Friday Confessions

 

I confess… I sent fun links to both my husband and my mother with husband/wife and mother/daughter tattoo ideas. Both of them emphatically rejected me. I just thought it might be fun. I give Ash time; I told him that even five years ago I never would have thought he’d be eating chicken on a regular basis. He admitted I was right and maybe some day. I hold out hope; I think it would be a really nice sentiment. As for my mother, I thought it would be cool if she and my sister and I all went in together. Oh well.

I confess… I’m a bit behind on one of my projects and it is stressing me out. The one thing motivating me to get it done is thinking about it BEING done and then in two weeks, summer school will end. I will have a couple weeks to chill before Fall when things will get INSANE.

I confess… I think I’m single-handedly keeping the new campus Dunkin Donuts in business. Ok, I didn’t spend THAT much there but a big old iced latte in the afternoon has become my saving grace. Imagine: it’s almost 3 PM and you’re feeling kind of burned out, a little sleepy. You walk about half a block in 90 degree + temps and there it is: coffee. It’s a wonderful treat.

I confess… I am overwhelmed by the end of our summer. Everything seems to be hurtling to a close in the next month, especially when I realized today that public schools go back on the 18th, not the 25th as I assumed. OMG, how can I not keep track of these things?

I confess… I was a little miffed when I was informed that I’d been nominated to watch the front office today when everyone went home. I don’t mind doing it but it seemed that everyone knew it was my task but of course no one actually told ME. The person doing the job KINDA needs to know, you know?

I confess… it’s noon and I am just now finishing this post. See? Super busy.

Friday Confessions – Don’t skip the coffee

 

I confess… I will never again make the mistake of skipping coffee in the morning. Yesterday, I woke up terribly thirsty so I had some water and on my way into work, stopped at Tropical Smoothie. It was refreshing but not what I really needed. By 10:30 I felt like a zombie: my head ached and I couldn’t even see straight. I reloaded my Dunkin’ card and walked over to get an iced latte. But I clearly didn’t hit the final submit on the reload because the money didn’t go in. I just figured something went wrong, as they slid my card and it still only had a dime on it. The manager came out and gave me a free drink and helped me set up the app. I then reloaded my card for real and bought a donut, thanking them profusely.

I confess… I had a less than pleasant call at 3:45: daycare. The Florida rule is that more than one excessively watery (i.e. gross) diaper is grounds for being sent home. SO, Dakota had to go. I guarantee it’s only teething but since some other kid left earlier in the week with something viral, they were extra cautious. But I was PISSED. Couldn’t she do this on a Wednesday so the 24 hours would be over before Friday? Couldn’t she do this on a non-pay day Friday so one of us wouldn’t have to stay home, thereby ruining our date day? NOPE. Such is life. I was pretty damn mad about it yesterday but today, I know that I have no choice and I accept it.

I confess… I skipped T25 yesterday to rest my foot. Everything about my right foot hurts and those movements just exacerbate it. Feeling pretty good today so I might be able to get through the two workouts. Both will be mostly upper focus so it’ll be low impact on my foot anyway.

I confess… I realized yesterday that I have been very stressed all week. I think that is why I went to bed so early Wednesday night with an awful headache. And why last night I didn’t much feel like eating. I made dinner for everyone then went to Target because we were out of things that apparently people needed ASAP. Sigh. It was nice though because a hardcore storm had blown through and the sun shone sprightly on one side of my car while on the other, the leftover clouds of the storm lingered.20140626_191927

 

I confess… I needed AC/DC to get going today. Big Gun, Thunderstruck, For Those About to Rock…

I confess… I always wanted a necklace like the below but always hoped someone would buy me one. Well, I decided to just get it for myself; and I love it!

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I confess… I have a ton of things to do today and I WILL get them done. I am feeling so motivated too; it’s a rare excellent feeling. I’ve noticed as I get older that very few things make me as excited as I remember being as a kid. This came up the other morning when Elliot and I heard on the radio that they apparently have this new niche market for adult summer camps. As far as I can tell, they pretty much do the same activities, just with adults. Sounds awesome if you ask me! Here’s one to check out, if you’re interested. If I was closer I would totally go!

 

That’s all for today; everyone enjoy your weekend!

Friday Confessional – let’s get to the weekend already

 

I confess… I’m normally a little irritated when wayward students come to my office looking for a room – well, annoyed when they give me attitude about it. I helped some transfers find the bottom floor this morning and was surprised by how willing to help them I was. I must be in a good mood!

