I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I blogged last. Although in my defense I will say that I was swamped with research papers and grading, but that is now over, as I just submitted the final grades for the semester (and they’re not even officially due until next Tuesday). I am beyond glad this semester is over; it’s been a very strange semester, one I am sure I will always remember because of what happened on Feb. 5, but I am not sad to bid it farewell.
Next Thursday, Stephen and I head up to Illinois, where we will drop off our baby, Bailey, with Stephen’s parents. The next day we head out for our vacation to St. Louis! I’m so excited to be getting away, and I haven’t been to St. Louis in a long time, so it should be a great, relaxing trip. We scored a 4-star hotel on Priceline for $46/night, thanks to my hubby’s amazing skills. We’ll be in St. Louis through Tuesday morning, and then we’ll end up back in Jackson that Wed. It’s a trip to celebrate our anniversary (we couldn’t get the hotel during our actual anniversary date) and Stephen’s birthday, and I hope it’s a great one. (I can’t believe I’ve almost been married for a year!)
Last week we saw Iron Man, and it was an excellent movie. I had no idea what it was about except that it was based on a comic book, and I was pleasantly surprised. Robert Downey, Jr. did a fabulous job in his role, and all in all the movie was incredibly entertaining and engaging. I definitely recommend it and wouldn’t mind seeing it again.
For my birthday last October my great friend Diana got me a reading journal, in which I list each book I’ve read since then and any other information I want to list, like the dates I read it, who wrote it, what I thought about it, memorable quotes, etc. It was a great gift, and I was really good about using it, but somewhere in the middle of the semester I fell out of the habit. My goal this summer is to read all the books I have at home that I haven’t read, and I’m going to record each of them in the journal. I don’t even know how many books that is, so that goal may be amended, but that’s where I’m starting. I’m bad about buying books and then not reading them because I get drawn to another book, and I want to be able to say that I’ve read every book I own.
I’m also going to revamp my exercise routine. During the semester I’ve been somewhat limited in the amount of time I can spend working out, but now that I have the entire months of June and August off, I’ll have a lot more time, and I want to use that time to continue shaping and toning my body (I have a looong way to go). I’m going to try and get in 35-45 minutes of exercise 6 days a week this summer, and I want to do with a variety of different exercises.
I don’t want to waste the time I have this summer, so I want to be diligent with my time, making Bible reading and prayer a priority along with my weight loss. I have a tendency to become a complete lazy bum when I don’t have a set schedule, and I don’t want that to be the case this time around. Sloth does not honor God.
Now that I’ve rambled about nothing, I’m off to lunch with my dear husband!