Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ahem, still here. But finally with cabinets!

Let's just say April hasn't been the best month.  

I didn't even bother weighing in today because I got home late from my match and Chris was still doing a wood-working project so we just caved and ordered Domino's.  I did weigh in last week and saw a loss of about 1.6 pounds.  But I'm sure this week I gained that back.   I'll try to do a full April wrap up hopefully on Monday and (spoiler alert), only 1 out of 3 goals will have been met.  But more on that later.  

My focus has finally shifted towards our vacation that is coming up next week!  We are starting out Wednesday and heading up to Cincinnati to watch the amazing Running Meg compete in her first marathon!  And we are planning on just having a good time and relaxing.  There really hasn't been much of that going on in our world since a very long time. (At least since the Floodpocolypse).  The plan is to make it to Nashville the first day and get a little sightseeing done that evening and the next morning before continuing on to Louisville and eventually Cincy.   And then I get to finally meet so many of my bloggy friends who are also going up there to root Meg on!   It should be a really great trip and I am definitely looking forward to it.  

So here is a little picture recap of whats been going on lately.

Tennis match

Gearing up for some lap swimming soon, hopefully!

CABINETS!!  Finally!

And Chris made these temporary counter-tops last night

Car rides

Park Shenanigans

And cat weirdness

Ya know, just typical stuff.  :)   Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April quest chain update

April hasn't quite gotten off to the start that I had hoped.  Some areas are doing well but thanks to a nice little cold last week,  I haven't managed to get in as much exercise as I wanted to so far this month.  But alas, colds happen.

This is how I'm doing in other areas:

1. Log all food -  Yea, not the best here either.  I did pretty well during the week but once more, with feeling, the weekends are my nemesis.  Giving myself a big ole F grade here.
2. No alcohol.  A+ because I have not had one single drop!
3. So far I'm at 389/1200, so I'm not as far along as I had hoped with exercise, but I hope to pick up the pace soon enough.  So I'm giving myself  a C for now.

I did also rejoin the Y near me so I started back on Monday!  Felt like coming home, not only because of the flood but this is where my success started to happen back in 2012/2013.

As you can see, the equipment is all in the gym.  They are still repairing some areas so hopefully soon the fitness center will be operational and we can have all the equipment back in that area again.  On the other side of the curtain is where they have been doing group exercise and also have some basketball goals.  The upstairs track is also available as is both the indoor and outdoor pools (I'm eager to take advantage of those again too).

This was the first day they had opened at 5am.  It's weird to see it so empty.
Yesterday, my partner and I had a really good match.  We won 6-1; 6-1 and definitely was very proud of how we played.  My serve wasn't the best yesterday but I had a good night up at the net and nailed several really good alley shots and did some decent court placement utilizing the strategy of "hit it where they ain't".  It worked out in our favor.  Thankfully.  he he

Yesterday was also the 2nd anniversary of Ollie's "Gotcha day!"  We gave him extra kissys and love and played a long round of fetch after work.  Fetch is his favorite.

In gaming news, I finished Horizon: Zero Dawn and man, that game was completely amazing.  I loved it.  It felt a lot like the Uncharted game with some Girl hero badassery thrown in for good measure.  Here's a screen shot of a scene that I captured.  The game was also just really beautiful visually.

I also started playing Mass Effect; Andromeda and like it so far even though I don't really like the setup and the UI is clunky and not very user friendly.  Other than that, it is pretty fun at least.

Here's some random pics of life lately.

Oz watching Dave Chappelle

Sleepy and Grumpy - two of the seven dwarfs in one!

Me, daughter Devyn, her boyfriend, James and other random family members


That's about all that I have for now.  I'm getting really excited about our upcoming trip to Cincinnati and to see all these blogger friends that I have been communicating with for so long in real life!  It will be here soon!

Hope you all are having a great week!  Keep on keeping on!