I confess… some days I don’t know how I’m going to feel. The test is the first person I have to speak to once I get to work.

I confess… More and more I realize that I work best under pressure/a deadline. Take Fridays, for instance. I know I have a limited amount of time to catch up on the stuff I didn’t quite complete the rest of the week. This makes me extra productive on the last day of the week, which then ends me on a high note for the weekend.

I confess… I am not looking forward to moving onto the Gamma portion of T25 next week. It looks hard as hell and I have to admit, I didn’t make as much progress in Beta as I did in Alpha. Some of the harder Alpha moves I had down pat by the end of five weeks but in Beta, I still struggle with a couple ab things. For example, there’s a portion of dynamic core where you do this sitting bicycle move then transition to a v-hold (think pilates) and it is SO hard, especially since it’s nearly 20 minutes into the workout so you’re body is already screaming to let it rest. It won’t all be as easy as the warm-up moves!472992858_640

 

 

I confess… I’m going home at noon and my plan? Sweep and dust and clean up. I might even take a nap. A novel idea…

Friday Confessions – Pre-vaycay edition

Jimmy Buffet song of the week:

I confess… I have been straight up WORKING all morning. I got my summer syllabus and weekly plans all done and emailed. THAT was a huge freaking task. I also finished putting some books into the system and shored all that up. I know I will have to do work over my vacation but whatever; the kids gotta nap sometime.

I confess… I am taking my life one hour at a time right now. First, finish this post and answer a couple emails. Then, go pick up flea/tick meds for dogs. Then, if I am feeling it, Target for some last minute trip essentials. Afterwards, home for lunch, cleaning, packing, washing dogs, etc…

I confess… Ash and I had the most wonderfully serene evening. We worked out, then loaded Baby D in the car and: returned resistance bands and picked up weights instead, went into Beall’s and got Ash some new work shoes, then we headed to the mall where we ate Japanese and walked around. DQ’s ice cream machine was broken so we went out to Costco for frozen yogurt, Baby Girl went to bed, I cleaned up, then we watched the Spurs game. It was just really nice.

I confess… I miss my boys tremendously and I am starting to feel guilty about my parents having to deal with them for so long, even though they both volunteered and don’t really mind. I just know how exasperating they can be, day after day. I’m really looking forward to Sunday when we drive down there. I can’t wait to hug them and swim in the pool and start relaxing.

Let’s revisit my to-do list just one more time, shall we?

  • Put St. George Island sticker on car
  • Clean out car; Windex inside of windshield
  • Water kitchen windowsill cactus
  • Rinse off camp chairs – sand sticks to them
  • Order new ones of these
  • Get a pedicure
  • Book vet for boarding in June
  • Sort through Baby Girl clothes; some no longer fit
  • Change crib bedding
  • Vacuum hair on bathroom floor
  • Get a haircut
  • Have Elliot write thank you notes to people who did the Flat Stanley project
  • Experiment with some Pinterest recipes
  • Take a damn vacation! (STARTS…. NOW!)

Friday Confessions – False Echoes

Jimmy Buffet song of the week:

I confess… I am not very crunchy/hippie and all but I tried this essential oil combo of lemon and peppermint as a supplement to suppress appetite and well, it works. I have this innate desire to snack while I work at my desk but this really helps. I don’t plan to totally change my diet while I’m doing T25 so anything that helps is good.

I confess… I’m pumped about going to Epcot. I honestly sat through an hour long walk-through video on youtube – just for fun. The last time I was in that park, Ash took me for my 25th birthday. We spent one night in the Wilderness Lodge, in a villa, and met my sister at Magic Kingdom for a bit before heading into Epcot. I think she was working at the former MGM at the time and that’s how we got into multiple parks. At the end of the evening, it was getting rainy and I think Ash and I were a little exasperated but we had this wonderful moment when the lights on the sidewalk started up and we were huddled under an umbrella – he and I came back together then and ended the night on a high note.ee949b0a5589168d63f025998b684a3b

 

I confess… it’s going to be weird without the boys next week. So quiet! So… boring? They might drive me nuts but they keep me busy.

I confess… I have seven empty water bottles in my office, ready to be recycled. I really need to get organized and bring my own water container each day.

