Tuesday, June 30, 2009
2. Lotion. Has made my sunburn feel so much better. It still hurts, but not as tight with the lovely Aveeno lotion applied in layers.
3. Captivating. I started this book last night on a recommend from Tara. OMG. Speak to my heart Lord. I could not get enough of it. I'll be sharing more about this later.
4. Thunderstorms. It stormed last night in H-town. And it was wonderful. I read my book and listened to the thunder.
5. Looking forward to something. Let me tell ya, looking forward to this vacay has made the past month much more fun. Now if only I can find something to look forward to once I get back (wait, i'm not thinking that far ahead..).
6. New planner. I have a franklin covey planner. I bought it last year in July. So now all I have to do is replace the pages and keep the shell. Well time is up and so last week I bought the new year. I love it. I enjoy writing in my planner, filling in important dates for the upcoming 12 months, putting cheesy date stickers on it, and generally planning out my life. Yea, its nerdy. But it makes me happy.
Its the small things I tell ya!
Yay: moving offices!
Dang: still bright red sunburn. yikes.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Total weight lost - 6 lbs.
The Lake was fabulous! Arrived at the lake on Friday night. Had dinner with the fam at this restuarant called "The Pier". There was some live music which set the relaxing mood. The next day we set out on the lake early (like 9 am, what can I saw, we are hardcore). We stayed out till about 3 pm. I put on sunscreen like it was going out of style, but apparently it was in the cards for me to leave with an awesome sunburn on my back and shoulders. Im hoping it doesn't peel but leaves a nice tan for my Mexican vacation next week! That night we had a steak dinner with some tasty red wine, and then hit the hay early from exhaustion. It was a great weekend with my family!
My hope for this week is that it goes by fast. In 3 1/2 days I will have 10 days off from work, first time since well last August when I started work. I cannot wait!
Oh and for those who are wondering which resort it is - Excellence Playa Mujeres. I'll give a full recap of the vacay once I get back.
Yay: short work week.
Dang: Sunburn hurts. Let's just say, I have my hair in a pony tail and the end of my pony tail that touches my back huts my back. Yea, its that awesome.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Just gotta get through the rest of today, tomorrow for the lake, and then 5 1/2 more work days for vacay!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Its really hard to see this one apparently. BUT if you look closely... You'll see on the upper left side, five people in, my friend (Angie) and I doing something with our hands with green face masks on (like for facials). That's how cool I was. We were counselors in this picture. I think i was maybe 16/17 years old, and in charge of 10 kids in elementary school, crazy.
I loved Camp Crucis (Episcopal church camp in Granbury, Texas). And it makes me miss the carefree days of summer as a teenager, where I could disappear to camp land for weeks on end and enjoy bonfires, dances, "camp romances", skits, late nights sitting in the girls cabin circle reading cosmo and chatting, shower caddies (okay maybe I don't miss that), and general lazy days with friends, learning about Christ. How that time seems so long ago...
Yay: Happy Hour tonight.
Monday, June 22, 2009
I am doing this running program in order to be a better runner and to also trim down. I've put on some pudge (i'm not ashamed to admit it here in blog worlds) since starting my full time desk job. Apparently sitting at a desk for 10 hours a day (give or take bathroom breaks/coffee breaks/lunch, etc.) can lead to weight gain if one stops working out and isn't watching what they eat. I've had enough with that habit I fell into! I'm happy to report that after week 1 of the running program (and watching what I eat (healthy foods!)) I've lost 3.5 lbs!!!
Yay: 2 weeks till vacay!!
Dang: massive amount of projects at work.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
You enjoy climbing things, such as - the chair, the bathroom counter, the shower curtain (which is a little harder now that you no longer have claws), the washing machine (which scares me for fear you might fall behind it and get stuck), the water heater (again, scares me), the window (you try your hardest), the kitchen counter, and on top of my head.
This is by far your favorite spot to sit during the day, my bedroom window, and the living room window (identical view).
