Friday, May 21, 2010

Incentive Dilemma

I'm starting to see some small results from my fitness efforts, and while this in itself motivates me to keep going, I'm looking to up the incentive. I can feel my resolve waivering a bit, so I need something else to motivate me. Something more shallow and tangible and instant-gratification-y than just "improved overall health," if know what I'm sayin'. I've toyed with the idea of various carrots to dangle such as an iPhone or "Lu bucks" (i.e. pounds lost = dollars to spend at Lu's).

But here's the problem: the purse strings are a bit tight right now, too. I don't want to reach my fitness goals while throwing financial ones under the bus. So I need ideas. Cheap ones. Calorie-free ones. Any ideas?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Swagger Wagon

For all my mini-van peeps out there. We're still holding out, but I'm sure my parents, among many others, will be delighted to see how nouveau-hip they are. This is formatting a little weird, so you might need to go to youtube to see the "full" video.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just for the Record

After pulling into the preschool parking lot with the music cranked up:

Jillson: Thanks for singing with me, Mom. That was awesome.
Me: You're welcome.
Jillson: You really are a rockin' Mom.

I hope she won't mind me reminding her of this little convo when she's a teenager...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

On Beyond Corky

Sometimes I think I would really enjoy being a children's librarian, but for now I will settle for being our family's librarian.

For over a year now I have been meaning to compile a list of our favorite books, and now I have finally done it. I say this is "our" list because in order for a book to make the list, both Jillson and I must enjoy it. Want to see if your favorite book made the cut? The list is posted as a separate blog page, so just click the link directly under the blog header.

What were your favorite picture books as a child? Can you remember back that far? Two of mine were Corky and The Little Brute Family. Any books on my list that you adore or despise? You don't have to have children to join in on this one...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Regular Attention to Problem Areas Now Official:

In keeping with the tradition of all champion-level suburban housewives, I have hired both a lawnboy and a personal trainer. The landscape around here is looking instantly better.

The GM