Monday, August 19, 2013

We're adults now, potato chip fail and no sleeping til noon

Monday already, eh?  Don't ya hate it when that happens?  Well, if I were a more knee jerk optimist, I would probably say "everyday above ground is a good one...even Mondays."

Fine!

Stupid optimism.

Anyhoo...I am happy to report that Active Recovery Week went rather well.  While my legs and feet are still re-adjusting to wearing shoes/ortho slippers (aka "you kids get off my damn lawn!" slippers) in the house and  needing to rebuild myself from mid-ground up balance wise, our bodies were certainly stretched on the rack of yoga last week.  Tell me yogi's, do you feel worse before you feel better?  Because we both would feel crippled about 3 hours later and the next morning hobble around until we got our bearings.  I think we're going to commit to doing it every Friday for sure to stretch out what we've done during the week.

Remember when Lays had some contest where they wanted you to vote for Chicken and Waffles, Sriracha and Cheesy Garlic flavored chips but no one could find them to try them?  Well apparently Chicken and Waffles won because now we're seeing them everywhere so we decided to give them a try finally.  OH.  MY.  GOD!  They were disgusting!!  We both paused, wrinkled our noses and said we had to try another to make sure they were as gross as we were tasting and indeed they were.  Oh my Lord, just thinking about it is making me want to heave.  So yeah, don't bother.  I'm just glad we got them on sale.

We became adults over the weekend.  We bought a miter saw.  This one in particular...



This  Ryobi 7-1/4-in Miter Saw with Laser is small, portable and has a fun laser to make it feel all techie for us.  I don't know why but we equate owning power tools with adulthood.  We don't have a ton of room (okay, we have NO room) so the fact this is so compact and gets the job done blows our minds.  Yep...total nerds.  I can't wait to cut things.  I want to cut everything.  Crown moulding, scrap wood, siding, chopsticks.  

Did any music fans out there watch Dave Grohl's directorial debut called Sound City on VH1 Classic?  Holy crap was it amazing!  For a girl who was going to move to LA or NY and manage bands back in the day, this piece of music history was heaven.  40 years of music history packed in that thing.  So awesome!

Yesterday was grocery refuel day.  Well we did go to Trader Joe's and Target Saturday night so we could sleep in yesterday.  I have to laugh when I say "sleep in" because I can't sleep in if I tried.  7am rolls around and I am awake.  Just once I'd like to sleep until 8am on the weekend.  Yesterday was also my best friend's brothers 30 something birthday.  Isn't he still 8 years old with a rat tail do sneaking backstage to meet David Lee Roth??  Don't blink people, time flies entirely too fast.

Back to "regular" (ish) workouts this week.  We eased back in with Walk Away the Pounds and it always amazes us just how much we burn for an "easy" workout.  Love it.  

What did you do this weekend?  Do you have a problem sleeping in on the weekend?

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22 comments:

  1. It is weird how we just cannot seem to sleep in late anymore. I've been used to getting up every day around 6 for work for so long but for many years could still enjoy sleeping in on the weekends. But now it just doesn't matter even how late I get to bed the night before, I wake up around 7 or so.

    As you know I've never been handy so owning a miter saw is a pretty amazing thing for me. I am sure it will come in handy from time to time. We're adults alright!

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    1. I know, then we pay for it later in the day by hitting a wall about 3-4pm. Ugh. I almost wonder if we should wear our eye shades. One of the good things about winter is it's darker in the morning so you can sleep in a bit.

      I'm going to go cut things now.

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  2. Actually, the garlic chips won the contest. I haven't tried the chicken and waffles, but they sound interesting!

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    1. Those would actually be good. We both love chicken and waffles but those chips taste like, well...not good.

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  3. I used to be able to sleep in too. Sigh. In my case though being up by 7 is kid induced. He was with my folks one weekend over the summer and when Sunday morning rolled around I was shocked to open my eyes and have the clock say 10. I can't remember the last time, but I think I'd like to do it again sometime.

    We spent Saturday afternoon and the county fair and after looking up "elephant ear" on google, I was disappointed that none of the booths had them. The did have funnel cake (which I love, but refuse to make at home) but I can't justify $5 for a small so I skipped it. I did get some yummy fresh made kettle corn and orange creamsicle fudge. Then Sunday the little boy and I went to the pool. Plus we filled in with shopping, errands and chores. Pretty busy, but some great points too.

