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I Think My Spaceship Knows Which Way To Go...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

So, I dropped off the face of the Earth for a while there. Sorry about that. Totally my bad. I should have checked in and let you know what the dealio was.

State walked in to the building on June 10. From that point on, things were just GO GO GO! for 4 solid days. Like, seriously. In those 4 days, I worked 53 hours. And then worked my usual 8 the day after they left, making a grand total of 61 hours in 5 days. Worth it, though. My department came out with only 2 deficiencies. I'd like to have 0 next year. In some ways, I feel like I'm still recovering from that grueling week. I know I am recovering in work that got set aside or put off. I'm practically drowning in paperwork that needs to be caught up on!

I haven't done much good for myself lately, either. No real exercise to speak of. And the weather has already reached 120*F outside, so... Yeah. That's the sort of heat that saps your energy even when you're indoors with the A/C running full blast. I'm wondering if we'll see another 100*F at midnight type of summer. Anyway, I want to start something fun like boxing training, but I've decided to wait until mid-ish-July to do so. 1) I'll have another paycheck in the bank. 2) I'll have a set of wheels to go somewhere to train (my granny is going on vacation for 2 months and I get to use her car in the meantime!) 3) I'll have figured out where to go to train by then (I hope). If I was a morning person, which I'm not and never, ever, EVER in my life have EVER been, I would get up early and get in a workout before work. And I'm not going to make myself feel guilty for not doing so. Of course, this leaves the time for me to workout at "after work". Unfortunately, I'm usually pretty exhausted at the end of my work day. I've got a 30 minute commute in addition to my 8.5 hour day. I know if I start small and build up that eventually I'll have more energy than I know what to do with, but it's taking that small step to start it initially. And I'm just not 'there' yet.

Nutritionally, my intake has been varied, at best. Terrible- and I mean terrible- at worst. Lots of junk, convenience foods, and really sh!tty gas station coffee... Which, sadly, is less sh!tty than the coffee brewed in my own work kitchen. I don't drink enough coffee to warrant brewing a pot at home. And Starbucks is always too damn packed in the morning. I got places to GO! Anyway, I digress. Most days of the week I am eating pretty decent dinners, and the leftovers for lunch the next day. My breakfasts are the meals that get sketchy... My lady cooks in the kitchen are all Mexican and they make some really REALLY AWESOME authentic, from scratch, homemade Mexican food breakfasts. Nopales and eggs, chorizo and potatoes, chilequiles, handmade tortillas, and my ultimate favorite- special quesadillas. It's a dish that's strictly regional. I can't even find special quesadillas in San Diego, 120 miles away. Then I try to tell people about them and they think I'm nuts. Let's just say they're stuffed to the gills with cheese and deep fried. For breakfast. Every Friday. YIKES. Then, the rest of the weekend hits...


Could you resist??

Saturdays are my scheduled splurge day.
Just before state walked in (literally, the Saturday before the Monday) was my "niece's" 1st birthday, so I got to go and enjoy that. Us 30-year-olds kicked all the kids outta the bouncy castle and had 5 minutes of fun with that. Had lots of yummy food- sandwiches, potato salad, beer (just like California to have beer at a 1-year-old's birthday party! emoticon), fresh fruit, Caesar salad... Awesome times! Even more awesome is it was NOT in my hometown, so the weather was simply beautiful.


Bouncy castles. Not just for kids.

Last Saturday I got to do something fun and just for me... I hung out with a friend! WOO! We had frozen yogurt. Then, on a whim, decided to go see a movie, where I had popcorn (with that oily fake buttery crap all over it!), nachos with not nearly enough jalapenos, and a huge Mr. Pibb. Granted, that was all I ate that day, but still. You see where this 2 paragraph rant is going. Even my "healthy" meals during the week don't have enough vegetable or fruit elements to them. Whole grains are hit or miss. Lean meats are no problem. Dairy is lacking, too, in many instances. Basically, how the hell am I still alive?! Hahaha, no really, though. Even if- IF- my macronutrients were in ranges, and thanks to my lack of tracking and the fact the SparkPeople now CHARGES for their app LAMEEEEE!!! I don't know if they are or not, the things I'm putting in my body aren't nutritionally dense. I'm sure they're lacking vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, fiber, etc. that my body needs to function optimally.

