my world ain't what it used to be.....
And, a new storm is on it's way.......
Yesterday I realized a few things.
Snow days are not an empty nester's friend.
Eating and snow days go together like peanut butter and jelly.
I'm lonely and bored and I can't overeat.
Clearly, a new challenge I just hadn't expected...
Being an empty nesting lapbander on a snow day calls for some serious reflection.
Now that I am in day 2 of snow daying, I really need to figure out how to do this.
All of my life, I considered snow days as bonuses.
And, I would never squander a bonus on doing laundry or cleaning closets.
No, no, no.
But, in my new world, that's what it's come down to.
Do I want to do laundry or clean my closet or scrub the baseboards with a toothbrush?
Yeah, I gotta think about that.....
In the meantime, I figured I'd do some self-examination, self-analysis and other get-to-know-me bullshit to pass the time. And, possibly figure out what to do with my time that #1--makes sense and #2--that I want to do!
The internet is full of little surveys and tests to help you decide anything from whether you should wear lipstick or lipgloss, become an accountant or an astronaut, decorate in a romantic, eclectic or bohemian style or leave your husband/lover. However, there's nothing to tell me what to do on a snowday when you're 51, your kids are gone, your spouse is miles and miles away, you hate laundry, you can't overeat and you really don't want to do all the things that you know you should do on a snowday.....
But, I did find this questionairre that I figured I'd share with my blog friends.....at least you can get to know me a little better.....while I try to do the same. It's all fluff. But, I'm quickly learning (from all the surveys I've taken) that life is made up of a lot of fluff....
What time did you get up this morning?
Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds. Huge ones only. In case you are thinking of getting me one.
What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
What do you usually have for breakfast?
What food do you dislike?
What kind of car do you drive?
Eggplant parmesean (on Mancini's Italian Bread)
oh, how I miss that sandwich....
What characteristics do you despise?
I just cannot tolerate or understand intentional meaness
Favorite item of clothing?
I love unique/funky/fun jackets and blazers and sweaters
Favorite brand of clothing?
Right now, I'm loving Chico's
Where would you retire to?
Any city that has both a Chico's and a Williams Sonoma within walking distance of each other
(so I can work 1/2 time at each place)
What was your most recent memorable birthday?
This past one....
Favorite sport to watch?
What is your favorite candy?
What is your favorite flower?
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
February 14--when I will see my little girl TONI!
What are you listening to right now?
the drone of the dishwasher
What was the last thing you ate?
How is the weather right now?
Cold, getting ready to.....SNOW!
Last person you spoke to on the phone?
At the moment....I'm loving....
Gandy Dancer Saloon at the Grand Concourse
What was your favorite toy as a child?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Eh....either or neither
Coffee or Tea?
The last time you cried?
Yesterday....when my phone broke!
What is under your bed?
What did you do last night?
spent the night learning how to use my new phone
What are you afraid of?
Salty or Sweet?
How many keys on your key ring?
about 20....even though I don't know what 15 of them are for, I'm afraid to get rid of any of them in case I need one...
Back to snow daying......