Saturday, March 15, 2014
I'm so sorry, I know lots of you are mired in the polar vortex...but my god, it's such a beautiful morning here!!! Bright sunshine and blue sky, just gorgeous. Gives me energy, just looking outside! We have the whole house open, just heavenly.
Of course, it probably helps that I slept till EIGHT this morning. Gee, think I was a little tired?
Just spent nearly two hours working in the back yard, got a ton done. Just so much crap on the ground, with all our trees, plus the ground cover had grown over part of the paving stones (walkway) and the edge of the patio. I filled the entire green waste bin (which is the size of a large garbage can), and even had to smash it down - there's a lot in there! But the yard looks a TON better, and it felt great to be outside and sweat for a while. So many of my workouts are in pitch dark (6am), so it's nice to be out during daylight hours. And Bam-Bam had lots of fun doing laps around the yard (she doesn't usually get to go out there), and coming and licking my face when I was sitting on the ground weeding. Oh, and my Fitbit says I've burned 900 cals today, woo hoo!
Now I get some down time for a while. We need to drop Kate at a birthday party at an ice skating rink way out in the suburbs (about half an hour away) at 3:30, then we have three hours to play. Unfortunately we couldn't find any movie times that lined up, so I think we're going to either go wander around the mall or go to RC Willey and check out patio furniture, since our table and chairs on the back patio are looking pretty tired. Then we'll grab an early dinner before we pick her up. Oh, and we have to grocery shop at some time before we head out, bleah. But overall, a good day.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Woo hoo, it's Friday! Though I have a busy day ahead. No meetings till 1 though, which is nice - I really want to put my head down and crank today. I'd like to avoid coming in this weekend, but we're really getting into the busy time and I'm feeling stressed. =:-0 But it'll all work out.
Had a blessedly quiet evening last night - NOTHING on the sched! I can't believe how seldom that happens anymore, though things will definitely slow down a tad once Kate gets through black belt. Anyhow, it was really nice to just hang out and watch tv and have a glass of wine, I needed it!
This morning, despite waking us up at 5 by jumping on the bed, Bam-Bam was looking pretty low-energy. So we decided I could get away with going without her. So I got to go solo, yay! Much more relaxing, I can just let my mind go when I don't have to focus on the pooch. :-) And I did some running - just run 2, walk 3, but I got 10 minutes in and that's something. I've been feeling super fat this week for some reason (gee, could it be Girl Scout cookies?), so it felt good to get that extra exercise in.
And I'll get some walking in at lunch, as I need to go pick up my new contacts - my optometrist's office is about 8 blocks from here. I thought about swinging by on my way in to work, but then I figured no, I'll need a break, it's supposed to be beautiful today, and of course I can use the extra exercise.
Paul is playing hooky and doing 18 holes today, so he'll get his own form of exercise. ;-) And he promised to take Bam-Bam out if she's hyper when he gets home.
Happy Friday, peeps!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Got another walk in with the dog this morning...supposed to be Paul's day, but he really wanted to do weights today since he didn't yesterday. Neither of us worked out yesterday morning, but I ended up taking Bam-Bam for a 20-min walk after dinner so at least I got a little activity in!
Really picking up at work, getting into busy season. I think I may need to come in for a couple hours this weekend - it's just hard to have quiet time to focus and write analyses when I'm constantly getting interrupted! Coming in for just a couple hours on the weekend, I can get a ton done. And blast some tunes. ;-)
Oops, my 11am just got moved up to 10am, better run!
Have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Another busy day ahead, but I got in a little early to get a jump on it. Heading into super busy season!
Karate class last night...Kate had her last "black tip" test (and passed, of course). On April 4th she has her last "red tip" test, then the following week is black belt test and promotion! So happy we're going into the home stretch, we're all really ready for this 12-week slog to be done. She's getting really nervous, but ironically she's looking better and better...I think the fear of failing is really spurring her to work harder, which is great. We just need to make sure she doesn't get TOO wound up.
Slept in this morning, just couldn't face taking the pooch out. Fortunately she snuggled down next to me on the bed and went right back to sleep herself. Or unfortunately, I guess - if she'd harassed me, I would have gotten up and done it! I just hate the time change, especially in the spring, feel like I've lost more than one hour of sleep, LOL!
Well, gotta get back to it. Happy hump day!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Got a good yoga workout in this morning while Paul walked Bam-Bam. I'm back to doing 50 jumping jacks to start off. Dang, those things are hard! I'm fine till I hit about 30, then by 40 I'm dying, and the last 5 I really have to push myself through. Of course, it would probably help if I did them more than once a week!
Kate told me this morning that PE is getting a lot easier...the black belt prep is paying off! She's definitely building some muscle, and getting in a lot better shape. I know she won't keep it up after the test though, LOL!
Spent a bunch of time last night trying to work out Kate's cookie sale money, sigh...the reason my co-leader is in charge of cookie stuff is because I'm terrible with numbers! Last year Kate's take was the only one that was off, and now I think she has $8 outstanding (e.g., need to collect from customers) while my co-leader says it's actually $38. Argh. I think what may have happened is that at some point I collected some money from folks at work, and then never transferred the cash from my wallet to Kate's money envelope.
We also finished off the scrapbook album for Kate's teacher. I really can't take any credit for it...I did the title page, but she did all the rest! I think he'll really like it, it's pretty cute...the kids wrote SUCH nice notes to him! Really sweet.
Okay, better sign off and get back to work!
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