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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 5


And the never-ending saga continues...
We found out yesterday that the building manager that I talked to in September about the noise upstairs being unbearable and assured me that we would be able to move out without penalty completely FAILED to put any notes in our file, and didn't contact the person she promised to contact about moving out.  Conveniently (perhaps a little too conveniently?), the new building manager "hasn't been able to get in touch" with the previous manager and so the options we've now been given are to pay $3,000, or just keep paying rent until they re-let the apartment.  Awesome.  
The upstairs neighbour got home around 10:30pm last night, stomped around for a bit and finally went to bed only to get up at 6am this morning and stomp around FOR AN HOUR.  This wouldn't be so bad if my alarm wasn't scheduled to go off at 7:30am.  Tony is going to go over to the office this afternoon and sit down with the manager again and take the audio[...]
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


OMG, I don't know what the hell I've been doing this week.... oh right, emergency root canal and implant surgery.  Nonetheless, it is time for me to get my butt back in gear!  And it's going to start tomorrow morning, not sure if I'm going to do the Arlington group's run at 8:00 or the tri team's hash run at 10:15.. I missed the Arlington group last Saturday b/c of PMP exam, so I kinda want to do that.. BUT... 10:15 is awfully appealing as well.  Either way, I am definitely going to the [cold, outside] bike ride on Sunday.. I already emailed the coach and said I'd be happy to pair up with a newer member who needs a ride buddy, so I'm kinda on the hook for that.
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December 19, 2014
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Plan on a longer lunch run today.

-Update-
10 miles today. Watched a Trek movie. Not a lot going on at the office today.
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 2

Yesterday morning when I woke up, I did not want to be here. I wanted to be at home with my chair to prop up my feet with a cat on my lap. By mid morning, I remembered why I love it here so much. It is so beautiful. We are high on a hill with jungle around us and a beautiful view of the ocean on two sides of the house. Birds come and pluck insects out of the pool in the morning and monkeys howl as they pass by. Fresh papaya and pineapple with eggs and black beans for breakfast, fresh fish for dinner, and cerveza and peanuts in between. It definitely does not suck!

On the foot front: I took drugs last night before bed and it made a world of difference. Today, I'm wearing my boot hoping that it will keep it calmed down. I don't feel like I did that much on it yesterday, but the concrete here takes a toll quickly.
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 0

Full body, 2 sets, try for 8-12 reps
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December 19, 2014
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Yesterday at our team lunch I had even MORE of an epiphany about how great my work situation is. Christine had each of us say one thing we loved about each of the other gals on the team - this is probably only something you can do with an all-female group - but the sentiments and thoughts were so genuine and touching, I surprisingly loved it. A lot of the compliments to me were about how drama-free and even-keeled I was; I don't get worked up about a whole lot (positive or negative) and that is such an asset to our team. My boss said this to me in my performance review as well and it is probably the best professional compliment I've ever received. I work hard to be drama free and get done - it's so nice to have that noticed.
Anyway after that, she gave a little speech about how each of us were such STARS to her and how much she appreciates all that we do and how we've really gelled as a team into more than just co-workers - and that as a team full of STARS, we can do anything. She[...]
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


Sleepy. We had a little cuddle bunny join us in bed around 4:30.  After about an hour of her being awake an intermittent crying I went and got her. I asked her if she wanted to come sleep with me and she nodded her head.  Too cute.  
There was a viral video last week or the week before of a mom napping with her baby and all the things the baby was doing to her.  Felicity does these to me.  It takes a while for her to settle so she pinches me, sticks her fingers in my mouth, sometimes up my nose, sometimes pulls my hair ... sounds wonderful doesn't it?  Though somehow in the morning Darren and I are both smiling about how cute she is when she's sleeping.  
I just love the way she'll cuddle into me.  I know that I am the safest place in the world for her.  It's awesome. 
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


Nate's company party was nice last night. His current crop of employees are a good group of people. Tonight we're taking the kids to the Nutcracker, today is the last day of school. I have GOT to finish the painting I'm working on before I do anything else today, but I'd also like to squeeze in a short bike ride if I can.
Up to my eyeballs in workshop registrations. I've got three sessions almost full, which is GREAT, but handling all the paperwork and checks and emails is enough to make me wish I had a secretary ;)
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


Holiday party at my neighbor's house tonight. Fa lalalala-la-la-la-la! Need to be awake and conscious for at least some of it.
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December 19, 2014
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And the minute by minute countdown has begun!  We are inside due to rain today, so far the kids are pretty calm, but the ones we have now are PRE-party, we will have some POST-party kiddos a litte later, I'm sure there will be a difference!  Done with kids at 11:35, but I have to stay and do crossing guard duty at 1:15 and then I. am. out. of. here.  I am sooooooooooooo soooooooooo looking forward to my break, best part of being a teacher!

 
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 3

Feel worse today than yesterday and this just plain sucks. Took today off and am just going to rest. No bike riding for me
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 4


"Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you." Wil Rose
Secret Santa and dept lunch happened yesterday. I received trail mix, M&M's and beer. Santa really does know me. Now I need to run off all this stuff! I have the willpower of Veruca Salt.
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 0

50 mins of TRX Suspension Training. Phase 3 - Interval Training, Week 10, Day 4
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 3


6:32am:  Friday!  And another work-from-home day, which I mightily appreciate.  Yesterday I spent most of the day working through some training videos (difficult at the office because I get interrupted so much) and really learned a lot.  Today I'll do much the same, I think.  One thing I do miss -- my space heater!  Not that it's all that cold in the house, but there's something comforting about the warm air keeping me nice and cozy.
Workout once I'm done here and then hoping for a vaguely productive evening instead of just plopping myself down in front of the TV to veg out for the night.
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How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life - and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?
— Nathani[...]
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December 19, 2014
Inspires : 10


Plan called for an hour on the bike, but once again no PDF was given.  Sorry, I am doing this as cheaply as I can  I am not buying all these workouts.  I did have my alarm set to get up and ride with a different workout but when it went off I told it to shut up (really) as I turned it off.  Given the poor sleep the rest of the week this was the smarter call.
So my meat eating child came home from her boyfriends house last night and reheated her Swedish meatballs.  I really wouldn't care--except when she left the bowl in the dishwasher she never rinsed it.  I found it when I was putting my juice glass in.  Was going to move the bowl to the other rack but first had to scrape out the dried meat stuff from it.  Looked like dog food.  GROSS.
TGIF.
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