Today it was super evident. Just before lunch today, my blood sugar plummeted. Luckily, there are nurses as far as the eye can see where I work. So, I ate my lunch and still didn't feel okay. So, I was ordered to drink an orange juice, 4 ounces, with- get this- a packet of sugar added to it. I did as I was told, and while I felt immensely better afterward, can I just say... EW. Over-sweet orange juice is just awful. That alone makes me want to watch myself more closely. And, so, I'm going to be doing just that.

Anyway, that's the long and short of it for me. I've got my kitty's Facebook page up and going if you want to follow along on her angry exploits:
https://www.facebook.com
/TheAngryMeowMeow


And here is my second to final project for my PhotoShop class (I still can't get my final project to save in a smaller format without crashing my computer... sorry) I can't believe I didn't post this one. It turned out great.


"Bloody Face Boom Boom" is what I've decided my roller derby name will be. If I decide to ever do roller derby. Which I never will. Because I like my teeth just where/they way they are.
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ARCHIMEDESII 6/29/2013 4:56AM

    There you are !!! You've certainly been missed. I totally agree about the heat. It can wear a person down. It hasn't been as hot here in New England, but it has been really muggy. showers every single day this week. it feels like I'm living in a terrarium. So, I understand how you're feeling. it does get to you. Do the best you can to keep active.

Damn ! That sounds like really amazing Mexican food ! Since your lady cooks authentic food, I'm sure it's not all fried. Ask her if she'll cook some meals that aren't fried or laden down with cheese. I know there are a lot of healthy Mexican dishes, so why not have her cook some of those yummy options. I'm a big fan of oevos rancheros. yum.... and tortillas ? yum again... I'd eat a fresh cooked tortilla over store bread ANY day. it's better for you.

Anyway, I know things are busy, but it sounds like life is improving. You've got some income again. You're making friends. You're doing better than you think.

Your photoshop picture is cool ! For a treat for myself, I'm taking Mandarin Chinese lessons. I signed up for a course at my local adult ed school.

Ni Hao !




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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/28/2013 9:50PM

    P.S. I HATE heat! So sorry....

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/28/2013 9:49PM

    Thanks for update, my friend! Wow, what a great job on photoshop, but creepy.....
Will ck out Meow's Facebook...love it!
I get it with all you said on the food...and when did Spark start charging for apps? :-(
Have a great weekend and stay in touch!
Love you!
Hugs,
Mary

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 6/28/2013 3:45PM

    120 degrees?!?! Oh my word, I think I'd comfort myself with delicious mexican breakfasts too. :)

Work stress is the worst - but great for your hours. Hope things calm down soon! The boxing plan sounds great!

Shannon

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TUCSONJILL 6/28/2013 1:44PM

    Mmmmm.... good tortillas.... mmmmm..... :)

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ARUNNINGKAT 6/28/2013 12:09PM

    SO glad to see a update from you! Missed seeing your beautiful face on my Sparkfeed! I can't even imagine surviving 120 degrees. Yikes! It sounds like you are beyond busy! And yes, your little mexican breakfast treat looks amazing! Take care of yourself!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 6/28/2013 11:03AM

    Glad to see an update from you! Sounds like you are busy, busy, busy! I can't even imagine 120 degree weather, I'm uncomfortable just thinking about it! That's awesome that you'll have a car for 2 months.

I'm a little scared of Bloody Face Boom Boom.....haha, good job!

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SMILINGTREE 6/28/2013 6:29AM

    So much to say....glad to see you back here! Horrible work hours. Bouncy castles are awesome. I'm going to the roller derby tomorrow and will think of Bloody Face Boom Boom. Take care of JillyBean!

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