Sunday, August 14, 2011
Today has been a lazy, rainy day. It started raining yesterday afternoon and I don't think it's stopped for more than an hour or so here and there. We've even had a bunch of thunder and lighting, which I LOVE!!
The scale was surprisingly kind following my high calorie day yesterday! That's always a good way to start the morning. We went to the gym this morning and I had a GREAT workout. I even managed a new PR on the elliptical. Take that birthday cake!!!
There is a guy that usually shows up at the gym on Sunday mornings while we are there. He usually gets on a machine, adds a ton of weight and then does a bunch of really quick reps while only moving an inch or two instead of moving for the full range of motion of the machine. We have always been curious about his method... is he just doing it wrong or does he have some reason for barely moving lots of weight? He usually does that on one or two machines and then leaves. Workout complete. And my boyfriend and I are just looking at each other like, "what was the point of even showing up?" And of course, he's one of THOSE people... you know, the ones that don't use the anti-bacterial wipes that are placed throughout the gym to WIPE OFF the machines after you use them. So today he did something completely odd with the crunch machine. Instead of sitting at the machine and bending forward like you are supposed to, he was practically lying on the arm part of the machine that moves forward while straddling the seat with his butt up in the air... he honestly looked like he was humping the machine. He certainly wasn't doing anything resembling a crunch. I'm still trying to figure out what he was trying to do, other than give me and the boyfriend a good laugh.
We've just been hanging out around the house the rest of the day.
I just finished up with cooking our food for the week. We have chicken breasts all ready for lunches. I also made a huge pot of chicken and shrimp jambalya for dinners this week. I'll have to beef that up with some veggies or something because it ended up being lower in calories than I expected. I LOVE the recipe builder!!!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Well, I didn't really sneak out... but I left work early today. There was a big organizational picnic that closed down just about everything, so instead of going to the picnic we (my boyfriend and I, we work together) went to the gym. After the gym it was home to shower, and we grabbed some lunch.
Then it was time for some fun! Today is my boyfriend's birthday... and since his favorite place to be is the gun range, that's where we went after lunch. We got to shoot two of his new "toys" and I took one of mine along too. We went to a new range and it was MUCH nicer than the one that we usually go to, but we weren't too sure about the people that run the place. While chatting about their "family" membership, my boyfriend asked what was considered a family. The guy asked if we lived together, yes... then he asked how long we've lived together, 5 years... then he told us that he considers that a family and since he's the owner he can make those kinds of decisions. I find it hilarious when people feel the need to talk themselves up like that. We might have to give the place one more try before we form a complete opinion. *lol*
Oh, and I think I might have won back my title as the worst girlfriend ever this year. A few years ago, when I was organizing the family reunion for the first time and I was super stressed... I won the worst girlfriend ever award by forgetting my boyfriend's birthday. I think I won the title back today by giving him a crumpled up mess of a birthday card. I put the card in my backpack that I carry back and forth to work... in a compartment where it would be safe. This morning when I went to get it out... it was a crumpled mess. It was bad enough that I seriously considered not giving it to him at all. Instead, I sat the pathetic card on his computer for him with the hope that all the mushy words inside the crumpled mess would count for something! When I came out of the bedroom he was reading it and laughing... with a "WTF happened to my card?" look on his face. I told him about how it got crumpled... and he pulled out the "Well at least you remembered this year..." It's a good thing I love him!! For his birthday, I bought him an iPod nano for the gym and an iTunes card... but he got them early.
Edited to add pictures of the card... when I first found it, it was smooshed like an accordion from the top to the bottom. I think I flattened it out pretty good considering. My boyfriend just read this blog and keeps looking at the pathetic card, laughing hysterically. He did say "It is a nice card..." in between laughs though. *lol*
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today is the beginning of my life getting more hectic... and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm hoping that feeling will pass by the end of this week, although it's sure to return next month and the month after.
Our bowling league starts back up tonight and I am both excited and dreading it. I am excited because we get to hang out with a fun group of people (our team) and we will be getting some extra activity. I am dreading it because it takes forever for a 5 person team to bowl three games... 3 hours. That means that I will not be getting home on Wednesday nights until 9pm, which is my current bedtime. Now that I am more active, I'm hoping that it will help improve my average... Lord knows, it could use all the help it can get!!
In a week and a half (it's sneaking up very quickly)... I can add my family reunion to my schedule and then cross it off for another year! It is always a fun day but it's so much work. I am trying very hard not to let myself stress out about this right now. I'm always running around like a chicken with my head cut off in the days leading up to, and the day of the reunion, trying to make sure everything is perfect. Last year I pretty much made myself sick over it due to a scheduling change that had me worried that people wouldn't attend. But I've never had anyone complain about the reunion, even after the schedule change, so I need to try to make myself relax and actually enjoy the day with my family this year!! And I'm pretty sure that I now owe Becky at least one picture!
In about four weeks, the dreaded college classes start again. I should probably think about buying my books sometime soon. The two classes that I am taking this semester will be the final two classes needed for my Associates degree that I started forever ago but that got delayed due to some poor decisions. I will be so thrilled to finally have it complete!!
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