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
So, as you can see, running is not my forte for those 4 reasons (among many) that I have for not running. Well my friends, I am turning over a new leaf, for multiple reasons - 1. One of my besties, Lauren, hated running in college, we'd talk about how much we both disliked it and how it was much better to walk the "bear trail" then, gasp, run it. Now she is awesome runner of the world. She runs everyday, and joined a running club, and runs in races on most weekends. I'm super proud of her and her ability to run. 2. My trainer said running is the best way to lose fat. I believe her. 3. I want to build endurance, and at some point you just gotta bite the bullet and start buidling it. 4. I'm going to be in a bikini for a week straight in 2 1/2 weeks, yikes.
What is this new leaf my friends - I'm. going. to. start. running.
Well I have already started to run. Elaine passed on this website with a 9 week running program for those, like me, who don't like to run, or can't do it very well. Its a program that builds up your endurance over 9 weeks. I'm on week 1. I'm going to be running 2 minutes, and walking 4, and repeating 5 times (which amounts to 30 minutes of work out!). I did it for the first time last night at my apt gym and actually really liked it. Tonight I'm going to go run outside (yes in the TX heat/humidity,but hey being hot burns more calories right?) for my second day on week 1. I hope to get get 2 more runs this week on week 1. I'll let you know how it goes each week! (this time i'll actually follow through, not exactly what I did on my WW goal, which btw i ended up cancelling b/c it was virtually impossible for me to concentrate on keeping track of all the points, props to those who can!).
Now, there will not be a marathon in my future, or even a half marathon for that matter. I'd just like to be able to run 2 miles without stopping. I'm pretty sure at this point I can run 3/4 mile without stopping (i haven't tried yet...). I know those out there who run 5-10 miles a day are not impressed by my 3/4 mile run, but I ma my friends.
Therefore - if anyone out there in blogger land likes to run and has some hints or suggestions on how to get me in the running spirit, i'd love the tips and advice :)
Yay: finding the earring i thought I lost on the bathroom floor.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday: Went to dinner with Alisa and Maggie at this dive in the Heights called King Biscuit. It was pretty tasty. The wine was really good and defnitely needed after my horrendous morning. The place was made by the outdoor seating. Afterwards Alisa and I went and got ice cream at Marble Slab and chatted and then i went home and fell asleep on the couch for an hour and then met Patrick, James & Jamie, and Angelique for a beer at Onion Creek (another Heights place, catching a trend?).
Saturday: Slept in! Got brunch with the boyfried and then saw Hangover with the boyfriend. IT was hilarious. Patrick and I lauged a lot, probably more than anyone else in the theater. That nigth we joined my sis/bro in law/sis' friend in Galveston for dinner and to go "out". We ate at their old college bar (my sis lived in galveston for 8 years) and then pub crawled. That's right my friends. We were up till 4 am (old school like college, its been a longgg time since i've done that). We had a great time and I was able to get my groove on at the clubs (dancing, sillies).
Sunday: Brunch with the boyfriend again at La Madeliene. (I love brunch). Then proceeded to lay on couch for upwards of 8 hours, napping, watch movie, napping, watch movie, repeat. But this time it was with the boyfriend! It was a day that I often don't get to just be perfectly lazy and it definitely revived me for this week of work.
This weekend was really fun. The boyfriend and I were able to spend a lot of quality time together which doesn't happen very often b/c he is also dating his job (joke :) ). He works insane hours right now - (worked till midnight both thursday and friday (yes friday) nights). I was happy that he took both saturday and sunday off. that hasn't happened in a long time. You could call it the Sara/Patrick weekend 09.
And again, no pictures, sorry y'all. I'm slcaking these days. Promise it'll get better. Not sure if i've outgrown the desire to document my whole life now since i'm no longer a student, or if i'm just lazy..prolly both, ha.
Yay: much needed boyfriend time this past weekend!
