Friday, May 18, 2018

Does Anyone Blog Anymore??

I could totally start this out with I swear I'll get better and blog more yadda - I'm not gonna. Thing is trying to make and adhere to a schedule is probably what helped my downfall of blogging. Instead of being a thing I liked that I did for me it was a chore. Then I got a bad case of bloggers writer's block. 

Frankly, the past few years have been tough, the past few months brutal. So I figured I'd attempt to blog through this journey - the journey of figuring out me. Meeting me, learning what I like, what I don't.  I truly never intended to go on an "Eat, Pray Love-esk" type journey but here I am.  May as well write it down as I go through it. "They"; yeah I don't know who "they" are either, say its healing, it's beneficial.. Meh we will see.  For now, I'll just attempt to make heads or tails out of all this.

I don't know how much I'll share as far as how I got here - I'll figure that out, as well as everything else as I go along. This entire journey is all new. I'm honestly not sure I've ever "met" me, just the me I was told I was.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Current Favorite Things To Watch

I am totally into Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath, I was thrilled that the show won an Emmy for DocuSeries and started the second season. I will admit to being intrigued by Scientology when Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah's couch and then started a slow but dynamic meltdown over Brooke Shields book on postpartum depression, therapy and depression medication.

I Googled the same stuff I think most of us did and came to the conclusion what the actual fuck and how do people really get wrapped up into a religion based on science fiction books.  I honestly didn't dig very deep. When Leah - who I loved watching on the King of Queens - very publically broke with Scientology I started watching her reality show and became very interested in her upcoming documentary on the aftermath of breaking with this religion - which frankly is a cult.

The more she and Mike Render dig into and expose the practices of this "church" the more I am just floored at how - one they are getting away with what they are doing and two how they are still able to recruit more "followers" and retain the ones they have.

The other binge watch I have at the moment comes from the few weeks I had such bad insomnia I fell down the Youtube hole and discovered the Lordan Arts channel. He has a few series that he does on his Youtube channel that just capture my interest and before I know it I have watched hours of his episodes.

John Lordan has a few series that he regularly updates - they are all centred around missing people and unsolved mysteries - generally unsolved murders. He occasionally throws in a vlog and what he calls an itchy mystery that are usually paranormal in nature.  All of his episodes are researched very well, with facts and theories explained. He does a wonderful job at being unbiased and presenting all the information he finds.  He will tell you what he thinks, or what parts he doesn't agree with but never sells you on his point of view. He encourages you to look into the case presented, do research and share your theories.

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Monday, October 09, 2017

What A First Week of October!!

I started my new job last Monday - it's been overwhelming with trying to learn everything, but I love it!  I love being back in the medical field in patient care. The people I work with are all so nice and welcoming.  I know it will get easier as I get more comfortable with the instruments and my own growth in learning the pace and routines.  The patients have all been super sweet with my shadowing other techs and slowing down their appointments a bit.  I had a training manager in with me on Friday and she was beyond wonderful and put me at ease. I'm honestly looking forward to going to work this week, which is a HUGE departure in how I felt about my last position working in the automotive industry. *shudder*

Saturday we checked out the Ren Fest - we have one of the biggest in the US and I believe one of the first to be a permanent structure. Its been around since 1977.  I had a great time, logged a tad over 5 miles walked but lost a pair of Nikes in the process.  We'd had a rain off and on for a few days last week and Ren Fest was still a muddy mess. I did wear my oldest pair so I guess I officially have trashy shoes now for when you need that pair of "eh they are screwed up anyway tennis shoes" for doing crap jobs!

The other casualty of the week was the microwave. Friday it decided it had warmed up all the leftovers and popped all the popcorn it was ever going to and just said nope - fuck this I quit. Apparently, the thing has a megatron thingy bobber in it that is pretty much the heart of the whole thing and mine decided to retire.  We went to today to pick a new out and a gorgeous new red model is now sitting on my counter. I felt 48 hours was a proper mourning period for it, I thanked it for 2 years of service and then pulled it off the counter.

I have Monday off this week so I will run a couple of errands, wash up my scrubs for next week and just chill to get ready for the upcoming week.  I may also hit the gym, depending on how sore I still am from carrying my niece quite a bit Saturday.  She was all about her Auntie Saturday and I was more than okay with that. Whats your upcoming week looking like??

