Hello, hello, hello!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by ... feels like I've been gone a week! Board has been super-slow, even at night, so posting took longer than I had patience for.
Retirement party was a huge success ... good food, good gifts, and just enough people. Egg dish was loved (and eaten) by all, so no leftovers. I kept it strictly beachy and then worked on my room. Afternoon inservice was, as predicted, a complete waste of time, but I got done all the grades/report cards/gradebook/paperwork, etc. Just realized, however, that I need to move anything on the computer hard drives that needs keeping as they are ghosting all the machines this summer. Maybe I'll stop by tomorrow to do that.
Today has been, thus far, a most excellent day! Weighed in at 147 this morning, so had high hopes for the check-up weigh-in. Colored my hair, showered, ate breakfast, got the kids ready and dropped them at the sitter's house, then had my haircut appointment. Back home, got the dog and her, um, sample, and took her to the vet. Minimal monetary damage, she's super-healthy, and we just need to keep doing what we're doing! Back home, had a snack, then left to hit the consignment shop before my appointment - I need shorts, and am looking for a dress for a party we're going to on Saturday - outside - at Island Fest. NSV - found a really cute J Crew dress (size 4) on the rack ... laughed, then picked it up, figuring I'd at least try it on. Tried it on. It fits like it was tailored for me. No sucking in my tummy, nothing - just, fits! I literally had tears in my eyes. May have to take a picture.
Appointment was, as usual, totally great - I have the best nurse-midwife on the planet! She just acts like you made her day just by showing up, and then proceeds to boost you up with praise for all the things you're doing right. She commented on my weight/shape immediately, then asked lots of detailed questions about what I was doing. It was a great visit, and now I'm getting my thyroid tested and my first mammogram. Can I get a woohoo? Didn't really think so. S'okay - good to have data to compare in later years.
Oh, and the official weigh-in at the office? Fully clothed and after breakfast and a substantial snack, plus two quarts of water? 146.8!
So that's it! I'm off to collect the kids, then home for dinner, then to DS#1's baseball game. Tomorrow I'm at church for a "listening" workshop - should be really interesting! That's from 9-4pm, so that's my day. Thursday is the first true vacation day - no clue what we'll do, as the possibilities are endless! Probably clean, as my MIL is coming up form Ohio that day or Friday.
Once again, I'll try to play catch-up later once I have more time and the board is running a bit faster. I miss chatting with you all, but know you're always in the back of my mind, like a little Greek chorus, keeping me company as I move through the day. Big hugs to you all, and thanks for all your encouraging words!
Vita brevis ... carpe diem!