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Fitting it all in

Life has been busy. This time of year always seems to be. Lots going on which is great, but I’m trying not to over do it either. 

I worked my side job last weekend. Which it had been raining on off for like 2 weeks. That’s getting old! Will got back from his work trip & we had a great dinner Sunday night (date #2). It was a really nice way to wrap up the weekend.

Monday I played cornhole, but Tuesday it got rained out. Impromptu dinner with friends which I invited Will also. I figured he’s seen me dressed up nice twice so this was casual jeans stuffing down wings. 🀣 He wasn’t fazed at all which was nice to see. I am enjoying hanging out & slowly getting to know him. He went out of town again for a few days & now his mom is here visiting until next week. I told him if he needs a break he knows how to find me. πŸ˜‰

I had therapy last week. I do enjoy meeting with her. I know I’ve made a lot of improvements since last summer, but sometimes all I see is that hot mess still. She keeps it in perspective & we talk out things. Between the gym & a bday party I had a FULL week! Definitely going low key this weekend. 

Last night had a concert with the girls which was a blast!! Then we headed next door to the casino for a bit. I don’t play but it’s fun to hang & watch. Today I’ve been running errands which FL summer had kicked in. It’s hot! I really wish I could get some beach time. Perhaps tomorrow? I sent my dad his Father’s Day stuff this week so I’ll give him a call.

I leave next Monday for Canada for 2 weeks so I’ve been getting things organized for that. I’m trying not to leave it til the last minute to get ready, but you know in some way it always ends up that way. Even work I’ve been trying to get ready so it’s not a complete mess this week or when I return.

Tonight is a life celebration for a friend’s family member. But it’s at a bar & then the beach for sunset. Not sure what to expect. Maybe the bar is a good idea?

Hump day ho hums

Blah the rain. Yes we needed it. Yay we are ok longer a high fire risk. The grass is green & growing. But come on…since last Thursday night it’s been on/off & starting Monday pretty much all day rain. β˜”οΈ So over it. I miss the sun. I miss my activities. I would like to not be wearing my raincoat all the time. πŸ™„

Monday started out with me driving to work & a low tire pressure light going on. On the tire I just replaced 6 weeks ago. Work was a bit of a shit show cause apparently people didn’t do things while I was gone which made meeting the deadlines that day insane. I left work & hauled ass to the car dealership so they could look at the tire. Turns out another nail (WTF??!!) and the computer needs to be adjusted cause it was the other side that was flat (not the side it was saying). Again wtf??? Thank goodness again for that extra tire warranty cause that’s another $400 I didn’t have to shell out when they ordered the tire. πŸ™ I then headed to the gym where my face & jaw was starting to hurt so much I half assed it just get it done. I apologized to my awesome trainer…she knows when I’m not right & isn’t a jerk about it. I had taken a pain pill at work early, but I can’t drive on them so couldn’t take another. Got home, made dinner & went to bed! πŸ‘Š

Tuesday more rain. More of the same work crap (still catching up). But changed my dinner plans when cornhole cancelled! My favorite local event is going on…restaurants offer fixed menus for a low price for 2 weeks. Usually these are upscale or places I never go so trying to get to a few new ones again this year. Except my frigging tooth pain is really putting a damper on things!! Nevertheless I was determined last night to eat & it was fabulous. Had a good time catching up with my gf & her bf. One of my favorite stores is having their semi annual sale so I stopped there & can you believe I found exactly what I have been looking for?? On sale??!! That never happens so it made for a much improved day!! And I got a cute new dress for peanuts at the thrift store on lunch break. Day improving. πŸ‘

Today again it’s raining. Yeah shocker. πŸ˜‚ I’m hitting the gym after work & then home. I need an early night to catch up. My tooth is still hurting & it’s been a week so I’m thinking there is something else wrong? I have a follow up dental appointment tomorrow.

Good news…William & I have continued to stay in touch. He’s back in Seattle, but coming home Sunday so we’re doing dinner that night. Date #2!! I’m trying not to be too excited or get ahead, but I am looking forward to seeing him & spending actual time together. It’s been almost a month we’ve been “talking” yet have only met that one time. Which is really weird for me (I’ve never done anything like this before) although I like it! How crazy is that? Things are moving slow which is good right now cause I have a lot of my own stuff going on. Fingers crossed 🀞 

Birthday = amazeballs

My birthday was Thursday & it was simply amazing! I was so surprised by how many people took a moment to wish me well. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends & family in my life. πŸ™πŸ˜˜

My day started with my coworker decorating my desk & bringing in treats including a special lunch cupcake!! After work I went to the gym where I got to be the DJ & pick all the music. πŸ˜‚ My trainer had made a deal with me a few months ago as a reward so I had been compiling my song list. Some of us had a good time, but I think my trainer was dying (we don’t have the same workout music taste πŸ˜†). After the gym I then met a group of my gym friends at a craft brew place that had a food truck! Dinner was so good. And then my friend busted out these cupcakes she made. 

