So I’ve thought of several things to write about this week, but by the time I’ve made it here to my desk, I couldn’t remember what any of them were. This seems to be a common theme these days. Here are snippets:
Classes are almost over for this semester and I’m rejoicing, though not completely, not yet. I’ve got one more exam on the main class text Thursday night, and a take home final that will be due about two weeks later, but I don’t really have two weeks to do it. I’m optimistic and going to try to get it done in one week. Also along these lines, we are required to write what percentage of the semester’s readings we completed this semester which will make up 15% of our grade. I’m just obsessive enough to plug in all the page numbers into excel: 970 and all the ones I’ve read so far: 902 and know that gives me a 92.9% for that grade right now and the remaining pages aren’t exactly light reading. I’m seriously considering taking the 92.9% and calling it. Though I may try to jump that up to 95%. I’ve got until I turn in my final, so I guess I can finish the final and not turn it in until the end, giving me more time to read. Or I may satisfy myself with what I have. I’m not even getting a degree anymore, so why do I care???
I’ve decided my 30s are my decade of fad dieting, as I’ve been on several in the last 2.5 years. I simply have no discipline and as I’m not *that* overweight (comparatively speaking, of course), I’ve never really concerned myself with it *that* much. But I know that not taking care of my excess now will turn into something much harder to take care of later. And I’m lazy enough to think I can deal with 30 pounds, but not much more. So I’ve been on Weight Watchers again for the past two weeks. (I lost my first 10 in January simply by exercising and switching from Coke to Coke Zero… but then got stuck there at that weight for the following 3 months). This weekend, after sticking to the plan religiously for almost two weeks, I was just hungry. And out of extra points. So on Sunday I decided to scrap it for the rest of my week (my Weight Watchers week rolls over on Tuesdays). I ate pretty much like my usual, normal, bad-eating self for two days and this morning when I weighed in, I still managed to clock in at 2 under. So that’s great, right? Yes. But on Weight Watchers, you get so many “points” per day and my new weight put me under the 22 points per day level to the 20 points per day level. And my response was to say, “Dad-gum!” (I really like those 2 extra points…) But I know that is good. And it will mean good things if I can stick to it, not the least of which will be being able to zip up my summer capris with no disgusting side-affects (can you say muffin-top?). So that’s where I am on this today. As of January, 15 down, 20 to go. As of two weeks ago, 5 down, 20 to go. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Up. Hill. Battle. Out. Of. Breath. I. Think. I. Can.
The girls and I were gone yesterday from 8am until 7 pm. All good things, but all exhausting. I’m so not cut out for that life. I’m overcompensating for it today by locking the doors. We aren’t going anywhere today. Dr. Douglass once said that when you act outside of your personality, it’s like a rubber band stretching. And it is okay for this to happen, and usually you only stretch a bit which is easy to rebound from, but when you pull the rubber band waaaayyyy back, the consquence is that you then sling very far into your normal tendency (for me: introverted, home-bodiness). I’ll be a hermit for most of today and then recover to a closer-to-the-middle introvertedness. Or something.
Feeling good about the school year. For the state, I’m required to log 1,000 hours and we’re just over 800 right now. This is where I want us to be because it means we can pretty much start relaxing right now and stay at a relaxed pace for the next four months. Some weeks will look a little more traditional in order to make up for the weeks we are completely off, but for the most part, we’ve entered the soft-phase for the year. And this is a good time to enter that phase, considering I’ve got a couple of tests, some poodle skirts, and an anniversary party to prepare for this month. Oh, and finish Pride and Prejudice… 🙂
Okay, enough for now. Looking forward to a true break here in a couple of weeks. Happy Tuesday.