Burning at both ends
Monday, August 24, 2015
The proverbial candle, that is. For the burning, I mean. Because it occurred to me that the title I just typed might imply some great physical discomfort. Instead, I am just up late working, because I am a procrastinator, and have a hard deadline tomorrow morning, and thus am working until 4 am in preparation.
If I were a rational person, I would have done this work in daylight hours. Instead, I spent this afternoon in last-minute back-to-school shopping with the kid. We trekked out to the outlet mall and bought her a few new outfits. She's grown about 3 inches in the last year and filled out as well, and she's a teenage girl, so new clothes are a justified treat for her.
And hanging out with a happy kid, looking forward a little nervously to a new school year, was a treat for me. We also let her choose dinner out to celebrate her soccer goal yesterday and a new school start tomorrow, and she picked her favorite Chinese restaurant as usual. I had lots of veggies and some beef and shrimp, with nothing deep fried or greasy, so managed to stay on track. But I sat there as plates of deep fried saucy goodness walked past to other tables, and thought: wouldn't it be nice to just indulge on all of that one day? I admit I was momentarily tempted, but not enough to actually order any of it.