Hello, weekend! Another week ends and another visitor rolls into town, my brother-in-law is with us until Sunday afternoon (whee!). But the fun began before he even arrived.
First, not fun – I didn’t post yesterday because I was so tired I felt practically brainless. I made it through school, and a meeting, and a night shift at work, but when I walked out into the snow at 9pm I burst into tears and proceeded to cry the whole way home! I knew it was insane but I just couldn’t stop. On the drive I even said aloud through my tears, “you are crazy cakes, cut it out before you get pulled over.” Then I came home to the boys playing poker and I stayed up until midnight watching terrible made-for-tv movies and eating Easter candy. We have our final week of work coming up but I am going to do my damndest to catch up on sleep this next week.
Now, fun – we got to go indoor rock climbing this morning.
We were there for two hours before all four of us cried uncle. I was terrible, weak and flailing, but I loved every minute of it. I want to focus on arms for the next few months and then go back and try again.
We were near the “good” Wegmans so we stopped on the way home for lunch and grocery shopping.
Fried food abounded but I managed to put together a healthy lunch. Chicken pot stickers.
Asian style veggies, brussels sprouts, butternut squash.
Pineapple, watermelon, and grapes.
And then we shopped and I didn’t buy Ben and Jerry’s because they didn’t have the new Greek yogurt flavors and I’ve decided that next week I’m going to buy like a million flavors of B&J’s so my freezer is full of choices.
After decorating my blog with run-on sentences (see above) I decorated the apartment for Easter (see below).
I can’t wait until we live in a grown-up house and I can really decorate for holidays. The main thing holding me back now is the lack of storage space for decorations.
For dinner we broadened my brother-in-law’s horizons and took him to the Indian place. He’s a fan! Adam and I split a mango lassi.
And we had paneer pakora (fried cheese) to start.
I ate what’s shown plus another half piece with sauce.
For my main meal I ordered extra-spicy chicken vindaloo which came with rice and a side of veggies.
Here were my servings –
I also ate all of the veggies minus the potatoes and a small piece of stolen naan.
After dinner the boys dropped me off at home alone. The reason my BIL came into town this weekend was to see The Wrath of the Titans with Adam. The plan was for me to stay home and get some work done but instead I took a freezing walk and made Katie’s Chocolate Toffee Pretzels.
But the night’s not over yet; I may do some work or drink a beer or both!
Resolutions Check In: March
Um. Meh? Not a good month. But on the plus side I did identify a few things that are holding me back.
1. Workout a minimum of three times per week.
Fail. Total fail. I have an old issue with my foot that has been a problem lately and my foot hurts and it’s numb and it’s scary but really that’s no excuse. I did my typical routine of “Oh, I can’t run? Guess I better sit on my ass and do nothing.” I think, thankfully, that I can run again now though. My specific goal for April is to workout every Monday of this month. I need to get my weeks off to a better start.
2. Continue to read at least one book a month, for a minimum total of 30 books this year.
13. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Win. I wish I had read more but I fulfilled the minimum and I’m well on my way to 30 books this year. Plus I adored The Hunger Games.
3. Put the time and effort into my school work that I can be proud of each week.
Pass. I got a 98% on my stats test and I scored well above the average on my other exams. But I haven’t been working ahead as much as I’d like.
4. Continue working on being a positive person.
Pass. My specific goal was the March Back Home No Take-out Challenge. We met our goal but we only did the challenge for three weeks which isn’t all that impressive. For April – eat breakfast every day. I know how important breakfast is but lately it’s been eating lost in the shuffle. I’ll be happier and healthier if I at least shove half a Lara Bar into my backpack.