Friday, July 29, 2016

Five on Friday #86


Things that have happened this week:

What you don't see on the left (well, you can see a leg) is that I bought an outside dog bed that they REFUSE to use.


Icing my knees at work on Thursday morning, post run.

"Where are you sleeping, Mom and Dad?  I found my spot." Love, Meri

And for the final social media post of this photo:
The cutest coworkers I've ever had.


After reading this article by Lara, my only reaction is:  Stay bossy, bitches.

Girls are told to be nice and sit down and look pretty and dammit, I've never been good at any of those things.  I've been told I'm bossy and bitchy and ya know what?  I'm PERFECTLY OK with those traits.  I will not apologize for who I am.  Take it or leave it, but get the hell out of my way.

This feeds directly into a situation I found myself in on Thursday morning:

I cut off the comments and likes on purpose, but I will tell you there were 5 likes.  They were all women.  I'm not calling out my male friends, but maybe I am a little bit.  2016 seems to be the year of discomfort.  Race, politics, international issues (refugees), we're feeling everything this year.  I don't like dealing with things that uncomfortable to me, but it has to happen for growth to occur. 


Teh German and I discussed our return to crossfit.  It's been decided that after checking out the crossfit gym closest to our house to see if they have showers, we may start going there.  Really, it's only about 5-10 minutes from the house, but we'd go to the AM class to get it out of the way first thing.

I had seen a photo of a friend on FB who has started crossfit and she often posts about her crossfit sessions which kinda peer pressures me.  Also, Twin Dad likes to tell me about his workouts and mostly, I don't miss it.. but I also realize that the pain I experienced is because I was doing it to myself.  I don't need to impress anyone.  I can lift lower weights and be satisfied and not hurt myself and not feel like I've been hit by a Mac truck.  I explained this to Teh German and he agreed.

When Teh German said he was super fit when he was doing crossfit, I agreed and said I was totally ok with that.  He said, but I'm not super fit anymore and you still love me.  I confirmed this as well.  I know that he enjoys working out and he hasn't really been doing that since he was injured and stressed and lazy.

Teh German did admit that our runs this week in the AM weren't nearly as bad as he had expected them to be and he wasn't as tired as he thought he would be.  He also liked that the workout was out of the way and he had his afternoons to not feel guilty about sitting on his ass.  It's like he's agreeing with all the things I've been saying for months, so you can imagine the satisfaction I'm getting from this.

Mostly, I'm excited about this because my spare tire hasn't been very sparing lately.  In fact, it likes to make itself present in photos and in the morning when I'm picking out my clothes.  Food choices aren't helping, but it's currently fat week and I have no regrets about the peanut butter frozen hot chocolate I had for breakfast this morning.


I'm still amazed at the way people act in real life.

(Really, it's been a busy week and there was not much time for the internet.  Whatevs.)


10 things that made me happy this week:
  1. Teh German.  It's been a very sappy/cutesty week for us and I know that every week won't be like this (despite how much I'd love that), so I've been very appreciative of the extra love this week.  
  2. Easy dinners.
  3. Meri and Phil coming to work with me today.
  4. Plans to go to NC and getting to see Teh WJL.
  5. Teh German's motorcycle clutch breaking in the garage instead of when he was out.
  6. The 3 hummingbirds that frequent our feeder.
  7. Company.  We're having some contract drama, but they are ensuring that we get paid rather than having to lay us off until the drama is corrected.
  8. Autopayment options for bills. 
  9. Planning our 1 year anniversary celebration.
  10. Liane Moriarty's new book on audiobook for commute entertainment.

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


  1. I guess laying down on the grass/concrete is far superior than a comfy be, I bet that's what is going on here. LOL. Charlie does that where he'll lay on the tile BESIDE his nice comfy bed and I always ask him what the hell?! When you have a nice bed I bought for you, WHY?! But I digress, so long as they're happy.

    Meri looks quite happy with herself on the bed. I bet she was none too please to have to move. :) Can you take your dogs to work all the time? I'd LOVE to do that but it'd never happen here, unless I had them deemed service dogs. But I don't think that'd be too productive for me as I'd be constantly under my desk petting and kissing them.

    Glad to hear your man's clutch didn't go while riding, SHIT!

    Have a great weekend homie! ;)

  2. Awwww I want to bring Mac to work!!! Bought he would just demand pets all day and I wouldn't get anything done. Sort of like at home. This sure is the year of discomfort. Everyone is offended by everything and it is getting old. What I don't understand is why as women we are expected to be a certain way or act a certain way that is different from our male coworkers. It is ludicrous.

  3. Thanks for the shout out! I'm you, stay bossy

  4. CrossFit itimidates the hell out of me. More power to you both. I find it hilarious that your dogs are avoiding the bed! Mine fight over the smallest one....they are ridiculous.


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