Thursday, July 12, 2012
1) Get stuff done at work. Only a few musts. Tons of stuff that I'd like to get done.
2) Finish packing.
3) Have fun.
So, one of the first things that The Girl said when she got home is that there is no chocolate in the house (true. Even my single-serve ice creams aren't chocolate). Don't we love her anymore? When we went to Costco, she chose a HUGE bag of chocolate minis to take on vacation (this is a cooking vacation. We live in cabins and cook so we bring tons of food. I am making veggie chili for tomorrow's dinner, and am bringing the stuff for Chef Meg's slow-cooker veggie curry). This candy is going to be difficult for me. So, I asked for her help. I told her that the candy was going to be tough for me. If I want candy, she is to tell me "Ok -- do you want your one piece now, or later?" This may stop me in my tracks. Or I may have my one piece.
A frustrated sound involuntarily emanated from me as I wrote this.
She is tiny and absolutely perfect. She said, "But Mom! You're going to be on vacation!" Understanding that she just doesn't get it, I told her that I knew that, but I really need her help on this. "Are you saying it will be my fault if you put on weight on our vacation?" No. It will be my fault. I wasn't anticipating the candy, and I need your help. "ok..."
More frustrated sounds in this moment.
4) Don't obsess about the food. Make good choices. Think about my SP pals sending good thoughts, and send them back.
Sounds like a plan!