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My Side of the Fence

It was the first day back to regular routine after the long weekend, and after the non-routine break-up. I think I managed reasonably well.

Monday’s minor failures:

  • Been sad and distracted so I realized too late that a friend is in town with his band tonight. Failure to line up a sitter means missing the show, and him.
  • Greased up my hands with lotion and then attempted to turn a doorknob. Was temporarily trapped.
  • Pulled on a hoodie, panicked for a moment while I wondered why it felt five sizes too small, and realized it was my son’s. From two years ago.
  • Nearly skipped dinner in favor of a pie shake. With brandy in it.
  • Was momentarily tempted to get in touch with the ex. Too soon. That way madness lies (let me shun that).

Monday’s minor successes:

  • Learned about the Lemmy (of Motorhead) movie.
  • Worked out for a half hour instead of having beer. And got my son to exercise as well, without complaint. I had “perfect rhythm” according to the Wii Fit’s cardio aerobics and the kiddo made it to the end of the obstacle course, again and again and again.
  • Thought one of my Groupons had expired but found out it’s good until February. Sweet. Also? Didn’t succumb to any Cyber Monday specials. Actually didn’t spend a cent today, on anything. Go, me.
  • Downloaded a Christmas mix from the lovely lads of Voytek, and it contains a Hives/Cyndi Lauper Xmas song!
  • Made a gorgeous looking and tasty lunch, inspired, in part, by this Heavy Table post.

So I’ll continue taking it one day at a time. And if the days are anything like today I think I’ll be a-ok.

the perfect ramen for a rainy day


  1. amanda wrote:

    good job on avoiding “cyber monday!” i spent all day talking about how bullshit it was (is) and then found this crazy beautiful afghan pattern, and realized the yarn i needed to make it was all on sale today only…and yeah. i still think it’s bullshit, but i’m going to make a lovely knit afghan with sale yarn.

    Monday, November 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh, but good yarn is more of an essential anyhow! And you will use it to create something that will keep your family warm. Well done, I say.

    I did end up spending money late last night. But it was just paying our AT&T bill. Oh wells.

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  3. Jessi wrote:

    That ramen looks amazing. How’d you make it?

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Thanks! This wasn’t too much work, really. Just bought a package of good dried noodles (you can be fresh yakisoba as well) and used a miso-based broth that had bits of tofu and spinach in it. I added the mock duck as well and the pink kamaboko. The hard-boiled egg I put in a plastic egg mold overnight.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

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