Tuesday, March 09, 2010

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9...10.

Okay, I'm better. I almost had a madsplosion on my kids. There's no excuse, because I had a good day but my patience is fragile as an onion skin this evening. And Roo is in the other room playing the ONE toy that she has that makes ALL KINDS OF NOISE and I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT YOU KNOW? And I'm...

7... 8... 9... 10.

And I'm a little out of patience, in case you were wondering. I'm just not used to getting up at 4:45 yet and I'm tired. Today we had a little something at school called "don't even try it, because I will shut you down so fast you won't know what happened" day. Or something like that. I wasn't really angry at them, just didn't want to give away all my energy for free. There are times when having freshmen at the end of my day isn't so bad, and there are times when it's like walking Lenny through the field to talk about rabbits...

Bright side: Started teaching Animal Dreams again today in AP, which is hands down my favorite novel to read and to teach. It's as familiar as my well-worn leather Reefs, and just as dependable. Love it, and it's an essential part of my whole thing. You know, the PDawg thing.

Today was a good day. Good things happened in it, even though I wore out real quick. I love working out with E before work. I'm in as much awe of him for getting up two days in a row to do P90X as I am for eating that salad. We feel like we're on vacation--before now that was the only time we got to spend this much time together. What a treat it is to be ordinary! Allow me to go full nerd on you right now and quote an Emily Dickinson poem I'm reminded of:
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog

To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

~Emily Dickinson

Right? Ordinary. Kind of cool to stop trying to be something and just be. I've keep discovering the nuances of living a simple life. It just makes me so deeply happy: moving, eating, cooking, reading, talking, and just being in the wonderful world we've worked so hard to create for the past (almost) ten years.

So here are the workout details for my P90X redux (I'm restarting so I can be on schedule with E). We're doing this with my sister Lis and my BIL, D. I'm doing "Doubles" which is basically adding in a second cardio workout on the resistance days. Well, so far I've done that once. It seems manageable, and I'd be on my month #2 so I'm okay with all the workouts we're doing so far. Yesterday E and I had chest and back, then I did Cardio X after school, and today we did the Plyometrics workout. Both good. I had all that on top of two rehearsals for my dancing ladies at school, so I'm just BEAT. But I've eaten "clean" for two days and I feel full but healthy. I've managed to eat a good portion of the stuff I stockpiled last weekend. I'm really glad I planned ahead like that. Yay me.

It's LOST night, so I'm trying to figure out how to keep myself awake without having to exert any energy or let my anger 'splode on anyone. I'll let you know how that works out.

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