Good morning... How is everyone this morning? I'm a little late getting started this morning and it's looking like we might get some (more) rain today. We've had rain the past couple of days - 2.5" the other night in less than an hour, so of course, that didn't stick around very long. Not that rain, here, does stick around very long, since all we have is sand and it soaks in so fast, that 10 minutes after the rain is over, you can barely tell it's even rained... Well, that's at our house - there are places that really flood with that much rain.
Anyway, it's been a pretty good week... we decided to take a couple of days and go to the beach. I think it was the first time we've been to the beach in, something like, 20 years... :-) 10 minutes in the sun can have my husband looking like a cooked lobster, so sitting on the beach sunning is definitely not his forte', although I do enjoy it for short periods. We didn't do that this time, though. We checked out the boardwalk, the pier, the Ocean Shoppes, and other attractions, then went off-beach and did other things. Our hotel was on the beach and we did have ocean-view with a deck, so that was my "sitting out", which I enjoyed immensely... lol We did , both, sunset and sunrise walks on the beach, which were very nice. Simply getting away from home for a couple of days was the nice thing.
Since we got back home on Friday, I've been trying to get some much needed cleaning done. When we lived up north, I did the whole "spring cleaning" thing during which I cleaned all the cupboards, walls, ceilings, took down all the curtains, washed all the windows - cleaned the entire house from top to bottom. I don't do that so much, here, because I can clean most any part of the house any time during the year that it needs it. The problem is - I tend not to clean as often or as deeply as I should. It's easy to sit back and say "Ehh.. it's doesn't look so bad; maybe I don't need to go to all that work right now!!" Next thing I know, everything is a cluttered mess, it's overwhelming and I don't know where to start. That's when I have to just dig in and do one small project at a time and next thing I know, it's all done!!! So that's what I'm starting. I did a little bit when we came back from our trip to Iowa when my husband's mother passed away because I brought things back that I needed to find room for. I still have things to find room for, so there's a lot more weeding out to be done.
Anyway, I haven't been sitting around eating bonbons and doing nothing, but I'm still stalled in the weight department. My weight is still the same as it was last week and the week before - not going up (though it fluctuates with fluid retention), but not going down either.
I'm not sure what's going on, except that I haven't resumed my walking like I thought I was going to, although I did think walks on the beach might be good for a pound, anyway... lol It's horribly hot here - actual temps are reaching upper 90's every day, so the "real feel" temps are well over 100°. It's simply too hot to get outside and exercise. I know I need to, though as we did mow the yard last week and it was sure hard work running that push mower after not doing any exercise for a while. If I don't get back to doing "something" on a daily basis, I'm going to find myself in the position of a "weekend warrior" - one of those people who does nothing all week, then busts butt with work and games all weekend - those are the ones that end up over-doing it, especially, when it's this hot. I have to find my motivation; it's easy to talk about it, less easy to get going...
So - that's my story. How has your week been? I hope it's been a good week and everything worked out the way you had planned.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~