Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy turkey day everyone! It's a beautiful, crisp morning and I'm going to try to get a quick run in before all the craziness starts. I'm actually hoping the exercise will keep me from becoming crazy today but I have my doubts on that.

Today is "Let's eat until we are absolutely stuffed, watch some football and then continue grazing on the food throughout the afternoon until we burst day." And there should be plenty of food!

But to the important things...what am I thankful for this year.

1. Wonderful friends to spend the holiday with us
2. My loving family "up nort"
3. Brian and Wilson
4. Having a healthy body
5. Becoming an aunt

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and I hope you all get plenty of turkey goodness today.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Too Dang Busy

I need some high octane fuel cuz I feel like I've been running around like crazy these last few days and my gas tank is getting close to empty and there's still so much to do! Must reenergize!We still have to:

  1. Clean the house from top to bottom for company.
  2. Give Wilson a bath.
  3. Make sure we have everything food-wise for Thanksgiving.
  4. Pull out the Christmas decorations and start putting them up
  5. Find my sanity

That's my generalized list for now. Crap, now I have to get ready for work. Forgot to add that one to the list....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Is it the Weather?

Or having the day off yesterday?
Too much food?
It is pretty muggy outside....

Today I just felt a bit "off" from usual. I think having a Tuesday off through a wrench in my regular routine. I was tired and sluggish all through work and one of my coworkers was out so I had extra work to do. But, even with the extra workload, the day seemed to drag by. Work just stresses me out lately-I just got too much to freakin do!

It's gotten really muggy here the last couple days...I think we are seeing some remnants of the storm out in the Atlantic. I miss the cool, crisp temps already. I think that the muggy weather has something to do with my sluggishness, that and the fact that it's dark before 6pm now.

But, we can't be using all these things as excuses, right? Must persevere! Brian and I got Wilson out for a walk this evening and then we continued for another 20 minutes after we dropped him back off at home. I'm also going to hula hoop and I maaayyy go out for a run this evening. Tomorrow I'm stepping it up, though. Pool time and cardio. That's that.

Time to hula...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Good Morning!

Hope everyone had a fantabulous weekend. Mine was pretty good. Nothing too exciting but I got all my household chores done so at least I can start the week off with a relatively clean house. Although, the way Wilson sheds, it's never really completely clean but he's cute so I deal with it.

Brian and I did a little furniture browsing and found some stuff we really like. My plan is to turn our dining room area into a sitting room and I found an awesome chair w/ottoman to relax in. Okay, we found an entire set we want but we decided, with all the holidays coming up, to wait for some good sale opportunities so hopefully within the next couple months I'll have all my goodies.

Saturday I was all about Lifetime TV. I usually don't watch that many movies, especially when it's gorgeous outside, but the movies on Lifetime were awesome this weekend so I was glued to the TV for most of Saturday afternoon. Wilson was able to get his nap in then so he was a happy camper. Yesterday was laundry and reading day. I finished a book and Brian and I went out for dinner and stopped at the bookstore where I got 2 new books-The Valley of the Dolls and Anna Karina. Yeah!

I rocked the exercise front and managed 6 out of 7 days for exercise. The only thing I didn't do was swim so I'm going to be pushing that this week. Sometimes a girl just doesn't want to get her hair wet. I got up early and did a quick 30 minute run this morning and tonight is bowling so that's my weights for today (ha!).

Alright, work is calling so I'm off. Toodles

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Don't Think I Get Paid Enough For This

Work. Sigh. Now I can handle the pettiness among coworkers, constant stress and being way overworked but this week has taken the cake. As some of you may know, I work in the legal department of a rather large corporation (no names-don't want to piss them off) and on occasion we piss people off by suing them. However, yesterday a defendant did not just get pissed but started sending violent threats to headquarters so now we all have to watch our backs more closely. We have the defendant's description and make/model of vehicle so we can be on the lookout. We have also been blessed with a security guard for a couple of days. Now, this all wouldn't be quite as bad except I work with a lot of drama queens who are milking this for everything they can. So, I reiterate, I don't think I make enough money for this crappola. At least tomorrow is Friday.

Now, on to some good news. My goals are rockin this week. I got both my runs in and did my two days of cardio (starting all this from Sunday), even Wilson got two walks in. I'm going to try and get my swim sessions done this weekend and I will have finished a stellar workout week. Now I think I'm gonna get my stuff ready for tomorrow.

peace out

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November Goals

Well, I didn't make any October goals and it showed. I accomplished as little as possible last month and I really don't want a repeat of that. I must face it, I work better with my little to-do lists. So, back I go. Here's the plan for November:
  1. Swim 2 times per week for 40 minutes
  2. Run 2 times per week if the leg stops giving me grief
  3. Cardio twice a week-whatever I want
  4. Get photos on discs and printed (so behind here)
  5. Walks with Wilson at least 3 times a week

I also want to start getting things ready for Christmas. I always leave shopping till the last minute so I'd like to take care of some of the easier things early on...we'll see if I actually do it :) It's been tough getting the motivation to do anything lately since work has been so stressful. They have done some shifting of responsibilities again and more work is being piled on my desk. I guess if you're somewhat competent, it backfires with added stress. Yeah me! At least it's job security.

So, that's the plan for this month. So far exercise has been okay. I ran Sunday evening, hula hooped on Monday and went power walking w/a coworker tonight. Tomorrow I am planning a gym outing after work for some cardio.

Alright, time to get some stuff done before bedtime. Nighty night.