Can this week be over yet?

I’m so happy today is Friday and I don’t even care that it is Friday the 13th.

Lately I’ve been tired all the time. My sleep is sporadic throughout the night and when I do sleep, I dream vivid dreams and then wake up late. This week I had a dream about going into work in the most inappropriate outfit, it was…horrible. Then the Benefits Admin announced to the whole company that they were taking away all of our Holidays, then she burst into tears and tells us we all need to go home for the day. Employees were pissed off and left and facilities didn’t lock down the building. I work in the front office so all of these customers were coming into the lobby, which had turned into a retail shop counter much like Les Schwab. I could not get any help because most of the building was empty and the people who were there didn’t want to help because they were mad at the company. I finally had to tell everyone that I could not help them and we were closing. That was a stressful dream. I had other dreams but I only remember snapshots of them.

I’m thinking that the dreams might be due to my 40 day Quit It challenge I’m doing on HabitRPG. Part of why I’ve been so tired is because I’ve been eating like crap. One thing I’ve noticed is, if I have a soda I’m usually eating something not healthy, like a pizza. I love pizza and can’t really eat it without drinking soda, it’s a mind thing. My friend once told me she only smokes when she drinks and I said that’s horrible, I kind of get it now. Way to be judgmental Tiffany! So ya, I’m on day 10 and have been soda free for all 10 days. It’s been interesting trying to pick out other drinks to have besides water. While I enjoy water, it gets boring real fast, but it has introduced me to new drinking experiences. I’ve also made healthier decisions when going out to fast food because well, soda just goes well with fatty, grease food. Yesterday I had my first carbonated drink in 9 days, I really needed it. It was not soda but a carbonated water.

I had a craptastic day yesterday, that’s why I needed it. Oh and this might be TMI, you have been forewarned. First I slept poorly and for some reason, the best sleep I get is either right before I have to wake up or right after hitting snooze. After finally getting up and ready, I was late to work.  Around noon I had a surprise visit yesterday from my monthly lady friend and didn’t realize until it was too late. Yeah it happens to the best of us but it is still embarrassing. It’s embarrassing because when I go on break, someone comes to watch the front desk for me. So I got up and BAM the stain on my computer chair was just staring me in the face. Oh gosh, this is awkward. Luckily my coverage is super awesome and was very understanding. I got her another chair and went to town trying to clean up the stain. I left to go home and change and ended up being late getting back into work because I was stopped by 2 freight trains. Ugh the day just kept getting better. Everything was going better until I left to go home for the day. Turns out someone tried to break into my car and the rubber/foam grip thingie, yes the technical term grip thingie, between my car frame and the door was all shredded. I didn’t notice it until I got in my car and my sweater got caught in the shredded piece and the whole rubber/foam grip thing pulled and fell off. Seriously one more thing to add to my shitty day. I put the piece back in place and start the car. Fuck I just wanted to go home. I start the car and wonder why I can clearly hear the engine start. Turns out I left the window open less than an inch. Oh ok, whatever. Then I look down at the passenger door and what do I find….BIRD SHIT. Yes a bird pooped in my car. I cleaned it off and got home as fast as I could. My day was definitely over, SO OVER.

I’m happy today is Friday because I’m ready for the weekend and ready for this week to be over. The bonus that made the week tolerable, I’m going to the Sounders game tomorrow. Crossing my fingers for a win and an awesome weekend.

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus

First Steps

This last week has been pretty fantastic and productive and I plan on making the weekend the same. Since finding out that not only did my car insurance go up, my phone bill went up and my HOA dues just went up, I’ve been a little financially stressed. I’m great at creating a budget, which I did last weekend but it’s hard when the price of utilities go up but your wages don’t go up with them. I know, I know, welcome to the real world! I’ve always done a pretty good job of not over budgeting my regular (I need these utilities), what I’m NOT great at is sticking to the flex budgets I set. This week though, I only ate out once and that was for a good-bye lunch for a co-worker.  I made this delicious quiche for breakfast and had chicken and veggies for lunches and soup for dinner. Not the most filling dinners but I’m working within my budget right now and I was just glad I didn’t cave and get fast food.

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For this upcoming week, I plan of trying something different for breakfast. While I LOVED the quiche (Broccoli, Ham & Cheese), I know that I will get sick of eggs pretty quickly and I decided to try Chia Seeds. For breakfast next week, I found a recipe I want to try, Papaya, Berry and Mint Chia Seed Parfait. Papaya is supposed to be in season so hopefully it won’t be too pricey. Lunches will be the same as well as dinners because I’m taking this slow. No need to rush into getting healthier as long as I’m taking steps forward and not backward. I’ll let ya know how the Chia Seed Parfait turns out!

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus