Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Leprechaun Hunt, and The Fess Up

Once a year our house is vandalized.


We wake up to find little green footprints all over the counters, the floor, even the refrigerator.  Our milk has turned green, the eggs are green and even the pancakes are green.

Throughout the day we try to catch the culprit.  Generally we don't succeed.  At least not alone.  Around twilight time we call in some recruits.  We find the trail, and then...
Thank heavens for cousins!
On top of it all, it is Keith's grandfather's birthday.  That is right, Jeffrey's father was born today many years ago.  Well, not that many, but enough that he is old enough to be a grandfather.

So, I gave him a custom clipboard.  He is a cartoonist for a newspaper so I glued a newspaper to the clipboard, cut out the cartoon he is the most proud of, and voila!  A custom clipboard for him.  I still need to add a few more finishing touches onto it, but I think he liked it.  I think it is a little plain, but I had to remember;  it is a clipboard for a guy.  They tend to like things simpler and not super cute.  At any rate, I sure enjoy making them.

In other news, I was always told a goal not written down is just a dream.  And all goals need some accountability.  And since I am being completely honest here {see my last post} I may as well continue with that process.

Today I had to run to the store.  I was out of spray paint, and I needed some to get the gift done for my father in law.  While I was out, I became embarrassed.  Why?  Because I currently weigh more than I ever have in my life.  I don't have any clothes that fit me right now, I am still wearing a lot of my maternity clothes.  Now I know that my body is recovering from being pregnant for over a year.  Yeah, it was fun.  So I am not being too hard on myself.  But, I was seriously embarrassed.  I didn't like going out and being seen.  Sad, but true.  Jeffrey and I were talking about it last week, and we decided I need a little motivation.  Since I need more and new clothes, we decided every time I lose 5 lbs I will get a new shirt, or article of clothing.  But along with goals, I need accountability.  So, from now until I get down to not being embarrassed any more, I am going to report every friday.  I will do it at the end of my post, so as not to force anyone to read it if they don't want to.  I will put down how I am doing with exercise and cutting out sweets, and smaller portions.  Because let's be honest here.  I really enjoy food.  I love the flavors and textures and smells, and when there is something I like, I just want more and more.  And when it comes to sweets there is no hope for me... unless it was contaminated with peanut butter.  I am safe then.  So, every Friday will be my fess up day.  Please help me remember.  Thanks!

And happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!
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