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Nothing Quite As Planned

Saturday, December 08, 2012


I'm in my gym clothes, but I'm not sure I'll make it there. I should have gotten there over two hours ago, if we're going to be real.

But, I finished working at 8:55am, and went downstairs to eat an orange and an avocado for breakfast. Not simultaneously, but one after the other. While I was down there, Little Sammy woke up, so I had to take him out, then pick up what he put down, then take out the garbage and found a secret mess he'd made, so cleaned that up, too, while I was trying to eat my orange. Then, I did the dishes. Then, I finally ate my orange.

By then, I was soooo sleepy, that I decided to try my hand once again at the 20-minute power nap. I did not actually roll out of bed until an hour later. I don't know if these actually require more practice, but I suck at them.

No worries, though, because I still had over 4 hours before my next shift of work starts. I changed into my workout clothes and headed back downstairs to eat the avocado, fill the water bottle and get ready to bounce. I was surprised to find Little Sammy awake and wandering the kitchen restlessly when I returned. I hopped over the barrier and began to cut the avocado and spoon it into my mouth. So good.

Well, Little Sammy found me, and he just stopped, and stood against my leg. When I moved to the food scale, maybe I just imagined it, but he looked sad. How can I resist such a face? I scooped him up, brought him to the bed, laid him down, sidled up next to him, and he promptly fell asleep. All he wanted was some attention.

Well, shucks. Now I'm stuck here in the bed, because the little blind guy can't be left alone on an elevated surface, but never fear! There is plenty to do without a TV present and stuck in one spot. I'm either going to work on a letter or go through the assignments in a self-help book I skipped through recently. Maybe I'll nap some more. Maybe I'll read or write something. I actually feel quite like Jo March in this situation...nice, quiet weekend. And, if I don't make it to the gym before it closes, I can always do ST or a Coach Nicole video, so it's all good. And the company I have couldn't be better. =)

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    I like how you added that you didn't eat the avocado and orange together. Knowing my son, he would. He mixes the weirdest food combos. The other day he was eating pepperoni wrapped around chocolate peppermint bark. YUCK!! While I wasn't that enthused over his choice of food, he has had some other weird combos that I don't care about since he combines 2 healthy (albeit weird combos) foods and will eat it.
    1899 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1900 days ago
    I am all for snuggling with my little guy. Especially today. It is raining, and the temp is supposed to steadily drop through the night and stay cold....blech! Good thing he loves to snuggle too!!!

    1902 days ago
    Good plan B! A little extra sleep is good for you too!

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    1902 days ago
    I wouldn't have resisted the little guy either! So sweet!
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