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To the stars

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

There’s a lot going on in the world. We’ve all heard about it. We’ve all talked about it, written about it, debated it, thought about it. I’ve written before about finding hope in this world and how hard it can be, and it’s true. There’s not a lot of hope in the world right now. So you have to find it where you can.

Last week was rough. Short staffed at work, working long hours to cover shifts, haven’t gotten to see much of Mike as none of our days off, or hell even our shifts, have jived. But. I’ve gotten a bunch of baking done for the party, I’ve gotten a bunch down around the house, and I’ve gotten some good damn workouts in. My weight is the lowest it’s been in…. awhile. It’s frustrating right now though because I have literally weighed the exact (and I mean exact) same thing for three days. Frustrating.

The party is in 13 days. I have a bit more baking that I can do now, some of it I’m going to have to do the day before. I look forward to this party all year. We get all of our friends together and just hang out for a day. Mike cooks, I bake, and the house is full of food and our nearest and dearest. Even my parents put in an appearance during the day to get some food. And then the debauchery starts. We drink, have a bonfire, have fireworks, the whole nine. It’s such a good time, and we have it down to such a science that even with all of the cooking and hosting and everything Mike and I still have a lot of time to just hang out with everyone. I literally cannot wait. And to think that three weeks ago we weren’t sure if this was going to be able to be a thing.

I also can’t wait for a few things this week. Things are finally opening up, so on Wednesday I’m able to get a wax, a haircut, and three (three!) new tattoos. There hasn’t been much to look forward to the last few months, so I’m really excited for this.

This is literally the first time in three months that I’ve felt any kind of excitement. Sure, my mood has been good, but without being able to see friends or go anywhere or do anything, everything has just been going through the motions. It’s so nice to really look forward to something. All of this is exactly what I needed, as I could feel my mood starting to slip a bit, especially with everything that’s been happening at work.

Well, it’s a nice day, so I’m going to go put on a cute dress and run some errands. Possibly see some friends. I got a line on some weights (finally) on Facebook marketplace so I can amp up my workouts. (I currently have two 2lb sets of weights. I need heavier than that for a lot of things. I’m not pushing myself because I just don’t have the equipment. So I found a local guy selling a set of 5s, 8s, and 10s for $70. Done. I’ll go pick them up some time today.)

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