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legcramps - Friday Jan 18, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  7 hours, 29 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4;  9 hours, 3 minutes   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30;  7 hours, 52 minutes  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


It's Friday! Whew, we made it.

I took Monday off work so that I could spend a little extra time with my family this weekend; I am finally going to see my Grandma, aunt, uncle and cousins for 'Christmas'. I am looking forward to visiting and catching up with them. We are leaving tomorrow morning and we'll come back on Monday.

I had enough energy left last night to make supper for myself and have a bath. I was not in bed early, because I was up watching Netflix, but I relaxed the whole night. My eyes still feel sore like they did yesterday, but i'm not coughing as much and only had a little sinus congestion this morning.

Coaching today after work; on Tuesday when I coached actually felt some muscle soreness in my legs the next day. I attribute that to doing jump lunges with one client, and ladder-racing another client.

Looking forward to spring/summer and the reintroduction of fruit to my diet. I have been missing watermelon like crazy.

BearCountryGG on 01/18/2019:
I miss watermelon too....cold climate problems...LOL Glad you are feeling better.


graindart on 01/18/2019:
Love watermelon during the peak season. I don't even bother buying it during the off-season, since the taste is so blah.


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legcramps - Thursday Jan 17, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  7 hours, 29 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


I passed out pretty hard on the couch yesterday after work; it seemed like a long day. It's so frustrating at work some days; I worked my way through dealing with 30 emails only to find at the end of the day I received at least 30 more that need to be dealt with! I felt like I got nothing done, but was still met with exhaustion at the end of the workday anyways! I don't have my sleep stats for last night, but i'm sure it's probably close to 9 hours, just because of my couch nap.

My day started out really well today; I had a meeting in the city this morning, and then drove back for a meeting here this afternoon. Now that i'm back at my desk, the afternoon low has hit me and i'm ready for another nap! I'm not used to going to two meetings in a day LOL, it has sucked all the energy out of me.

I was still coughing quite a bit this morning when I woke up, but managed to curb it for the duration of the two meetings I was in. No one wants to listen to Miss Bark A Lot for hours on end. I really upped the VapoRub game; I even put it on my feet under my dress socks! It seemed to work, but now it's worn off and I either need to put more on or i'm going to start barking like nobody's business. My eyes are also seriously puffy and sore from not wearing my glasses and staring at a projection screen all morning.

BearCountryGG on 01/17/2019:
I've heard of the vicks on tthe feet....so you think it works?

legcramps on 01/18/2019:
100%!!


Donkey on 01/18/2019:
90% of my job is dealing with emails. The other 10% is phone calls. I am afraid to take days off because I "gotta keep up with the emails"... Not healthy by any means.

LOVE VapoRub!!!! Can't say enough good things about it!

legcramps on 01/18/2019:
Emails are evil.


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legcramps - Wednesday Jan 16, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  7 hours, 29 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


Peeps, this flu is SLOWLY TAKING MY LIFE.

That's an exaggeration, but seriously, I want to curl up in a corner and cry. For, like, DAYS. LOL.

That was also an exaggeration. Apparently I exaggerate when i'm frustrated!

The only reason I got over 7 hours of sleep last night was because I had an alarm malfunction this morning and it didn't go off when it was supposed to. Extra sleep, yes, but then crazy morning trying to get ready for work in record time got me a bit frazzled, to say the least.

I had good coaching sessions last night, of course. I knew I would, I just had to get there and get started and it turned my day right around. The gym always does, that's why I love it so much! Plus, the people at my gym are freaking awesome and adorable. Feeling the love.

Taking it easy tonight and tomorrow night, I don't have much planned and i'm still unsure about when I want to start working out again. Definitely not today.

BearCountryGG on 01/16/2019:
6 people in my husbands family that were together on Christmas and new years eve have bronchitis......they have horrible wracking coughs, fevers and their ribs and sides ache from the relentless coughing.......I'm wondering if that is what you might have......I know my SIL was on day 12 when i talked with her...she spent half our phone call coughing uncontrolably....she lives alone and just needed someone to listen...so we were on the phone for hours....I was so sad for her......I'm hoping this passes for you quickly...i'm sure you are miserable.....lots of liquids...and chicken noodle soup if you eat that.


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legcramps - Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


I had a good sleep last night, but still woke up this morning with heavy congestion and coughing fits. But in the grand scheme, I do feel much better.

I didn't make the chicken parm last night; I had a peanut butter sandwich instead and then munched on some chips before bed. I just didn't have the energy to cook (and then clean) after working all day. No biggie. I'll make it up tomorrow.

