Things I Accomplished on MLK Day, 2013:
1. Slept in til 9:30.
2. Attended a yoga class with Mattie. It should be noted that I did not even ask him to go to this class-- upon hearing me declare "I think I'll try a yoga class today," he said "sounds cool, I'll try it too," and then he did. It was pretty fun!
3. Before beginning said yoga class, was approached by a woman who asked me if I was the yoga instructor. After I told her no, that actually this would be my first class ever, she said "oh! Well, you look like you could be a yoga instructor." At this point in time, my day was officially made. In case you were wondering what a yoga instructor apparently looks like, here's what I was wearing/looking like:
I'm sure you see it too, right? And yes, I am considering "getting mistaken for a yoga instructor" to be an accomplishment. Wouldn't you?
4. Grocery shopped at both Aldi and Publix.
5. Majorly reorganized all cabinets (we don't have a pantry) and the freezer.
This included throwing out a crapload of expired (and mostly unopened...UGH) food and moving all of the "non-Bird Food Diet food" to a separate cabinet/part of the freezer. Which leads us to our current conundrum: what to do with all of that food? We have a whole bunch of frozen meat and dry goods (pastas, cream of ___ soups, snack food, brownie mixes) that we won't be eating in the foreseeable future. Should we a) hang on to them in case we give up the BFD soon and/or take a night/weekend off, b) give them away to friends/family who might have use for them, or c) donate to a food pantry. Of course, only the dry goods can be given to a food pantry...what about frozen meat? Need to figure this out. I will die if I look down there in 6 months and have 50 more pounds of now-expired unopened food to throw out.
6. Sliced up tons of fruit to dehydrate. We've been dehydrating fruit like crazy for the last week-- so fun and easy and makes for tasty snacks!
7. Chuckled at someone's FB comment that said something about how having inauguration events for a second term president is kind of like having a baby shower for a second baby. And then decided that I'm much more on board with repeat baby showers than repeat inaugural bashes because a) baby showers serve a purpose of giving a new baby things they actually need (diapers, monogrammed burpcloths, etc.), and b) baby showers are funded by people who WANT TO AND WILLINGLY CHOOSE TO FUND THEM and will also be attending/enjoying said party. And I can't say the same about inaugural events. So...ultimately I decided that second baby showers are way better and more necessary than second inaugural balls.
8. Braved the 800 miles per hour winds and went on a long walk with Matt and Lola.
9. Knocked out a few chapters of test-reading for my friend Colleen's newest novel. Wondering what test-reading involves? Here's Colleen's vision for it. I'm really enjoying it!...both the story, and the part where I get to be really critical. Ha.
10. Silently (or out-loud to Matt, as the case may be) cursed the Postal Service/UPS for not running today. I'm expecting TWO packages from Amazon and ONE from Sephora-- how dare you take the day off?
11. Cooked a sweet potato and black bean chili and took this completely unappetizing photo right during the beginning of its "simmer for 30 minutes" phase.
Luckily, it tasted way better than it looks. And there are leftovers for tomorrow's lunch- woo!
12. Painted my nails.
13. Watched a few episodes of Duck Dynasty
and then The Bachelor.
Somehow I feel like these two shows cancel each other out and make me a well-rounded person.
And now that Bachelor is on, I feel confident that I will not accomplish anything else today. G'night!