This weekend is my big cleaning weekend. My husband and I divide and conquer the scrubbing of the house Saturday morning and then we usually chill out for the rest of the day.
I started a month with no booze 12 days ago. So far, so good. Last weekend was a little tough because I am just use to having a couple glasses of wine, sitting on the couch and binge watching something on Netflix after I do my chores. Last weekend my daughter and I decided to experiment with watercolors. Instead of drinking and lounging, I chugged water, ate a ton of popcorn and tried to paint with watercolors for a while. Then I read and relaxed. It was nice, until I stepped on the scale this past Monday and realized I was probably my heaviest ever.
I decided to add exercise in and so this week I have been working out in the mornings and doing a 7 minute workout with my daughter at night. I’m also not stuffing a bowl of popcorn and Swedish fish in my face as a snack when I am not hungry… Instead I am drinking water and tea and trying to watch what I eat. So far so good, and I am down 5 lbs. I’m still up from where I was a few months ago, but I’ll take it! Down is down, right?
I have to say that I have noticed a difference in me this week too. My skin seems clearer, I feel like I can focus a little better and my clothes fit better. Enough good things that I am encouraged to keep this up for a bit. I have been reading the benefits of quitting alcohol and supposedly after the 2nd week, there is an even bigger difference. The last time I went a full month without drinking I was pregnant and I just felt pregnant so that doesn’t count.
This weekend I plan on working with my daughter on her book she wrote. We have to redo the illustrations and make them a little bigger. Then my husband can work on it and format it so we can publish it on KDP. I plan on checking out a few stores I have been meaning to get too. I also have a book to finish reading and 2 more waiting to be read so I think I am good for the weekend. It’s not supposed to rain either so maybe we can get outside to clean the yard a little and prep for spring.
We have to replant the grass in the backyard. We fenced it in last year for the dogs and they really went to town running everywhere and digging. That’s going to be one of our spring projects. I think that’s mostly it for the weekend.
I have to grocery shop tonight and I am not looking forward to it. People are going nuts around here. I heard there are 400 people per hour rushing into the local Costco. One parent showed me pictures of empty shelves where the toilet paper and paper towels were. I get the cleaning supplies but why are people hoarding toilet paper? Does the coronavirus make you poop? This coronavirus has people going crazy.
It is getting closer to us. There haven’t been any confirmed cases in CT yet, but there are a few in New York which is really close and there are a lot of people who commute in everyday that live here.
Schools are talking about closing procedures. As are businesses. It’s kind of crazy but it’s better to be cautious, I guess. I’m not going to freak out yet but I am dreading the store tonight.
How about you? What are your weekend plans?