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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