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Don’t judge me!

TBR: 32

I don’t know why you’re acting so surprised.  I already told you that I haven’t been reading.  I’ve been playing games and watching TV and, surprisingly, sleeping a lot.  I’ve also gone to RenFest and tried kayaking for the first time and had a great anniversary dinner.  Sometimes, life happens.

So, why didn’t I write this yesterday?  Well, it was a holiday and MY ANNIVERSARY and Hubby had a really bad migraine and spent the afternoon in bed while I spent it with some gin and Stephen King.  It was a nice afternoon and it felt good to sit outside in the oppressive heat on a blanket under my trees, just like I wanted to do all summer.  Then I got a little tipsy and I wandered off to do something else.

I’d be lying if I said that I felt bad about not reading as much as usual.  Really, it feels kind of good to mix things up.  When I do read, I really enjoy it and feel good.  But right now I am being nice to myself and I am letting myself do whatever feels right for the time being.  Life is hard and my summer kind of sucked.  I deserve a break.  In the meantime, those sneaky bastards keep sneaking into my house somehow…

This week I will finish a book.


Looking Forward to February

Oh man.  I’ve been delaying this post for a couple of days.  Because I don’t know what to tell you.

See, my goal for February is to eat more real food but that’s not really what I mean.  Not exactly.  

What I really mean is that I want to enjoy food more and lose some weight. What I mean is that I want to eat the better of two choices, even if that just means getting my burrito fresco style.  I mean that I want to cook more and eat at home more and get more fruits and vegetables.

Now, when I was originally thinking about this month, my goals were:

  1. Soup Sundays- Make a soup for the week.
  2. Crock Thursday
  3. New Recipe Tuesday

I think what I’ve discovered is that, well, I don’t like living that kind of a confined, super planned lifestyle.  Maybe I’ll meet a friend for dinner on Tuesday.  Maybe I won’t have time to get stuff into the crock on my lunch break on Thursday.  Maybe I just want some Campbell’s soup for lunch.  Yes, my original goals are the kind of things that I want to work into my life.  But not like that.

February will not be measurable for me, not really.  I am just going to eat better and keep on tracking my money.  ($4 over budget this week, thank you very much.)  I am going to try not to be afraid to try new things.  My goal in February is going to be to ENJOY food but actually enjoying it, not making it some strict routine.

And tonight?  Tonight I’m having cube steak and potatoes.  Instant potatoes.

When the Sun Comes Up

He comes to bed at 6 AM

Just as the sun is coming up.

I lay there, watching him work,

Wishing he would lay beside me

But knowing that he be too tired to hold me

When he goes to bed when the sun comes up.

I don’t think that he knows what it means to me

That he will let me touch him

Even when he is too tired to hold me

Even when I am too tired to talk.

When the sun comes up and I am waking

It doesn’t seem to matter as much

That a girl like me can go to sleep

With a boy who goes to bed when the sun comes up.