Each day is a little easier

Yesterday was a good day. Hit my macros, went to the gym, got a ton of stuff done. I went to bed relatively early Monday night (10 pm), and was up by 8 am yesterday. And I woke up awake, alert, and motivated. I didn’t screw around on my phone or watch TV for two hours. I got up, made coffee, and got to work. By the time I had to leave for lunch with my parents I had most of my to do list done.

I made the mistake of going to the gym to run after lunch, and that was a bad idea. Lunch was too heavy and I almost threw up. So I canned the run and went for a brisk walk. Something is better than nothing, right? And at least I didn’t completely throw in the towel. I just changed the goal to something more realistic (that wasn’t going to make me hurl all over the treadmill).

Came home and spent some time with Mike. We’re watching old seasons of Mountain Monsters. This show is stupidly hysterical. Mike calls it redneck Scooby-Doo. He’s not entirely wrong. What I can’t figure out is if the cast is in on the fix or if they think that all of this is real. Mike almost lost it when the one guy says “who is that guy in the black cloak?” and I yelled “your executive producer!” Mike then pointed out it probably wasn’t the EP, but probably someone lower on the totem pole, like a grip. (What, exactly, is a grip anyway? What do they do? These are the burning questions that I have.)

Today I need to get moving, finish up some stuff around the house, and then job hunt when Mike comes to bed. I’m not holding out hope that I’m going to hear anything from any of the positions that I applied to at my current company. I might be pleasantly surprised, but this is just a hunch I have. They clearly would rather lose talented candidates to other companies because they want to keep them where they are and not let them advance. I’ve asked around, and despite what I was told when I was hired on, it’s apparently incredibly hard to break out of the stores, or even move up within the stores. Know what that means? Time to go. I didn’t waste all of that time in school to do what I could have done with a bachelor’s degree if there’s no hope of going anywhere.

Another thing on the agenda today is I’m getting the third of the three forward helix piercings. They only had the jewelry for two of them last time, so I’m headed back today for number three. There’s not a whole lot else I want to do (or realistically can do) to my ears. I jokingly said I’m going to get my tongue pierced while I’m on vacation, and I’m honestly thinking that that might be a fun idea. I wonder if I’m not too old for something like that. Those in the know that I’m considering it are encouraging it. My mother would lose her mind. That might be fun to see.

We’re also tossing around the idea of heading down to Williamsburg for our vacation at the end of October. We normally do Gettysburg, but we’re running into the problem that we’ve done literally every ghost tour there. And we’re kind of in the mood for something different. I’ve been looking at hotels, at there are relatively cheap ones out there. We don’t need luxury. We’ll spend all day on the grounds, and just be at the hotel really after dinner. I’m really looking forward to getting out of town for a few days and unwinding and spending some time with Mike doing things that we enjoy doing. No responsibilities, no work, just me him and some history. I’ve never been down there during the fall so I bet it would be a lot of fun, especially with the town all decorated for Halloween. I think we can make this work.

I’m going to try and put together a faves and fails post for sometime this week. Lots of books and music in the mix this month.

Well that’s all I’ve got today. I need to get moving if I want to get everything done before Mike gets home. I hope you all have a great day. Halfway through the week already! Stay safe out there.

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