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cookies for everyone

By Tara Zandra | January 21, 2010

We had Girl Scouts tonight and I had to talk to all the girls about selling cookies. I hope I was informative, engaging, and motivational- but somehow I think I was a tad too boring. As long as the girls understood it all, then that’s the important part. We start taking orders on Saturday if anyone wants to put in a long distance order :)

I put in another Gymboree order last week and it arrived today. They have a new fairy line that is adorable so I bought two outfits in that line. But when I looked at one of them today, I realized I didn’t really buy it for Daisy, but because I can’t buy it for Tabitha and it would have been perfect for her. It’s a shirt with a fairy on it and it says “Free Spirit” which is so Tabitha. But it’s not Daisy. If it said Old Soul, then we’d be talking about Daisy. There were a couple other items I changed my mind on so Tabitha and I stopped at Gymboree on the way to the meeting to make my return. It took for-ever. Tabitha had wanted to browse Claire’s but we had to get going and we were still 10-minutes late.

On our way home, we were treated to quite the lightning show. We were oohing and aahing and basically enjoying it. It’s started up again just now and I’m not as thrilled because Daisy is trying to sleep and the dog is quite freaked out. I think we’re supposed to get a break from all this weather soon.

I made “raw” cookies today. They consist of almonds, walnuts, dates, almond extract and dried cherries processed together in the Cuisinart. Then I formed them into balls and slightly flattened them before placing them in the fridge for one hour. They are pretty darn good, let me tell you. They will come in handy during the day if I feel the need for a sweet.

I’ve decided not to bother trying to stretch my raw time to 5pm. I’m doing good with it until 3pm and am at the point where I don’t watch the clock. Today I didn’t decide to grab a diet coke and a snack until almost 4 just because I didn’t need anything before that. I think that’s the best way for me right now. My goal is simply a better way to eat during the day as opposed to free reign on the kids’ snacks. It’s much better if a grab a pear than a handful of Nilla Wafers. And it’s not like I binge in the afternoon. Some days I have a small piece of chocolate and a diet coke and that’s it until dinner. So my overall caloric intake has gone way done and my fruit intake has gone way up- two very good things for my health.

I did work more in my room today, being inspired by talking about how calming the room was in last night’s post. I cleared out the pile of outgrown clothes, put away a few things that sholdn’t have been there to begin with, got rid of the kids’ ottoman (it’s broken) and now the room looks even better. I really want to get it painted this year. We were supposed to do that last year, we even picked out the paint. But for whatever reason, we cancelled our plans the weekend we were supposed to get it done. This year it shall happen, this I decree!

Too hard for me to work out on Girl Scout night since I get home so late so I’ll need to workout on a rest day to make up for it. Just another week and I’ll be at the end of the 30 Day Challenge. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll make the weight goal, which was ridiculously small, but I just keep telling myself, it’s still healthier to work out than not work out. I just need to figure out a way to make it have an affect physically :)

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