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

See Ya September!!!!

I'm not a huge fan of September, so while I am generally sad to see Summer fade away I wave goodbye enthusiastically to September every single year. Most of the major traumatic events of my life happened in September. So good riddance!!  I know I am far from alone - September also begins shorter days, less sunlight and brings with it, for those affected, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Hell, even Greenday dislikes September! Speaking of Greenday someone go wake up Billie Joe Armstrong. The horrid month is over.  By the way, the history behind that song speaks volumes to me I'm not totally poking fun at Billie. I completely understand why he wrote the song and how he felt. Generally, when I say I hate September wake me up when it's over, people think I am trying to be funny.  In reality, I am serious - and am in no way being cheeky about it.

I am looking forward to fresh starts for October - I am starting a new job, one I am very excited about. I was actually relieved that I start October 2nd.  I look forward to getting back to blogging, to the gym. Over the Summer we bought an Instapot - I really need to learn to use it. That desire has lead me back to Pinterest for recipes, I have an entire board to try out including yogart and cheesecakes. Let's hope I hit the gym more than the cheesecake!  I have actually lost weight while quitting smoking, I have NO desire to find it again.

Next weekend I am hoping to get to the Ren Fest. We didn't go last year but I'd like to get there this year. Everything I have gone it has been for an event or to take my Grandbaby. This year will be the first year we just go to go. One of these weekends we also need to go couch shopping, ours has had it and is increasingly more uncomfortable to sit on, so much so I default to sitting on my bed and watching TV or Youtube in my bedroom.  I am hoping to have the new couch before winter. Getting the old one out and the new one in sucks when it is 20 degrees out and snowing!

What is on your agenda for Fall??

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Stuffs

I swear I'm going to get better at blogging again!  I have been busy this week with job interviewing. I was offered a position that I accepted - I am going back into the medical field - and I can NOT wait to get back into scrubs!!!  So that has been the highlight of my week.

I start Monday - so I have been taking the time to do a good cleaning on my house before I start work again. Insomnia has been out of control for the past few weeks so that has not helped any productivity - I am pretty certain though once I am back into the swing of working that will help resolve it, especially since I can't just sleep in!

It's no secret I do not like Fall as it brings winter in on its heels and I am a Spring/Summer kinda gal. However, the ONLY thing I can say positive about Fall is all my favorite shows come back from break!! Well, I typically do not like reboots - I am thrilled Will and Grace is back!!!! Karen Walker is my spirit animal. Now here is hoping it's as amazing as it was in the 1990's.

I am 46 days into being cigarette free. Taste is being way more intense. I discovered eating my favorite lemon yogart holy shit was it amazing! I really liked it before but now it's out of this world!

The last few days I have been straightening up the house going through things and tossing what we don't need and reorganizing. I have the bathroom left to do, then things will be pretty much settled and ready for me to head back to work.

We need a new couch, so the hunt for that begins - maybe this weekend we will swing by Nebraska Furniture Mart and see what they have.

Heres to the weekend!!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Something I Have Been Working On...

So I quit smoking!!  I did start vaping so the urge to smoke isn't there.  My nicotine level is so much lower than when I was smoking cigarettes. I am also not putting thousands of chemicals into my body. 

I'm starting to physically feel better. I have noticed some flavors getting more vivid - like lemon. I love lemon. My favorite yogurt is Noosa Lemon I noticed yesterday how tart it actually was.  I was surprised.  I know people always say smoking dulls your taste buds and I honestly didn't think my tastebuds were bad because I would eat something and think this tastes soooooo good. Then I ate the yogurt yesterday and was floored.

I also love the fact I don't smell anymore, my perfume stays, my hair smells like shampoo, not stale smoke.  I have noticed my skin looking better, healthier - less dry. It doesn't look as aged as it had started too.  That right there is motivation on its own to stay a non-smoker. Yes, I know vanity for the win!  

Now I just need to work on getting back to the gym. I haven't gained weight since I stopped smoking, in fact, I have lost some of the weight I gained when I was working at the salon. I, however, do want to get back to working out and living the best life I can.  I want my muscle tone back!! 

Here is to putting down a horrid habit and picking up the free weights!

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Does Anyone Blog Anymore??

I could totally start this out with I swear I'll get better and blog more yadda - I'm not gonna. Thing is trying to make and adhere...