- Thursday May 31, 2012
I've had a gut ache for a couple of days now. Initially, I thought it was from a spicy food dish; now it feels like it's period-related. Totally not happy about that. Making a doc appt right now.
I had an interesting day yesterday; if you are a friend of mine on facebook, you've heard half the story already. Someone is trying to buy their way into my life by leaving me toy strollers and giant 12-point bucks in my yard.
The other half is that I spared for my new ball team last night and we lost to the BEST TEAM in the league by ONE RUN.
And I managed to hit the ball instead of striking out! In fact, I nearly took out the pitcher, unintentionally of course but I was damn proud of that hit LOL. I earned my position on the team with that smart move
Afterwards, I went to a Tomboy Tools party, bought a bright pink toolbelt (so awesome) and had a few drinks. My eyes were pretty swollen when I woke up this morning. That's what beer does to me.
- Wednesday May 30, 2012
The second day of sun! I'm excited as this means a possibility of playing slopitch tonight.
Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs today. And hopefully no more long vacations away again.
Breakfast was cereal with almond milk and flaxseed. Lunch is alioli (spicy! yum!). Dinner was going to be steak but I forgot to take it out of the freezer, so it'll probably be leftover chicken wraps (which is also slightly spicy! yum!).
Last night I went to a friend's place for dinner (do you think I need to host a dinner at my place soon? payback for all the free meals I seem to be getting lately?) and she made alioli. Alioli is a pasta dish - she makes it with spaghetti, roasted tomatoes, garlic and lots of spices. We had chicken breast with it, and some coleslaw. I drank two big glasses of water throughout the meal, it was sooo spicy! But very good. I may pay for it today, but i'm eating some of the leftovers for lunch anyways LOL.
See you tomorrow!
- Tuesday May 29, 2012
More rain yesterday. Rain, rain, rain. But this morning the sun is shining! I hope it stays this way.
I have some water in the basement due to the rain; this is so annoying. I'm going to have to look for some paint that will seal the cement and keep the water out. It's a darn mess down there.
I made chicken and peppercorn ranch whole wheat wraps for dinner yesterday; so good! I have leftovers for lunch today, but I will definitely be sad when it's all gone.
I slept in this morning and didn't have time for anything; I barely had time to shower and run out of the house! I woke up with 20 minutes to go until my shift started!!! Must have shut off the alarm clock while I was sleeping
I am hoping to finally get back to insanity workouts starting tomorrow. I think I might go back to the last week of month 1, skip recovery week, then go straight into month 2. I know I haven't lost all of the good work i'd accomplished, but I need to back track a bit and get back into things slowly. I still really, really, REALLY want that t-shirt.
The summer is booking up fast; this weekend i'm heading to the city on Saturday, and attending our Dog Park Grand Opening on Sunday afternoon. There are no free weekends in June, so i'll be creatively trying to find ways to get everything done during the week whenever i've got 20 minutes free. The garden WILL get done. It just needs to stop raining.
- Monday May 28, 2012
I feel like i'm holiday-ing in England; we must have had rain everyday for the last week already, plus snow too. At least everything will be sooooooo green and luscious when the sun finally comes back!
It didn't rain during the walk on Saturday; a few little droplets spit on us but for the most part we stayed dry. It was quite windy and cold though.
I picked up Dad and his ex and drove them to the street fair after the walk. I was quite frustrated; I wanted to check out all the booths, maybe get some jam or some fresh handmade soap for my collection; all they wanted to do was visit people the whole time. I felt a little manipulated! Actually, I felt totally ignored to be honest. I should have just gone off on my own and said to heck with them, but that just isn't how i'm built LOL. Anyhoo I got over it but I drove back home Saturday night - no need to give them another chance to disappoint me!
I met with another friend on Sunday afternoon for a coffee date, did some laundry and watched movies all day. Before bed, I took a long, very HOT bubble bath, then foam rolled my back, shoulders and neck, and did a bit of reading before falling asleep. It was so nice!
