A Needed Day Off
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Here I am in my last day of the weekend... And this one WILL actually be a day off. Yesterday I spent my Saturday accompanying my mom-in-law to pick up a new puppy, so today is MY day.
I did ok the rest of the week after my bad Monday. I have had some shoulder pain from the injury, but nothing unbearable. I've just been hoping and praying for a good report on 4/10. Each night I've been going for walks/shuffles and building in other things as I feel like I can do them. Up to 3 miles, and I'm really getting my heart rate up, so that's good stuff! It's been beautiful weather here.
My plan for today is to eat healthy and go for my daily walk - I bought some GREAT stuff yesterday - tons of fresh produce and healthy snacks. I also picked out some great recipes from a new magazine I got in the mail and I can't WAIT to make those this week - Chicken and Broccoli Skewers, Apricot Chicken, Shrimp Bisque, Pesto Chicken with GF Pasta, and a big salad night are planned... :) YUMMMM!!!! I tried to pick easy things that I can make with one-arm if needed. OH! And I almost forgot about my triumph of the week! I made broccoli that my Man and Little Boy actually LOVED!!!!! Couldn't believe it!! Score one for Mama!
I am so excited about this upcoming week. I am going to work 2 days, and then I have 5 off. FIVE DAYS OFF. Hallelujah! I need this time off so bad. I am starting a brand new position at work and the combo of that with the shoulder and grad school has kind of got me a little stressed. I have a ton of work to do Monday and Tuesday, but that's ok. It's going to be worth it to be off... I'm thinking Little Boy (who is out on Spring Break) and I are going to frolic in the sun like there's no tomorrow for a good 3 of those 5 days... and the other 2 we'll do a little cleaning and playing. I can almost smell the relaxation from here...