Holy cow awesome!!! She’s so talented. What a truly wonderful day. Again I couldn’t believe how people went out out of their way for me. 😊 AND NO TEARS!!!

Friday was a good day at work before the holiday weekend. I had kickball (and more birthday cupcakes!) & it was the playoffs. We had to play Joe’s team which ended up being a tough game. I was the 1st to score & for awhile we hung on to the lead. Then disaster broke & we fell behind. Until the end when we loaded bases & cause they walked the guy ahead of me I got an automatic walk so we ended up WINNING!!! The look on their (ok his face!) was priceless as they went from jeering laughing to realizing my walking pushed in the winning run was classic. πŸ‘Š Not to mention my brothers once again had a target on him so he never got on base. Yeah they weren’t very happy about being eliminated. What can I say…I brought the CRAZY! 😜 Our team rocked out & despite a very long next game that was crazy WE WON!! πŸ† I’m so happy after previous early eliminations to finally win. Won’t lie…it feels good. And I actually played pretty well so double win!

Today I have been a bum & slept in. Watching tv. It’s my lazy day. Meeting friends for birthday drinks at a bar tonight so I need to eventually get going.

I just have to say though this birthday was pretty darn great! Much better than I could have ever hoped & I’m feeling ready for my last year of 30s! 😁

Back to life…well sortaΒ 

Getting back on schedule. Except cause I went to work yesterday I kept thinking it was Monday. lol People didn’t understand why I came in for 1 day but I got all my emails caught up & worked on a few projects that had deadlines. Now when I come in Monday I won’t feel overwhelmed & can jump right back in. Plus I have the weekend to chill!!

Yesterday turned into a nonstop day. After work traffic was so awful (apparently not enough snowbirds have left yet 😩) that I had to keep right on going & didn’t get a break before I headed to the church activities. There is a community event on 1st Friday’s that the church uses as a outreach to the by running a HUGE kid zone of games & rides & music. Lots of fun!! Normally I can’t volunteer cause of kickball but having an off week I jumped on it. I was in charge of helping kids on/off the mechanical bull to start. That was so fun!!! Lots of laughs & seeing the kids have a good time was great. No blood or tears on my watch!!

I then hung with some other volunteers before moving to another giant blow up. They climbed waaaay up the “mountain” & then came down a slide. Holy cow some of those kids were shooting out of the slide like torpedoes!!! I was trying to catch them. 😜 Zac & I tried to keep order but it got a little chaotic at times. It was a fun time & I definitely was glad I got to go!

Even though it had been a long day on the way home I saw some friends were at a restaurant (thanks social media for allowing me to be a creeper) so I stopped by & hung with them for a bit. I had skipped lunch & the place was Chicago themed so it felt a little like home. Ahhh…Hawks & Cubs & Bears everywhere.

I slept in this morning. Which hasn’t really happened even in Costa Rica. I was getting up around 5am there (that 5:30 sunrise was not the norm for us FL peeps) & then taking a quick snooze after awhile so my sleeping is a little wacky. I was thinking of attending a gym class but lost that motivation. Maybe I should I ride my bike? It’s not going to be very warm today but it is nice out. I probably should work on the laundry & get some groceries. I am firing up my crock pot now. I figure this is going to make something relatively healthy so the gym challenge will be satisfied & give me a few meals for the week. 

Let’s see what today brings…happy Saturday!!!

Go go go

That’s a little how I feel. I haven’t been writing as much as I should cause I have just been too tired at night. Last week ended well. POS & I went to dinner Friday night and then met up with a few of his guy friends for a drink. He had to work but we needed some laughs and to get out for a bit. He even said later it was perfect and a good evening. It was funny when we were going to bed & watching tv he kissed my head and said good night baby cakes which was his nickname for me & he hasn’t said that to me in forever so it was nice to hear. Perhaps a sign things are going well & moving in the right direction for us?

Saturday I went for a bike ride and then to the beach for a few hours. Red tide is here so dead fish all over and it’s smelly. I wasn’t bothered by it (sometimes I start coughing) so I just walked & sat on the beach. Dinner that night with a group from the gym was really fun & not a too crazy late evening cause the next day was Disney with POS!

