Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Random Rambling Tuesday

I went back to work yesterday – I don’t think my body/mind was ready for the shock!

I have so much work to do I’m not sure where to start. You know that feeling that no matter where you start you feel like you’ll never finish it? That’s how I feel. And everyone feels that their work is the most urgent and they want it done by no later than the end of the week!

The upstairs of our house is looking like an episode out of hoarders.  I started switching the kid’s rooms around and then decided that while I was doing that I might as well sort out their clothes and books and toys.   Well, I have one room that is looking great and three rooms that look like a bomb exploded in them.  And as much as I would like to just ignore it and avoid the upstairs completely (cept to go shower) I can’t. The kids will be back before I know it and they need a place to sleep.

Speaking about the kids, they are being spoilt rotten!  Cat does not want to come home. Tiger would like to come home but I think he’s cousins have other ideas about this.  According to my mother-in-law Josh & Jude follow him around like two little shadows. Josh is insisting that everyone call him Tiger and he only wants to wear Tiger’s clothes.

I think they are going to be in for quite a shock when they come back home and have to ‘learn to live with the law again’.  I’m missing them loads though and can’t wait for them to come home.

The one thing that I did do while hanging out at home was pick up weight. In fact it’s now gotten to that point where I hate getting dressed in the morning cause I’m having a hard time pulling on my ‘fat’ jeans. Not good. So I’ve decided to make some changes. I’m going to try my best to avoid sugar for the next 21 days.  Also, I want to avoid eating carbs at dinner time. I’ve also replaced my usual breakfast muffin or croissant with a green smoothie.  By doing this for 21 days I think I may just have a manageable goal in mind.

It’s going to be hard! I have such a sweet tooth and love bread! But I have to do something.
Yesterday, day 1 I even managed to resist the chocolate brownie cake my friend Kim left at our house on Sunday. Even when Himself offered me ½ of his piece.

Right, I better stop blogging & get back to this mountain of work.

PS. in case you are interested I found some great green smoothie recipes on Pinterest.
I sort of make up my own by looking a several and they are really filling.

PSS. I'm also linking up with Talk to us Tuesday, check them out:

Seriously Shawn


  1. I am so with you on the weight complaints. I am disgusted with myself but yet my energy level sucks when it comes to exercise. I need to see these green smoothies you posted. I might want to join in on that. hope your second day back is going well!

  2. Funny, I try to get my carbs in earlier in the day then taper off as it goes on. I have a larger lunch and smallish dinner. Works for me!

  3. I hate that feeling when you have so much to do that you'll start one project, get sidetracked and start another and then you have like 10 half finished projects with no end in sight. I find that if I make a list in the order of things I need to get done it gets a bit easier. But I'm a scatterbrain and I'm scared if I don't write things down that I'll forget. I should try green smoothies in the morning.

  4. yum green smoothie point me inthe direction

  5. I have that feeling about housework right about now, and am really dreading starting it!
    My whole house looks like a twister went through it, even though our family garage sale was a couple weekends ago we have been so busy that I haven't been able to get everything organized and put away. Ugh. I need a maid! :D
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  6. I moved my office upstairs and since then I've been going up there to "work" less and less. My family is happy but I miss blogging and Scrapbooking!

    My oldest comes home Friday, she's been gone almost 3 weeks. I miss her and am ready to love on her but I am so not ready to deal with the fighting that will come with the girls being together again!

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  7. Good luck losing weight. I don't think I could cut out sugar.

  8. I would be better at exercising if it wasn't so hot! It is hard to keep motivated when it is warm enough to make an omlet on the sidewalk. Good luck to you!

  9. I went back to work after summer vacation this week and your 1st 2 paragraphs really sum it up! There is just not enough of me to go around!

  10. My house could be an episode of hoarders! Could you come fix mine too!

  11. Good luck on the weight loss. I really need to get motivated and lose some of this fat.

  12. I am with you on the weight gain! And I have the same issue of not being able to deny sugar/card cravings. I keep telling myself it is only five pounds...it should not be this difficult to lose, but it is! Good luck to you - hopefully in 21 days you will be back in the skinny jeans!