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Monday, January 23, 2006

Hi, it's me.

I know, I know. My entire break went by without a word from me. I took a vacation (not a traveling vacation, just a mental and somewhat physical break from it all) and it felt great. But I'm getting back into the swing of things, and have random thoughts in my head, so here goes.

- Nothing makes me smile bigger than when my girls are loving each other. They can fight like no one's business, and they do pretty regularly. But tonight, Max was reading her homework story to Madison. When it was quiet downstairs I was sure it was because they were zoned out watching Disney Channel. Instead, they were looking through Max's new Literacy Place book from school, reading stories together. When I grabbed Maxine's treat from school (she finally read enough books in the Accelerated Reader program to get a candy bar), she jumped up and said, "Oh! I'm so excited, I want to share this with Madi!" I LOVE LOVE LOVE it when they get along like that.

- Why is the first sentence always the hardest to write? I'm working on a project for a non-profit and I'm killing myself over the first paragraph. If I could find a way to just get to that blasted second paragraph I'd be golden!

- I never thought I would say this, but I'm enjoying going to the gym. We joined late last year with a really good deal. Finals and the holidays totally got in the way of me going right after we joined. But I promised myself I could splurge on a massage if I went at least three days a week through January. I've not only gone three days, it's been more like five, with a hike on the sixth day and one day off. I've been doing weights and cadio and half of the time at least half of my body hurts. I haven't lost weight yet, but I like going. It's not some giant chore like I thought it would be. I promised myself a second splurge at the end of March (two months) and then again June. I figure if I'm going to the gym three days a week for six months, then I deserve a new pair of diamond stud earrings. Don't you think? I just need help figuring out what the end-of-March treat should be.

- A somewhat related thought: Men and women are just so different. My husband told me that the results of going three times a week would be reward enough. Ha! Who knows what the results will be, I'll never go if I'm not working for something tangible. Sure, for him the results are enough, for me I need INCENTIVE!

posted by Laura at 6:44 PM |


Commented by Blogger bobo:

As the long time husband of a woman that is turning 40 today I'm going to venture that all men are extremely careful discussing gyms, reasons for going, etc. with their significant others. The safest party line is just to stick with the mantra, "Exercise is good as an end in itself." At this point men like to start quoting Greek philosophy and sticking to the platitudes of strong minds and bodies.

Deviating from that position ends up with discussions that start like, "So, you're saying I NEED to go to the gym?" and worse variations of the same vein. At this point I start praying that the snow will cave in the roof and put me out of my misery.

7:22 AM 

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