Thursday, January 19, 2012


• Lucy, Olivia and I have our big girls’ night on Saturday. It’s actually going to be a whole girls’ day, since we will be seeing Disney on Ice in the morning and having lunch with cousins afterward. From there I am hoping that Liv will take a nap and then we will go to do girly shopping. They each have a gift card for one of those little girl spas, so we may use that. There will be no Build a Bear this year, that is for sure. If you are unfamiliar with Girls’ Night, Bud, Hub and my brother are heading to Toronto for Monster trucks and since it is such a big deal, the girls and I always do something special.
• Now there is the issue of navigating the mall with Olivia. You may have heard me say this before, but I’m going to say it again. Liv is terrible. She has a mind of her own. She also has no fear. If I turn my head for one second, she will be hanging from a balcony, or running up the down escalator. I think I need to rent a stroller. Ours in on the rafters of the garage, and I know Hub isn’t about to get it down.
• Part of the reason we are even going to the mall is because Liv has had a major growth spurt, and her 3t clothes which already were just covering her belly and ankles are way too small. Guess which size Lucy skipped almost completely? If you guessed 4T/4, you are correct. So I am hoping to score some winterish clothes on deep clearance.
• Yesterday I was approached by the SVP of the group I am currently loaned to at work, and asked whether I would consider staying on with him at the end of the project. He’s not sure if it will be allowed, but wanted to know if I was interested before he pursued it—my 12 years of experience is invaluable, he says. I think I am interested. These people, this team…they make twice as much money as I do. Most of them have MBAs. I do not. I wonder if they pay for experience though? Unfortunately, our conversation was cut short. But between this, and my new side gig…2012 might be a very good year.
• I started reading on the treadmill, and it really makes the time fly. In the last 10 days, I’ve read Divergent, The Hunger Games, and am more than half way through Catching Fire. I never knew that “Dystopian” was a genre, and if I had heard it described before, I’d have probably wrinkled my nose and said “not for me”. But now I am hooked. Hooked, I tell you! I can’t wait to read more.
• I worked out 4 times last week, and followed my points and drank a ton of water. I gained 2 pounds. I’m less disheartened than you would think though. I can only do what I can do, right?
• Speaking of working out, I did add that fitness blog I talked about. No pressure to read it, but it is attached to my profile if you are so inclined.


Tess said...

NO PRESSURE TO READ IT, she says. Haha! A new healthkick blog? YES PLEASE.

Shalini said...

Oh, I need to get back into working out. I will be all over that fitness blog once this shrieking snow melts.
And I know--I would think the same thing about dystopian and YET. So fascinating!

Sarah said...

I just read The Hunger Games while I was recovering from flu, and I was more engaged than I expected to be, for sure. I can't wait to see the movie.

Don't worry about gaining a few pounds! It's muscle. It doesn't mean you're not losing fat at the same time. Muscle just weighs more. I always weigh ten pounds- TEN POUNDS- more when I'm working out than when I'm sedentary, but believe me, my body looks way better when I'm those ten pounds heavier. I like to think of it as ten pounds FIRMER.

Mrs. Irritation said...

You can read while on the treadmill? Hmmm, I wonder if I could do it without falling off. Probably not.

StephLove said...

I would never go near my stationary bike if I couldn't read on it. Never ever.

jen(melty) said...

of course I want to read it! :) I.. also think I need to try this reading on the treadmill thing.

Nowheymama said...

So, I need to read The Hunger Games, huh?

misguided mommy said...

So I just read your bio...and your sounds a lot like Chandlers job. If anyone ever asked me what Saly does I'd say she's a "transponsder".

I sure hope you watched Friends or that comment wouldn't be funny at all. But it's hilarious in my head.