Friday, August 10, 2012

I suppose that "streaky"...

is more like it.

I blinked my eyes and a whole week went by.

How did that happen??

I can't even tell you that much happened over the last week because not much did.  I knitted, I read, I napped, I drank coffee.  Yep.  That's pretty much it.

I did go out this morning in the deluge to go to my hair appointment.  I'd show you a picture but, truth be told, it doesn't look much different.  I wish I would have had her cut it a little shorter.  She did manage to talk me into the fancy-pants shampoo and conditioner that she used on me.  Apparently my hair is a little coarse and needs more protein.  I couldn't afford the super special serum she wanted me to buy.  Maybe next time.

I also pretty much solidified my reading list for this school year:

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

The Mysterious Benedict Society (book one) by Trenton Lee Stewart

The first three are Newberry winners and the last one is relatively new.  I wanted so badly to like The Westing Game but I found it difficult to follow.  If it is hard for me to follow then I know it will be extremely difficult for some of my students.

I also picked up The Name Of This Book Is A Secret to read to them.  This is also the first book in a series so if they like this one I'll move on to the second one.

It's hard to believe that school starts in just a few weeks.  Although the summer has felt long at times, I have really enjoyed this break.  I needed some time to relax and this has been wonderful.  I have some goals for this upcoming year, some of which I will be sharing in the next few weeks, but my number one goal (and yes, I know I have said this before), is to lose weight and be healthier.

I went into Old Navy today because I had a coupon and their jeans were on sale.  When I realized, though, that in order to be comfortable in my jeans I would have to go up yet ANOTHER size, I put the jeans back and determined that I was, once and for all, tired of being overweight.  I don't care if I waste the coupon, I don't care if the jeans were on sale.  I am NOT buying a larger pant/jean size.  I didn't even want to look in the mirror when I was getting my hair cut because I felt like my face looked so fat.  I know what to do.  I know how to do it.  I just need to be determined enough to actually DO it.  I will do my best to give you progress reports on a weekly basis.  Perhaps that will help me be a little more accountable.  I am hoping to lose about thirty pounds before Christmas.  It won't be enough, just a drop in the bucket, but it will be a start.

Have a happy Friday and a WONDERFUL weekend!


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