I've got some kind of weird allergic reaction going on on my neck -- it itches like crazy and it all dry and bumpy. I've been putting cortisone cream on it for a few days and it's not helping...I feel like it's moving up my neck to my lower face. YUCK. Can't figure out what in my diet or environment changed last week that might have caused it. Anyway, it's itchy and I have a whole new appreciation for one of the grandkids who has horrible eczema all the time to the point she has sores where she itches, poor thing. :-(
Speaking of grandkids -- I helped with three of them this weekend at the big rummage sale. Boy, are three kids a lot of work. I've got to hand it to all you mothers!! :-) I was up with their mom at the church parking lot until midnight on Friday night in the cold and dark setting stuff up -- the sale started at 6 am. I got to sleep in until the kids woke up, but their mom went to work the sale at 5:30...and there were already 8 cards in line to get in!!! Kids started to wake up at 6:30 (I got a grand total on 5 1/2 hours of sleep...not my optimum!) and we were off. Bathed, fed, dressed them all once they were up and we headed to the sale about 9:15. By the time we got there, they had already made $1000 for the little boy's family...isn't that great?! We stayed all day...the kids' mom went home for an hour in the middle of the day to rest and shower and I stayed with the kids...of course, that's when we had some major potty problems and baby meltdowns, but it was ok. I do feel a little guilty for fixing the one-year-old's meltdown by giving him cookies...I said "oh great, now I've scarred him for life by making him think that sugar makes you feel better"...but it worked! ;-) DB arrived about 1 pm and that was a huge help too...not to mention good to see his sweet face after a week away!
I didn't buy TOO much at the sale for myself and only a couple of things for the grandkids so at least my car didn't go home nearly as full as it went. ;-) About 4:30, we headed home to shower and rush to a birthday party for a friend...we were so pooped that we definitely were not our usual party selves!
I had a couple of sips of DB's wine at the party on Saturday night and split a glass with him when we went out for dinner last night. This and the teeny chocolate chip cookie at the sale on Saturday was the extent of my "badness". I managed to stay away from all the junk food at the sale because I had taken my own food and snacks. Didn't even eat one McD's french fry (which I don't even like anyway!). :-) I think I did very well with the food this weekend and got lots of exercise at the sale and gym and very short beach walk yesterday too. Friday weigh-in will tell if these teeny cheats really made a difference. Otherwise, I'm very good with The Drastic and looking forward to another "clean" week closer to that bathing suit in Mexico!