28 September 2023

Hello, it's been a while

 So much has happened in the last 11 days, I'm not sure where exactly to start. 

The last post had me in a pretty good place. I was feeling good about workouts, school, and just about everything. Well, the wheels fell off that bus. 

The week was good, but not great. I got some workouts in on Wednesday and Thursday. Classes went fairly well. The hardest part was planning for a sub for Monday. It just takes so much time and effort to plan for a sub. There has to be things to do but it can't be too complicated so the sub can handle it. But I got it done. 

Then came the weekend and the road trip. 

Up early Friday and we hit the road by 6:30 am. Made good time until we hit the grapevine where we ran into an accident and were stuck there for about 2 hours. After that, we zoomed through to Sacramento and got there around 8:30 pm. 

Luckily we did not have to get up early the next day, so we lounged around the hotel room and left around 9am. We dropped Mavy off at Petsmart for day care. Then headed over to find Hubby an aloha shirt. After that it was off to the party. The party ended up being a whole lot of fun. I was very anxious about the whole thing, but it ended up being a good time. We left the party around 4:30pm and headed over to get Mavy. When we got there we found that Mavy had explosive diarrhea all over the kennel. I felt so bad, but it happens. He was stressed and not very happy with us. We headed back to the hotel and an early bedtime. 

Sunday we were up and on the road by 8:00 am. We were driving down to Turlock to see my 2 brothers and sister in law. It was good to see them and catch up with them. They really are the only family I have left and I need to make an effort to stay closer to them. 

Next up was lunch with Jennifer. So we headed off to that. That was fun also. Another group I need to stay closer to. I'm not good at keeping in touch with people and then avoiding contact because it's been so long. 

After that we hit the road. The plan was to get to Bakersfield for the night and then drive home in the morning. Right outside Turlock, in Merced, we ran into a traffic accident that had everything at a stand still. We sat there for a while and finally saw a way to get out of it. We saw trucks going down this grassy shoulder and hitting a road. I was frustrated and tired and followed them. Worked out great. Hit the road and found a gas station. Took a while to get back on the freeway because we had to get around the accident. After that it was clear sailing to Bakersfield. We found a sleazy hotel, a real sleazy hotel, and spent the night with cockroaches. It was awesome. We were up at 5:30 am and on the road. Thankfully there were no incidents this time and we made it home by 2:30pm.

It was a long, exhausting trip. I thought that getting home by 2:30pm, having time to relax, do laundry and getting ready for the next day, would be plenty rest enough for the week. I was wrong. 

I spent this week exhausted and out of sorts. I could not get my act together and get with it. It was not a fun week. 

I did get to workout twice, Tuesday and Wednesday. I was going to go today but I was so mentally exhausted I just could not do it. I will go tomorrow though and possibly Saturday.

I started the Red Carpet Challenge at the gym. It's a workout and food challenge. I went to the orientation on Monday night, got the diet and jumped right in. It is a lot of food. A. Lot. Of. Food. Hubby has jumped right on board. But I'm feeling  pretty good, except for the mental exhaustion. I'll be great tomorrow and will be right back to it. 

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