As I stood in my kitchen, looking out the window above the counter that gazes into the street sipping my coffee in my pj pants and shirt struggling to stay awake…it happened. The first time I saw the weeds in my yard and said OUT LOUD “hmmm gonna have to pull weeds this weekend.” I felt old. Like really old. More on that thought later though…
I backed out of my driveway and looked at the front of my yard from the opposite angle and couldn’t believe what ever yone was driving by. I had a weed problem. And it was out of control and time to take action. I even offered the job to Dametri who respectfully declined my $20 offer to pull them himself.
This weekend Katie got all 4 of her wisdom teeth out and I figured this would be the best time to do it while she slept, it wouldn’t cut into our time together and I knew I would not be asleep during the day. Naps just aren’t the same after doing night shift for a month . She was such a trooper though, she was awake for the whole surgery and being the awesomest boyfriend that I am I sat there by her side and watched the whole thing. Now I have not had my own wisdome teeth out (I am scared shitless of getting them out) but it was kinda cool to see what goes on. Let me clarify, most of the time I had my head in Katie’s lap because I was too afraid to look up. However when I did it looked pretty cool. After it was done she was not in that much pain the first day, slept on and off. The nausea was a bit bad but we finally got that under control. Day 2 the pain has defnitely kicked in more so I feel bad. It has been lots of fun taking care of her though, I get to make some food and watch some How I Met Your Mother and movies on the couch most of the time. She has tomorrow off to recover so I’m gonna go into work.
Now, when Katie was asleep for a few hours earlier today I went out and pulled the weeds, attacked it mano e mano (I pulled them myself and didn’t use weed killer). I’m thinking I will still wanna spray the stuff though since I’m sure I didn’t get the roots on all the ones I pulled and they are destined to come back. Being low to the ground squatting (haha that’s a funny word) and kneeling made me realize how out of shape I really am. My knees were in pain and literally shaking whenever I stood up. This happened a few times too! After this weekend its time to get in better shape and do more. Seriously.
So had a good talk with my boss about that aside from the healthy side…that talk was more on the being productive outside of work. I made the decision that I wanted to accomplish some of my personal stuff first and then when I got to the point of being bored (aka sitting on my ass watching TV more than I really need to) that I would either go back to school or take up some worthy hobbies of getting me ahead in work. So the chat was about finding a starting point and thinking about certifications in the future. I totally think its accomplishable as I’m comfortable at work and not coming home feeling like I need to pass out. And to note that time coming home is on my couch watching TV so it is time! I have the house and really good things going, no reason to stop. I got my first PHP and MySQL for dummys book to get a basics walk through. Don’t get me wrong…this whole site is done through WordPress which is practically all PHP and MySQL but its done for me. I’ll tinker with the code here and there to get things the way I want it, but its a lot of copy/paste and trial and error. It’ll be tough…but challenge accepted!
Yeah back to getting in shape…thats just how it seems to go, putting it off for other things right? Yeah I think if I can get a set schedule that I can make routine this can work. Also eating at home is a better idea. Taking care of Katie this weekend showed me that I’ve got SOME kind of cooking skill: I made mac’n'cheese (shut up this counts it involves a pot and a stove), chicken soup, and grilled cheese. I’m already checking out some new apps to get new recipes and going through some of my grandmother’s old stuff too. That is not necissarily the healthiest route but more just a family kinda thing. OH and this cool site I found http://whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner.com/. Amazing. Just for clicking around even.
Ok…so I’m gonna get to it. Challenge accepted of working out, eating better, learning to cook, making this routine and not just schedule. I’M OUT!