May & June 2019 - A Photo A Day

A Photo A Day – Week Five

May 31

I came home Friday from work knowing I wasn’t going to do much over the weekend except relax and sleep. My weekends for the next month are super busy so it was important to me to self care this weekend.

I came home Friday and vegged out in front of the TV to watching Chernobyl. Spoiler: It’s awesome.

June 1

I’m planning on joining the kickball team at work and since I haven’t kicked a ball since I was fourteen I went to Target and got a soccer ball. It was a beautiful day outside and my husband and I walked over to a nearby park and spent an hour playing soccer.

I am luckily still pretty good and can aim well enough. I think I’ll be able to hold my own in a kick ball setting. We’re going to practice catching the ball in air soon and see how I do. I’m not worried about embarrassing myself, more worried about hurting myself. Coming up on 30 and I am not as limber as I used to be.

After the park we bought fresh strawberries and sat on the porch to enjoy the weather. Berry season is the best and the fruit is so good right now.

June 2

We spent time Sunday making sure we watched the Deadwood movie. We had watched the series together many years ago and were dissapointed by the abrupt ending.

The movie more than makes up for it.

Every character comes back and gets a solid ending that will leave any Deadwood fan satisfied.

June 3

Quick screen grab from twitter. It’s very millennial of me, but I’m trying out intermittent fasting for the month of June. I saw a great comic a few months back that was like ‘only millennials would skip breakfast and call it intermittent fasting’.

I was thinking about making that topic my June challenge at first, but it’s kind of boring to just make updates that say ‘FROM 9AM-11AM ALL WEEK I WAS RAVENOUS’. Maybe if I find it successful I’ll keep going and do weekly updates for July. But only if I can find a way to make it fun and interesting. I’m not going to bore you with my constant desire to graze on food 24/7.

June 4

To supplement the 16:8 fasting (that’s 16 hours fasting, 8 hours eating), I’ve been drinking iced black coffee in the mornings to get me through until my ‘feed time’ (as I’ve been calling it) at 11. It’s been working out pretty well.

I realized in the move though that I tossed my adult looking tumblers thinking ‘I only ever use tumblers at home, and I love my Beauty and the Beast one’. Well that’s all good and fun except now I’m taking this awesome made for a seven year old cup to work every day. I should care more, but I actually love it so it’s working out fine.

June 5

The little things are the best things sometimes.

On Wednesday I went to happy hour with some old work friends. We had a great time catching up.

As I was leaving the bar I realized my feed window was closing so I rushed to get a veggie sandwich and head home to eat it. I was at a stop light, listening to Jai Paul and enjoying the sunshine when I looked over and saw this adorable creature doing the same thing.

We should all be more like this dog.

June 6

On Thursday I went to the dentist before work. I think I need to switch dentists and doctors. These dental hygienists keep murdering my gums every time I go in for a cleaning.

I only really have myself to blame though. I never say anything even if it hurts. I am the most stoic patient of all time. I just dig my nails into my skin and bear the shit out of it. I am like that knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Oh you stabbed my face over and over again? Just a scratch. Do it again I dare you. I’ll just sit here and take it.

June 7

Two years at work already? Kind of insane.

Inside I found an elaborate cupcake, which I devoured during my feeding window.

Can you see now how boring a intermittent fasting month would be? Here is what I ate and when! Snooze.

It was delicious and well decorated and a really nice surprise.

May & June 2019 - A Photo A Day

A Photo A Day – Week Four

May 24

On Friday I got a notification from the library that my copy of Super Smash Bros Ultimate was ready to pick up. I have had this bad boy on hold for MONTHS and it was so good to finally play it. I only have a week to play it before I have to return it so I went to town on this game Friday night.

Kirby of course is the most ultimate character to play as. He’s got a hammer, he can fly and he can suck you into his face and spit you back out and steal your powers.

This game is ridiculously awesome.

May 25

On Saturday we drove 5 hours south into California to camp at the Redwoods State Park. It was really amazing and I posted a ton of pics of clear blue river water, giant ass trees and beautiful ocean views.

I didn’t share that it rained the night we got in and we had to put our tent up in a downpour. Also, when the rain finally tapered off we were stuck making a fire in this giant pit that looked like one of those trash cans homeless people light on fires in alleyways in movies to keep warm. It was impossible to sit and enjoy the fire during this trip, which is one of our favorite things to do, because the pit was so deep that hardly any heat escaped.

It was a bit of a damper on the trip.

May 26

Before we took off on our amazing hike Sunday morning we stopped at the coast to get some coffee. I found this adorable little beach house with a great view. I took a picture of their gate because I thought it was really unique and cute. Reminded me of a pirate ship or something.

Our hike on The Boy Scout trail was really incredible. Giant redwoods, beautiful sights and smells. What I didn’t share was the insane chap I got on my butt. It’s kind of funny now, but definitely not at the time. I was wearing the wrong leggings for a hike like this. Too thin, not enough support for movement. Essentially in the essence of being real: ow. ow. ow. my poor butt.

May 27

We drove home on Memorial day. I have to yell every time I see farm animals on the side of the freeway.

Lots of cows and sheep. A few llamas and even some chickens. I hate seeing the tags in their ears and knowing they won’t live for much longer – but at the very least this life in the green fields is better than most agricultural animals get. Still all knifes look the same at the end no matter what life you’ve had.

On a happier note, if you ever do a road trip with me just prepare for some yelling about animals out the window.

May 28

Being back at work after a holiday weekend is such a drag.

I brought a PB&J to work for lunch because I had the ingredients left over from camping. It was so hard to be back though and I had to cheer myself up at lunchtime and go get whole bowl.

It’s not a very pretty picture but it’s one of those little things that make me happy.

Also, like their motto says, ‘It’s like eating a hug’ and god damn if that’s not true.

May 29

It should be illegal to have meetings that are longer than 2 hours. Tuesday brought me a 4 hour meeting and WOW it was rough.

My attention span for that length of time is pretty shit so I really had to pay attention and take notes and make sure I was on the ball with this one.

It wore me out though and when I came home it was an early bed time.

May 30

We found out we won a big project at work, which was great. I particularly spent a lot of time on it and it felt good to know the win will help a few people in our Texas office retire on the project and bring in good income.

We went out for a beer after work to celebrate. We were in a bar, watching a different bar across the street that is known for getting a bit rowdy with their rooftop deck. Had a good time poking fun at the people that came stumbling out.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I don’t have anything planned for June so I’m going to continue this one through the next month! Hope that’s okay with you all. Keep participating if you can with the #picturethelittlethings hashtag. I’ll highlight any that show up on here!