Our internet was out for two days, and like so many other people, almost all of my day to day responsibilities are done using the internet, I cannot work or participate in school without it. It is also really easy to mope around and complain about it until your family hates you. I decided to do something else instead. First I figured out that the program I was looking for in Windows was called Sticky Notes and NOT Post-It Notes. The amount of time, measured in months, that it took me to figure it out is embarrassing. EMBARRASING. Anyway, to-do lists are my friend. I find that before I go to bed I must finish or reschedule the tasks I have written down, without a to-do list I become stagnant and lazy, it’s an issue. But fuck was I productive! I filled and sent out lip balm orders, made labels and ingredient lists for my crackers (did I mention I did a giveaway?) I also made thank yous for the testers who have signed up to help me develop the products for my shop. Jacelyn and I organized her binder for school, and I finished printing out the Valentines template for our Valentine making party on the 4th of February.
But shit! I forgot to buy construction paper to make paper heart chains for the classroom. GRRR…
Can you see that I am trying to visualize Spring?
I also bought Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred, Trav and I did it for the first time on Friday. I am in pain, it takes me much longer to sit on the toilet than it should.
She says something in this one that sticks out to me. I know she is famous from The Biggest Loser, but I have never watched it. In the beginning of the workout she points out that 400 lb. people do the exercises I am doing, and if they can do it, so the fuck can I. I am only 30 lbs. overweight, get off the pity train and move forward.
After this I made a fresh lemon juice and sea salt scrub for my shower. It is the most energizing scrub I have ever used!
1 cup of sea salt.
Squeeze the lemon juice right onto the salt and zest mixture, stir it up and give yourself a reward for surviving Jillian Micheals brand of torture.
Then I made cookies.
We brought some to Hazel and invited her over for pizza and a game of FastTrack. The lighting in my dining room is downright atrocious. I may have to consider repainting it.
I hid some cookies downstairs to eat after the children went to bed. It’s the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, I just make sure I under cook them a little so they are soft and chewy.
I leave you tonight with a picture of my Tiny Book of Tiny Stories. I bought it for myself for my birthday, as well as the first edition. Visit http://hitrecord.org/ and check out their set up. It’s an open collaborative production company. From a pool of over 8500 artists and authors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt handpicked illustrations to go with tiny stories of often only one sentence. It is such a quietly expressive volume of stories, and I think everyone should get one!