Thanks to everyone who wrote in with your dieting/deepcleaning suggestions. I took them all to heart and am feeling a whole lot more motivated in all directions. Congrats to the three winners:
- Andrea--who suggested visualizing junk food as grease oozing on my counter. (Actually, Andrea...it's not too hard to visualize...there is plenty of oozing going on around here.) Andrea also gave me a bird's eye view of her organized afterschool routine. Helpful!
- Martha--who reminded me to "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly vegetables." (It's working for Martha, I've met her in person. She's hot.)
- Melissa Mc--who still has a headache since giving up white sugar last month. (No worries, Melissa...I'm not sending any refined carbs in your prize package!)
Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait until Friday? Now, I am a mom and the weekends are looming large. So many places to be. On time. In Webelos uniform/with a wrapped gift/ready for team picture day. It's enough to make me pine for a Monday morning.
Just this month on the weekend calendar: a bridal shower (at my house), a Broadway musical, Emmie's baptism & confirmation (out of town company coming to stay), the school Daddy-Daughter Winter Carnival (Decorations Committee) and last but not least--the PINEWOOD DERBY! (Luckily, I am allowed no where near the car. Thank heavens for the mechanically-gifted men in my life.)
I am truly looking forward to each event. I chose to take each one on. But seeing them packed so tightly on the calendar is hyperventilating me. (Please don't be offended if you have been invited to any of the above activities. YOU are not stressing me out. It just helps to write my thoughts down and read them back to myself. Think of it as cheap therapy.)
My sister, Marta, made the cutest announcements for our favorite Valentine girl! Check them out here. If you need any cards, journals, gift-tags or other paperphernalia, go to martacards.com. She is quite amazing, if I do say so myself.