I have no plans for today other than work. It is still raining out there. I might sweep and tidy the basement since an appraiser will be coming within the next week to have a look at it.
Still need to make that appointment for a massage...
- Friday May 25, 2012
I woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning! CRAZY!!
I fell asleep after work yesterday and didn't wake up until 10pm. I wanted to go straight back to bed, but thought I should eat something first, so I had a small plate of chicken, rice and veggies. Then I went to bed. The bed covers were far too thin and I woke up half frozen a few times during the night LOL. Of course, I was too lazy to get another blanket.
Today I am leaving work early and heading to an appointment at the bank. Tomorrow morning i'm going for breakfast with two friends, then we're heading to the city to take part in the annual Walk for Lupus fundraiser. I hope the weather will be nice enough! After that, I want to take Dad to a street fair and possibly make up a few dishes of pork ribs for him to freeze and eat throughout the next couple of weeks. I may stay there until Sunday but if not, my only plan is to only do what I need to do at home and maybe light up those candles I bought and do some reading.
I had another mocha this morning, chicken will be for lunch, oatmeal in the afternoon and dinner is TBD. I have some steak in the freezer. Steak and potatoes sounds delish, and guess what? I still have a few onions in the garden, compliments of last year's harvest! I bet they'll taste really sweet and good!
- Thursday May 24, 2012
Another good day yesterday; even the after-hours meeting didn't dissuade me from staying positive.
I must admit I was pretty knackered though. After the meeting I went straight to an Arbonne party; from there I stopped at home to drop off my work bag, then headed to a BBQ. Even though it was raining and the BBQ turned into a stove-i-q, it was nice to once again be fed and watered by someone else LOL.
Around 9:30 a few people left and just the host and I were left. Before I knew it, it was closing on 11:00 and WAY past bedtime! We got to talking about all kinds of things as well as my situation with Dad, and time just flew by! It was close to midnight by the time I cozied up with my favorite pillow. That means today is going to be a long day! In anticipation of this, I made myself oatmeal with peanut butter for breakfast to give myself an energy boost, and made a packet of the mocha I recently purchased. It tastes pretty good, so i'm happy I took the risk to try something new.
It is snowing here today (!!!) so my plan for the evening is to stay cooped up in the house. It will depend on how mobile I am by the end of the day, but the PLAN is to get an insanity workout in, take a nice warm shower, get into my pj's and watch a movie/take a nap LOL.
My eating has been surprisingly clean the past few days. I'm back on the vitamin D and am trying to consciously keep my level of stress as low as possible.
Actually, I feel kinda like i'm in the eye of the storm. That's probably not a good sign.
- Wednesday May 23, 2012
I had a great day yesterday; after work I picked up a friend and we went to a new store in town. I don't remember the name of the store, but it sold candles, gem stones, incense, things like that. For a small store, we sure spent a lot of time in it - almost an hour wandering around looking at things. I ended up buying two candles - one for peace and one for healing, and some powdered mocha labelled as having healthful effects due to some kind of mushroom being in the ingredient list. Don't really care one way or the other, but found it interesting enough to try. One day I will sit down and manifest some goodness into my life with two candles and a hot cup of mocha.
Anyhoo, it was great entertainment. My friend bought two moonstones (purported to help infertility) and I think powdered latte.
Then I got down to bizniz... picked up an item for the office, went to the post, purchased a weed bar for the backyard and some grass seed, called someone to cultivate the garden and made a banking appt to go over details for the trip i'm taking.
During that time, I received a call from another friend so I headed there once my errands were done and they fed and watered me.
I didn't get home until after 9pm, and went straight to bed! The weather is also factoring into this mellow, lazy mood i'm in - so far two days of rain and not looking to let up anytime soon. Another full day of work today, then a work meeting outside of working hours (no, i'm not bitter about that at all!), then to an Arbonne party, then to a gathering of friends for a BBQ.
- Tuesday May 22, 2012
Awe, is the long weekend over ALREADY??? Nuts.
