I had slept well. Fell dead asleep at 10:45 last night, and popped open my eyes just in time to hear “Happy New Year” on the tube, and the fireworks downtown. But the kidlets were up at 6:00, and then no caffeine?
By 9:30, I was evil. Historically, I have not been dependent on caffeine – the coffee requirement is a fairly recent development. I guess since having children. Along with my other child-induced addictions: tearing out my hair, eating their tiny little snack foods…
The Expert hit the gym at 8:45 for a spin class, while I played with the kids. We colored, did puzzles, some flash cards, and my head was pounding the entire time. [You try caring about Buzz Lightyear when your head is cracking open!]
By the time the Expert returned, I was ready to explode. I was dressed in my bike clothes when he walked in, and I was over it before I even started. I was beginning to rethink my caffeine cold turkey quit. I felt like crap. And lawd, did I feel fat-o-rific. What? This is not how New Year’s Day is supposed to feel! Snap out of it!
I rode 16 miles, and that was plenty for today. The last week has been difficult, getting over the sickness, so I was happy with it. Hard 16 miles though, very hilly, and hot/cold at the same time. The last mile, I was fantasizing about getting in a hot shower and pulling the covers over my head. The Expert and the kids were out at lunch, I knew.
As I zoomed through the front yard and up to the door, I realized… I had no key. In my funk, trying to get out of the house, I left the key sitting on the table.
Locked out. I looked at our porch furniture.
Ridiculous. I love this old chair I found at an estate sale. And I like it all broken. To hold a plant. But not for sitting.
Finally, about 45 minutes later, the Expert and the kids rolled in. My daughter runs up to me.
Stella: Mommy, ewwww.
I felt much much better after my ride, and some tea (!) and some snuggles from the munchkins. I battled not shoving cupcakes into my gullet after the ride, but I chose Greek yogurt, flax, and berries instead.
Tomorrow is going to be awesome. I can feel it.