Wow. What a weekend. I did something I haven't done in a long time. Actually, two things:
1. I read a book. A 619 page book.
2. I didn't blog.
The first one was great. It felt like home; reading and reading and reading obsessively, only putting down the book when the children's voices whined in desperation. I love to read. And read quickly. I immerse myself into books and when I take too long to read them, they become my life. So I must read, enjoy, and finish. Finish! And finish, I did.
Oh, what book did I read? This one:
And for the record, it's a goodie. Meyer has improved as a writer; her story was very good. I think I might have to buy the sequel to this one, too. I'm likin' this Stephenie Meyer. Her Twilight series makes me feel like a teenager and her Host series makes me feel desire to be a better person. Sounds strange, I know! but if you've read the books, you'll know what I mean.
As for not blogging? I didn't have time. I had to read. This is the problem with my voracious reading-habit that I haven't indulged in for months and months. Plus, I can only do so much when I have to be a mother, too. You understand, right? If you saw no comments from Yours Truly on your amazing posts in the last 3-4 days, you'll forgive me, right? I hope so. I'd forgive you!
A few more exciting items of business:
1. We saw U2!! It was awesome. Huge, 3-D, Bono right in the face, way, way, way, too short, and I dreamt about it that night. Oh, sweet U2, you are the greatest! Oh, and because I'm tired (or just lazy?), go read Bythelbs' review on U2. We think alike in our review of the show. I know I've linked her review already (many times), but I wouldn't want you to have to find it over and over. I'm here for you, dear reader, you know.
Oh! I have to tell you what we did before the U2 movie. Brandon and I went to dinner, and then we went to his office. Very exciting! It was! Why? Well, the break room in his office has "Rock Band" on an X-Box 360. Anyone played Rock Band? It's like Guitar Hero, but there are drums, a bass, singing, etc. All kinds of goodies, and you can do it at the same time. Up to four people on four different instruments (or the same? If you have that many guitars, I guess...) It was so fun! I had never played it before and I blew Brandon away with my mad, mad skillz on the fake guitar. I've got rhythm, people. Who could ask for anything more?
2. I made Lifetime at Weight Watchers on Saturday.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?
Neither can I. In fact, since the world just needs to know and I don't care, I needed to weigh less than 172 pounds to make lifetime (my goal weight was 170; you have to stay within 2 pounds of goal weight for 6 weeks to make lifetime), and what did I weigh in at?? 171.8. Holy Cow! Too close for comfort, but it worked! So, hooray for me! What does this mean? Well, now WW is free. I can go to any meeting, weigh in as much as I want, and it's all free. I never have to pay. The catch? I have to weigh in once a month (and never miss a month) and be under 172 pounds. For the rest of my life. If I end up being over, I have to pay until I'm back under again. Brilliant motivation, I think.
My mother has been lifetime for 8 years and Brandon is going on a couple of months now, so I can do it! I can do it. But holy cow 171.8?? What is that all about? So, I've decided to work on another goal and reach 165. I was 168 when I hit "goal weight", so I know it can be done. I just need to stop eating so many granola bars. PB and chocolate...yummm... Oh, and maybe follow my own advice (please see my How I Lost The Weight Series on my sidebar).
3. My boys are sick. The three of us cuddled on the couch yesterday while Brandon took the girls to church. Not sure what they have; they got it Saturday (well, the feverish symptoms began), and they seem better today, so we'll see. Luckily for us, they didn't show signs of sickness until after the Elder's Quorum family barbecue and then swimming in Kearns with my sister and her family. Unfortunately, the symptoms showed up while we were eating at my sister's place. If my nephews get sick, Michelle, I'm really sorry! But thanks for the food!
That is all for now. I'll announce the winner of my give-a-way tomorrow!