Thursday, June 25, 2009
Rise at 7:00 a.m.- Yep haven't done it all week. Today was the best with me finally getting my toosh out of bed by 7:15.
Exercise- I have exercised once this week. That was tonight. I can come close to my goal with only falling one day short of my goal if I work out Friday and Saturday. I am determined to do so.
Sweets- I have been a rock. I am feeling less cravings which is good. Did I happen to mention that I was allowing myself one treat a week? Well I am. So Sunday I had a dessert at my house and had to refuse brownies at Husbands house. [Wanted a brownie so bad it hurt]. Then my sweet neighbor came and gave me a strawberry shortcake...so obviously I had to eat it! So I am done for the week until next Tuesday.
So overall I haven't done all that well this week with my goals but I have...
- Spent quality with Husband
- Participated in rejuvenating activities [like reading a book! Austenland was wonderful. Finished it in one week!]
- Devoted time to my spiritual self
All these things are good so I am happy that my time was still well spent. You can't have the triumph of getting back on the wagon if you never fall off so I am going to try harder the rest of this week to do as I have set out to do.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I am really excited about reading this book because it has everything to do with Pride & Prejudice and Jane Austen. Goodness how could you not like this book already. I am hoping it will be an enjoyable read. Below is a little synopsis/review of the book.
Thirty-three-year-old Jane Hayes, who has a fairly serious addiction to the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, inherits a trip to Pembrook Park, Kent, England, the location of a resort where guests dress, talk, think, and act in ways that Jane Austen would approve. Refusing to lie about her age, even on vacation in a place right out of Austen's England, Jane finds herself quickly overcoming the obsession with Mr. Darcy that may very well have jeopardized her 13 "relationships" over the years. Left to walk in last to dinner, mildly obsessed with one of the hotel's gardeners, and annoyed by another guest's overeager attempts to bag a man, Jane is eager to return to Manhattan. Then she decides to give it all one more chance, since Great-Aunt Carolyn did see fit to pay for the entire vacation. Hale does a lovely job with the tale of a single woman who would appreciate a genuine shot at love. The book is well written, quite readable, and the myriad characters, especially those working at the resort, are quirkily funny. Given the immense popularity of Jane Austen's novels among teen girls, this book definitely has cross-over appeal.—Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
After laundry we got ready and went to the temple. It was so nice. When we were leaving this is the beautiful sight we saw.
Once our bellies were full we went to make an INTENSE grocery run. Again because of the sickness we had completely run out of food! Poor Husband was living off pretty much nothing all last week so we set out to get him some food. I have to say I love it so much more when Husband comes with me to the grocery store. I hate doing it alone. As you can see below we did a significant amount of damage. We waited in line FOREVER and a day and finally got home around 11:00 p.m. Whew! What a day. We were very productive and got a lot done. Oh and Husband fixed our DVD player! So now we can watch movies! Yippee!
We had a marvelous Sabbath. Got up early for 8:00 a.m. church well...I got up a little late because my alarm didn't go off [that is the honest to goodness truth] so we were a bit late and thankfully Husband forgave me. After church we enjoyed some delicious french toast with Colter & Laura [our downstairs neighbors]. Then it was on to an afternoon of reading and napping. I did maybe a little more napping than I should have but I think my body is still recuperating a bit from the sickness.
Husband and I ate our very first roast [it was also my first time making a roast] and it actually turned out pretty good. I wasn't a huge fan of the flavor but it wasn't burnt. It twas tender, juicy and flavorful which is everything you want in a roast! We had a nice walk later in the afternoon and enjoyed a few minutes of it not raining. It was a wonderful day and we ended it by going to bed early! What a treat!
This week I have a few goals and one of them is to get up on time everyday and so early bedtime is ESSENTIAL for this to happen. We'll see how it goes.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
You would be AMAZED at how much stuff we fit in out little fridge. It was a great team effort to get the door closed but we got it to close! Husband getting ready to dig into our microwave dinners that we ate on Sunday. They were actually pretty good! Ooo and we had G2's which we both LOVE!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I left work a little early to drive to Weber State to see my kid brother graduate. It was long [798 graduates take awhile] but it was fun to relive what I experienced almost 5 years ago. It is amazing how time flys. After graduation, my brother and I drove to Layton together to get some graduation grub. It was nice to use the time to talk to my brother. I really felt like we were "communicating." It is definitely a conversation I won't forget and I am looking forward to becoming closer to my brother as he gets older.
We all met up at Outback Steakhouse. Which was the graduates restaurant of choice. We ate greasy and fattening food and called it a celebration! I enjoyed spending time with my parents and my two brothers [sister decided she wanted to stay home to play with a friend. She is 12 years old and I swear she already a bit of teenager attitude].
I came home after dinner to FINALLY get to see Husband, who couldn’t come with me because he had internship things he had to take care of. It was so good to see him. I miss him so much when I have to go places alone. As corny as it sounds I really feel like part of me is missing. Love my husband!
We celebrated Husbands birthday! He turned 24 years old! Wozza! I was especially proud of myself because I was able to get out of bed at 6:30 in the morning and made Husband promise to stay in bed until 7:00. I made him breakfast in bed which you can check out the goods on our new blog Happily Ever After.
Husband had to go take and LSAT practice test [boo] so I used the time to get the car all cleaned up. Husband loves a clean car. I even put a big silver bow on top!
When Husband got home we went and played tennis with our new rackets. We had a lot of fun and only hit it over the fence a few times. By the time we were about to leave we were really starting to get the hang of it. I have a feeling that we are going to LOVE playing tennis together.
After Husband worked out at the gym [while I took a nap under a tree. Tennis wiped me out!] we came home and got cleaned up. I made Husbands cake, started to read and subsequently fell asleep.
Husband woke me up when his family arrived. We went and had dinner at the Pizza Factory and then came back to our humble abode for cake and ice cream.
Below are a few pics of the evening.
Started our new church schedule. 8:00 a.m. Boy was that and intense switch from 1:20 to 8:00. I did however LOVE that I had the whole rest of the day. I got so much reading/napping done! It was fabulous. Husband and I had dinner and then a WHOLE lot of cake and we were just as happy as we could be.
The rest of the night consisted of reminiscing by going through photos and videos of some of our past adventures. Including Europe videos. It was so fun for me to revisit all those wonderfully amazing places. Made me want to go back so bad!
We topped of the night with a little one on one in our bedroom on our little b-ball hoop. You can read about the events and the results on our Happily Ever After blog. Go read Husband did a good job of retelling how the game went.
We had a great weekend and to be honest I wish it was Friday again. Oh well, I guess I better live in the here and now rather than living for the future. Friday will be here soon enough.
I got Husband the book "Men of Influence" which is the sequel to "Men of Valor" by Robert L. Millet which he loved. I am excited for him to read it and thinking I may pick it up and have a read!
I got Husband some plaid shorts which I have been wanting to see him in forever! He is going to look so handsome in his plaid shorts and brown t-shirt!