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Bad, Good, Thankful

Monday, November 25, 2013

First of all – anyone else really surprised to find that it is Thanksgiving (AND Hannukah?!) this week?!?!?!

I’m VERY tempted to throw in the towel this week and do my own thing. Two holidays, two days off, a baking contest at work, etc… UGH. I’m working on convincing myself to behave instead.

The past couple days have been a rollercoaster. Our best friends came in town and we hadn’t seen them in 6 months. But to back up…

Thursday night my bf and I went to the symphony. We got the tickets for free so we decided to have dinner out before the show. I only had like 2 drinks but ended up feeling it way too much. The show was awesome though!

Friday I was working from home, thank goodness, because I had a terrible headache and upset stomach all day. I have had hangovers but this was worse. I ended up in bed by 730…
Saturday we did a ton of bridal stuff (my friend said yes to the dress!) and had a big dinner/hangout with our friends. We went to a restaurant in the city and saw a few snowflakes! I was “bad” and got a burger and fries (I hadn’t been to this place since May ’12 and they are known for these burgers…) and ended up only eating half whereas last time I inhaled the whole thing. Is that progress?

Yesterday we chilled and I dropped one of my friends back at the airport. I shed a tear, it hurt to see her go. I miss her! The Ravens won, I ran errands, and my bf hosted poker night. I made homemade kale chips with garlic, paprika and chili powder. I brought them to work today to snack on.

I originally wanted to come on here to whine, but I decided I’ll lay everything out like this – BAD, GOOD, THANKFUL.


- I’ve had a headache since Thursday. It might be time to call the doc again. At first I thought I was getting a cold or fighting one off, but now I’m just really tired of feeling like this.

- This headache has kept me from doing much exercise besides the squats challenge which is now over because…

- I had to quit the squats challenge. Maybe my form is off, or maybe I do them too fast, but yesterday I felt something pop below my kneecap so I stopped. Last night I woke up with my knee twitching! What did I do?!?!?!

- It was good to see my friends but them leaving has made me very sad. My bf and I are also spending Thanksgiving apart for the first time in years. More sadness.

- I spent over an hour commuting to work this morning only to discover I left my computer at home. I am awesome. Not.


- This week is thanksgivikkuh! I get latkes and turkey! Woo hoo!

- I bought xmas lights and some decorations. It is going to get pinterest crafty for the holidays around my house!

- I’m secretly excited for it to rain tomorrow so that I can wear my new rain boots!

- I haven’t picked my cuticles in one whole week!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may not seem like much to others but this is a HUGE streak for me!!!!!!


- For my one coworker who is making all of the difference for me right now. She caught me before I melted down this morning when I realized I forgot my laptop. She is very understanding and helpful.

- For my ability to buy fresh kale, spend time baking it, and having fresh kale chips today. That is a luxury others can’t afford.

- For spark, for letting me type ridiculous blogs like this!

Trying to make it a good short week and at least not beat myself up for whatever happens Thursday. It is Thanksgiving, we’re supposed to be thankful not guilty!
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    Yikes, twitchy knee+headache does not sound fun :(

    Eating half your famous burger sounds like a win :)

    Thanksgivikkuh also sounds like a win :)

    I think your good and thankful out weigh your bad. When you feel like the bad is all there is, just remember you've got good things to be thankful for too!

    1393 days ago
    I hope your headache goes away!
    1395 days ago
  • RAINA413
    Good going on half the burger. Hope it was yummy!

    Perhaps the headaches are stress related? I wouldn't be surprised if this was all job related and now it is affecting all other aspects of your life.

    How is your knee? That sounds not so good. Is it swollen or painful? Perhaps you can ask the doctor about that as well.

    Post a pic of your new rain boots on FB! I wanna see 'em!! I bet they are totally adorable!!

    Congrats on the cuticle care!! Between that and the half burger you are totally a winner!!!!

    1396 days ago
    Knee twitching= bad.

    Eating only half the burger= good!

    Thankful we can cut ourselves some slack!! Life is to be enjoyed, not regretted. Live every moment with joy and no regrets. Enjoy the holiday's and splurge a little. Moderation ;) Happy Thanksgivikkah!!!
    1396 days ago
    Yes, eating half a burger is progress!

    And yes, see the dr re the headache - could be all sorts of things, including minor stuff, but you shouldn't be feeling miserable all the time.

    Happy Chanukah!!!
    1396 days ago
    Whew! You've been whirlwind busy! I think it's definitely good you quit the squat challenge. After all you've been through physically, another injury is the last thing you need to add to your pile!

    Good for you for making kale chips. I tried it once and really liked them but haven't had the gumption to make any effort doing it again. They are pretty satisfying and yours sound yummy with those seasonings.

    I loved the way you summarized everything at the bottom of your blog. It made me chuckle. I say give this week your best shot but in the end let yourself enjoy the holiday(s). Just earn your splurges by being good on the days that aren't celebratory days. Life's too short to guilt yourself out. You have the rest of the week/year for that :)

    Hope your headaches take a break! Take care of yourself, lady! Seek joy! *hugs*
    1397 days ago
  • SLEE103
    I LOVE that it is thanksgivikkuh!! I grew up in a dual household Christmas/Hanukkah, and I would have gotten crazy excited as a kid had this happened when I was younger! I like your format, bad, good, thankful lol I'm trying to post a blog that I have similar thoughts but its not letting me. booo

    I'm sorry you won't be with your hunny for turkey day, same here, although we normally don't which is kind of a sore subject and its makes me sad. you have my sympathy.

    Yes, goal is to be thankful not guilty. Happy thanksgiving!! emoticon
    1397 days ago
    You can do this: don't give right up! This way you can make Thanksgiving count! Get ready for it :)

    Also: if your knee is twitching, that is SO not good! If it's still doing it after a few days, definitely get it looked at!

    1397 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/25/2013 10:13:43 AM
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