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Monday, September 17, 2007


So I have been lagging behind lately. And, mostly, I blame the apartment hunting. First, the good news is that our offer was accepted and if Husband can stop diddling around with the contracts (seriously, this is a man who would even make edits to the contract language on the back of a baseball ticket) we should be signing this week. That would be a good thing since they are still showing the apartment and that is making me really angry. Why are they letting strangers walk around MY apartment??? The upside is that I really love this place and have already mentally decorated it.

And really, I can’t blame poor Husband too much. I have no desire to be involved in the mortgage process or contract negotiations and have removed myself from the process. I already told Husband that I want nothing more to do with anything until it’s time to pick out paint colors. And, little does he know, I have pretty much already picked them. Hahaha.

But, the stress of apartment hunting is also causing me to fail on my diet. I want to lose 10 pounds by December 31st and yet I had two Oreo cookies today and it is taking all my effort not to walk back to the kitchen for a third one. Sister and I are going to start seeing a personal trainer, but not until after Yom Kippur and by then I will have likely gained 10 pounds from all the noodle kudgel and brisket. Yum. But, the upside is that after we buy this apartment, we will have no money and I will be unable to afford all the food that is making me fat…

So, in light of it being the Jewish New Year, I have decided that this is as good a time as ever to make New Years’ resolutions. Here they are:

1. Stop overextending myself. Between my training to be a dog trainer, NYCSR, work and desire to see my friends in person, I find myself annoyed that I have no time to myself. I am going to say “no” more often.

2. Make more time to see my friends. This goes along with number one, above, but I am already booked with activities this entire week, and none are with my friends. I need to make an effort to actually see people…

3. Eat healthier and lose 10 pounds. Nothing tastes better than thin. Ugh, who am I kidding? The third Oreo would taste better!

4. Be nicer. Ado will appreciate that I made this resolution once before and it lasted approximately 10 seconds when I called Dick Clark’s female co-host a skank.

5. Be more sincere. I will not tell someone I love their shirt when I think its only okay. I will be honest in my opinions, when asked, and keep my mouth shut otherwise. This sort of goes along with being nicer, but in a different way.

I really am hoping that this year brings along good things such as a new apartment and figure. I could say I was wishing for world peace, but then I would already violate resolution number 5. Of course, my not wishing for stuff for others, maybe I am violating Resolution 4. Screw it. I give up. I am eating a cookie.


mara clarke said...

Yay yay yay on the new apartment! Mazel tov! Will we be staying in it? As for your resolution to spend more time with friends, well, our visit couldn't come at a better time.

Mamamull said...

nice resolutions - we would all benefit some from such things.

I have a friend who breeds, shows and rescues shiba's in Ohio (Pam at Royal Kennels) my JRT loves to romp and play with her shiba's.

Hang in there in learning to be dog trainer - I would love to do that, but... we adopted a child with reactive attachment disorder and I get to train him instead.


Suzanne said...

Hurray! I've been wondering what was going on with the place. That's very exciting. I can't wait to see it.

Now, if only the Mets can exhibit some of your recent resolution, we might actually win a game.

husband said...

I laughed at Item 4 -- I love the word "skank" and think your use of it only moments after your resolution was hilarious. I also laughed at your item 5, because if I am sincere with you (e.g., about not liking a shirt), you don't like it at all!

Mara, you will be staying in the current apartment, but we will probably be closing on the new one on Monday, December 10, so you will certainly be able to see it! It's only a couple avenues over from where we are now, on the same street!

mom said...

any chance you will be taking some of your wedding presents out of my basement?

Candace said...

found you at peggy's.
yeah! another jewish liberal. i know a dime a dozen where you are but I'm in central florida! ack!
I'll be visiting you often!