It seems like nothing interesting has been going on lately, but still managing to keep me pretty bushed by the end of the day. Here’s the latest from Farm Fresh Jessica.
*Community via Message Boards/Forums–generally, I love them. I visit the Forums on Youlookfab.com (style), Alz.org (Alzheimer’s), WeightWatchers.com, Nesting.com, and Mothering.com (natural families–we fall in the middle range there)
*Cleaning–We did a lot of deep cleaning and hands and knees scrubbing yesterday. We being the cleaning twins and me–one of us to entertain the kiddlets and the other two to powerclean. It worked out pretty well.
Although, today at lunch, Kevin said, “It’s amazing; yesterday the kitchen was sparkling and spotless and today it looks like a tornado went through it.” It is an amazing phenomenon really.
*Culling–Got rid of several big boxes of clothes the girls have outgrown. We had our MOPS Swap today, and whatever is left over goes to a wonderful charity. I also got motivated from the last organizational book I read, and listed a ton o’ stuff on Freecycle and Craigslist.
*Cooking–I’m relearning how to cook and bake. I’m focusing on light and lower fat recipes, in keeping with the Weight Watchers guidelines. I am also learning to retrain my taste buds.
Some of the biggest things I’m learning in Weight Watchers are portion control, to plan my snacks (count out 12 chips and put the bag away, instead of eating straight out of the bag to a Cool Ranch Doritos coma), and to pay attention to why I’m eating.
*Cuteness–The biggest thing we are working on with the girls is INTERRUPTING! I taught Aviana the ‘put your hand on me’ technique to let me know she’d like to speak, and that’s almost as annoying as if she’d interrupted. She waits there practically salivating for her turn to get my attention. Kevin says I give them too many chances and am raising them as if the world revolves around them. Whatever the reason, it has gotten ridiculous.
And this little guy is getting huge! I held a friend’s ten month old and I could swear Cadrian weighed more than she did! I wish I were losing as quickly as he’s gaining.