Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Onion Rings

A wise person once said, "Life is like an onion. It has lots of layers and sometimes it makes you cry." That statement so describes my past weekend.

Sometimes you think you've dealt with things in your past. Finished. Ovah! Kaput! Then.... something happens that just rips the scab off the wound. Wounds that you would have sworn were healed. To say that I have some complicated family relationships would be the understatement of the year. I spent a lot of time with some family I haven't seen in a long time and it was weird and good simultaneously.

Instead of letting it derail me, I'm going to view this whole thing as God's using the situation to do an even deeper healing. To completely put stuff to bed. To view these relationships in a new way in new place of maturity.

Onion Rings, anyone? :D

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Some days are just like that...

Today was one of "those days." It was stressful on many fronts. I handled some of it well and some of it... not so much. Luckily most all of it is over and resolved, so it's all good.

As Scarlett says, "Tomorrow IS another day." :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Loving my Kindle!

A dear friend of mine got me a Kindle as a gift. I am LOVIN' IT! I've discovered all these great, FREE books that you can download on the Kindle. Mostly classics, but that's cool. There are lots of those books I've never read. Right now I'm reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Somehow, I got through high school without ever reading it. It's AMAZING. Much better than I expected. Much better than any of those goofy B movies that we've all seen.

I've downloaded about 40 books so far... all freebies. My next selection will be Bram Stoker's Dracula. Then it I'll be on to some Jane Austen.

Kindle ROCKS!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Today was a good day. Headed to the gym for a great workout. 60 minutes on the bike and a 1-mile walk/jog. Then headed to the pool for some light swimming and some sunshine. Much needed me time. Came home for some light lunch and a great nap.

I love Staycation. I've needed this for a long time and just didn't realize how much. I've got to make taking care of me a bigger priority. There's got to be a balance for Mom to take care of everyone and still take care of herself.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Work day!

The Wednesday Edition of Sandy's Staycation diary brings us to the first day of the "Mom by herself" portion of our program.

Today I concentrated on getting my house deep cleaned and my homework done. I'm taking an online class and I wanted to get this week's assignments done so that I can concentrate on spending the rest of my week in complete and utter relaxation. :D

As far as the Weight Watchers thing goes, I'm not really counting points this week. I'm still eating well and making sure I'm getting all my Good Health Guidelines, but I'm not writing everything down and religiously counting points. One: I'm on vacation and I'm not into it. Two: I need a new three month journal. I'll get a new one at meeting this weekend.

Tomorrow will be a trip to the gym for a good old-fashioned butt kickin' workout then off to the pool to relax and soak up some sun.

Night all!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Tales

Today was a day at the pool. Got some great sunshine in and some swimming in with the kiddo. Now off to make some sketti with garlic bread. It's what's for dinner. ;D

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, Monday... Staycation Edition

Today was a good day even though it was rainy. Kiddo and I are spending a couple of days of my vacation together doing the Mom/Daughter thing. Today we went to a really fun museum called the Pink Palace. It's a converted old mansion that's full of great exhibits of all kinds. History, science, planetarium, an IMAX theater. Verah cool.

After being duly cultured, we headed to Bookstar and Kohl's for some good ole retail therapy. Ended our day with some cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries.

Not a bad way to start off our week, right?

Tomorrow we're planning swimming if the weather holds up.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


So today O-fficially begins my STAY-cation. Just chilling out at home and relaxing for the week. Taking a much needed break from the daily routine. Getting back to basics and taking care of me.

Kiddo and I are taking a couple of days to have some mom/daughter time and then I'm taking the rest of the week to be completely and utterly selfish. :D