Stan and I aren't really big on celebrating Valentines day, but it is a good excuse for us to go out on a date. We really don't go on dates as often as we should. Life gets busy with 3 kids and just life in general. Yesterday, we went out to Joe's Crab Shack. It was super yummy. We had lots of crab, including some yummy crab nachos. Tomorrow, Stan doesn't have to work, so we are going to take the kids to see Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief. I'm really looking forward to it. Stan, Andrew and I have read the book. Andrew loved the book. I'm sad that there are only 5 books in the series. It is the first series that he will actually read just for fun. He is on the 4th book, so I need to find a new series that he loves just as much.
I got a new calling today. I was called as ward historian for our ward. I'm really looking forward to it. It's right up my alley. I've been helping out the former ward historian for the past 2 years and she keeps telling me that I am going to take her place every time I create a layout for her. I guess she was right. I was asked about the calling 2 weeks ago, but not officially called until today. I already have 4 events I need to create layout for. I finished up the last of the layouts for 2009, and I'll start the 2010 layouts this week in between doing my ADSR layouts. For those of you not familiar with ADSR, it stands for Amazing Digiscrapping Race. Think of The Amazing Race TV show with scrapbooking. It is a 6 week race, with 2 scrapbooking challenges each week. The challenges really take my scrapbooking to the next level most of the time. They get me out of my comfort zone and help to make me a better scrapper. Plus, you get a different prize for each challenge you complete and are entered in the drawing for the big grand prize at the end of the race. I don't ever count on winning the big grand prize (which is usually a huge pot of scrapbooking kits) but the weekly prizes are so worth it. A lot of the sites create huge collaborative kits for the prizes, or let racers chose from a selection of monthly collaborative kits. It's a great way to restock my scrapbooking supplies.
My diet is going pretty good right now. I'm still doing the Primal Blueprint. I've lost a little over 6 pounds in 6 weeks, which is more weight than I have lost in the previous year, so I'm glad for that. I'm hoping this week will bring me to the 60 pound mark since starting Weight Watchers. Even though I am following the PB plan, I am still doing WW also. I count points each day but I just don't eat any grains. Since my highest weight, I have lost a total of 67 pounds, but 59 pounds since starting WW. I feel pretty good right now. I just can't wait for my hip to heal so I can do exercises besides working out in the pool. I have bursitis in my hip, which constantly aggravates my chronic low back pain, so either my hip or my back seems to hurt all the time. As a result, I'm only allowed to work out in the pool. Oh well, this too shall pass.