I am officially out of steam. The kids are *mostly* packed, the car seats are cleaned off, I've taken care of lots of business...but there is still lots to do.
Did I mention our oven took a big crap last Friday? It did. So our meals have to be stove top and I haven't defrosted my hamburger yet (to make hamburgers tonight) and I HATE defrosting meat for some reason so I am putting it off which only makes everything worse. Also? My daughters boots STINK. I just ran them through the washer with vinegar (and my favorite Charlie's soap) and am hoping they can survive a tumble through the dryer. Hmmmm. What else can I complain about now that I have your attention???
Oh, all right. I'll stop. I remembered this morning that I never updated you on how I did with my goals last week. Kathy busted me on facebook last night but I only accepted a friend request, which I've done 3x this month. I know it would bug me if someone took forever to respond to mine so I made an allowance for that. Otherwise, no facebook. With composting I am doing fine and feel like I'll stick with it now until it's super easy again in the summer. Exercise has been great as I got a lot of walking in this week already. (good thing, too, as now it's cold and I won't even consider it.) Pop. Well, pop and I seem to have settled in to a twice a week rendezvous. And I'm not talking about an 8 ounce serving here, people. OH NO. Have you seen the Big Buddy? (at least I hold back from the Mega Buddy.) Oh, and eating out? Not so good. Again, I'm not sure, let me think. I know we had Culver's and Milio's (mmmmmmmMilios) and Noodles last week. We spend SO much money eating out. I might have to go cold turkey for March and see if we can. Twice a week seems like a flimsy limit and I am obviously not taking it seriously.
This is what I feel I've learned the last two months from my goals: 1. Exercise will stay. I love it (even in small amounts) and am honestly excited to do my beloved Yogilates again. (even if my sister claims I only like it because of the name.) (so??) :) 2. Pop will stay. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and I learned nothing from skipping pop for a month except that I don't want to do that again! OH, sweet pop. At least I limit myself a little now. 3. Composting in the winter isn't that hard and I will most likely keep it up. (I just imagine moving that bin in a couple of months and seeing all that glorious compost that we made last year and knowing that I already have a better start on next year's.) 4. I am lazy. 5. I don't miss facebook that much but don't want to rule it out completely. Maybe once a week for checking in? We'll see, still pondering this. 6. Meat free meals are not that hard or bothersome. We have been averaging one a week without it being a big deal so I plan on continuing this route. (of course, right now, with the oven being broken and me being #4, we are having meal free meals which is a little harder.) 7. We eat out too much and I don't think I can go halfway here. I need to come up with a more presentable way to present this to myself, if you know what I mean. I know Patrick will go with whatever so I will keep thinking on it. I would just so much rather it be an occasional special treat kind of thing instead of a regular occurrence. Any ideas for me?
Alright. I've had a nice long break now and all this blathering on about myself seems to have restored my energy. (if only to make myself stop) xoxoxo