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death and taxes

ha HA! Morning taters :)
Tuesday morning is spin class, and it was a good one today. Jocelyn (of the smily kind and deceptively nice sort who whoops your ass) was instructing and I did some pushups and ab/core/back things after and feel rather fabulous. Sweaty and full of happy endorphins.
Spent last night doing our taxes (oh woo) since today is the deadline to get them sent off...what a lot of time spent just to send in the numbers. We never get much back, but we don't owe either so we just poured ourselves a drink and I wrote and J checked my numbers and we muddled through. I've been thinking a lot lately (after reading a chapter in a particularly well written favourite old book of mine) that taxes and tithes play an important role in society and I will happily pay mine. I've been lucky enough to find a job in the field I trained for and (most days) I love what I do...and I even get paid for it. They can take some taxes and (I hope) make things better for everyone. It…

hooray I survived

Well, after 3 weeks off I was back at it today. Spin and sculpt class. And I didn't die and feel all the better for it, although it was tough. I can tell I've lost a bit of muscle strength.
Between being sick and then the holiday and then killer jetlag with a clingy cold I just wasn't ready for morning workout. But I realized I was dragging out my holidaying and slothing and munching and such and if I didn't get back to it there would be much much to fix (as opposed to just a bit). I have been really non-attentive to my eats and I can last night was a final tasty meal of stuffed pork tenderloin and roast potatoes and some lovely wine to send off the holiday properly and today it is back to the regular healthy life of moi.
And here we are.

And so I must get back to life with a capital L. I have crazy people to wrangle and labs to move. Finally over my jetlag and this cold has given up so I feel human again. I was surprised that we didn't take as many photo…

I'm back baby!

I am home, full of memories and full-on jetlag.
And I still have this dang cold.
But I am happy.
Very happy.
Must dash. I get no time off to recoup and have to jump into work running.
I will post when I get a bit of time...hope you're all doing fantastic :)

wachoo too

Well my throat feels better but my head is still all stuffed up with sneezing and such.
Slept in again to give myself more rest...hoping it will help. Work is insanely busy so I can't miss that so I'm just trying to be good to myself. Takes all the fun out of trip planning though...


Woke up this morning stuffed up with a raw throat so I slept in an  hour, made some oatmeal and some lemon honey tea before coming in to work. Did not relish the thought of gasping for air in spin class.
Hopefully the rest will do me good. I'll try and take it easy for a few days and rest up...with any luck I'll be on the mend before we leave. Holidays are no fn when you're sick.


This weekend was lovely. I spent it relaxing with J. Yes I could have gotten more done, but his last episode went to air friday night and after watching and celebrating with the crew he was free for the first time in about 2 months to just relax with no worries. Had the time to cook some wonderful meals, go out for walks, started another batch of lemoncello and even got out dancing saturday night. Sunday we got to see the Oz film, which was gorgeous. J and I both read the books a lot as kids so we really enjoyed it. Drank a bit too much wine over the weekend (I need to not undo all my hard work with drinks on the weekends) but other than that, it was charming. I went in to the weekend stressed out and not feeling myself. I've come out of it feeling refreshed and back to me again.
Unfortunately I woke up this morning with a sore throat and croaky voice out of nowhere so it seems I may be coming down with a cold, but if I'm lucky I'll get over it by saturday when we leave (!…


Still busy. Popping in for a quick log.
It's snowing again. I have nothing left to say about that.

This morning was spin and sculpt class. Most excellent.
And now...full day.
Gotta run :)

Busy. Gah!

SO busy, but wanted to log.
Did crazy spin class with yelly Mel and some ab stuff after.
Gotta go!

Much much later:
Wow. What an insane day.
Had more duties added to my crazy time with many people moving and new equipment and packing...and...yeah. Just a little busy. Add to that the fact that I am mega stiff from yesterday and today and I must's bedtime :)

no show

Again with the no sculpt instructor. Given her stellar  track record of not showing up I do not think she will be on the summer and fall schedule. She teaches a wicked class...when she actually shows up. Pity.

So it was make your own workout again with classroom gear. I winged it with 3 rounds of:

25 good mornings (18Lb bar)
20 bent rows (18 Lb bar)
12 dragon curtsey squats (10 Lb dumbell)
10 full burpees
20 bicep curls (10 Lb dumbells)
12 one legged deadlifts, each side (12 Lb dumbell)
20 overhead shoulder press (18 Lb bar)
15 overhead tricep extensions (12 Lb dumbell)
20 deep squats (12 Lb dumbell)

Then 26 minutes on the hill program of the elliptical followed by 40 hanging crunches and 40 back extensions. Done and done. :)
Now it's another day of moving and packing at work. Lots more new gear coming in.
Must dash. :)

Lets spin baby, lets spin

Ah. Lazy evening. It was nice. Knitted. Read. Futzed about.
This morning I came in to workout and it was spin class with yelly Mel and holy mama did we work out today. Sweaty crazy 45 minutes of spin madness.
Yup, it was a solid workout, after which I did a few core things (supermans, flutter kicks, bird dogs and rows with the medicine ball) and now I'm in for work. I've been having lemony greek yogurt with my breakfast granola and banana lately and YUM. It's like lemony perfection. I'm a gonna get more tonight when we head out for groceries.
Gotta run - we're getting in semi-loads of lab equipment for the new labs today and I have to help receive and unpack it. it's like christmas :)
This favourite dance song (a favourite to run to for me) has been stuck in my head since I woke it can be in yours. Heheheheheh!

Have a great day!

Back to it

Ah. Back to regular schedule. Which I find oddly comforting...
This weekend was nice, but not long enough or free enough. I wish we got today off as well, but we don't...
It was nice to spend some time with J this weekend since he had friday and parts of saturday off. The family meals were OK, but I honestly would rather have stayed home with J and just hung out together instead. Still, good visits with people and lots of good food, and what was to be a potluck for a friends' birthday saturday turned into a late night of shenanigans with old friends i haven't seen in a while - it was nice to get out and have some fun :). Sunday was more enforced family time - managed to not go too hog wild on the food and enjoyed a bit of wine. While I enjoyed the new Doctor Who I sadly forgot to PVR the new Game of Thrones and realized in the middle of easter supper...hoping it's on again or on SHaw on Demand soon so I can catch up. Doh.
I did get a little activity in this weekend at …