Thursday, December 05, 2013
Whew, what a morning! Logistics nightmare! But I think everything is now squared away.
First we had to figure out how to deal with the cleaning lady...she wanted to come today instead of tomorrow, and we told her no problem, we'll leave the pup in the dog run as usual. But this morning we realized we can't leave her out there, it's too dang cold! (30 degrees this morning, and she has a very thin coat). So we worked out for the cleaning lady to come this afternoon instead of this morning, and my mother-in-law will swing by the house on her way to meet me at school (we're volunteering in Kate's classroom this afternoon) to put Bam-Bam out (should be warm enough by then). Oy.
Then I had to figure out tonight - mother-in-law and I are doing "art docent training" at the local art museum. So Paul is going to leave work a little early so he can get home in time for her to head over to the museum without having to leave Kate home alone, and I am going to walk over to the museum, which works out well since I skipped the workout this morning! (It's about 10 blocks from my office). Then I'll ride home with her. And I packed a turkey sandwich to eat before I leave, since the training is conveniently (NOT) from 5:30-7:30.
Okay, onward ho. No workout this morning - I had planned to do weights, but I was so sleepy and warm on this very cold morning that I couldn't face getting out of bed, even for an indoor workout! Bad, bad bad, I know. It's supposed to be even colder tonight - I'm not looking forward to running tomorrow! =:-0
Anyhow, today's photo challenge is "Homemade." I snapped a pic this morning of the ornament Kate made after school yesterday:
Enough blathering from me. Super busy day ahead. Have a good one!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Oh lordy, is it CHILLY here!!! I know, some of you truebloods will laugh, but we Californians tend to consider 40, cold. This morning it is 35 and breezy. BRRRRRRR!
The only good thing is that it definitely motivated me to run! Kept up my streak of adding one minute of running a day - got 11 minutes in today. Bam-Bam was very happy. :-)
Today's photo challenge is "Beauty of Winter." I was a bit stumped, as we don't have snow, and despite the chill, no frost this morning. But then I saw Kate all bundled up to head out to early band practice, and the light bulb went on! So I grabbed my phone and snapped a pic. Would have been better if I'd gotten it outside with pink cheeks, but hey, I can only do so much.
All right, lots of meetings today, gotta scoot!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Paul took Bam-Bam for a long walk this morning, and Kate slept in, so I actually got to do a full yoga workout in PEACE! Woo hoo! Kicked my butt, but felt good. And I'm back to doing some jumping jacks and lunges before I start the yoga, which I really like. Not that I like doing the aerobic stuff, but the warmup really seems to help the yoga workout!
Here is today's photo - "Morning" - the last part of my daily commute (I work in the State Capitol):
Had a little "fail" last night, but it made me think so that's probably good. I hit the candy jar, which I haven't been doing lately, and as usual I grabbed three things - a mini York peppermint patty and two Kisses. I ate the patty while I was doing some Girl Scout stuff, then left the others for a while. But then later I saw them sitting there and popped them. And then I thought, that was stupid! The first one took care of my after-dinner-sweet-craving, I was satisfied, why did I bother with the second and third? HABIT, that's why. BAD HABIT. From now on, I'm only grabbing one thing when I hit the candy jar. You heard it here first!
Otherwise, I've been mulling some resolutions. I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but I'm pondering doing a few this year. I've noticed since I got back from vacation that I'm more relaxed, and I've been making a conscious effort to not constantly be checking my phone for emails, texts, etc. Kate commented recently (before vacation!) that "you're always on your phone," and that really resonated. So one reso I'm looking at is UNITASKING.
I also want to work on being less judgmental. I try, but I'm not as good as I could be. Wouldn't it be nice to be one of those people described as "she never says anything bad about anyone?" I want to be one of those. So, JUDGE LESS is another one.
Otherwise, there's the usual work on my posture (which is crappy), work out more, eat less stuff. Going to try to flesh out firmer resos this month and have a list by New Year's Day.
Happy Tuesday all!
Monday, December 02, 2013
I have to say, after having a whole week off in Mexico a couple weeks ago, and then only having to work 2-1/2 days last week, I am feeling pretty relaxed for a change! Got a lot of downtime these past four days - even finished a book! - and knocked some stuff off the to-do list, which always feels good.
Yesterday, I spent a good hour raking the back yard. Found a dead squirrel, ewwwww! That was pretty disgusting, though fortunately he'd been dead a while so he (she?) was stiff and it was easy to scoop him up with a shovel and dump him in the garbage can. Ick. Anyhow, took Bam-Bam for a 15-20 minute walk late yesterday afternoon also, so I'm getting those exercise minutes in!
Unfortunately, Paul had another bad experience with her at dog park yesterday. :-( It's weird, she's fine most of the time, but as soon as one dog looks cross-eyed at her, she gets snarly and hyper and just can't seem to snap out of it. So he had to leave after 20 minutes there. We've decided that maybe we're just not going to be able to go to dog park till she's older, or at least just take her for only 10-15 minutes, let her rip, then leave before any trouble starts. A real bummer, because it's an easy way to get her exercise. If we're not doing dog park, it means we really have to keep up the daily walks! But hey, it's good for us. Won't be fun this week though, as it's supposed to get down in the 20s at night! =:-0
Anyhow, I decided to try taking her along on my run this morning, and she did really well. She's getting a lot better on the leash, and she LOVES running. It's hysterical, she's way out in front of me the whole time, and she keeps looking over her shoulder at me like hey dude, hurry up! I actually have to slow her down a bit, because I just can't run that fast for very long, LOL!
We got 10 minutes in, in 2-min increments, so I was happy. (Last week I did 6, 7, and 8 minutes, basically in 1-1/2 minute increments). The good thing about taking BB along is that she's enough of a distraction that I'm not totally focused on how tired I am. The bad thing is that she's useless for the first 5-10 minutes, till she gets that first poop out.
Well, better get back to work. Happy Monday!
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