Friday, February 24, 2012
Anyway, tonight is the slumber party, which I am looking forward to. I am in charge of games. I'm bringing a box of retro games I bought recently - jacks, pick up sticks, and a couple of others are included. I'm trying to decide whether to buy Apples and Oranges or Apples and Apples - I know it had Apples in it - Pebbles and Slater have it. But I seriously doubt there will be much gaming going on - I suspect talking and lots of eating. So I'm trying to develop a strategy for dealing with that.
This is what I've come up with so far:
The group is meeting at a local Mexican restaurant. I'll probably join them in progress- I'll have someone order me a grilled chicken salad. Every restaurant has some version of that. I have a Friday night meeting that I like to attend, so I'll do that first. The less time I'm in front of chips and hot sauce, the better I will do.
Back at the house, I KNOW there will be all manner of treats, so I will use my coffee trick. I'm going to bring some prissy decaf coffee to make sure that I have what I need - and of course, enough to share with the others. I've weaned myself off of creamers of any kind most of the time, but I'll bring some ff half and half and it will make it feel dessert-like. And I may just leave before breakfast in the morning. I'm thinking this will give me all that I need, but limit my exposure to the things that I don't. I've got a streak running and I don't want to break it!
No spin class this morning, as I have to be on standby to test a new software upgrade in about 15 minutes - and it's a good thing, as I just got an email that I'd dropped my work and gym ID at the 7-11 yesterday when I stopped to buy gum. Oh, yea. Need to make sure I'm stocked up on gum for tonight.
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In the planning stages: I'm beginning to pull together some ideas for hosting a dress-up garden tea party, ala this. Complete with a British friend to be the tea barista - I'm thinking of suggesting everyone dress up, including hats and serving prissy food! It will be a BYOC - bring your own vintage tea cup! Now just to figure out some Sunday afternoon, as my British friend works on Saturday.
Today's Fast, Pray, Love Link. Love it!
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Enjoy the pleasures of childhood.