Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Sad State of Affairs

I felt a little giddy with excitement this morning.  Until I realized WHY I felt giddy, and then I just felt pathetic.  Because while it makes sense to feel giddy about new love, babies soon to be born, an upcoming vacation, or even the prospect of a night out on the town, the things and events making me feel giddy today are kind of ridiculous.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Our new, over-the-range microwave. Our old, over-the-range microwave was original to our house and approximately 20 years old. Not only did it do a poor job of heating food, it looked kind of disgusting, it didn't have a turntable inside, and its handle had fallen off twice (we'd glued it back on with gorilla glue to buy ourselves a few more weeks). So I'm excited to have a microwave that works and is pretty (appliances can be pretty, right?), and I'm equally excited that we paid someone who wasn't Tom to install it.

March 2nd is less than six weeks (or to be a bit more precise, 37 days) away.  On March 2nd the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" Extended Edition DVD AND the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" DVD will be released in stores.  I'll be picking up a copy of each DVD bright and early that morning, and then I plan to watch both movies that evening with my friend Stacey - shoot me an email if you'd like to join our Twilight-watching party!

New books.  I'm devouring books like it's going out of style; we're only 24 days into the new year and already I've cruised through five 450+ page books.  And there's a stack of books I can't wait to read sitting on/burning a hole in the top of my nightstand.  Next up?  Unbroken, BossypantsFreakonomics, Insurgent, and The Pilot's Wife (I'm really trying to mix up my genres this year - you know, branch out beyond The Hunger Games and Twilight).

New episodes of my television shows. Which I'm not watching, because I'm too engrossed in my books.  But I like knowing they're accumulating in my DVR, waiting for me.

These shoes.  They aren't mine yet (when the girl wearing these shoes walked past me I pulled out my phone and took a picture of her feet - if she noticed, she didn't seem at all bothered by my photography), but they will be.

Not having to go to the dentist.  No offense to my dentist friends, but I HATE the dentist.  I'd rather go to the doctor and get 10 shots than have my teeth cleaned, let alone have anything else done to/on my teeth.  I've been to the dentist 147 times in the last six weeks, but *I think* I'm done for now and I won't have to go again until August.  Thank goodness.

I really need to get a life.

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