morning cuppa spark - travel mode... and time off!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
it's travel time, and none too soon - this last week of pressure with work and sleep deficit has seen me sneaking a few more of DH's potato chips (darn that man!) and even (horrors!) his crackers and cheese in moments of weakness when my resistance muscle just was not holding up.
but there is one time it is strong - oddly so - and that is when we travel. i NEVER snack then. just doesn't cross my mind. because hunger is not an emergency. we'll cross the mountains, we'll travel for hours, and hunger is not an emergency. and i won't eat until i get to the restaurant - where i have already checked the menu online, and know what i will have. and hunger is not an emergency. and we will head for the airport on friday, and i will have my airplane food with me - because planning means not eating the crap at he airport or on the plane.
it remains to be seen whether these will be high step days, or just getting through - but we'll keep an eye on the fitbits, and if it looks like we can add to the day, we will.
we are heading to durham to visit our grandson - and his mom and dad - for the weekend. just a quickie. and it looks like i am going to pull this off with No Work. considered leaving the laptop at home, or at least in seattle at our friend's house, but have this niggling "what if" - what if the flight is canceled and we have to stay an extra day or so? so i guess i will bring it, but i do not plan to work after today. yay!
meanwhile, we will be driving if not in snow, then through snow when we cross the mountains today. we spent monday morning getting our winter tires put on the car, and talk a lovely fall walk through the tiny town of twisp, where we met these critters:
they were quite curious and came to take a closer look at us
and meanwhile, we have a new family member in stockholm (and oh am i tempted to take one of those cheap flights!)