Friday, August 12, 2011

Ahhhh - the Weekend

What do you have on your plate for this weekend? Wait - oh - wait - not your plate of food, but plate of fun, work, things to do - that kind of plate (giggle, giggle).

Ok - before I talk about my weekend - just have some at the top of my head thoughts about how things have been going for me. It has been sort of a weird start to the school year for me and my son. Last year I was dealing with 30 Scouts, leading all of them as a group, then doing a smaller group at my house once a week, I was on the board for my Parents Group and let me see, what else?? Things this year have totally changed. The Parents group fell apart - lack of support from the other 70 members. I now have other leaders doing meetings for the Scouts, other parents are stepping up to help with duties, and I don't feel overwhelmed. My son normally does soccer in the Fall, but one thing led to another and well let's just say it never happened. We won't do soccer until November now, and it might be fun because it is a indoor soccer leaque. So, in a nutshell - things have been nice since the beginning of school. We have not had to been here, go there, or be on the run after I got off of work. (I better be careful what I wish for - it can all change in a the drop of a hat).

The true treat has been doing my neighborhood walks with my little sis. She has been coming over and we walk around the neighborhood. My son is loving it!!! He gets to hop on his bike and ride ahead of us from time to time. I am not only getting a good workout out, but getting chit chat time with my sis and my son is out of the house away from TV, electronics and he is getting to spend time with me.

Well, this week took a bit of a twist. My sis has been busy with visiting family, so we only got in one walk so far (we are hoping to do one tonight), my son came down with a huge allergy attack that has had him miserable for the last three days and well, it has just been a wierd kind of in a funk week. See - I told you, things change at the drop of hat.

It just made me realize how truly blessed I am. How I have come so far!!! It might only be IS about 40 pounds, but what a great accomplishment. I am feeling good, want to keep going so I can continue to look good, have more energy, to keep up with my son as he continues to have tons of energy....just so much to be grateful for!!!!

The good part - the WEEKEND IS UPON US. My mommy duties are on hold until Sunday night. I want to do so much. I want to get in a workout, go get my nails done (and eyebrows too), want to pick up some cubby bookshelf things to add to my son's room, want to clean the house, get in another workout, going to a  a family function on Saturday night, read a book, enjoy a nice end of summer evening on my front porch, do the weeding in the front year, get in another workout.....the list goes on and on and on...

.....but, all this week I have been wishing for a date. Not that I really know anyone that would ask me out or that I am too sure of myself to ask someone out, but have you ever had that need to go out - out on a date that is? Maybe with a good girlfriend, but more so with your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend (significant other)? A night to try a new restaurant, go to a comedy show, take a nice evening walk holding hands? What about finding a nice art gallery on a Sunday afternoon, then sipping ice tea at a local cafe and watching people come and go (oh, I love to people watch)....Or what about going dancing - DJ music or a good old fashion local band? Take in a movie that you really want to see, then talk about it afterwards while enjoying a nice summer sunset? Yep - that is a wish I had for this weekend. Oh, well, another time, another weekend ---- just wanted to share with you what has been on my mind.

I am looking forward to a very productive, fulfilling, socializing kind of weekend!!! Oh - and I am down 2 more pounds!!! Promise myself to not let it all come back!! What do you have planned? What did you do (if you are reading this on Monday)?

Staying MOtivated MO


Bruce said...

Tonight a have a low key family reunion with cousins from my Mom's side of the family.Saturday I do my last long run (12 miles) before next weeks half marathon. Plus odds and ends to get done around the house. better go to church too, I need it!
Have a great weekend!

Christina said...

The best part? "I don't feel overwhelmed." You are going to do so well this school year! The walks sound great for all three of you. ONLY 40 pounds? Puh-leez!!! You are amazing, and you should be so proud of that loss! Own it.

I hope you get a nice night out soon!

Dawn said...

You sound like you're emerging into a new life and its soooo exciting isn't it.
You are finding all kinds of new enthusiasms and energy.
You've done brilliantly.
Cheering you all the way

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Our weekend will be sitting around waiting for our teen to start packing since we leave to take him to college early on Monday!

Mer and Mo said...

So good to hear that you are not so busy. I need to take lessons from you.
Just getting my classroom and myself ready for Monday morning. I have 18 students so far in my ELD-SDC science class. I am looking forward to meeting them and getting the school year started. It is going to be a great one!
Have a great weekend, MO!

Miss April said...

Two pounds down is wonderful! I have had a wonderful weekend and I hope yours was the same!