In a bar????
Yes, that is a child playing bar slots. Her younger sister was also present but she was playing pool. While we were visiting granny this weekend we did what ever good Northerner does on frigid day, we stopped off to have a mid-afternoon "bump" at one of the local watering holes. We bellied up to the bar and these kids were running around when we got there and were still there when we left. Their mother was there playing the slots and would throw money at them from time to time to keep them quiet. It was really sad, but then I did remember we were in Wisconsin (ha!). I had to go home and let my kids out of the closet and give them a hug.
Today, the wagon has pulled up to my house and I am back on it. I have determined that staying completely on plan whilst visiting granny is impossible. She always has the best treats. Saturday night we had the most amazing homemade spaghetti and as you can see from the photos, my kids loved it! I almost feel like I need another detox because of all the goodies.
I did however pack a "go" bag on Friday night when we left town. I packed carrots, hummus, and pretzels and it was the perfect road snack. Normally we would just hit the Golden Arches drive thru and chow our dinner in the car. This time we had a snack and then we got to granny's house we had a sensible dinner. We are coming up on one month of no fast food. I have to say, I don't miss it.
This week I am reintroducing myself to Jillian Michaels. I had to take a little break because my knees were taking a beating, but I am going to try it again. Chubby hubby has done it pretty much every day and has now moved to level #2. That. Looks. Brutal. I will be happy to stay with level 1 for as long as it takes.
My son does not have kindergarten today but my other son has preschool. Grrrrrr. That means I still have to still bundle up the brood and do my mom taxi duties. I still might make it a lazy sweats day even though I do have to go out at least twice.