Friday, February 6, 2015

Five Fact Friday

A slow and a fast week all at the same time.  Always happens.  And halleluiah, I am not cooking dinner tonight.  You know what that means....no dishes. Or less dishes. 

1. We did not play outside enough this week.  Lots of cold...some rain.  When this happens, Wyatt starts karate chopping walls and tackling toys.  He is a really calm dude too so it is extra noticeable.  I really do not know how people survive that live not in the south...or in a place where it rains all the time. Do share. How do you not go crazy?

2. After 3 phone calls, 4 meeting requests, and a few emails...I finally had "the talk" at work. We are taking my "list of reasons my role may not be required anymore" to the higher ups to see what they think.  Basically, I am firing myself...but just from my role?  The people I work for are great, they are just entirely too busy and I am entirely not important enough in the big picture, and I know these possible new roles will not happen in a timely manner.  In the mean time, I got a side job for 2 weeks at work and I am absolutely loving the feeling of contributing, being knowledgeable,  and interacting with people (only virtually of course). 

3. I am still waking up voluntarily at 4:30 AM three days a week for my boot camp class.  And you know what? It doesn't hurt anymore.  Even better, I get to shower, dress, put on makeup, and login to work before my littles wake up.  This is a really good feeling.  Maybe even a better feeling than sleeping in.  I know. I wouldn't have believed it either.  The downside. I physically shut down around 9:00 PM.  No more watching 30 minutes of a movie with a cup of hot tea with Hunter.  I stumble to the bathroom to brush my teeth and jump in bed. I have always been a morning person. I have always struggled to stay awake in the evening.  The downside of morning workouts...no recovery time.  I am sore almost every day and physically exhausted from these tough work outs.  I love this boot camp class.  So challenging...every single class. 

4. I have a new strategy.  I am ordering lots of the basics from Amazon Prime in the Monthly Subscribe and Save store.  I am talking toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, granola bars, coconut water, face wash, hand soap, diapers, wipes, on and on.  I got the biggest box from Amazon at my front door.  If I subscribe and save to 5 or more items a month I get 15% off.  Easy peasy.  Their website makes this ordering very manageable.  So far, most of the items I have price compared against are cheaper than the local stores for me.  Baby soap is the only item that has seemed overly expensive from Amazon.  If all this stuff comes to my front door, then I only have to buy perishables from the grocery store and I can save time and money by not going to Wal Mart and Target and buying junk I don't need?  Maybe? Or not?  Time will tell.  There are lots of bloggers that highlight the best Subscribe and Save deals weekly so you can catch the goodies.  Here is one.

5. I have not been very good about taking pictures lately, so here are a few from my nephew's 4th birthday party.  Lots of fun had by all.

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At February 7, 2015 at 9:55 PM , OpenID thegilliamfamily said...

Agh! You've been blogging this whole time! My RSS feed never notified me! You're my hero for doing boot camp! Super mom! Good luck with the work transition. Such cute pics - love Kate's recline

 

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