Saturday, February 27, 2010
I am having a serious case of cabin fever. We had snow days on Wed., Thurs., and Friday. So it's like a 5-day weekend. There's only so much cleaning, rearranging and organizing I can do! Yesterday I spent some time getting some important tasks done - I registered for my comp exams (April 10th - eek!), sent in my graduation application (I'll be a Master soon! Wahoo!), submitted an assignment for my class, and hung a picture. Phew!
Today is going to be much more Me Time, I think. I'd like to head on down to the library, and maybe I'll take a small little road trip. We'll see. I need some time away from the house, though.
Last night I went out with honey - one of his co-workers had a birthday party at a local club. It was a good time, but it was SO late when we got home. (1:00am - I go to bed between 9-9:30!) I stuck to gin and tonic; I only had two (and they were small) but this morning I really feel it. I had two bottles of water before I left last night, but I feel so dehydrated and bleh this morning. It's hard for me to imagine myself only a few years ago, knocking them back like nobody's business.
I already drank about half of today's water, trying to get rid of this icky feeling. I am going to Pilates this morning to get back to feeling good.
Drink LOTS and LOTS of water
Put away random things lying around the house (this shouldn't take long)
Take the afternoon for myself - library, little trip...
Be kind to people.
Off to clean up breakfast...
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"It's getting really deep!"
It's snowing again today. A lot. I am actually looking forward to seeing how much we're going to end up with.
Yesterday I went to the dentist to get my whitening trays for post-Invisalign whitening. I have to put goo in the tray to whiten my teeth and keep the tray in for four hours. If you've never used dentist whitening goo before, it hurts. Even though I put the Vaseline on my gums, I still feel the tingling, which is actually more like a burning. I have to suck it up for a little more than two hours this morning. I'm getting a lot done trying to keep my mind off the uncomfortableness.
Yesterday I didn't track any food. It went well, I think. I had some hot cereal for dinner, and I was full. I didn't check to see how many calories I had left for the day so I could eat them all, I just stopped eating when I had enough. I *do* miss getting those 5 Spark Points for entering food, though.
I would really love to organize the bookshelves today... We have a lot of books and they are just kind of all over the place at this point. Might have to twist honey's arm to help me, but it's gotta be done.
I think it's time to put in a load of laundry...
Happy snowy day!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It's a Pennsylvania Dutch saying - "It's getting deep!" When I was little, my Mema used to call up my mom whenever it snowed; that was the first thing she said. And now, my mom and I call each other and say it. I just love it.
It's very snowy here today, so much so that we have a day off from school. We'll be going for a long time in the summer, but I am going to enjoy this day anyway.
Why I like snow days:
I can get things done in the early afternoon - the roads are plowed and everyone else is at work. Grocery shopping, here I come.
The snow is peaceful, especially when it is fresh.
Good cardio awaits in the form of 6 inches of wet snow.
Sitting around in sweatpants is a guilty pleasure of mine.
My honey said something really wonderful about the snow - sometimes he comes up with such neat things. He said "I love when it snows because it's something you can't control." I thought about that all day yesterday and just love it. Because really, we *can't* control the snow.
One of the Spark Reflections recently had something to do with life being mostly how you react to situations... these snow days are a good test of that. I guess I *could* get upset about how long we're going to school in the summer, but won't. Instead, I will enjoy today for what it is.
My confession - I'm getting tired of tracking every little bit I eat. Honey said "Do you still track everything? You should be pretty good at knowing what you're eating by now..." And I think he's right. I actually think all this nutrition tracking might be *hurting* me a little bit. I look at my calories and think "oh, I still have 600 calories left for today" and I try to eat them all, hungry or not. If I didn't know how many calories I have "left" I'd probably just eat what I was hungry for. So even though I recently made a goal of staying in range 5 days out of 7, I think my *real* goal should be something more along the lines of "only eat when I'm truly hungry." I guess I'll have time to work on that planning today!
Off to shovel some snow...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Well, in another weekend of lots of thinking and number-crunching, my honey and I decided that we are going to wait to sell the house. The market is crappy, we have lots to fix up, I will be getting a substantial raise in the fall... lots of various reasons. I still type it hesitantly, because we have gone back and forth so many times. Honey really doesn't mind taking risks and he is a lot more willing to jump into things than I am. I do appreciate all the support you all have given me - it's stressful, deciding to sell the house.
I guess a good thing in all of this is that we got started fixing up the house, we are purging old stuff we no longer use, and are getting a more organized life in general. Sigh...
It's snowing a little bit; I'm crossing my fingers that my car makes it up the driveway.
My taxes are done. Phew! My best friend came over last night for our annual Tax Party.
That's all for now. Happy Tuesday!
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