It’s moving day!!! And this is what my life has been like for the past week……BOXES!!! Lots of boxes, lots of bubble wrap, and lots of packing tape. Amazing how much stuff can accumulate!!
And to think in only a few short days…..all these boxes will need to be unpacked!! Yikes!! Let the fun begin!
Today was one of those days at work. You know the ones where it might have been better if you just stayed home. Around 11am my computer at work locked up and there was no turning back. By 4:45pm it was still being worked on by the IT group so I decided to head out early and pick up the munchkins before making our way home. Since I missed my 6am WOD (workout of the day) I decided to make up my own “homemade” version in the backyard when we got home. I had two little people join in to do their own CrossFit WOD with me too. The whole time they were doing their own workout I got a lot of this…..”mommy, do you do this in your CrossFit class?” Then they would strike a pose of some sort or do some kind of crazy jumping move. Pretty darn cute but I seriously doubt my coaches would classify them as CrossFit moves….but we will keep that between us because I told two little girls yes. They seem to think they were pretty cool.
Here is what my Homemade WOD was made up of:
20 KBS (20 pounds – only thing I have, could have used a heavier KB)
25 DB Walking Lunges (15 pounds each hand)
30 Air Squats
50 Double Unders
for 4 sets
And because they were too darn cute I had to capture my little ones at their attempt to do some of the moves I was doing in my WOD.
Here is a burpee, looks more like a good plank move if you ask me but I was told in the most serious voice ever that ”mommy, this is a burpee”. They think the name burpee is hilarious by the way….I disagree, but only because I hate burpees!
Now I would like to give this move a name but I have nowhere to start. I was only told that “mommy, I’m doing CrossFit”. So I will go with that…
She has the same facial expressions I give when I’m doing my WOD’s too.
By the end of our WOD I was a new person, but most of all we all had a bunch of fun. They both told me they wanted to do it again tomorrow night. Hmmmm….future CrossFit stars in the making? And even at 4 years old!
This post is going to be very random as I just need to just write….or type in this case. My head is a spinning mess as I ponder what direction I should be taking right now in my life. Ok, let me step back. Life is good don’t get me wrong. I have a great family, a roof over my head, and I have my health. What I’m really talking about is what should I be doing? I’m in this rut in my career. I find myself hating going to work every day. It doesn’t bring me the same joy it once did. Oh yes, I probably shouldn’t be typing these words since I do have co-workers who read my blog. But seriously I have to get this off my chest. Shouldn’t you be doing something you love? Something that has a purpose? And that you wake up excited to do? YES!!! 100 times YES! So with that being said that is why my mind is spinning messing! And I’m left with the question “what should I do”. So on a piece of paper I wrote down the things I love, which were….
Cooking/Baking – Duh!
Blogging – the place I get to be creative
So what do I do with all that? I’ve tossed around many ideas in my head, but this is the year I make changes. I need to! Not only for me but for my family because being unhappy in a place where I spend most of my time is running over into my family life. NOT GOOD!
So here is to figuring it all out. And for finding that happiness!
Any of you have any ideas for me?
Thanks for letting me vent. This post may come back in bite me in the rear…..but honestly I don’t care. This is my space in this world to have my freedom of speech! So here is to freedom too!!
What are your New Year Resolution(s)? Did you make any? Some? Or None? I always try to steer away from resolutions and use the words “goals”. So this 2012 my goals make up a short list….
Here is to a good year! And a year where I reach my goals plus more!
October has come and gone and boy was it a blur! Where did it go?….duh, I know….it went away too darn fast! Time escaped me this month with the crazy life of being a full time worker, a mom, a blogger, a wife, and a daughter. Everything in my life has been so busy and it was only October. I seriously don’t know what I’m going to do once Thanksgiving get’s here and then Christmas. I’ll go ahead and apologize in advance if I am missing in action. Then again I felt like I have been missing in action around the blog lately, but please know it’s not because I sit and day dream of my next blog post….because I do! It’s just the lack of time to sit in front of my computer and actually make those dreams a reality.
Since October was a blur and since I really did take a bunch of pictures from the month of festivities, I thought I would share them any way. Like a collage of happenings in October….or scenes of what went on in my life in October.
First was our adventures to the local pumpkin patch which in October in South Florida is still hot. We happen to catch a cold front on the day of our pumpkin patch adventures so long sleeves and shorts could be worn! A rare occurrence! After many photo stops and a lot of walking around, we left the pumpkin patch with 5 pumpkins! One for each of the us, plus another for carving.
Which brings me to the carving. We saved the carving for the weekend before Halloween. This was the first carving we have done since the girls were born. The girls were super excited about the carving but lost interest soon. There only request was the pumpkin be a happy pumpkin. So a happy pumpkin is what I carved. Wow! I forgot just how fun (and frustrating) carving a pumpkin could be. I can’t remember the last time I carved a pumpkin. I know it will be an ongoing tradition in our house too. The only thing I forgot is how quickly a pumpkin can rot. Our little friend didn’t even make it to Halloween before he became a chia pet! By mid week he has a furry eye and was no longer fun to look at. Luckily we had other pumpkins to make the front door festive and those had stickers on them for their faces.
Then there was Halloween! The whole month I had one of the girls pretty set on what she wanted to be for Halloween while the other one would change her mind every day or hour! Yes, even though I have twins they are TOTALLY different from one another in more ways than one. They may look alike, but let me tell you they are two different little ladies. This year one of the girls went as a owl, which I actually made….I told my husband it would be the last year I did that too. Last year I made their costumes too. This year I made one and half. Since I knew the owl would be difficult I talked one of the girls into being a black cat….a much easier costume to tackle. I know, I know, bad mom! But she loved being a black cat! And they loved wearing their costume to their school parade!
And last but not least we did one more thing in the month of October…..we got our family pictures taken professionally so we had something to put on our Christmas cards this year! Here is a little peak at the photo’s! My co-worker and friend took these as she is trying to grow her photography business. She is super duper talented. She actually works in the photo studio at my job so again…super talented! Her site is still in progress but stay tune if you are in South Florida and need a very talented lady to take your kids photo’s.
Ok, now do you see why October was a big blur to me? Where in the world did it go? Now we are onto November! And one of my very favorite times….Thanksgiving!
I can’t promise anything but I’ll try to be back here on the Random side of the blog to share more…..we’ll see. Ha!