Day 9...sort of
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I haven't tracked anything in more than a week. I'm using the excuse that I'm emotionally and physically drained from not smoking (non smokers will understand this), but it's more than that. Things have been pretty high intensity for me on the home front during this time. One of my younger brothers has been living in my basement for the past six months. During this time he has developed a pretty awesome set of free loading skills. He works occasionally, he cleans occasionally, he eats, drinks, sleeps, and makes good use of all the resources in my household constantly. This is not a good balance. He will do whatever I tell him to do when I tell him to do it. If I want it done in a way that doesn't require it to be redone (mopping around the trash can and dog bowls) I have to be explicit. Throw in my 12 year old son and I am training what feels like two adolescent boys on the merits of responsibility and contributing to a functioning household.
I'm not a complainer, I'm not a nagger, so being forced to do both semi frequently makes me extra crazy.
Have I mentioned my brother has a girlfriend and together they like to sit on my deck while I'm at work and drink all the beer in my fridge? His girlfriend was laid off for a while (she started a new job this week), but spent the majority of last week hanging out at my house...while I was at work...working....to pay the bills at the house they were hanging out at.
My brother has a job interview today. He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer and he's missing two of his front teeth. Both of which do not bode well for his prospects, but this is an entry level job and requires minimal brain power.
Either way we will be having a talk tonight about setting some goals and limitations on the length of time left on this meal ticket. He's lived with me six months...the clock is ticking.
Onto happier plans - The Omaha Zombie Walk is October 19th. I am a certified (certifiable by most standards) lover of all things zombie. I am setting a goal of losing 15 pounds before the walk. My other goal is actively underway (no smoking). This week is crazy with kids starting back to school and back to school dentist and doctor appointments, but I will be working out a minimum of three days.
I'll check back in tomorrow. Until then thanks for reading and wish me luck!