I confess… this morning is flying by! I have some more work to do and though some is done, I am actually running out of time! Then I have to go home and do two T25 workouts, then we go to lunch and probably to see Xmen. Sadly, my day doesn’t end there. I have to clean for my parents’ arrival tomorrow and do laundry and pack up my boys. Always something!

Let’s revisit my to-do list, shall we?

  • Put St. George Island sticker on car
  • Clean out car; Windex inside of windshield
  • Water kitchen windowsill cactus
  • Rinse off camp chairs – sand sticks to them
  • Order new ones of these
  • Get a pedicure
  • Book vet for boarding in June
  • Sort through Baby Girl clothes; some no longer fit
  • Change crib bedding
  • Vacuum hair on bathroom floor
  • Get a haircut
  • Have Elliot write thank you notes to people who did the Flat Stanley project
  • Experiment with some Pinterest recipes
  • Take a damn vacation!

 

I think I got 3-4 crossed off; I’m getting there! Have a good weekend, everyone.

Friday Confessions – It is SO break time

I confess… I have GOT to stop going to the new Dunkin’ on campus for anything other than coffee. They never know how to make what I order and a part of that is their inability to read. WRAP and FLATBREAD are not the same word!

I confess… I am trying not to get ahead of myself but vacation is approaching! Just two more weeks. I think we’ve decided to spend a day at EPCOT instead of Animal Kingdom. This is awesome for me because that is my favorite park!

I confess… I am finding it very hard to get started on work but if I don’t want to be reading papers over the weekend, then I had better do it.

I confess… I have really fallen in love with Pinterest (I realize I am late to the game on this) and it is becoming a time suck. See, I was on tumblr for a while and didn’t see the point of pinterest but it’s an entirely different creature. I guess I just need things to keep me multitasking at work.

I confess… (TMI Warning!) It has been nearly 19 months since I’ve had to visit the woman only aisle at the grocery store. I had even forgotten how awful that whole thing can be and what cramps felt like. But oh, guess it’s time to go back to being like all the other non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding, non-post-menopausal (and any other category of womanhood) women out there. (You like all those dashes and parentheses? :) )

I confess… on this Jimmy Buffett playlist I subscribe to is his version of Pacing the Cage, which always makes me think of a Bret Hart documentary I used to watch all the time when I liked professional wrestling. I kind of miss those days.

I confess…I’m kind of glad that tonight is Elliot’s last baseball game. This has felt like a long season. It will be nice to reclaim weeknights.

Remember this to-do list from last week? I’ve checked off what’s actually gotten done. It’s laughable, really.

Things I have to do:

  • Put St. George Island sticker on car
  • Clean out car; Windex inside of windshield
  • Water kitchen windowsill cactus
  • Rinse off camp chairs – sand sticks to them
  • Order new ones of these
  • Get a pedicure
  • Book vet for boarding in June
  • Sort through Baby Girl clothes; some no longer fit
  • Change crib bedding
  • Vacuum hair on bathroom floor
  • Get a haircut
  • Have Elliot write thank you notes to people who did the Flat Stanley project
  • Experiment with some Pinterest recipes
  • Take a damn vacation!

 

Gotta keep plugging away! Have a great weekend.

Friday Confessions/Note to self

I confess… I left a lot of work for myself for this morning and, of course, it isn’t going smoothly at all. Because that is the way this world works, you know.

I confess… when I complain about petty things like that, I feel bad. It could be worse and I should be damn thankful.

I confess… my current favorite Jimmy Buffet song is Happily Ever After.

I confess… I have to mow my lawn this weekend and I’m… actually looking forward to it. Not to brag on myself but I like hard work. Plus, I get a nice tan out there in the blazing sun. I then plan on taking a cold shower and a nap. Ah, weekends.

I confess… Elliot is going to his first sleepover this weekend. I am both happy and nervous for him. I don’t think he’ll get scared and want to come home. But I am afraid he’ll act obnoxious and piss off the parents. Do you remember being a kid and not giving a damn about that? I was completely oblivious to the parents’ take on sleepovers. Also, I always wonder now if my parents gave the other parents money for my food or if it’s commonly accepted that whoever is hosting the child pays. And it’s then assumed that the next time, we’d cover for their kid. Like, Ell went to Addy’s house once and they fed him and then we fed Addy when he came over for a playdate. So I guess it’s the same? Oh, I know this isn’t a huge deal but it’s one of those parent protocols I don’t really know yet.

