I thought I might as well post this Weekly Wrap-Up early since we’re on summer break and won’t do anything of great excitement today that I’ll want to include…which is just fine with me! I love the lazy, laid-back days of summer.
We have really enjoyed our summer break so far! It’s been busy, but the first week is always like that for us — catching up things that have fallen by the wayside during our last busy weeks of school and preparing for Brianna’s birthday. Next week things should settle down a bit. I sure hope so because my workout schedule has really suffered this week. I’ve got to get on a good summer schedule.
Monday and Tuesday were spent catching up on housework and laundry. Fun times. Wednesday was Brianna’s birthday. I can’t believe my baby is 15. *sigh* I took her (and Josh and Megan, of course) out to lunch at — where else? — Chick-fil-A. Hey, I didn’t have much money, but I had a coupon. Sometimes you have to take what you can get.
Brian came home earlier than she was expecting him to surprise her with a movie for her birthday. Because her birthday is at the start of summer, there are always good new movies coming out, so that’s something they do every year. This year it was Iron Man 2. After they came home we went out to her pick for dinner — Olive Garden.
Thursday, we did this:
In case you can’t tell, Brianna’s hair now has blue streaks. She loves it. People have asked Brian and I if we’re crazy, but I don’t think we are. We both just see it as one of those teenage, self-expression things and we both have the attitude that, “It’s hair. It’ll grow out.” I was really impressed that we were in complete agreement about this. Brian didn’t even bat an eye. Blue hair? Sure. I love that man.
Also on Thursday, I ordered my birthday present — a fancy-schmancy camera that I’ve been drooling over for months. I wanted one last Christmas, but I got my bodybugg, which I wanted and needed more. I was thinking more along the lines of this upcoming Christmas for the camera, but, hey, you only turn 40 once…and we found a good deal. I hope it gets here on or before my birthday (June 7). I opted for free shipping, though it takes longer, but I’m hoping…
I hit the 50 pound mark on my weight loss this week! You may have noticed the new profile picture. I thought a new one was in order for such an exciting milestone. If you’d told me last Thanksgiving that I’d be 50 pounds lighter by my birthday I’d never have believed you. Now, I believe anything is possible. Fifty pounds down, forty-five to go! I’m working to have the other 45 off by this Thanksgiving. That would be exciting to reach my weight loss goal in a year. Here’s a little before and after:
I can’t even describe how much better I feel, both physically and mentally. I wish I’d done this years ago.
I found out this week about a walking tour of our city that is available on Thursday mornings throughout the summer. It’s a guided tour of historic sites, with facts shared about the city’s history along the way. I’m so excited about it! I want to wait until I get my camera to go because it sounds like a wonderful opportunity to take some great photos. My kids aren’t as excited about the tour as I am. When I told them about the tour, all three of them complained about having to “learn” and “do school” during the summer. Don’t you feel sorry for them?
Pray for me tonight. Brianna is having a slumber party. I’m not sure exactly how many teenage girls are going to be in my house. I’m trying not to think about it too much. ;-)
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