It feels good to be back on schedule. I FINALLY got a decent night's sleep, 7 1/2 hours! I have been running off of 2 1/2 - 4 hours since last Wednesday. Yeah, I know no good. I haven't done any official workouts since Wednesday either. I have been watching what I have been eating, and doing informal workouts. That seems to have worked, because I hopped on the scale this morning, and am down 2 lbs since Friday! Sweet!
The kids went to their dad's this weekend, as they have been doing most weekends. As much as I miss them, it is so nice to have some time to myself. I get to relax, get some housework done, see people I don't normally get to see. I eat, sleep, and breathe my kids, so I think I am entitled to a break. Not that I really have a choice, P is their dad and has every right to see them. I think maybe that's why I don't feel guilty about not having them. Before he and I split, on the very very rare occasion we would ask our parents to take them overnight so we could go out, I would feel so incredibly guilty handing my children over to some one else so I could do something selfish. I know that all parents need a break, and need some grown up time, but I would always just feel so terrible about it.
Anyway, I made good use of my free weekend. My brother came up and got his first tattoo and I sat with him until it was time for my appointment and I got my second. And then he surprised me and told me he was paying for mine as a late birthday present! I have the best brother ever. I have plans for one more tat, I want it on my ribcage. Not quite brave enough yet though, I know that was is gonna hurt like a mother! The one I did get kind of completes the one I already had. I had some lyrics on my right hip, and I finished them off now on my left. You can't see them unless I'm in my bathing suit, they're just for me.
Yesterday I went to my dad's for Father's Day. We went and visited my granfather in the rehab and then went back to the house for a cookout. My dad, step mom, brother, and I played some Scrabble and just hung out. It was such a fun day.
The kids and I have a trip to the LOMB today with a group. We bought the tickets in advance so we culd get the group rate. The thing that sucks about it though is that we're locked into this date, and I think it's a little cool out (and overcast right now) for it. *shrugs* Oh well.
I had such an amazing weekend. I am the happiest I have been in a long time, I just can't stop smiling. I have like this glow and some pep in my step despite the severe lack of sleep. That's all I got for you guys right now. Will check back tomorrow!