when you "slap" me :p