This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry

October 9th, 2011

Borrrrrrring! @ 06:33 am

Current Mood: bored
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Did really well on my diet yesterday: 1193 calories consumed, and 34 minutes (118 calories) on the Wii Fit Plus. Unfortunately, I've spent most of the week way off track. I'm considering not weighing myself tomorrow, just because I'm afraid of what the scale might say.

Yesterday flew by without my getting anything done except my usual chores. Well, I drove Alex to and from a friend's house (which took a total of over an hour) and boiled some eggs. Today's schedule includes getting Alex to and from driving class. After two years of being separated from the girls, I'm being allowed to be their chauffeur again.

The weather was actually pretty nice yesterday until evening, once the fog burned off in the morning. But today it is raining again.

Gods, I'm so boring I'm talking about the weather!

October 5th, 2011

As the days fly by... @ 07:25 am

Current Mood: bored

Don't know why it seems like time flies by so fast these days.

Tried the Advanced Bike Route on the Wii Fit Plus yesterday. I got all 22 flags, but failed because I could not find my way home. Gave up the fifth time I fell off the cliff. But the important thing is I got 56 minutes of exercise for 188 calories. I needed it - I ate 1420 calories yesterday. I've got to get in the habit of putting sugarless gum instead of snacks in my mouth at night.

Still haven't made up my mind between Ascendio and The Discworld Convention (or both), but I've set my goal for deciding tonight.

Anyone want to buy some candles? Alex is frantically trying to sell them to help fund her choir's trip to Disneyland.

October 2nd, 2011

Let's make it a better day today. @ 06:30 am

Current Mood: okay
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32 minutes on the Wii Fit Plus for 102 calories, but it doesn't make up for how much I ate yesterday. I eat when I'm upset. And the problem is it really does make me feel better at the time. But then I see the scale on Monday morning and get upset and depressed all over again.

Anyway, yesterday was a Not Good day. The biggest thing is losing my debit card, but there was a long list of other annoyances. I'm not going to list them here, because I don't want to dwell on them.

So today I'm out to have a better day. If I find some energy and Get Stuff Done, I'll feel better about myself.

Have to take Alex to her driving class at noon. Hard to believe the girl I came here to help raise is on her way to getting her driver's license.

September 19th, 2011

Yesterday was odd @ 08:28 am

Current Mood: confused
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I got a call from Justice just after 11:00 yesterday asking whether I could take her and Alex to shop for Homecoming dresses and shoes. This had already been approved by Elizabeth. That in itself was rather a surprise; usually something like this has to be planned a week ahead of time, and I had seen the girls last week, so supposedly I didn't get to see them again so soon.

Anyway, they wanted me there in an hour, so I had to really hustle. Then Justice asked if we could take her latest boyfriend Jordon with us; I wasn't especially pleased with doing that behind Elizabeth's back, not to mention I couldn't see why a boy would want to go shopping with a trio for girls, but I allowed it.

When I picked the girls up I got an unpleasant surprise - Justice has gotten her tongue pierced. I myself find such a thing peculiar, but what really worries me is how Elizabeth and Steve are going to react when they see it (they haven't noticed it yet). Elizabeth is going to be furious, but as Alex put it, Steve will "sit on you and rip it out". I had nightmares last night about it getting infected. And I don't like the insinuation about it making oral sex better.

Anyhow, we shopped for almost four hours, which was exhausting for me, although I guess walking all over the mall was good for me. Alex found something pretty quickly, but Justice must have tried on fifteen dresses before she chose one, and even then she was just sort of settling on it because she was tired and hungry. Shoes, fortunately, were easy, though Justice especially is going to have to practice walking in four inch heels! The whole trip cost me about $160, which was a pleasant surprise.

In the midst of shopping, Elizabeth called and told the girls to hurry and come home, because her friend John Brachlaut (sp??) was there. We were all a little disgruntled, because we thought we'd be allowed to have dinner together. But John is a friend from a very, very long time ago. I met him when he was sixteen, and hadn't seen him for about 43 years. OMG, that makes me feel so ancient!

So after we went shopping I went in and chatted with Elizabeth and John for a couple hours. When it became clear to me that Elizabeth was almost done cooking dinner, I said I had better go. But then she asked me wasn't I going to stay for dinner! I guess I was a little blunt in my surprise - I said "I didn't know I was invited." So I had dinner with Elizabeth, John, Steve, and the girls. Elizabeth had fixed a Caesar salad, pasta, and chocolate covered cream cake and I felt like I had to eat some of everything, regardless of how good Ive been about my diet. I also had a glass of wine. I finally came home about 7:30. John is on Facebook, so I guess we'll be keeping in touch now.

Speaking of my diet, I lost three pounds last week. Not impressive, but since my goal is three pounds every two weeks, I'm satisfied.

I've been having really vivid and scary dreams the past three nights about being in danger or being very ill. Don't know what that is all about.

Well, at least that was less boring than I have been the past few days.

This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry