It’s Monday night, which means the roughest part of the week is…o-vah!
Even though I’m a wee bit late to the party here, I decided to join in the fun for Marvelous in My Monday by Healthy Diva Eats.
Today’s theme? The fact that I’m easily amused. I’ve been easily amused ever since I was a little kid: I get inordinately excited about really little things, and I’ve been known to bound out of bed early in the morning, all excited about the prospect of using the new body wash I bought the day before.
It’s the little things, folks.
Today, I realized just how much I haven’t changed in this respect.
I’m giddy over three of the most ludicrously mundane things ever: pajama pants, laundry detergent, and coffee creamer.
I’m not making this up.
First, the PJs: I have a pair of holiday pajama pants that only come out once a year, and darned if I don’t get super excited every December when I triumphantly pull them from the bottom of my dresser drawer, wave them around like I just won the world’s most epic game of capture the flag, and bounce around saying “It’s time for the Christmas pajama pants!” (In case I’ve never mentioned it before, in many respects I’m not all that different from a small child.)
Second, the laundry detergent. We ran out of our usual regular Tide this weekend, and knowing how much Brandon loathes Costco, I decided to save him the misery of a Costco run and just pick up a bottle at Walgreen’s. They happened to have some with Downy in it, and OH MY EFFING GOD. I wanted to snuggle with my gym clothes after using it, which is really saying something. Everything is so soft! And it smells so lovely! Laundry-induced bliss seizure!
(Seriously, self? Laundry-induced bliss seizure? Who in their right mind gets this excited about detergent?)
Third, coffee creamer. Did you know that Coffee Mate makes peppermint mocha-flavored creamer? Me neither.
I. Am. Amazed.
I know non-dairy creamer is one of the crappiest, unhealthiest substances on planet Earth, but a girl’s gotta have her vices. And holy crap, this stuff is delicious. My morning coffee is now a winter wonderland.
The one non-mundane thing that has me absolutely thrilled? My Broncos. My beloved, long-suffering Broncos, who yesterday clinched the AFC West Division Title. I may be a displaced sports fan, and I might not be able to watch many of the games out here on the East Coast, but things look good for the men of the Orange Crush!
Anyways, despite my unhealthy-yet-delicious coffee creamer, I’m staying on track with my goal to not gain weight during the holidays. I went for a long run with my girl Holly on Saturday morning, and it was fabulous. We ran through Georgetown, which is one of my favorite neighborhoods in DC — I think I’ve read too many historical fiction novels, because whenever I run past 200-year-old colonial houses, I start wondering what life was like when they were built, who’d lived in them, what they did, and what their stories might’ve been.
Yesterday I took a rest day, and today I was back in the gym with 30 minutes on the elliptical and a quick 1.2 miles on the treadmill (at a 9:05/mile pace). Tomorrow is strength training day — it’ll be time to bust a move with my weights and Jackie Warner DVD!
Hope everyone is having an awesome Monday — between seeing a gorgeous sunrise while at the gym this morning and actually getting a seat on the Metro during my commute into the city (be still, my heart!), it proved to be a lovely day.