I pretty much failed at my January goals. I’m not even a little bit upset about it, which tells me a lot about my relationship with this site that I wasn’t ready to face until now.
Not making 30 minutes on the elliptical wasn’t completely my fault, so I’m not going to beat myself up over it. The elliptical broke and it took us a week or so to get it to work again. And then we got sick, so we stopped doing it while we got better. I’m not upset about it. Shit happens. It was an optimistic goal, anyway. When I made it, I didn’t realize just how out of shape I’d gotten.
I’m not giving up. In fact, I’m feeling better, so I’m going to get on the elliptical later today, and hope to get back to my three days on, one day off schedule this month. I have a purpose, now, that I didn’t have in the beginning of January. I realized that climbing the hills on the local DEC land is making me feel way shittier than it should, and so I’m hoping that by Spring, I’ll be in better shape, and feel good after a hike, like I used to. I can’t wait to get back into nature. Read more…
So a few month’s ago, my mom says to me, “So I have this girlfriend (the plutonic sort) who has a timeshare and we usually all go down there in May, so I took off time for that, but then I decided I should come see you.”
And since things are way better between me and Mom, I was like, “Uh, yeah! You should totally come see me!”
And, you know, then I asked M if it was okay, because he’s the boss. Of course, he said yes, because he’s a good boss. And so my mom is going to be here tomorrow around dinner time.
True to form, I have done absolutely nothing to get ready for her visit. So no NS(K)Q this week. Probably not next week, either. But the following week, I have a couple reviews planned, and some other stuff. So I’ll be back (she says in her best Arnold impression).
Hey, y’all! I swear I’m not ignoring you. I miss you. I would love to be writing. But shit keeps happening, and I’m feeling kinda selfish with my thoughts right now, and so I’m kinda laying low.
Tomorrow, my sister, her fiancé, my niece, and my mom are coming up and we’re renting a house for a week near Saratoga Springs. The idea is to hang out and do family stuff around the area, and then put the baby (who’s not so much a baby, anymore…she’ll be 8 this year!) to bed, get out the adult drinks and games, and be adults in a way we have never been able to be because they live down there, and I live up here, and they usually have to stay at a hotel when they come here.
The hope is that M’s job doesn’t completely ruin it. That he can actually enjoy this time off. We’ll see how it goes. That project I mentioned is still going on, though they did manage to make the deadline. How awesome is that?
However, they’ve already basically taken away two days because someone else wanted time off, and somehow this is fair in everyone else’s mind but mine.
Anywho, I’m not going to be around much (probably) for the next week or so. I’m bringing my laptop and gadgets with me, but I don’t know how much I’ll use them. I mean, there’s a hot tub. And woods to explore. And family I haven’t seen in a while. And…yeah.
So anyway…I’ll be back! ~she says in her best Arnold impression~ I promise!