Good morning guys!
Sarah update: I am SO glad that this week is over. It was so much more hectic than I expected. Monday was spent getting the honeyman’s new vehicle – a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport, and he’s SO excited about it and even I admit that it’s pretty nice. Tuesday I spent the whole morning cleaning like crazy for the Premier jewelry party that Steph and I hosted, and it was a lot of fun and I got to order such cute jewelry! Wednesday I visited my dad… I suppose I should give an update here. Basically he’s finally accepted a deal and he’ll be sentenced at the end of October and sent upstate for 3 to 5 years (or less, depending on behavior and all that crap). But while that drama’s pretty much wrapped up and I’m glad that soon I won’t have to go see him every week, we have other drama going on with him, regarding my grandma’s will. It’s a long story, but basically he’s contesting it because he’s a greedy bastard, and that was what we were arguing about during our last visit. I honestly don’t care what I get out of the will. The issue is that my father is basically constesting the will to try to hurt my mom (who took care of grandma for her last 5 years), and that’s where it gets really bitter. Oy. Anyways, I went home and took a nap, and then went and ran errands with the honeyman and came home to get about 4 hours sleep before work.
And those were all my days off. Ugh. Work on Thursday was okay, but Friday was an absolutely horrible day in which I was super-tired (went with my brother to my grandma’s grave the night before, because it would have been her birthday this week) and every little thing was going wrong. I have come to the conclusion that I’m starting to really hate my job – the 12-hour days, how dirty it is in our office thanks to drivers coming in and out all day, the stress… just ugh. However, I’m pretty sure I can’t find another job that pays this well and that will give me half of the week off, so looks like I’ll be here a while. Plus, the whole reading and doing whatever I want when it’s not busy part is nice, I suppose. Luckily this weekend at work hasn’t been too bad – it’s been slow, and I’ve re-watched the last half of season 1 of Once Upon a Time, because season 2 starts tonight. So I know my job has it’s perks, but still.
Gabby has alternately been a maniac and an absolute sweetheart this week. She was SO hyper during the jewelry party, which made a lot of people laugh. And Thursday night she ran around the apartment like an insane kitty and eventually got herself trapped behind the entertainment center. But last night she was all sorts of sweet and affectionate and chilled out.
On the weight loss front, I was down another pound or so earlier in the week, but as of this morning I’m right back to where I was last week. Thanks to game night, the jewelry party, and Wegmans never having their salads ready when I’m on my lunch break, I feel like I ate like crap this week even though I mostly stayed within my calorie goal. My workouts were pretty good, but not great. Plus I was pretty sleep-deprived. So yeah, that sucks.
This week will be better in EVERY FREAKING WAY. I have 4 days off and hardly any plans, so I’m going to focus on resting and relaxing, and getting back in my groove with my eating and working out stuff. And date night is tonight, which is awesome. I’m making chicken burgers, and we’re going to just hang out and watch The Big Bang Theory and then the new Once Upon a Time when it comes on. (Once fall comes, date night usually ends up being watching new shows, which is cool with me.)
Bookish update: Well, I finished two books – Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey, and Costume Not Included by Matthew Hughes. (I read Costume Not Included in large chunks at the gym while I was on the arc trainer or walking on the treadmill. It was nice to read while I worked out cause it was distracting, but it might have also made my workouts less… effective. But still, I was able to read while working out! Yay!) I haven’t written those reviews yet, and it’s weird to me to be behind in reviews. So, those will happen this week. I’m reading J.K. Rowling’s new book, The Casual Vacancy, right now. I’m not going to say anything about it until I finish it, but I’m about 1/5 of the way through it now, so hopefully I’ll be reviewing it later this week too.
Other than that, sorry that I’ve hardly been around this week. I miss blogging and reading blogs and being on Twitter a lot, and hopefully I’ll get to do all that stuff a lot this week. I miss you guys!
Hope everyone has an awesome week ahead of them