Today's Quote: "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."--Janis Joplin
I've lost 17 pounds so far! I'm obviously happy about that, but if I think about it too much I quickly get frustrated because I have so much more to lose. Seventeen pounds is like a drop in the bucket. But still, it's something. We finally purchased a treadmill and I just spent thirty minutes on it, which I think is decent considering it's the first real exercise I've done in well over a year. There was a period of time when I was going to the gym four or five times a week, working out for an hour at a time. But that was several years ago . . . when I was still in my THIRTIES! Okay, so technically I am still in my thirties for the next three days. On Friday I will celebrate my 40th birthday! FORTY. And I feel like I will officially be a full fledged grown up. I suppose I should have felt that way at 18, or 21, or at any point in my thirties. But nope. For whatever reason, forty is the magic number for me. I'm not at all depressed about it. As I've said before, I love birthdays. And I get to eat chocolate cake. Mmmmmm.
Unfortuately, I have very little of interest to share. Tomorrow morning I am going to observe Casey at school. Parents are asked to do so several times a year, and I'm just now getting around to my first visit. It's actually kind of cool because you sit in the teacher's office with the door closed and look through a window into the classroom. The children in the classroom see only a mirror, so they've no idea you are watching. So it's potentially rather interesting. Except that the last time I went to observe, Casey literally sat and polished a brass duck for 40 minutes. Seriously. He could have chosen from a plethora of activities, but he opted to polish a duck. I had to pinch myself to stay awake it was so boring. I'm hoping there will be no duck polishing tomorrow.
Tomorrow night Chloe and I are going to the Bushnell to see The Lion King. I bought the tickets rather impulsively. Chloe mentioned it, then I happened to see an ad, and I thought what the heck, let's go. I've heard it's an excellent show, and I'm happy to see just about any theatrical performance. It's too bad I don't have even a stitch of talent, as I would love to be involved in musical theatre. But the truth is I can't dance or carry a tune, and my flute playing a bility peaked in about 7th grade. So alas, I am the eternal member of the audience. Which isn't so bad.
I'm off to watch Intervention. (Love that show. Hope it's not a repeat!)