Nope. This morning working out is not working out. I have to somehow change my sleeping cycle. Maybe some research is in order this weekend on how to get up earlier. I vaguely remember blogging about this way way way back, apparently it didn’t work then either.
There were no falls this morning and I was able to get out of the house on time for work. 2 big pluses. A couple of meetings today a missed lunch date with Warren G. Not sure what it is about Fridays but they seem twice as long to get done. I was able to get all my work done today which is nice, I don’t have to worry about a plate of work waiting from me on Monday. Blah blah blah, work.
I hit the gym after work, it was full of 20 somethings and obvious new year resolutioners. I didn’t have much time so I did 8 mins of elliptical, stretched out for 10 mins, then went back to the elliptical to finish up. There are only 3 machines and the only open one was in the center. A guy to the left and 20something girl on the right. She was just getting set up, putting her headphones in, adjusting the workout when I came over. When she saw I was going to use the machine beside her she unplugged and went to the other side of the gym. Now I might be making a big deal of this, but it seemed like she didn’t want to work out next to me. It struck me as odd. The gym was pretty busy, and if she really wanted to work out on that machine she should have. I don’t care who is next to me, I’m there to bust my ass so I can get home. I just realized that was a really stupid story.
Tonight will be movie night. Not sure which ones quite yet. Cheers to freekin’ weekend.
Ok, so I didn’t go to the gym this morning. Alarm clock went off at 6:50, hit snooze, went of at 7, hit snooze again. I couldn’t drag my ass out of bed for the life of me. A hot shower is really the only thing that motivates me to get out of bed in the first place.
I didn’t want to wake up my family so I kept all the lights off as I left my room. Our new house is all stairs, it actually reminds me a lot of this:
Anyways, it was very dark, and I thought I knew where the first step down was. I was wrong, thank god for the railing. I nearly biffed it down 10 stairs to the hardwood below. I was so confident in our our old house that I could close my eyes and get anywhere I needed to go. I think it was part repetition part muscle memory. It’s going to take me some time before I get that here. Anyways, the near fall scared me enough to vow to never walk around the house without the lights on, who cares if I wake the family up. Safety first.
Work day was busy but went quite fast. I think the secret is finding ways to have fun. We have a lot of laughs when we’re not in meetings.
I’ve been watching a lot of movies I’ve seen before. This is not typical of me but I’m enjoying watching some of my favs. The other day it was Oceans 11, today it was Forgetting Sarah Marshall which was hilarious. I forgot how funny it was. TV has been pretty sucky lately so I’ve turned to my vast digital collection of TV and movies.
All in all, a pretty good day. Lets see if I can get up and hit the gym tomorrow morning. Nite.
Back to work after a much needed vacay. It was pretty quiet, half the staff are still off until next Monday. The highway was slippery today, but it didn’t bother me much. I have kick ass winter tires and grip the road oh so nice. Still took me 30 mins to get in. I have sirius satellite radio, so Howard Stern keeps me company every day. I tell ya, the $18/month for the subscription is so worth it now that I’m in car for over an hour a day.
I was hoping my new Nikon 18-105mm lense came in the mail today. I need it for the photography class I’m taking on Mondays. I’m so pumped to finally learn how to use my new DSLR. If you remember, this was something on my bucket list. Soon I’ll cross it off.
I was hoping to hit the gym tonight, but that will not happen. I’m nice and cozy at home, I’m not leaving. Tomorrow I’ll try going before work, Oh god this is going to be tough, especially if I have a bad night and need 2 pills tonight. In the morning I’m so stoned, only a long shower will wake me up.
Other than that, nothing to exciting. Oh I say a guy that had 2 thumbs on one hand. That’s all. I’ll let you know tomorrow if I make to the gym. I sure hope I do. Night.
I’m not making a big deal about this, but I’m trying this journal-ling thing again. I spent sometime on the weekend reading my posts from back in 2008, it felt like a whole other life. I’m not longer a business owner, meaning I have little stress in my life. I have more time at night to reflect on my day, more time to spend on doing the things that I love, more time to be me. Mentally, really haven’t felt this good in a long long time. Physically, I am feeling really shitty. I’m sure my blogs will reflect some of the chronic pain that I’ve been dealing with. It just plan sucks. Most people don’t know about what I endure, I think only my wife does. The nights are the worst, probably amplified because when I lay down to sleep and I’m no longer doing anything, my body shifts focus to my left leg and says “hey, remember me? I’m really f’d up and you ignore me during the day. Now I’m going to give you hell.” That seems pretty theatric, but it’s how I feel 99% of the time. If my leg was a cat, it would look like this.
Anyways, I hate to bitch and moan about it. It’s New Years day, and I have a whole wonderful year ahead of me. I should feel blessed!
Now about my day: I pretty much did nothing, woke up late, laid in bed and worked on my website for an hour or two. Had lunch, caught up on some TV and watched Oceans 11. I wanted to go to the gym but thought it would be to crazy from all the ppl with the new years resolution (that they’ll never keep).
I think that’s a good start for the year. I’ll leave it at that for now. Night!
Yesterday was dominated by client problems. One doesn’t want to pay her bill after we created a design for her. She doesn’t understand that ever though she doesn’t like what we provided we still did the work and need to be paid. The design we created was exactly as described, professional and well thought out. I told her that we would continue to work on the design for her until she was happy. They didn’t want to proceed because they had a personal problem with one of my staff. Complete bullshit. I think I’m becoming more and more jaded as I get older. At this point I don’t really care if she stays or not. In fact I’d rather not deal with her any more.
Anyways, the other client it upset at our response time for making updates. I have to call him this morning to discuss with him that 4 hours for and update is very quick and he shouldn’t expect any faster service unless it’s an emergency. Ugh.
