Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lessons I Learned This Week . . . and A Week of Workouts.

This week I learned some valuable lessons . . .

1.  Keep expectations low and others will be pleasantly surprised. 

When I went in to the preschool to pick up the Tiny Princess on Thursday, I received no less than five compliments between the front door and her classroom.  I'll be honest:  my head was spinning by the time I got to my daughter's room.

I have no misconceptions though.  The compliments had less to do with what I was wearing than the fact that I was wearing something other than workout clothes.

In fact, my hair was still wet and was twisted into a bun.  But, nobody even noticed.

The fact that I was wearing something other than lycra and running shoes was a miracle to be applauded.

2.  Never spend money on a cat.

The cat that I spent $102 on on Wednesday because he had a hole in his side disappeared on Friday night.

It's probably too early to say that he will never be seen or heard from again, but . . . based on my previous experience with cats at our house and the sheer fact that he was cat #16 in five years . . . I have already gone into mourning.  And, this is the way that it always works.  As soon as I invest any money in a cat, they are gone.

I assure you that I am not laughing on the inside right now.

3.  If you make plans for Saturday night, one of your kids will throw up on Friday night.  

It's a parenting fact of life. And, so is this:

I love this kid.  Clearly.
4.  Never say never.

Remember when I said on Wednesday that I was going to stay out of the new cupcake store?

If we want to split hairs here, I have held true to my word.  But, what is a girl to do when the cupcake store comes to you?   Is it a test of willpower?   No.  It's divine intervention.  It's the stars aligning to tell you that you should have a cupcake . . . goals be damned.

So, when Jessie brought cupcakes to our book club meeting on Thursday night, I ate half of a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing.  It was wonderful.

I also had half of a strawberry cupcake with cream cheese icing.  And, it was amazing.  And, so I had another whole chocolate/peanut butter . . . but this one had butterfinger on top.  Enough said.

800 or maybe even 1000 calories later . . . I was fat and happy.

I'm still saying that I'm going to stay out of that place.  It's vital that I do so . . . especially now that I've sampled their sugar crack.

5.  Going to the movies is asinine.  

I took the Tiny Princess to see Nemo in 3D.  It cost us $21.50 to get in the door.  And, even with our Carmike bucket, popcorn and a drink to share were another $11.  That is crazy stupid.   I don't know how people can even afford to take their whole families to the movie anymore . . . which is why I am officially boycotting the movie theater . . . until Breaking Dawn Part II comes out in November.

And, then I. WILL. BE. THERE.   But, I won't be taking my family with me.  Though, I may take a date.

But only if he changes me first.

And, apparently, I may have to sell a car or a child to finance it.

Below are my workouts for the week.  A big shout out to Bryson, who probably doesn't read the blog but does such a good job creating and/or finding easy sounding workouts that regularly lay me flat out on the floor in a pool of what I hope is my sweat (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, this week).

He also does a great job keeping Emily and I in line when we try to turn our class into a circus.

I hope you are having a great weekend and doing something more exciting than blogging on a Saturday night.


1 comment:

  1. Cupcakes=pretty good. This week funny big circus!!