Monday, August 25, 2008

New week, new post, lol...

Talia had been promised she could spend a weekend, and she arrived before Dottie was home from work on Friday, homework done and ready!

"Lego Star Wars" on the PS2 was her entertainment choice while I finished the things I wasn't done with when she arrived. I had shopped, extra because my sister's family birthday party was on Saturday. Bill and Laura were coming for dinner as well Friday night...I did manage to get everything to work out for when Dottie was out of the shower and they arrived. Gorditas, soft and hard shell tacos...

Mom called at 10 something and said she had knocked a lens out of her glasses again and that the screw was missing. We got up early as Talia wanted to go see her, got her glasses fixed and got back in time to eat some lunch and gather the food and presents for Cindy's party and head west.

Though dinner was supposed to be around 5 we left at noon because my younger nephew's first scrimmage of the football season was Saturday and we needed to put things in Cindy's fridge before we went; as the overcast burnt off and it went from 80 to 94 while we were there I'm glad we did!

Dinner came off well, though trying to cook 16 steaks meant two rounds on the grill and playing musical chairs with them to get them done. I was eating as my sons and wife started doing the dishes...

We brought all 3 grandkids home with us as Dottie really wanted them to see "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in 3D. They saw the movie while they were in Colorado on vacation last month, but the theater wasn't set up for the 3D.

Even though they had seen the movie, the 3D worked it's magic. Caleb, the youngest, was in Dottie's lap within 15 minutes. Talia shrieked and grabbed my arm before the opening sequence was done. Dillon, older and "independent" would just "jump" in his seat. They absolutely loved it! We had seen it last week, and enjoyed it just as much this time.

Dottie called for pizza as we left the theater, and we picked it up on the way home; dinner and 3 showers later we had them home in time for bed at 8. We talked to John and Noel for a bit, then came home and I finally got the haircut I'd been begging for for a month.

Our "us" time for the weekend was "The Spiderwick Chronicles"; quite a tale and very well done! 4 thumbs up from us...

So this morning, she just left for work; I slept 'til almost the 8 hour mark and am off to make an eggwhite omelet for breakfast. Then I'm going downstairs as my weights have been gathering dust since Thursday and, although I'm down 28 pounds in two months, I need to keep going that direction!

May Monday and the week be kind to you all!

alan

9 comments:

von Krankipantzen said...

28lbs in two months?!? AWESOME! Isn't it funny that you are busier than ever and 'retired'...

alan said...

Some days more than others, darling; some days more than others!

alan

Green tea said...

It is so good to hear how much you are enjoying your Retirement..
Tonight if you talk to the Big Guy in the sky..put in a good word for Hubba he is having another procedure tomorrow..

ryssee said...

Sounds like the perfect time!
Congrats on the weight loss. That's amazing. I can't resist a good egg yolk or two.

alan said...

GiGi- He will be in my thoughts until you say all is well!

Rysee- I cheat! I buy something like EggBeaters but only the whites. On occasion I mix a yolk or two with one or two eggs worth of whites; most days it's 4 eggs worth of whites with a few slices of lean deli ham and some 2% Swiss or Colby/Monterey jack. Less calories than two Pop Tarts...

alan

nerdgirlsspace said...

28 lbs in two months is quite the achievement! wow!

nerdgirlsspace said...

28 lbs in two months is quite the achievement! wow!

Sassy said...

28 pounds?! Holy cow! You go! Give me your secret dammit.

TaraDharma said...

ah retirement....

ah weight loss....

good on you for both, Alan! Hey, I just got back from San Diego and took a photo just for you on my blog. Check it out.