i didn't eat swell today. but i haven't had a heart attack yet, so i've survived. i did just spend an hour on the treadmill. and i burned 350 calories, so i'm good to go.
my valentine party this afternoon was fun. until, during musical chairs *dude* absolutely freaked out when he got out. he lasted a while, but he got out fair and square. he didn't handle it well. in fact, he double foot kung fu kicked the boy who "cheated & i hate him forever" i thought he was going to blow a gasket. i had to take him out in the hall & help him chill. i love this kid, but oy! all in all - i only had one cupcake. i could have done a lot more damage.
my friend sue was showing me pictures of her grandbaby. he's only a little bit longer than a dollar bill. she showed me a picture of him - with his daddy's wedding ring around his wrist. it looked like a huge bangle bracelet. crazy! all in all though, considering the situation, both baby and mom are doing ok. i guess mom's still at risk for seizures, but responding well to medication & might be able to go home from the hospital soon. dylan's doctor said that the prayers are working. that's good news.
i trucked to 3 different stores tonight looking for shovels. finally found one at lowes. thank heavens. i got home & was shoveling for 25 minutes. when all of a sudden - the community plowing crew pulled up behind me & he said "hey, you want help? you'll be out here all night!" i could've kissed that guy. he gave my snow one big shove & was done. and so was i. it definitely made my day. and now i own a shovel.
i have some goals for my big long weekend. i am going to share them with you, mainly to hold myself accountable.
*eating well. no going buck wild.
*scanning more pictures. i haven't been doing this since i've been exercising
*get a couple of good workouts in. including lifting weights
*finishing the friggen historian. its taking me forever! mainly cause i'm always tired. but goodnight nurse! get through it. sad thing is, i love the book.
*clean my house something fierce
*start planning my birthday party. if you live in salt lake area - and i've given you any indication that i like you - consider yourself invited. it'll be march 1st. thats a saturday night. my for reals birthday is march 3rd. must go to bookclub that night. and i don't know why - but pretty much since i've lived here, i have thrown a little party for my birthday. its a time for me to get to see my friends, some of them, i haven't seen in a long time. some people this is the only time throughout the year that i see them. i'm excited!!!
i'm hoping you can see that i chillax-ed. the day got better. i simmered. i realize this morning i sounded like an angry lezzy. i'm not. just that stresses were high this morning. i don't hate valentine's day in theory - but i don't necessarily love it either. even when i've had a boyfriend. but i wasn't grinchy all day.