Welcome to the new year! And the first RTT of the year 2010. I’m sure, like many of you, I’m still adjusting to saying/writing 2010. Wild. Not like I didn’t see it coming or something. It’s just mind blowing that we’re here already. Just reinforces my belief that time is flying by on one of those flying cars that we’re all supposed to be driving by now. Heh.
Gah! I don’t want to write thank you cards. I managed to get out of Christmas cards by doing a photo card through email. Heard of Smilebox? No? I hadn’t either until I decided I didn’t want to have to address, stamp, lick, and write a gazillion cards. Seriously easy system & I had it done in a few minutes. Now I just need to figure out how to do my thank you cards that same way.
Apparently, my little Pumpkin wants to be a cheerleader after she finishes karate… 6 years from now. I just found this out myself during her karate class today. She’s always good for some chuckles.
Speaking of karate, Honey bunny has another chance to break a board that will enable her to continue on with her group to black belt testing this summer. If she doesn’t break it this time, then she’ll move to the January 2011 group. No matter what happens, it is how it is because that’s the way it was meant to be.
This morning while I was driving Pumpkin to school she started having a conniption fit because she wanted to take her jacket off while she was strapped down in her car seat. So she proceeded to get herself all tangled up and she was forced to endure that state for the remainder of the ride to school. Needless to say, she didn’t like it. I’m sure I could have pulled off to the side of the road at some point and fixed the whole thing but I had warned her what would happen if she attempted to remove her jacket. I didn’t pull over. I remembered something that my friend has told me over and over, “It is our job as parents to frustrate the hell out of our kids. Life is frustrating and they need to learn how to deal with frustrations as early as possible.” Let me tell you it was HARD listening to her frustration, anger, and tears. It took every ounce of my strength NOT to pull the car over to help her. Seemed like the longest three minutes of my life. And no, I’m not joking, it was really only three minutes but damn did it feel like eternity.
Getting old sucks beyond all sucking! I’ve gone and jacked up my back in some new fashion while exercising this morning. SUPER.
Happily, though, I’m dropping those extra pounds I put on during Christmas and New Years when I couldn’t seem to leave a piece of food uneaten. I heard a quote from Kate Moss yesterday that it’s her belief that no food tastes as good as skinny feels. OK! Before you blast me about Kate Moss being too skinny and blah blah blah, she makes a good point. I REALLY enjoy being able to fit in a size of clothes that I haven’t worn in approx. 20 years. No, unfortunately, I’m not exaggerating. Between getting married, getting lazy, getting pregnant ~twice, being busy, and being more lazy, I put on a “few” extra lbs. Well, not anymore! And so, that is why I’m going to repeat IN MY HEAD (just in case you were thinking I’d go around saying it out loud) “no food tastes as good as skinny feels”.
This is the first year in maybe 4 years that we aren’t going to CES in Las Vegas. I’m kinda sad. I really like all the techno gadgets and stuff. Seeing all the latest products from all the top companies was always cool. Plus, I love Las Vegas. So despite being extremely busy, I still wish we were going. We’ve had some excellent times at CES & in Las Vegas more specifically. Perhaps next year we’ll go. To CES. We can’t go more than a few months without going to Las Vegas! I flew 6 times last year and 5 of those flights were to Las Vegas.
Thanks for listening (or reading, if you must be technical),