by Rebecca Talley
Yep, my house is definitely the nuthouse! We're neck deep in home projects hoping to finish them all by next Thursday when everyone starts arriving for the open house. I'm thrilled to be getting so many projects done, especially since some of them have been lingering around the house for years. But, it's been such a time crunch that I've had to shift focus from other important things like finishing the final revisions on my next manuscript and getting a son to finish his Eagle project. He's only 13, so there's time, but I'd planned to have him do his project this summer, but wedding plans, sewing dresses, and home projects all took precedence. But, we'll get back to it in a couple of weeks and get 'er done.
I didn't lose any weight this last week, nor did I gain any. I still have 9 lbs. to get to my goal weight and hope I can do it by the end of the month--just in time to gorge myself on Halloween candy, carmel popcorn, and carmel apples (at least that one is sort of healthy, right?).
I'm back on Phase 1 of the South Beach diet for the week and hope to lose a pound or two in the next week. The weight stress is nothing compared to the open house stress I feel. At least I have some of the decorations done. And, let me just vent for a moment. I scheduled the church for Friday and Saturday next week. Somehow, that info was lost and another member of the ward scheduled a wedding the night before the open house. I'm thrilled this young woman is getting married and very happy for her, but that means I can't decorate when I needed to and I won't have the tablecloths I was counting on so now I'm in search of other tablecloths. I'm sure it will all work out, but it throws another kink into the plans.
In two weeks, I'll be so relaxed!!