I wanted to say great job to all of you doing the Fast Track or their own modified versions of it. I was trying to read a few blog posts on my Ipad before I went to sleep at night, but usually just couldn't keep my eyes open. It will take me awhile to catch up. I am raring and ready to go, and plan to jump on the bandwagon with you. I'm going to ease back into it these next few days and since Wednesday is always my weigh in day, I'm going to consider that the full speed go ahead start day. I have to restock my kitchen, get my meal plans in order, as well as detox alittle from all that wine drinking! That will take a few days. My son is getting married in less than 10 months, so there is no time to waste! I have to get serious and back to writing, planning and keeping track.
Today, I am trying to adjust back to the east coast time, restocking the fridge, laundry, and dealing with a few house problems that occurred while we were away, as well as get ready to go into the office early in the AM. My new hires will be starting gradually, so for the next few weeks, I will be playing catch up from being away, and getting all the papers in order for their hiring. Vacations are wonderful, but life does go on while you're away, and you always have lots to do waiting for your return. My personal mail stack for one week was unblievable. From all the catalogs that arrived, you know the holidays are very close!
While we were away, my central alarm system decided to start going off for no reason. My poor mother and a nice police officer finally got it to shut off after two hours because they couldn't get a hold of the alarm company repair person. They turned off the breaker to stop the siren, which unbeknownst to all of us was on the same breaker that my second refridgerator in the back room was on. My mom didn't go into this fridge, so she had no idea that it was basically defrosting since last Tuesday. I lost lots of meat, chicken, homemade sauces, pesto, fresh berries, bread etc. that were sitting in a nice wet puddle from the ice also melting. Also in the fridge, several 1/2 gallons of unsweetened almond milk, that I had stocked up on. So we have the job of cleaning out the entire fridge and running it to another outlet until the alarm company, and electrician can come out this week! I have to confess that I have been taking photos off the camera and putting them onto our computers, doing laundry and sorting mail, so my husband has been tackling this task.
|Looking out at the vineyards.|
|In the tasting room!|