Friday, January 31, 2014

Just all over the map

I hope you can bear with this today.  I have a lot of small things to say.  They don't connect, and none of them are big enough to make a blog post.  So they're going to come live here now.  They are excited about it, or at least that's what they tell me.

1)  It's snowing.  AGAIN.  This month has been absolutely ridiculous for snow.  Usually, winter hits us hardest from February to April.  And this is the second storm we've had this week.  According to the NWS, we could get anywhere from 4-8 inches... except that there is some strange jet stream thing going on, and so it's entirely possible that we could see over a foot in 24 hours.  My car is not at all equipped for this kind of weather, I really badly need new tires, so if the weather is really bad, Ammon's gonna have to be driving me too and from work today.  Fun times.

2) I have had so many computer troubles at work over the last 2 days that I just. can't. stand. it.  Starting with switching computers when I switch offices, to not being able to log on to our cloud-based software that runs our entire company, and yeah... not good times.  We have no option but to figure it out by Monday, when I officially start my rent collection duties.  It would be much easier if I didn't have to give up my laptop to the girl taking my job... I could make due on it for a few days with it.

3) We had a blood screening panel at work yesterday.  I skipped it last year, but I succumbed to the peer pressure and went with it.  Can we just talk about how gratifying it is to hear a nurse tell you that there is no reason whatsoever to see a Doctor in the next 2 years unless I have a major injury, illness, or change in lifestyle?  It felt really nice to just once hear someone in the medical profession say that their direct intervention in my life is not necessary.  I feel like all too often,  Doctors and nurses come up with thousands of reasons for them to be involved in day to day health and lifestyle decisions.

4) I have been watching entirely too much Vampire Diaries, but I can't quit it.  Not even a little bit.  It makes my life seem so much better, simply by virtue of the fact that there are not people out to kill me every time I turn around.  I found this workout game on Pinterest just now, and it seems totally killer.  Who needs P90X when you have slutty Caroline and broody Stefan?

Via Pinterest
5) I self-identified as a half-marathon runner twice yesterday.  Even admitted to my struggles with running, and my desire to improve and meet goals.  This may not seem like much to all of you, because I talk about running here a lot, but in the real world, I don't identify much as a runner.  It doesn't feel authentic to "real life Kristen".  She's the nerdy, uncoordinated, book-worm introvert, not the reluctant runner health nut that she admits to having been in her college days.  Because really, I love all of this health and fitness stuff.  It in cool to me, but it is so far removed from my everyday life anymore that people look at me sideways when I bring it up in conversation.  I don't want that to be the story anymore.  I want to embrace all of those things that I love, even the parts that don't make sense.

How's your weather today?


  1. The snow :)
    I know it can be miserable, but I wish I could see some! I cannot believe it was snowing in my hometown in FLORIDA! CRAZY!

    XO Lourdes

  2. Wow! I have come to your page a few times from other blogs and recently started following you. Apparently because I look from my phone most of the time, I didn't realize you are in Colorado, too! That's awesome! I am in Castle Rock. We moved here a little over 4 years ago. Anyway, I digress. I don't identify myself as a "runner" either, but then again, the most I have ever run consecutively is 3.5 miles (and that was two days ago). I really need to blog more (because I haven't updated in weeks. . . life), but I am excited to see your posts. Thanks for sharing! Maybe you will motivate me to run outside in this coldness!

  3. It's cold. Again. And I am so done with it all. Let's hope we don't have snow into April again this year. Miss you lady!!

  4. It's always cold here... but no snow lately. At least... no snow that's stuck. And good for you for your blood tests!! :)

  5. You ARE a runner!! I'm glad you may be realizing that :)

  6. I live in Chicago so I feel your pain with the snow woes, haha. And that Vampire Diaries workout plan is AMAZING, I'm totally stealing it ;)

    xo marlen
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