Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weekend Randoms

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! I thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend and having hubby home for an extra day.

I am really proud of myself because I made it through the long weekend without over indulging on anything. Finally! I made smarter choices and I feel a lot better because of it. I still have 4 weekly points left over and it’s only Tuesday…often times I have all of them used up by Sunday!

It always seems like the weekends are too short and all we have time for is running errands, so it was great having that extra day. I feel like we accomplished a lot yesterday!

I cleaned up the flower beds around the house, but left the tulips so they still look a bit messy. I’ll take pics and show you when everything is looking complete.

I actually learned something new recently and it’s kind of a funny story. Every year, I have always cleaned up the flower beds as early as possible and just pulled everything up that had already bloomed and was done for the season, including the tulips (leaving the bulbs). Well last year we were so busy with the baby that I never got outside to clean up the flower beds. We noticed that our tulips were absolutely beautiful this year and that there were a lot more of them—turns out that you’re supposed to leave the tulip plants until the plant turns brown and then you can cut them off. Whoops!

So anyways, I planted a bunch of flowers. I added two new perennials. I am not good with remembering the names of them. One is bright pink and one is gold. I am so happy with how the flower beds are looking. Every year I add more perennials and the flower beds are really starting to fill in. I am sad that my two beautiful rose bushes died last year though because of the extra cold winter…I also probably do not know how to care for them properly—but they were beautiful for about 7 years prior to that so I must have done something right during that time!

When I was picking out plants in the store, a woman came up to me and told me one plant in my cart was beautiful, but that it was poisonous to children so don’t let the baby touch it. Ummm…she already had. Talk about a heart stopper. I immediately put the plant back and proceeded to start freaking out in my head. I told Hubby about it and he did what I would normally do and Googled it—sure enough, the plant is poisonous to children, but only if ingested…and I didn’t let her eat the plant. lol But I’m actually thankful that woman told me about it…that’s something I’d want to know! The poor lady probably saw the look of terror on my face because she proceeded to say, “oh no, it’s ok—you can still buy it…just be careful”.

I did A LOT of laundry over the weekends and it’s good to almost be caught up. I don’t know where all of that laundry comes from. I have decided that I’m just going to get rid of a bunch of clothes that either don’t fit me anymore or I’m not wearing. I have WAY too much stuff and it’s time to update my style anyways.

I also finally organized our pantry, which allowed me to fit in more appliances and free up cupboard and counter space. Such a good feeling…I love organization. Hubby and I have decided to each tackle one organization project per day. We plan to throw a lot of stuff away and take items to consignment or Goodwill.

Today I went shopping and to lunch with a friend and her little girl. It was fun to get together with another mom so I can watch and learn. As usual, I found a bunch of stuff for baby girl but not much for myself—I only found a plus size summertime nightgown at Old Navy that was a return and so it was 50% off. I am just too picky when it comes to clothes for myself. I always like the clothes that cost way too much—but I’m starting to wonder if I should just start buying those clothes instead of always searching for good deals and having a bunch of clothes that were on sale—but I don’t really love.

So I guess this is kind of a random post—but mostly I just wanted to share that I am doing well with watching my points and I’m proud of that! Even though I never got 10,000 steps this weekend, I was a lot more active in general—weeding the flower beds and planting flowers burns some calories but I don’t get steps for that! So it all counts, even if the Fitbit doesn’t show it.

How was your weekend?


  1. I love the tulips, but hate having to leave the foliage. I go out a lot and trim off all the brown stuff every day or so just so they at least look green until the end LOL!

  2. Omgoodness, I would've freaked about the plant, too! lol Glad you were on the safe side and didn't let her snack on it. Ha! Glad you had a nice, long weekend and accomplished lots!

  3. Awesome job with your points!! Staying on track over a holiday weekend is tough!! Good for you!!!!!

  4. Sounds like you had a busy, productive weekend! I totally feel you on the clothes shopping; I always shop from the clearance racks at Target or Old Navy sales, and I've come to realize that I don't actually love a whole lot of what's in my closet. I think I've pretty much decided that when I'm done losing weight, I'm going to spend the money on better quality clothing that I actually like, and will hopefully last for several years.



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