|My lunch at Panera|
After the kids class, we had to go home and clean up the house quickly because my friend Renee was coming over for wine later that night, and we had a birthday party to go to in the afternoon. We weren't home for even 15 minutes when the first problem occurred. I went to the Jeep to get out the birthday present I had bought about a week ago for the little boy's party. I had to wrap it. Well, one of the kids had put their water bottle on top of the gift after t-ball, and the water bottle leaked. The gift was completely soaked through with water (it was a slip 'n slide and a beach towel). The towel was totally saturated and the cardboard box on the slip 'n slide was soggy and wet. I panicked because we had to leave soon and we had no gift.
I looked up directions to the party to discover it was 1 hr and 10 minutes away!! The house was still messy, but my husband was home (he had to work, so he wasn't going to the party). My husband told me he'd clean up the house. I didn't even have a chance to shower and get ready. I got the kids loaded into the car and we left. I was really upset about the gift. We decided to stop and buy a card and just put $20 in the card. I don't like to do that for little kids, because they'd much rather open a gift, but I didn't have time to go buy another present. We picked up my mom, because she was going with us, and then drove to the farm where the party was.
Once we got there, I started feeling (mentally) a little better. The farm was really cool! They let us hold, feed, or pet all the animals, including a huge turtle, a snake, a hedgehog, deer, a baby alligator, ducklings and chicks, pigs, baby skunks(!!) and all kind of fun stuff. My favorite were the baby skunks--they were so pudgy and adorable.
|The baby skunks were SO adorable!|
|Noah holding the snake|
|Noah feeding the deer... the deer was pregnant and ready to deliver any moment|
|Eli holding a baby chick|
|This pig cracked me up because he was SO fat!|
Renee amazes me. She's about 125 pounds--very small and cute--and she doesn't have to count calories or diet or anything to stay her size. She definitely does her share of work for it; she's a runner, and she's the one who got me into running. She definitely eats healthy food, but she doesn't worry about portions or calories or anything like that. And her weight is CONSTANT. She said her weight is the same as it was before she had her 3 boys, the oldest of which is now 9. We were looking through the What I Eat book I bought, and she found it so interesting. She had no clue how many calories were in certain foods, when I could list the calories in my sleep! I really wish I could be like that--just not care about calories, enjoy food, and maintain a healthy weight.
|Renee and I on Halloween in 2010|
Today is going to be a crazy day too. Safety City class, then Safety City graduation this evening, then going out on my parents boat to watch fireworks tonight. I'm taking a 100% rest day as far as exercise, and I'm not counting calories today. I just need a break mentally and physically. Back on it tomorrow, though!