I've been to the museum three times this year, so I just couldn't do it again, which is why I decided to do Greenfield Village with Eli. I took Noah there two years ago, and we thought it was pretty boring, but since I went with Noah, I thought it would be fun to do the same field trip with Eli.
Over the weekend, I asked my dad to look at my Jeep, because it felt strange when I drove it--almost like it was really windy, and rocking the Jeep a little (except there wasn't wind). My dad checked it out yesterday, and discovered that the ball joints were completely shot--he said I'm lucky they hadn't already broken completely, because that could cause a serious accident. Also, the brake pads and front tires needed replacing.
I'm so lucky that my dad is an auto mechanic, because I've saved a fortune over the years with car repairs (I get the "free labor" discount for being his daughter). The parts and tires were an unexpected expense, and along with replacing the weed wacker that was stolen, we were getting hit one after the other with these things this weekend, which is a bummer.
Anyway, my dad said that I absolutely should not drive the Jeep until I replaced the front tires, because they were completely bald. That was last night, and since Jerry and I both had to report to different schools this morning, it was a bit of a problem. I drove Joey to doggy daycare and dropped him off at 7:00 this morning (using Jerry's car). Then I went to Eli's school, and Jerry drove the Jeep a very short distance to Noah's school. After we got our "assignments" for the field trip, Jerry and I drove together in his car to Dearborn for the field trips.
Just like two years ago when I took Noah, there was almost a 1:1 ratio of parents to kids, so Eli was the only one in my group. That was nice, because we could do whatever interested him the most. Like me, Eli isn't very interested in history. We rode the train when we first got there, and then Eli played on a playground for a little bit. He was dying to go to the gift shop, of course ;)
|On the train (I took a pic with Noah like this two years ago... now I see where|
the 27 pounds I gained since then went! haha
Today is the last day of my Weight Watchers week, so I wanted to use up the rest of my weekly PointsPlus. I had 26 PP remaining for the week, so I decided to get my favorite meal there: the chicken kabob lunch.
I estimated it as follows:
Chicken- 6 PP
Rice pilaf- 7 PP
Garlic sauce- 12 PP
Hummus- 7 PP
Pita bread- 2 PP each
Salad- 1 PP
A grand total of 35 PP for the entire meal. That seems so high! But the garlic sauce (the white stuff in the photo) is a huge chunk of that. It's counted the same as mayonnaise (3 PP per tablespoon) because it's basically oil and garlic.
I ate about 25 PP worth of the meal. I totally could have eaten it ALL, plus about five more pitas, but I am doing so good being back on track that I didn't want to screw that up! It was really delicious, and a healthy way to spend a big chunk of points (my other option was going to be a flurry).
I am THRILLED that I actually made it through two weeks on a binge-free streak and not going over my Weight Watchers Points!