Good morning ya’ll!
Sarah update: FINALLY finished with my absolutely crazy work schedule, hopefully for the rest of the year. In fact, I’m actually taking some days off in November and December to do holiday stuff, so even though I’ll be losing a little money there – YAY. I’m really looking forward to the holidays this year, because it’s the first year in like 3 years that I don’t have to work on Christmas Day.
Sooooo, what happened this week. Well, saw a lot of my momma cause she’s back in town and I had to drive her around a lot because her van is broken down. She was in Florida and travelling around down south for about 3 weeks, so it was really nice to see her and catch up. I love my mom 🙂 And Halloween happened, and you can see the temporary pink hair above! It was such a pain in the ass to do, and it did wash out already, which makes me a little sad. I was more disappointed than I thought I’d be that it washed out so quick – I didn’t realize how much I missed having pink hair. I’m too lazy to put demi-permanent pink streaks in my hair, but you know, the option is there. We’ll see, maybe for my birthday or something next year. OH and see above my little sister and L’s Halloween costumes! Princess Leia and Yoda. AWESOME. And my nephew Josh was the red Power Ranger (cannot believe those are still around, lol) and my niece Emma was a doctor!
I originally took this Saturday off so that I could go to that big warehouse booksale, but that didn’t happen. Instead the honeyman and I had a really nice day together – went to breakfast, went shopping, bought a new microwave (finally!), came home and played with Gabby, etc. I missed him so much while I was working a lot, so it was just wonderful to be able to hang out together. Sorry for the sap, but it’s true.
What else… oh, as of this morning I’ve lost 20.6 lbs! Woo-hoooo! It’s made a big difference, at least in how my clothes fit – a lot of my cold weather clothes from last year are a bit baggy now, and jeans that I used to never wear because they were way too tight are now a little loose on me. So yeah, that’s awesome. I’m thinking I’ll stop at 165 lbs, which would mean I have about another 5 lbs to lose. We’ll see in a couple weeks.
And speaking of weight loss, here’s a before and after pic of my older sister Heather, who has been using MFP (My Fitness Pal) and working out for one whole year now, and she’s lost a little over 60 lbs total! Doesn’t she look awesome??? YAYYYYY HEATHER!
This week I’m just hoping to get at least a little relaxing time in, amid errands and cleaning and such. And I’ve borrowed the first three Star Wars movies from a friend, so I’m hoping to start watching those this week. I’ve never really seen them in their entirety, and the nerd in me really wants to.
Bookish update: I finished the The Grapes of Wrath this week (obviously), and I’m still aiming to do a non-spoilery review of it sometime very soon. I finished the 4th Nightside book, in which something major was revealed and I am seriously restraining myself from starting the next one right now. I’m currently reading The Fellowship of the Ring (LOTR #1) and enjoying it – I’m a little less than halfway through it. So you know, hopefully I’ll finish that within the next couple days and be able to review it.
Also, I realized last night that #DailyBookPic is happening again! So I’m going to try to catch up on it today, but if you guys want to join in, just jump in whenever. Just take a pic per the prompt for the day, and then Instagram/Tweet/blog it and add the #DailyBookPic hashtag so people can see it! So much fun 🙂 Here’s the list (I’d link to the origin of it, but I saved it to my phone to add here and I can’t get to the website from work).
The other bookish thing that I supposed happened is that the honeyman and I have started our bans on each other so we can start Christmas shopping for each other, which means I can’t buy any books until after Christmas. SO SAD.
Okay, that’s all the updating I have in me for right now! Hope you guys have a fantastic week!