Today has been a yay day for me!  I've been trying to lose weight, and while I've no idea if I've actually lost any, I have been doing very well with the diet and exercise.  Today Stace and I walked 2.5 miles with the kids, and yesterday I did 3.  Very nice.

And now, you asked why I'm so satisfied?  Well, as we were walking we stopped at the playground so the kids could play.  Ali, being the stealthy one that she is, took my cell phone and texted my mother to see if they could stay the night.  Only, she didn't say hey Mimi can we stay the night?  She said Can Ali and Dylan stay the night with you?  Gotta love how she put that on me.  But she said yes so I took the kids up there and then stopped and had Mexican for dinner.  Oh, yes.  Mexican :)  Sigh

I came home and took a hot shower and then I decided I wanted to paint my nails.  I'm wearing grey tomorrow, but I didn't have any grey polish, so I mixed my own.  It turned out pretty well, I think.  Now I'm laying here blogging to you, drinking apple cider (not the watery souped up apple juice, but actual think amazing apple cider) and watching Craig Ferguson because he is my hero :)

And now I shall sleep, because we all know I LOVE to sleep.  Good night world.
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