30 May 2015

Pity party

It kind of dawned on me in the last day or so that I have been engaged in a rather long lasting pity party. That came as quite a shock to me. I am not the pity party type of person. This is more me:

But that hasn't been the case lately. I'm actually not sure for how long I've been engaged in this here pity party. I think it has been awhile. Well, it is finally time to suck it up, get off my ass, and take responsibility for my life. When you view yourself as a certain type of way, it is hard to let go of that image when it slips. So, time to sucke it up and get my act together.

One of the problems I've been having is pain. My plantar has been almost out of control. I have had to wear shoes all the time and I bought a little brace that fits around my arch to help support it. I wear that all the time too. It's gotten considerably better, but it's still bad. Today I see a chiropractor who does active release technique and I am looking forward to getting some relief.

I had this done years ago, a quick review through my blog shows that it was in 2007, and it worked wonders. It worked so well, that I have not had an issue for all these years. So I'm definitely looking forward to getting that done and fixing this back and the plantar. So I can officially put that topic of pity to rest, I'm taking care of it.

The other thing has been money. Money, money, money. Well, I start at Kamehameha next week. That is going to be additional money on top of my regular salary, so that will help. Hopefully it will be enough to get us out of the hole we are in. Also, at the end of July is men's night doubles which always brings lots of money in, so that will help too. The focus for this money is to get our finances straightened out. Also, I need to go through the finances and figure out where all our money goes. After talking to the tax people yesterday, I'm not sure what the heck is going on. I think for a couple of weeks we will keep detailed records of the money spent. All money spent, even if it doesn't come out of the main money. I need to get a handle on the finances and maintain a handle. Last time I really got a grasp of the money situation we bought this house. I can do it and I will do it.

Okay, sounds like the pity party is officially over. In spite of the fact that I hate to face some of this stuff, I have to and I will feel better once I get control.

Now, I'm off to think about summer school and my dissertation.

24 May 2015


The last day of instruction was Friday. Just 3 more days of testing and we are done. My proctoring schedule is awesome so I'm looking forward to these next 3 days.

Today is graduation. I have to be at Blaisdell by 10:30. I've been sick for the last couple of days. Yesterday I never even took a shower. I binge watched Sons of Anarchy - what a disappointing ending - and laid on the couch most of the day. It was good, something I needed. Friday I was sick too, but being as it was the last day of school, I forced myself to go in. I had to say goodbye to the kids. I'll see them for finals, but not in class again.

I have not worked out all week. Last weekend I decided to run during a WOD. Well, I paid for that. My plantar/leg/hip has been bothering me all week because of that. It was getting better on Tuesday when we had an evacuation drill at school and I had to walk a few blocks in my sandals. UGH!! Major setback. Then I got sick. Yeah, it's been an awesome last week of school, but I have survived and things will get better.

That is about all. Our neighbors have been on vacation and it has been awesome not having them around. I wish they would move.

That's really all. I have to work on getting in the shower and getting ready for graduation. I probably should eat. Maybe I'll just go to Starbucks. I don't know. When I get sick, I don't get hungry.

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