Detox not going so great.
I've been spending more time at home like I wanted to and I've had a quiet time every morning this week, but the attempt at improving eating habits has not gone well at all. I definitely haven't come near to quitting sugar. I've reduced it a bit and the headaches have abated, at least for now, but I'm definitely still eating it. And it has been SO cold lately that I broke down and bought a coffee the other day to wake/warm myself up without even thinking twice about it.
But, regardless (not irregardless, all you crazy East Texas folks) of all that, I am feeling a little more even keeled. Not completely yet. In fact, I have that scratchy feeling in the back of my throat that foretells a cold and this has been one of those weeks where you run out of printer ink and toothpaste and can't even seem to carve out enough time to buy either one. You may now be saying "Excuse me, but why are you writing a blog when you could be out getting things done?"
Well, the fact is, it's below twenty degrees right now and at this point in the day, there's no guarantee that I'll be able to get a parking space remotely close to school if I leave and come back, so despite the fact that I technically have time right now, there's no way I'm risking having to walk to a terrible parking space later on in the dark.
The other fact is that today is a hard day to call my favorite and I need to come here and write down some good things since I'm in danger of drowning in the bad right now. So, without further ado, another list:
I must be lookin nice today because when I got off the elevator in the library this morning, a guy was
waiting to get on and he gave me quite a frank look of admiration. It's good to feel beautiful.
First official meeting with my thesis advisor. Somehow she always manages to make me feel like I really am
a good writer, despite my doubts on the subject.
It's cold in Texas! Actually cold. I know, I know, I just said I didn't want to be out in it, but it's nice to
know that the North really has nothing on us ;) Zero degree windchill twice in one week. And my
Northern professor told us the other day that she was pulling out her Wisconsin clothes!
Along with the cold we have freezing precipitation. You'd be surprised how many different ways frozen
water can fall out of the sky. At least, I was surprised. I don't know the names of any of them except
snow and hail, but, last week we had something that resembled dipping dots on the ground. So funny!
And there's this other kind that is happening right now. It's like teeny tiny drops of frozen water that fall
slowly, but it's not swirly like snow. It's just lazier and tinier and colder than rain. And it seems magical
to me. I can't tell you why, but it just seems like it belongs to another world and accidentally got into
ours somehow. Like it's the kind of rain that always falls on fairies or something. It's gentle like that.
Not violent like rain. It's just lovely.
Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte from Starbucks. Just what I needed. I know it's sugary, but it's not coffee!
1 year ago