Tuesday, February 07, 2012
After last night's drool-worthy watching of Triple-D, I went to bed and dreamt about eating...
A long, elaborate dream about having a large dinner party with friends, and the hosts insisting it was time for dessert, and me just asking, please couldn't I just eat more of the strawberries? I didn't want cake or pie or brownies, I just wanted strawberries.
In other news, I'm attempting to make myself take a rest day. But if the sun gets all shiny, I might have to go ride my bike for just a little while....
Monday, February 06, 2012
You know, when you're up late and kind of hungry, watching "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"? It's kind of...pornography.
(This is me laughing at myself -- and heading for bed instead of for the kitchen!)
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Thanks to everyone who commented on my post yesterday. Your comments really helped me to decide how to handle the situation.
I should clarify that the day's plans were to take the kids to the home show with us and then they went home to a sitter while we two couples went out to a nice dinner. Hubby and I are close with their children and do want to spend time with the kids--just not in the way that it turned out!
That being said, I did talk to her about her tendency to get on a one-track, "we're here for this thing I want to do" mentality and to forget about what other people might want to do, and she apologized for that. In the course of the conversation we established that it's not my job to take over babysitting at an event like this, and then we had a very nice dinner and evening out, so there were no hard feelings and things are good between us.
Thanks again for all your input!
Saturday, February 04, 2012
We went to the Home Show with our best friends and their three kids today. After only getting through about 1/3 of the aisles, my friend decided that she wanted to buy Sugar Bears, small marsupials that look like tiny flying squirrels. The process of discussing it with her husband, filling out the paperwork, and finally picking out the pets took the rest of the afternoon, and left me babysitting her children at the playground area and then jollying along her 1-year-old for the hour and a half it took to get the process finished. By the time this was done, it was time to leave. Hubby and I pretty much paid $28 for the privilege of babysitting her kids.
This isn't the first time this has happened. Last summer I went with her to the Renaissance Faire, and she decided to get her and her older daughter's hair braided. That took two hours of waiting around, then she assigned out her kids to be babysat while she went shopping. I was miffed then, and I'm miffed now. I know she doesn't mean to take advantage, but it's taking the fun out of going places with them.
We are having dinner out with just the couple tonight, and I think I have to say something about this. It's hard to call someone out on their behavior, but it's really got to be done. In the meantime, I am going to rest a bit from having to stand still on concrete for an hour, something that is very hard on my back.
Friday, February 03, 2012
I got to the top of the stairs, sighed heavily, and said to Hubby, "This. This is the moment when I really miss it."
Yes, I'm day three into no artificially sweetened iced tea mix, and doing pretty well. But after I finish my workout, my first thought is, "Yum! Gulping down that strong, sweet iced tea!!!" And then the crashing disappointment that I won't get to after all.
Please don't bother suggesting substitutes. I've tried in the past, and nothing matches it. In fact, the attempts at other iced teas have sent me straight back into the arms of Lipton.
So this time I'm trying something completely different. I'm making a cup of hot tea, which I can sweeten enough without too much sugar to at least make me feel less deprived. And then I'm drinking only water otherwise. So far this seems to be working.
That, and allowing myself a momentary pout at the end of my workout and before moving on to the rest of my day.
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