To re-cap my weekend, I did a lot of yardwork. Mother Nature was very nice to me (perhaps it helps to threaten the earth every so often) and I was able to pull weeds, cut grass, trim hedges and trees, and a kind friend helped out by spraying the weeds in my driveway as well. I worked around eight hours in total over the weekend, not including the inside chores (laundry, washing, cleaning and tidying, sweeping and more laundry).
Still to do - apply weed killer on lawn, have garden cultivated, pull more weeds in flower beds, plant grass seed and plant garden. I am cutting the garden in half this year since Mom has her own in her yard. So half of it I will seed and the other half i'll plant. I am more than sure this will take up another weekend. I also need to see about getting some larger trees trimmed.
I didn't have time for a trip to the beach, but I feel very accomplished so it's not bothering me too much ;)
I overslept this morning so will try to get my insanity workout in sometime after work! My neck and shoulders are killing me from the work I put into the yard this weekend; I might bite the bullet and make a massage appointment for myself sometime soon. It's been so long since i've had a massage, the knots in my neck are only getting larger and larger!
- Friday May 18, 2012
Didja miss me?!!!
Dad had another procedure done on Thursday morning and was feeling a lot better when I left to come home yesterday. It's been a long two days of travel and worry, but i'm hoping now that he's feeling better, things will begin to look up for him. My coping mechanisms were in full force and there are still a lot of things I need to discuss with him in regards to his care and making more of an effort to take care of himself, but i'm taking the weekend off to rest and to try and get rid of some negative energy before I tackle anything more.
I also killed a duck while driving into the city; I gagged a bit because the duck flew right into my windshield and splattered all over the place. It was thoroughly disgusting and set the tone for the next two days unfortunately. There was road kill all over the place! Spring has sprung.
I kept my eating as under control as I could; last night I took a warm bath yet still couldn't get myself to go to sleep early and started some late night munching. That was the worst of it though and now that i'm home I should be able to get back into a routine.
I still haven't gotten an insanity workout in since the crap hit the fan last week, but the weekend will give me some time to get that started again as well. I miss my workouts and the extra energy I feel through the day because of them. I also haven't been taking my daily dose of vitamin D and that might not be helping much in way of energy stores.
Good news - I received my L Glutamine powder and tried it out this morning. I didn't have time or the proper ingredients for a shake, but I sprinkled it into my cereal and ate it that way, just to try it out.
What else? I did most of my Dog Park stuff before I left town, found another ball team to spare for, and the trip planning is coming along nicely. I don't think my Dad is happy that i'll be gone for three weeks in August, but he'll just have to live with it. I also got a huge chore done yesterday at home; I feel far more sane than I did at the beginning of the week ;)
I'm hoping to get outside this weekend and do some yardwork; finish up some chores inside; and take a break on Sunday to head out to the beach for a few drinks with friends. If Mother Nature is not okay with this she can go kiss a monkey. This is MY time.
- Tuesday May 15, 2012
I am heading out early tomorrow morning to take Dad to see his surgeon for a follow-up. I'm hoping some things will be resolved at this appointment, as he is still having trouble eating and even drinking fluids. I thank the Good Lord he is at least taking Ensure - or so he tells me. Sometimes I wonder; I will have to count the bottles when I get to his place tomorrow to make sure he isn't lying to me.
Our Dog Park's Grand Opening is coming up in June, so there is a lot of preparation for that which will keep me busy for a week or so.
And just because things could still get worse, our slopitch team folded yesterday so i'm no longer playing ball. Well, i've been added as a spare to another team, but basically I won't be playing much this year. Normally this would bother me, but I just don't care right now.
With Dad being so sick lately, the upcoming trip to prepare for, the dog park grand opening, a camping trip, fundraising walk and a family reunion - I am full up. To me, a folded slopitch team only means an extra night to do all the other things that need doing!
I had a blueberry muffin for breakfast, and a mocha. My eating is definitely off from my plan, it has been since Thursday. I'm trying pretty hard to keep it under control but i'm a MAJOR stress-eater. Will do some meditative work and positive thinking this morning. I will get back on track. I will.