10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"We can't leave work in the middle of the day. We're not Somali pirates."

I have felt pretty much like poo for the last week.  I have not been drinking enough water, getting enough outdoor exercise and I definitely have not been making time for pilates.  Fortunately, the long days at work are over for me.  I am now a completely useless person who can only function with a part time job.  Actually, if I had a full time job in a place where the sun came up early and went down late all year it would probably be fine.  Getting everyone enough exercise on a morning i have to be at work early is vastly unpleasant.  And soon getting everyone enough exercise at night is going to be no fun too so the morning walk is going to mean more and more this winter.

I mentioned already that yesterday's stroll was truncated and damn my legs felt all cramped all day.  I was stretching in all kinds of ridiculous positions but really I just needed my morning walk.  It's amazing how your body gets used to your choices and is pissed when things go wrong.  It's clear to me also that I haven't been drinking enough water so I'm on a tea and soda ban until I feel better.  i have just not been trying and seriously how hard is it to drink water.  Sometimes it seems the hours just pass by at work and my water bottle comes home full like when I left.  tsk tsk, that's not gonna work.  So it's my mission for the rest of the week to empty that bottle a few times at work.

We had a long talk yesterday at work about going vegan and all the things we would miss.  Next week I'm going to pick up a few vegan dairy free things and see how i like them.  I'm finding it harder and harder to eat animal products, for purely sappy emotional reasons.  I was making beef stew for matt this weekend and all i saw were these cute cows i pass on the way home...they like to eat apples off the trees in their pasture and the babies wag their tails for their mommies.  They're so damn cute, how can i make them into stew!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"and I didn't eat yesterday, and i'm not gonna eat today, and i'm not gonna eat tomorrow because i'm gonna be a supermodel"

No real reason for the title, It's just been in my head all day.  Blast from the past.  I'm actually in kind of a pissy mood because on our walk last night we met a hunter.  With a dog.  And actually he was quite nice and the dog was nice and he went his way with one of our partridges and we went our way with no partridges and I didn't talk about how he violated the no trespassing signs because I wasn't the one holding the gun.  Knox actually scared the crap out of him, I guess he snuck up behind him and rubbed his nose on the guy's leg.  Whoops! forgot his bear bell!  Jolie would not give the guy a break though, good girl!

So I called matt to tell him about it, and he was at his brothers' house.  His brother said, oh yeah I told some friends they could hunt there.  Heh Heh.  By the way, I told some random people they could hunt on YOUR property and I failed to mention it to you.  And I guess Matt wasn't mad until he told me and I was pretty mad because if we told people they could shoot things where his family spends time he'd be pissed but our family means nothing because it's not his I guess.  He'd probably be thrilled if my dogs or I got shot.  And this is why I don't like him.

I guess he also told his friends they could also hunt on our other neighbors property, the one who's property is actually posted no hunting without written permission and isn't too worried about our relationship with our neighbor because it's not his neighbor.  I know he was hunting there because he shot a bunny and left it there, on the side of the road.  I know that because Jolie found it this morning not even 10 minutes into our walk.  It's always fun wrestling dead things from the dogs but it was even funnerer while being chased by a pack of coyotes who presumably wanted the bunny too.

I was saving my rancor for quaker who inexplicably changed the recipe of their instant oatmeal and it is now so completely gross that I don't know what to do with the left over packets.  Do chickens eat oatmeal?  It has apple bits!  And now I'm rancorous with matt's brother because he is a moron.  I expect to deal with coyotes and bears (although I do not look forward to this possibility) but I don't expect to get shot while I'm walking my dogs.  I probably should, that should probably be my burden but seriously we have no trespassing signs up for a reason.  We have had way too many gun incidents this fall and it's not even deer season yet.  Some fool drove down our road and shot a bunch of glass bottles, full soup cans and soda cans and left all the broken glass and spilling soup and expelled cartridges for us to find.  And if that was Nate's friend I'm seriously going to empty my trash can on their doorstep because that is NOT ok.

So, I have more time this week and I totally expected this post to be about quaker and jeans because not only did quaker do that recipe changing thing which I'm hoping will turn out like coke and their original recipe but also my pants don't fit.  I'm still too fat for the pants that didn't fit before but too skinny for the pants that do fit.  I'm tempted to try drying the crap out of my larger jeans but I'm a little worried that the plan will backfire and I will have no pants at all.  Suggestions?  Lipo-suction maybe?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"technically, Mr. Cynical can't be happy. It's his power and his curse."

My brain is not working.  I swear I haven't had a clear thought in weeks.  My little dog keeps barking at me.  I'm hoping it's a phase we can work through because seriously I can't take anymore cranky.  Circle slash cranky!

Today was a ridiculously boring day, the most boring day ever.  I ran out of internet, that's how boring it was.  I'm not looking forward to two more full days at work, I'm really not.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"It’s ridiculously expensive and spending money makes us sad."

It's been a hundred years since I blogged.  I've been busy cooking and shopping and straightening my hair. Apparently it takes forever to straighten your hair every morning.  I had NO IDEA.  I mean I should have because I'm an adult with a brain but no, still I'm surprised at the amount of time I spend doing girl things in the morning.  Matt is also surprised.  I suggested putting a clock in the bathroom tonight at dinner so I can keep my eye on the time in the morning and he said "You weren't a girl when I signed up".  I have murdered him and buried him in the woods now so many times now...

I am now one of those people who spends time getting dressed and fixing my hair.  Most girls do this in high school.  What was I doing in high school, what did I do with my time?  I have no idea.  I guess I'm making up for it now and whoa it takes a lot of time.  But it's a lot of fun.  A little like being my own barbie doll.  That feels wrong.