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First day of the new year ...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

... and it's going ok. I know, yesterday was the first day of the New Year by the calendar, but in point of fact, today was the first day back to our routines.

Am I right or am I right? Or am I right? Am I right?
(Groundhog Day reference for you geeks like me)

And while I don't celebrate the new year or make resolutions, I do acknowledge the rolling of the odometer and I do use the opportunity of ending the hubbub of the Christmas season to say "let's get back to doing things right." No more distractions.

The truth is, I wasn't necessarily doing those thing right, correctly, before the Christmas season, but as long as I was about re-establishing habits slacked off for the holiday, why not other ones too.

But those aren't resolutions. Understood?

I got up on the first alarm and in spite of the thermometer reading 29F, it was not raining or snowing so there was no excuse for not running to the Y. I pulled on my runderwear, slurped down some oatmeal, swallowed a banana whole, and headed out. The worst part was standing around while my watch acquired a satellite signal.

I was surprised to only see about 20% more people working out. Mox nix, they'll mostly be gone in February anyway.

Then I had to run home. It seems like it got colder after sunup. What is up with that?

The note, there's always a note, said I should clear the shelves in the pantry and scrub them down. Eww. I have been avoiding that particularly gross job, but I guess when She(WMBO) is home for 16 days, she sees thing. But once I was done cleaning, I tossed lots of stuff. Did you know that walnuts go rancid after, oh, about four years? Yeah, me neither.

Suddenly I have lots of room. And I have way more cans of green beans and corn than I ever dreamed, once I got them all in one cabinet. Cool! And what am I doing with 10 cans of tomato paste? Does anyone really ever need more than one or two cans, like, right now?

Round 4:00 I started dinner. Cornish hens, roasted potatoes, and green beans (why not?) with fresh fruit for dessert. All served at the table. Yep, that's a habit I forgot.

And I was extree careful about tracking today. I must get back to that.

So you see no resolutions. Just recovering lapsed habits.

Now. Let's see if I can do it tomorrow.
 


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