I have to coach today after work, and this is the first time I can say that I'm not looking forward to it, simply because I feel so lethargic. I'm sure once I get into it, it will be fine. But then, sleep!

BearCountryGG on 01/15/2019:
Hope you start feeling better soon.


horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Have you ever used anything to help you breathe like Vicks Vapor Rub.

Keep getting the sleep so you can pound this rest of the sickness out


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legcramps - Monday Jan 14, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours; 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00 

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


Ended up missing work Thursday and when I showed up at work on Friday they just turned me around and sent me home; just beginning to feel better today, although I was up part of the night coughing, which is why I only got about six hours of sleep last night. Spent the weekend just lounging and resting. At least I can stop worrying that my immune system is kicking the can, since this was most certainly the FLU and not just a common cold!

I haven't worked out for a long time, over a week. Feels like a lot longer. It's going to take a couple more workout-free days until i'm feeling ready to tackle it again.

The Hello Fresh meals have been really good; I only have one left to make. BF came and stayed with me for the weekend, so we made two meals while he was here and I had help. So far i've tried shrimp scampi, thyme chicken, and mustard pork chops. They were all very good and I would make them again, with a few changes. The one that's left i'm hoping to make today so that I can freeze some of it, it's chicken parmesan so I think I might have saved the best for last :)

BearCountryGG on 01/14/2019:
We really liked Hello Fresh too......Would definately order those again some day when we use up more of what we have around here. Hope the coughing stops soon...that is the worst!


Donkey on 01/14/2019:
Oh how I hate that night-time coughing. That's when I reach for the whiskey - the cheaper the better. Bet it feels good to start to get back in the swing of things.


horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
Shrimp scampi yum !

You reminded me I have a frozen shrimp meal in my freezer at home and I can't wait to try it !


OhioRaven on 01/15/2019:
Get well soon.


Donkey on 01/15/2019:
I always save the best for last too! I hope you can get over this bug soon - just keep hacking away, getting up all that congestion.


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legcramps - Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

SATURDAY - Godson's hockey tourney; Workout 9-10  8 hours; 11 minutes

SUNDAY - Workout 5-6:30   7 hours; 15 minutes

MONDAY - Work 8-4; called in sick today   7 hours; 31 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4 called in sick today  6 hours; 18 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4  7 hours; 58 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4  

SATURDAY - 

SUNDAY - 


Very unfortunately, I have gotten sick yet again. Everything is off the list of to-do's for the week, and i'm simply going to STOP. I'm stressing over things I have no need to stress over. Time will pass regardless, so why can't I allow that to happen and just focus on doing what I can do???! Being sick makes me INSTANTLY anxious about what i'm not getting done, which doesn't help my recovery time, obviously. I started getting sick on Friday, and look where we are now.

It's good that I don't have any coaching scheduled for this Friday because of staff training, so I only had to find someone to cover my sessions from yesterday, which a fellow coach helped out with. Now the rest of my week is free, and dagnammit, i'm going to get better if it takes all week!!

Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service offered in Canada; they send ready-to-cook meals each week to you based on what you've indicated a need for. A friend of mine offered it to me for one week free, so I decided to check it out. I just had my first delivery yesterday. I chose the full, four-person, four-meal plan (I think the cost is $165 for this particular plan). I figured I might as well go for the full one while I was getting it for free! If I like it, I will move down to the two-person, three-meal plan, which is much cheaper each week.

Anyways, I opened it up last night and holy man is there a lot of food. To be honest, I was slightly overwhelmed, especially since i've been feeling crappy and not up to making large elaborate meals. But I have to try, so I plan on making the shrimp scampi with lemon rice pilaf tonight. That will probably be the most stressful thing I tackle today. I hope so, anyways.

BearCountryGG on 01/09/2019:
We tried the 3 day pkg from Hello Fresh a couple of years ago....and it was very good....I loved that they sent you exactly the amount you need for the recipe and their instructions were easy to follow......we got the 2 person servings...and there was even some left overs......I think you will enjoy them.


Donkey on 01/09/2019:
I hope that you are on your way to recovery. If you find that you cannot eat all of the food, prepare it and freeze it to eat later, when you are back to 100%. :)


horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Sick again WTF ?!

Hello fresh sounds great !! So healthy and all the food comes straight to your door and balanced meals too!

Remember you can freeze most of the meal so you don't have to cook each week - and some weeks just eat what you froze! This has been working well for me !!!


