Busy weekend- and an important weekend!! On Saturday, my baby boy turns 3!! To celebrate, I am taking the kids to Cincinnati to spend the day (and night) with Grandma (and Grandpa and Uncle Daniel). I will drive back Saturday morning. While we are gone, there is a chance that Daddy is going to do all the furniture moving so we have a bedroom and a playroom as our big gift for Zach's birthday. Saturday afternoon is our previous daycare provider's annual picnic for past and present families in her care. Sasturday evening we are having dinner with friends and family in celebration of Zach's birthday at one of our family fave restaurants- Scotty's Lakehouse.
I posted this week about The Magic Jeans. Demands were made that pictures be shared. If you're a Facebook fan, you were treated to these fun pics yesterday. I've got a post brewing in my head about this journey I'm on to be healthy. About goals and buddies and gauges of success. I'm struggling a bit right now but still seeing what should be considered success. The mental game of going from unhealthy to healthy is frustrating at times. I wrote about my best friend, Jim, earlier this week. Part of why I love him so much? Because after he read it, he called me. And he said, "You were at that party with me because I carried you there in my heart. Not just in my back pocket. I love you!" *sniff, sniff* I love you, too! The training I was in last week was intense. One of the tools used to implement the learning was The Boat Game. Some of you might have heard of this before- but each person on the team has a different job and you have to make the process of taking orders, building boats, and delivering to the customer work most efficiently. The training was a type of problem solving process. The game goes for 8 rounds and is played over the course of the 5 days- as you learn a new step or tool, you apply it to a round of the game. After the first round, the leader of the other team pipes up with "Let's make it a competition!" Several of us on my team... didn't want that. At all. For several reasons. It makes it a game and not a learning process. It makes us competitive types have that competitive side come out and that can make things get ugly. For others, competition is a reason to withdraw from the process. Long story short... the team that didn't want it to be a competition.. won! That's all for now- things that I'm feeling good about, things that are little fragments... all out in the blogosphere now!