Unexpected Surprises

I got two unexpected surprises yesterday. Last night my darling Hubby was able to spend the night at home. It happened to work out that he was in the general area on his way between Wisconsin and Texas. The girls were excited to see their Daddy for a little while this morning. It was nice, particularly because I sleep so much better when the Hubs is home.

I also received my very first Mother’s Day gift of the year. My Mom is so good to me.


My Mom discovered Cristille’s Creations via Facebook. It’s so pretty. It doesn’t exactly go with my purple shirt, but it’s lovely. I had to put it on as soon as I got the package open, and then of course I called my Mom.

On another note, I am happy to report that I’ve managed to log my food & exercise fully for the last two days. I’ve managed to accomplish this by planning my food for the day first thing. Then all I have to do is reference the app on my phone and whammo, I have all my all my foods and the calorie count for the day. Believe it or not, yesterday, I found it hard to eat all of my calories. It’s amazing when you are eating nutrient dense, low-calorie foods, how much more you can eat. For today, since I’m making chili for supper, I even plugged in my recipe and figured out how many calories it would be per serving. I’m a little worried about the weekend, since I try to cram in all the home cooked meals the hubby misses during the week by making a bigger breakfast and dinner. I think I may need to plan my weekend food tomorrow. I guess I’m just going to have to be diligent. You know what they say, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Until next time…

P.S. I know that I often have no qualms about jumping on my soapbox discussing difficult or controversial topics. I am purposely keeping mum about the whole Boston Marathon bombing, because I don’t think I can be impartial. I guess it’s a good thing I won’t be asked to be on this man’s jury. I am struggling with entirely too much anxiety over the whole thing. Any time anything like this happens, or appears to have happened, I flash back to the fear and anxiety of the  first few days and weeks after 9/11. I am choosing to keep myself distracted, and not allowing myself to dwell on these events. I have been doing all I can not to thing about, not to hear about, not to watch the bulk of the coverage, not to read Facebook posts….so, for now, I am choosing not to share my thoughts and feelings about this horrible crime.

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