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legcramps - Friday Jan 04, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?  √  8 hours; 11 minutes

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE) Sick, stayed home  5 hours; 30 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4  √  9 hours; 7 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6    7 hours; 37 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)  8 hours; 21 minutes

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout


I added my sleep stats to the week so I can keep track of how much sleep I get (or don't get). Aside from Monday night (New Year's Eve) and not feeling great, i've gotten quite a lot of sleep this week. According to Fitbit, I don't spend nearly enough time in REM sleep, but my light sleep and deep sleep levels seem to be around the average.

I woke up with a very sore throat this morning. When I tried to cough it out, omg the stuff that came up with it. I didn't spit it out, so I don't know what it looked like, but it felt thick and disgusting. Tonight i'll have to try some neocitran or lemon tea before bed.

Banana and coffee for breakfast, protein bites as a morning snack, pork roast and rice for lunch, and the rest of the protein bites for afternoon snack. I bought a whole roasted chicken so I had some of that for supper, with a small amount of rice and half a plate of cooked vegetables. Then I got snacky, which happens when I sit around for too long. First I ate 30grams of mozarella cheese with mini Breton crackers. That wasn't enough, so I ended up having some cheesies as well, giving me around 2,250 calories eaten for the day. That's a bit higher than normal, for sure, but i'm not going to stress over it. I feel pretty good today energy-wise.

I was feeling restless yesterday not having worked out for a few days, so I went out for a run. It was super icy though, so I really had to watch. My legs definitely got a good workout in, trying to dodge ice on the sidewalk and keep myself upright. Cardiovascular-wise, not so much, since I had to go pretty slow. But no worries, i'm at the gym tonight so i'll get it in later.

BF wants me to go to his place tonight, but I am not packed yet and I still have to coach and workout before I do anything else. So I think maybe tomorrow instead. The gym is putting on a bike challenge this year and I want to get a good start on it. They challenged all members to ride every tour on their interactive bikes (Expresso stationary bikes) and we have the whole year to do it. I'm guessing there are a LOT of rides on it, so I want to shave off a couple of them tonight if I can. I'm supposed to be the cyclist in the staff group, so I better start walking the walk! (Or cycling the bike LOL).

Maria7 on 01/04/2019:
I hope you feel better. Whole roasted chicken sounds real good.

legcramps on 01/04/2019:
it was!


horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
Yes, i also hope your throat feels better. Do you sleep with the heat on high? Do you have a humidifier?

At home in my apt, i do NOT use the heat in my bedroom because it ALWAYS give me a sore throat. What i do is i turn it on and let the bedroom heat up wayyy before time for bed, then i come into the bed and everything is warm & i shut the heat off bc it's too dry to sleep with at night.

Meals and snacks at least were moderate!

When it's icy, can you do any home working out?

legcramps on 01/04/2019:
My room is upstairs in my house, but I actually stayed on the main floor last night because I knew it would be too dry in my room. It is normally cold in my house, and I can't turn off the heat during the winter months at all. I do have two humidifiers but I need to clean them first before I can use them.

I have my indoor bike trainer set up inside, and I have my pound sticks, but yesterday I wanted to be OUTSIDE. It was so nice out! Just really icy LOL.


horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
yeah, i always prefer outdoor cardio too!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2019:
sorry about the ice! we are getting rain - i am thankful!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2019:
you mentioned to me about how bf spends more time with his daugher while she visits than with you....

i have a coworker, very busy single mom in later 30's and dating an older man, around his low 50's. he's a single dad with two ex wives i think.

and when he's with one of the ex's son, specifically this young boy and son of one of his ex's...he is literally not really allowed to see my coworker! the ex wife doesn't like her being around and has a say, i don't really know why.

but, she's said to me she doens't question it. she's happy when she's with him, but gives him his space when he wants it.

seems to work for them.

realize that your bf has to be attuned to the kids when he can (that daughter you were talking about)...if i were in your place, try not to feel like it's affecting your relationship. it's another, different part of his life. it's an obligation for him as a father. and he's not taking away from your relationshp with him, it's just another area of his life that he has to be attuned to, but it shouldn't make your relationship any less or distant. meaning, he's still looking forward to the next time he sees you. just can't do it all at once! :)

legcramps on 01/09/2019:
I know, you're right, it's just an adjustment that I have to work through. I'm getting there!



legcramps - Wednesday Jan 02, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?  

