News at Home: Happy Christmas!
I hope everyone is settling in for a great Christmas Eve and Day tomorrow! I’m sitting here Saturday writing this trying to remember what exactly I did this week… Thank goodness for my bullet journal to jog my memory LOL!
Monday I ran some errands and then we had my second book club’s Christmas Party. We did a white elephant book exchange and I’m really excited about the books I ended up with 🙂
Tuesday I had my follow up appointment with my surgeon… more on that in Fit Readers section. I also took Kiko to the doctor – because he stresses out too much to actually go himself – to FINALLY get anxiety medicine. Let me tell you, I’ve been trying to get him into the doctor for anxiety for 10 years because it is debilitating. So he has meds, which he’s convinced aren’t working after a grand total of 4 days. Gah this man! She told him it would take 2 weeks! Something funny happened too – the nurse asked if he was my father! LOL! He did not like that 🙂
Wednesday we finished our Christmas shopping – we didn’t have much to get. The big ticket item we had left to get was a bike for Franky. We went to Academy and found a nice bike for $85. Kiko was sure that Walmart would be cheaper… so I gave in and we went to Walmart DAYS before Christmas. We found a bike marked for $79 that was really nice… so nice that when we checked out it was $179. And since we’d already shown the bike to Franky’s mom we didn’t feel we could back out of buying it. So yeah… went to the hell called Walmart to save money and spent $100 more! When will men ever learn to listen?!
I had started coughing bad on Wednesday and by Thursday it was full fledged. Runny nose, disgusting, mucus cough. So I stayed home Thursday and did nothing but cough and blow my nose. Oh and I did some blogging.
Friday I did a lot more blogging and then met up with some friends for our yearly Christmas Sushi. Had a great time and was given some really great gifts 🙂
Do my friends know me or what?
Saturday I’m just doing some more blogging, praying that the two gifts I have coming in from Amazon hurry up and arrive, and trying to hurry up and recover so I can enjoy our Christmas Eve!
Sunday we’ll be headed over to Franky’s mom’s for our Christmas fun – my brother will come over too. We’ll do food, gifts and then stop and my sister in law’s for tamales. Tomorrow will be a lazy day at home 🙂
I’ve been on a blogging kick the last couple days and am really excited about the headway I’ve made! As of writing this post I have written all but 4 of my January posts – but I plan to finish those today. Meaning that by time you read this, I should be done with January! With the exception of Sunday posts of course 🙂
I also went through and scheduled all my read but unreviewed posts… there were a lot. Y’all are going to see a lot of reviews in coming months for books I read a LONG time ago. My reviews are scheduled all the way through May! Yippee! I feel like I’m off to a great start for blogging next year. Now if I could just get the hang of visiting…
COYER Winter Switch Update
I’m doing The List during this phase (lasts until January 12th) Here’s my list:
Read So Far:
- Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy
- Accidentally Human by Dakota Cassidy
So that’s two down. I’m currently reading Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy and I’m starting Snowed In today as well. So hopefully next week I’ll be down two more 🙂
So Tuesday I FINALLY was able to have my follow up appointment with my surgeon and question him about my weight stalling. Basically it has nothing to do with my eating – I’m doing that right. I’ve been working out too hard… particularly weight lifting too much. He basically forbade me from doing any more lifting until he give me clearance. I’m to do resistance training only. Which stinks because I was seriously loving my weight lifting classes, but he said I could hurt myself my body isn’t ready AND it’s going to stand in the way of my weight loss at this point. Not that weight lifting is bad – it’s great – I just shouldn’t be doing it YET.
And I have to say it adds up. Every time I’ve stopped working out the weight has fallen off better. Take the past couple weeks for example. I haven’t been to the gym since Monday December 11th because of being busy and sick… and until the 11th I’d been stuck at less than 1 pound lost all month. As of yesterday I’ve lost 17.2 pounds this month. So I stopped going to the gym and the weight fell off.
Which means I met my goal of losing 100 pounds by the end of the year. Yesterday I hit exactly 100 pounds down! Just to keep it to that until the end of the month 🙂
Days since surgery: 137
Weight lost: 100 lbs!
Last Week on the Blog
- [18 Dec] 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom: Effective Discipline for Pre-K Through Grade 8, 2nd Edition by Thomas W. Phelan, Sarah Jane Schonour ★★★★
- [19 Dec] Our #AuthorLuv2018 Goals
- [20 Dec] #bingewatchersclub ~ Wait…..what did I binge watch?
- [22 Dec] 5 Favorite things about Christmas!
- [24 Dec] Happy Christmas Eve! ~ WIR & SP
- [24 Dec] Sunday Post with Berls | Happy Christmas!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Out with the Old, In with the New ~ Blogging & a recap of March/April
Out with the Old, In with the New ~ Reading, Challenges & a recap of July/August
My TBR List Review | Beyond the Veil
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
Accidentally Human by Dakota Cassidy. This was my favorite in the series so far!
I’m starting Snowed In, setting aside the book I was reading so I can work on my COYER list.
I’m about halfway through Accidentally Demonic and I’m loving it.
I’m going to keep going with The Accidentals… I think Accidentally Catty is up next. For print, I’m not sure what I’ll read quite yet.