So how has the conversion to eating paleo been going? Miserably. By which I don't mean that I'm doing it and it's making me miserable, but that I'm failing miserably. Because I have no self control whatsoever and my addiction to sugar is worse than I feared. So if there are sodas in the house I tell myself I will have just one more today and then I'm done forever. If Saren makes a loaf of bread in the middle of the night and I wake up and hey, look! Bread! Well, obviously I have to eat it because it's important to support your children in all their endeavors.
But, whatever. Because when I made that goal (among others) I told myself if I faltered I would just keep trying without berating myself. Which either means I will eventually get it or I will use that as an excuse to forestall forever. Just one more Pepsi/Taco Bell dinner/Snickers bar for today and I can start for reals tomorrow!
I've also been trying to keep up with writing every day. Last year I did very well, but lost steam around September. Still, last year was better than the year before, which was better then the year before that. This year will be the best yet. But I have the same caveat as above. When I miss a day I just get back on the horse and start again, no self guilt trips. I think part of why I faltered last year and hardly wrote at all for the last months was just the inertia of not writing. So far this year, I have missed a few days, but the days I did write outnumber the days I didn't.
The novel I had been working on got maybe a quarter of the way done. I am still interested in it actually, but I don't know how to begin again from a different angle, which is what it needs. That's kind of intimidating, to have written so much and to know I need to start again from scratch. So I put it off. And put it off. And in the meantime I started in on a little idea involving time manipulation. Sort of a no pressure thing because I don't really know where it's going.
Speaking of time manipulation, a few days ago I had to temporarily cancel the Netflix streaming, and so I had to say goodbye to Dr. Who, which was heartbreaking. I was just in the middle of the last season that was currently available on Netflix so after I start it again I'll have a couple of days of bliss and then my heart will be broken all over again. I had gotten into the habit of watching it every night before bed and now I just don't know what to do with myself between 9 and 11pm.
Our washing machine broke a few weeks back and since we can't afford to get it fixed right away, we've been using the laundromat. The great thing about the laundromat is that you can get all your laundry done at once in about an hour. The bad thing about going to the laundromat is going to the laundromat. If only I could have four washers and two dryers in my house. Best of both worlds.