Here we are, on Spring Break! Yay!!
I slept in until 7:30am. That for me is at least 2 hours later than normal. It felt so so good!
The Weight Loss Challenge has been going ok. In fact, there's even a new picture. :)
In this one, I am wearing a size 16 top and 18/20 skirt. I found that top on clearance for $3! The skirt hubby purchased for me in January when I first hit the 20.
As compared to this one at 34/36.
A week or so ago I tried on a 16/18 maxi skirt, and it fit. I didn't buy it as it was rather light weight and you could see through it, but it boosted my day to see it fitting. Then tried on some jeans I have at home in a size 20. They were unforgiving, but they fit.
It's been pretty busy here, with seems like appointments and demands on time picking up. My work hours went down to one day a week, which I'm ok with, and so my personal housekeeping hours went up, and now it's time to start working outside with gardening and planting and such. Since this is Spring Break week, I plan on working inside the house, dusting and washing and doing a decent scrub down while kids are off visiting non-custodial parents. I need to paint one wall of the oldest child's room as well to touch up the white and cover the black shoe marks he puts on there.
The weather has warmed up nicely and it's hard to stay inside to do anything! The windows have been popped open (and dust accumulating) and fresh air has made it so much nicer inside. Granted the air doesn't smell so lovely, with the back yard having a sewer problem for a while--we had our own lagoon and the city folks were not thrilled with it showing up from nowhere, but it has been tended to this weekend and mostly finished (finishes up today from what we're told). During this time we had to air out the house from a gas line rupture during the digging process, but in that airing out process one of the windows I wasn't able to get open last year for it being painted shut was opened, so now a breeze out of the west can come in. My south facing windows already open, so in the warm months we get a beautiful southerly breeze. I'm looking forward to the smell of floral cleaners inside the house, and washing down walls and shelves and chasing down dust bunnies and sending them to dust bunny heaven. I'm hoping to have hubby shimmy up the ladder and pull down curtains so I can wash them as well.
When that's done, I have a lettuce plot to dig up and get planted, as well as pots to get going with herbs and flowers. I'm looking forward to getting a fresh cut bowl of lettuce from the yard and serving it up for meal time! Then we need to get to tilling on the garden spot at hubby's dad's house to prepare for planting. It's been tilled since January, but you can't have it too ready can you? :) I have bulbs to transplant, and with the workers digging up the back yard, they did some of the work for me. I'm going to transplant into some of the areas they dug up, and start a whole new flower plot and let the perennials take over. There's irises here, and I believe we'll have some tiger lilies to put in as well, so it'll be a colorful plot.
It's so much nicer out now, the grass is turning green, the highs are above freezing-today it is to be 75 to 80, and it has been 80 this past week for a day or two. The moisture has been rain instead of ice or snow. Granted tornado season starts soon, I can live with that.
Life has gotten rather busy with the changing of seasons and kid's needs and hubby's parents' needs. But a busy life is good, no boredom to speak of! Between exercise, working inside the house and housekeeping for others, chasing the family, and so on, sleep comes very easy and the alarm too soon.
You all have a great week! I've missed you all!
Shared at: Darling Downs Diaries, Soul Survival, What Joy Is Mine, Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth
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