Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday Blog FAIL

     Well, if you actually read this every day you already know that my effort to blog daily failed Wednesday.  I have a feeling this trend will continue each Wednesday until we're finished with our regular Wednesday programming.  I'm just beat by the time I get home at the end of the evening.  We have an awesome program on Wednesday nights where our kids learn to serve others through a variety of projects. They do an outstanding job.  This week one of the group surprised Sandy and I by making chocolate covered pretzels for us.  Not great for the diet, but I will admit they were some of the best chocolate covered pretzels I've ever had.  Way to go Cooking Team!
     I feel like I'm in the middle of a time where I have so many things on the "to do" list and none getting done.  Part of it has to do with our trip.  If you don't know yet, Spencer and I are traveling with my entire family to England and Scotland at the end of May for almost 2 weeks.  We are very very excited about our trip.  Trips like this don't just happen though.  There is much to get done and that's where I'm getting hung up.  We've got to go get our passports.  However before I can get mine I have to go get my name changed on the social security registry.  Yeah, never did that when I got married.  Then when that's done I can do the passport thing.  I've still got to pay my dad for our plane tickets from London, England to Glasgow, Scotland, we've got to buy our tickets from Omaha to Denver (where we'll meet the fam) and we've got to save for all the fun stuff we want to do there as well as the cost of housing and food.  It'll be so fun, it's just a little overwhelming right now.
     Another thing I have to do is file our taxes.  It's my first year filing minister's taxes and I was too nervous to do it myself.  So, I set up an appt with H&R Block for next week.  I had no idea being "clergy" would mean so many things to the tax world.  I've got to keep track of mileage, housing allowance, pay taxes four times a year, and all that, and then wager in the part of the year I worked for Kid's Club plus the housing allowance and Spencer's W2= too much work for me.  I'd rather pay Mr. Tim Tobias of H&R Block to do it for me!
     Today was fantastic.  I real lazy day which is something I don't feel like I've had for a long time.  I slept in for a long time.  I won't tell you how late it was when I got up because I'll either make you jealous or you'll make fun of me for it.  I made lunch (spaghetti= 419 cal) and caught up on Biggest Loser from Tuesday.  Then I read my book for awhile... loving that.  I had a 2 blueberry muffins for snack (240 cal) and went to the church for a little while to finish up stuff from last night.  I should probably explain that Thursdays aren't normally my day off... Fridays are.  While we wait for our new office manager to start we've all been taking turns covering on Fridays.  So tomorrow is my day to cover and I got today off instead.  I came home and was down right productive.  I put away laundry, started more laundry, did dishes, cleaned up the kitchen and dining room, and started getting the guest room ready for Preston.
     Then I made dinner, Pesto Chicken roll-ups (185 cal), sugar snap peas (40 cal), applesauce (100 cal), and brownie minis (75 cal)!  Yum!

Total calories for the day= 1059.  Maybe waking up late and not eating breakfast paid off! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow that trip sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear about it, and good luck with everything leading up to it!