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE) Sick, stayed home

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4

THURSDAY - Work 8-4

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout


 
We had a nice new year's eve; went to a friend's place and played cards and dominoes until 2:00am. We had an extreme cold warning that night, they said it got down to minus 40 degrees with the windchill (that's celsius). It warmed up significantly yesterday, and they're even forecasting a high of above 2 degrees for tomorrow. What a difference.
 
I was still pretty sick yesterday, so I didn't go to the spin class I had booked. Instead, I stayed at home and looked after the dog while BF and his daughter went to the hockey game in the afternoon. Then I made a slow cooker pork roast and rice for supper for when they got back. AND when they got back, they left right away for home because BF wanted to say goodbye to his older daughter before she went back to school. So I will have lots of leftovers for this week.
 
According to my fitbit app, I got 9 hours of sleep last night. I needed it! I feel so much better today. I think I still need at least one more night of really good, deep sleep and then my body can get the recovery time it needs after the stress of the holidays and racing around to do all the things.
 
I am setting some intentions and goals for the new year. I intend to start getting more sleep (heading to bed at 9:30 or 10:00 instead of staying up with BF until 11 or 12), and I intend to analyze things far less often (this one will be tough but I know I can do it). Constantly thinking about how i'm feeling or how others are feeling about everything is just exhausting, and i'd much rather spend that time doing something more positive. My two fitness goals (so far) for the new year are making it safely and without injury to the FEMSPORT competition in August, and training with BF for a sprint distance triathlon. I'd like to add a bike ride to this, but I haven't decided what that will look like yet.

graindart on 01/02/2019:
Saw you mention the sprint distance triathlon, so went to read up on it a bit. While it's well beyond anything I could accomplish at present, it does seem like something that a normal person could work up to being able to complete. As compared to the full length triathlon that would take me a week to complete, plus a brief stay in the hospital......

legcramps on 01/02/2019:
It is, absolutely! I am a normal person! LOL

And - just for future information, there are a lot of triathlon events that also have something they call a Try-a-tri, which is less distance than a sprint or standard distance triathlon, and great for the beginner to ease their way into the sport :)

I couldn't even swim before I started training for my first Try-a-tri :)


BearCountryGG on 01/02/2019:
Hope you feel better today...lots of stuff going around.

legcramps on 01/02/2019:
Thank you! I think it may have been related to my period being so heavy.


horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2019:
That sounds sooo cold. i wonder what that is in Farenheiht! we also had very stinky weather of heavy rain. horrible for driving.

We also stayed up until around 2 and it was sooo fun! Also played games but fun internet games that we see on the TV and log into using our phones. He works in IT and it's always a blast!

Nice leftovers, sorry they didn't enjoy. but good for you for having easy meals this week. I'm also going to make use of some of my own leftovers. they are good so far! I froze corned beef end of November and it tasted great for lunch today!

Yeah, the extra sleep helps me tons with healing. whenever i'm on the verge of getting sick, i can tell because i become lethargic first, usually. and i start to crave endless hours of sleep! enjoy the extra rest, it'll def improve your fitness levels too.

legcramps on 01/02/2019:
I just looked it up and it's also minus 40 in fahrenheit!

Yeah, it will be good to have easy leftovers. I froze a few things from the last couple of weeks also, so I can dig into them if I get bored or lazy LOL (I still have a few cabbage rolls, so i'm looking forward to those).

I really believe in getting your sleep, and I can't help but think i've really compromised that part of my life for BF and I need to turn that around. I keep saying I need more sleep, now it's time to actually get it!


happy-1 on 01/02/2019:
good self care and rolling with the punches.

legcramps on 01/03/2019:
:)


Donkey on 01/02/2019:
That sounds like a lovely New Year's Eve!

I did not have it on my list of goals (except to say relax more), but getting more sleep this year is definitely high on my priority list. Struggling just to get 7 hours a night -- usually I fall short of this benchmark, although my ratios of awake/light/REM/deep are properly proportionate.

legcramps on 01/03/2019:
I have good nights and bad nights; my ratios are proportionate as well, but I don't feel rested when I wake up in the morning, unless i've had over 8 hours of actual sleep.



legcramps - Monday Dec 31, 2018

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE)

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4

THURSDAY - Work 8-4

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout


I had a body scan done last week and it shows my BMR (basal metabolic rate) at 1,607 calories, which is the energy (calories) I need to consume each day simply to sustain body function. My lean body mass and skeletal muscle mass are also on the high end of my range, which is great to see. Good numbers! I'm hoping to decrease my fat mass in 2019 by a few percentages while sustaining the lean and muscle mass that I already have.

