II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I take it back

#1: I take it back: Everything I ever said about being a "tough girl" does NOT apply when cold weather is involved. I do NOT enjoy the cold. I am a total "sissy" when it comes to temperatures below 50 degrees. I can handle "cool" (between 50 and 70) but when I start to be able to SEE my breath....then it's time for me to hibernate for winter! I love the things that come with winter---like snow and warm fires and hot cocoa and sweats. Oh yes...that stuff is delightful. Doing anything outside is just plain miserable. I don't care how bundled up you get, there will still be some part of my body that is freezing -- and its usually my BUTT. It seems like if we go outside in the cold for any length of time, my butt and hips are the first things to freeze and it seems to take HOURS of being back inside in the heat before they finally thaw. (unless I'm lucky enough to cuddle up against my heater of a hubby and get warmed up in a fraction of the time!)

#2: I take it back: Everything I said in that last post about having more time. Uh....no--that's over. I have begun the "chasing my tail in circles" cycle again. I made up my to-do list this morning and it was so overwhelming I think I wasted a good 15-20 minutes just staring at it in disbelief wondering how I was ever going to make a dent in it. What the HECK happened to "everything is all caught up" just a few days ago? I think I was in denial, not caught up. Now all of a sudden the house is the PITS, the laundry is stacked sky high, we're out of everything in the pantry and fridge, the bills are due again, etc. etc. etc.

One really positive thing I can say: I had a great date with my hubby this weekend. We went to the Apostles of Comedy Tour. It was an expensive but fun date. We weren't laughing nearly as hard as some people, but there were a few jokes that really cracked us up. One of my favorite ones was the guy who said he'd never liked dogs. He said, "They say a dog is man's best friend but I don't agree. I've never had any of my other friends take a dump in the middle of my living room floor before." Matt and I got a good laugh out of that one! ha ha
We also spent a couple hours having some wonderful, important conversation on Saturday morning and I think that we are headed for some wonderful things in our relationship and lives! It was time to step back and see where we were headed and what our goals were--time to re-evaluate and thankfully we were able to talk constructively and come to an agreement about some important aspects of life that we are dealing with. Hooray!

On a completely side-tracked side note, I went and got my first ever flu shot today and also a tetanus (TDHP) shot. One in both arms. Youch! I have a feeling my weight-lifting class is going to be a little harder than usual tomorrow as both of my shoulders are aching.

Another side note: I got on a Craig's list kick this morning and am selling the kids stuff left and right. Apparently it is a good time for selling clothes. Who knew?!? I thought everyone would be so focused on Christmas shopping right now..but I've already either sold everything I listed or had several bites! (I might actually be able to Christmas shop for my DH after all!)

Today was an official "no diet/no exercise" day for me. I did bad. Baaaaaaaaaaaad. And you know what, who the heck cares? I just didn't want to think about "that" today. I promise to be a good girl again tomorrow!

My entire family is coming for the weekend. 35 people in all! Whew! Between my mom's house and mine it'll look like a battle ground with people laying everywhere. Of those 35, 16 are teenagers so I figure they can all just camp out in my upstairs--like little sardines! Good thing we're all family! he he

It is 7:36 pm and I am SO tired. I have no motivation whatsoever. Grant is on the couch asleep. Matt is in the recliner asleep. Brooklyn is on the couch engrossed in an episode of Sponge Bob and here I sit, barely awake just typing away....and now I can't think of anything else to say. I have a zillion things to do...and yet, I think I might just go change into my jammies and veg on the bed until I conk out (in probably 3 minutes)! Ho hum...
Hey...have any of you put up your Christmas decor yet? Lights on the outside of the house? Just curious...
Maybe I'll do that this next week...of course...that is assuming the temperature will be ABOVE 50! :o)


Tammy said...

Wow girl - you've been busy! I'm so far behind on blogs. I love your new look! Very sassy.

Are you really having 35 people this weekend?!? Holy crap! I'm sure it will be a lot of fun though.

As for the Christmas stuff, I typically wait until after Thanksgiving. This mama can only handle one holiday at a time :)

KC said...

I'm with ya on being a sissy when it comes to cold weather. I HATE being cold. I'd rather be hot and sweaty over cold and freeze any day....of course I'm with you, anything less than 50 is way to cold for me. But it is my hands and feet that are always freezing, no matter if I'm wearing gloves and layers of socks, I can never get my hands and feet warm....

Congrats on a wonderful date night with your hubby. I need one of those...it's been way to long...since July to be exact.

Miss Got Wings said...

No Christmas decorations yet. Tony may string the lights on the trees before it gets any colder, but we usually save all the decorating for after Thanksgiving.

Have fun with your family this weekend!

Kuckie said...

I don't have any decorations up yet...we always do it on Thanksgiving weekend, but I'm starting to feel the itch! And I'm not ready for the cold...we've already had some snow and the wind is COLD!!!