12 August 2012

Just Happy

Like this little guy, I'm just happy. The thing is, I haven't really felt that way in a while and it feels good. I'm prone to slight depression and with the neighbor crap last year and early this year, then being under the time pressure to finish my thesis - that I hadn't even really started - I think I had gotten a tiny bit depressed. I can never tell exactly what's going on when I'm in it, but as soon as I come out of it I can look back and say, oh,yes I was depressed. That's kind of how I feel today. Although, in truth I didn't feel so much depression as pressure. Whatever, I'm splitting hairs, all I know is that for the past 2 weeks or so I've felt pretty damn good.

Last weekend I worked on a refurbishing project that I've been wanting to do. I finished it and it looks amazing if I do say so myself. I'm so pleased with it, I want to do another piece we have in a similar way. I will share all the gory details in another post.

Yesterday we ran some errands and I took Bella to training class. Then we went out to dinner with a friend to celebrate his and Hubby's birthday. It was fun, the food was good, and I really enjoyed myself. Today I have just been a busy bee. I washed the bedding, we walked the dogs, we ran some more errands, I did the laundry, I graded all my schoolwork and entered all the grades, I chopped up my salad stuff for the week, I'm cooking some chicken for my lunches during the week, I'm going to slice up the dogs treats for training, I'm going to fold and iron my clothes for next week. Whew!!! And I'm not even tired. I laid down on the couch to relax and watch a little TV and ended up getting up after half an hour. Very unusual for me.

In an effort to really get back on track and lose some weight, I decided to prep some of my food so I don't have to do it during the week. I chopped up some cucumbers and onions for my salads. I opened cans of corn, garbanzo beans, and beets so they are ready. All I have to do is chop up some lettuce and throw everything together. I also cut up a quarter of a watermelon I purchased so it is ready to eat. I also put 2 giant chicken breasts in the slow cooker with garlic and Italian seasonings. When it's done I'll shred it and use it for my lunch. All this will make getting my lunch together super quick and super healthy. No thinking, everything is ready, so no opportunity to make less then stellar choices.

So I'm happy. The world is a good place right now.

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