I took the weekend off of blogging and texting (for the most part). With several things in my life/family up in the air, I just needed a break. Turns out texting is semi necessary to my actually having a life on the weekends so I broke it a few times, but I felt my phone at home while I spent time in the gym, and left it on silent while I ran errands and went shopping. It was a welcomed break from being too available.
I'm plowing through my 7th book of 2012 as I work towards 50 by the end of the year. I'm currently reading:
I bought this book at Big Lots. No joke. I had just gotten back from New York City where I ate Serendipity and the title/cover grabbed my eye. I bought it for all of 2 dollars and it went into that inevitable stack of 'to read' books that we all have stashed beside our beds or somewhere in our homes screaming 'you said you were going to read us'. Yeah, that stack. I think I previously mentioned I was going to try'n tackle a few of those so I could yard sale them in Feb. I'm 230 pages in and with less than 100 to go, I think it's safe to say I actually like this book. I thought it sounded a little dark for me, but it's been really entertaining and kept my attention this weekend. I would be willing to bet I'll finish it in the next day or two.
I had coffee outside in the beautiful 70s weather with my bestie on Saturday morning. Man, the South Tampa Starbucks is quite the place for people watching (read: outfit judging). One of my sweet friends, Jon, had given me a Starbucks GC in honor of paying off my debt and being debt free (don't you just love your Dave-Ramsey-approved friends?). After a 3 part workout that morning it was fun to relax with coffee and my sweet Aubs.
My Saturday continued to go well when I went on a treasure hunt that turned up the final piece of furniture for my bedroom (well, at least for now)....
I dislike rooms that look too heavy on the furniture. I do not want to feel trapped within the furniture in a room, it make me anxious. So furnishing my room has been a slow, well thought out process of trying to keep the furniture from owning the room, but making sure it's pretty, pleasant, and functional. That chair was burried for the last 2 years under a big leather tote thing full of crap. I ditched the crap in early jan at the tote has been relocated to the living room to hold throw blankets. So the chair has resurfaced and actually looks like a chair again. Fab.
The piece with the tag on it is of course what I purchased Saturday afternoon at HomeGoods (I love HomeGoods and all it's cousins: TJMaxx, Marshalls, etc). The little drawers at the bottom are the new home of my power cords. Between my Kindle, iPad, ipods (2), iPhone, Macbook, etc...I feel like I'm swimming in power cords! So now they have a little home, out of the line of vision (but not stuffed in a bathroom drawer).
I shared previously that my goal was to lose 20 more lbs in 2012...then I changed it to 20 pounds by my trip to Haiti, in April. I'm happy to report that my week 2 weigh in put me down 3.4lbs for a total of 6.4 in 2 weeks. 13.6 to go by April. I can do this.
I was able to FaceTime with my sweet family last night, since they were all together in NC (without me, I might add) this weekend. My niece is already growing so fast. I feel so grateful that my family has gotten this time together, even if I wasn't able to make the trek (I really need a private jet, don't you think? Need!).
The countdown til my next weekend of travels is almost to the single digits: 11 days to Scottsburg. Let's be honest, the packing will probably start sometime this week.
Happy Monday morning - this girl better starting getting ready for work!