Thursday, February 14, 2008

A little whine and chocolate

Nothing much happening.

I pissed off my editor at my little paper. I don't like pissing people off. He has every right. I wasn't very communicative. For some reason, I thought I'd be able to handle two jobs, school and family life. It's not working out so well.

You may have noticed I didn't post my Fat Tuesday numbers. I just didn't have a chance. The weight was lower, the body fat higher. So, I'm losing weight, but not fat. If my muscles get any smaller I won't even be able to wield my mighty pen. Not that it's been very mighty lately. Anyway, I expect the weight to climb next week. I've been eating a lot.

And today's Valentine's Day, which means for breakfast I had four chocolates in addition to real food. This year I managed to give Eric the card I bought for him. I've had one kicking around for several years. I always intend to give it to him, and I always forget. But this year, unable to find the card that's been migrating from one drawer to another, I bought another. And he's already opened it. It's those small accomplishments that mean so much.

Kayleigh leaves for Washington, D.C. next week. I'm excited for her. I've never been there. They won't let her visit her cousin, though. Too bad. She has to get on her bus at 1:45 a.m. That is just evil.

The big paper asked me if I wanted to work election night next Tuesday, but that's the night Kayleigh has to get ready for her trip. I want to be there to help, even though she'll probably be so nervous she'll be mean to me.

Happy VD, everyone.


Crystal Jigsaw said...

I guess it's hard trying to mix it all together. But you do really well, family always comes first.

Crystal xx

MJ Krech said...

Hang in there, dearie!
We all love you!

jan said...

Happy VD ? Oh you mean Valentine's Day.

Sweet Irene said...

Hey, that's tough when you have to juggle all sorts of things and you have to make choices about what takes priority. I have never found myself in that situation, but I imagine it is very nerve wrecking and stress inducing.

Don't worry about your weight too much right now, you've got other stuff on your mind. You'll be so busy anyway, you'll burn up all the calories.

Where's hubby in all of this? Is he doing his share of holding down the fort?

Moms are always such a necessary ingredient to life, aren't they?

laurie said...

hey--just monitor your weight, ok? don't drive yourself nuts with the fat stuff too.

also--you should work election night. truly. it's what newspapers are all about, and it's fun to see.

Amy said...

CJ, family usually comes first. Sometimes, they have to say Mom comes first and let me work on my future.

MJ, I'm hanging on. I'm on a chocolate high right now. Can you hear the giggles?

Jan, yes. But it's fun tripping people up.

Irene, prioritizing sucks. My husband is incredibly supportive. He hasn't learned the finer points of sweeping, but he's a busy guy, too, and I wonder how he does it all.

Laurie, I'm a closet exercise/health nerd. Very deep in the closet. Where the box of junk food is hidden. Still, I monitor the fat cuz I'm like that.

As far as working election night, I would like to, but I'm not going to. It won't be my last opportunity, I'm sure. I want to be there for my daughter. She matters more. I only get to have her another four and a half years.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Ah yes, the perpetual balancing act. It sucks. Bad.

It's not the best week to be dieting. Enjoy your chocolates guilt free. There's always next week.

Amy said...

I agree, RC. I've indulged nicely. Clearance chocolates taste even better.