Friday, January 29, 2016

Five on Friday #79


For Birthday #TreatYoSelf (thanks Kathy), I've scheduled the following appointments for the week of my birthday:
  • Dentist
  • Eye doctor
  • Massage
I've needed to go to the dentist for a while and so I figured since it's covered by insurance, why not.  As for the eye doctor, my (almost) daily headaches have persisted despite the depression meds the doctor prescribed to me (if the headaches were stress related, this would help).  I'm going to continue taking the meds for 2 fulls months to see if it helps at all, but when someone suggested eye fatigue from sitting in front of a computer all day, it kinda made sense to me.  But every time I go to the doc, they tell me I have 20/20 vision and send me on my way.  So we'll see how this works out.  I was told when I was in Bahrain that I was well on my way to glasses from staring at a computer screen all day for work, so I guess I really shouldn't be surprised if I have to join my glasses-wearing family.. but dammit, I liked being the family unicorn!

As for the massage.. duh.
I was nice and also purchased a groupon for a massage for Teh German as well.  That way it's NOT a birthday present since I also bought myself one.  I just happened to schedule it on the day after his bday.  I even emailed him the appointment confirmation so he knew I did it (obviously not a birthday surprise/present) and he texted me to ask if it was a scam or if it was real. 


After going to Crossfit 3x this week, my legs are so sore that to put/touch my legs together hurts.  I wish I was kidding.  Rolling Wednesday and Thursday nights almost made me puke a little.  That said, we definitely got our money's worth this week (compared to say.. last week or the week before).

I guess that's what 100 air squats + 50 wall balls (the next day) will get you. 

As if I needed another excuse NOT to run this weekend...


My brain:


18 DAYS until Teh MD-AR arrives in Charleston!!!
19 DAYS until Princess Weekend!!!

We've been planning costumes and food already.  I keep thinking that I'm just meeting Teh MD-AR at Disney, then I remember she's coming to my house and I get SOOOO excited.

There's still a few items I need to pick up for the weekend (which I keep feeling like is next week, not 2 weeks from now).  A container of water, snacks, a shirt for my Stitch costume, a shirt for my Megara outfit, and whatever costume I end up wearing for the 3rd run.  Also, Teh MD-AR decided she was going to be Lilo for her 3rd costume and I'm PUMPED that we are gonna match. 

My goal for costumes was easy and cheap.  I'm thinking Baymax (just buying a hat), Mike Wazowski, or Eva from Wall-E for my 3rd costume.  I also considered Roz from Monsters, Inc, but I'm not sure if just a burgundy sweater and glasses would be enough to recognize my character.

We're already planning on eating at delicious places, like Seasons 52, which Teh Bear always told me about but we never got to visit.  We just need to make some reservations for when we'd like to eat on Disney and we're golden.  We will have the days to pass, so we're up for suggestions on things to do in Orlando that aren't amusement parks and don't cost a mabillionty dollas.

See what I did there?  
PS, it was show you my/our costumes.


Someone on GoodReads messaged me to inquire more about my opinion on Guantanamo Diary.  I was unbearably excited to talk to someone who agreed with me that the book was complete shit.  2 whole pages in a word document excited.  Single spaced.  Let's just say hitting a page count was never a problem for me when I wrote papers for my graduate classes....

My Gentle Readers won't find me talking much about politics, but GTMO is more near and dear to my heart than most other things related to politics.  If you're really interested in a more detailed opinion of the book, let me know and I'll happily send you his questions (which were for a graduate class essay) and my responses.

PS.  I still don't think anyone should ever read that sack of crap.


10 things that made me happy this week:
  1. Finishing a difficult crossfit workout 2 seconds under the prescribed time (that was reduced by 6 minutes) on Tuesday and then successfully climbing the rope (x3) on Thursday!  #likeaboss
  2. Making all the appointments in #1
  3. Delicious leftovers for lunch every day this week.
  4. Ordering a cake for the "February birthdays".. aka MY birthday since that's when we're having it.  #notsorry
  5. Teh German being willing to eat most anything I put in front of him.
  6. FB friends that send me messages about how to remove the FB Trending section from my display.
  7. New tasking at work that is actual work, rather than Linux training.
  8. Kisses after workouts are complete.
  9. My Cold Stone birthday B1G1 coupon.
  10. Meri and Phil being adorable.
I climbed a rope all the way to the ceiling.. WHHHAAATTT???

PS.  I still have NOTHING planned for my 30th bday.  Well, except a chiro appt.  It really sucks when your close friends all live far away.  Looks like I'll just be celebrating my "birthday" at Disney unless someone has an awesome suggestion... :)

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.
Linking up with these ladies since it's FFFFRRRRRRIIIIIIDDDDAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!


  1. Woo hoo for Cold Stone & massages! I think that celebrating in Disney even if it isn't your actual birthday is still pretty awesome! Love the costume ideas.

  2. I want to read the graduate class question and your response. You and I exchanged a couple of messages at the time you read it, but I'd like to read your full editorial opinion. Hey. There's an idea. Send it in to a couple of places to get published!

  3. You climbed the ropes, girl?! Damn! You're and ass and strong af. Those WODS sound awful in a good, sadistic way. I know just exactly how your legs felt.
    Disney doesn't sound bad at all. :) Sounds fun, if you don't have a headache, that is.

    Have a great weekend Hun xo

  4. Are you getting migraines or headaches? I'm a migraine sufferer and I remember hearing once that doctors were subscribing anti-depressants to some patients for it. Luckily I found a medication that works for me, but I feel like I live most days with some form of a headache, which is the worstttttttttt.

    Ugh, your posts are inspiring to start working out again. Kind of.


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