I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!! My oldest has been at my in-laws for the past two nights and I miss him so very much. I get to go pick him up in a few hours, I can’t wait.
I learned how old I was the other day, through a grammar lesson of all things. I learned how to type long before the internet was around, long before Windows 95. I learned how to type on a type writer, which had uniform character spacing, i.e. the i takes as much space as the a. To help make the period at the end of a sentence visible, we’d put two spaces after the period. Now a days we have varied character spacing, which means skinny characters like the i takes up only the space it needs and the two spaces are no longer needed, I didn’t know this. As you can see the double space will be a hard break for me. I need to learn it though, as I also learned that publishers take the extra space out, so they like receiving manuscripts with only one space after the period. I guess I’m glad I learned this little fact now, when I’m only 75% done with my first novel and not after it was finished. First I need to learn to stop double spacing. Gosh that feels strange. 🙂
I need to give you all an update on my weight loss journey. I started the week pretty sadly. I completed my Monday and Tuesday workouts in the afternoon and Monday’s was only 20 minutes. Wednesday I got back on track with a new hard workout. I was sore on Thursday, but I still fit in a workout. Friday I did the new hard workout again and it was awesome, yesterday I wasn’t as sore, proving I can push myself ever more next time. I did take yesterday and today off, not good, since yesterday I feel off the food wagon. Did I give in to my indulgences because I was a 5 on the hunger scale, that would be a big fat NO. I was hungry, but I could have made a better, more appropriately sized choice. I was eating emotionally. My husband and oldest son were gone, I was lonely and gave in. I felt terrible afterwards, I actually felt terrible during. I knew what I was doing and it did not give me the usual warm and fuzzy feeling, so not worth it!!! I big lesson for me and something I’m going to spend some time thinking about.
I just had to go back and take out the extra space after the periods, I didn’t even make it 50/50. The change is going to be tough on me 🙂
I finished the latest Stephanie Plum yesterday and of course I enjoyed it. The book had every thing I’ve loved, Joe, Ranger and lots of funny. It felt like a book I read before, nothing really new, I didn’t learn anything new about Stephanie. I actually felt that Stephanie was hiding from her feelings and not sharing them with all of us. Is it just mean, am I the only one who actually wants to see Stephanie take the next step in her life. I love Ranger, but come on, pick Joe, marry him and have some babies. I want to read how Stephanie handles all of those things, I know there would be a ton of funny there. Yes that would change the series and make it into something it’s not, but I can dream. The good news is that we don’t have to wait a whole year for #18, which is coming out in November. Although I was a little disappointed with this one, and the last few actually, I’ll still always read them the week they come out.
ok, that paragraph I actually did worse, there was only one sentence that I didn’t have to correct.
Happy 4th everyone!!