Happy Monday everyone! It’s been a great week here at Schloss D. We visited castles, we organized our house, and we bought a puppy! We decided that since all of our friends were going and having babies that we would expand our family too. But, since we’re on a five year plan before talking about having kids, we thought we’d go small. Also, we want to make sure we can keep something other than us alive.
Our new addition is Loki, he’s an 8 week old Golden Retriever. He is B’s Christmas gift and my future deployment buddy. He’s adorable and we’re stoked to have him as part of our clan.
1. What have you done this week to achieve your goals?
a. Do at least one random act of kindness a week. Check! And I made a new friend-quaintance in the process!
b. Lose 8 lbs – that’s just one lb a week for the remainder of the challenge. Down another 1.5 this week for a total of 4 for the challenge and 15 since the start of Beat the Heat. These challenges have made me feel amazing about my own ability to lose the weight.
c. Practice piano at least 3 times a week. Umm, I think I made this one. Not sure. We spent most of the week prepping for our new bundle of joy.
d. Read 15 books Still at the same. Absolutely no reading on the trip. Because I spent the whole trip reaching out to a lonely person. Best decision.
e. Plan at least one date event with B each week. Check! We spent all of Saturday touring Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles.
2. What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?
We went to go see the Bavarian Fairy Tale Castles. It’s somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go and see. And we bought a puppy.
3. It’s half way through the challenge, you can change 1 or more of your goals (max of 3) if you want to….what are you going to do and why?
Nope. Not changing anything. I still think I can do this. The books may be tough, but, I’m still going to try.
4. What’s your worst bad habit and have you ever tried to tackle it? Do you want to?
I bite my nails. And I have to keep them short as a musician, so, unfortunately no attempts to tackle it have ever helped. I do try every now and then, but, it always fails. Polish doesn’t help because I can’t stand the way it feels on my fingers. I tend to do well for a couple of weeks and then I’ll go see a movie and chew them all off.
5. Fun Time: Would you rather have Burgers for feet or Sausages for Fingers?
Burgers for feet. I’m a musician. I need my hands and sausages will not work.
Expect lots of puppy pictures over the next few weeks. As a new puppy-momma, I have to do my duty and inundate you all with pictures.