slowly shifting out of first gear
Oh my, is it Friday already? This night owl needs to start getting to bed earlier. I've been up waaay past midnight every night since New Year's Eve and I have to get back on schedule soon and get a few things accomplished instead of schlepping around in my sweats all day in a zombie-like state. But I so enjoy the solitude after everyone else has retired to their beds. Silence is my very favourite sound, I think.
Even if I had managed to get to bed at a decent hour, there's still a problem. He Who Brings Home the Bacon has had a slight cold for about a week and that means only one thing: snoring. All. night. long. No amount of poking or prodding will get him to stop. I know he can't help it, poor guy, but boy is it annoying. The other night I was lying there wide awake, fists clenched, fantasizing about ear plugs or separate bedrooms or worse, when all of sudden the snoring actually did stop. So what did I do? Did I fluff up my pillow and happily drift off to sleep? Nope, I got all worried and poked him once more time to see if he was still among the living. He was, of course. And he rolled over and started snoring all over again.
When will I ever learn?
Anyway, lots of people have been making new year's resolutions. Not me. Don't like 'em, don't make 'em. I do, however, like to make a "wouldn't it be nice" list every few months. Things that I'd like, or prefer, to happen, but with no pressure and no time limit. If they happen, they happen. If they don't, that's OK too.
Right now I'd like to...
1. ...get some sleep, dammit!
2. ...be able to play the ukulele without making people's ears bleed
3. ...learn to compartmentalize and stop obsessing about things I don't have the power to change.
4. ...survive kitchen remodelling
5. ...make exercise seem as essential to survival as, oh, say, breathing or eating.
On the subject of exercise, I've been on a roll, and not just since the new year. The weather has been making it extremely difficult to get outside these days, but I've been giving it my all inside on the ol' elliptical trainer. I turn up my iPod, turn off my brain and go for a good 40 minutes.
There are a couple of things that make this exercise stuff easier.
Firstly, just look how nicely my iPod co-ordinates with my workout t-shirt
And secondly, I think this goes awfully well with both the iPod and the t-shirt. You know, for rehydration purposes after working up a sweat.
The boys go back to school on Monday and there's much to do before then. We've almost made it through the first week of 2007, we can make it through the rest, right?