Friday, December 16, 2011

Crazy Busy Week!

Sorry I've been kind of MIA from posting and commenting this week.  I'm going to try and catch up on all of your blogs tonight.  This week I have been going non-stop.

Work has been crazy busy.  We're working on a project implementation that is going live at the end of January and we're trying to develop all of the training materials and get things finished up this week since everyone will be out of the office for the holidays.  Our training starts on January 9th, so even though it feels like we still have awhile, it's really just right around the corner.  I'll be traveling for 3 weeks in January to Washington DC, The Woodlands, and Atlanta to deliver the training.  It's going to be a crazy next month!

But it hasn't been all work.  This week I got to do lots of fun stuff too!  Monday night I went to my lap-band support group and got to see Beth and Debi.  Tuesday night I got to hang out and have dinner with friends and Wednesday I went to a painting party for my friend Michelle's birthday.  I had never been to a painting party, but it was really fun.  I'm not very artistic so I wasn't sure if I would be able to do it or not, but it was pretty easy.

Then last night I went with my friend Heather to the Gaylord Texan to see the ICE exhibit.  The Gaylord is only 10 miles from my house, but I have never been.  All the Christmas decorations there were so beautiful!  It was amazing to see all the ice sculptures and all the detail that went into making them.

I'm so excited because my little sister comes home tomorrow!

I have lots to do tomorrow and then she flys in around 6:30.  I'm going to pick her up fromt he airport and then we're having a party at my parents house.  I'm planning on spending the weekend over there and then on Sunday we're all getting together to celebrate my Grandmother's 84th birthday. It should be a super fun weekend and really I don't think it will slow down for at least the next month.

Even though I've been constantly on the go, I've still managed to get in my workouts and even a little more this week than usual.  I've just been trying to schedule them in whenever I have a free moment whether it's late at night or during lunch.

I read this on the Beck Diet Solution website today and thought it was really good.
"If you were driving on the highway and missed your exit, would you say, “Forget it” and keep driving? No! You’d get off at the very next exit and turn around. If you make a mistake this weekend, immediately turn yourself around and get right back on track."
I'm guilty of eating something that probably wasn't the best choice and then continuing to eat bad instead of just getting right back on track.  Hope everyone has a great weekend full of good choices!


  1. I always think this, but never say it, you are such a pretty lady!
    Hope the holidays treat you well.

  2. You look fab! That Ice Sculpture Exhibit looks AMAZING! Nice quote by the way as well! :)

  3. I'm so excited about your sister being home? Is she back for good or just for the holidays? Enjoy this busy time. The painting party sounds fun. I love the pics.

  4. your painting looks great! i guess i somehow missed it somewhere - but what sort of industry do you work in?
    Even though I lived in DFW for 8 years I never went to the Gaylord! I would always have friends going there for one thing or another and it always happened I had other plans for those nights!

  5. Love the painting! Have a great time with your sister!!!

  6. I'm loving the idea of a painting party! Sounds like just the right mix of childish birthday fun and grown up sophistication.

    The decoratons are so gorgeous. I've spent 5 Christmases in the US. The UK just can't do the decoration bit as well. xx

  7. Look at those skinny legs ! You go girl !! :) I like the saying of turning around and getting back on the right road :) Thanks for the reminder !

  8. Wow Ice Sculptures are amazing! Were do you get all the energy? Have a great time!

  9. Gorgeous pictures!! You look SO thin in your top pictures. So proud of you darlin!!! Yay!

  10. We went to the Gaylord in Florida last year when my daughter was really missing snow. We did both the snow and ice exhibit! I was awesome! Enjoy your time with your sister!

  11. I love that quote! It's exactly how I feel about weight loss. :)

  12. Have so much fun with your sister!!!! And thank you thank you for my Secret Bandit gifts!!!! I will do a post soon!!

  13. What a great looking weekend! And I think the painting is really cute and now you have a Christmas decoration to remember the occasion for always. Very cool idea!

  14. Wow! You are one busy chica!
    That Gaylord Texan place looks sooo neat! I wish we had something like that here.

    Love the comment about 'turning around'! It's just fabulous!