Still Moving Slowly

I’m pacing myself and not over committing this year. I’m spending more time with my IRL community and less time online.

The crazy thing is that my online content isn’t suffering. Maybe with fewer twitter updates I’ll actually have something to blog about? I ended up getting a new car last night and it wasn’t the Lexus. I’m kind of bummed because I did love my Lexus but now I’m on to loving something else. I’m sort of trashy that way in my ability to love lots of cars.

We’re having uniform issues. Alexander has a jacket for school that is practically new but has paint on it so he refuses to wear it. Instead he’s been wearing his sister’s sweatshirts to school and leaving them there. It’s 40 degrees in the mornings and both of my kids are freezing while a perfectly good jacket with two little bits of paint sits in my son’s locker.

It’s bizarre and to me seems a bit unreasonable that he doesn’t want to wear a stained coat. He’s not being persnickety he’s genuinely uncomfortable with it and now I have to figure out a way to get paint off the jacket or just staple the damn thing to his shirt so he has to wear it. By the way, it’s house paint. If anyone knows how to get paint off of fabric without ruining said fabric I’d be grateful.

Since it’s been freezing cold (I understand for your northerners that’s a relative term), I haven’t played much tennis. I’ve turned into an exercise class lady. Which is weird. I remember going to Jane Fonda’s Workout with my Dad’s friends when I was 10, 11 and 12 and wondering why anyone would exercise in a room, in a row and without a score. But I’m come to enjoy one of the local cardio classes. I’m still mostly uncoordinated and zig while the others zag but I’m getting there and it’s something to do when it’s too cold to sensibly exercise outside.

I’m still trying to figure out how you exercise a body with RA. It’s mostly depressing because I need the second hour to feel good and these joints just don’t have a second hour in them anymore.

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  • Mike Haley

    I can certainly understand spending more time with your IRL community. I had to take a step back last year and do the same, unfortunately unlike you my online content has dropped significantly.

    So enough with the small talk, what kinda car did you get and is it “lovable”?

  • Adriennevh

    I highly recommend Sterling Cleaners in Westwood/Culver City (full disclosure I used to be their sales manager)

  • ShanLastShredsOfSanity

    I would either get a home dry cleaning kit and use the stain remover from it or go to Home Depot and get the Mötsenböcker’s LIFT OFF ® Latex Paint Remover or one of their other formulas. They are a bit pricey, but they are the best stain removers I have ever found. I’ve gotten ink and paint out of my living room rugs with this stuff and ink off clothing that was thrown in the dryer.

    Here’s the link: