Catching my breath

Being back at my desk is actually a relief today after playing hostess for the last 2 weekends. We had a great time but my time consisted mostly of cook, clean, serve, clean and repeat. My body feels like I ran a marathon and the recycling bin is going to need a fork lift to make it to the curb this week. I'm so thankful to have a husband who knows how to be a good host and how to help without me having to ask. I'm so lucky and I will never take that for granted!

I did put on 3 pounds over the long weekend but with some work this week, that will be gone in a flash. I only drank one night out of the 3 and because I was so busy, it was easy. As much as I love drinking, I'd rather eat my calories :)

The rest of this week is only slightly crazy. I have a "fancy" birthday party to go to tonight and then my best friends 40th is on Friday. The solution to that dilemma ended up being a wonderful combination of all of your suggestions. She and I are getting a pedicure right after I get out of work and then we are going to dinner at her favorite restaurant with another friend of hers. Then, back to my house for champagne on the deck. Whew. Another thing checked off the long to-do list.

I've decided to do a week of yoga and Pilates to help calm my nerves and in hopes of getting rid of some lower back pain I've developed from doing too much running around and climbing ladders. I have a degenerative disk and normally it doesn't bother me as long as I keep my core strong but I haven't been doing as much of that type of work as I should and I'm paying the price! Fortunately I've learned that repeat visits to the orthopedist and cortisone shots do nothing and it's all about the exercise.

Now that I've bored y'all to tears, I'm off to get some work done and drink about 20 gallons of water. Hope everyone had a great weekend!!