Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day one of banana frenzy!

I had already been following 80/10/10 guidelines for a week or so, but I decided it would be in my best interest to go on a mono-diet of bananas for a few days, maybe a week, to kick some of the nasty nagging little cravings that are left lingering in the dark corners of my mind :P
So far so good. I'm on day 3 of no coffee, and feeling pretty damn good, although I will admit I had struggled with headaches most of yesterday. I listened to my body, and went to bed early, got rested up and I feel much better today!

I had a nice long lunch today too... shh, don't tell the boss! I work for my father's building restoration company as the secretary. It's complete opposite of what the rest of my being is about, really, but it's the only job available to me right now in this economy.

At any rate, he takes day trips to Madison, WI to our state capitol because our company is doing some repairs on the state capitol building right now. With that said, when he's out of the office I like to treat myself to an extended lunch time (because, I literally have nothing to do 90% of the time anyway).Instead of heading to the gym during my lunch hour today, I decided I'd take a run on the bike trail (which is near my house) outdoors. The weather wasn't very nice when I left...pretty windy and chilly. But when I was almost home from my run it started perkin' up! So I took the opportunity to eat my lunch o' bananas outside with my pooch.

Yep, that's my old geezer, Molly :) She's 14 and despite a little arthritis she's in tip top condition for an old lady :)

Anyway, the long lunch...the run, the sun, the dog, and the bananas were *just* what I needed to lift my spirits.

If the weather stays nice (hopefully will get even nicer) I plan on going disc golfing with the boyfriend. The crazy fellow ordered 93 dollars worth of discs off the internet and they are supposed to arrive today.

I know... it's crazy. Brian and I tend to be on the same page with most things in life, but not when it comes to things like this... i.e. spending money freely on lots of fun, unnecessary things. I, especially, don't really like to buy much of anything if A) it isn't absolutely necessary B) it's brand new. I usually try to find my items used as second hand shops and such, but then again, my interests also differ slightly from Brian's.

I do like disc golfing, but half of my discs were found or given to me, and I've only purchased about 5 in my life. Besides that though, his interests lie much into video games, movies, and music...and while I also enjoy music and movies, I tend to not spend much, if any, money on it.

I do however... like to spend money on vacations and travel when I have the rare chance to...

Did I mention I'm going to Disney World in just 10 days?? (I wonder how finding fruit will be?)

I'm really stoked. Spending this kind of money was a HUGE step for me, because I do lean towards frugality. But, it was time that I go somewhere and do something fun for a change... I haven't been out of state aside from quick trips to Chicago (only a couple hours away) since I was 12! That's 11, almost 12 years. That's just not right.

'Course, I thought about going somewhere that would seem more life enriching such as Jamaica...but, the fact of the matter is, I wanted a vacation that had it all, and a Disney Vacation has it all. There's so much variety, and the weather is gorgeous in Florida. I wanted to be reminded of my childhood again, in these stressful times.

I try to keep my stress to a minimum, and I hold onto my inner child with all my might, but sometimes, not often...but sometimes...the world does me in. Between worrying about my employment (our company is probably going out of business), and worrying about the world in general.. Sometimes I literally carry the weight of the world on my shoulders, unintentionally.

Never the less... I know just what I need to get myself back on track each and everytime I start to crumble under stress. And it's a good feeling to know that you've always got a hold on yourself!

Well, that's about all for now... 'til next time :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

so here I am again. baaaaack and ready to do this raw thing right. going all the way baby, for the 811 lifestyle...of course, with time. I understand it won't happen overnight :)

at any rate, I will attempt to try to keep up to date with my blogs and post my progress, etc. sometimes I'm just ADD... :)