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!
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!!!