Tuesday, January 30, 2007

To Do

Do you keep to do lists? I do. Many of them. I thought I'd share some items from this week's list. It's such a relief when you can cross things off your list! It's a visual cue about just how much you've accomplished. Plus, you feel so much lighter, free-er!

To do this week:

Sunday: Run, church, movies
Monday: 6 a.m. run. 24 F, (RealFeel: 7F!!)
Tuesday: 6:30 spinning and get instructor to notice ME ME ME! OVER HERE!
Tuesday: 12 p.m.: Visit oral surgeon for consultation ... hey, wait ... you're just supposed to be looking ... PUT THAT TOOTH BACK!
Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Sleep on couch waiting for anesthesia to wear off.
Thur: (Maybe yoga. Depends on what the oral surgeon says.)
Friday: Root canal!

Today at the oral surgeon: they tell you it's only a consultation and then while your defenses are down, they scare the bejesus out of you by suggesting that leaving an infected tooth one minute longer than necessary could very well shorten your lifespan. Alright, alright! RIP it out already!

Let me just say: Laughing gas plus tunes on the Shuffle is a winning combo.

Guess what the oral surgeon said? "No exercise until I see you on Monday."

You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

Back to the schedule: In case you can't see through the strikeouts, yesterday morning was a bit chilly. 24F while the "RealFeel" temp was 7F. I wore every piece of clothing I owned. I was baking. But it was good. My foot is much better! Just in time for me to stop running!

Now I know you are all waiting for an update on this morning's spin class. At the end of class the Spin Instructor Whom I Covet put on the requisite stretching music, and I thought, "Jeanne, here's your chance for more witty banter."

Me: Awesome song! (Hendrix's "Waterfall." Demonstrating the depth and breadth of my musical knowledge. Plus my age.)
Very Very Fit Instructor: Well, if you liked that song, you're gonna love the next one!
Me: Great! (Lame alarm!)
And this song comes on.
Him: Hee hee.
Me: grrr.

First, tell me how is it possible that these two songs were composed during the same decade? How??

I couldn't help but notice these lyrics:
And even though we ain't got money,
I'm so in love with you, honey

Is it possible that Spinning Instructor is sending me secret messages??!

Finally, I leave you with this, taken Saturday on your National Mall:
This is Trina!


Laurie said...

That's a great sign. People are so clever.

You should go for the yoga. It will be good for your mind and body before your surgery. The doc probably doesn't consider yoga exercise, that is what I would tell myself anyway.

21stCenturyMom said...

Don't forget that 'American Pie' was also written around that time as was "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" by Janis Joplin. Go figure.


And yes - I think the instructor was whispering a sweet nothing in your ear.

Danielle said...

I heart crossing things off the to do list. In fact, I have been known to add tiny miniscule things to the to do list, just so I can cross them off a minute later. I am aware I have a problem :-)

Black Knight said...

"No exercise until I see you on Monday."
How can he be so cruel?

Thomas said...

Very suggestive, that sign.

Dori said...

Yes, yes! VVFI definitely has the hots for you. You should give him a copy of Muskrat Love. :-)

Good job, running in the cold.

LBTEPA said...

you speak of obsessive list making as though it was a bad thing....
Seriously - listen to your doctor about the exercise. Extractions and root canal work can really knock you around, and your surgery is soon. You can't get much fitter but you can get run down (here endeth the lesson).
Ooooooooooh! That spin instructor likes you!!!!

trina said...

As the creator and holder of the protest sign, I am elated that others took joy in it! A friend randomly found this pic and I have now passed on this link to all of my friends. I'll let you know when I make my first line of t-shirts!
: )

jeanne said...

trina: how exciting! It was a GREAT sign!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanne,

I know it's a long way back but I recently posted a comment on your blog of June 5, 2005 concerning your perfect feet. I truly wish you would take some time to read it and post a reply along with a photo if possible. Thanks for the great blogs. Keep them up!

David said...

anonymous .... is that you? Are you a spin instructor? Do you like Tom Jones songs? What's with the feet interest dude?

Just12Finish said...

Please don't confuse Dubya any more than we need to!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great sign. Certainly a conversation piece. Hope you're doing ok with your tooth out. I go back to the dentist tomorrow.

Firefly's Running said...

WTF? No exercise. HOW CRUEL!

IHeartCheezee70s said...

well, if i were a carpenter and you were a lady, i'd laugh at your witty banter, i'd have your baby.

have you thought about telling him that even though diaz and timberlake broke up, demi and ashton are still strong...

ollie schitte! the word verification this time is cwxprkok. it means "country and western crossover comes before porkin (tacky, but we'll go with the message), OK?"
that is a sign! take off more clothes next time.

Mark I. said...

that photo at the end is hilarious. great way to get a point across.

WannaBe5Ker said...

The strikethrough command in HTML is a beautiful thing, congrats on getting stuff off your to-do list...BUT, a consultation where they actually take a tooth out is just WRONG. But the thing IS out already, that is good, right?

GL with your recovery:-)

IHateToast said...

i bet you ramble under laughing gas. too bad oral surgeons and dentists don't blog.