Sunday, June 22, 2014
Today has been a nice day. I fixed the girls pancakes for breakfast. They asked me to make them and I was happy to do it. While I was cooking the pancakes, Daughter's friend thanked me for letting her spend the night. Then she leaned on me, gave me a little shoulder hug, and said, "You're like my second mother." So sweet. This kid's mother isn't involved in her life. She didn't even call her on her birthday, which was a couple of weeks ago. She has her dad, and her wonderful stepmom (soon to be stepmom; they haven't gotten married yet), but that sure made me feel good. They sat at the island in the kitchen and drank root beer and ate their pancakes. They both thanked me for the pancakes. I'm glad the kids have a good time when they're here. I hope we can always offer kids a fun, relaxing, safe environment, one where they can just enjoy being kids. The girls even cleaned up after themselves when they were done with their breakfast.
When I was done fixing breakfast, I joined Husband out in the garden. We did a bunch of weeding and then put up some stakes for the tomato plants. Then we arranged a rope system to help support the tomato plants. We watered everything and then cleaned up. The garden is really looking good. Husband weedeated and mowed the whole place yesterday, too, so it's looking much better out there. Still plenty of things to do, but it's a welcomed improvement.
He and I had a nice day together, and I am very happy about that. I feel kind of emotionally bruised today; kind of drained. I am just worn out from stress. I hope I get some work this coming week. I sure do need it.
We watched a great little documentary today about living in a "tiny house," one that a guy built by himself on a trailer. We've actually looked at similar homes before, little cabins. We thought about either buying or building one of those one day to live in while we build our dream house. Our "dream house" isn't anything spectacular, just a timberframe home that Husband will build himself. It will be wonderful, don't get me wrong. It's just not going to be a mansion with a six-car garage and a bowling alley or anything crazy. But we've thought about buying a piece of property, putting a little cabin/"tiny house" that we built ourselves on it, to live in while we built our regular house. It would eventually become a guest house, or maybe a little house for Daughter, if she decides to go to the nearby college...or if/when she moves away, she will have a little place of her own to stay in when she comes back. We'd like to put a pool in between it and the main house. Anyway, back to the documentary... We really enjoyed it, as it struck a personal chord within all of us. Even Daughter said, "I wanna build a Tiny House!" So who knows. Maybe we'll buy a trailer and start building a Tiny House on it in our driveway. That would be kind of fun.
The rest of today was just very relaxing and nice. Husband cooked ribs and corn on the grill. I did some laundry, watched some TV, and daydreamed about our next home. I goofed off on Pinterest. It was just a nice afternoon.
As of this morning, I have about 60 pounds to lose to be at my goal. Honestly, I'd be happy somewhere between 135-145 pounds. I know if I made it to 145 I would be THRILLED. I want to be at a weight where I can actually maintain it, too. I don't want to just be absolutely killing myself to stay at my goal weight. So anyway, I have 50-60 pounds to lose, and I would like to lose it by the end of this year. That's 8-10 pounds per month. I would like to try to work at this, and see if I can accomplish that goal. I'd love to never again have to make a New Year's resolution to lose weight. I would LOVE to start off a new year at a normal, healthy weight. I'm just so sick of it and I'm so ready to be out from under this burden. I don't know how much longer I can take it. I just want to accomplish this goal once and for all, so I can move FORWARD and focus on other things I want to do with my life.
Well, that's all for today.