Thursday, January 14, 2016

Best Part of the Day

Now that all four of my kids are in school all day, FOR FREE, the whole day is pretty much my favorite part of the day. I love the morning bc I can get rid of them, I love the afternoons bc absence makes the heart grow fonder and sometimes I lose my mind and miss them, and I love evenings bc by then I remember how much they suck and it's almost time for them to go to bed. 

But if I had to narrow it down (why would I though?) I'd pick lunch time as my favorite time of day. 
Angela and Holly are finally waking up (at six, it's not like they're lazing around all day, it just feels like that to me) and somehow they take the time to talk to me. They don't realize it, but I'm so eternally grateful for this. It's gotta be the busiest time of day for them- Holly's got eight kids to get ready and Angela has an actual job- and I've usually sent about fifty nonsense texts by now, but they make time to acknowledge me. It makes me feel all squishy inside. It makes me think maybe I'd break my no touching rule and hug them. If we were on the same continent. 

So I fix my lunch, either a salad (to cancel out the two bags of raisenettes I had for a morning snack, duh) or a chicken and gravy pie or (most likely) leftover pizza from the weekend. (We're creatures of habit, we Engelbrechts, and there are very few weekends where we do not order pizza.)

When I sew upstairs, I watch Netflix or YouTube, but during lunch, I get to watch cable downstairs. Best. Thing. Ever. Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Prey, War&Peace, current (ish) American tv like Blacklist and Elementary the Americans and soon Game of Thrones- man I love tv. Netflix is amazing, but I could never be one of those people who don't have cable. 

And the best part? Ever since Nick got healthy and lost a billion pounds and stopped ever getting sick, I've cut down to one Diet Coke a day. ONE. ONE DIET COKE A DAY. Ugh. And I drink it at lunch. 

I'm like one of Pavlov's dogs, as soon as I hear myself pop that top, my mouth fills with saliva and I shiver in anticipation of those chemicals sliding down my throat. 

So. Food, TV, Diet Coke, and texting with the besties. How could it be ANY better?!?!

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14 comments:

  1. HAHA!! My husband comes home at lunch so he's always up in my "Oh whatcha eating?" even though I've made him his already.
    Good for you for cutting back on the pop! That's a hard thing to do! I know I need to cut back on coffee but NOPE. That's my saving grace :)

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    1. Yeah, I should probably have mentioned that when I made the healthy amazing decision to cut back on diet coke...I double my coffee (and worse, chemical creamer...) intake. Oops.

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  2. Pizza is my fav. I eat all the pizza. Netflix is the bestest. I'm currently on a "Breaking Bad" kick. I haven't had any pop since...I don't know when..not too long ago. I love it way too much. All that sugary sweetness :)

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    1. Pop, lol. My family all say pop, they're from Michigan. Cracks me up. We LOVED Breaking Bad (of course we did) and I think constantly about just watching them all over again.

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  3. One Dr. Pepper. Everyday. 12:30. It is what it is. I think about quitting. I think about it. That's all...just thinking.

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  4. Pizza is my favorite food, too. What's not to like?

    Now that you mention it, lunch is definitely one of my favorites, too. At work, when it is lunchtime, I go into a room all by myself and eat my lunch and read and no one disturbs me for one beautiful hour.

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    1. Ohhh, I should add reading to my lunch routine!!! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. I love you more than pizza. ❤️

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    1. Dammit, now it looks like YOU'RE the better friend and I'm the asshole who'd sell you up the river for a slice of pepperoni.

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  6. Haha! Love your description of the times with the kids. I remember those days, it's so true. And pizza? What's not to love?

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  7. You're living my dream life. Give it back! ;)

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