Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day 139: I WILL Achieve Zen, Just Give Me Five More Minutes

My days are just . . . ridiculous.

For example, this was my Tuesday:
  • Rose at dawn to drive Mimosa to school
  • Walked down my hill to vote for state rep (my girl won!) and then back up again
  • Showered my stinky sweaty self
  • Saw the boob surgeon, Dr. Dixie (she was very nice and reassuring; I'm in good hands — literally)
  • Picked up our last CSA share for the year — the nice woman who hands me my veg every week gave me an extra basket of apples and a big hug, because she loves me; we have these great food chats all summer long, and she laughs at how excited I get when I see my share each week
  • Scheduled my boob surgery (nothing to worry about — I'll keep you posted)
  • Picked up Li'l Martini and his glock
  • Drove Martini to his first drum lesson, maneuvering through heinous road construction that was determined to thwart my nice MapQuest directions — but Martini had a blast
  • Concocted a magnificent dinner of Chinese sausages, rice noodles with cilantro and ginger sauce, potstickers, green salad with Paul Newman's Light Sesame Ginger Dressing, and a fruit plate
  • Collapsed into a hot bubble bath
  • Decided that this editing dry spell has gone on long enough; it is time to work, and since I don't want to commit myself to a low-paying forever job, temping it is!
  • Contacted two temp agencies about employment and e-mailed several resumes
  • Spoke to a nice rep at another agency
  • Reached out to a former co-worker to see if her new company uses freelance editors
  • Checked in with the client I'm supposed to be working for this week [result: silence]
  • Downloaded all the forms to apply to be a substitute teacher; the pay is crap, but nonetheless — in seven days, I'd have enough to buy Martini a drum set
  • Called my boob doc and got the all-clear to fly three days after my surgery (and why am I flying? More will be revealed!!!)
  • Picked up three books at the library
  • Had a fabulous lunch with my Dear Sleepy Susan, who introduced me to her favorite Tibetan buffet restaurant — so so so good!!!!
  • Convinced Wish Salon to honor my $130 gift certificate, even though it expired in June
  • Tracked down Paul Newman Chardonnay, which hasn't been made since 2011 and is ridiculously hard to find but will be the PERFECT gift for a friend I'm seeing next week (again — more will be revealed!)
  • Picked up Li'l Martini and his glock
  • Briskly walked to the house of the friend I split my CSA share with and dropped off our basket
  • Concocted (with Martini's help) what I hope will be a magnificent dinner: cauliflower casserole (a recipe that came with my CSA share this week, along with an enormous head of cauliflower; it's basically steamed cauliflower baked in cheesy custard, but I've tarted it up with diced ham, green peas, and a half-cup of slivered red pepper, for color and excitement!), green salad, toasted carrot muffins, and fruit
. . . and I think another hot bath awaits. Though I'm also supposed to have the little doggie over for her visit. Well, we'll see.

Here's some fabby news: I'm staying at my boot camp weight! This is quite thrilling to me and of course motivates me to keep eating less.

The timer just went off, and the casserole smells delicious. Time to be a good mama and care for my little family.

Lady C, juggling sweat and glamour since 2011


  1. Mr. Lady Chardonay (aka Husband, aka Heterolifemate)October 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    ...and no one juggles sweat and glamour better than you, my darling. Happy World Vasectomy Day (in a few hours)! I love you!!

    1. What a marvelous new holiday! How shall we celebrate? We have a bag of frozen veg in the freezer if you'd like to reminisce . . . ;)

      Love you, babycakes!

  2. It was fabulous! Delicious food and a very splendid conversation. Hope we can do it again sometime!!! -- SDF

    1. And as I drove away, I remembered more things I'd planned to tell you. We will definitely do it again — I LOVE Tibetan food! Who knew?! Thank you so much for inviting me and for the great good talk. Both are hugely appreciated.

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    1. No, baby, no. You can trust me. I'd never lead you on, baby.