Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mixed bag

I've been very busy over the last few days with getting my house back in order.  Hubs took the boys on a road trip to visit with his friend and family out of state while I stayed back for some alone time. I spent the better part of Saturday working on stuff around the house.

Once all my chores were done and I felt I could relax a bit, I buried myself in my craft room. Of course a little organization had to be done in there as well so I quickly got to it and before I knew it I was able to get to scrapping.  I finished three layouts this past weekend and hope to get back in my room soon to get some more scrapping done.  Must say that it felt good to get some little projects done but it took a while to get started. I haven't scrapbooked in months and months - it really seemed like I forgot how.

I'm feeling extremely frustrated right now.  It's been over two weeks since we got the shower to a place where the plumber could come finish things up.  He's yet to show up.  He's made excuses like "Oh, I didn't know it was you that texted me" or "my truck is in the shop". I'm about to explode.  I want my shower and I want it now! Feeling like Veruca Salt right now...

As far as everything else goes, I'm hanging in there. I've been feeling a bit run down and overtired.  Honestly, I think my iron and probably Vitamin D is low.  I started back on both yesterday and we'll soon know if it helps.   

I had a killer workout with Rudy last Friday and another one with Damon today. I kept asking Damon what I did to tick him off.  I haven't sweat (sorry to be gross) that much in a very long time.  It's been a good 45 mins since my workout ended and I'm still feeling a bit weak and shaky.  It's a good feeling though. Let's me know I'm alive. 

Alright, off to chase down a plumber. Wish me luck. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Back on track

I've lost 7 pounds in the last two weeks!

My trainer noticed today. Did I mention I love him, and he's my newest BFF?

I'm feeling a lot better too. My pants were getting a bit snug, I was noticing that I didn't have the energy to complete tasks, I've been moody (although, I don't think that will change much-HA). Suddenly though, I am feeling a lot better.  My pants are getting loose again, I'm not having any trouble keeping up with the kids and I'm just feeling better overall.

I totally didn't want to go to the gym today.  So much so that I was trying to find any excuse not to go. The thing that stopped me from making excuses?  Money. I already paid for the session so I had to go.  Sometimes money is a great motivator.  And today I was glad I went.  I worked my butt off! I can't remember the last time I had a workout quite like the one I had today.

Are things perfect?  Nope. But they are much better and heading in the right direction. I have lots of mini goals in mind for the weeks to come and am just focusing on the day-in and day-out sort of stuff. I can't be bogged down by everything all at once. Baby steps.

Things are starting to settle down a little bit over here. I had to give up some of my online time due to having too many things to do all at once!  Something had to give, so this was one of them.  I finished all that tagging on time for the tag sale. I won't know my final sales figure for another week or two but I have a sneaking suspicion that I did really well.  I was a bit nervous at first because the sale wasn't nearly as crazy-busy as it was in season's past. I went ahead onto the sales floor when my shift ended, which was before the sale ended, to see what I had left out there. Honestly, I could't find any of the toys I had out or any of the larger items, it was just clothes.  Fine by me.  I didn't have too much to take home and I know I have a fairly decent check coming my way to help with the holiday shopping!  Can't wait.

I've started working on the memory book for my son's school.  We've had four activities at which a ton of photos were taken at already. I went through all but the photos I've taken and sorted out the best ones.  Now, I just need to go through mine before I can narrow it down to the best-of-the-best. This is going to be one heck of a time-sucker project but it should be great fun!

As far as the immediate future goes though, I'll be working for my brother for a few hours tomorrow and then the rest of the weekend It's all about ME time.  I plan on getting my craft room in order and some scrapping done. I am in desperate need of me time and it's happening for sure this weekend.