Monday, March 03, 2008

Monday...a day of rest

This morning we walked in freezing rain for 40 minutes, with the boys to school and then continuing on in the "loop" to home. Monday is the day the boys have an English activity at school (reading club)during lunch, at least for the next couple of weeks, and after having them around for a week of break, I needed the quiet. After the walk I returned to jammydom and hopped back into bed. Afternoon saw me sipping coffee at the computer and chatting on the phone. Showered, I walked to the grocery store for a couple of things that multiplied into heaviness for the walk back. Now my guys are home and the peace an quiet is done but thats ok.
Now for the less stellar news. I bought a new scale, a nice accurate digital and it put the 3 pounds back on. We figure it means the old cheapo scale was off by 3 pounds so my original 207 was 210 but that we still lost 3 pounds each.
Then I weighed in after my shower this afternoon and instead of 207 it said 205. Yeah baby! I love when weight fluctuates in the downward direction. I know its only a daily fluctuation...just don't burst my bubble ok?
I gotta stay off that scale incase I bloat and it goes up.
Tonight for supper we will have spaghetti. I'm hankering for some pasta. Oh and last nights supper was yummy. Here is the address for the recipe:
Other goodish news is my leg is feeling a bit better and I am taking less ibuprofen the last couple of days. It was bothering me Friday but Saturday and Sunday and today its been a tad better, not perfect, but good enough to go out walking thank goodness. Yesterday was GORGEOUS and we took the kids sledding at the bump ( little hill in a near by playing field) and todays mild temperatures made walking really nice (except for the freezing rain this morning). Maybe....just maybe...Spring will spring on time?? Please??
Garden has become a mild obsession as it is won't to do each spring. I want two eastern redbuds (pictured above)for the front yard. I could do it cheap and get a couple of twigs by mail order but would rather get a couple of half decently sized ones at a nursery.
Also in the running for flowers are Asclepias, Rudbeckia, maybe a butterfly bush or two, poppies other than the light orange ones that are currently taking over the would be nice, and some new lavender plants would be great in the hot dry front yard.


Suldog said...

Ah, I can't wait for Spring this year. I'm thinking of planting some lilac bushes and maybe some forsynthia (I don't think I spelled that right.) I want to have the sweetest-smelling yard in the neighborhood.

Tara said...

Do you plant herbs as well? It seems like you would, since you're all about the natural and healthy alternatives.