19 January, 2006

Cold Showers and Hot Coffee

So my dear husband (who showers first) took all the hot water today. As I was toweling dry he came in to brush his teeth and I asked if he had started laundry. (He has a habit of starting laundry or the dishwasher when *he's* done showering, somehow overlooking the fact that I'm not done and now there's multiple areas fighting for hot water.) He said no, which means that he hogged all the hot water while he was in the shower, leaving none for me. I don't know if I'd have felt better knowing I was freezing because clothes were being cleaned? Maybe so. Either way, it was a quick shower!!

Fortunately, there was still coffee in the pot, so I nuked some and used that to help warm up after the shower. Sometimes I'm not so lucky, but this morning ended up good. I'm not sure if I would have preferred a hot shower and NO coffee?? Or cold showers on a regular basis with the guarantee of coffee... I don't want to have to make that choice.

I found out yesterday that my little brother is probably getting married the beginning of April - but haven't heard "officially" yet. Not sure if we'll be able to make it down for the festivities. I was checking out flights yesterday and it's going to cost a small fortune. The whole thing puts some kinks in my plans - and you know it's all about *me*!! I suppose I'll just have to adapt and make the best of it. =)

I still haven't started my List of 100, but I have been exercising - more this month than last month, which is what I'm aiming for. I'm looking forward to Spring - warmer temps (it's snowing today - which means it has warmed up since yesterday... good & bad) and picking out flowers for my flowerbed.

13 January, 2006

The best is yet to come...

When I had my last birthday (in October), that's the way I felt - this is going to be a *fantastic* year, with the best yet to come!! And so far I haven't been disappointed. In honor of that sentiment, I'm doing things for myself: exercising more, eating better, enjoying friends & family, sharing my happiness (which is where this blog comes in). I know it won't all be roses, and you'll all get to share the pain when it's not, but for now Life Is Good!!

I'm looking forward to lots of things this year - it's going to be an exciting one! My brother is getting married; my sister M is going to come visit; I'm going to work on things just for me: exercise, building my knowledgebase, exploring new hobbies. I read an article a while ago where the author talked about a "List of 100" - it's a list of things she wants to accomplish sometime over the course of her life. I'm going to start my list this year and see where it takes me. Come along for the ride!!