Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The First Random Ramblings of 2011 (if you don't count those other posts)

It is so cold. So very, very cold. I hate the cold. My fingers are cold, my feet are cold, my elbows are cold. Luckily, my legs are okay. Not sure why that's such a good thing, but having something warm is always good.

And yet, here's the problem with my hatred of cold-- my hatred of hot is just as bad. When it gets to 110 degrees in July, I swear I want to die. I hate heat. *shudder

There's one good thing about cold over heat: you can put more clothes on to be warmer. There's only so many layers you can take off to be cooler.

Day Two Green Smoothie:
(I had fun with this one! It was lunch and dinner tonight.)

1/3 lemon with peel
two tomatoes (roma)
small cucumber
spring mix greens
goji berries
5 dates
almonds (whole, not roasted or salted)
pepitas (raw dried pumpkin seeds)
frozen cherries
frozen berries (rasp, marion, blue)

It was DELICIOUS. I loved it! Every time I add walnuts or almonds, I like my smoothies a bit better...

Exercising: Day Two is done! And yesterday (after my friend's recommendation) I bought Jillian's Six Week Six Pack DVD and I did half of the first work-out with my kids last night.
Um, wow. I thought she was tough, but this is a Ho. Nuva. Level! (That was for madhousewife and bythelbs.)

I'm so sore, dear reader. So very sore. And I'm lovin' every minute of it!

The kids are back in school. Obviously. Because it's January. And with it comes schedules! Huzzah! Besides homework and piano lessons, there are Activity Days (just #1 for now; #2 turns 8 next month) and Theater lessons (#1 decided to join with #2). This is good. I'm not so stressed with activities. Although #1 did join the show choir, which means early rehearsals on T/TH. But that's not so bad...

2011. It feels surreal. Real, but not. Is that the definition of surreal? Anyway, it's kind of strange. Sometimes, I feel like my life is actually a dream, and one day I'll wake up and still be in high school. Which would then be a nightmare because honestly, who wants to re-live high school, no matter how awesome it was for anyone of us?

Bythelbs and I were talking today and she said that she was looking at older photos of herself recently (randomly. She doesn't just look at photos of herself on a continuing basis. Which, now that I think about it, really shouldn't have to be explained, but you know what I mean) and she said that the clothes she chose to wear, and the way she did her hair around five years ago makes her wonder if she was slightly delusional (back then. Not now). We then talked about how fashion and things change so quickly, that looking back just 5 years ago would make anyone think that.

For example, I'm a product of the '90's. Technically, you could say the mid-90's. That was the time of big hair and... other stuff. I don't really remember. Because I'm getting old. But anyway, when I see pictures of me from 1997, I think "Dang, I look good!" and then I stop and I realize I look crazy. Why did I dress like that?! Oh, yeah --everyone dressed like that.

My point (which I don't really have) is that although this is 2011, part of me is still realizing I will forever see the 90's as a good decade. My decade. The decade where dreams were born! Or something. Like that. 2011 was so far away and off my radar that to be living it now (even though I just lived through 2010) is strange and weird and bizarre and other synonyms to strange.

I don't know. Is it weird/surreal to you? Does it get less surreal as we get older? Because I swear, it was just 1998 and my husband and I met for the first time. Where did all these kids come from?

Honestly, where does the time go??


Jill said...

I've been feeling this way all day. Where did all that time go?

evitafjord said...

I haven't really thought about the year much, but I have to admit you just made me feel old with your talk of meeting your husband in 1998 (the year I was having my first) and while I realize that it wasn't that much earlier that I was meeting my husband too (1995), it felt like an eternity between the two events because so much happened. It doesn't seem like as much happens anymore, like there's so much more of just living the life every day and not that many big things. Or maybe it's just that there are so many things of all sizes going on that not as many of them feel so big. Whatever, all I know is that when you said you met your husband in 1998, I felt suddenly older. I do think that this year will be a year of feeling older. I'm expecting when my hair dye from Halloween finally washes out - or grows out at this rate - that there will be at least 1 gray hair there, I can feel it lurking. I always planned for that not to bug me, but it does. I also planned to love being pregnant and that didn't work out either. New plan - plan the opposite. I will immediately begin planning to live here forever.

(this got so long that I was just going to copy it to my blog instead, but I can't get that to work, so I'm leaving it for now. maybe later.)

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Wait, it's 2011?

Alison Wonderland said...

I was thinking that the other day, I ran my hand through my hair after my shower and my wet bangs ended up in such a way that I would have been ecstatic in the 90s and I looked at myself and I thought "that looks good. I couldn't ever wear my hair like that but it looks good." It's a weird thing.

FluffyChicky said...

Nothing wrong with being a product of the '90s. Now, The Husband, he is a product of the late '70s and '80s...now that is some freaky looking stuff! :)

Dorri / formerly blogging as Moddy said...

This has totally been the week of where did the time go. It seems like just yesterday my kids were babies, and in less than a month I'll have a 10yr old and a 7yr old. When I'm on campus and I look at all the other students, that makes me feel old, when I realize that a lot of them were born the year I graduated high school (93)!
Good for you on your day two of your goal. My goal is to hit 4 to 6 days a week, I'm doing both treadmill and water aerobics. And in 2 weeks I'll be adding weight lifting to that mix also.