1. I've moved my bedtime up by almost two hours;
2. My alarm clock has moved up almost the same amount;
3. I no longer find time to pick up after the dogs in the morning (priorities can often be a good thing);
4. It's amazing how easily I adapted to not cooking Every night and overlooking a less than spotless countertop;
5. I have no idea how I'm going to fit in working out every day, or every other day for that matter; there's simply not enough time in the day to get a workout in easily ... am considering finding some walkways with stairs ....;
6. If there was every any doubt, I can confirm that my Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker is the #1 home utensil I cannot live without. If I were ever a contestant on Survivor, I'd bring It instead of my toothbrush.
7. When I get home, I'm happiest just to sit on the couch for half an hour with whatever child or dog is nearby and most accommodating of my lazy bones.
8. The support from my friends and family on this new venture has been amazing, and Very much loved and appreciated -- big shout out to my lovely NYC'ers who sent my First Official Office Flowers!
9. I'm adapting somewhat, shockingly, to pantyhose ... okay tights... but still can't wait until spring to go hose-less.
10. I'll be damned if I'm going to let a little thing like Day Light Savings Time push me over the edge (Truly -- my family is afraid to be near me over the next few days as I adjust to an even earlier morning alarm!)
And now the Crazy ..... I have recently been completely and utterly swayed by the urging and generosity of my close friend Jill Fadule and her father, Phil Hubbell, with regard to .... drum roll, please ... participating in the Avon Two-Day (3 might be the straw that broke the camel's back) Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston on May 14-15. Jill's mother fought a long and difficult battle with the disease that took her life, and Mr. H. has offered a matching contribution to the monies I raise toward the required fundraising goal of $1,800.00. Those of you who know me well know that I never ask for money (I think I did in the early days of kids' wrapping paper and Girl Scout Cookie fundraisers) and it was the fundraising aspect of the walk that was holding me back.
Then, I thought of my Aunt Catherine. Like Jayne Hubbell, Auntie Catherine fought a difficult and courageous battle against cancer. While her battle may have been a bit shorter than Jayne's, Auntie Catherine's had the same devastating effect on her family and friends, all of whom would love nothing more in this world, I am sure, than a CURE. Armed with the strength of knowing that Auntie Catherine would be Completely Thrilled at the things I'm doing right now (she tried to convince me to get a full time job for Years, and is certainly smiling down at my experiences, and my adjustments!), I decided to Register to Walk in Her Honor.
If you'd like to make a contribution, you may do so by clicking on the following link: Avon Walk -- Catherine Sullivan.
Lastly, to Jill, I have one thing to say: "As if Not participating was ever an option ..... !"