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When the Roof Caved In

Monday, December 09, 2013

I disappeared again from SP. And I learned (again) why I can’t do that. The results have not been good. I’ve allowed myself to get distracted and to “take a break.” There’s a great article on the SP home page today about why that’s a bad idea. And I concur!

I’ve allowed myself a break because there’s been so much going on. And I deserved it. Or so I said. I closed on my first house just before Thanksgiving. We had an unusual amount of rain during the week. One evening, I walked into the master bedroom and discovered a puddle on my hardwood floor. I had a leak in the roof and it was seeping through the sheetrock in the bedroom and dripping onto my floors. So I’m being dramatic when I say the roof caved in. But there’s nothing like being a week into home ownership and discovering you need a new roof!

Meanwhile, I didn’t have a refrigerator that worked so my sister (who came down to help me settle in) and I went out to eat a lot for the first few days. Then my parents made a surprise trip for the holiday. (That was sweet if a little stressful. I was suddenly hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner ever when I couldn’t even find all my utensils). I ate too much that week too.

Then suddenly it’s the holiday season and the Christmas parties started. Why yes, I would love some bacon wrapped anything. And yes to the cookies and cupcakes! After all, it’s Christmas!

This past weekend, I was at the mall doing some Christmas shopping and saw a great deal on pair of pants. I own ones just like them so didn’t even bother trying them on. I put them on this morning only to discover that I have a new and not at all welcome roll spilling over the top. I’ve known that I was a little off track and was ignoring the signs. (My tell tale signs of being off track are not wanting to look in the mirror and avoiding the scale – like this makes the weight gain not real). This simply will not do. No more dilly dallying. I’ve got to get back on track.

So I’m back! And I’ve already done all my overindulging for the season so I am confident that it will be a strong finish to 2013!
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    Nice to know I am not alone in this! Your blog post is helping motivate me!
    1638 days ago
    Good for you!! You deserve to make the rest of 2013 GREAT!

    1647 days ago
    emoticon It's great you recognized what was happening and are quickly putting a stop to it.

    I read and loved that article too.

    Ouch, about the roof. Not what you want or need as a brand new homeowner.
    1657 days ago
    Glad you discovered before Christmas that you have to pull in the reins. Sorry you had such a stressful move and the discovery of a leaking roof. What are you going to do? Any recourse with the seller of the house?
    I wish you success from here on out. Maybe the pants will fit by Jan.1 emoticon

    1658 days ago
    Yay for you - choosing to do what is good for you!
    So sorry about the stress of moving/roof/holidays - it's a lot to handle. But you're back!! Make the next 3 weeks count! You can do it!!
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    1658 days ago
    Sometimes, we actually need a break. So glad you are back! Hugs, Laurel
    1658 days ago
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