Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Ok. I just need to vent here for a moment. A friend of mine from work (L) met a girl on OKCupid in December. L hasn't been in a relationship before, much less with another woman, so she was hesitant at first but ended up developing quite the crush on this chick (R). They only went out 4 times over the course of four months though and there was never anything physical between them aside from a few hugs.
Now, R has decided she's not really interested, and L is acting like it's the end of the world. Literally, stalking R's twitter and even the twitter of the new guy R appears to be dating/talking to/whatever. As L's friend, I feel like I should support her, but I really just don't feel like she should be this bent out of shape about a girl she wasn't even in a relationship with. I told L back in January that she and R needed to discuss where they stood, because L wasn't sure if they were just friends, dating, or whatever. She didn't, and now she's mad that R basically said they should have had that talk long ago.
It's really annoying to be asked for advice constantly when you really don't care.... because at this point, I don't care. L is acting like R is a horrible person and is obsessing over her even though it won't help. R has clearly moved on from their pseudo-relationship and I feel L needs to as well... but how do I say that to someone who's supposed to be my friend?
Anyway, moving on... we're getting our new couch this morning. :) And last night Joe discovered he has less than a year of classes left until he has his bachelor's degree in Psychology- which means that potentially we can move out of NH in a year or so! He needs to have a job lined up in order to take Chloe with us or the court probably would not grant us permission, so, that's the goal for when he gets his degree.
Anyway, Joe told Chloe she could stay home from school today and she's absolutely going to school, so I need to go get dressed so I can take her. Happy Tuesday!
Monday, April 08, 2013
I finally got myself to the doctor to see what was up with my horrible cough and just seemingly everlasting sickness. She diagnosed me with sinusitis and pneumonia and prescribed me antibiotics and a cough syrup (basically, vicodin in liquid form). She offered to write me a doctor's note to excuse me from work tomorrow, but I already have the day off because our new sofa is being delivered, so I passed. However, I can't do cardio exercise or do anything too strenuous until my breathing is back to normal.
I've started counting calories again on the advice of Stacy and Bre, and am still trying to do limited carbs and sugars. Today was alright... I had a lot of coffee because I've been so tired. The coughing has been interferring with my sleep. Last night I took three of Joe's prescription sleeping pills and actually slept quite well with minimal coughing, but I was still sleepy all day.
Our new sofa is arriving tomorrow morning so Joe and I burnt our old one in the yard (yes, we live in the woods, we burn most of our trash lol)... it was kinda fun. I took some photos. :-D I loved my sofa but it was definitely time for an upgrade! Right now I'm sitting on the floor on the cushions we kept (we'll throw them out tomorrow). I've been using Pinterest pretty actively this evening and I think I decided on a tattoo to get in honor of Spencer! :)
Anyway... the vicodin meds didn't make me sleepy at all, nor did they help with my cough, so I guess I need to take some more. ;)
Happy Monday all....
Friday, April 05, 2013
this year just seems to be flying by. I had a not-great week on the diet front...and life in general. Joe decided to go on a drinking binge all of Monday night/Tuesday and spent about $800 in credit purchases (a SNAKE and a CROSSBOW).... the snake and accessories were returned to the pet store by me for a full refund and the crossbow is being returned to Walmart when it arrives as it was purchased online. I left on Tuesday night with Spencer and we spent the night at a hotel in town. Unfortunately I have no legal right to take Chloe with me as I'm not her legal guardian, so she had to stay with Joe.
I returned home on Wednesday to a very ashamed, sad husband. I don't think he thought I'd really leave. He wanted to know what he could do to make up for things. I basically told him if he drinks again, I'm leaving again, and that I've opened a private bank account that my paychecks will be going into instead of our joint account. He is no longer to use his credit cards for anything other than gas and chewing tobacco, or he'll be put on a cash budget and if he runs out before the week is over, too bad. He agreed to all my stipulations. Yesterday he even called me at work to let me know he was going to buy a coffee.
I'm tired of having to babysit my husband. I hope that me physically taking our son and leaving for a day really affected him. If he wants to keep his family, he needs to change. On Wednesday I told him that if he wasn't willing to return his purchases, I'd go back to the hotel until he was. I guess it worked. This morning I even found a Craigslist post he'd made trying to sell his guitar. I'm not going to make him sell it though- it's rare, it's lovely, and he loves playing it. I enjoy it as well as the kids, so I don't think anyone would benefit from us getting rid of it.
Anyway, tonight I'm working a Family Fun Night for a few extra hours of pay. We're having a Reptile Show and Weird Science Experiment night. I find it ironic that I was excited to help with the reptiles and then my husband bought an unwanted one. (For the record- I love snakes, I've owned a beautiful ball python before. But she didn't cost me almost $400 bucks.) This weekend we're getting rid of toys and making room for our new sofa! I have Tuesday off because that's when it's being delivered.
Waaaay behind schedule this morning, so off I go. Even though things are resolved with Joe right now, I wanted to blog about it because I'm still kind of pissed and writing helps.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Ok... well, we went away for Easter to my parents' in PA and it was a great weekend. I had so much fun seeing friends and family and loved getting to spend time with my nephew whom I hadn't seen since Christmas 2011!! Here's a few pics:
Spencer at the playground
Chloe on the slide
blurry, but I feel it's a decent photo for a "before" shot ;)
love this one of my beautiful boy and I
and this one :)
siblings. My mom requested "three kids on the couch for pictures" (meaning her grandkids) so we all sat down hehe
step-cousins; fast friends already!
Coming home from PA was another story- Tuesday was horrible as was yesterday. Another time, though... I've rectified all that was going wrong.
Tonight was the last BeFit class. We did an assessment of progress. I was able to improve the quantity of reps of all exercises we did (squats, running, and wall push-ups) so yay! Then Bre and Stacy demanded I do some regular, good-form floor pushups since that was my biggest achievement, and I did 10 which is a lot for me! :) I'm sad class is over, but ready to try something new. I've planned to work out with Stacy twice a week and hopefully sometime soon I'll be able to schedule some training sessions with Bre as well, I really like her. She's offering discounted group training sessions, but they're from 6-7 am and I go to work at 6:45, so we talked about scheduling a different time to meet.
Anyway... I didn't eat dinner and now I'm starved! Time for a turkey sandwich before getting ready for bed.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Well, I'm back home from PA after a nice long weekend with my family. I'm sad to be back, every time I go home it reminds me how much I miss it. Joe and I did talk about moving back... but that's another story for another blog!
I've got to get back on track with my healthy eating (Paleo, or similar) and exercise, and I NEED to keep myself accountable! I made up a calendar for April that includes a workout for every day (aside from Sundays which I've reserved as a rest day). On Mondays and Wednesdays I'm going to take a class at work called Step, Sweat, and Sculpt (the description is "This class mixes higher intensity cardio with lower intensity weight training using a STEP and light hand held weights. A great workout for maximizing fat burning"). On Tuesdays and Thursdays I'm going to do a workout with Stacy and another coworker. Fridays and Saturdays I'll do some strength exercises at home.
I'm setting a mental goal to aim for 8 to 10 pounds lost each month. I would LOVE to be down 40 by the time we go away in August. 30 is my absolute lowest that I'll accept. I need to stop accepting these little 5-8 pound losses and then getting off track and gaining everything back. This time, it's going to stick. Joe's on board as well so that's helpful and I think we'll make it a little competitive once we get into the swing of things.
Anyway, I'm tired... been a long day of travel and grocery shopping. I'm not tired in the "I'm sleepy" sense...just tired in the "I need to go lay down and do nothing" sense. Happy April!
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