Thursday, July 16, 2009

In short

I went on my first preschool tour today.
I have to find a part-time job to pay for preschool. (As well as fill in some persistent gaps in our budget-)
I am reading my second book on sugar, sugar addiction and its detrimental effects.
I have gained approximately 8.5 pounds in the last 3 or 4 days. Reading about my beloved, disgusting sugar and giving it up is sending me into a swirling vortex- the desperate binges of a co-dependent lover continually going back to her abuser, who while ultimately cruel is also temporarily sweet and buoyant.
Despite this, once I kick the habit I may become an ardent preacher of the no-sugar gospel.
We leave for Utah on Wednesday. I'm excited and stressed. We'll be flying to Utah, staying at Michelle's for a few days, then going to Timm's family reunion for a few days, then back to Michelle's for a few days before I take Fiona to Denver for a few days, then back to Michelle's for a few days before we then fly home. See why I'm a bit nervous? We tried Dramamine when we went to the Outer Banks last month and it did not go well. It seemed to have the opposite affect, actually.
In my recent readings diet soda has been referred to the 'new crack', reminding me of a former coworker exhortations that my (then Pepsi One) habit was "Not helping" my dieting efforts- "At all." Apparently it also 'slows you down', which then wasn't such a concern, but now that I'm running is actually a valid deterrent.
Jon Stewart makes me laugh even though I don't always agree with him. Much to my father's chagrin, I'm sure.
So You Think You Can Dance is some of the best stuff on tv in modern times. It furthers my desire to put Bella in dance classes. Or gymnastics. Hence the job search...
Bella had her first swim lesson yesterday.
We have -$1.82 in our bank account. Timm doesn't get a check from CMS (the school district) until Sept. Woohoo!
I am ordering a hybrid bike (comfort meets road bike) soon with my birthday money. I can't wait and the only reason i haven't ordered it already is because we are leaving town soon.
I have too many swirling thoughts to pin any one subject down lately. I need to try and write daily, or at least more often than I do now.
That's all I have to say 'bout that.


Tasha said...

Good luck with everything. It sounds rough. I hope i get to see you whipe you are here.

Jill said...

Oh dear, I don't like the thought of you becoming anti-sugar. You're so passionate when you get behind an argument that the rest of us will have no choice but surrender.

I hope all goes well with Fiona while traveling; worrying doesn't help, but having dealt with a crying baby on a 3 hour flight before I know the fears.

Anonymous said...

Lots of Mother's Day Out programs allow you to work and your kids go free. It would not be a lot of extra $$$ but those programs are typically just Tues/THurs 9-2. Maybe an extra $300

Diana said...

Can't wait to see you. Email me with the details.
I too can't picture you without sugar. Good luck.

michelle said...

DITTO to Jill's comment! Oh dee.

Anonymous said...

I'm losing sleep over your upcoming visit...really. I am just so excited.

Rug cutter idol (as I loving call it) IS one of the best shows on TV. It is the only thing I watch on TV right now, so that is saying something (I think anyway-hee)

You and your crazy Sugar Nazi ways. I remember before when you did it, you can do it again. I will do my best to not offer you any sugar.

Yes for a bike! It is my favorite kind of cross training- that and bleachers, which you will LOVE :)

Denise said...

Oh dee. I'm already dreading your all-too-convincing anti-sugar-and-diet-soda arguments, especially since I've been on a Coke Zero and chocolate chip binge this summer.

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