October 4, 2013

Roses and thorns

The scale didn't budge this week. Like, almost at all. Maintained to the ounce every day except yesterday, when it was up .2, but it was back down today. This, plus other reasons, is why I'm committing to be active this month. I started October 4 pounds lighter than I started September, I'd like to see a slightly better loss when we November. It'd be really nice to re-achieve my 100 pound loss by my birthday in late November! Just 11 more pounds.

It's been a busy week of giving exams, grading them, giving oral midterms, and then grading those. And I'm not even half done with the grading! It'll be a busy weekend for sure, but I know we'll make time to have a little fun, too.

We're trying to limit excess spending since we're on a single income, but every weekend we make it a point to go mini golfing. I hadn't gone in about 20 years before we started going a few weeks ago, and we love it. We live in the mini golf capitol of the world, so there are tons of courses everywhere with all different themes, and since we're local, a lot of the places give discounts. We are thinking about trying every mini golf place in the area - we started a little review blog of the places, if anyone's interested. It's a fun project for Matt to work on while I'm at work and Noah is napping.

Speaking of Noah and blogs, I've decided not to renew my domain for Kosher Lasagna. Now that I'm working full-time again, on top of being a mom and a wife and a million other things, I'm struggling just to update this blog more than once a week. I rarely update Kosher Lasagna at all, just monthly updates on Noah. It's tough, because I have a lot of thoughts about religion and spirituality and parenting and all that, I just don't have the time right now. And the domain isn't expensive - $10 a year - but still, if I'm not using it, it's a waste. I'll convert it back to http://kosherlasagna.blogspot.com and keep using it, but I can't guarantee it'll be anything more than it is right now, at least not for a little while. Just too much on my plate these days.

It seems like all of my students have colds. I really, really, really hope I don't get sick.

I have a few big thoughts to get off my chest, but right now, I'm writing quickly between classes (still have one more oral midterm to give!), and I've got lesson plans to make for Monday. Busy, busy, busy! But - I'm teaching, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

What about you? How was your week? What are your weekend plans?


CJN said...

I hope you achieve your goal this month! I've just come off a plateau this week! Three weeks of September I stayed put . Best luck for October :)

The Fat Foreigner said...

God, students are deadly for that. The amount of times I've seen a 4 year old with the sniffles and known 'right, that's the end of me'. I love them but they're such snot buckets!

Unknown said...

You'll get there!