I'm up early, enjoy the bit of quiet before the house erupts in noise and wants and needs. It's my favorite time. Sitting in the leather chair by the window. The first piece (and only really) piece of adult furniture we have in our house. The only piece that was bought specifically for this space and not someone elses and given to us. It;s also way more comfortable than our horrible office chair where I do my writing during the week because hubs takes the laptop to work.
I'm watching the sun creep across the empty lot next door. There will be a house there soon. I'm grateful for all the trees they took down. I have sun in my yard again and will hopefully get some vegetable gardening going this year. Hopefully the house that is built won't cast new shadows, or at least not big ones.
I'm jittery, deep down in my soul and I need to get running again. I need to get a routine and get moving. The detox was a small failure. I hate to use that word, I am still making many diet changes and have been feeling great. I just couldn't keep it up for the week,. life, kids, are too demanding right now and when I almost collapsed from dizziness I knew I needed more calories. There is also the problem of my husband being an amazing cook and when you are presented with a bowl of home made fire-roasted red pepper and grilled chicken risotto, well that is hard to pass up. I've been good on the reduced caffeine and sugar though and will keep that up. It also looks like the weather is finally going to start behaving so I think on Monday am I will be getting off the couch and heading out for my first run since busting up my shins. We'll see how I do.
I'm tackling another fear in just a few hours. I'm taking the Peanut to get her first real haircut (she's almost 3 and has only had bang trims). I'm going to get one too, a real one, not a chicken out one. I mean I have this huge even where I am going to get to meet some of my bloggy loves tomorrow but I'm not going to let that scare me (much). I am sure this new stylist is capable and will not leaving me crying like a contestant on ANTM (at least I hope). I mostly just want to feel better about the way I look and I am hoping that a good head massage and haircut will help.
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