Friday, January 27, 2012
Tonight I ate a whole bag of chips. In the car. On the way home from the grocery store, which is less than a 15 minute drive. When I got home, I crumpled up the bag, popped in a mint, and acted like I hadn't eaten anything. "Yum, dinner sounds great!"
Well, I didn't eat a whole lot of dinner, and Brad knew something was up (so he tells me) because I didn't ask him for something to eat when I got home. I didn't tell him I ate chips. Not until about five minutes ago. And he's so good... he doesn't get mad at me, he doesn't tell me anything bad, he just gives me a hug and says "thank you for telling me." And we both knew that I *had* to tell him or else I'd get in the habit of sneaking food and that would not be a good thing.
So my conscience is clean and I can go on with my evening.
We are having a painter come in tomorrow to give us an estimate on getting the interior of our house repainted. I know it's been a while since I've talked about it, but home improvements are taking place and we're getting ready to put the house on the market! I don't think it's going to be a quick thing, but it's back in our minds. Yahoo!
The drywall is fixed, the piano is tuned, the siding is done...
I've been keeping up with my morning writing. It's been wonderful. I even started writing whenever I feel stressed or overwhelmed, which happens more than I thought. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, I just think I happen to get overwhelmed easily. Writing is a way that I can deal with that - I can sort my thoughts and figure out SOMEwhere to start so that I don't look around and see a million things that need to be done. Writing has even helped me admit some things that I didn't want to admit. Some positive, some just kind of "huh" things. I am easily overwhelmed, I am a total introvert and love being alone, I am happiest when I get lots of sleep, lots of water and lots of exercise... it's amazing what I learned about myself when I just took the time to listen!
It's time to drink a bit of water and do some cleaning. I took a long nap this evening, so I'm kind of awake. I'm not going to stay up super late, but I'm not really ready for bed yet. I think some cleaning will take care of that.