Friday, January 2, 2009

inauspicious beginning

It is 10:05 pm on the second day of a new year. A new year when I am not supposed to be going to bed after 10:30. A new year when I want to continue writing pithy and/or meaningful posts everyday. A new year when I told myself I would not scorn the Wii Fit. Yet. It is 10:09 now and I am on the couch trying to write while the Wii Fit Balance Board smugly taunts me from the corner.

Today I did not get up for the alarm (kids were at grandpa's!); I did not have my outfit picked up (big plans included dentist appointment and after-Christmas shopping); I did not eat breakfast (unless we're counting a Godiva chocolate, which we are not because that is ridiculous. Though it was heart-healthy dark chocolate...); I have not planned this month's getaway, have not made cards for any birthdays, and HAVE allowed other people's stupid-ass slow-driving in the wrong lane choices to affect my mood. I did, however, light three candles before I started making tacos for dinner.

This little success is going to have to sustain me because it's all I've got [at 10:18 with loads of laundry to go before I sleep]. Oh BUT - I DID win a cookbook from Jenn at Juggling Life! And not just any cookbook from any woman; I won her mom's copy of How To Make Holiday Desserts from The Cook's Illustrated Library, and Jenn is a veritable rock star cook/baker/hostess. I'm excited for those vibes to rub off on me. Maybe they'll help me get up on time, eat breakfast, and dress better, too.


Shana said...

Hold on. I think I missed something somewhere.

We're NOT counting candy as an appropriate breakfast food? Crap.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

You won the cookbook from Jenn?

You cheated. I don't know how, but you did.

Also? I totally count dark chocolate as breakfast and lighting three candles as a workout. Totally.

Very Mary said...

I can't believe you go to bed at 10:30. You are SO old. he he

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I am committed to walking every day, rain or shine and I did, with Lexi yesterday and locked myself out of the house.

Yeah. Great start to the year.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Don't look to me for help in getting out of bed early. I'm on my umpteenth day of not getting up until 10 a.m. The joys of teenagers and winter break!

blognut said...

I'm still totally depressed that I DIDN'T win a cookbook from Jenn, but I'm really happy for you. (I'm gonna mean that someday, too.)

Please tell me that you at least washed down your breakfast candy with a Diet Pepsi. If so, I think you covered all of the important food groups and you need not feel bad.

katydidnot said...

um, cookbooks can do that? for real?

shrink on the couch said...

10:30 bedtime has been my goal since I was 16 yrs old. hope you have better luck than I've had.

Janet said...

Congrats on the cook book! Can't wait to see what you make :-)


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