: Yeah, I know the feeling. DH was out of the country for 3 weeks out of the last 5, just flying back and forth. It's hard to deal with at first, but then the time becomes (at least for me) a chance to reflect on my relationship with him (still in love with him even after nearly 10 years together) and what kinds of naughty things I can do to him when he gets back!
: LOVE the name! My advice about the food shopping is to plan what you will eat for the whole week on a Sunday. Then give the chore to look for what's in the freezer, pantry, bathroom (TP/toothpaste/deodorant, etc) to the kids or DH. My food bill has dropped dramatically, I'm using up what's in the freezer and pantry and making far less trips to the market (used to be 4-5 times a week, now it's 2 if I'm really lucky). Sorry that your sister lost her job. It's a hard thing to deal with if you've worked with her for a long time.
: French class sounds great. I'm taking a Latin class and it's super hard!
: French food is divine! Boeuf Bourguignon is my favourite French dish ever.
: Good on you! SMART goals are easy enough for anyone to use in a variety of situations. I've been using it with my weight-loss for a while, though I did fall off the bandwagon for a time. Anyway, I got back on. I'm debating whether 5 kilos (11 pounds) by the end of the year is attainable; I'm a notorious slow loser, but I've lost 4kg before in 2 months. It can't be all that hard!! I'll just have to stick with the diet and remember that hunger does not mean that I'll starve to death!
Life is good with the school holidays. Using the time wisely in three things: writing my novel, researching my papers and cleaning the house (in that order). The weather's crap- lots of rain and cloud. It would be nice to get out and walk the dog for an hour or so, but the combination of the rain and the cold is really stopping me.
I got another carrot dance today. I got down to 86.0 this morning on my trend (85.4 on the scale).
Perhaps now, life is going to start turning around for me. Maybe, this is the time that I will finally lose the last 15-20kg that I want to lose. Maybe by this time next year, I will have gotten down to 16% body fat instead of the 30% I am now.
And now, I'm going to change my butterfly at the bottom...