Monday, March 8, 2010

weekend recap

Man oh man! Where did the weekend go. I had a great weekend. Saturday I went on a long walk then rode the bike around doing some errands. The weather was great. Went to the movie with a friend I hadn't seen in a while, so that was nice. Saturday night was just staying home reading and watching alittle TV. Did a food shop Saturday as well. Then I met a dear friend at church. Loved my new job at church. We came back had lunch and visit and laughed. Then my son let my tag along and we rode out to my daughter's house. She made a delish BBQ pork roast. Food was ok this weekend. I bought some cookies last week when I thought the Gkids were going to be here. I did eat a few, but there are plenty left. I did better this weekend then last. I feel good about that. I hopped on the scales this morning and I am back in the 180's, but just by the hair of my chinny chin chin (yes I do have chin hair) Official weigh in is Wed.

Felt so much better this weekend then last. I am sure it's cause I stayed fairly busy and I didn't spend any money. Another victory. I went to the thrift store and was able to use store credit to buy a super cute denim dress. It fit cute too. Only $2.50. Say hello to a good buy! I have this week and then we have Spring Break next week. I am planning a day trip to Mexico with some friends. I am their designated driver. Not that they drink (cause they don't) they just don't want to have to drive. I love to drive and I love road trips. It's an hysterical time. We laugh, ALOT.

This week is pretty busy as well. Book club tomorrow night. We are suppose to bring a poem. I need help...anybody have anything they would like to recommend?? We are doing something different this year and are having a new theme every month. I makes me read new stuff. Then Wed is the night that my daughter brings the kids into town to see me. Then Thursday I am helping my boss with her daughter's wedding. Don't ask. I am such a stinkin people please.....anybody relate?? Saturday is a huge Island Festival that the friend that I take to Mexico is in charge of. It's fun and lots of delish food. I plan on having a few of my favorites. It is only once a year. Though I won't go crazy.

I saw the Girl Scouts peddling their cookies outside Walmart and it dawn on me that I have not bought nor tasted a cookie this year. I don't even miss them. Good for me. They even tried some hard selling tactics yesterday, but I was!

Hope everyone is having a good Monday. It's raining and gloomy here today. I am glad. I get sick of sunshine all the time. Besides, the heat will be here soon enough. The wildflowers are going to be beautiful this year. Can't wait!

Keep the mood and the food real...........Aloha!


  1. Your road trip sounds wonderful! As does your new denim dress. Looks like you've got a busy week ahead of you.

  2. Beautiful wildflowers!

  3. Glad you had a nice weekend Dana!

    This is a poem that means a lot to me. It was written by a gal named Veronica A. Shoffstall and it is called After Awhile...

    After Awhile

    After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul.

    And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security.

    And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises.

    And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.

    And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

    After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

    So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to leave you flowers.

    And you learn that you really can endure; You really are strong, you really do have worth. And you learn, and you learn

    With every goodbye you learn.

  4. You know it didn't dawn on me until you said it. The wildflowers ARE gonna be gorgeous this year with all the rain! Glad you had a good weekend. I hadda work. Poo Poo.......... :)

  5. I miss girl scout cookies. I couldn't find any this year. :(
    Sounds like you are doing well. :) I hope you have a good week.

  6. What a busy weekend and upcoming week! Sound like fun, and I bet you will have some fun tales to tell about your little visit to Mexico!

  7. I have to drive past those cute little girls and go shopping somewhere else. I'm just not that strong right now!

  8. this made me laugh as those scouts are relentless huh? I CAVED TO THEIR TACTICS and have 4 boxes in the freezer.

    le sigh :)

  9. Sounds like you've got some really good things to look forward to! "Active" is a great lifter of spirits and occupier of mind and body. Keep it up. Laughter, too! Enjoy and celebrate all that is good in life. Philippians 4:8-9.

  10. I can't help but love reading blogs by anyone who is on a journey towards a goal--it makes a person look at everything and everyone with so much more precious attention when they are going through something difficult. It's like our vision on the world is more acute when we're struggling. I really enjoy your blog for this reason:)


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