Wednesday, March 24, 2010

And Then There Were None

Back from the mountains with not one picture to prove I was there.  I survived the car ride with the kids without any major meltdown from myself or the kids.  (Score)  I had dreams of going to parks, walking through creeks, feeding ducks, horses, etc.  Then it snowed 3 inches.  

And I was pissed enough about it that I didn't take pictures.  

It was in the upper 20's to lower 30's the whole time and snowing or raining.  Yuck.  I got in zero, zilch, nada workouts.  Not one.  I'm a complete wimp about exercising outdoors in cold weather.  And I didn't have any of my indoor stuff that I use here at home.  I hate being cold.  Hate, hate, hate it.  You know how they say the hardest part of getting out there and working out is putting your shoes on and getting out the door?  Not so.  I've done that before and it was so cold I ran back to my house.  In fact, I've run my fastest mile when running back to my house-fleeing the workout. 

So this weekend was filled with 24/7 HGTV.  Holmes on Homes, Househunters, International Househunters, Property Virgins, Divine Design, and Designed to Sell.  It's how my mom and I bond.  (you take what you can get) Yes, I went to the Great Outdoors to sit in the Great Room Indoors and watch TV.  The good news is that my mom took the other kids back with her to her house (The mountain house is just her vacation home....  I know.)  So the kids should get some fun filled, sunny days outdoors at my mom's house that is set on a huge lot with lots outside play time.  And I get a break and only have one kid.  

ONE KID!  It's like a dream vacation!  I can see it now: waking up, going to starbucks, playing some blocks, changing a diaper maybe, and then....what for it.....NAP TIME!  

So this week I have no excuses.  I have ample time to get some good, sweaty stuff in (that's what she said) and burn some calories.  

I'm reading a book called "The End of Overeating" by David A. Kessler, MD.  Really enjoying it.  Learning a lot. Will share more on that later.

I'm also reading "So Long, Insecurity" by Beth Moore.  Good, good stuff.  Solid.  These days I'm all about dealing with issues deep down to the root.  Not a fan of putting a bandage on a big, gaping wound.  Learned my lesson- definitely worth dealing with your junk.  Like: what motivates to have the goals you have?  Are they healthy goals?  

Another book my friend told me about and is on hold at the library is : "Women, Food and God" by Geneen Roth.  Sounds right up my alley.  :)

I'm also reading an Agatha Christie book called And Then There Were None.  About a bunch of people that were invited to an island by a mystery host.  Then they all get murdered, one by one.  That settles it, I'm never going to an island if someone mysteriously invites me.  No way.  

That has nothing to do with this post.  But maybe I'll work it into the title.   

Okay-so off to throw a load in the wash.  Settle myself back into homeland.  Missed my husband.  Looking forward to some movie nights with him this week.  With cheese and crackers.  Because, without fail, he gets snacky at night and that's his snack of choice. 



Jenn (GH) said...

Ugh...sorry about the weather.

Have I ever told you I <3 you? Well I do. I think you are my twin. Maybe that makes me a narcissist. ;-)

Lindsey Elizabeth Burke said...

Oh that is how I feel about the cold weather too! Oh wait, shit, I live in it :/ I won't ever complain about sweating in the summer in the south again! ;) I'm going to look into that Beth book.
Love love love from the cold land ;)

Amanda said...

Sorry about the weather...that sucks. But HOORAY for only having one child. My MIL is taking my boys this summer for a long weekend. My DH and I can NOT wait. We are making a list of things we could get done with no kids in the house. :) Enjoy your time with only one child.

Jen Gordon said...

Jenn-Ditto girl. Seriously.

Lindsey- I don't know how you do cold.

Amanda- make sure you have some fun during that weekend too. :)

Candace Smartt said...

All my favorite shows - HGTV rocks.

And - I am also reading the So Long Insecurity is really good - whew, reading that is a workout!
Hope you have a relaxing week without kids - maybe I will see you at Starbucks!

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