Thursday, August 26, 2010
Workathon day 10
Because there's never a bad reason to put up a pic of Georgie. He's been so clingy to me lately. This probably has to do with the fact that I leave all day every day. When I'm home he's on me like flies on stink always trying to lie down in my lap. Good thing I love him to death. He will not have gone to the doggie park for over two weeks when I finish this friggin workathon I'm on. Only four more days and then I finally get one day off. And that I had to insist on. Since this work money was unplanned, it makes me itch to go somewhere. I don't know if you all know this but early September is an awesome time to travel to the Caribbean for super cheap. There are a couple of reasons for this. One, the kidlets are all back in school and two, it's the peak of hurricane season. Occupancy rates are low and thus are prices. For instance, there are quite a few all-inclusive one week deals for under $500. Seriously, it's almost more expensive to stay home. That all-inclusive price includes airfare, hotel, all meals and open bar. Though I would just love to take off for a week in the tropics, I think I'm going to play the adult and schedule the remaining dental work I've been putting off. It sure was more fun being immature.
Of course if I went on vacation (for the umpteenth time this year) I would blow the diet, so there's that too. I've lost three pounds so far, a paltry sum, except it doesn't seem so paltry when I pick up three packages of ground beef for perspective. Only ten more pounds to go to reach my goal. I hope to have that done by the holidays. I hate this feeling hungry all the time but I now see that it was the mindless snacking that was killing me. OMG a third of a cup of peanuts has over 300 calories! Haven't touched a chip or a nut or an olive in over a week.
Finally today a little funny. One of my students, when asked about how his weekend was, replied, "Oh I went to the cottage and played with my dick." I chimed right in, "Excuse me what?" He said, "My English Dick." By the look on my face he could see that I didn't understand so he clarified, "My English dictionary." It seems he thought we could abbreviate the cumbersome length of the word dictionary. I had to set him straight on that. We howled with laughter of course.