I’ve had stuff on my calendar every day this week. It’s unusual for us to be so busy, but a sign that I was doing too much was that I was still getting the vacuuming finished this afternoon (Friday) when normally I would have had it done on Monday.
Today we had a field trip to see how a newspaper gets printed and into our hands…the man giving the tour was very pleasant and took us around to see the printing presses and the offices and the machine that transfers the pages of the newspaper from computer to aluminum sheets, ready for printing.
After a few errands, we went home, but I still had a nagging feeling in the back of my mind that we should do our Couch to 5K jog. We’re on Week 5 and this time there would be NO walking breaks – just 20 minutes of jogging. Considering it hit the high 20s again today, and that the forecast for Sunday is for a maximum of 15, I thought we could jog down by the lake and then go for a dip. So that’s what we did.
I made the pizza dough and left it to rise while Ninja Boy, Lego Nut and I headed off to the lake. We managed our 20 minutes (can’t say I enjoyed it though)! Then we went in the water – cripes, it was freezing; we all agreed on that.
Then it was home for pizza, which I made sure the boys helped me make. I’m doing a 3 day cleanse, starting today, so I don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove too much. I am limiting myself to raw fruits and vegetables, no oils or nuts, plus “swamp water” (a large bottle of water with a teaspoon of greens powder plus the juice of two lemons). Breakfast was fresh apple juice blended with banana, kale and blueberries. Lunch was avocados and tomatoes with a sprinkling of Himalayan salt and lemon juice. Dinner was cucumber, carrot and apple juice, and a banana. Apples for snacks.
I’d forgotten how good freshly-made juice tastes.
My plan for next week? Nothing, except for dental checkups for all three boys. And I don’t intend to add anything to the calendar all week – I want to get started on the geography workbooks that we bought recently. They are staring accusingly at me from the book rack!