Thursday, December 20, 2007

Day 301 - 151.8 Holding steady...

Well, I've stopped writing down anything I eat, because I'm not on plan AT ALL. But, thankfully, the scale is being very very good to me (why I act like The Scale is some kind of god is beyond me, but that's the power it has). At least for now. I'm sure there will be hell to pay before I get to December 31st.

Sophie, I am thrilled to report, has made it to school the past 2 days and is fine. She has had some dizziness in the morning, but it goes away quickly and she's enjoying herself at school. Vickie, I agree, a decongestant is in order. Actually, I think I'm going to start her on Claritin and keep her on it for a while and see what happens. There's so much allergy crap in our area that it won't hurt her either way, I'm sure.

After I finish posting, I'm headed to the gym for a run, 3 or 4 miles, we'll see how I feel about Tready after I hit 3. It's just started to rain and is windy and cold, so no outside running for me today.

Here's what's on tap for me the next few days...
Friday--finish Christmas shopping; shop for Christmas dinner stuff; run; dinner with our Church Group Friends

Saturday--laundry; clean clutter from living room; take care of kids; dinner at my mom's for My Side of the Family's Christmas

Sunday--church; nap; wrap, wrap, wrap!

Monday the 24th--more cleaning; more shopping for Christmas dinner; make stuffed chicken breasts and refrigerate for Tuesday night; church at 7 p.m.; wrap, wrap, wrap!

Christmas Day--presents; clean up the wrapping paper storm that will be our family room; get stuff ready for family dinner; bake chicken breasts (DH is grilling salmon, too); greet DH's family at 4 p.m. and serve 20 people dinner at 5 p.m.

December 26 - January 1st--I've got the kids until January 2nd (DH will probably escape to the office as much as he can for "2008 planning"). I'm sure I'll be certifiably insane by then. I'm a work-outside-the-home mom for a reason. Hopefully the little monkeys will enjoy their new toys for at least a week and it will keep them busy.

If I don't check in for a while, you'll know why. I will try to get back here and post some Christmas pictures, because I'm sure you're all just dying to see my gorgeous children with their Christmas haul. Heh.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. May your presents be lovely and your waistbands, stretchy.

10 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Let the festivities (and the wrapping marathon) begin. I'm with ya.

Have a great time!!

Jess said...

Have a joyful holiday! I like the idea of stretchy waistbands :)

Marcy said...

Whoooooaaa you're going to be one wrapping diva these next couple of days! Busy, busy, busy!

Grumpy Chair said...

I too, have so much to wrap! I can't find the time to do it when I'm alone unless it is 5:00 in the morning.

Enjoy the busy busy holiday!

We put our tree in the formal living room which is smaller than the family room. Now, I'm kicking my butt, cuz it would be more comfortable in the bigger room.

Merry Christmas!

ws said...

Have a great holiday, too, Laura. Hopefully you can find some time to relax and enjoy in between all of that wrapping...

thesassypear said...

Glad Sophie is feeling better!! Wow you are going to be super busy these next few days - be sure to take a few minutes for yourself, maybe you should buy yourself something indulgent and wrap it while you are wrapping everyone else's stuff! It will be like your own secret gift to you!! Have a great Christmas!!

Pokey said...

Sooooo glad Sophie has had a good couple days!! I am sure hoping that 2008 brings here much improvement and some ANSWERS for her mommy!!! Hang in there.

I am definitely needing some stretchy waistbands :P

Merry Christmas Laura!

Lori said...

I'm so glad Sophie is feeling better!

Have a great and wonderful Christmas. Maybe you can find some fun things to do with the kids so you don't lose your mind. ;-)

No, I'm not wearing waistbands. I want to be reminded to stop. (Either that or bring on the duct tape for over my mouth!)

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Vickie said...

LAURA - you have been gone for a week - how are things going????????