Dang: taking things personal that i shouldnt
Friday, June 12, 2009
1. Woke up late, missed trainer appointment, lost money.
2. Fell back asleep, woke up late, running late to work.
3. Drive to friend's house to feed dogs and let them out, while at said friend's house, close front door, lock bottom lock from inside, dead bolt from outside, lock self out of friend's house. Friend won't be home till Sunday. Freak out. Try to climb fence to back yard in heels, unsuccesful.
4. Decide to get in car drive to apt, get wire hanger, and try to break into my friends house, a la McGiver style.
5. Get in car, car won't start. Freak out.
6. Try car again, won't start. Freak out some more b/c i know jack crap about cars.
7. Call boyfriend in panic.
8. Boyfriend says to open hood, and check battery.
9. Proceed with boyfriend's directions. Battery is corroded with cauliflower looking debris around knobs, think to self "that can't be good.".
10. Call sister, freak out.
11. Sister calls brother in law, who comes to the rescue.
12. Brother in law shows up, lifts me over fence to check on back door, find it locked.
13. Brother in law drives on grass to jump car. Car jumps. Best thing to happen all morning.
14. Brother in law's maintenance man comes to break door knob and let me in and then proceeds to replace door knob and lock. (No worries, checked with friend before I did this to her house).
15. Drive to NTB. When getting battery replaced, told that one of my tires is leaking air and the others are bald and will more than likely pop in the next long drive. Freak out.
16. Buy new battery + new tires + oil change = 2 hour long wait.
Needless to say I didn't make it in to work until 2 pm. Looks like I'll be making up some of that time this weekend. Awesome.
I could use a big glass of wine and a good tear jerker movie to just let all my frustrations out.
I guess they say when it rains it pours. Atleast now I have new tires and a new battery and my friend has a new door knob.
I hope this weekend is better than today was.
Yay: an awesome brother in law
Dang: see above.
(side-note: boyfriend not able to come rescue me b/c of his stupid job and a project due at noon, he tried his hardest to do his rescuing over the phone though so thank you boyfriend)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
This past weekend was the perfect summer in texas weekend! I went with some friends to New Braunfels, Texas for a weekend of floating the river and general relaxation. We stayed at a hill country house near Gruene, Texas. It has the most perfect patio with a fire pit and a bbq picnic area, and two other patios, one with an outdoor stone fire place and another with a chiminea. The house was definitely set up for outdoor entertaining. Friday night we relaxed around the fire (yes it got chilly enough to warrant a fire). Saturday we floated the Comal river. It was pretty crowded but that didn't stop us. We floated twice and it was wonderful! I even managed to not get sunburned, but have the perfect amount of sun. Go me! (if you know me then you know thats a fete hard to accomplish for I am one pasty woman). That night we enjoyed a dinner at Gristmill (I got the chicken fried stead, a departure from my diet and well worth it!). Then we trekked to a bar called Tavern on the Gruene and listened to some down home country band and hung out for a while (by trek I mean we walked a mile to get there, yes walked, but it was a nice evening). Sunday Patrick and I headed to Boerne to attend a cook out at his dad's house. We stayed till late in the day but were able to get some quality time in with his family.
Overall it was a fan-tastical weekend!
To recap on the past week: I attended two astros games - 1. with my friend Cindy from hs and her hubby and new baby girl Haylee (who is so precious). We ate at ninfa's before the game and then sat in great seats right above home plate! It was a joy to see them and i'm glad they made time to visit me during their vacay :) 2. with patrick's firm, open bar, free food, need i say more?
On the plate for this week: Girls HH; casino night with patrick's firm (possibly) AND working out everyday. Leave for vacay in t-minus 27 days and def not in bikini body, not even close.
Sorry I didn't take many pics this past weekend and those that I did didn't turn out well..will hopefully have some from a friend soon!
Yay: finally having a little color on my face and legs, and realizing that my hair is a lot blonder than i thought (yes naturally blonder than i thought it was, since i haven't seen the real color oh since sophomore year of hs, eek).
Dang: new shoes = two gigantic blisters on my heels. bummer.