For the first time since starting the nursing program (Jan. 04) I am not reading ahead of time, but only because I did not get to the bookstore in time to get my books and syllabus
Hopefully I will get them on Monday and that way I will be able to spend a whole week preparing for class. So this break I have been (this is so, so, so, unlike me) preparing meals and freezing them. I really am not a good cook nor do I enjoying cooking, but I also do not like spending so much money on having my family of 5 eat out all the time. Nor do I like the fact that they are getting into a habit of eating the same foods for every meal.....there is not much variety between burgers and pizza. Other than that I have also been doing alot of shopping. It surprises me how much I like being in something a little more fashionable than scrubs
. Shock of all shocks...I can still coordinate an outfit! But in all the shopping that I have been doing I also realized (more like slapped in the face as I went into dressing rooms) that I not only gained a few (more like 20) pounds but that I am also getting rather out of shape. With the slap of weight gain reality I did start power walking again and even moved my treadmill right into the living room, no excuses now! I can deal with extra pounds, but when body parts start bulging and sagging in all the wrong directions it is a clear indicator that it is time to fight back. I also wanted to start to refinish my kitchen cabinets, but with my kids being on break it is really difficult to start a lengthy project because of all the interruptions. Hopefully the cabinets can wait until summer break when I will not have any classes at all.