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Blogging and Shrugging

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I didnít work out at all yesterday. My stomach was A LOT better but still not to the point where I wanted to run. I could have walked again . . . but truth be told, I just didnít want to *shrugs*. I tried to get my husband to run around the neighborhood with me so I could be close to home if I started feeling ill but he wasnít feeling it either. Neither of us was motivated. I didnít eat great yesterday either . . . I went over my calorie allotment (not by much). I attribute my over-eating to the fact that the previous day when my stomach was icky I didnít really eat much (think crackers and chicken broth) . . . by yesterday I was starving. I cooked a turkey sausage, shrimp, and mushroom jambalaya, green beans with onions and mushrooms sautťed in garlic oil, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I ate . . . I enjoyed it . . . and Iím having leftovers for lunch today. Thatís it. I donít feel guilty . . . Iím not going to beat myself up about it. It is what it is *shrugs*. I do plan to make the run today. Iím kind of anxious about it. As I said in an earlier blog, our run time has increased to 5 minutes running and 2.5 minutes walking. I have yet to do that run. The first day I was supposed to attempt it the weather was bad . . . the second time I walked because of my stomach issues. I didnít go to the makeup run yesterday and now Iím just going to have to put myself out there today and see how it goes. Today and Saturday will be my last days to get in the 5 minute groove before it increases next Monday. I hope it isnít as hard as Iím expecting it to be. I figure that a lot of it is a mind thing and that I need to quit classifying it as difficult in my head and just get it done. I plan on zoning out to one of my upbeat Pandora stations and just go for it. Speaking of zoning out to Pandora . . . I broke my expensive ass Bose earbuds. They were in my gym bag and got crushed by my weight ball. I was SICK over it. I have been using my crappy Samsung headphones that came with my Galaxy S3 phone . . . and they SUCK! I mean really, really, really SUCK. Well yesterday I ordered some more earphones for store pickup at Best Buy. I ordered the Bose IE2s for $99 . . . just regular Bose earphones like the ones I crushed. After picking them up and getting them home and opening them I realized they didnít give me the Bose IE2s they gave me the BOSE MIE2s . . . the ones that can be used as regular headphones or as a headset to communicate on your mobile phone. They were $30 more than the ones I ordered. Now there are probably some really good people out there who would have made an effort to call this to the storeís attention. I am not one of those people. I am keeping the MIE2s and I donít have an ounce of guilt about it *shrugs*. Oh well . . . Iíll updated everyone tomorrow on how the run goes. Cross your fingers for me.

As always here are some random thoughts or experiences Iíve had:

I am truly a dog person. Cats are cool but cats are way to full of themselves. They look to you as a mere servant that they can deal with on their own schedules. If I have to feed and clean up behind an animal I need it to worship me.

Fact that every teacher knows: Students who are troublemakers will more than likely have perfect attendance. I mean they NEVER miss a day, unless of course they are suspended. That being said, I donít have many troublemakers this year . . . I honestly have a great group of students . . . I will even go so far as to say that they are the best group Iíve had since Iíve been teaching.

I have embraced the fact that my husband will never know the difference between a dish towel, a wash cloth, a beach towel, a rag, a guest towel, or a bath sheet. They are all just towels to him that can be used for whatever various things he needs them for.

I caught my dog having a full on cuddle session with one of my bras this morning. Apparently I missed the dirty clothes hamper and he found it laying on the floor and took a liking to it. He had one cup on top of his head like a hat while he lovingly rubbed his cheek on the other cup. It was hilarious. He froze when I walked in the room. I guess he thought I was going to scold him for messing with things he knows he isnít supposed to touch but I was laughing too hard to even bother. He has so much personality. I love my fur-baby!
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