Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 199 - Day 204 Update

I have decided that for the time being, I will be blogging once a week with an update of what I did to be healthier. I hope that as I get used to work, my new schedule and organize my life more, I will have time for daily blogging. But, the truth is, that right now I just don't. I easily work 40+ hours every week, by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is get on the computer. So, this is another choice I have made to be happier. Here is a recap of what I did this week:

Sunday, Day 199 - We dropped our 2 oldest off at summer camp. I love them more than anything. But, absence makes the heart grow fonder. A week of vacation was a lot of togetherness, we all needed a separation.

Monday, Day 200 - Hydrate! It was a heat wave this week. Wow, I cannot believe how hot it really was. My best defense was to keep a bottle of water with me and keep myself hydrated. It made all the difference.

Tuesday, Day 201 - Revisit my plan to have a salad every day. Since I am doing a weekly recap, I can say that I had a salad 3 out of the 5 days. Not too bad, but it could be better.

Wednesday, Day 202 - Stay inside. Again, the heat was unbearable. We stayed inside all day, keeping cool. Wednesday was the hottest day in Milwaukee since 1995!

Thursday, Day 203 - Clean my desk. I have been employed for 7 weeks and my desk was already a disaster. I took 30 minutes before I left yesterday and cleaned it. What a difference.

Friday, Day 204 - We have a nice sun room that we never use. This morning I woke up at 5:30, made myself some coffee and took the paper out to the sun room. I have not done that in years! I am going to make a real effort to that more often. It made me very happy.

I am also going to try to start trying to keep up with the frugal things I have done all week. I used to do that when I started this blog. So, here is my weekly list of frugal acts.

Sunday - Resisted the urge to eat dinner out after dropping the kids off 3 hours away from home.

Monday - Kept the curtains closed to keep the house cool during this very warm week.

Tuesday - Left overs for dinner. Need I say more. It was easy, cheap and the house stayed cool because I did not have to turn on the oven.

Wednesday - Shop the freezer. I am trying not to go to the grocery store for a lot of stuff. We have a lot of meat in the freezer. I found some pork stew meat, I put it in the crock pot, covered it with BBQ sauce and made pulled pork for sandwiches. It was delicious.

Thursday - My husband will love this one. I visited my friends at Yankee Candle and found a candle that I wanted. I did not buy it. I walked away without buying anything.

Friday - Washing the laundry in cold water today.