Sunday is a golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only 11 days to go – after today – til the end of NaBloPoMo. I won’t lie, this is hard work. But it’s been nice getting back into the habit of writing again.
Today was a good day. My mom was here overnight with her Little Sister. They spent the day in D.C. yesterday and met us for dinner last night. This morning we all went to breakfast, and then they headed back into the District to go to the aquarium. I went to the pool and swam laps and then laid out for a while. On the way to the pool, I saw a little boy, no more than four, running crazily down the sidewalk laughing, and he was wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt. Made me smile.
After, I came home and watched the end of the British Open with David – what a heartbreaker for Tom Watson. Then the Tigers game was on, so we watched that, though I fell asleep for a bit towards the end. The Tigers fell to the Evil Empire while I napped. Boo. By the time I woke up, it was nearly time for the Braves game, but I had to go grocery shopping, so David paused the game for me (ahh, the magic of TiVo). Worked out well for him, since he was in the middle of a golf game on Wii.
I went to the store and stocked up on lots of goodies. I’m really trying to get myself back under control food-wise, so I bought plenty of fruits and veggies and stuff to make and freeze for lunches during the week. When I got home, I started cooking three meals at once – two for lunches, and our dinner for tonight. It was a little crazy there for a while, but I managed to get everything done, and the last dish is in the oven as we speak. It makes me feel good to know that I’ve made it possible for me to be successful this week by planning ahead and taking the time to get things prepared. I’ve been wildly off program as far as Weight Watchers in concerned over the last year (which may be the subject of its own post here soon), so I’m trying to slowly get myself back into the right mindset.
We had dinner – pork chops a la Emeril, one of our favorites – and a salad with fresh cucumber from our balcony garden. Yum. Now we’re relaxing, finishing up Season 3 of the Sopranos (we broke down and bought the complete season a few weeks ago at CostCo – we had a coupon for $50 off!). All in all, a nice end to a nice, relaxing weekend.