Week In Review~June 3

I think that the Week In Review as dreamed up by Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets, is a Wonderful idea! I love being a part of it. As you’ve seen if you’ve read my last few WIR posts…I’m not doing well…My efforts have been lack luster and I can’t really find my rhythm with it.  Well as in most things, especially those things that are blog related, I’m not going to let that stop me.  I’m here to take my punishment (self-inflicted, because everyone has been very supportive!) again!  I love WIR and I’m sticking with it regardless of how pathetic my efforts might be!

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One of my issues with Week In Review is that I’m never sure if I want to start on Sunday or Monday as my first day. Officially Sunday is the first day of the week, but then Monday is the start of the work week.  But I think I’ll start this with Monday…I’m not going to do a Day by Day because maybe that should be another link up altogether!

Monday was Memorial day and we were at my sister Ele’s house again for dinner.  I just realized that the photos I took that evening are on my phone and I have no idea how to move them to my computer.  I’ll have to talk to my nephew (who fortunately, I’ll be seeing this afternoon!) for a few more pointers.  He helped me with how to save battery life.  He’s quite handy to have around! We were there with our friend, Jim from Washington and we had a great time.

Tuesday, Ralph and I took Jim to breakfast because Ele had to get back to work.  We missed her being with us but we had a good time.  It’s always fun having Jim around.  I think we’ll be seeing him again around 4th of July time.

There were several lunches out with Gail and Alice this week.  Since they’re leaving for Maine this coming week for the whole summer, I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible.  We made several stops at various Goodwills this week.  We went to one that’s a Goodwill outlet.  Very strange.  Everything is in huge blue bins (kind of messy…) and most of the stuff you pay for by the pound! They have huge scales built-in the floor and people just roll their cart on it and find out what they owe.  I bought 3 books(2 for Ralph) and they’re only 25 cents each so I got the deal!   I’ve been very good about NOT buying things whether at thrift stores or regular stores.  I don’t need anything else, and I’m working to get rid of all of this stuff I have here.  I need to do some serious work on yard sale prep this week.  That will be a lot to tell for next week!

Thursday was the focus for Ralph and Me for this week.  Ralph’s grandson, Patrick was receiving his Eagle Scout award this week.  He will be graduating from high school in 2 weeks and then in August, he’ll be entering the Army.  Ralph as an Army veteran, is very proud of him.  He’s done 4 years of Air Force ROTC and had planned on the Air Force, but due to various issues decided on the Army instead.


Patrick and his fellow Eagle Scout, Kiran taking the pledge.



Patrick’s Mom, Heather, pinning on his Eagle Scout patch.



Patrick giving his speech, thanking those who helped and inspired him in this journey, especially his Grandpop, Ralph who encouraged him and gave him a love for all things military.  Grandpop of course was very touched.



Patrick, Kiran and two previous Eagle Scouts from their troop.



Patrick, Grandpop and brother Alex.  Grandpop doesn’t look too proud or anything!  It was a great night.

Saturday found me at Weight Watchers with my first gain in a long time, but it was only a quarter pound, so I’m not letting it worry me.  It was a pretty exciting day, though.  Three people reached their goals.  I was especially proud of Gail who hit 49 pounds lost and Alice who reached 91 pounds lost!  I am so proud of them.  I also found out that our friend Margot who was working the program with us in Florida reached 20 pounds lost.  I’m so excited for all of our success.  We just have to keep working…that’s the Key with Weight Watchers.

So it’s Sunday again and we have a fun day ahead  of us.  A picnic/barbecue at our niece, Marie’s house should be fun!  I’ll let you know next week!

Don’t forget to stop by at Clean Eats, Fast Feets and see what kind of week everyone else has had!

Happy Monday! Happy Birthday, Kristen!!!


22 responses to “Week In Review~June 3

  1. Congrats on the Eagle Scout in your family- that’s quite the accomplishment. We helped Andrea’s Scout troop earn their Bronze awards (girl scouts) and just the bronze level was a lot of work!
    And a Goodwill outlet that charges by the pound? Omigosh, I gotta find me one of them!

    • Thanks, Melonie! We’re really proud of Patrick for what he accomplished. Sounds like the Bronze level was a lot of work too. Congrats to Andrea’s troop! Yes, Goodwill…by the pound…First one I’ve ever seen. They said that it gets all the things that don’t sell at the regular Goodwills. Maybe you can find them on line. Have a great day!

