More than 2/3 of the way through the Gossip Girl Challenge â€“ my personal hiatus from celeb gossip. And itâ€™s going really, really well. I did struggle bit to find something to read at the nail salon today. Good Housekeeping to the rescue! It was actually a much better magazine than I imagined it would be.
Another struggle? The checkout line at the grocery store. I caught myself automatically lifting one of the magazines out of the rack - you know, just to â€œcheck it out.â€ I dropped it like it was on fire! But only after I caught a glimpse of some royal gossip. Drats. Canâ€™t escape it completely, I guess. 20 days without celeb gossip, and I must admit that my mind feels much less crowded (and I have more time for other productive work).
Speaking of good housekeeping, I had a 10-minute meltdown when I got home from work. You know the kind â€“ everything goes wrong in a 10-minute time span (nothing important, just tons of little stuff). I was already grumpy from being stuck in rush-hour traffic, arrived home later than I wanted to, and couldnâ€™t find an important piece of paper. I walked upstairs to discover our air conditioner had died on usâ€¦ again. And then I looked towards Jamesâ€™ crate and noticed a dog poop explosion.
But alas â€“ it all ended up being okay in the end. Mainly because I have an epic dog that manages to aim his poop outside of the crate. Still havenâ€™t figured out how he does it, but he does. Itâ€™s a magic trick â€“ like making a convertible appear onstage or a tiger disappear from a cage. And I figured that if James can poop outside of a crate, I can surely turn my frown upside down.
All in a dayâ€™s eats:
(Three slices of cold leftover pizza for lunch.)
(Protein bar and banana for snack.)
(Dinner: English muffin, eggs with spinach, carrots, and orange.)
(Cereal with cranberries and almonds for dinner snack.)
So â€“ how was your day? Any poop explosions â€“ metaphorical or literal?