Thursday, February 4, 2010

Combating Winter Blah's... sort of

Winter blah's are still going strong in these parts, which goes hand-in-hand (apparently) with blogging blah's.

A few things we've been doing to combat the blah's:

-Going OUT grocery shopping or whatever after school. The girls and I spent 2 hours at Walmart-usually the most depressing place in the county- but it was actually pleasant. We picked up some groceries, chose Valentines for the girls' classrooms, browsed the toy aisles. Miraculously, we only visited the bathrooms once, which has to be some kind of Green Family Record.

-Buying and eating all kinds of fruits and veggies we wouldn't normally buy this time of year. The girls picked out grapes (and I bought them, even though they were from Chile!), mangoes, and blueberries. None of these are even close to being in season, or even semi-local. However, it lifted all of our spirits to break away from oranges and bananas (also not local, but at least in season.)

-Watching Secret Life of the American Teenager has been my new obsession, and you can laugh at me if you want to. I'm man enough to admit that I even got a little choked up at a television show made for and about teenagers. What of it?

-Trying to figure out how the HELL I'm going to run 5 miles (not 5k, as I originally thought I was agreeing to) on the 4th of July. It's too cold and icy for me to jump back on the C25K program right now, but I think by next month that could be possible. For now, Marin and I have started the 30 Day Shred again. (So if you see me in person and notice how I whimper while climbing stairs, just quickly look away. NOTHING TO SEE HERE I'M FINE AND... OUCH.)

And um. That's about it.



Anonymous said...

Holy crap, do I ever have the BLAH'S!!!! I am dying to go out and get all hot and sweaty and do something!!! The grocery store is not working for me. We go three times every two weeks - dumbass food. help.


Flibberty said...

This is the hardest part (for me) in having a newborn during winter because you aren't supposed to take them into public during cold and flu season. Being trapped in our tiny house all day, every day during winter is so depressing. Next baby will (hopefully) be born in the spring so that she's old enough to go out into public during the winter doldrums.

Swistle said...

Dude, I know. Also: FIVE MILES OMG.

Jess said...

The trip to Wal-Mart sound bizarrely lovely. And I haven't set foot in that store for years.

Devan said...

I LOOOOOVE The Secret Life. I know it's lame, but I DO!

Seester said...

Secret Life is a secret guilty pleasure of many.. 5 miles is insane. the end

GreenStyleMom said...

I have the blahs also...

and we had papaya for breakfast. Last time I checked, it wasn't grown in Colorado. Oh well, it tasted SO GOOD!

Missed you!

GreenStyleMom said...

okay, my bloglines reader must be off... this post didn't pop up until today but you wrote it last week! I thought you'd been MIA for awhile!