Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Days

We are on day two of being stuck inside due to Snowpacalypse 2014 and we are lucky not to have killed each other yet. Emmeline has peed in her bed twice and pooped in her pants once. Neither Jason nor I have showered and I started my period. The cat is going stir crazy and I pretty sure is plotting my death. I think she's held off so far because I'm the one that actually feeds her. I was getting a weird vibe yesterday, though.

Daycare has been closed, plus I'm not willing to risk my life on dangerous roads to drive into work so I am lucky that I'm able to work from home. Sure, my productivity may not be what it could, but at least I don't have to take a vacation day. I will be very relieved to get back in the office tomorrow, though. I'm not cut out to be a work from home mom.

Truth be told, this little munchkin has actually been really good (except for the potty accidents). I have the PBS Kids app on my iPad and she loves to watch the shows on there. There are some very cute ones, with the exception of Caillou. I despise that whiny little brat (which may be a bit harsh for a children's show, but its the truth).
I like the snow effect
My vacation cannot come soon enough. Hope everyone affected by the storms is staying safe!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Day for Me = Success

It is slightly amazing that today was the first day in a long time that I didn't dread coming to work. Not that I had anything spectacular to look forward to, it is just that I had a really rewarding weekend. It didn't even matter that it snowed and froze and made the roads a nightmare. I had my plans and I was sticking to them.

Saturday started off with a bang (literally) and the day just got better. I half watched a couple of movies with Emmeline while I made breakfast and relaxed. But, I did make sure to cry during both movies because I'm sensitive like that (or hormonal, whatevs). Em got a Rapunzel dress for Christmas, which she lived in all weekend, so of course, we had to watch Tangled. Then, I got my butt on the treadmill and ran/walked for 30 minutes. I wasn't worried about pace or anything, just getting my feet to the belt.

After my shower, I headed out to the salon. Now, I didn't make appointments anywhere, I was expecting to just walk in and get taken care of. Miraculously, it totally worked like that. I got my pedicure first and had a great time chatting with the girl who worked on my feet. Then I got a much needed haircut from a stylist who was also a ginger and super cute.

Feeling like a million bucks, I headed over to Mercy Seat Tattoo. I had my first tattoo done here and I knew it was a good place. I had it in my mind that I wanted to get a key on my wrist and had some samples printed out. After I met with the artist and we talked about it, we figured the wrist placement wasn't going to work because it would be too small with no detail (curse my tiny wrists! ok, not really). Anyway, I decided to put it on my forearm. He brought out the sketch and I loved it. He did a fabulous job and he was so cool during the whole thing. He kept checking on me to make sure I was doing okay. The pain was pretty tolerable so I didn't have any problems at all. The finished product was amazing and I absolutely love it. Even though I'll have to wear long sleeves at work all the time, it was totally worth it.

Sunday, I did some cleaning and laundry as usual and relaxed. Last night, I did another 30 min on the treadmill and then did some weight training. It felt so good to be exercising again. I didn't realize how much I'd missed it.

I am going to try and get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day as part of my goals for the month. Nothing regimented and nothing planned out. I tend to work better when I can wing it. I am also signing up for Darci's Dietbet today. I need to lose 6.5 pounds in order to get my $20 back, which is totally doable. As long as I keep exercising and get my eating in check, I've got this in the bag. I'm thinking about trying the Dr. Oz detox that Holly had so much luck with.

The month is starting off great, let's just keep the momentum going!