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    1. That reminded me of this thing I saw the other day. I'm sure your little guy is too old for it but it's an owl stuffed toy and the parent sets it to a time the kid is allowed to come wake them up and if they get up beforehand, they'll tell them "it's not time to wake up yet. Get some rest" or something like that so parents can theoretically get more sleep. Good idea but I wonder how successful it really is!

      Fair prices are a total rip. We spent $50 and that's with NO rides. Irritating. There's nothing better than fresh kettle corn. YUM!

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  4. We spent lots of time at the pool this weekend. It's been in the 100's here. Today we up early to take my baby girl to college. There will be some tearful goodbyes once we get her apartment set up then ill try not to fill the empty hole in my heart with food.

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    1. 100s!? UGH! Hope the transition to college went smoothly and remember, stress eating only makes you feel better for 5 minutes but guilty and sad far longer. You got this!

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  5. Sounds like a good weekend. I seriously need to start planning my meals and doing some grocery shopping for the week on Sunday night. I've been slacking on that. I have zero problem sleeping in on the weekends. If fact, I have the opposite problem. I could sleep all day if I let myself. I need to work on that. Congrats on the saw! That sounds like a fun new toy. I believe I'm going to get a new couch which is really exciting for me. Have a good week!

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    1. Enjoy sleeping in for those of us who can't seem to get the hang of it anymore!

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  6. I had no problem sleeping in on Saturday morning. Son called us about 12:30 a.m, (Sat. morning) and his truck had broken down in a town about 50 miles away. Hubs and I took a middle of the night trek to get him and his friend, and didn't get home until after 4 a.m. Needless to say, we slept until almost noon.

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    1. There is nothing worse than being awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night. When my FIL was ill we got 2 wrong numbers in the middle of the night...they got an earful. Glad you guys at least slept in a bit the next day!

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  7. 8 ish is about as late as I can sleep. My bladder demands I get up then. (but I can go to the couch and nap the whole day away)

    As for yoga and soreness, for me it depends on how hard I worked and what I worked. Just doing some sun salutations will mean just general tiredness. But if I focus on something like hip openers, I'll feel that pretty good days later. I once had to put icy hot around my waist because my muscles were so sore.

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    1. There's nothing like a nice nap on a lazy weekend day!

      Thanks for the thoughts on yoga. It's the leg and hip ones than really screw with us. Especially hips. Good God man!

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  8. I have NO problem sleeping in ... well, sometimes I guess I do wake up, I just don't GET up. That is all about to change as school starts in exactly one week. If I want to get a workout in first thing (and I do) I'll have to get up much earlier (6:00/6:30) and NOT get distracted by the computer (checking people's blogs and such!)

    I am such a picky eater ... "trying" things, like those chips just doesn't happen for me. I have a magic ability to tell if I'll like something just by sight/smell and logic! *Ü*

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    1. I love those mornings where we wake up but don't get up. Well at least until our hips start to hurt and we curse our age.

      We made a rule to "try" one new thing every grocery trip. It has warranted quite a few great things being thrown into rotation! You should give it a try! ;)

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  9. The Chicken & Waffles paragraph was HILARIOUS! Thanks for making me laugh with that one. You've done so great. I'm so proud of all your accomplishments and I'm glad Active Recovery Week went well. You rock! Keep up the good work.

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    1. No problem, I aim to please! Ugh, those God awful things are staring at me whilst waiting to be taken to the Mr's work tomorrow for the dingos.

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  10. I cannot sleep in for anything. I'm up between 4am and 5am every stinking morning. I went into work yesterday before 6am because of it. The good thing on the weekends though is for the most part, I'm able to take a nice nap in the afternoon. When the weekends are busy, though, I really miss out and am dragging by the time the evening rolls around. As for the chips....I've tried the other 2 you listed and didn't like either of them. Way too intense flavors where the chip itself gets lost in the mix. Give me Jay's (Chicago thing I think) BBQ chips any day. They are by far the best of the best for me.

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    1. OMG, 4-5am!?!?! That SUCKS! I wanted to try the sriracha ones because I love spicy BBQ ones. Oh man, now I want BBQ chips! LOL

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  11. Yeah, a friend of mine was super excited about those Chicken & Waffles chips, and after trying them the excitement turned into crushing, crushing disappointment. So, uh, people really voted for that flavor, huh?

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    1. Glad we're not the only ones who thinks they tasted like crud. Ugh, so gross!

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