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October 29, 2012

The Weekend Recap

What a quiet Finish It Friday it was this week. I hope that all is well for my Finish It Friday friends. I wonder if some of you were busy getting prepared for the hurricane? If so…I was thinking about you this weekend, hoping that the storm dies down or somehow switches course and heads back out to sea. 


Here’s how my weekend turned out.



  • Boot camp and run (maybe). I decided not to go to boot camp this week, so that I could run and hit my 43 mile goal. (Which I did!) I’m up to 45.44 miles for the month and somehow this has caused me to create a new goal:  50 miles for the month. Funny how it goes that way, right? As soon as you reach a goal, a new one sneaks right in and grabs your attention! Does that happen to you, too? 

    I decided, though, that boot camp is a really good part of my regular Saturday morning routine. When I go to boot camp, I accomplish the hardest thing on my weekend to-do list by 9:30 AM Saturday! That fuels my whole day, if not my entire weekend. This Saturday I felt really behind schedule all day, and I never really felt like I got in a getting-things-done groove. But it’s not like I was in a lounge-and-relax groove either. It was just like everything was moving really slow and not grooving at all. I finally got a wind (not even a second wind, but the very first one!) after dinner on Saturday...and started making progress on my “done” list. Moral of the story: boot camp is a really important part of my weekend routine!
  • Pumpkin farm. We went and we’re so glad we did. It was a really nice and relaxing (albeit COLD) afternoon. It was a great day to be out in the country, enjoying family.


Pumpkin Farm



  • Get ready for Halloween. Check! My extrememly minimal Halloween decorating is done. The candy is bought. And the costume is ready. All systems are a go!


  • Weekly meal planning + shopping. Check! We are all ready for the week ahead, including chili makings for trick-or-treating.
  • Make progress on 28 day challenge. Okay…so I dusted the cobwebs and the cold air returns, cleaned the cook top, and cleaned the light fixtures. This last task included washing the glass globes from the dining room chandelier. And here’s where the story get ugly:  I dropped one of the globes on the tile floor! A classic case of one-step-forward-and-two-steps-back. Let’s just say…my first wind died very quickly. Grrrr….  
  • Laundry. Check!


I’m ready (enough) for my sister and step-mom’s visit. I’m looking forward to seeing them…though getting ready for their visit made me really miss my Dad all over again. It's going to be so weird without him here this Halloween. I guess that’s just part of the process...going through those "first times without him" and riding the emotional waves that come with them. (The good news is, this morning I woke up excited to see my sister and step-mom. Every day is different.)


I hope you had a good weekend. I'd love to hear all about it in the comments. And stay safe my friends on the east coast. Stay safe. I'll be thinking about you. 



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Congratulations on meeting your running goal, Aby! Sorry for the slow start on the weekend, but you seem to have accomplished a lot anyway. Enjoy your family this week.

It was definitely quiet for FIF, but I appreciate you posting it. Even when I don't have the opportunity to participate, I miss it when it's not on the blog.

My weekend didn't go as planned with minor upheavals on both Friday and Saturday. Turned out to be a tiring weekend but we did do some fun stuff and spent quality time together, so it's all good.

*Date night (or afternoon) - CHECK!
*Family hot dog cookout (if the weather cooperates) - CHECK! The first one for our 2 year old grandson. What fun!
*Halloween event with grandson - CHECK! Tons of fun watching him "trick or treat"!
*Set up recipe binder - sadly, no :(

*Prepare for/teach Bible class - CHECK!
*Lesson plans - CHECK!
*Weekly planning - CHECK!
*Financial backlog - no
*Study election materials - no. Moving this to top priority for the week.


Thanks, Lycia! It does sound like you had a good weekend. And thanks for your thoughts on Finish It Friday...glad you enjoy it even when you can't participate. And thanks for joining me this week. :)
~ Aby


I accomplished a lot this weekend and although my fun activities were few, we did have them. Jumped right into that pumpkin carving, which I personally do not enjoy. But we got it done and the kids had a good time. They even attended a party and got to do some (like 5 houses) of Trick or Treating before Wed. Ate as much candy as they wanted -how's that for a fun list LOL

Susan DR

This weekend got me both behind and ahead of my goals! Our trick or treat night was changed to last night in advance of the storm, so that is checked off the list! In preparation for Sandy I did all the things I could think of that need power and water (we lose our water when the power is out). And today, while expecting the power to go out I finished TWO craft projects! I never do them so quickly! And, I organized a couple of years of photos, ironed, cooked a stew and cleaned up my craft area, among other things. Now, it is just a matter of when our power goes out here in coastal NH. The wind is fierce right now, but so far we are not flooding. I hope everyone else stays safe.

Dictation Equipment

Hi Aby! Do you have some guide or tips on how to organize a Halloween party in a office? and I"m afraid of the garbage and clutter after the party. :)

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