I am a bit overscheduled this school year. I am trying very hard to meet the social needs of my 3 social butterflies and it has almost put me in the loony bin. I am trying diligently to follow through on some commitments and then begin to pare back some of our activities. It will be a very painful thing, this paring back.
- I have actually had the thought recently, "Can one have too many friends?" I used to say no, never. I still believe that at my core, I just don't feel like I am being a very good friend to any of my friends. Several of them are being REALLY AWESOME friends to me though. I can't even begin to list all the ways I have been blessed by friendships lately. God has really heaped on some blessings via my friends. Actually, I think that may have always been the case...I'm just at a heightened state of awareness right now because I am really weak and needy.
- I have lost 9 more pounds in the last couple of weeks and I am actually looking forward to returning to the doctor for my next weigh in. No sugar and no starches. It really is simple...after a few days of it are under my belt. I truly believe sweets and breads are my addiction. Right now I feel like a normal person-a person who isn't driven constantly by the craving of food, especially sweets. I am enjoying it.
- School... Let's just say we have started and our co-op has also started. I am already behind on grading papers and the kids are often doing double work to make up for insane scheduling. Co-op is going to be just as challenging as I thought. I don't think I am co-op material, it just always sounds so good. I gaze longingly at the bus as it drives by and wonder aloud, "Why am I doing this again? I forgot."