It's just been one of those crazy, busy weeks. Productive, yes, but lots of being reactive, rather than proactive, and moving from fire to fire at work---and just not having enough time at home.
Weight Watchers on Wednesday was a good session. My friend Dee-Dee reached a new milestone, and I'm proud of her! I finally got back on track with a 3 pound loss. Had an interesting exchange with the group leader. We were talking about "Are you happy with your rate of weight loss". And a lot of us in our group are in the "Want to be thin by Friday" mindset, but realize that we're doing good things. Another member and I were talking about how everything needs to be viewed in perspective. For example, I wasn't happy about the last several weeks (I hadn't weighed in yet, either), but looking back over the perspective of the last year, I'm at least 45 pounds lighter than I would be if I hadn't started doing what I'm doing. I've lost over 36 pounds. With everything that happened last year, I can't imagine that I wouldn't have gained weight if I wasn't consciously thinking about it. I made the comment "I know what I'm doing wrong..." and Phil corrected me "You know what you're doing. It's not right or wrong. It's all about choices. You may be making choices that don't follow the WW plan, and therefore don't give you WW results, but every thing you do, you do for a reason, and it has some benefit to you, so it's not wrong, it's simply a different choice." I like that outlook. I can live with that.
Book club on Wednesday was about poetry. Everyone was supposed to bring poems, and we read and discussed them. I went in with the thought "I really don't do poetry", but it became clear, over the evening, how insidious poetry is in our lives--from the phrases we remember to remembering high school poetry recitations. I wasn't really expecting to enjoy it, but it was lots of fun.
Last night, we watched the last episode of Angel. I liked it.
I'm going to miss that show.
Busy weekend. Tomorrow, I'm spending the day over on Bainbridge Island, going to Heronswood Nursery. It's a Master Gardener Continuing Education thing, don'tcha know? It should be fun. I've wanted to go visit over there for several years, but they're not open to the public very often. And as long as we're over there, we're going to hit a couple other nurseries. Of course, I'm broke, so it's mostly a wish-list kind of trip, but it'll be fun.
Sunday, it's work in the yard, go swimming, then go work at Bradner Gardens. It's the community garden I decided to do most of my volunteer work in. It's a gorgeous place. Bradner is having their annual tomato, basil and perennial sale on Saturday, too. So go over, get great plants and support wonderful organizations!
I'm glad next weekend is a long one! :)