I feel like I’m always saying this, but here I am again feeling like the weekend was a blur.

I worked all day on Friday. We had plans to have pizza and go to the baby store to “look” at stuff for Christmas on Friday night, so that’s what we did.

I somehow skipped lunch (mostly because I was very busy and hadn’t packed anything and it was too inconvenient to leave work to get something) – so I was super hungry by the time we got to dinner. We wound up ordering some wings, too, so I ate a few of those and a couple pieces of pizza. For some reason, I felt REALLY bad afterward. Like, up during the night with actual stomach pain (not nausea). No idea. Probably too much junk lately. I just really need to learn my lesson. Not sure what it’s going to take.

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It’s actually kind of amazing we left with just one thing. Well, one thing and some books.

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In our defense, he LOVED it. He was interested in it from the moment we tried it out.

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I had a goal to do some sort of exercise on Saturday and I feel like I accomplished it despite not going to the gym to do it. I totally count yard work as exercise because our yard is full of trees that produce millions of leaves. I’ve been putting off dealing with it until the trees are mostly empty, so I raked for a couple hours before Jon took over for a couple more hours. I cleaned out flower beds. Swept sidewalks. Etc. My arms are sore. We have a blower, but I chose not to use it.

I don’t recall what else happened on Saturday, but I know I cleaned the house and cleaned out and reorganized our storage closet and worked on some school stuff here and there. Jon cooked a sweet potato and mashed it up to see how MC would respond.

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That’s about it. Busy day.

Sunday (yesterday), we did the typical prepping for the week (laundry, grocery shopping, etc.). I also pulled out all of the xmas decorations and started that process. The tree is up and the lights are on! We have plans to decorate with ornaments, etc. tonight with Jon’s child #3 and MC. We’re celebrating the holiday early this year, so I feel totally justified in starting the decorating early. I love this time of year.

Busy couple of weeks ahead with exams and papers due and a baby shower to co-host (at my house next week). I started feeling some stress last night and was very conscious of the desire to eat. I wasn’t hungry – just kept feeling distracted by it, though. I’m going to try to exercise or do SOMETHING active each day in an attempt to better manage the stress.

Jon bought something like 12 POUNDS of sugar yesterday to make a bunch of fudge, so yeah. That will probably help, too, unfortunately (or not). Tis the season.

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