Tuesday Tell-All

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*I opened my door this morning to head out to work, and I about exploded when I saw that there was a deer looking right at me, not 10 feet away. I was so startled that I had to close the door (with me still inside), regain my composure, and peek outside again to see if it was still there (which it was, for about two seconds, until it ran away around the building). I had a semi-irrational fear as I stepped outside that somehow the deer was going to come hurtling around the corner and run me right over, killing me dead. This is what I think about at 6:30 in the morning, people.

*Speaking of deer, I also have a not-entirely-irrational fear that I’m going to hit a deer while driving to work one of these days. I say that it’s not entirely irrational because every day I pass more and more dead deer lying by the side of the road, and I figure it’s only a matter of time before one of them suckers runs into me. It’s one of my greatest car accident fears (besides sliding off an icy cliff or my car spontaneously combusting).

*This fear is also not entirely irrational because one morning just a couple weeks ago, I noticed a deer running in the same direction as my car, but on the other side of the road. I’m not making these things up, people–them deer are sneaky little buggers.

*You know you’re officially a Logan-ite when you step out of your home, think to yourself,”Wow–it’s really warm this morning,” and then you check your car’s thermostat–and it’s 20 degrees. But hey, considering it was 15 below just a few mornings ago, I’ll take 20 degrees any day.

*Last week, in my efforts to be more vegetarian, I bought a bag of frozen spinach. I love fresh spinach, and half of my new-found vegetarian recipes call for frozen spinach, it seems. So this morning, while cooking myself up a veggie omelet, I threw in about 1/3 cup of this stuff. Honestly? I almost gagged when I took the first bite. Who knew that the taste and texture of frozen spinach would be so different than the fresh stuff? Seriously, I’m wondering how on earth I’m going to trick myself into using the rest of the bag.

*Speaking of healthy things, The Biggest Loser started this week, and we over at the Meidell home were more than just a little excited. The only problem is that for some reason, I always get the world’s WORST cravings for ice cream while watching The Biggest Loser. I’m not even kidding. And of course, due to the content of the show, I always feel horribly guilty about it. But usually not guilty enough not to give in a little 🙂

*See this sweet faux leather jacket? I bought it with some of the Christmas money my dad gave me. It was originally $90 at NY & C, but I got it at their after-Christmas sale for only $20. Yes folks, I’m pretty much the bargain queen of America. And I feel pretty tough in my leather jacket. It’s a win-win.

*Last week, I took in two coats to be dry-cleaned. Besides other people’s prom dresses, this was the first time I’d ever dry cleaned anything. Even though the dry cleaners took forever to bring out my order when I went to pick it up, my jaw dropped as I saw how amazing they both looked–I forgot what my black peacoat looked like without those little fabric balls all over it…I decided that when I am rich, I will take my coats in every two months, just for the heck of it. Plus I got two free hangers out of it.

*Yes, I get excited about free hangers. Due to my ever-expanding closet, I need an ever-expanding supply of hangers, which just get annoying to buy so much. Who’s with me?

*Have I mentioned before how I teach ballroom/swing dance twice a week here at the school? This week it’s been really fun to review everything my students have learned over the course of the year so far–it’s gotten to the point where I can just put on a song and they’ll be able to figure out what kind of dance it is and start doing it. I’ve been pretty impressed with all that they’ve picked up, and I hope I’ve converted them to social dance for life. Have you ever done ballroom/swing dance?

*One of these days, I’m determined to convince Matt to come with me a country swing night at the Fun Park here in Logan. That is one of the only things about my past that I truly miss doing. Too bad I married a man who doesn’t think much about dancing. But luckily I married a man who loves me and gives in to *most* of my whims, so who knows? That miracle might happen yet.

*Today I’m looking forward to a whole evening ahead of me with nothing going on outside of my home that I have to go do. You know I’m not home enough when I look forward to a night of cleaning ahead of me (since I need to put the finishing touches on my living room before I reveal my first before/after tomorrow). What are you looking forward to today?

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