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December 3, 2016
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New Canopy and Crane bedding arrived. Love it. No more blanket, sloppy king cases or top sheet!

Date night with Jo and Bill to celebrate Jo's bday! I hope she likes her little present I got her. Should be fun night!
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December 3, 2016
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Fireplace assembly - core strength
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December 3, 2016
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I'm not gonna lie - I'll ride my bike in any weather, cold or snow, but I'm sort of sick of riding in cold wind this week. Have a three hour ride on the schedule today, and I'm going to head down the hill to ride with Megan. Figure it will be more tolerable if I ride with someone, and if I head down to where it might be 10 degrees warmer than it is up here! We're waiting until 1:00, so we get the warmest weather. Sun's out, so there's that! 
In the meantime, painting while Owen hangs out in the playroom. Win.
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December 3, 2016
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Work has been CRAZY. We deployed new laptops and the number of help desk calls have skyrocketed (no surprise there). I probably spend 75% of my day talking to users and troubleshooting problems and explaining the new stuff. It isn't awful, by any means, but it's a switch from my usual. And it's DRAINING for me. I get home and I practically melt into the couch. 
I have a long weekend ahead of me -- Monday through Wednesday are vacation days for me (use 'em or lose 'em). Nothing too special going on except Wednesday, when I'm taking my parents to see Hamilton (!!!!) which I'm totally excited about.
I wish the sun would come out. The cold weather is expected -- it *is* December -- but the sun would make it so much easier to take.
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December 3, 2016
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3 rounds SOF PT Wk 1, Sat
+ 1 round with Conner
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December 3, 2016
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Piyo: week 1

Define: Lower Body
Core
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December 2, 2016
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Cold snowy day. Wish enough snow would land to make things fatbikeable, but not looking like that will materialize. 
Painting and updating my website right now, will hit the gym for core and weights before I get the kids. Nate has been out of town and gets back tonight, that should make life a little bit easier. Doing the kid activity shuffle when he's out of town is always a little crazy! 

Same core routine as last week, but I did part of it at the gym and so I also did some upper body weights and pull-ups as well. Left my legs alone, since they're already plenty tired from riding this week ;)

1. lumbar spine press 30 sec
2. 50 x R + L heel touches, lumbar spine flat
3. arch x 10 slow breaths
4. 200 x bicycle kicks
5. plank 1 min w/ L + R leg raise for 3 breaths
6. 30 x bird dog + 10 x L + R same side
7. 12 x R + L step ups
8. arrow (warrior pose) 10 breaths L + R
9. superman 5 x 5 seconds
10. hip hikes 20 each side
11. 10 pushups
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December 3, 2016
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50 burpee pull-ups
50 sit-ups
50 squats
50 dips
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December 2, 2016
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Kind of lazy night. I was going to walk on the treadmill but just curled up with Bentley instead.
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December 3, 2016
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Leg felt better today so I thought I would try the bike.  We'll see how it feels later, but I did sweat chlorine from all the swimming.
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December 3, 2016
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Leadership training at church today.  Will be back late cause AI still have to do the 21DFX Dirty 30.

PiYo Strong Legs
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December 2, 2016
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Annual home tour with my sissys. Drove the new car! Loved the Navigation...so easy to use vs Dave's in the jeep! Was fun dressing up in a skirt and wearing make-up again. Lol. Two days in a row...might be a record.

Got home much later than planned and threw more lights up, then helped Dave with the Thai pizza collapse in the oven (became a Thai calzone!) and then we ate. Should have run short, but didn't. Lame.
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December 3, 2016
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Such a crazy week but somehow we still made good progress in spite of our web crashing amongst other things. Lots of drama with my team which finally came to head when I learned of some bad behavior by employee that put us at great risk even though I had given warnings about just that and so I dismissed her yesterday. It leaves me in an almost desperate situation but keeping her on was false comfort. She was getting paid to do nothing and there was too much risk. So that means it'll be even more insanely busy for the remainder of the year. No clue what I'll do in January when I'm supposed to be on holidays!!?

And in other news... Double our pleasure!!


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December 2, 2016
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• Foam rolled and stretched
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December 2, 2016
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So my job of 4 months is being eliminated. This is after I quit my job of 12 years to take this one. I have 2 months to find something within the firm. I don't have the willpower to go through this . Merry Christmas to me!

This came out of nowhere. My manager kept on repeating how it was not my performance, that the executives thought I was working very hard but that the department is going through reorganization. Just feel like I am getting screwed.

Goodbye.
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