Monday, August 22, 2016

Back in the Saddle Again

Yesterday was a laundry day, grass mowing day, and normalizing day. I'm trying to read up on my blogger friends and watch YouTube as well. Pup is sure happy to have us home and is showing it by lounging in whatever room he has the best view/awareness of us. DD1 used the washer and dryer Saturday night and hit the road back to Wisconsin about 6:00 so she would have a full day in her own place. Of all of us that need to rejuvenate after time with extended family, she needs it the most. I doubt we'll see her until the end of September when she comes home for her sisters confirmation. DH went with his brother to pick up his dog, and his mom road along as well as they wanted to swing by the cabin for a progress check. Yes, before you ask, I was slightly annoyed, as we have so much that needs to get done here. 

Apparently how I pack and DH pack up before going home from trips is different. I take things out, clean out things not needed, and repack. DH doesn't. I found DS's sweatshirt in DH's back pack. (He apparently packs like his dad and was only worried about his camera gear anyway.) I have a few other things I want to send him, so that will go in the box. 

We have two full weeks of summer schedule left, plus DD2 doesn't start school until September 7th. We need to fit in school supply shopping yet, and get some more driving lessons in. I am not checking messages until I get to work, but am going in earlier by an hour to get a head start. The days on the calendar keep going by; life moves back to a rhythm, and I need to get focused back on my own goals and health. Despite walking everywhere, going for fruits and vegetables and avoiding the never ending ice cream supply, I weighed in at 7 pounds more than before leaving on the trip. How is that much weight gain even possible? August 22 feels right for some good changes to my laziness this summer. Produce in the farmers markets and roadside stands is plentiful. If we can get through the last of the heat spells, I'll be outside more often as we move closer to fall; outside moving, outside not eating food!

The Minnesota state fair starts this week, adding parking stress near work. We won't be going, but I'm planning a day at the Renaissance Festival again, but probably the last weekend it runs. Anyone have any great plans yet before fall? Anyone else have plans to put seven pounds on in a week before summer runs out?  No? Good-send me some motivation.

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6 comments:

  1. Getting back in the swing of life is never easy. I had a hard time readjusting after I dropped DJ off.
    We haven't gone to the state fair in years. We used to go to the WI one because it was closer but there were riots so we haven't gone back. Being caught in a massive fight for a corn dog isn't for me.

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    1. I suck at post vacay integration! Eww-I would not like to be part of a brawl. I will share parking with rowdy fair goers for two weeks though.

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  2. I have definitely gained that much on a vacation, so I'm not help! :-) Good luck getting back into life.

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    1. Ate mostly fruit on Monday at work, then hit the potato chips at night-not great. I will look ofr a more maintainable approach.

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  3. We love Renaissance fairs!!! Haven't been to one since Meri was little tho.

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    1. DD2 wants to be in full dress this year, so need to start looking at sal army or Goodwill for something peasanty.

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