I wanted to go to a movie. You guys knew that. So yesterday I checked again. What’s playing? Anything worthy? TOM HANKS!!! Now we’re talking. He’s funny and smart and successful. And he’s my age and still hip. And he went to the same high school that my cousins went to, at the same time that they were there, so we’re practically best friends.
This morning I woke up at five-stinking-fifteen am. Even though I knew better, I thought, oh well, get up and start the day. You’ll get a lot done. Checked out the blogs and email. Reading and prayer done. Take Noah outside for the big brush, because we’re gonna go to dog training, and I still like to have the prettiest dog around. Leftovers from my dog showing days.
Before I leave, though, I notice that I am wanting to eat a lot. Uh oh. Grab some walnuts and raisins (is there anything better than a bite containing a bit of walnut with a bit of raisin?)–not the most low-cal snack.
What? No dog training today. Everyone is at the local fourth of July parade in the little local town. Which would have been fun to go to if I had known. So Noah and I take a walk in a new place, only Noah smells something very interesting, and I lose my footing and fall flat on my face. This day is not going well. We limp through the rest of the walk and head home. And I think, well if this is going to be an over-eating day, let’s make it about fruit.
Go home and slice into the watermelon. Mmmm-mmm. Check a few more blogs, including Ellen’s blog. Decide to go to the movies, but not until I try out this new recipe from Rocco Dispirito’s book. Yes, all you bloggers who were giving it away a while ago, NONE of you picked me. So I had to buy it myself. The recipe is his take on the black bean brownie, and I figure that he is a chef, and it will be better than anybody else’s black bean brownie. I haven’t tried them yet.
Okay. What food do I want for the movies? Popcorn and M&M’s of course, but I want more. I grab two cookies from the freezer and head out the door. In the car I’m thinking about this. I’m thinking, I just want to eat. Its not like Ellen was talking about. Its not because I’m anxious or numb or want to stuff my feelings. I just want to eat. And then it hits me like a brick. The email. There was an email in the morning’s mail about a situation that makes me anxious. Its been an undercurrent all day and I hardly realized it. For sure I didn’t connect it with the eating thing.
Well, now I recognize what is going on, but I decide to continue with the eating and be done with it. And can I just say that the movie was FAB U LUS! Everything I want in a Tom Hanks movie. And Julia Roberts was pretty darn good too. Oh wait. Here’s the funniest part. I’m in line to get my ticket, feeling young and hip, going to see my Tom Hanks in his newest movie. The three people in front of me request a senior ticket for the Tom Hanks movie. Hmmm. I buy my ticket, which was NOT a senior ticket, buy my popcorn and diet coke (at least by this time I only got a small popcorn) and head into the theatre. Not a big crowd, and MY GOSH. I’ve never seen so much silver and white hair in a theatre in my life. And then it hits me. Ha! I’ll fit right in. I like to think of my hair as blonde, but in the theatre light, it will look just a silvery and white as all these people. And when I go to stand up at the end of the movie, I will have to stand very slowly, because my knees will be very stiff after sitting that long.
The movie was so good, though. All about a do-over. Starting over and doing it even better. Just like I’m hoping to do.
Stopped at the mailbox on the way home, and guess what was there? Lori sent me some retirement coffee!!! Squeeee!!! Its only 4:30, not too late to have a cup of coffee. I settle into my chair with my book Fifty Acres and a Poodle and a cup of fantastic coffee, and I drowse and drink coffee.
I won’t let Sophie in my lap, so she settles for touching my leg. Endearing.
I’m done overeating, and I have a plan for a light fresh dinner. Onward and upward.