This morning I got up really excited to start my day. I’ve been following the Flat Belly Diet for three weeks and today was my weigh in day. I thought I would get on the scales and finally my weight would be below a certain dreadful number. It wasn’t. For all my dieting and exercising, I lost a whole 0.4 lbs. Dammit! So, that’s one thing that happened this week: I discovered that my plan to get back to the weight I want to be at isn’t working and, at this rate, it would take me 75 weeks to get to my goal weight. How inspiring!
Better things happened this week too. Michael, my 19-year-old, got his first real job. He’s working as a welder at an aerospace company. It’s a different kind of welding than he’s certified in but they’re willing to train him and work around his school schedule for his last quarter at Everett Community College. We’re proud of him. He decided what he wanted do and he did it! Some people act like we’re bad parents for not making him go to a four year college but Michael wanted to work with his hands and welding is a good, stable career that a person can make a really good living from.
We also celebrated Smarty’s one year anniversary with us. Wednesday the 23rd, which is coincidentally also National Puppy Day, marks the one year anniversary of the day I drove to the Everett Animal Shelter, saw Smarty laying in his cubicle looking sad and immediately did the paperwork to make him ours. He’s brought us so much happiness in the last year and we’ve done our best to make him happy too. We do need to take him to the water more though. Being a lab, he loves to wallow in water!
Let’s see, what else happened this week?
It rained a lot.
Daniel said my bullet journal was cool. Quite a compliment from a 16-year-old boy!
It rained more.
Daniel finished Driver’s Ed. No more driving to and from the high school during the evening commute traffic. Yay!
I let Daniel drive over to Target and back and it wasn’t too terribly scary. Still, I’m hoping Don will do the freeway drives!
It’s raining again, I think. But you know what they say: March showers bring April…landslides? 🙂