We're four days into February, and I figure 2:30PM my time is a good time to post a new thread for the month. Enjoy, ladies.
JayGee, as others before me have said: major no-ms
Geo, just wow on that reading/writing dx. Where to begin?!
MelW, wish I had some of that Zen parent in me. Nice work on the squat party. Sounds like it hurts.
sparkle, hope you enjoyed (?) not so much the headache, but the downtime it afforded you.
kerc, I am struggling with weird feelings of being "addicted" to this, that and the other...have been totally fine off the DC, but can pick it up anytime (like smoking ). And it's an expression of love in this house when dh brings me home a DC when he has been out. And it DOES have an effect on me that's not just the caffeine. I can drink tea or coffee and not get the same (weird) buzzy thing and desire for more. Don't know what that is. But iced tea with lemon and coffee afternoons are in order here.
JenLove, I'll be there in June. Don't yet know quite when, but school is out the 20th here. If I can leave early I will, but since our lease is up the 15th, we'll be moving around that time. Plan right now is to stay through September (which means we get to see AND SMELL fall!). How are the goats?
And the rest of you gorgeous mamas...
I realized I have to do something big to pull myself out of this rut. Oddly, it involves buying a blender. Today is Day One Low-Carb, and I am not anticipating an easy week, but things are (were) out of hand here.
bec, I'm looking at you, mama. I need strategies/help for getting through the hard part, the withdrawal effects of the first week or so. I've made a list of good foods to keep around and will shop accordingly (doubling up on good eggs and bringing in flax seeds, frozen berries). But my dh and kids need more carbohydrate to function well, and this means just plain willpower, stamina and commitment.
Also appealing to you GF mamas for how to just walk away when the baguette is mocking me.
So, February for me will be a month of early bedtimes (to stay away from sugar), long run/walks, and a lot more writing. I have a couple things to submit work to, which is always good for me. Hard, externally imposed deadlines seem to work.