Friday, March 14, 2008
It's been a long, cold, lonely (well, not really, but it's in the lyrics) Winter.
And I'm freakin' sick and tired of it!
But it's getting better. Today started off sunny and not too bone-chillingly cold. Then while I was on the bus, the cloud cover started to turn from slate to sky to a color kind of like persimmon. There were horizontal striations; the whole thing looked a little like what it might look like when you look at the sky from the surface of Jupiter. When you're looking at the Jovian sky, that is.
I'm very sick of Winter, and so is everyone around me, and it doesn't help when, week in and week out, at least half of the nights go down to below freezing. Per the Weather Channel, it's colder than the norm so this isn't all in my head.
But -- and I risk jinxing things by saying this -- it hasn't snowed in quite a while. Perhaps next week I can finally shed my glove liners, and maybe my scarf if I'm really feeling ambitious.
I feel like ice is slowly melting.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Another cheesy hit.
And another round of stuff that's going to be gone from my life for good. Soon.
Right now I'm holding out until the weather is consistently good. Since this is New England, that could be never, but I'm counting on mid-April. And then -- man -- Goodwill is going to have a happy day. About all I'll hold onto are two jackets (because I need to have a jacket for next Winter, when I'll still be a transitional size, and I really don't want to spend serious money on in-between sizes), the long navy coat, some long underwear and a few sweaters. Other than that, it'll be gone.
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, good-bye.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I got home tonight and got into a trying on mood. You know, check the closet, cross your fingers, and see what fits.
And -- lo and behold -- I was able to not only get into but actually button and have room in -- a long coat that I haven't worn since two jobs ago! That is, since a job I left in mid-October.
No more wearing a jacket if I'm wearing a skirt or dress and need something else to keep me warm. I'll look professional. And cute. ;)
This has been a late breaking news story. We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Or you could look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aue77mlasq0
Both are equally cheesy but the song spoke to me last week in a way that didn't really hit me until this morning. I was walking to the bus stop and just really striding. And fast, too!
Now, I always seem to have shin splints or ankle issues or some sort of weird nagging foot pain or whatever -- all of those dumb things that keep one from enjoying just walking. But today I was really on fire.
I don't want to jinx it but it really felt fabulous. Now if I could only bottle that.
Oh and another thing -- when the Monday weigh-in comes around, I suspect I'll be at 25 lbs. off. Yay me! :)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
... if you can't give it to someone?
At least, that's what my father always says.
Hence, I'm going back to work although, since I more or less got this bit o' fun from someone there, I probably can't return the favor. Ah well, there's always next time.
Anyway, thank you all for your kind support.
I did the resistance bands this AM, plus I will have to get in 15 mins of walking whether I want to or not -- it's the only way to get to work. But no weights for me today, and possibly not tomorrow; I'll see.
I'm just glad to be up and about, without any sort of body aches to speak of and with an internal temperature that seems to be stable.
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