Friday, April 01, 2011

Fool for forgetting

I have made it half way through the day before realizing it is in fact April Fool's day. I am well aware that it is April 1. I made an early morning call to wish my friend good luck on her dissertation defense...I remembered it was scheduled for April 1. I remembered that this1st day of the month began my 30 days of self-sacrificing. I have a very full month ahead. I did not remember it was April Fool's Day. I believe this is a testament of how my life has become incredibly, unimaginatively mundane.

I have not participated in the practical jokes since grade school but I never wanted to be caught unawares. I would delight in the fact that I could not "get got" as we would say. Sure, my life is now filled with things that render April Fools day meaningless. But it is the small things that keep us grounded. There have been many changes that I feel my life is flying away.

Changes and Mundane don't seem to fit in the same sentence, but trust me it's accurate. Everything that was fun and exciting about my life, down to April fool's day has slipped out of the back door. My dog Bradley used to want play into the wee hours of the morning. Now he sends himself to bed around 9pm. It's contagious. I find myself craving sleep and food. I think about food, I think about whether I will sleep better on the couch or the bed. Sometimes the couch wins. Seriously.

I planned to walk to work today, but obviously I was just kidding. I had to have hit the snooze button 10 times this morning. What is going on with me? Where do they sell excitement and motivation? Isle 12 at CVS? I wonder if I am a bigger fool for letting things slip away, for not doing something, For not participating in the day, April fools day or not I should not be caught unawares on any day. I'm going to add that to my list of things to do over the next 30 days...hitting up as many CVS stores looking for isle 12.
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