Wet & Not-So-Wonderful

Friday, 22 June 2012

Finally its Friday, although I don't know why I look forward to the weekends. It's not as though I get them off. Mommy never gets a day off.

It's pouring down raining (of course, I mean this is summer in England, right?) and all I want to do is go back to sleep. I mean, really, who wants to go out in this? But I do have to get the monster to school. And I need a trip to ASDA for milk and a few other things. I'm struggling through my morning coffee right now, mourning the fact that there wasn't enough milk to make it taste good. As much as I'd like to drop Hunter at school--by the way I really miss big yellow school buses right about now (I may have said that before, I have deja vu)-- and come home for a nap, I think I'll go straight to the store and get that over with. Unless I could talk my hubby into going after work...

So here's a wrap up to my week. I have started calorie counting and working out (sparsely since my knees ache for days after) and I really thought I was doing good. The scale though otherwise. I have actually gained 2 pounds! My hubby (who has lost 15 pounds in the last 3 weeks, bastard) says its because I am not eating the right combination of foods. I think I'm eating too many carbs. Carbs always were my downfall. Hell, most days I skip at least one meal because I am too busy with the kids or I just forget to eat. These sleepless nights are really taking their toll.

So I've decided to go back on Atkins for a while. I know it's controversial, but I don't care. It works. Ages ago I did just the induction phase (would've carried on, but had my wisdom teeth out and was limited on what I could eat) and I lost tons, plus I felt amazing. Last night as I stepped off the scale and hobbled to my room (my knees are shot anyway, but the extra weight makes even walking a chore) I decided to hop on line and order some shakes and bars. There's also the added benefit that I can eat/drink even if I'm feeding the baby or driving to school. Maybe now I'll have three meals a day.

As if this week's weather wasn't enough to depress me, I have also taken a long hard look at my bills. I need to pull myself out of debt before my birthday in September if I am going to have any chance of staying home with Scarlett until the new year. Basically, I need to write about 100 articles between now and September 10th. It is doable-- before we went to the states I raised spending money by writing 6-10 per week-- but it won't be fun.

As well as article writing, I need to decide which story to pitch to HAR next month and make sure I have a pitch and a partial ready. Of course, the ADHD is acting up and I keep dreaming about my 'Red, White, and Blue' series, wishing I could enter one of those stories instead. But I don't think I am anywhere close to being able to submit one of them. Isn't always the way. I'm going to ask if I can post my synopses, or at least my blurbs, here to get a little feedback. I really want to choose the right one this time. I've waited so long for a HAR pitch.

It's nearly time to wake the baby and take her out into this miserable weather, so I'm going to wrap this up. I still need to print up the monster's school project and get it into a folder for him. Hopefully, I'll be back to post some writing next week. Enjoy your weekend!

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