|My after workout "glow" (it's so wrong that I think my hair looks better after sweating on it than first thing in the morning)|
So I almost slipped yesterday. I went to my favorite little gyro place for lunch. I usually get the combo when it's on sale...a gyro with some hummus and a drink. They don't have any regular iced tea so I usually treat myself to a raspberry iced tea from the fountain. It's sweetened but no carbonation. Well, that one was out of order so only soda left. I filled my cup with Coke and stared at it. "It's just one cup," I said to myself. I didn't take a sip. I figured I'd let the fizzle get knocked out of it on my way back to work. I get back to my desk and took 2 sips and it was like the sweet heavenly nectar of the Gods!!! And then an alarm went off in my head. "Amanda Marie Johnson!! What exactly do you think you're doing? It's like giving 'just a little' smack to a crackhead and expecting it to be fine. Is this cup of sugar (and let's face it...not much else) really worth the possible 3 days of pain you're going to be feeling for that carbonation?!?! I don't think it is." So I threw the cup away...full. I drank my water with my lunch and it was just fine. Crisis averted.
The week is almost over and a crazy workweek it's been. Next week's going to be even worse as Boss Lady is on vacation and I'm her back up. Both of my partners are out today. One gets back Monday but she's been out all week so she's got some catching up to do. For some reason, Boss Lady's boss has been paying me some compliments lately so that's probably a good thing. I'm also on call for System Assurance next week. That's 24/7 that I've got to have a cell phone on me and handle any issues that come up. I've never done this before...it's a fairly new process for our group so I'm a little anxious about it. My luck has been historically bad when my boss is out of the office and my having to handle crises as they come up. I handle them fine but things always seem to blow up. I don't know why but just adding in this 30 minutes of exercise after work has totally screwed up my housekeeping schedule. Must find way to keep house clean and work out at same time. That will be my goal for next week. I'm doing a big clean this weekend and then hopefully will figure out how to maintain it without being exhausted next week.
This weekend will be fun. Hubby's going to Vegas...quick turn and burn...he leaves tomorrow morning and gets back Sunday night. I think I'll take the girls to the splash park again...they really liked that. We'll probably do some swimming my parents' house. And of course I have my bandster lunch tomorrow! A little nervous meeting people in person...the whole awkward in social situations thing but I think it'll be a lot of fun. I'm also catsitting which is just an odd thing since I don't really care for cats that much (I'm allergic and am just more of a dog person in general). The hardest part about this is to remember to actually go feed the darn thing. I'm trying to remember now how I got myself into this.
I picked up my Disney tickets yesterday. So excited to actually be able to use them this year! We're thinking October or near Christmas. We shall see.
So there you have it. The exciting life and times of MandaPanda in Candyland. And without further ado, our Friday Funny: