Today I am sitting in the Vancouver Public Library chatting on AIM, reading, writing and just plain relaxing. I love libraries so much. My mother is to thank for instilling the libraries-are-fun outlook in my mind. She used to take my brother and I there on Tuesdays…or Wednesdays, I can’t remember….anyway, it’s always been a treat to sit in silence. There’s something about the smell of the old card catalogs and the complete concentration of everyone around me, (excluding that Asian kid across the way who has somehow managed to get comfortable on his book bag with his hoodie draped over his shoulders and head. He’s fallen asleep). There’s something about not having to say “No! Maisey No!” or having to make myself look useful at my in-laws place for the day. It’s ME time. Finally.
So why am I here? Well, Christopher is taking the GMAT today, one of the most important tests he’ll take most likely in his life…unless for some reason I become a hoe-bag and a paternal test is required. No, that wouldn’t happen…have you met Christopher? He’s the only one for me. Anyway, so he’s taking the GMAT which will decide which business school he gets into in 2011. His goal is high- Stanford or Harvard. He’s smart. He’ll get into at least one of those and if not, then for sure Columbia or Dartmouth. Christopher sort of sweats intelligence and success in a way that I never could. It’s one of the things I admire most about him. His smile is pretty radiant too. 🙂 The test will take around 3.5 hours and so I’m just hanging out enjoying myself, praying Christopher eases his nerves and focuses and aces it. If you’re reading and you’re the type that prays, say a little prayer for him too. He’ll appreciate it.
One of the things most on my mind is Toronto and going back on the 9th by myself with a puppy, a large suitcase, and 2 carry-ons. One of the most stressful parts is having to pay the cabby with credit card. Sounds silly but they have such animosity toward credit these days. One cabby YELLED at me and said “this is what is wrong with this city! Girls like you who think credit is the only form of payment!!” The last I checked, it’s 2010 and the world is becoming more and more paperless. Deal. With. It. He ended up accepting my credit card anyway, but the stress just gets to me. It’ll be fine in the end and I’ll be happy to be in my own bed at the end of the day, my routine back in place as it should be.
Which brings me to my next order of business. I can’t wait to have my workout routine back in place! I’ve gained 6 or 7 lbs! I know, I know, most people gain weight after getting married but I can’t stand it! My pants are fitting but the muffin top is looking horrendous. What’s worse is that even when I do workout I ruin everything with my food in take. Vacationing can be glamorous, sure, but don’t forget that the control you have over food is minimal and the social obligation to eating is extremely high. Hopefully I can get this food problem in order and get back down to my slim size 2…I’m closer to a 6 now. Some will tell me to stop whining, but those people usually aren’t 5’2″ with lots of hips, bum, and thighs. Even 3 lbs shows on me. Do any of you have any slim-quick solutions? What do you guys do to get back on track? Also, has anyone found the cure to arm flab yet? I’m looking like a bowl of rice pudding!!
Anyway, here’s a cute photo of Maisey Pie to conclude today’s post!