No one is happier than this girl that today is Friday. Today marks the end of a very long and difficult week at work. Personality struggles, too much work, unproductive meetings. Blah. I'm ready to put this one behind me. Far behind me.
On a happier note; last night was hotel night. I actually went to the fitness center and got on the treadmill. It was a nice one! I had my own TV screen and could select whatever I wanted to watch. I chose the Weather Channel, of course! I didn't have my headphones, so no volume, but really who needs volume with the Weather Channel? Their maps and stats are plenty to clue me in on what's going on. I concentrated on getting to 2 miles. Not so much on how fast I got there or how many calories burned, just making it to 2 miles. For me it was a good goal. Not a great goal as I could have pushed myself a little bit more, but I don't want to get injured being dumb so I gave myself that goal and was happy with myself when I reached it. The DH and I are tossing around the idea of buying a treadmill. Mostly for me. Because of my commute if I stayed to access the fitness center at work that would mean I would get home around 7 each night. If I went to the gym in the morning before work that would mean hauling in my clothes/shower gear and leaving the house at 4:45. Neither of those options sound appealing. 7PM is just too late to get home. It would leave me no time at all to spend with the DH, horses, crochet. And after a workout driving home an hour sounds like a recipe for me being overly tired. A lot of negatives in all that, I know. If my work had lockers it might be a different story. I could bring in clothes for say three days instead of dragging in everything everyday. I don't know about you, but I find that really super annoying. A small locker would suffice for my personal items and then hang a few outfits, but no such option exists in the company.
I've had two treadmills in the past. One I used quite a bit until it became a dust magnet. Not sure what happened but I suddenly just stopped using it. Then we got another one with the plan I would use it and I didn't. I remember my DH getting mad at me over it, which made me NOT want to use it even more. There's something about the way he hovers over me while I am working out; coming up to me every 15 minutes or so and asking if I need anything? Am I okay? How far have you gotten? Yeah, all those things bug the crap out of me. I like to think of this as "my time". I don't need anything. Unless you hear me yelling for help I am fine. I'll tell you my stats when I finish my workout. Needless to say, IF we do plan on getting another one I want to set those ground rules at the very beginning. In a nice way, of course. :)
The very nice lady that bought the blanket I didn't think would sell wants a couple more. Her daughter grabbed this last one and decided to take it to her house, so the lady had it for about 5 minutes! Did I tell you I got the entry form for the County Fair? I can submit anything I want really, under just the general category of Crocheted Item. They have specific categories for granny, ripple and Navajo afghans. They have "fancy" hotpad (not sure what that means). They have baby sweater, shawl.... I can submit the same item every 3rd year, so no repeat items the same year, which I think is a good rule. I want to submit a dishcloth and an afghan - both in the general category. I think I will enter one of my signature throws, it's just the colors are tripping me up. My gut tells me to go Americana (country blue, red and off white). The other side of me goes crazy - bright yellow and black, etc. Decisions, decisions....
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!