It’s been cold here this week. I’ve been spending my days huddled in front of the space heater with a blanket. I am not sure why I have felt so cold all of the sudden… It’s not any colder than it was a few weeks ago when we were icebound for a week, and our thermometer tells me the heat is working. It’s supposed to be in the high 50s all next week and I’m excited!
I can tell it’s winter because we got our gas bill the other day – $345. Sigh. I lay awake at night and dream that I somehow obtained a million bucks, and I imagine what I would do with this house. Or even just $50k. It’s easier than dealing with the current reality.
I have started the ball rolling for our next annual Gerig reunion! I am so excited. I made this awesome graphic for this year’s reunion:
I have fun making the graphics every year, and I think this might be my favorite. All the info is on a Facebook – let me know if you’re interested and didn’t get the event invite.
I swam twice this week. I was aiming for three times, but it just didn’t happen on Friday. The childcare is only open until 1, so I have to really not dawdle in order to get Savannah and I ready, get to the Y, do all my swimming, take a shower, and pick her up again before 1. The childcare opens up again later in the day, but then the pool is overtaken for the swim team practice so if I want to swim I have to go early. I really do enjoy swimming. It’s great exercise and less painful to me than running. :-) I have heard that it’s slower losing weight by swimming versus running, but I figure if I’m more likely to do it then it’s overall better. I was hoping to do a triathlon, but to be honest I’m not sure I want to put the money to it right now. I’d have to buy a bike, helmet, bike shorts, and perhaps bike shoes. It all adds up! If I decided to race, I would also need to get a cap for swimming and perhaps a racing suit, and some running clothes since pretty much none of my clothes are very comfortable to me. But for now, I can do laps in the suit and goggles I have, and it works fine. I’m hoping if I keep to the swimming and pay more attention to my diet, I’ll lose the weight I’m trying to lose. 40 lbs by the Gerig Reunion! That’s my goal, anyways. We’ll see… Anyways, that’s enough about that. I get depressed talking about weight.
Savannah has learned to say “hi” and “bye”. It’s very cute. Also, today we were at Wendy’s, and she and Paul both got nuggets. At one point, Paul dumped his nuggets onto his tray. Savannah saw him, and in turn dumped her nuggets onto the tray, too. It was very cute!
That’s all I got. My life is really not very interesting.