Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunshine in a Cloud of Rain

It started as a typical day for me. And by the end of the day I had wished it ended in a typical day.
I had planned on going to the gym and I dragged someone with me. Woke up the angry dragon from a nap, seriously would have rather battled a dragon than wake up this friend again. Or as I said next time cattle prod.

I had been putting off going to the gym. But I needed to as I have been experiencing some shoulder pain so need to work my shoulder out.

I'm a 1 mile on the elliptical the lifting weights type of a girl. This day I went 1.6 miles before heading to lift weights cause I was with someone... And this is why I prefer the gym alone. After the third weight stationed I was abandoned.

I did five pull ups which I was VERY excited. I didn't use as much help as the first time I did a pull up. But I'm working on doing a pull up on my own. Five after doing 30 reps of 5 different machines that do upper body. So yes I was excited!

I had planned all day to make hamburgers. Hamburgers with caramelized onions. Oh you know the kind with whiskey and brown sugar ooh yes those kind of caramelized onions.

I had enough for 2. So my workout buddy and myself would have hamburgers.

Long story short one yummy hamburger was made and the other ended up on the floor. I cried.

Don't mess with my food!! This is a type of girl I am. If you go to take food off my plate you might come back with a fork in your hand... My food!!!

I ended up in a crumpled mess in the kitchen. I wanted to cry, yes that is how serious it was, but my body wouldn't let me.

My workout buddy left and returned with a strawberry soda float, hamburger, and fries from a local drive in.

There was my sunshine in the cloud of rain. All it took was a soda float. Yup I'm that simple.

Now if the rest of the week could go well...  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Expectation VS Reality

As I sat down and took a glorious sip of a Salted Carmel Mocha I had hoped the power of Starbucks could lift the weight off my shoulders.

I had set myself up in a little nook and began updating my iPad. Responding to emails as I enjoyed my coffee.

I expected the downloads to occur quickly.  In reality it took over an hour and a half!! The new operating system decided to download on it's on, not asking me as I knew I didnt have the time.

I had only allotted an hour at Starbucks.  It was enough time for me to finish a cup of coffee, check the things online I needed to check, and update apps on my iPad.

As the time ticketed on I began to kiss away the other things I needed to do. A friend had lent me their car so I could do x, y, and z and here I was stuck on y. Oh yes I completed x before Starbucks.

I've been having issues lately with expectation versus reality.

This is not 100% my fault but I could do things to help the process. While things are not always in my control,  I can help them along.

Ok, take a deep breath :)

It will be ok