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Wild weekend

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Where to start.............whew I'm exhausted! Well Saturday after work, I came home to a houseful of family. I cooked for everyone, and my sister stayed over to go with us to church on Sunday. I managed to do pretty well with dinner, making mashed cauliflower, a squash and bell peppers medley and panko breaded and baked chicken breasts. Everyone was pleased and I was pretty happy with the calorie equation that day. My sister and I stayed up watching TV and chatting for ahwile, it's always very nice to spend time with her. I woke up pretty early on Sunday and got a nice jog in before the hubs and sis woke up. That was nice. I felt pretty great.............UNTIL we walked to the car to leave for church and noticed that one of our cars was missing. My first instinct was that it had been towed, which would have been financially annoying, but nothing too terrible. Well, after a few hours of mystery solving, we found out it was not towed, but stolen. Yikes, definitely not what we needed. I got pretty bummed out for the rest of Sunday. Lot's of "why's" and "what did I do to deserve this" going on. This is the second car we've had stolen since we moved to the Sacramento area. So, after a long day of being downright bummed and sad, I decided I wasn't going to let the whole weekend be ruined.

My attitude today has been pretty good, considering the happenings. I went to the local consignment clothes store and found a skirt/top combo that I was eyeballing a few weeks back that was originally priced at $ it was down to $2.00! I had to get it! I know, I know, drowing my sorrows in shopping is probably not the best thing, but I only spent $4.00 total on my goodies...........that's less than a fast food meal, and that is how I used to drown my sorrows, I'm thinking this was better. Plus the outfit I bought I originally thought would be too small for me. It is a one size fits all, and the skirt looks quite small, but it fit well, and is so cute! Glad I didn't spend $20.oo on it!

After my mini purchase fun, I picked Grandpa up and took him to downtown Sacramento for a doctors appt. We got there at 1:00 and did't leave until after 3:30, that was kind of a bummer part of the day. But we did get to spend a bit of fun time together. I always love it when it's just me and him and we can talk about whatever we want. I love my Grandpa so much. We got home, and he really wanted pizza. I allowed this because he lives in an assisted living place where they don't get things like pizza and brownies.............which is what he wanted, and he's 86, so he get's whatever he wants when he's with me. I just took him home a little while ago, and have been sitting here thinking about taking a quick walk around the block............but it's after 9:30, and I'm just not sure if that's a good idea tonight or not. I'm pretty pooped out.

So that was my weekend. Not exactly great, but I'm not letting it get me too down. I think I might have enough energy tonight for a quick SP cardio session, and I am already planning tomorrow mornings jog. After this weekend, going back to work will be relaxing! I've really been sooo busy these last few days.

One good way to look at things is, with a weekend like this, the week can only get better from here..........I hope!!!
Love you guys, hope your weeks are filled with healthy choices that make you proud.........that is what I am hoping for myself, and I think I have a good chance to turn that hope into reality!
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    I know you've gotten your car back so YAY for that!
    A most enjoyable blog to read.
    I like that you only spent $4 on your shopping spree and that you are pampering your Grandpa, but next time make him a homemade pizza so you can control the sodium. The old dude's body would probably be very grateful.
    2006 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your car. Hopefully you will get it back and it won't be in too bad of a condition! You have a great attitude about it though:)
    That's really nice you got to spend time with your Grandpa and that he got to have pizza and brownies:)
    2010 days ago
    Having one car stolen sucks...having two cars stolen? Not even sure there is an adjective for that that I can use in public!!

    However, you framed the issue so it did not drag you down. Good for you!!

    And congrats on the $2 outfit. That always feels nice!!

    Keep the faith and...

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    2010 days ago
    man, that sucks about your car, you seem to take everything in stride, mini-freakout then move on, sounds about right ;) love that you got to spend time with gramps and are making time for fitness even when you have company or are really busy, that is the mark of a true spark champ...i managed 5 workouts last week and gonna attempt to keep that up. you are rockin it girl!!
    2010 days ago
    I think you are handling things quite well. You did have a fairly good weekend with one back kick in the teeth. Proud you didn't give up and give in. You kept going and had a good day with your Grandpa. emoticon

    Way to focus on the positive!
    2011 days ago
    Do you have insurance on the car? Sorry that happened:( However, you are really facing this head on and that is so admirable! I am happy you bought yourself a little something. Sounds super cute! You even made time for your grandpa what a darling you are! Have a good week at work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2011 days ago
    Sorry about the car being stolen sweetie. Sacramento can be a rough neighborhood sometimes. (Or it has a few in it) Great attitude though and I hope the car is recovered. Your dinner sounds scrumptious! I'm glad that you got to have pizza with your grampa.
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    2011 days ago
    Bummer stuff AND...You.Are.Amazing!
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    2011 days ago
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