I also seem to be staying the same weight, neither gaining nor losing. You'd think the Pilates might burn off a few calories, but if so, maybe some muscle has come, because I'm not seeing it on the scale). :-) I don't feel like I've been eating more, but I could have been turning more of a blind eye due to feeling virtuous about exercising.
My son needed to log some volunteer hours for one of his clubs at school, so he and I went and weeded trails at a favorite local park on their public work day. It was peaceful, a pretty day and right on the Willamette River, but wow, were we ever tired after we were done. It wasn't so much the digging, raking and hoeing as it was carrying the tarp full of weeds, dirt and stones to the composting dumpster. We got smart by the third load and began to empty the tarp more often, but when we would get into wet areas, the dirt and roots were so much heavier that it was hard to judge the weight. The last load was like carrying a dead body in the tarp. We ate cookies when we got home, and then crashed. Despite that, it was a nice day and we both liked it. They told us to come back any time. :-)
My sisters and I have been preparing things to be said at our mom's memorial service. Luckily for us, she was a writer, and later in life took memoir-writing classes for fun. Sometimes she would write an essay on a specific theme (how she was affected by the women in her life, her religious beliefs, and so on). That makes it a lot easier than if we all had to write about her ourselves, and more appropriate too. We will just read some of the best of what Mom wrote. (My cousin spoke at his mom's funeral, and though he did OK, he talked a lot about himself too. Reading Mom's own words avoids that risk.)
This upcoming week we have an orthodontist appointment, Pilates x 4, an appointment for the cats (overdue shots) and one at City Hall to update passports, the car needs an oil change and I have two volunteer gigs at our son's old grade school. It will be lucky if none of these things have accidentally gotten booked one on top of the other already, so I've got to get everything written out and double-check it.
Have a great week!