Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I have an announcement.
Remember my series on dumb diets?
I thought so.
Well, I've been thinking.
I'm afraid I may be on the path 'dumb diets' part deaux. Again. Because I've been dieting, again. Even though it's not an official specific diet, I have been choosing what I eat in order to lose weight, obsessing about food, trying not to eat, making it to 'weigh in day', then pigging out for a day or two, then starting all over.
So this chick is going to try something new.
I will be copying the behaviors of the few 'naturally thin non-dieters' that I know, and seeing what happens.
I have a theory that if I 'fake' being a normal eater for long enough, it will someday become my real habit, and I will gradually reach and maintain a healthy weight.
This theory is based on a small amount of experience with another self-defeating habit. In the past, I've always immediately criticized myself and looked for what was wrong with me when I looked in a mirror. Of course I don't want C doing that, so since she was born, every time I look in a mirror with her, I immediately say "What a pretty baby and what a pretty mommy!"
Of course it felt weird at first, but now I find myself saying it even when she's not with me. And it's nice.
So I'll be making changes in my eating that don't feel natural or comfortable at first, and hopefully they will soon feel right.
I'll continue to post my weight on Mondays in order to track my progress.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Unlike today, which is an ugly day. My workout partner and I went for a long walk. She wanted to do yoga. But she's way more flexible than I am, and I'm nothing if not competitive. So we went walking instead.
We met a new neighbor, who is quite a handy man. And a LEGGY man, according to his short pants. He was fixing a leak in his mailbox. Why?
"Just in case Publisher's Clearing House shows up with my check on a rainy day!" he says.
Now the whole world knows that PCH brings those ginormous novelty checks that would never fit in a standard mailbox. And, they knock on the door and deliver the check. They don't stop by and drop it in the mailbox. Or send it by snail mail.
But I didn't go there.
After chatting with the nice mailbox repairman, we came across a glorious SO AUSTIN sight. It reminded me of this post on my workout partners' Auntie Leslie's blog.
An old Toyota, with hay in the bed. With many bumper stickers. One of which says "midwives help people out". Which makes me smile. But in combination with the other sticker, in the lower right hand corner of the back windshield, which says "HONKY", made me laugh out loud. Ahh, only in Austin would you find such a nurturing/kooky/practical combo. That's why I love this town.
Then my mind wandered to childhood memories of my sister doing a George Jefferson impression, asking "Whatchoo want, HONKY?" with gusto.
Maybe for the arrival of EngelBaby 2.0 I will hire the services of my neighborhood honky midwife. And have something to laugh with my sister about.
And no, I'm not expecting. Just daydreaming.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
You see, for the past 5 months and 18 days,
I've carried Carolyn in a sling on trips to the grocery store,
like any 'attachment parent' worth her salt would do.
Well, that's not the only reason.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Mike was sick on Tuesday and went to the doctor. She said it was a virus, to take Advil, and he'd be fine.
Wednesday, he kept texting me at work saying he was in a LOT of pain. His chest and throat were really bothering him.
But when I got home to check on him, he was half dead.
So we went to the after-hours clinic. And weird things kept happening.
Weird thing #1:
The doctor was Jon Gosselin's doppelganger. He seriously looked JUST like him. He was wearing a ring though. And he didn't have on an Ed Hardy shirt or Converse. And no sorority girls with him. So it wasn't him.
Weird thing #2
After Jon Gosselin diagnosed Mike with pneumonia, I went to a 24 hour pharmacy. This is where I encountered a pharmacist with a most regal birthmark. It was on his neck, a perfect brown oval, and it could have had a pony tail of it's own. I'll stop there. No graphic. You're welcome.
Weird thing #3
I spotted this new product. It is clearly intended to be yet another vice for the OCD community. I can't wait to start seeing people waving a glowing wand over the handlebar of their grocery cart. I might get the full size one and wave it over each of my students as they come in my classroom in the morning.
It reminds me of Dwight's gaydar.
Weird thing #4
I can just see a young adult 20 years from now, flying to therapy in their Jetsons-mobile, trying to get to the bottom of their childhood memory of an alarm going off while something is sticking out of their rear end.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
A) I had morning doody. More on this later.
2) We had a health situation that left 2 of us temporarily displaced and one of us VERY sick. Don't worry. Two of us are back home now, and one of us is on the mend. More on this later.
Ahhh, it's good to be back.