Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Large Popcorn, Please.

Day 48: Oct. 22, 2013

Right now, at this moment, I would like to smoke some pot, or get really drunk at a bar, or go to a movie and eat a large popcorn, or sit in front of my tv watching reruns of Downton Abbey and eat a large bag of chips. I'll take any one of these, even if I would regret all of them after doing them. Imagining doing them is proving to be almost enough, interestingly. Its getting me over this little moment of lassitude before taking my daughter to dance class. I think the movie with the popcorn is the most appealing because it involves zero effort. Just sitting and eating and being entertained.

Well, its later in the day now, and to report, we did not make it to dance class. I am struggling to decide if this is ok. My daughter was tired, and was very reasonable in her explanation that not going today did not mean she was through with dance class altogether. She did say that she often gets tired in the middle of her class, which doesn't surprise me at all, and I wonder if she's actually bored and therefore "tired," or if she's tired from being awake since 7 a.m. and dance is at 4 p.m.

My daughter has been obsessed with Dance since she was two. Probably earlier. I spent a lot of time with her blasting Mozart Overture's and running around the living room. (You should try this. Its really really fun.) I would always try my ballet moves out (which are not really ballet moves, but to me they are.) And then we saw a production of Peter and the Wolf at a theater, and that was it. She's been in love with ballet ever since. The verdict is still out though. Is it a love of the outfits? Definitely yes, but I also think its the music. And she does like to move. We dance in her room when you can see the floor, and she's in love with movement. Still, it will be interesting to see if its true what she says. "Mommy, I will have a job when I grow up and it will be being a ballerina."

One thing I was so grateful for as a kid was that my mother was totally ok with me missing a day of school here and there. It was extremely rare, but probably once a year I just didn't want to go. This was mostly when I was old enough to stay home by myself, and I did and truly rested, then I was good the next day. Today, we all felt tired, and sometimes we have to power through, and sometimes we can say no and rest. It doesn't mean we're lazy or going to spiral into an abyss of pot smoking, bar drinking, movie watching and popcorn binging. (Although, I would like to arrange one of these activities to take place as soon as possible.)

Coffee: One decaf from the gas station in my reusable cup, and one at home in my enormous brown mug.

Cups and Bags Challenge: The same very reliable user emailed me today, and happily we're exchanging more than just coffee usage in our emails now! (I know him, its not creepy.) Anyway, that brings us up to $48! If you use a reusable cup to buy coffee, email me here: cupsandbags@yahoo.com and I'll send a dollar to Bring Recycling!


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