Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. I’ve been off the blog for a while – too long. My apologies. “ Biggest Loser” refers to how I’ve felt. I should also say Happy Bronchitis and Merry Pneumonia to you as well, because I feel like I’ve been playing catch-up on everything for the last 2 months due to being sick. Yeah, we got a little sick in our household. Luckily not the kids though (too much). I’m not used to being sick. Rundown sick. Ugh, I -don’t -want -to -get -off -the -couch sick. If I could I tried to surround myself on the couch so that everything is within arms reach – the remotes, my phone, newspapers, and magazines. Luckily for me I can’t afford to be too sick, so I muddled through rather than wallow in it (check with my wife on the interpretation of wallowing) and I believe the corner has been turned. My apologies for my absence though. I appreciate that you’ve all kept the rioting in the streets to a minimum (except you Iranian blog-fans!).
But you don’t want to hear me whine anyway. Hell, I don’t want to hear me whine. Robin Williams used to have a joke (I think it was originally his at least) that said the reason why there were no Jewish evangelists is because if you were sick and you went to see one to ask him to heal you, he would just turn around and say; “Your back? My knee!” I’m sure it translates better if you picture me telling it wearing rainbow suspenders.
Okay, enough of this sickness stuff, I’ve got diabetes to talk about! I’m really going to try to end this year on a good note and I feel like things are getting better. My numbers have been maintaining at a good level, which has been one of the bright spots during all this. And I’m working on my list of New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to create mini-lists every month – not too crazy, yet ambitious enough. Being silly with my twins will always be on the list, as will getting better about diet – not going ON a diet, just getting better at it. My past girlfriends like Jenny Craig and Seattle Sutton can attest that I’m not good at maintaining those long-term relationships, but I can keep cutting out evil foods. It will be tough though because my axis- of- evil-foods aren’t just a triangle, but some sort of dodecahedron (spelled that right on the first try!). I’m going to work on it, I promise you – you hear that pizza, it’s not you; it’s me… and you.
The great writer Nick Hornby used to have a column in The Believer where he lists “books I’ve bought” (long list) and “books I’ve read” (shorter list). I always considered it pretty brave of him to admit this, but in the same spirit of honesty I’m going to make the difference between my list of goals for 2010 and my accomplishments for 2010 as minimal as possible. Stayed tuned for the list. Although the best thing might be to get rid of my comfortable couch.
Happy & Healthy New Year to all.