Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dragging Myself Along One Gym day at a Time


I emptied the dishwasher, cleaned the just-used coffee maker and set it up for tomorrow, made the bed, fed the girls, organized various messes, took out the garbage and recycles and was polishing silver this morning by 8:00 a.m. That is what I mean about the gym giving me energy. The gym, and the four cups of coffee I consume.

I almost didn’t go. Avery woke up around ten on sunday night and acted like she was ready to party. We brought her into our bed and tried to cuddle her to sleep but she was more interested in clapping, standing, making new noises with her mouth, poking, laughing and chewing on whatever was around. Oh, and also climbing either Mount Mommymajaro. It must have been an hour before we got her settled. And then I spent all night waking up, on and off, until the alarm buzzed rudely at 5:00. I just lay prone and said “I can’t do this. I don’t have the energy.” But I kept telling myself it will give me energy and help me get through these long day.

So I found myself in my gym clothes with my iPod on the street at 5:25 a.m., on my way to the gym. I had a good run and came home, newly energized and feeling great that I accomplished something even after an awful sleep night for me. Stickers. I need stickers.

Tuesday I don’t have to get up so early. Nicole took the day off. It is our anniversary (lucky number 6) and we have to celebrate by taking Avery to her eye specialist appointment. If she has to wear a patch, prepare to see some pictures of her dressed as a pirate this summer. Patch or no patch, she will look adorable as a pirate. Maybe either way we will do pirate costumes.

I told Nicole not to get me an anniversary present because we just got tickets to see George Michael at Madison Square Garden for a crazy amount of money. But it’s 14th row!!! On the floor. I am so excited. July 23rd can’t come soon enough. And The Cure is coming too! I might need to see that. All I need now is some Erasure and maybe Depeche Mode. There needs to be an 80s version of Lollapalooza.

The Getting Busy Poll is very interesting. Seventy percent are doing it twice a month or less. We’ll dissect this more after some more people vote….

Pictured above, tonight’s dinner: Lots of sautéed shallots plus chopped parsley plus freshly grated parmegian cheese and spaghetti equals delicious.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that, for comparison's sake, the next poll should be how often people "take care of things" themselves!

Congrats on the 6 years!

anna said...

Yey- good job getting to the gym. I'm putting a mental sticker next to your name for the amazing effort! Have a happy anniversary- 6years is impressive.

psapph0 said...

Wahooo... 6 years! I remember when we were back at Mercy you were hitting the 1 1/2 mark...

I've been thinking a lot about anniversaries lately,

a) because what could arguably be one of ours is approaching
b) because a former, maybe current, friend of mine is getting married in August
c) because I found a lot of teenage sex poetry I wrote in HS

and I'm curious about when people date their anniversaries from. If anyone wants to contribute their 2 cents, hop on over to www.psapph0.livejournal.com and leave a comment- you don't have to log in, it can by anonymous.

K J and the kids said...

Look, this whole going to gym thing is just a way for you to rub in our fat faces that you are working out, right ? Well ppbbbbtsss.
George Michael sounds GREAT. Especially with those seats.

I'll be over for dinner. Same thing same place.

Travelher and Pufferfish said...

Good for you getting up early and going to the gym. It is sooo hard, I know and worse I think hitting the cold, dark streets of NYC.
I love your dress by the way, I hope it fits! Adorable!