Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm Putting It In Print

This is the first year that Q will not be spending the entire summer with the after-school camp folks. Since Leo is home all day twiddling his thumbs, we're keeping her home with him except for a week here and there. Should be interesting.

As for me, the work project is headed into full swing starting tomorrow with a kickoff meeting. It's the first time my Work Husband has ever worked with a real Project Manager and I'm looking forward to him seeing a more professional approach to things. Should be interesting.

I've also slooooowly been gaining some weight back, so I am going to try very, very hard to be disciplined in both my eating and my exercise. I will try to do a midday workout at my gym, and read Team of Rivals, five days a week (Monday through Friday). This clashes with the work project kicking into high gear, and may force me into a pre-work exercise schedule (shudder!) rather than midday, but one way or another, I AM NOT BUYING THE NEXT SIZE UP! The best tool to avoid wrong-eating is sleep. Sleep is the best friend of the calorie-conscious. Getting plenty of sleep, plus working longer days while the consultants are on site, plus adding another hour and a half for working out results in some rather fuzzy math. Should be interesting.

Q and I signed up to go on a weekend camping trip to a Girl Scout camp in mid-June, with the other Girl Scout leader (whom I really like) and her daughter. Anybody remember Sally? Yeah. Should be interesting.

Tomorrow is June 1. I'm going to get my game on, people.


blognut said...

Let me know how that twenty-eight hour day works out for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Team of that the one about Abe Lincoln? If so, it's been sitting on my shelf since last summer waiting to be read! Let me know what you think of it!

gudnuff said...

Yep, good ol' Abe. I tell ya, some people are just born with it, clearly. I've only read the first couple of chapters so far where Goodwin details the characters and lives of the four candidates for presidential nominee of the newly created Republican party. I think I am most similar to Salmon Chase, minus his discipline (and his bad luck).

Hyphen Mama said...

I'm going to have to stop reading your blog....because I spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME afterwards thinking about you. In a good way, of course.

First--I've been wondering about your weight loss. Well, I know I have personally gained 5 or 6 pounds back in the past few months and I'm now reading Jillian Michael's latest book (not a fan of HER per se, but the endocrine system information she is writing about hits home!) and am trying to reprogram my hormones so I can sustain the weight loss I do accomplish.

Second--I had a thought!! What if (after your big work project is complete) you took some night law classes at your local college? NOT that it would be your "degree" course, but so you could be there with "THEM" and get to know some professors and pick their brains and dabble in the information. I took some law classes when I was in college and I LOVED LOVED LOVED them. It also made me realize that I wanted to pursue something else. But I used the information and the books for YEARS after I left class. The most inspiring and fun classes of my entire college experience.

Third--you are forcing me to think, think, think about returning to school. I SO miss being smart. And being around smart people. And being smart. GAH!