Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How To Celebrate, continued

7. Shop at new Crate & Barrel store
8. Take self out for yummy lunch
9. Enjoy pampering at swanky day spa; feel like spoiled housewife; soak up compliments that you "don't look 40" from technicians who are hoping for big tips (it works)
10. Walk to car in disposable flip-flops so as not to ruin pedicure; drive home
11. Eat big old burger at favorite family-type restaurant while 2 year old blissfully stuffs her face with mac & cheese
12. Fall into bed exhausted and happy

Friday, January 9, 2009

How To Celebrate Your Birthday, The 40-Year Edition

  1. Get up with 2 year old at 5:15, lay on couch while she sits on you watching Caillou, drift off to sleep until she shifts her weight, then practically jump off the couch from being startled
  2. Fix 2-year old breakfast, make her lunch, get her dressed, see her and hubs out the door
  3. Fold a load of laundry while watching the Today show (I SWORE I wasn't going to do any housework, but I couldn't help it; I promise that's all I'll do)
  4. Take shower, shave legs so as to not disgust massage therapist this afternoon
  5. Dry hair, put on makeup, get dressed, gather laptop, leave house
  6. Go to Panera to write and end up on Facebook for two hours instead

To be continued...

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 is off to a bit of an odd start. I just discovered how FREAKING GOOD celery dipped in red pepper hummus is. I already knew that I liked hummus, especially if it's got olives or garlic or red peppers in it, but celery? Who'd a thunk? I have carrots and crackers here, too, but they're just not as good.

And no, I am not dieting. But I did bring my lunch today, and it was (mostly) healthy. And I am planning to make use of my Y membership this week. I've committed to going one time this week. I know better than to proclaim in the first week of January that I'm going to work out five times. Once it is, and I will be happy with that.