  2. Kimberley Cussins

    Congrats to the new Eagle Scout in the family! I This past Friday night Aidan just advanced in Cub Scouts, from the Wolves to the Bears! His Mom works pretty late, so I had the honor of being the guardian there for his advancement! Unbeknownst to the scouts, the pack leaders had blown eggs and managed to get the badge inside the empty shell. So for the presentation the guardian stood behind the scout as the leaders passed out the eggs and napkins to the scouts. The scout then handed the parent behind them the egg symbolizing their trust, and in unison parents gently smashed the egg on the scouts head breaking the egg and revealing the badge. It was a sweet moment, kind of funny, yet sentimental. He has come so far in his short life journey, and I am so very proud to be a part of this young man’s life. Scouting is a wonderful experience for kids; building life skills, strong moral character and life-lasting friendships. Scouting is also a big family support commitment, every step they take, family is there to support them. So Congratulations to your grandson Patrick and to the whole family who has supported his endeavor! You should all be shining with pride! xoxoxo

    • Kim that sounds like such a cool way to approach the ceremony. Aidan is so lucky that he’s had you in his life. I know you’ve helped him in so many ways. That’s just the kind of person you are. So nice that you were able to be a part of it. We’re very proud of Patrick. Now it’s on to graduation and then into the Army in August! Yikes! Many hugs and much love to you, Sweetie!

  3. !!!! thank you! and happy picnic to you.

  4. There is a thrift store near my house that sells some clothes by the pound. I think that’s so funny!

    Congrats to the Eagle scout!

  5. A friend of mine’s son just made Eagle Scout too. Quite an impressive accomplishment!

  6. Sorry about the gain but 1/4 lb id really nothing! And congrats to those who met their goals. 91 lbs! Amazing.

    • I was quite impressed, especially with my friends Gail and Alice. They’ve struggle for so many years and now seem to have the rhythm of the whole thing and they’re off and running. It’s such a plus that we’re all working on it together and supporting each other. Such a Plus! Have a great day, Ameena!

  7. Congratulations to Patrick. About 50 years ago, I received Canada’s equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award; it was called the Queen’s Scout Award. I understand the hard work and dedication that is required. Well done, Patrick.

    And well done you, to limit the weight gain to 1/4 pound! As for my weight, I could lose about 90 pounds; that would at least make a good start. Of course I don’t want to lose too much; I need that for hibernation over the winter.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

    • Thanks for the congrats to Patrick, Rob. He’s a great kid as is his brother. We’re very proud of both of them. Congrats to you on you award regardless of the number of years ago. Now as far as that hibernation padding…perhaps we need to work on that. I can give you some pointers if you’re ever interested…just saying…for health reasons and all that stuff…we can get you some quilts to keep you warm during hibernation! 😉

      • Thanks for the offer, Fran. I’m trying to pull a number of things together in my life. My weight is one of them, but it’s not at the top of the list. When it gets to the top, I’d love to hear some ideas from you.

        Blessings and Bear hugs!

        Rob-bear, Post-Socratic Gadfly desert.epiphanies@sasktel.net bears-noting.blogspot.com in-the-urban-forest.blogspot.com

      • Rob, keep me in mind…any time for coaching. I worked for Weight Watchers for 15 years and still follow the program myself. I’ve even been considering going back to work for them. I’m here to help if I can. I know lots of tricks to help lose and maintain once you’ve lost. I’d be happy to help!

  8. What exciting news about your nephew and being able to witness the ceremony must have been great. Also, congratulations to Gale and Alice for their amazing weight loss (despite an off week, you are also doing incredible).
    For me, the WIR makes me feel better about all the things I managed to get done, despite all the things still to do on my list. It gives me a sense of accomplishment like wow, I did all that and I didn’t even realize it. I hope you get some of that from it too.

    • Meghan, I really have. Life is a jumble at the moment (you’d probably shoot yourself!) but step by step I’m getting the bigger picture things chipped away so that the smaller accomplishments seem bigger. Thanks for your encouragement. I love WIR and it truly does help to put things in perspective. Take care!

  9. Great review Fran and congrats to the new Eagle Scout!

    Oh, and definitely don’t let that .25 worry you. I’m sure it was just a fluke.

  10. Congrats to the Eagle scout! I’m always impressed with people who put forth that much effort to stick with that program all through their schooling. And then to go on to the Army…very, very cool.
    I hope you’re having a great day!

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