Now for the portion of this post where I make a list of stuff I need to do. It’s more for me than you, because I use my blog as an account of my life to remind myself, but still. I would find this interesting if YOU put it on your blog. :)

Things I have to do:

  • Put St. George Island sticker on car
  • Clean out car; Windex inside of windshield
  • Water kitchen windowsill cactus
  • Rinse off camp chairs – sand sticks to them
  • Order new ones of these
  • Get a pedicure
  • Book vet for boarding in June
  • Sort through Baby Girl clothes; some no longer fit
  • Change crib bedding
  • Vacuum hair on bathroom floor
  • Get a haircut
  • Have Elliot write thank you notes to people who did the Flat Stanley project
  • Experiment with some Pinterest recipes
  • Take a damn vacation!

Friday Confessions – One of these days…

I confess… I am trying not to be upset but they call for 50% chance of rain tomorrow and we’re slated to go to the beach! Waahhh!

I confess… I am putting all my thoughts and prayers into “please have sunshine”. Maybe that’s a bad use of good mojo but, well, I really want to go.

I confess… I also have a tendency to NOT believe weather people so…

I confess… I’m beginning to dread Fridays because there are two T25 workouts. You can split them between Friday and Saturday or double up and rest Saturday, which is way better. But the hard work has to be done first. It’s HARD to get through 50 minutes of solid work that includes a ton of jumping and more lunges than anyone should ever have to do.

I confess… I NEED this beach trip. I honestly feel like my brain recovers whilst listening to the waves crash against the shore, the birds overhead, even the other families all around, slightly drowned out by the sheer power of the ocean and the wind and rustling of plantlife.

I confess… I am splitting time today between: grading journal entries, pinning beach photos, and reading things about Disney World. It’s definitely time for another trip.

I confess…  I do not really want to eat my Lean Cuisine but I brought it and don’t want to waste. I’m just sick of frozen food. And spending money. There’s the dilemma.

I confess… I took forever to write this post so I think it’s high time to go ahead and publish it. Pray for sunny weather; have a good weekend!

Friday Confessions –

I confess… I’ve been exasperated with my kids this week but I’ve been calm and content otherwise. It’s a very strange dichotomy in that, normally, being annoyed by them seems to ruin my day. Maybe I am just getting better at compartmentalizing.

I confess… I am loving doing research for this new story I am writing. I changed the way my main characters meet yesterday. I’ve decided to send her on a yoga retreat and that is where she reconnects with her childhood friend. I decided to set the retreat on St. George Island so now I get to write about my favorite beach get-away!

I confess… I am becoming a little too enamored with beach house names. I realize people have been naming houses for centuries but I am really interested in how we name beach houses. The puns entertain me, I can’t lie. Some examples of the ones on St. George: A Ruff Life, Abiding Time, Going Coastal, Isle Be Back, Higher Porpoise, Seas the Moment.

I confess… with the 20-odd research papers I have to grade today, I certainly am wasting  a lot of time writing and looking at Pinterest. It’ll get done though; it always does.

I confess… I got off on a tangent on Pinterest, looking at old Florida homes and places. Talk about a time suck. I need to be better about just closing extraneous windows and focusing on my work!

Friday Confessions – Life goes on

I confess… I got some “bad” news yesterday, if you can call it that. I suppose it’s just a bump in the road. I had my moment of disappointment and moved on. I am a firm believer that things always happen for a reason, even if that reason is not apparent.

I confess… it’s actually kind of nice to move forward. Not knowing about the above was actually making me a bad worker. I’m a lot more focused now.

I confess… when I got to my friend’s house last night, she gave me a look and pressed a beer into my hand. It was nice to have that. And I ended up buying lavender and lemongrass. We’ll see how they work. I got the lavender right away as she had one there but my lemongrass has to be ordered. It’s supposed to be good for back pain. They had another blend of oils specifically for sciatica but it was – ahem – 71 dollars! No thanks!

I confess… I’ve resigned myself to the allergies. I surrender, pollen. You got me. My eyes are in a constant state of red and/or itchy. My nose is runny, I sneeze in the middle of the night. BUT, I learned last night that a drop of lavender under your tongue supposedly helps. We shall see…

I confess… I have lots to do and I want it to be the weekend so let me get after it. Have a good weekend everyone!