Snow. No snow. Snow's back! Stock up on milk and bread! Well, looks like it went right over us. Seriously? What's the only profession where you can be wrong nearly every time and STILL get paid (besides politics)??? I should've been a meteorologist! :)
Well this week has been a flop, as predicted. On the ironic side of that, I saw a lower # on the scale than I have in several weeks. I guess I really do need to take some measurements in inches and not rely solely on the scale while exercising. Looks like going to the gym really does add numbers to the scale from swollen muscles or water retention or whatever because I have been super inactive and not eaten very well this week at all. It's been run, run, run all week!
Yesterday was my older two girls' 4H speech workshop. The actual speech contest is on Tuesday evening, but anyone who wanted to could go to the workshop to see what critiques the 4H lady had for their speeches. Public speaking was always my strong point in school. I was public schooled. I have several ribbons or certificates for public speaking contests in DECA or 4H or other competitions in school. My kids, being homeschooled, have never had the opportunity to stand in front of a classroom and read a book report or anything. I know public speaking isn't for everyone, but I do think it's a very good skill to have. The girls were reluctant to participate in the county competition after winning their ribbons at our local 4H club, but I have really encouraged them to. So yesterday, I was SO PLEASED with how they did. They were honestly the only kids you could clearly hear without straining. They also were not boring to listen to. The 4H lady told them both that they had great enunciation of their words and good inflection. Middle daughter is a fidgeter (kept raising up on her toes and falling back down on her heels), and older daughter needs to work on eye contact. Other than that, no corrections. Just continue practicing. I told them just how proud I was of them and how well they did. I really think one of them would've won out of yesterday's crowd. But I let them know that the county competition will have many more 5th graders who could be way more awesome than them but to just do their best. They don't seem to care, and I really don't either. I am just tickled for them to have this experience.
I'm about to go for a much-needed hair trim and eyebrow wax! My hairdresser always teases me that I definitely get my $8 worth in my eyebrow wax. Haha I just find myself so busy in life right now that I wait until things can just be put off no longer. Of all things, after the week I've had, I realized that on Monday Disabled Man has his first-time hematology appointment. I usually just get him a ride to routine appointments, but anything special like this I need to go to with him because he doesn't answer questions accurately. :::sigh::: But at least it's not until 2:45, so I will get to go to the gym and have a mostly normal day!
Well, I hope you each have a great weekend, snow or not! :)