Thursday, January 29, 2009

Not the best blogger, but I have been behaving in my absence. Despite the fact that I have wanted to do one of 2 things: hibernate like a bear or move to South Carolina and wonder who would really miss me...

I'm being good in that I have been on my trusty Gazelle, yes, the Tony Little Gazelle, JUST ABOUT every day for JUST ABOUT a month. I mean, we all have the occasional day off. I ain't gonna lie.

If it wasn't enough to be in the midst of Doula Certification, I am going to meet with an admission counselor at a massage school this weekend. I would love to see me juggle a school schedule AND expectant mothers! I'm so adventageous! (stay tuned for my nervous breakdown).

For fun I have successfully caught up on 3 seasons worth of How I Met Your Mother and it has turned into somewhat of an obsession. I refer to Lilly and Marshall as if they are my closest friends, and I wonder if Barney would return my phonecalls and allow me to be his "WingGirl". Not healthy. But it's SO like me to get into something a little over my head.

Winter in Michigan is bringing me to my knees. Never in my life have I despised a season as much as the one I am currently in. As a result, I have had a very foul attitude and my attitude has been preventing me from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I think it could be the ungodly amounts of snow that is prohibiting me from seeing the light.
Winter in Michigan has made me so desperate that I have been visiting a TANNING SALON! Me!!! TANNING! To give you a clue on how pathetic my need for warmth is, and not my desire for a tan: I slather on a SPF 30, wear a tanktop and shorts, and lie on a towel. God give me WARMTH! (ok, confession: the fake rays have made me look "less dead".) And... YES, it really makes me feel better.

Exercise, goals, fake sun, mixed with the world's best sitcom has pulled me through.
What's been giving you the up & at 'em's?

4 comments:

Mike Iley said...

Laura, I'm with you. Spending time with folks that don't struggle with the winter blues tends to help. That and keeping a good diet and workout. Way to push through girl!

VELVET said...

good for you for gazelling it! pants always loves to giggle at that guy, but that thing works!
sorry you're having a hard time - those michigan winters will definitely suck the life out of you. (hence the reason we now live in year-round sun.)
i have not jumped on the 'how i met your mother' bandwagon yet, but it does have a good cast. i will say that neil patrick harris is a dream! did you see him on snl? so funny. i always have crushes on the gay guys :)

ryan koral said...

you crack me up...

The Jones' said...

hmmm....ho hum...the winter blahs...
I get through with a hot cup of tea, my foot duevets, and I try to open the windows for a minuteo two once a week...even if it's FREEZING! How's the doula stuff coming?