Monday, November 19, 2007

Don't Wanna

I am dressed to exercise and I don't want to. I feel like I need to, mostly because I'm WAY OCD, but also I eat like a cow when I come to Florida. There's always something good to eat. My sister made some White Trash the other day and it is divinely delicious. What is White Trash you say? It's regular M&M's and peanut M&M's, pretzels, and cheerios all stirred into melted white chocolate and then broken up after it hardens. Addictive. I literally cannot have one bite. I almost ate the whole bag yesterday. Hence, exercise is necessary. I've also had some that consists of peanuts, pecans, raisins (none for Ginger-weird non-raisin girl), Rice Chex, Pretzels, and maybe other stuff stirred into melted dark chocolate and then shaken in a bag of powdered sugar. Also addictive. Yesterday I also had Pumpkin Cheesecake (yumm-o) and a piece of chocolate cake. And a burrito. And a bowl of cereal. I'm mentally tallying up calories as I type, almost in a panic. For real, my hands are sweating. Hello food issues.

I also am not wanting to educate my children. School is out down here for the week (extra Hurricane days- go figure) and so I'm feeling lazy. We were supposed to go on a field trip today to a swampy place where there are lots of alligators, but my sister is sick. Maybe we'll go to the park and walk. I'm always a little nervous about this park because it is on the lake that is heavy laden with alligators. No one seems to worry about the alligators here, but I have had nightmares twice since coming down here about the baby not being able to get away from one. I think it is strange that there is such a casual atmosphere about alligators. I'm not sure I like it. I must have lived out of the state too long. I don't ever remember worrying about alligators when I was younger. I probably would've been a nervous wreck if we would have gone to the swampy place. A friend of my sister's lives there with her family in an old cracker house. Her husband works for the state, testing water and surveying the wildlife on the swamp. When the hurricanes went through here a couple years ago, their land flooded and she could hear alligators croaking outside of her window. Um, no thanks.

Well, I should get going. To the alligator park. To run and worry about my children getting eaten by alligators. We'll run fast. Are alligators fast runners?

9 comments:

heather said...

I hope you make back it from your run with all of the children I do believe alligators run pretty fast but for short distances. Enjoy the rest of your trip miss you bunches.

Melissa said...

I can't remember if it's aligators or crocs that can run up to 30 mph for a short distance. They are pretty fast. I'm a nature show enthusiast, what can I say! Miss you Kim!

Kim said...

Here's a tip for dealing with alligators: COME HOME!!!!!! We miss you and your brood.

Kim P

Crissy said...

I'm pretty sure that jogging antagonizes alligators. But if you sing 'I Feel Pretty' really loud, it calms them right down.

Oh, by the way, make sure Corin videos how well this works.

Paige M said...

RUN, FORREST, RUN

Marsha said...

I can see the front page headlines of USA Today now... Crazed woman lulls alligator to sleep singing "I Feel Pretty" then slits its throat to make a pair of alligator skin boots.

Woodman said...

You are absolutely hilarious! Dont worry...alligators are fast..but only for short distances (I learn these convenient little tips from my hunter husband who has a deer stand close to were an alligator has been spotted..and I worry) Is Quinn coming to Florida to be with y'all for Thanksgiving?

Missy said...

Does Crissy ever stop making me laugh with her Kim comments? NO!

I take it since you have since posted again, you were indeed not eaten by alligators. WOOHOO!

Stace' said...

Maybe you could educate your children about caloric intake this week. :)