Thursday, September 29, 2011

Aziz Ansari Woke Me Up This Morning

My fault. I follow Aziz Ansari on Twitter. In case you don't know (who wouldn't know???), Aziz is the best, most world famous, funniest, overfed, and hottest comedian ever who plays Tom on Parks and Rec (my favorite show). I have his tweets sent to my phone because I'm a loser who likes to feel connected to celebrities I like, and also my phone goes off all the time which makes me seem popular to those around me. But that's another blog.

Anyway, Aziz decided to tweet continuously this morning about his experience going through LAX security on his way to catch a flight to New York. Okay. I do not wake up early. His flight was incredibly early. My phone started going off and I grabbed it thinking it was my husband texting me. Nope. It was Aziz. Going through LAX security. Incredibly early.

I didn't really mind being woken up the first time, or the next or the next, because Aziz was competing against an older Asian man who was also going through security and his tweets were a hilarious play by play. There were several plays. It was awesome! (and what older Asian man DOESN'T wear slip on shoes all the time, much less through security at the airport???) So it was funny. The first couple times. But I still put my phone on vibrate because it was so early. So, so, so early. But totally funny, check it out.

The downside of this was that my husband calls me every morning to wake me up and talk about our plans for the day. But my phone was on vibrate now, so I missed his calls. For half an hour. He was freaking out. Yes, I am the person who people get freaked out about if I don't answer my phone when I should. I understand this completely. I felt so bad, but I was very quick to explain that it wasn't my fault. It was Aziz Ansari's fault! He made me put my phone on vibrate! He was competing against an elderly Asian man through security at LAX! His flight was too stinking early! Not my fault. I blame Aziz. My husband understood. I think.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today's agenda is physical education nonstop almost. The kids have PE and then we have dinner and then we spend another night at the park for each of them to have practice with their teams. I wouldn't mind so much if it was still summer and the nights were warm, but I'm tired of freezing my butt off on the metal bleachers!

The best thing about today will be all the knitting. I can knit during PE and then again during practices. I'm hoping to finish the Halloween arm warmers and get them posted on Etsy soon. Soon! I love knitting at PE with my friends. There is a large group of women who knit there, but I really just sit with my friend and we chat and knit. It's usually a great, relaxed day and I'm ready for one of those.

Not much else is going on. I'm still struggling with dinner. Why is that? Shouldn't I have a handle on this issue? (ha ha, what issue do I have a handle on right now at all??? None!) I just can't get my act together on this one. I need to get back to the whole menu planning and grocery shopping routine. My brain just hasn't been focusing on this area. (ha ha, what is it focusing on? Nothing!) But, seriously, this needs to change. I miss fresh fruits and veggies. I hate seeing the kids eating so much snack food and junk. If I could change one thing about my life immediately, this would be the thing. Also, I would get someone to cook and shop for me, but I don't think that's going to happen. Although, my DH has really stepped up to the plate (literally) on this one and has even gone to the grocery store on his lunch break to help me out. That's major. But I feel like this is an area that falls to me, being the one who is at home during dinner prep hours, and I want to get it under control. We'll see.

Today's goal is to stay in the moment, not think too much about too much, and focus on what's good in my life. I have a good life. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And now, I'm back, after a brief stint immersed in a pitch black end-of-summer.

Today's agenda just changed a little. I was planning to spend the day on the couch with the kids watching plant videos and doing worksheets, but they just got called to make up a class they missed so off we go. The class involves making a map of salt, not sure what that entails, and I'm just happy the teacher didn't ask me to do it instead of her.

I love the smell of coffee in the morning. We took a quick trip to Seattle a couple weeks ago and I got a bag of Pike's Reserve beans from the original Starbucks. That store is must-see every time we go to Seattle. I ground the beans last night and am now enjoying a mug of delicious coffee while I work. Excellent start to the day.

My knitting projects right now involve getting some things finished to post on my Etsy shop. I am so excited for this shop! I love Etsy and the opportunity it represents for me. I'm focusing on some fall color projects, including some Halloween theme arm warmers and pens. I just need to stay focused and organized and hopefully I can get some things sold by the end of October. I should be starting some Christmas theme projects, too, which I am still designing, but those aren't even on the needles, yet.

What else. So many things have happened in my personal life that I just won't share here. I'm on thin ice right now mentally, like I'm sliding above all the turmoil in my mind, just trying to stay in the moment. The one thing I learned during this black interlude is that every rock bottom has a trap door. I fell through mine and now it feels like I'm free-falling, like Alice, through this incredibly dark tunnel, trying to grab what's around me, trying to stay in the moment, waiting for my feet to feel the bottom. Every day is a little better.