Outside my window…it's bright and sunny. The weatherman said that the humidity should be diminishing a bit for the next few days. I'm not going to believe it until I see it, but it certainly would be lovely.
I am thinking…that I'd really like to start working with a trainer at the gym when I get home from vacation. I'm consistently losing weight and doing fairly well, but I'd like to focus on getting stronger and I'm not sure how to do that on my own.
I am hearing…morning cartoons.
I am thankful for…the countdown to vacation, a busy-but-not-stressful-busy week, everyone that's going on the Bahamas mission trip with Tom, a stronger sense of God's will and His direction, a to-do list that is growing smaller each day.
I am praying for…God's will – clear and strong.
Toward a healthier me….six days of exercise last week and good eating through a stressful week. I'm still at 31 pounds lost total, but I did lose another half an inch. Even better? I went shopping this weekend and bought new clothes in the "regular sizes" section. Awesome! I'm hoping to hit the gym 3 times a week for the next two weeks before vacation and need to look at my exercise options for when I'm in California.
Inspiring me this week…this blog post on living without air conditioning. I don't think I could live in Central Florida, without it but there are lots of tips that we could use to help cut our bill. We tend to turn our AC on in April and don't turn it off until October…those bills add up!
From the learning rooms…we're officially done with homeschooling. I sent in the kid's evaluations and termination letters, and will be registering them for public school early next week. I'm sad to see this time end, but I know that it's the best decision for our family right now.
From the kitchen…here's the meal plan for the next two weeks, plus lots of fruits and veggies.
I am wearing…my workout clothes – cut off yoga pants that I turned into capris and a tank top.
I am creating…a day by day list of what has to be done before we leave in less than two weeks. It's going far, far too quickly!
I am going…be just fine with Tom gone for a few days….or so I keep telling myself.
I am reading…whatever I seem to pick up. I really should find a used book store before we get on the train.
Toward a lifelong education… lots of new cooking shows, and some older ones that are new to us on the new Cooking Channel. I love learning new techniques and getting new ideas for the kitchen!
On keeping home…we have a big cleaning day planned for Saturday, but I'm trying to get one big Purge item crossed off my list each day. Yesterday was our bedroom, today is the refrigerator, and I think Wednesday will be a good day to sort through our book collection. The kitchen cupboards could really use a good sorting, as well as the pantry.
One of my favorite things…this silly post about counting down the days until we leave for our train trip, and my Dad's response to it. I think Tom's a little scared.
A few plans for the rest of the week: the gym, a doctor's appointment, lots of cleaning, a little scrapbooking, some family time on Friday and some more cleaning on Saturday. Tom leaves for a missions trip on Sunday and the kids and I are trying to plan something fun each day until Grandma and Grandpa get here on the 17th. Eep!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing…
Have a blessed week!
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