Holy cow, people. I’m back! Here I am! LOL, I’ve been out of town for a week and a half, and despite my best bloggy intentions, there was no posting (obviously). There was hardly any internet-connecting at ALL to be honest, and my emails? Are freakin’ RIDICULOUS right now. Hoooooooly cow.
Well, most of my “eat well and exercise” plans went out the door last week. But I didn’t gain as much as I thought (not even half as much as I thought I would), so I’m not freaked out. (I did go to the gym ONCE, but that was the end of it, LOL.) It was interesting to watch the family dynamics, though. We’re big emotional eaters (and drinkers) in my family, especially as it relates to stress. And since the holidays are always a little stressful . . . let’s just say I had my fair share of onion dip and biscuits and gravy (but not all three together – that would be gross).
Aaaaaaaaanyway. I got to see my family, and I got a week off of work, which I DESPERATELY needed. I’d gotten to the point where EVERYTHING irritated me, and it wasn’t even rational anymore. So I feel a LOT better now, LOL. And I’m glad to be back home, where I can eat normally, and not drink so much and go back to the gym.
(True confession, though: I did NOT go to the gym this morning. See, “Sound of Music” was on network TV last night, and even though I OWN the DVD, it’s DIFFERENT when it’s on TV during the holiday season. It MUST. BE. WATCHED. It’s TRADITIONAL. So I stayed up until almost midnight watching it. Good times. But it definitely meant that there was no 4am wake-up call this morning.)
And I think this year (2009) is the year of reboot. Last year (2008) turned out to be the year of “Everything You Ever Thought You Wanted It Turns Out You Didn’t Want So Much and Oh, By The Way, Your Inability to Cope With That In A Healthy Manner Means That HI! Your Eating Habits TANKED!” Um, yeah. I basically spent the last 10 or 11 months of last year recovering from the first 1 or 2 months. Good times (again). So THIS YEAR is the Year of the Reboot. I had lost sight of some things during the end of 2007 that I really DID want, mixed in with all the stuff it turned out I DIDN’T want (still with me? I’m starting to confuse MYSELF), so I need to spend some time thinking about those things and what I’m willing to do in order to get them. There might be a post to come on that later. Or not. I don’t know yet. Regardless though, I need to take the next few days and look at some things: figure out what I want, what I don’t, etc. I might even actually make a 5-year plan, which I’ve NEVER done before, mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to be doing for the next 5 years. But I might be ready to do that now. I have some things I want to accomplish that won’t happen on their own, so I have to start making them happen. Hence, a possible 5-year plan. 🙂
AND! I might be buying a house this year! Actually it’s about 90% likely, so I’m pretty excited! I’m not sure exactly when; it will depend on what I can find that I can afford, and since I live in Los Angeles, I’m primarily looking at foreclosures. So it’s a matter of waiting for the right place to come along. But hooray! I’m so excited! 😀
In other news . . . wait. I have no other news. LOL. Happy New Year!