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Conversation #84: WW Update and more

First, I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day.  My husband plays in our community band so I went to see him at an outdoor concert, and it was full of patriotic music and people.  It was a great time!  This time of year (with the 4th of July and Veterans Day to follow) always make me wish I had the courage to serve my country, and I am always so humbled by those that do.  I have read many military wives' blogs over the years, and I thank you for the sacrifice of your spouse to protect the rest of us.  I am in awe of all service people and their families.  THANK YOU!!!

Because of those that serve and protect us, we can all write about whatever silly thing we want to on these blogs we have.  It is hard to think that maybe we couldn't - I'm glad for that freedom!

So onto my WeightWatchers update for the week (a little sooner than usual!): I lost 3 pounds last week!  I am so excited about that.  I tried to work really hard this last week and really sticking to my points a…

Conversation #83: So what do you call a thumb that is neither black nor green?

*First, real quick, my WeightWatchers update again was nonexistent on Monday.  That is probably because I had no loss and no gain.  I think I was still recovering from vacation, but I feel much better this week!

Okay, onto the real post.  What I mean by the title is that I don't kill plants anymore (I used to), but now I can't get them too bloom.  I have lovely green growing bushes with no flowers :(  I'm trying to be better with the fertilizer so I hope that helps, but I just want some pretty color in my front yard. 

Also, my garden is actually looking pretty good this year!  I feel like every year I have some crop that doesn't do well.  This year it is the spinach and lettuce.  However, I can plant those again in the fall.  I do have some nice tomatoes, strawberries, blackberries, onions, peas, green beans, cucumbers, and many herbs taking off.  My pepper plants aren't doing as well as years past, but they are still growing.  I'm so excited to be able to &qu…

Conversation #82: A really really reallly late update

Late updates seem to be the norm with me lately.  I actually have a lot of things I want to blog about, and some posts even started, but I just can't seem to find time to sit down and do it very often.  All in good time, I guess. 

I do have one excuse, though.  Last week, my wonderful parents came down so we could go on vacation in the beautiful hill country of Texas.  You should really visit if you haven't been there.  I don't think most people realize how many different landscapes there are in Texas, and the hill country is one of my favorites!  Pictures to come - I took a lot, especially of the deer.

So that is the main reason I didn't do a WW updated last week.  It would have been a good report: lost another pound to make my total loss 10 pounds.  Then we went on vactaion an my husband wanted to visit every bakery in every small town in the area.  See, I had been doing well because I was keeping myself out of temptation zones as much as possible, but put this gir…

Conversation #81: I really wanted to post, but...

I couldn't think of anything worthy to say the last couple of days. Sad, I know. I thought of something in the car the other day, but alas I didn't right it down and the thought has not returned.

I am going to share though that I have decided to join in Kim's (at Anthroholic) shopping ban/shop your closet challenge. I think I recently realized I was getting a little crazy with my shopping again (I just can't turn down a good deal) and I have a couple of upcoming weddings that I should save for instead. I have recently purchased a few new things that will more than get me through the summer. My only "cheat" will probably not really be a cheat at all - I ordered something before the ban that got to my house last night that didn't fit. I'll probably exchange, but hopefully that is all. It has been hard to delete the Cinco de mayo deals I have gotten in my inbox, but so far I have lasted!

If you want to join, hop on over to her blog and let her know! Happy…

Conversation #80: A weight watchers update on Monday!

I'm am super overwhelmed and stressed right now thinking about work, so I figured I might as well use my break/lunch time to share something good and maybe dump my worries hear to get them out of my head.

First though, I was super excited because I lost 3 pounds this week!  I know you are only supposed to lose 1-2, and I didn't mean to lose 3, but it just happened.  I ate my points everyday, but I did start working out more this week.  We'll see how this week goes, but I think for now I'm okay with the 3 versus 2 pounds.  I think as long as it isn't a regular occurrence I'm okay.  I didn't use a lot of my extra weekly points last week so I'm thinking maybe that is why I lost more???

Now onto the brain dump - I need May to be over.  I try to never wish life away, but I don't do well with anticipated stress.  You know, the kind of stress you get because there are things looming in the distance you don't want to do and you have to.  I honestly kind…