News at Home: Birthdays!
So I’m struggling to get this post written because it was our birthday weekend and I got home late the last two nights in a row and I’m tired! For starters, Philip’s boyfriend Zach’s birthday was on Friday and my brother threw him a surprise birthday party. Which meant he needed someone at his place to let people in — and, when Zach’s boyfriend got off work early — to finish the decorating. So I went from work to their apartment and finished decorating, let people in and said “Surprise!” around 8:30 p.m. For me, that’s late. Especially after a long day of work. So I left like 15 minutes later and was home by 9, thank goodness. On my way home, my driver’s side mirror just fell off my car! Not the arm that’s attached to the door, but the mirror part itself. It was crazy! So I now have no driver’s side mirror on the car I bought in December. Great. I found a replacement on Amazon for $10… it arrives Monday, so hopefully it works.
Then Saturday was our birthday get together. Because this is Birthday season for our family. Jesus (Franky’s little brother) had his birthday March 24th. Kiko is March 29th, Franky and Zach are April 6th, Mema is April 12th, Destiny (Franky’s Aunt) is April 14th, and Junior (Franky’s older brother) is April 21st. Since everyone is older now, we decided one big birthday celebration was the way to go. We went over to Tequila’s (Franky’s mom’s) around 1:30 Saturday and didn’t get home until 11 p.m. It was a great time – we did a fire pit, cooked out fajitas, played Cards Against Humanity and Ticket to Ride, talked, danced, and had a really good time. But gah! I just got home from that and I’m a wee-bit exhausted.
And y’all… you realize this means my step-son is now 18?!?!? How the HELL did that happen. I remember meeting him when he was just 4 years old and so shy around me. And then a week later he wouldn’t stop talking my ear off, telling me hours long zombie dream stories 🙂 It’s kind of hard to believe that this much time has passed and I’m definitely anxious about his future. It’s a hard world out there, and he isn’t serious so he hasn’t made any real plans unfortunately. I guess we’ll see where things take him. Graduation is in June and I can already tell that’s going to be really emotional.
Work was okay this week. We had an incident that I really can’t say much about on the off chance someone from school reads my blog – but it involves a serious threat and it was bad enough (and badly enough handled IMO) that I was (and still am) a little scared to come to school. As I told my husband, though, I have no plans to be a hero. I will do what I’m supposed to in order to protect students, but I’m not going to risk my life needlessly. And I keep my coat with keys and phone right by the door so I can be out and in my car (which would fit 20 kindergartners… uncomfortably, but good enough in an life or death situation) within 30 seconds honestly. With 20 scared kindergartners… maybe 1 minute. If they listen. And that’s the trick. When they get scared will they be better listeners or worse? Hopefully better. Usually they are when nervous. It sucks that this is part of my job these days. And it sucks that people are still willing to fight AGAINST common sense gun laws that would save lives.
Otherwise I had a decent week and I’m trying not to dwell on that scary piece.
For Blog Ahead, I didn’t quite make my goal of 14 posts, but I did make it to 12, which is really close and I’m really happy with it. If I keep up at this rate, I’m hoping I’ll end April a full month ahead. *fingers crossed*
For Read a Series in a Month I haven’t actually started my series yet, but I have it downloaded and ready to listen to. I just am trying to get through a couple book club books first.
I am really happy with how my morning routine is working out for me — the weekend is kind of a shambles because I sleep in a bit — but weekdays I have been consistently having time to visit blogs AND work on the blog. Feels great and I hope you’re starting to see a bit more of me 🙂
Do Yoga Monday – Friday: Did it!!
Drink 64 oz of water daily: I honestly don’t know. But I think I did. Just having a hard time finding a good way to track.
Track food and hit goals of 37P, 27C, 36F: 3 out of 7 days… not great. But the days I didn’t hit it were not off by much.
Take 40 classes at GRIT (I took 37 last month, with a week off for hurting my back): After today I’ll be at 10 for the week (M-S) and since the gym was closed the first that’s 10/40.
Lose 10 pounds, and only weigh every 4 days (I’ve become scale obsessed): *sigh* well I stayed off the scale for 4 days and it was TORTURE. Even worse, when I did get on it I had gained 0.2 pounds. I realize that’s not much, but when you waited 4 days you want to see a loss. I went all liquids for 1 day and yeah… I stepped on the scale 2 days later. But I didn’t record the weight so I’m not sure, but I think I lost 2 pounds. I think.
Find one NSV (non-scale victory) a week: I’m working towards doing Burpees right now and I managed to do a slow backwards push on the gliders during powerbelle Saturday. That’s like 1/2 of a modified burpee. So I have a ways to go, but I’m also getting stronger!
Last Week on the Blog
- [2 Apr] #2018HW Reading Assignment REPORT CARD ~ 1st Quarter
- [3 Apr] Devil in a Black Suit: A Shelby Nichols Adventure by Colleen Helme ★★★★
- [3 Apr] Task It Tuesday | Blog Ahead! #taskittues
- [4 Apr] Just a Few In Death Reads… I’m an addict y’all!
- [4 Apr] Big Jack by J.D. Robb ★★★½
- [4 Apr] Divided in Death by J.D. Robb ★★★★
- [4 Apr] Visions in Death by J.D. Robb ★★★★★
- [5 Apr] Monthly Book Report ~ March was slow but my best reading month.
- [6 Apr] Friday Finds ~ Just a little something different
- [7 Apr] Berls’s #MyTBRL Voting | April 2018
- [7 Apr] My To-Be Read List ~ Aprils Voting….KU Love #MyTBRL
- [8 Apr] Sunday Post with Berls | Birthdays!
- [8 Apr] It’s beginning to look a lot like winter….wait! what?~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls | Birthdays
Just a Few… yep.. In Death Reads #Audioreview
Red Queen #Review
Berls’s My TBR List April Winner