Today was…a day

It was rainy again today. I went to lunch at the Bee’s Knees and had the spicy shrimp sandwich, which was excellent. While I was there I read a few articles in the Metro Spirit. For some reason I was under the impression that the Spirit sucked, but it’s actually a good paper. I enjoyed the Whines section quite a bit, and the editorial about rape in Richmond County was very well written. The paper covered a few issues that we’ve been covering at work; I found a lot of it illuminating. It makes me think that I should read more local newspapers, to fill in the gaps.

Doing contract work in the morning before work is draining, but I seem to be able to handle it as long as I get to sleep early enough. 11 pm seems to be the best bedtime for me, so I’m going to try to stick to that.

Ultimately I would like to spend at least some of my mornings working out rather than racking up more hours sitting in a chair, but I haven’t gotten myself adjusted to getting up at the same time every morning yet.

I’d like to start planning and making delicious and nutritious meals, too. Once we’re moved, I’m going to focus on doing that. There was a lady on the Oprah rerun today who wrote a book called Why French Women Don’t Get Fat. I’d heard the theory before, but in a nutshell it’s this: eat slowly. Savor your food. Don’t eat until you’re full. Eat what you want, in small portions. And walk to more places rather than driving/taking the elevator/etc.

I think I can handle the first part, but the walking bit is troublesome. There are no stairs in any of the places in which I spend most of my time. I can’t walk to work (or even bike; North Augusta’s a little far). I’m not sure there’s any way to modify my normal routine to include more physical activity, other than walking more during lunch than usual. It would seem that old fashioned working out is going to have to suffice in my case.

In other news, Sean’s special present came in the mail today. I can’t wait to see the look on his face.