I should probably be confused by my love life (what there is of it), but I am not. I am open, I am myself, I am working with love, not fear. Trying not to be overly optimistic, trying to be positive but realistic. I miss someone, and it is starting to hurt. But life, it brings surprises. I am open to surprises! I am still hopeful, I still have faith, I still ask the universe for guidance.
Loving the new job, all three days so far Followed by a four day holiday weekend – perfect! Still so excited about it, but not stressed. I acknowledge the challenges and I will learn how to overcome them. The thing that I am looking forward to is the trip to Vegas with XT. Pool, spa, shopping, food, pool. As long as I fit into my clothes and I don’t frighten anyone with my swimsuit, I will be fine. The thing that I am craving the most is time with my best friend. We both need it!
This weekend was a lovely mix of lazy and fun. I went in to work for a bit, spent time with Z, took her to the parade, had some time alone, had the girls come over..typical weekend all stretched out. It’s only 10 am, going to wake up the kid and take her to walk around the lake or to the beach. A day at the beach is good for the soul.
Yesterday I started a new habit…let’s say that I tried a new habit. I will keep trying though! Since I work at 7 am and I don’t feel like working out after work, I am trying a 5:30 am 30-minute run. This does mess with my shower schedule and guarantees that my hair will be in a ponytail every morning, so I am still not sure. Ideally, especially during school year and winter, I would head to the Rec when I get off work at 3 and then pick Zoe up from school by 4. Issue there is that I will have a class from 3-5 two days a week. I can always work around it – the important thing being that I DO it My eating plan has evolved into something very similar to the 17 Day Diet. Eggs for breakfast ( I never ever get hungry before lunch when I eat eggs!); salad with chicken/fish/protein and lots of raw veggies for lunch; snacks are apples, yogurt and a second fruit; and dinner is veggies and chicken/fish/beef/protein. My big FAIL that needs a healthier alternative is flavored coffee creamer. I also drink 64+ ounces of water a day, and I feel amazing just from that. I have sugar free fudgesicles and jello and cocoa for cravings. I let myself eat brown rice or pasta or tortillas once or twice a week. I allow myself a glass or two of wine a day, but haven’t had any extra $ to buy some yet. The budget is loosening up soon…I will be able to accumulate savings again and pay off some high-interest debt soon. Things are looking sunny
Speaking of looking sunny…I am going to finish my coffee on the deck and go to work for a bit until Z wakes up. I love being there when it’s quiet, and I have a lot to sort through and some preparations to make for the new employee (who is wonderful).
Adding books to Goodreads lately – wish I would have had this tool for the last 20 years, I cannot even estimate how many hundreds of books I have read. Also added a widget so you can see what I am reading now
Loves to anyone taking the time to read about my silly wonderful life.