Here in Texas we are having some kind of cold front, which I am loving. I know that in a month I will be wishing for the days to be cooler so I am pretending it’s May and enjoying the crisp breeze. I am also enjoying my last few opportunities to wear my cold weather clothing. Long sleeves will cause me to sweat profusely in a matter of weeks and I am having a love affair with the anthropolgie shirt I bought myself in February. We don’t want to part. We are soul mates.
On Saturday we cleaned the house all morning like a little army. I barked orders and handed out supplies while the kids scrubbed and swept. I didn’t make them wear a uniform or anything, but after each task was complete I would inspect the work. It sounds kind of miserable, but it was actually kind of fun. It’s nice to work hard together to take care of our home. In the afternoon we rested, except for two of the boys who had a Lego disaster in their room and took the whole day to get it straightened out. Legos are the bane of my existence.
This morning I am in Houston for a quick, fun, visit with my aunt. She had a couple of spare days and I couldn’t resist driving the 4 hours to see her. She pampers me and tells me I’m pretty and let’s face it….I’m not getting much of that at home since we are just over a week from tax season being over.
On the good side….we are just over a week from tax season being over! See? I can be an optimist when pressed, although it’s not my natural gift.
Tonight my aunt and I are going to eat at The Cheesecake Factory, my favorite restaurant to which I don’t have easy access back home. I have been saving all of my calories for this meal and, while it will probably make me ill, I plan to eat a few bites of cheesecake. This will be my first rich food in months so I don’t know how my tummy will take it. I may have to settle for eating just a teeny bit.
This makes me wonder if we weren’t really meant to eat 1200 calories for dessert. Food for thought.
In the meantime my kids are home eating scrambled eggs or spaghetti, which only makes me feel 1/100th guilty. But not enough to skip the cheesecake.
I will go home tomorrow and go back to normal old grilled chicken salads and non rich foods and probably warm weather.
The word for the week is: EMBRACE
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