Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Week 7 Weigh In ~ Rainy Days and Mondays...

...always get me down. Well I was down a little, 0.4 lbs to be exact (an even 88 more pounds to go). The last few weeks, it has been a struggle just to keep the weight off that I've taken off thus far, so knowing I hadn't changed much since last week, I was just happy it was a bit of a loss as opposed to a bit of a gain. I did get on the treadmill a couple of times this past week...I guess I need to do more.

Have you ever had one of those days? I got a phone call last night, from a friend who was supposed to come up with some games for a wedding shower for a gal from our church. This friend was feeling a bit under the weather, so I was asked if I could get a couple of games together, and pick up some prizes. Sure, I can do that. Well, I guess I shoulda got started on it earlier today, and didn't really look at it until noon. Lisa had e-mailed me a few that she had planned on using, and then I did a search myself. I thought we'd do the ol' clothespin game, you know, where you all put a clothespin on yourself and if anyone catches you crossing your legs they get your clothespin? Okay, that will work. I found a game where you have to scoop cotton balls from one bowl to another while blindfolded too, that should be fun. Then I found a word scramble using wedding related words. Cool. All I have to do now is print out a few of these...oh, wait...I only have 2 sheets of copy paper left...okay, I'll have to pick some up when I get the prizes.

Flash forward to about two o'clock. I copy out the game, find the answer key to it and makea copy of that too. I'll make more copies when I get back with more paper. I go to three different stores to get prizes and gift bags etc. By the time I'm done with that, it's almost 5pm. I need to run home and change clothes before I go to WW to weigh in, because I know that the scale hasn't moved much this week, and I don't want it going the wrong direction just cuz my jeans are too heavy. I run home, change clothes and my daughter and I head back to town to weigh in....except, when I get there... I realize that I've forgotten my weigh-in book and monthly pass that shows that I'm pre-paid! Back home again...I find them, and now Molly decides she wants to stay home. Okay, I'll be right back.

And I zoom back to WW one more time. I stand in line, get weighed in, and figure I can stay for a little bit. At about six o'clock, I realize I haven't bought paper yet, and need to go make copies...gotta go! Stop at Pamida, pick up paper, look for clothespins...they're out of them.

Run home, to find Jody in my driveway, (she's dropping off the gift from the two of us, and she says Molly's not there), make my copies, call and find Molly at her friend's house, run out to my clothesline to grab clothespins...we get in the car and I start it at about 7 pm. Right about this point, I realize I have a nosebleed! Why??? I don't ever get nosebleeds...and of course, it dripped on my blouse!! I am not having a good day. Thankfully, it quit just as soon as it started, but I now had to run back in the house and change my blouse.

Thankfully, I found Maggie's house, where the shower was being held, with no trouble at all. I suppose it was about 7:30 by then, and most of the guests had arrived. The games went pretty well, except for the part where I had accidentally copied the key to the word scramble...instead of the scrambled words ... aaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!

Oh well, it actually ended up being more fun that way. The bride's aunt suggested we each take a scrambled word, and come up with a definition for it. We have some pretty creative ladies in our church and they came up with some doozies. Did you know that right after you get married, you generally find yourself in a state of ohnomoney? That a subhand is an underhanded man? Were you aware that an agremair is a meter that measures your corn crop? How about that if you smoke cigars, you start to look a little scragi around the edges, (we never did figure out what the word cigar was doing on there). There were more, but you get the idea. We decided that Millie won that one with her agremair.

Anyway, it turned out to be a very nice shower, at the end of an otherwise mostly rainy, "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Monday".

One little P.S. to my sister, Laurie: With all my running around, I kept thinking about calling you and telling you happy birthday, but never got it done, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! a little late.


Jody J said...

What a bad day! Thanks for helping out - sorry I couldn't be there to help you... I owe you one. keep going down!

Qtpies7 said...

I'm sorry I was sick!!! Poor thing! My days aren't going so great, either, lol. Did you see on Sarah's blog what happened to me? She gave me the wrong directions to pick up Nathaniel. Oh that was fun! I was so worried about him!

Sarah said...

Sounds like my "Friday".

I am happy to hear you keep shedding the pounds! Way to go Lady! you rock!

It sounds like it was a great shower! It would have been fun to go, but stamp club was that night!

Hope all is better now~ :)

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