Month: August 2013

Day 29 – Time to get back to it!

Today wasn’t too terrible for a Tuesday.  Work went really well, even if we did have to stay a little late.  We had lunch at Qdoba so I was finally able to quell my craving (sort of, it wasn’t all that great).  Then I got home and went straight to the elliptical.  

Boy was I surprised when I made it through the Week 3, Day 1!  I thought, for sure, that I was going to have to go back to Week 2 for a bit, since I hadn’t worked out since I got sick.  Not only was I able to do the 3 minute jogging part, but, for once, I felt like I could keep going at the end of it.  I took a look at Week 4 and I see a 5 minute jog in my future, but I’m quite a bit less intimidated than I once was.  Now I’m looking forward to pushing myself a little more.

Today was our weigh in and I was up 2 pounds, but that was expected.  I had a pretty bad weekend as far as calories go, considering the alcohol.  Luckily, I rarely drink so I shouldn’t have to worry about that too often.  But I really needed it this weekend.  My nerves were completely shot over that party (for no reason at all, might I add).  

I plan on getting in the other two days on C25K before we leave to go to Mayfield on Friday.  I can’t wait to see my family this weekend!  I hope they notice.  🙂

Now it’s time for dinner and early to bed for once.  I can’t believe it’s already Hump Day tomorrow.  Time is just flying by!  May 2018 will be here before I know it.  Then it will be time to execute the grand finale of our 5 year plan (it’s just a move, Big Brother, don’t come ransack my house!)

“If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”


Day 28 – Goodbye Intro to Programming

Today was my last day of my Intro to Programming class.  Halle-freaking-Luja!

3 classes next quarter.  I don’t know whether to be happy that I almost have my first college degree under my belt or cry about the time I still have left.  Right now I’m just super happy that I have a 3 week break!

Today was a pretty good day all in all.  Work was good, class was short, and I made a 95 on my last speech.  Plus, as an added bonus, I came home from class to a clean house and Cliffarino made me dinner.  He’s pretty darn swell.

I also discovered a music rest that I’m going to have to go to called The Sasquatch Festival.  It’s about 150 miles east of Seattle and it has an amazing lineup.  I’m really hoping that we can go next year for our anniversary, but I’m afraid it might be a couple more years before we can line that up.  We’ll see.

Headed to Mayfield this weekend and I’m really excited!  We haven’t been to visit in a while, so I’m glad to be going for a few days.  Perhaps I’ll be able to convince my mom into going geocaching while we’re there.

Fingers crossed!

Speaking of geocaching…

Here’s a little something from my first expedition:

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

Dale Carnegie

Day 27 – West Coast?

I’m happy to see this week come to an end.  It’s been extremely busy and I feel like I didn’t get a weekend off at all.  Most of today was spent doing homework and talking about our 5 year plan (poor Cliff).  My brain is more than ready for a much needed break from school next week.  I can’t wait!  Then it’s right back to it with even more classes.  I’m ready to put, at least, one college degree behind me.  

Cliff and I are considering heading out to the West coast in a few years because it seems like it’s a better fit for us, so there are two pictures today.  The one on the top is Seattle and the one on the bottom is San Diego.  I, personally, would love either one.  We’ve started a list that is up to about 13 cities that we want to research further, and most of the them are in the Pacific Northwest.  Now it’s time to plan some trips out that way! 

“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”

~Harrison Ford