Happy Friday, everyone! It’s a happy one indeed! I’m getting out of work early today (1:00) since I worked last weekend and will be going to lunch with Jerry and Caleb. Yay! It’ll be nice since we have a big weekend planned including Caleb’s baptism on Sunday. He’ll be rocking a one-piece silk outfit, complete with fake attached vest and silk shoes. Don’t worry… pictures will be forthcoming.
ONE. I finally had a good loss this week! Since my pregnancy, my weekly losses average around 0.4 pounds (hey, I’ll take it), BUT I lost 1.2 pounds this week! WOOHOO! I’m now down 26 pounds total from my pregnancy. I’ve got 40-50 to go still to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but I’m proud of that number so far. I exercised A LOT last week (a couple runs, a couple walks with friends and Caleb on the canal), so clearly I need to keep that up if I want to keep up with the big losses.
TWO. My first Mother’s Day was really nice. As soon as I woke up, Jerry brought a beautiful bouquet and heartfelt card to me in bed. Then, we had breakfast pizza with my family, followed by Jerry taking me shopping at my favorite craft/antique co-op to pick out some primitive decor, which I’m obsessed with. It was a special treat for me since we don’t have a lot of extra money for me to do that anymore. I also picked out a few running t-shirts the day before at Wal-mart. After shopping, Jerry watched the baby while I took a nap and then he cooked me my favorite dinner (alfredo) while we watched some “Impractical Jokers.” I loved spending the day with my two best guys. For my own mother’s gift, we planned a big surprise. In March, we took Caleb and my nephew Nico to get a little photo shoot done. It was an ordeal that we had to keep secret for months! They had matching shirts, we made prints, a photo album, etc.
THREE. My aunt and I saw the musical “Kinky Boots” on Tuesday and it was AMAZING! It’s definitely up there in my top three now (“Rent” will always be my number one, followed by “Wicked”). Like my other two favorites, it’s the kind of musical that can make you laugh AND cry. I’m noticing that pattern there amongst my favorites… both funny and touching.
FOUR. I received my first ever paycheck from writing this week so that makes me feel like a legit writer now, though I’ve been writing since I was old enough to. I’ll share more details and links once my writing goes live, but I was thrilled to sign an awesome freelance writing contract a little while back, and hope this will open up even more opportunities for me in my writing career. If you have any freelancing tips or tricks, like where to find work, please send them my way!
FIVE. When I was pregnant with Caleb last summer, we saw a Zac Brown tribute band who was AWESOME! They had a show this weekend at a local festival so we decided to go so
Caleb I could hear them again. We left after three songs though because it started to pour. So that was a bummer, but we went to Insomnia Cookies on our way home which definitely made up for it. Yup, starting my blog post with weight loss and ending it with cookies… warm, delicious cookies. That’s just how I roll, friends. That’s just how I roll.