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Month: January 2004

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Well, I did it. I made it to the gym every day this week. And it wasn’t just a situation of “I’m here. I’ll do 10 minutes of nothing and call it a day.” It was really hard workouts (with real sweat and everything!). I am just so proud of me! How am I going to celebrate? Why, with a great Super Bowl feast tomorrow. (Not that I am going to over indulge. I am just going to not worry about it.) I can’t wait for the game. Of course, I have to endure all that football between the great commercials, but it is worth it most years. (Yes, Natalie, I am kidding.)

Oh, as for the meeting yesterday with the PTA…I walked into it with the “this is my show, I will run it like I want to” and it worked. Madame President was civil and didn’t have a negative thing to say to me (to my face). It turned out great. And the fun thing about it was that I got to honor 4 people that I really admire and adore. It made all the stress worth it. (For the most part.)

So, is it a sign that I am getting old that it is Saturday night and I am in my pj’s ready to go to bed and can’t stop yawning? (I wasn’t asking you, dear! You’re older than I am anyway.)

Does a blog entry really have to have a topic that holds it all together? Nah, I don’t think so. Have you ever read Charlie? He gets away without that all the time.

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PTA nightmare

PTA nightmare

Yesterday I had to got to work on PTA stuff for what felt like years hours. Yes, hours. We are honoring some members today, so I had to write up a brief “Why we are honoring so-and-so today” blurbs, decided what special gift to present and then go purchase said gift. (I ended up getting this great plant in an adorable tin bucket with Spring flowers painted on it and a wooden heart in the middle of the plant. I added a few pink roses to each plant to brighten it up. They looked great!) So, this morning, in a rare instance of thinking ahead, I recruited the boys to help me carry the plants into the school. (Got a lot of compliments on the way in to the school, too.)

But honestly, I am sick to my stomach about running this meeting and dealing with this whole event. Normally, I wouldn’t care in the least. However, our PTA president (one of those PTA Militant types) pretty much laid it out last week that nothing I do is right in her eyes. You know the type? I could turn water into a red wine and she would say that I shouldn’t made it white wine. *sigh*

I even went as far as having horrible dreams all night about it. This is SO not like me to let someone I don’t even respect or admire get me all riled up. Maybe it is the cold medicine that has me jittery, but I sure will be happy when this day is over. Ugh. My stomach hurts thinking about it.

I hate to admit it, but maybe I am not cut out to be a PTA mom. Not if they have to be perfect. I am the first to admit, I am not perfect. (Just don’t tell Clint. He needs to think I am.) Seriously, this woman makes me not want to have anything to do with the PTA. How wrong is that? We’ll see. Maybe she won’t be supreme ruler next year. (Hey, a girl can hope!)

I’ll let you know what happens and if there are any cat fights or anything. Hope your day is great!

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Be afraid. Be oh so very afraid!

Be afraid. Be oh so very afraid!

You want to know the kinds of things that sit and spin around in my mind? The things that my time and energy are spent on? (And why I thank god that no one I know has the ability to read my mind!)

Yep this is what I have been reciting in my head for ohhh about 3 days now.

WTF, mate??

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And the answer is…

And the answer is…

I know you have been waiting by your computers to see what I did about the gym this morning. I went. I got in a great workout (all things considered). And now, I am going to go reward myself.

How? Well, I am glad you asked. I am going to take a nap.

DayQuil nondrowsy? Whatevah! Try Dayquil knock you on your butt and make you think you are sleep walking. Yep. That stuff will kill you quicker than the illness you are masking! wink

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To gym or not to gym, that is the question

To gym or not to gym, that is the question

This morning when I woke up, I had a raging sore throat and headache. Which poses the first time dilemma for me: Do I crawl back into bed or keep my appointment with my friend and meet her at the gym this morning? I can’t claim that I shouldn’t be out in the snow and ice because, well, frankly, this is Texas and we don’t really understand the phrase “snow and ice”. (However, we do understand “it’s too damn cold for Texas”, but that’s not really the issue. It is a chilly 46 degrees, but that is downright warm to the people up north, right?) So, anyway, I have been great at getting up and getting to the gym no matter what. Even when I just don’t feel like it. I have yet to regret going. I was trying to make it everyday this week. (Just my own personal goal.) But, really, it would be so easy to crawl back into my warm bed and sleeeeep.

It makes me wonder…Am I looking for an excuse to not go today. (I really do have a headache and sore throat, but I am pretty sure I could work through that and get a good workout in anyway.) Ironically enough, this is my morning horrorscope (yes, I know I typed horrorscope instead of horoscopesmile

A desire for some intense exercise might come upon you today, JENN. Perhaps you’ve been feeling a little tired lately, and you want to raise your energy level. This is just the right day to start a new program, because you should be feeling especially enthusiastic right now and can muster sufficient energy for just about anything. Unless you work at it, however, this rush of energy could pass after today. Make the most of it!

Oh yeah. That get that one right everytime. No, wait. It has never been right. My bad.

So, as I get the kids ready for school I will be battling myself over going to the gym or not.

“You need to go. You said you would.”
“True, but I didn’t have a headache and sore throat, then.”
“Whatever, you wimp. You’ll feel better after you are there.”
“And if I don’t? And if I drag Little Diva out of bed for nothing? Then what smarty-parts? (Yes, I call myself names when I talk to myself. What about it?)
“Just do it.”
“Oh and suddenly you are going all Nike on my ass?”
“Yeah. Just do it. No pain no gain.”
*eyerolll* “You’re annoying in the morning, you know that?”

What are you looking at? Oh, like you don’t have conversations like this in your head? Yes you do.

I’ll let you know who wins out later. (I just know you won’t be able to rest and have a productive day until you know. I understand the burden I am carrying. I won’t let you down!)

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