And the even better news?
I only have to work Tuesday and Wednesday next week at my lamesauce office gig because Thursday and Friday the family I babysit for needs me! Shorter days, for more pay and soaking up sun at the beach with my favorite little ladies? In a heartbeat.
So, remember my Summer Wish List? I've been knocking things off of that left and right! For example, last night I donated blood:
I've donated before, but not since I was in high school, about 8 years ago. The second time I donated I passed out and my mother forbid me to ever do it again (my iron was really low, they tested it twice to pass me through but they probably shouldn't have). But na, na, na, na. I did it and it was a success - and everything I remembered it to be. I would've liked more pictures and to be honest and I'm sure the people with the Red Cross would've been more than happy to help me out with that, but I felt it would've been a little weird asking for a pic of myself on the table, hah Maybe next time. Check this right off that list!
I was excited to see a package waiting for me when I got home last night! Jenn had some harsh events happen in her life which delayed my Flip Flop Exchange package. To be honest, I would've rather heard that she forgot or just didn't want to do it over all the bad news/events that she had gotten. Also, can you believe she hasn't opened up my package yet?! That's self control! Either way I still hope it lifts her spirits and she enjoys it. Below is what she sent to me:
How cute are those flippies? Classy and simple, my favorite combo. And her gift from FL? Beach sand and shells, a portable beach! Would you believe I actually smelled it to see if I could smell fresh ocean air? I totally did. We have brown lake sand here, not gorgeous white ocean sand.
Modeling my new flippies AND the green polish:
So my legs are really white and I have really fat feet so I don't rock them as well as your average fashionista, but I love them! You can't really tell, but there are sparkles around the silver rings, making them even more fabulous. Cross two more things off that list (participate in a swap, paint my toes green or yellow)! Thanks Jenn!!
Last thing on my summer list that I completed this week was making some pasta salad. I did take a picture of it, but it's really nothing to get excited over, I keep it really simple, pasta, zesty italian dressing, cheese, pepperoni and onions. No olives or tomatoes please. I used it as an opportunity to try Ronzoni's Quick Cook Pasta which is supposed to cook in 3 minutes. I'd say it lived up to it's claim, but it takes forever for water to boil on my stove so it still took forever to cook.
So I have to confess...
I haven't exercised at all this week.
I'd come home and I'd take a nap. Then after my nap I'd go visit the boy, or he came over to fix my bike or I'd just get up and change to go back to bed. I don't really have an excuse for it. I was supposed to start week 3 of C25K back on Monday, I'll be starting it tonight. Oops.
With that said, my bike is practically fixed. I accidentally got one wrong sized tube (duh, I don't pay attention to anything) so I have to exchange that and take care of the front tire and then I'll be back on that. I'm thinking tonight I'll take care of it, after my run of course.
I'm a slacker, and right now I really don't care. Without caring, I'm not going to get anywhere so I've stopped worrying about it for now. Eventually I'll get the motivation to lose the last 20 pounds and I'll do it, for now I'm just enjoying summer and I have actually been maintaining, so I'll take it.
Agenda for the weekend:
Saturday is going to be Harry Potter day! HARDCORE! The boy and I are going to be doing a full blown marathon of all the movies to date, thanks to a couple of the guys at work who compiled their collection for us. He's only seen the first 2 and wants to see how the story plays out, and I haven't seen 4 and on any other time aside from my theater visit so it'll be nice to catch up again before the final release.
It's hard to believe it's all over with. And boy, what a lucky break for everyone involved.
Monday I'm looking to do a possible firetower hike and Sunday is still wide open. The good news is my favorite fireworks are going to be on Sunday, so perhaps I'll be getting to see those.
I'm almost sure that I'll be squeezing in a bike ride and/or other super fun activities, the weather is due to be GORGEOUS!
The Fourth of July is one of my most favorite holidays. I love the red, white and blues, I love the BBQs and I especially love the fireworks. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday!
What's YOUR favorite part of the Fourth of July?