The Week That Was

This was an odd little week. It seemed as though I was on the go non-stop, but I did manage to accomplish a few things here and there.

– I squeaked by on my exercise goal. I had to go the unconventional route and include a few things that aren’t normally part of my plan (zoo walk, delivering flyers for the neighborhood association’s fall events, washing my car twice, etc.), but it was all active movement so I’m happy.
-I spent a bright and sunny day with my elders and didn’t have to bite my tongue even once! I’m pretty sure they were bite-free, too! Win-win!
– I actually completed my mini-project to create a desktop whiteboard! Photo evidence, though blurry, follows:

DIY whiteboard

My new DIY desktop whiteboard

As you can see, this was quite the project! I had to acquire the frame ($1.00 @ yard sale), acquire the patterned paper ($0.79 at Michael’s), CUT the paper to fit the frame, and insert it into the frame. Then there was the drama of choosing which dry erase marker to use… but I persevered through all of that and got ‘er done. (And no, whichever smarty pants asked, I didn’t count that as exercise. I should have, though, because those scissors were cranky and gave my forearms quite the workout!) :)

Note 1: The “debt of honor” phrase is my motivational mantra o’ the moment. It’s a reference to a concept I learned from Anne Lamott. I blogged about it way back when.
Note 2: The grocery list-on-whiteboard idea is good in theory; however, it doesn’t work so well if the list is sitting prettily on my desk while I’m at the grocery store forgetting the cucumber.

Okay, back to the week that was. I also went to the zoo again. My membership is up in December, and I doubt I’ll be renewing given my current budget restraints, so I’m going to attempt to visit every week as long as this glorious weather holds out. Memphis has an awesome zoo! This was my favorite photo from this week’s trip:

prairie dog with hay

Prairie dog is maybe feeling a little snacky?

Look at its widdle hands! Maybe it’s saying, “Please don’t tell my trainer you saw me like this!”

Or maybe I’m projecting. :)

Anyway, that’s my wind-down for the week. Lots on the horizon for next week, including a couple of Big Deals in CammyLand posts and other assorted topics that catch my fancy. For now, I’m off to read to Wally and then I’m headed out for a glorious (and fun!) weekend getaway. Will return on Sunday with photos and souvenirs for everyone. If one considers a blog post to be a souvenir, that is. :)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Any special plans?



12 thoughts on “The Week That Was

  1. I love DIY projects!! Very nice job, indeedy.
    Drive safe and see all their is to see, and soak in that glorious time away with your company. Eagerly anticipating your post when you return :)

  2. I ♥ the widdle hands and mouth stuffed full of snacking delights. Hey, I would have projected the same thing.

    My grocery list consists of texting sweetie and asking if she wants/needs anything while I am at the store then waltzing up and down the aisles trying to remember what we really do need 😉

  3. I immediately thought the prairie dog looked very pregnant and was gathering grass for her nest. That’s EXACTLY the look my rabbits had when they were getting ready to give birth.

    As always, i got a couple of good laughs from your post. Have a fun-filled weekend!

  4. Congratulations on your Shape nomination Cammy!

    Have a great weekend!

    It is Thanksgiving here and my parents and my son are coming over for dinner on Sunday. Let the feasting begin!

  5. Cammy – CONGRATS on the Shape award! I voted!

    Love that white board your made yourself! I put my lists in my phone otherwise I am SOL! 😉

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend & looking forward to your week’s posts!

  6. Hi Cammy. LOVE the prairie dog, and the diy project. I think I may know what one of your exciting things in Cammyland is….oooh…congrats are in order!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Love that prairie dog photo — so artistic. I hope you don’t mind if I copy it and use it on one of my handmade note cards.

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