Weekending & Shizz [3-20]7:03 AM
Work has been kicking my ass these past 2 weeks. I got assigned to another project (which makes 3) because apparently, they need "guidance" but let's just call it what it is: they just need someone to throw down the hammer and basically get shit moving so they can deploy on time....they also know that I don't mind being the office bitch to do that.
Because of this shitty new work schedule:
Blogs have been forgotten (thank goodness for scheduled posts).
Planning has been forgotten WHAT? I actually hate when this happens because things start getting overlooked....like forgetting to renew my library book that I'm halfway done and now I can't renew it since someone else is in line BUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE STORY?!
Appointments were nearly forgotten (had to call and reschedule which I hate doing).
Want to know what else gets forgotten? paying the damn parking meter due to being on a (work) conference call before my appointment and then just strolling into my appointment because Calgon, Take Me Away.....only to realize, part-way through my treatment, I forgot to pay the meter and then walking out to this:
Hopefully, this week will be better and it should be since on Friday, I made them stay in the boardroom with me for 2.5 hours and discuss all items calmly and rationally so we can close out all of the "issues"....and out of the FOUR PAGES of "urgent issues", there were actually only two that needed action; and only one was urgent.
Anyway.... some stuff that happened over the weekend:
+ Lately, Kayla's sleep has been straight up wack. She used to be a dream sleeper - down at 8pm, up at 7am and only woke up if she was sick or got a nose bleed.
Now it seems that she wakes up every night and for some reason, feels the need to wake us up as well....for what? I HAVE NO IDEA. As in she'll come to our room and whisper "Mommy! Daddy!". Rage. I did a full eval on her - nothing is amiss at school, she's doing well with friends and classes/grades, having a blast at camp, comes home happy and looks forward to going to school. She doesn't have screen time during the week and we read a lot .... SO WHAT GIVES?
Enter: essential oils.
This is a blend of lavender, marjoram and orange; all for reducing stress, nervousness and promoting sleep. I'll let you know how it goes (and will even try it on myself to test).
+ Fancy date night was on Saturday and the husband surprised me by taking me to George Restaurant.
Rated as one of the top restaurants in Toronto, we decided against the a la carte menu and went straight for the 7 course tasting menu (read: the chef surprises you with each dish). It was delicious. I love not knowing what's coming next and listening to them explain each dish.
Funny story of the night: when dessert came, "happy anniversary" was written on our plates and our server congratulated us on our "anniversary". My face:
I was about to say something like "oh, you have the wrong table" but when I looked at my husband, he was all:
+ Kayla wanted to be twins.
+ My lower back is feeling much better now that rehab is happening; it's almost back to normal thanks to acupuncture, cupping and massage. During my research in lower back pain, I read that it's usually the result of a weak core (not possible) or weak hamstrings and back muscles....which could be possible since I've been slacking on weight training in lieu of more muay thai.
And so, I've dedicated the past 3 weeks to lifting, focusing on full functional circuits and strengthening my hammies and back.....which brings me to deadlifts.
I've started deadlifting again; slowly increasing the weight with each session. What you don't want to do (even though you probably can) - deadlift heavy weight right off the bat. That's a surefire way to make your hammies SO SORE you won't be able to move for days. I started with a light 12K kettle bell, focusing on proper form (the most important thing when deadlifting) and worked my way up to the 45lbs bar and now, adding additional weights. It leaves my hammies and back with a slightly sore feeling (what you want) yet I'm still able to train muay thai and you know, walk.