Week In Review~July 29

It’s time again for Week In Review hostessed by the lovely Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets.  Be sure to check out the other reviewers when you finish here.  It’s fun to see what everyone has been up to.

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Unlike most weeks lately, I did not write this post on Sunday and consequently, I’m scurrying to get it finished this morning.   This may be short and sweet…we’ll see!


Ralph and I had the pleasure of spending most of Monday visiting with his sister Maddie, her husband George and his niece Marie and two sons, Jesse and Trevor.  Maddie and Ralph are Marie’s Godparents so there’s a very close bond there.  We had a wonderful time.  Just being a round a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 1/2 year old can wear you out.  They want to play and since they like us so much, they always want us to do something.  Lots of activity.  They’re wonderful and we had a great day.


There was more sorting and tossing going on.  I got some more boxes of donations ready for the thrift shop.  They’re getting used to seeing me there now!


We went down to Ralph’s house to do some more work.  He was also meeting his grandson Patrick to go to lunch to talk Army stuff.  Patrick reports for basic training in a few weeks and they wanted some time to get together to talk things over.  I worked on packing up things that needed to go to the thrift shop.  I got them all into the truck.  When Ralph and Patrick got back, we had a chance to talk for a while.  This was my last chance to see Patrick before he leaves.  He’ll be leaving while I’m away.  We’re very proud of him.  I won’t say it wasn’t a little sad.


More work around here with sorting.  I made contact with a lady at a local antique store and made plans to bring some things to her to see if she was interested.  She suggested that we bring the things to her shop on Friday for her to take a look.


I realized that some of the things I wanted to take to the antique shop were still at Ralph’s house.  I honestly had thought the lady would say to send her photos first.  So we made a quick trip down there first to pick up the other bin filled with things.

I was surprised to see the things she wanted and what she didn’t want.  I was all wrong about what she would take.  The great thing is since we know her fairly well ( she’s bought things from us before) she gave us suggestions on which other shops in the area might be interested in the things she didn’t take.  I’ll be working on that when I get back from Maine.  I’ll be going through the things packed at my sister Ele’s house then too.  It’s like Christmas opening these boxes and finding what’s in them.  So I’m hoping for more success with getting rid of these things.


Saturday found me at Weight Watchers, no surprise there! I finally had a gain, but it was only a quarter pound.  I’m not really worried, I’m 15 pounds under my goal at the moment.  I won’t let myself get out of hand!

The rest of the day was a little relaxing and a few projects around the house.


Only thing on the agenda was going to a spiritual gathering with Ele.  We always enjoy going to these.  There are a lot of very giving, peaceful people there.  It’s so nice to be with them.

While I was out Ralph worked on sorting through things.  His progress is not as quick or as noticeable as mine but he’s working on it and that’s all I can ask.  He’ll have lots of time to work on things while I’m away.

When I came home, I really vegged out.  One of the cable stations was running a Perry Mason marathon.  I always get sucked into them.  It was very enjoyable.  I napped and watched the rest of the day away.  What a Slug!!

So as of Tuesday, I will be in Maine for two weeks.  I’m really looking forward to it.  I’m not sure what my internet access will be like up there.  Gail tells me it can be spotty at times.  I’m not sure how frequently I’ll be posting.  I can keep up with my smarter-than-me phone on both Twitter (@BCDCFran) and on Instagram (fabstiles)  You can follow me there if you’d  like to see what’s happening.  I will post when I’m able to.  I’m really looking forward to this trip.  Haven’t seen Gail since April!

Everybody enjoy your next two weeks.  I’ll be in touch when I can!

Oh, My Gosh!! I still have to Pack!!

Happy Monday!

9 responses to “Week In Review~July 29

  1. Sounds like a great week!! Have fun in Maine, Fran! 🙂

  2. I love your super calm attitude towards your weight. Some people would literally freak over a 0.25 pound gain. I mean– that’s like smaller than an apple! Haha. And I had no idea that you were 14 under your goal. That’s super impressive 🙂

    This will probably show my age… 😉 But who/what is Perry Mason?

  3. Monday sounds like a great day. Being around kids is so much fun…especially if you get to leave at the end of the day. 😉
    Best of luck to Patrick! I can imagine that was a day full of emotions.
    Wow, two weeks in Maine? That sounds wonderful! Have a great trip!

  4. Sounds like a busy week as always! Have a wonderful time in Maine (I’ve never been but I’ve heard it’s beautiful)

  5. 15 lbs under goal?! Way to go!!!

  6. I think we all need slug days! Those are important to our mental health, and I am super impressed Ralph is doing his own sorting and packing now. It sounds like you finally got him motivated.
    Enjoy your vacation Fran; you deserve it.

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