Monday, March 9, 2009

Lots accomplished!

Well, my weekend to myself has drawn to a close. I must admit I'm grateful to type those words. As nice as it was to call the shots all weekend, I'm ready to have my husband and son back with me today!

I accomplished a lot this weekend. Friday night I made a list of what I needed to get done, and Saturday morning I got up at 7 am and got started. I stayed motivated, knocked out chores and other responsibilities that I hadn't had time for during the weekdays, and even added in a little time for my crafts.

I can't wait to show you what I made. (I'm sorry I don't have pics ready for today, but my camera stopped working about a month ago so I have to borrow the Little Guy's or Hubby's to take my pics now. I'll snap some this evening for tomorrow's post.) I was able to crochet four preemie baby caps for my church neonatal i.c.u. donation project, and Friday night I finished up the crocheted cowl collar that I started earlier in the week. I was really pleased with how everything turned out!

I am able to get to work this morning with a pretty clean car is washed and vacuumed, my floors at home are vacuumed/swept/mopped, the furniture has all been dusted and wiped down, the dogs were given their monthly heartworm preventative, I got caught up on my Lenten book study (C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters), went to church Sunday morning, fixed myself decent meals all weekend and managed not to hit up Starbucks (even though that was on my to do list for a treat), pulled weeds in the front and back yard, and managed to spend some quality time with friends Saturday night.

On a funny side note, I gave up alchohol for Lent. It's only 40 days of not partaking of wine outside of Communion, no big deal, right? It really hasn't been a big deal for me. But, my friends are practically having a cow. "Are you pregnant?" "Why won't you have a glass of wine?" "Are you sure I can't get you something?" I've been cracking up at how a few of my friends can't stand it that I'm not having a drink with them. I tell them that its only temporary...I'll partake of the beverage again soon, but I'm actually enjoying my sacrifice right now. It feels good to be sticking with my plan since I'm not the always most disciplined person in the world.

As for working out....well, I still didn't make it to the gym this weekend. I kept telling myself that I was staying very active with all the chores and yardwork. I know its not the same, but I justified my lack of exercise anyway. Perhaps I'll get back to working out this week. I'm not too worried about it at this point. Maybe that's the problem.....

How was your weekend?