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The holiday weekend

April 23rd, 2011 at 04:28 pm

Yesterday I stayed in all day (and since it rained all day there wasn't much temptation to go out). I got quite a bit of filing done (my most dreaded task). I also did some reading, played some computer games and caught up on TV episodes I had missed. I was patting myself on the back for not spending any money.

Today I really want to go see a movie. There are two out now that I want to see -- Jane Eyre and Water for Elephants. I tell myself it doesn't happen often that I really want to see something in the theater. And it's only $7.50 for a matinee. I can see them when they come out on DVD, but it's never the same as the big theater experience.

Then I tell myself I made a promise that I wouldn't do any extra spending this month. GRRRRrrrr! I guess I'll let you know tomorrow whether the good me or bad me won.

My ex is hosting a big Easter dinner at his house. It will include not only my kids and grandkids, but his sister's family and his wife's parents. Even though I am a bit of a fifth wheel in these crowds, I will go, as that is where my kids will be. I will go up early to my son's house for the Easter Bunny events in the a.m., so I will have some private time with them beforehand. Anyway, I am now in the process of making deviled eggs to take -- if they peel nicely. If they don't, I'll have to think of something else cheap! Maybe a cranberry walnut tea bread?

Yesterday I met my 1300-calorie goal but was still not rewarded with a change on the scale. I have laid out my eating plan for today, and it should be doable. Tomorrow will be more difficult, but I am determined to stick to this. I am so tired of being chunky.

2 Responses to “The holiday weekend”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    If you saw Water for Elephants, I hope you liked it. I saw it this weekend with my mom, and lOVED it! (It was her second time seeing it - she saw it on a date Friday night.)

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yes! Bad me won, and I went to see Water for Elephants (and it was only $6). I loved it, too. I loved the book, and the movie did a good job capturing the atmosphere and spirit of the book -- which is pretty rare! I thought everyone did a great acting job, especially the elephant. Smile

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