Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pit Stop

I decided to bump up our departure in order to allow a quick stop over across the state at my mother's house in the woods.

The Knotty Pine Jewel

Feeding the Chickens

Walking the Trails

Picking The World's Smallest Blueberries


Friday, July 24, 2009

We're Outta Here

I've made a decision.

We're leaving tomorrow.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


"You think vacation is going to be great

and then

in like 3 days you're bored with it." Kid said as I snuggled her in bed last night.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out Of Sorts

I've been feeling kind of lonely these days.

I'm surrounded by family. I have plenty of conversation. I just saw Mr F. So I haven't really been able to figure out why.

And then I was lying in bed just wanting to cry. For no particular reason.

What am I missing?

I've thought maybe it's my routine. Maybe I'm feeling so out of sorts because I'm not exercising every night (it really helps my mood).

And all of a sudden it came to me...

I miss YOU.

The back and forth. The support and friendship. The community.

I'm not really here (here on the blog that is). I just pop in every once in a while to keep things relatively up to date for you all. But I don't get the conversation.

And I miss it.

So next time I'm thinking I want to give up blogging, that I don't have the time, I'm going to try and remember how this feels.

At the end of the day I get back everything I put in and more.

And it's worth it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This Little Piggy Went On Vacation

I have definitely gained at least 5 pounds on this trip.

This morning I went to put on my shorts and I could not... ahem... fit in them.

Not good seeing as I only have a few things to wear to begin with.

I also have a big honkin' zit on my face, which... not to brag or anything... is pretty much unheard of on me.

Could it be the 2-3 sodas a day? The daily licorice? The chex mix & doritos? The evening cocktail or two? Or the huge dessert served immediately after dinner which I consume whether I am hungry or not (I'm usually not)?

I thought when I got here I'd get plenty of exercise walking up and down the beach. But lo and behold the beach is non existent this year due to the crazy impenetrable stronghold of the dune grass (illegal to pull). So most days we can't walk along it at all. Not with the huge cold front blew through bringing big waves that slap right up to the grass.

And the 30 day Shred? What of that? Well by my 2nd day of driving I had done some irreparable damage to my right knee (yes I did use cruise control... no I don't know why it happened) making it unable to bear weight once past about a 45 degree angle. I'm not kidding. It has been a serious hinderance. It has made everything from getting things off the floor to walking up the sand from the water near impossible... especially while carrying 30 pounds of toys and 30 pounds of squirmy toddler. So due to the lunges and squats and jumping I thought better of paralyzing myself and have shelved the workout until I'm pain free (I'm not).

So today as I button my shorts and then took them back off in disgust I have vowed to give up these things:

NO more soda

NO more cocktails

NO more chips, dips, snack mixes

NO more than 2 cups of coffee

NO more desserts (drastic!)


drink water ALL DAY

have a half sandwich for lunch

only ONE portioned snack before dinner

eat 1/2 my dinner at dinner & save 1/2 for later in the evening (to avoid dessert!)

walk with the girls on the road everyday

start doing the 30 day Shred (excluding the squats & lunges)
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