That’s ll for wok stuff. I’ve been catching up on true blood, watched 3 eps last night. I forgot how good that show is, and while I loved it in the first place.
I have to pick up my new motorcycle jacket today. Looks like a really nice weekend, hope I can get out for a scoot!
Time to get out of bed and be productive. Big day ahead!
It’s 9:20 and I think I’m ready for bed. I’ve had a really shitty time sleeping lately, doubling up on my medication for my back. Some days when I wake up I so drugged I need a shower to snap out of it. I’m scared I’m not going to wake up one morning, holy shit that’s such a morbid thought! Anyways I should be hearing about my surgery soon. It’s been 6 months since I saw the doc. I called a few weeks back and they said the wait list is 6 to 8 months. It’s going to hurt like a bitch, but be totally worth it.
Not much happened at work today. I’ve been dodging a nightmare client and had to finally had to deal with them. They haven’t paid they’re initial bill so I used that against them. Told them it was our policy not to do any work until we get paid. Seems to be a pretty good excuse:)
Anyways, I’m gunna watch tosh.0 then off to bed. Night peeps.
Just a quick post. I’m in Saskatoon for a conference and had the urge to to write. I’ve set up an instagram feed and set up a twitter account that will send out links for each post.
Anyways I want to update my bucket list. Looks like a jumped the gun on a few thing, I did not give blood nor did I throw a bottle with a note in it into the ocean. I have no idea why I checked them off. Here’s the updated list.
Get my license and buy motorbike (YAY! I did it. I got my learners license and bought a honda ruckus, more on this later)
15. Learn to play guitar (sort of working on this, I now have a guitar but it’s incredibly difficult to learn)
Learn to surf (not very well, but I took a lesson, and stood up)
- Publish a book
- Travel to a third world country to help (drill a well, build a school, or something of that sort)
- Go a whole week without touching an electronic device
- Take each of my boys on a vacation separately
- Learn another language
- Learn CSS (programming language)
- Visit New York
- Travel to Asia
- Snorkel near the great barrier reef
- Run a marathon (half would be ok:)
- Learn how to properly use my digital SLR camera
- Donate blood
- Shoot a hole in one
- Cook an entire (special) meal for my family
Volunteer at a homeless shelter
- Get a Tattoo
- Arm wrestle a stranger (and win)
- Sing karaoke alone in front of strangers
- Give an (inspiring) spontaneous toast in front of friends and family
- Write a note with my contact information, seal it up in bottle and throw it in the middle of the ocean
- Be an extra in a movie
- Visit every province in Canada and every state in the USA
- Live in Europe for over a year
- Meet a celebrity in person that I idolize
- Earn a university degree
- Learn to truly do an ollie on a skateboard
- Take dance lessons
That’s it for today. Time to shower and get ready for the day. Later peeps.
Tonight’s the season finale of Dexter. I’m not sure if I’m going to stay up late enough to watch though. I swear to God, if someone spoils it for me I’m going to lose my mind. I think I’ll purposely avoid Facebook tomorrow just for that reason.
Tomorrow is a big day. I’m meeting with accounting to go over last years books and get everything in shape for year end. Originally it was my responsibility to take care of this, but they know that I’m overwhelmed and have decided to lend a helping hand. Besides, my time is better spent getting new business rather than accounting.
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be scratching the volunteer at a homeless shelter off my list. I’ll be spending most of the afternoon prepping and serving a Christmas supper to those less fortunate. I’m sure this will be quite an eye opener for me. I’ll definitely have something to write about tomorrow night.
I still feel bad about missing the blood donation. Maybe next week someone can drive me down and pick me up over lunch. That would be convenient.
Today wasn’t all that eventful. Without the kiddies at home, I was able to lay around in bed for most of the morning. Watched SNL and wrapped some presents in the afternoon, then out to Balgonie to pick up the kids and have supper.
Not a bad day at all. Should go get ready for bed now. Night!
My lovely wife got a ride home from her party and left my car in the south end. She’s always a very responsible lady, I like that about her. So as you can guess, we needed to go pick the car up in the morning. I found it completely covered in frost. Bullocks! This is the very first time this year that I’ve had to scrape the windows. I’m lucky I actually had a scraper in the trunk.
We split the kids and each went shopping for those final gifts. Ashton and I hit Cornwall Centre, which was surprisingly not that busy. We found what we needed and got the hell out of there. A few more stops then came home for lunch. I tried some white cheddar macaroni from Sobey’s hoping it would be as good as the presidents choice brand. Sadly I was mistaken.
Drove the boys out to Balgonie at 4, had a quick visit, then came home to rest before the house party we were going to.
The drink of the night was Crown and coke, something new for me. It was a fondue party straight out of the 70′s. I only knew the hosts and the back of my mind I kept wondering if this was going to turn into a swingers party. Alas, it was not, but we did play some really sick word games. I got to learn a lot about these strangers sex lives while giving me the opportunity to be completely perverted, which apparently I’m pretty good at.
By about 12:45 we were all yawning and decided to shut it down. That was the end of the night.
Not to much to report. Work was typical, meetings, quoted, and putting fires out. Pretty excited for this next short week. I have a feeling it will be quieter and I’ll finally be able to wrap some things up.
I’m looking forward to spending a quiet even on the couch with my 2 favorite boys in the world. Rhonda is out at another party and I’m on parental duty. It’s fine by me, I’m a home body. We’re watching some crappy b-rated Christmas movie ion NetFlix. I think it’s called “The Santa Trap”. Bletch… the boy seem to like it so far.
Once this is over I’m going to watch Contagion. I hope I can sleep after it.