Ahem. I apologize for leaving a "Tuesday" post up until Saturday - it's easier to hide blogslacking if you don't put the damn day of the week in the header.
It was a crazy busy work week, and in the evenings I was really crunching to finish that damn linen shawl. Yes, it's now That Damn Linen Shawl. I'm starting to hate the sight of it. I have a bad tendency to fall out of love with my projects as I get to the finish line, and I start second-guessing myself: "Why did I make this? Why this color? Will I ever use it?" I did enjoy making it, I do love linen, but right now I want it off the needles, through the washing machine, and probably folded in a drawer until it is called into service one of these days. Eh.
Our Team Building Day was hilariously awful. After weeks of cloudless skies and exquisite weather, we spent the day at a theme park in the pouring rain and under a tornado watch. It was not very much fun. At one point lightning hit INSIDE the park, so close to us we felt it. We had to switch parks because they shut the roller coasters down when it's stormy, so we were at the older, more sedate side of Universal. Most of the attractions are indoors so we did get to "do things," but it was "Eh." The Mummy roller coaster (an indoor coaster) is outstanding though, it was so cool all the women had to ride it twice in a row, and the upside of the lousy weather was that there were NO lines for anything, so we walked off, went back to the entrance and walked right back on again. (The big manly men with us could only tolerate one trip.) By 3:30 in the afternoon we were soaked like drowned rats and getting tired and cranky, so we called it a day.
WW Update: Eh. I went on the "Flex Plan" because I thought it would give me more (heh) flexibility in dealing with working lunches and such. The food is good, the recipes are excellent, and I am not losing weight. I am disappointed but sticking with it for another week, I've made some changes in my diet and I'm boosting the exercise and cutting out all alcohol and salty snacks even when they are low in points (the salty snacks thing is what's gonna kill me, I love salt). If another week of sincere effort doesn't do it I'm switching to the Core Plan, which is basically South Beach. I've paid for 3 months of WW online, mostly so I could glom lots of recipes, and I will stick with it, but I have to admit I'm disenchanted at this point. Maybe the weight loss fairy will suddenly whack me with her wand and I will drop 5 pounds in a week, but my goal of a 10 lb. loss in February ain't looking promising so far. I do feel healthier and I think I look better, but that is probably from paying more attention to my diet and drinking more water.
So far, February is shaping up as a big fat EH. But I'm working on making it better. Unfortunately for the blog, most of what is going on in my life right now is not blogfodder, because I am not one to post overly personal details. I am busy. I am feeling good about the future. Interesting things happen every day. But I can't share them yet.
The weather is utterly filthy today too, it's pouring and thundering even as I type, but I am getting out of the house and taking myself on an inspiration tour. I want to redecorate my bedroom, update my wardrobe, and of course, Florida-ize my yarn stash. I may not buy much today but I'm off to explore the possibilities, as soon as these wild thunderstorms let up a bit.