Before I get started, I need to fix something I wrote yesterday. I did not see my book club friends today – that is tomorrow. I think it was a mixture of being tired and listening to Ingrid Michaelson that made me write it as I did. So yes, tomorrow I see the book club girls. Anyways, on with the show.
I am on a roll! I got up and to work by 8:30 both yesterday and today. I really hope this continues. Another problem I deal with at work is that I am really tired when I get there and tired again in the afternoon. But today that didn’t happen. I started taking this aloe vera liquid and a fruit/vegetable multi-vitamin complex, and they kept me going all day without feeling drowsy. I will have to get through each bottle and see how it goes, but I might be investing in more when the time comes for a refill. Refill – makes it sound like a prescription. I can assure you they are not. These are real health supplements. Take that, Big Pharma!
Speaking of health, I am honestly impressed by my liquid intake as of late. I know you’re thinking alcohol, but that’s not my style. I haven’t had a flavored coffee since last weekend (started my 101 in 1001 goals Sunday), and I’m drinking more tea. I just started the soda thing this week, so there isn’t much to report there. I don’t drink it enough as it is, so a week without it isn’t major. I will be proud of it after few months. But the plain coffee thing is a big deal. I had an issue for a few months where I was going to Starbucks a few mornings a week to get a soy mocha and a slice of lemon pound cake. Seriously, this stuff is delicious and it made for an awesome morning starter. Is it good for me? No. Do I need it? No. Have I stopped going to Starbucks in the morning? Yes. It was as easy as that. One morning I woke up, said I wouldn’t do it anymore, and I haven’t gone in almost two weeks. So if you ever want to do something but aren’t sure it will pan out, I say just go for it and find out. There are limits, of course, so use your head first.
In other news, I went to Barnes & Noble after work. Everyone is surprised, I know. I must admit to some disappointment at how they are changing the store around. I want to say loud and clear that I do no approve of how many toys are being brought in. I am a big fan of getting children and teens to read, even if it is Twilight, so the expansion in that regard is more than okay. But if you want toys you should go to a toy store. Sometimes I wish we had a local bookstore/cafe that wasn’t based off of big business. It would also be nice if Nook had never come about, or any eReader for that matter. I don’t want to make my next book a Nook! But I go back because something in me nearly seven years ago fell in love with that store and I haven’t been able to turn away since. Plus, I adore the people who work there. A lot of them have been there for years, and they all know where things are and what you mean when you ask for something but can’t think of the name or author. It’s such a debacle, to love and dislike (never hate) a place so much.
I need to start writing earlier so I can cover some of my 101 in 1001 progress. It isn’t much, but this kid is making plans. Wait to hear more soon.