Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I don't really have a specific direction for my blog today. Just some random thoughts. I was very glad for the warm weather we had. Even though it was only high 40's it felt like spring. The boys went out into the backyard for more that 5 minutes for the first time this winter. It has just been too cold this year. I moved the swingset out into the sunshine. Oren thought it was pretty funny that I was just barely tall enough to move it. It was literally 1 inch off the ground when I picked it up by grabbing the bar the swings hang from and lifting up, but hey, it worked.

Our tax refund came in the other day. There aren't many things in the world that feel better than paying off debt. It is like a heavy weight on my shoulders that was lifted. Not everything was paid off, but all that is left will be done by the end of the year. What a relief! There were lots of things that would have been awesome to get for our family, all of them will feel sweeter when we save up the money and pay up front, being completely debt free. This is one of the reasons I teach piano, not big money, but every little bit helps.

I saw several ladies from the ward today at the grocery store. None of them had seen me for several weeks. All the compliments I got becuase of the weight loss felt so good! I have been in a little bit of a stall and was feeling discouraged about reaching my goals. They made me realize that I have changed a lot already. I just need to try a little harder to make it to the gym and be more careful about what I eat. No cheating! I am down 16 pounds, only 35 or so to go. What's funny is that once I lose this weight, I want to get pregnant. So I will just be gaining some back. Totally worth it though!

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