We started at Animal Kingdom and had some really great encounters with animals and seeing a lot of cool stuff before we headed over to Epoct. Food & Wine is taking place which we enjoy so we moseyed around looking and snacking. We’re going to come back a couple times so by midafternoon we called it a day & drove back home. Were bums watching tv before dinner and then I crashed at 8:15. Haha!!

This week the 2nd new person started at work. She seems to be getting the hang of it without too much hand holding. Which is good cause this is the easy stuff. It’s only going to get more complicated as we try to show more. Cornhole was cancelled last night cause it was monsooning. Like 5 blocks over it wasn’t but there it was. Annoying! The gym had been good. I got all my workouts for the quarter I’ll need for work reimbursement so I’m happy. It’s been 2 months and I know I am stronger. I have put on about 10 pounds which doesn’t please me (I’ve been eating crap in addition to a little muscle) but my friends said I honestly needed it cause I wasn’t looking so good. I just want to stay where I am now then! My new clothes are sweet & I want to wear them!

Good bye summer

It wasn’t perhaps my best summer but it was definitely one with growth & change which I welcome as learning experiences. Not quite sure where it will take me. I feel though like I am on a better path to being more of the person I want to be. I took a walk yesterday on my lunch break down to the beach. I needed a little timeout. I know…I’m spoiled lol 

It’s been a busy week. Sunday night POS & I went to see the Zac Brown Band and met some of our friends there beforehand. Great concert!! Totally go see it if that’s your kind of music cause they really can play.

Monday was back to work & the gym & cornhole. I peaced out early to get home to see the new Big Bang Theory start. I love that show! Plus I needed an early night and some sleep. I hate starting the week behind cause then it just seems to drag you know?

Tuesday after my bridge walk I stopped by POS’s house cause he had my license and credit card from Sunday. I ended up grabbing us dinner which we ate and then we went to bed & watched tv. I haven’t spent the night during the week in a long time but it was sort of nice to have a mid week visit. When I left in the morning we made plans to do something Friday night. I haven’t heard from him since. I know he’s really busy at work this week getting projects wrapped up but it’s like come on you can’t take 20 seconds to send a “hey there” text at some point? I find that kind of shit really annoying cause part of me is like if you can go days without contacting me then what are we doing??? Do you even want a relationship?? Then I tell myself to chill out, take a breath & step back. We do have plans to go spend Sunday at Disney so maybe in his mind he knows we are spending time together coming up so that’s good enough for him? But is it really good enough for me? I haven’t decided yet.

Got my hair done last night. Blonded it out again for the reunion next week. Which now they are saying they need to still sell XYZ tickets so my gf & I aren’t sure what that means??? I already have my plane tickets so I’m going regardless and to be honest I could use a fun getaway from here.

Met with the final fence contractors this week too for bids. After the last guy decided to no longer honor the quote he gave me in the field versus the one he sent me the next day from the office (almost a $200 difference!!) I went back to the other company I liked. Final price is $1399 so more than I had anticipated but not bad. I haven’t gotten scheduled yet but they are a few weeks out so next month it will be installed. Yay!!!

How weird my roommate had the old ex BF over last night when I got home. She was making him dinner and I don’t know what else. I know he spent the night cause she left before me this morning to drive him to work (of course he has no car). I just wonder what the current BF thinks of that? I might ask her if she brings the topic up. I mean here not even 2 weeks ago she got a new phone number and told him to bug off yet he’s back! And he still is a loser douche who doesn’t take her out or have a car or money or anything yet he wants her back??? Way to be a charmer.

I’m hoping to have an early night and get some laundry done after the gym. I haven’t told POS but I have a bday dinner party Saturday night. I think it’s good I have plans so I’m not sitting around on weekends waiting for him. If he wants to do something then maybe I can work him in. Or not. I’ll see him Sunday.


Today is my coworkers last day so I’m just feeling a little blue. Which ironically is also the color I wore today. Lol I’m happy for her and that she gets to enjoy a fabulous retirement, but I’m also a little selfish in that I won’t get to see her everyday and I’ll miss her.

Also POS has been really busy at work this week & isn’t sure if he can come to the concert Sunday. Which is a bummer cause he’s been working everyday for like 3 weeks so really he can’t leave at like 4pm on a Sunday and it was something I was looking forward to sharing with him. He’s going to let me know later today.

Paddle boarding last night was pretty cool. I didn’t fall!! I had a good time, the group was really nice & it was lots of fun. Something I will definitely do again. Got the gym after work and then dress try on time. We are doing a girls night too so that will be fun! I’ll need some laughs I think later on.