Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nerves.

well, it turns out that I am turning into my mom.  I was awake a bit past 4am... I lingered in bed for a while and then decided to get up and do some dishes.

My apartment is a disaster area. I am trying to pull things out that I want to take with me on the road and it's not an easy task. I know it will all get done, it just doesn't seem like I am going to have any free time to make it happen.

I got my car back last night - somehow they managed to bend the hood hinge and put a dent in it (the hood). Luckily it was all taken care of and washed to boot (they also vacuumed the interior which was nice). It's the cleanest it's been since I've owned it.

Overall I'm feeling good, but a little stressed out about finances. Things keep popping up that are taking money... I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to pay for my rent in September, but I'm sure it will all work out in the end. I just know that I have to do this. I think once I get on the road everything will work out.

I just have to remember to breathe and keep making art.




Friday, July 18, 2014

I'm awake, I might as well post.

Hello there.
Things are coming down to the wire when it comes to getting ready for my trip.

I have started getting my suitcases out, and my art supplies in order. I'm not going to take too many things to work with because I want to keep it open for things to develop on their own.

Yesterday I took my car in for a lube, oil, and filter and when I got it back the hood wouldn't close flush to the car so I have to take it back today to get it fixed....  hopefully it's something quick. This is the first time I've ever had any problem with Honda of Seattle. I'm remaining fairly calm about the whole thing. I have a week before I have to drive 3,000 miles right?

This morning at boot camp we are doing fitness testing to see how far we've come. I'm interested in seeing if I've made any gains since I started incorporating TRX into the schedule.

I ordered a TRX system so I can take it with me to Vermont and work on things (and maybe also train people there and make some $$$)... you never know - it will at least be a good workout for me and enable to teach better if I have time to work on the different exercises.

I guess that's all I have to report.

It's going to be a busy weekend getting things in order and I am going to be attending the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday courtesy of my new friend Ingrid (from Boot Camp).

I'm also getting my grey streak covered up... that will be good before I go...

Fun Times!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ch ch ch changes!

Here is what I know!

Yes, I did wake up before 4am and I am okay with the fact that I am turning into my mother.

I am slowly getting my act together to head to Vermont for my residency... along those lines I am going to be leaving the gym I currently teach at (Vision Quest/LA Fitness) and won't return when I get back. I was thinking that this would happen but it's official now. It's like the end of a relationship, you know it has to end but it's not until you actually pull the trigger that you know it's the right thing to do.

I will also be teaching more classes at Tricycle Fitness when I return. Okay, it's only going to be one more class for a total of two but that's nice. I will be able to spend more time on my personal life and artwork etc... I feel really good about it.

I've got a full plate today... I'm heading to ww this morning (I'm sure I've gained weight this week but that's okay...). I started eating wheat again (read cookies here...) and I am gaining weight again. I am still under my goal weight so that is just fine by me.  I'm not eating too much crap which is good. I can't eat too much crap as it doesn't make me feel good. I will then teach my combo cycle/TRX class. After class I will come back to my place and hopefully clean - yes, I know I always say I am going to do this but this time it's for real. I then have a therapy appointment and then a graduation party.

It promises to be a full day - full of fun and time with friends.

Tomorrow I am going to a TRX certification class at the Pro Club Seattle - I want to make sure I look cute - you never know who you might meet. However, I have been told that it will only be women in my class... BOOO!

Last weekend I went on a good date. We went to the driving range and then the pitch and putt golf course at Greenlake. There has even been talk of golfing again when I get back from my cross-country adventure.

I must admit I am feeling much better overall... life is much more even for me than it was earlier in the year. I am very appreciative for what has happened. Would I like to go through it again? Not really, but I think I'm much better equipped to deal with things now than I was... overall it's been good.

okay - I think that's it this morning... yeah, it's only 5:20am... I am sure I am going to crash at 4pm this afternoon... that's okay. I can always go to bed early if I wish...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Changes....

My departure date is quickly approaching...

I sent a message to my supervisor at the club a few weeks ago telling her of my trip and letting her know that I wasn't sure how it all worked - if I would need subs or permanent replacements... I heard back from her yesterday saying that they would have to separate me and then when I came back I should contact her.

I am thinking this is the logical conclusion to my employment there. I've got a lot of things going on and I'd like to have a little more me time.

Everything feels right. That's good.

Because I'm a crazy exerciser/healthy person...

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Progress

Today we got an early dismissal which was really nice.

I did a few errands and then walked home. I have been sitting on the sofa for the past few hours catching up on my website, emails, and pretty much doing nothing. I am enjoying it immensely.

I ate bacon, sausage, and corned beef hash for breakfast - it was really good.

That is all.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Well lookee here.

Wouldn't you know it? I've decided to post again.

I must admit my change of routine has been nice. I don't feel as thought I'm complaining all the time - I think at a certain point my writing was just one complaint after another.

What do I know this morning? I know I am going to drag my backside off the sofa in about 10 minutes and get ready for boot camp.

I know that yesterday I started figuring out approximately where I wanted to stop on my road trip to Vermont. I am feeling pretty good about it... now if I could just strike it rich so I wouldn't deplete my savings account to do this... oh well. It will be worth it, I know.

This weekend was fairly low key. I spent a lot of time on Saturday with Zoe. We practiced walking inner wheelchair and eating raspberries off the bushes around the side of my momma's house.

Yesterday I was supposed to meet up with my friend Tim for a walk but I didn't hear back from him in time so we are rescheduling it for next weekend... I was also supposed to be meeting to go over the evaluations from the retreat I helped lead last weekend.. but that was postponed too... actually it was the first weekend that I wasn't highly scheduled and it was nice.

I taught my first combo cycle/trx class and it went just fine. I have signed up for TRX certification on the 13th so I will have many more moves for people - I am looking forward to it.

Okay, I just got a message from my friend Deb so I want to go check in with her.

Stay tuned - you never know, it might be a two post week!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I bet you thought I was dead.

I am still around, just extremely busy.

The bad news first.

Last Saturday my momma had to put Stinky to sleep. She wasn't able to stay upright and her back legs quit working. I was not really surprised, but I am happy she stayed with us as long as she did.

I was in Idaho last weekend so I didn't get to say goodbye, but I did she her the Thursday before so it was not as bad as it could have been.

I will miss her little puppy dog face.


Last weekend I helped direct a Young Adult Retreat on Lake Coeur d'Alene. It's with the same church denomination I counsel at every year. I had a really good time and I think it went really well.

I spent a lot of time at the camp when I was growing up and I had a bunch of flashback while I was there... mostly of my dad and setting off fireworks on the fourth of july... it was good to touch into those memories.

I have been really busy teaching - I am going to get certified to teach TRX classes next month, and I'm going to start teaching them this weekend... aye aye aye... it's just another opportunity to enlarge my arsenal of teaching opportunities...

I still have to get my act together for Vermont... four weeks from Friday is my scheduled leave date. I am guessing I will get everything done in time...

I think that's all I have to report.

I am sad about Stinky, but other than that things are going well.