FUN FACT:  BMR increases when you increase your muscle mass. So lift some weights and you'll burn more calories!

I feel crappy today; it's my period. Now that i'm off the depo shot, my period has come back with a vengeance. I don't even think i'll make a full day of work today. It took almost six months, but it's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. I'll try to make the morning but I might end up going home for the afternoon.

Don't know yet what plans will be for tonight, but we got invited to a friend's place so I might push to do that - there will be other kids there around BF's daughter's age that she knows and likes to hang with. If we don't go, it will just be the three of us and I imagine that will be very boring for her, especially if i'm still feeling sick.

BearCountryGG on 12/31/2018:
The body scan sounds interesting....good info there.


graindart on 12/31/2018:
The body scan thing sounds pretty cool and is probably more accurate than plugging your numbers into various charts / calculators to get a guesstimate for BMR.


Donkey on 01/01/2019:
Happy New Year! Oh my, I cannot imagine having a menstrual cycle after not having one for 6 months. OUCH - Vengeance is right.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2019:
that's exactly what i LOVE about lifting weights. you can def eat more because you DEF burn calories up a bit faster than non-weight lifters!

I hope you feel better. good news is this will pass <3



legcramps - Thursday Dec 27, 2018

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

Monday - Work 8-4; Drive to BF's 4:30-5:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 

Tuesday - Sleep in; pick up BF's daughter; go to BF's sister's for supper; Workout 

Wednesday - All BF's kids are coming over; open gifts; play games; make supper; drive home tonight? 

Thursday - Work 8-4

Friday - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00

Saturday - ?

Sunday - Movie matinee with the kids  ?


It was a bit chaotic these last couple of days, and i've been missing my family a lot. I really wanted to make the eight hour drive by myself to see them but really, I didn't WANT to drive eight hours. I just want to see my family. You know?

I haven't gotten a lot of sleep, so i'm probably not making much sense. It's been one thing after another, and BF was stressing over the last couple of days trying to figure out how to make the most of the ONE day he got to spend with his kids all together (yesterday). I felt bad for him because young adults are selfish people sometimes and I know that because I was one of them once!

Other than all that, it was a very nice couple of days. There was a bit of an issue with sleeping arrangements last night, so I didn't get to bed as early as I wanted to. I ended up staying at BF's for the night, and I think I got about four hours of sleep total, so i'm gonna be dragging my bum today for sure.

Just got a message from a friend to go to spin class later tonight; I don't think my eyes will be open enough for that! LOL

BearCountryGG on 12/27/2018:
How many kids are there?

legcramps on 12/27/2018:
Four kids :)

(not all of the kids have the same mother, which is what makes it difficult to get them all together)


horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2018:
BF has a lotta kids! do they all get along with each other, him and you!?

loving all the check marks! looks like things are going smoothly for you <3...but busy! :)

8 hours is a LONG drive.

yes, 4 young adults are a handful!

me too, a bit low on the sleep has me ready for it tonight. lol, i think me and you could just write sleep diaries.

legcramps on 12/27/2018:
The three older ones get along well. The youngest one lives about ten hours away, so she doesn't see the others too much - which is why it was so important that they get to hang out together yesterday. Yet she wanted to spend the entire time at her grandpa's instead of her Dad's, so that was a little upsetting. Normally she would rather be with her Dad, so I think things are starting to change as she moves into the young adult phase :( Definitely a handful ;)

The night before last I didn't get much sleep either, and I had some really strange dreams too! I could have sworn that BF was swearing out loud in his sleep LOL, it was so weird, but I must have been dreaming it. I woke up a few times that night. I should start writing down my dreams, THAT would definitely be interesting :)))

legcramps on 12/27/2018:
And yes, they all get along with BF and me too - I don't involve myself in their issues because it's none of my business, and we all like it that way ;)


graindart on 12/27/2018:
I hear you on the driving hours. I'm at around 32 hours of driving in the past week to see the in-laws and other side trip while down here. Have another 20 or so hours return trip on Sat/Sun while pulling a trailer back. Why do I always forget how much road trips suck???? As soon as I get back home, I don't even want to see the inside of a car/truck for the month of January.


Donkey on 12/29/2018:
Oh I hear you on visiting family. This was the first year in a long time that I haven't seen anyone from my family over the holidays (starting with American Thanksgiving in November). HOWEVER, having said that, it was very noticeable to me how NICE it was not to have to travel. Maybe someday we'll all be closer together.



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