jetsetgreen

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Full Report

Some of you might be asking yourselves, “Hey, I wonder how Azucar’s ‘lowering the bar and being awesome’ is going?” Well it’s a good thing you asked!

I invited a few couples over for New Year’s Eve. I made chocolate-praline mousse from scratch. While trying to fold in the cream the kids decided to disassemble each other and as a result of preventing a nuclear meltdown, the mousse seized. And do you know what? I didn't care! Oh, I started to care and then I remembered, "Lower the bar, lower the bar." So I served lumpy mousse. Take that!

I cleaned the bathroom for guests (I can't ask people to spend any time in a room that has been abstractly decorated in a homemade subtle yellow,) but I did NOT clean the bedrooms. Oh sure, I knew Morgan had never seen my place and would need a tour. Did I care? No! She got to see the full vortex of doom where we sleep every night, and that's low enough.

I have successfully served three 'meals' this week without a vegetable in sight, unless cheese is a vegetable.

I left the lights of my car on for the entire afternoon. I had to ask db for a jump from his car. By the time I got home I did not have all the radio stations set again (I know.) I even tossed the cables back into the trunk without neatly folding them. Just kidding, I wouldn't have done that anyway. I mean honestly, they're just jumper cables, not jewelry (which I also toss into a drawer.)

My desk doesn't currently have a box of tissues living on it.

I have a cold.

I sniffed and swallowed all day.

BAR: LOWERED.

29 comments:

Sue said...

Your lowered bar is like my regular Tuesday. Sans entertaining.

Reluctant Nomad said...

You go girl

Kerry said...

congratulations, sugar!

b. said...

I'm VERY proud!

I love the radio station reset part...such restraint! Don't think I could have resisted.

smart mama said...

I prefer to avoid setting goals-- avoid the pressure. instead just do an end of year review- pick a few things I like that went well and say oh yah thats what I was working on and call it a successful year

i i eee said...

Ooh, this reminds me that I'm stealing that to become my own motto! Way to be awesome, Jet Set.

mszobie said...

I was right there with you, totally loving it, thinking of all the ways I wish I was more like you, then came sniff and swallow...and I involuntarily gagged. I can't go there. I need a bigger support group for that! :) And don't mock my gag-reflex.

Sue said...

Er... That came out wrong. I meant to say that your lowered bar is like the high bar for everyone else.

Sister Pottymouth said...

I'm relieved to know that it's not lowered to the point of you wearing Crocs or Croc wanna be's.

amelia said...

Go you! I like this goal - achievable and won't drive one mad.

fijiangirl said...

You have the best New Years Resolutions!

kaytee and tadley jensen said...

I...um...am I in the right place? Do I know you? Are you wearing jeans, by chance? Jeans that haven't been ironed?

kiki said...

Kaytee, your name is stupid.

Azúcar said...

Kaytee-- I haven't seen you in FOUREVAH. I'm totally ashamed to admit this, but I'm wearing my jeans that still have the store startch in them. Plz don't tell anyone k?

Beeswax said...

Um, I didn't know it was a club to join, but I've been lowering the bar for pretty much my whole life.

If you are still inviting people over and making chocolate mousse, your bar is still pretty high!

Keep working at it.

I was just eyeing that chocolate hazelnut wedding cake. I sure would like a slice o'that.

Mrs. Organic said...

Embrace the lowered bar. I love it.

Melody said...

This is FAB! I love your guts.

pflower10 said...

Good to hear, good to hear.

Kalli Ko said...

seriously, you've started a movement here.

myimaginaryblog said...

Um, wow, you do have a jet set right here in your comments, of people who make lowering the bar the new black.

I just folded the clothes straight out of the dryer, but I hadn't read this post yet. And I didn't *sort* them, just folded them.

I'm pretty sure that cheese does count as a vegetable.

I don't have a box of tissues at my desk either, but I have a garbage can full of candy wrappers which double as tissues.

Geo said...

I think you have discovered your mission in life.

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!

Think of me as a disciple.

Word verification (emphasis added): R u c-en?

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Morgan Moore said...

Your mousse confirms that the church is true. I believe!

When are you going to admit that it was you who stenciled the sunflowers on your bathroom walls and not the alleged previous owners?

Come to terms, Azucar. Come to terms.

Azúcar said...

You know that if I had done the stenciling then the PATTERN WOULD HAVE BEEN REPEATING CORRECTLY.

OOoop! Sorry, that bar lowering slipped a little.

Laura said...

You are my hero!

liz said...

funny, this year i have to work at raising the bar at my home. coco pebbles crusted to the kitchen floor for 6 days instead of 14 is my starting point.

Vern said...

I really love that mantra. It just feels so...attainable.

Sarah Anne said...

Sick again? That stinks.
Thanks for always making me laugh.

Lyle said...

I certainly don't expect anyone to raise the bar on my account. Kudos to you and your lowered bar. It will get raised when you're good and ready and not a moment before, right? It's not as if one bar fits all situations either.