Daybook: September 14th


Outside my window: It’s 70-something with a high in the mid eighties. We’ve had pretty hot weather lately. We took the kiddos to an apple orchard this weekend and it was roasting hot. Brutal. If Satan owned an apple orchard I wouldn’t be surprised. Hot. We’re hiding inside with the AC today though I may try to talk myself into a walk tonight.

I am hearing: Curious George (the movie) – I think this is the first time we’ve put in a movie that wasn’t Peter Pan in at least a week. Guess what movie I’m planning to get MM for Christmas? I’ve got to return it to Netflix at some point!

I am thinking: of ways to invigorate my “dieting” efforts – getting back into a regular workout routine and really kick our eating habits into high gear, within reason. Really just a few subtle changes to make what we’re doing well even better? And yeah, the exercise. About once a week right now I take a 2-3 mile walk with Dan and the kids which is awesome but it’s basically the only exercise I get. That needs to change.

I am hoping: that things go well at the Dentist tomorrow – just checking out how the stitches look, how everything is healing, etc. but you know where there’s me at the dentist, there’s anxiety. I’m sure it will be fine but until then… I worry needlessly. :OP It’s just my way.

I am reading: still with the Baby Fat Diet. I think I’m about 2/3rds through it but things are slowing down on my end. I’m anxious to move onto something else so hopefully I finish it soon. I’m prepping a list of books for the Fall Into Reading Challenge, all the while thinking, “Boy I’m crazy…” My list has 14 books on it and I know that with the current state of my reading habits I’m only likely to get through maybe three of them. Ouch.

I am creating: a few new habits for myself, like journaling every day – I just cracked open a new journal three days ago after reading a lot about the benefits of just journaling lately… I’m doing this specifically. My three goals are: “In one year… I will have lost at least 20 pounds. In five years, I will own my own home (that one might be a stretch, but it is my goal). In ten years, I will be a domestic goddess.” I really struggled with that last one because after losing this weight and getting a house, there isn’t much goal stuff left – it’s mostly little things I’d like to do better or do more of but I noticed most of them were domestic in nature. Basically I want to be that mom, or at least closer to her. If journaling can get me there, awesome.

I am wearing: black leggings and a blue, green and tan striped shirt – technically pajamas but I think it looks cute and it’s comfortable. Though I’ll probably change if I feel the crazy need to leave the house today.

In the kitchen:

  • Monday: BBQ Chicken (made with local apple orchard’s Apple BBQ Sauce) with mashed sweet potatoes and veggies
  • Tuesday: Fettucini Alfredo with grilled chicken and broccoli
  • Wednesday: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Macaroni & Cheese
  • Thursday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Friday: Salmon with Rice, Black Beans and Veggies

Around the house: The usual – laundry, laundry, laundry. It never ends. I’m probably just ignoring everything else but I’ll play the New Baby Card and ignore that fact, too.

Plans for the week: dentist tomorrow and honestly that’s about it, apart from my goals to work on our diet and exercise routines

A few of my favorite things: eating more fresh fruit and veggies – I’m trying to get at least one in every meal these days and loving it. Also – I picked up the latest Weight Watchers magazine yesterday. I’ve never read it before, but I have to admit, I’m really enjoying it. Thanks to Serendipity for recommending it!

A picture video thought:

MM and I have taken to watching Ellen together after his naps during the week and he gets so into it – love that! This is him singing to the theme song at the beginning of the show… “Give a little love today…” then he’s imitating her saying hi to the audience and the audience cheering and clapping. So cute!


  1. I’m feeling like De ja vu did you post this video already or am I really deliriously sick? 🙂
    I would love to check out an apple orchard but its not too common here in OK. That BBQ sauce sounds awesome!


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