Sunday, May 12, 2013
Today was a GREAT day!!! I got a good night's sleep, for starters. When I woke up, I took a shower, fixed my hair, and got dressed in a comfy outfit. It was a GORGEOUS Spring day, so I opened up all the doors and windows. Husband and Daughter were making breakfast: pancakes and delicious coffee! What a nice treat that was. After breakfast, I got to open my presents. Daughter got me a pretty, small wooden sign that reads, "Family (and underneath) Families Are Forever." She also got me a bag of Jelly Belly Dr. Pepper Jellybeans :) Husband got me an awesome candle and a gift certificate from the store they got all this stuff in. It's a cute little store with all kinds of country, farmhouse-type decor in it. I just LOVE this store, so I'm excited to be able to go shopping there (again!). Husband even used my little card that they stamp each time I shop, so I get $10 off whatever I buy :) Yaaaay shopping! :)
So after that, Daughter and I planted a whole bunch of seeds. Some of what I'd planted has sprouted -- that is so exciting to see green leaves popping through the soil! Here's what I have, in addition to my apple trees and strawberries, so far we have planted:
- broccoli (given to me by a friend)
- pickling cukes
- super snappy peas
- Jack-o-lantern pumpkins
- big max pumpkins
- gourmet blend lettuce
- summer squash
- better boy tomatoes
- mister stripey tomatoes
- green beans
- romaine parris island
- Australian yellow leaf lettuce
- yellow scallop squash
And I'm going to plant MORE when I get more dirt! I haven't had a garden in two years. I worked during the summer program last year, because I'd just gotten my job and desperately needed the money from a full-time job (and I also didn't want to request to take off the whole summer when I'd just been hired). However, after I'd been there a few months, I did tell my supervisors that I really needed to be a 10-month employee, and be off during the summers, because I have my daughter. They were completely ok with it so from now on, I have summers off. I'll work though, here and there, doing a couple cleanings each week for my cleaning business. It's kind of sad, but I can make more money cleaning than I can taking care of children and teaching them all day. I only have to clean two or three places per week to make the same money that I do in a week working at school. But that works for me -- during the summer, I'll still be able to make the money that I need to make, and I have all KINDS of fun activities planned for Daughter and myself. We're going to have our first real summer vacation together! I'm so excited. We only have TEN MORE school days left...only two full weeks and ten school days. I can't believe it.
We had veggie subs again for lunch, and watched a few episodes of Bob's Burgers. That is the funniest show! Then we turned on Mr. Bean's Holiday. We spent the day just kind of lounging....wow...it was so nice! Then Husband grilled us an amazing dinner: kabobs (made of mushrooms, different colored peppers, pineapple, artichoke hearts -- all of it marinated and delicious!). He also grilled corn on the cob and garlic bread. We had pickles, potato salad, and deviled eggs, too. It was a very picnicky kind of dinner. We watched (are watching) Robin Hood -- the one with Russell Crowe. I love this version! It's one of my favorite movies. My favorite part is when they're planting the seeds at night and then it starts to rain. I also love all the songs that Allan sings. And Marian is such a strong woman, I love her. Such a great movie.
Anyhoo. I'm very, very excited about starting my training tomorrow. I'm going to print off a couple of the training charts and put one on my fridge and put the other in my gym bag so I can always remember what I'm doing that day. I'm also going to pay a LOT of attention to what I put into my body. I really want to accomplish this physical goal, and I don't want anything to get in the way of that. I will devote the same time and attention that I gave my education. My body deserves just as much attention as I gave my mind when I was going to college. That was HARD. If I can do that, then I can do this. I KNOW I CAN.