Wow. It has been a long time since I have written. I could come up with any number of excuses...I have been working on my Masters...I have moved - twice...I have been teaching...I have been lazy... The list goes on, and really, it is all true. I promise to catch you up on everything later. The important thing here is that we are back. Yippee!
I have been on a healthy kick recently - yes, I admit it has only been in my head, but hey it's a start, right?? I started by joining Curves and actually going there a few times each week. This has been surprisingly pleasant and I find that I try to come up with excuses not to go much less frequently than I ever have tried to avoid exercise before. I hope it becomes a habit for me, like napping and eating late at night.
Abs starts first grade tomorrow. I. am. not. ready. for. this. I have been driving my mother crazy with all of the preparations, but being the good sport that she is, she was steadfastly ironing a weeks' worth of pink, glittery, ruffly outfits today. Good woman, that one - and she's mine, all mine!
I ordered Abs a thermal lunch tote from Thirty One - love them! And I packed her first lunch of the school year tonight. I am going to be honest here and say that this is inspired by Pinterest, but I have made a few alterations for my girl.
The lunch contains, clockwise from top left:
chocolate Teddy Grahams
diced, dried plums
turkey pepperoni curled around whipped Philadelphia cream cheese
apple juice (sugar free)
oatmeal raisin cookie
Ritz cheese crackers
Snackwell yogurt covered pretzels
a love note (found at It's Written On the Wall)
Overboard? Maybe. And I know she won't eat it all. But she will have choices, and for the most part, they are healthy ones.
I am going to try to post these lunches, but I make no promises, people. I have naps to take!!
Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.