NaBloPoMo Reflections

by Lisa on Wednesday: Nov 30, 2011

It’s the last day of NaBloPoMo, and I made it! Being that I just started this blog, this was my first time attempting this challenge, and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it, so I’m pretty proud of myself that I stuck to it. Some things I learned over the course of the past month:

– Coming up with blog topics every single day is hard
– I much prefer to just ramble about my day and my thoughts rather than have a focused subject for each post
– The above is probably something I need to work ou
– Blog hops are the best, and I will continue doing them
– I’d really like to create my own blog template and domain so that I have more control over everything

I probably won’t blog tomorrow, but I know after this past month that I’m dedicated to continuing this little project I’ve started.

Tuesday Ramblings

by Lisa on Tuesday: Nov 29, 2011

After feeling drained of energy yesterday, I decided to go to bed a little earlier than usual, take some Nyquil and try to catch up on sleep. It worked and I got a decent amount of sleep, but when I woke up this morning, I was in a thick Nyquil haze. Much like yesterday, I didn’t wan to get up at all. Once the haze wore off though, around lunchtime, I got an unexpected burst of energy and decided to use it.

I went home for an early lunch break around 11:30 and spontaneously decided to vacuum the entire apartment – not a small task as we have 1100 square feet and about 95% of it is carpeted. I also did the dishes and picked up the living room and bedroom and still had a little time to spare before coming back to the office. That’s the kind of lunch break I enjoy: highly productive.

I’m really hoping our new tv gets delivered today. They attempted delivery yesterday, but didn’t leave it because no one was home. That’s the problem with ordering online – both of us work full time so we need UPS to leave our packages outside the door. Lately, this has been a problem for some reason, either because they want signatures (for things from amazon? really?) or because they get left at our apartment building’s office, which means we have to wait until the manager is in there and then pick them up. Last night, we got a notice that we had a package in the office and I had to wait in line for 15 minutes before I could get in there and grab it. Very annoying.

Thankfully Tuesday is almost over and we’re nearly halfway through the week!

Need… more… energy

by Lisa on Monday: Nov 28, 2011

I followed through on what I posted yesterday and woke up today at 6:30 for Zumba. Man, did I ever not want to get out of bed or do anything this morning. I was tired, but it wasn’t the kind of tired where I wanted to just go back to sleep. I just didn’t WANT to do anything. Maybe it was knowing that the long weekend and the holiday I had been looking forward to were over. Maybe it was the fact that it was Monday morning at 6:30, and I have a full week ahead of me. In any case, I did get up and I did do Zumba, but it did not feel good today. And evey now as the work day is about to finally end, I’m still exhausted and can’t wait to get back into bed tonight.

On the plus side, D found out last night that one of his short stories just got accepted for publication at an online magazine! He was super excited and so was I. He’s a very talented writer and he’s worked long and hard on his stories. Just this past year he’s started having success getting them published and I’ve been encouraging him and helping him out as much as possible. I’m very excited for him.

Also, I’ve been making good progress with my Christmas shopping. I have a list written out of everyone I need to buy for and I’m slowly working my way through it on Amazon. I don’t plan to do a single bit of shopping in an actual store this year, if I can help it. It’s not worth it to have to drive somewhere, spend a half hour looking for parking and get all worked up over all the rude people.

Did anyone find any great cyber monday deals this year? I haven’t been able to find anything I’m looking for on sale for some reason. We did get a decent deal on that TV we ordered over the weekend, but I don’t feel like it was anything extraordinarly special to be qualified as a Black Friday deal. I’ve also been on the hunt for a decently priced Roomba, but haven’t had much luck with that either.

Here’s hoping tomorrow comes with more energy than today!

Why must long weekends go by so quickly?

by Lisa on Sunday: Nov 27, 2011

Here we are… Sunday afternoon and getting ready to get back into the grind. Ugh. The weekend did not last long enough, not even close. I need more days off and time to work on my projcts. Luckily, I did get to start in on some Christmas shopping online today for D. Lots more work to do there, plus I need to get out my Christmas cards this week.

Tomorrow I’ll refocus on eating right and working out 4 times a week. Despite the holiday, I did end up going to the gym 3 times. I haven’t slacked at all on the working out front since I began this project. My only slacking comes from eating badly these days.

So, tomorrow morning I will be up at 6:30 to Zumba and that will hopefully get the week off to a good start.

Only 3 more days left of NaBloPoMo! Are you participating? Or is anyone participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, how are you doing?

Black Friday and the aftermath

by Lisa on Saturday: Nov 26, 2011

Anybody out there score some awesome deals on black friday?

We ended up buying a 42 inch LED HDTV for the living room. We’d been scouting them for quite some time, waiting for the right deal to jump on and we found a pretty good one yesterday. The problem we were having: we have a game room that includes a PS3, which is meant to be played in HD. However, we have a really old TV in there and we’re very much missing out on what we could be experiencing with our games because of it. So, we’re going to move our current HDTV from the living room to the game room and replace the living room TV with this new one.

Today we went to my parent’s house to put up the Christmas tree, which was a ton of fun, but also involved a lot of eating of not so healthy foods. Starting Monday, I’m going to have to get back on the diet train.

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!