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This Week...

This week felt insane.  Here are a few notes:

*I got a free oil change.  Because they took forever...and I let them know it.  Karen was trying to get me to relax and smile and I refused.

*Big Chicks has great weekday specials.  $1 burger or veggie dog w/ fries.  Okay

*I found myself practically sprinting...everywhere...during work hours.  This conference, man, I'm pretty excited for it to be over.
Justine: Are you excited for P3 to be over?
I didn't even let her finish Me:  Yes.

*Me = So Tired

*I got to ride my new bike to work all week.  Which is so lovely and much safer than my bad weather bike.  Yes, I realize this doesn't make much sense.  Although today while the sand pelted my new bike with the strong wind, I kept thinking, 'not my new bike! stop getting sand in my new bike's chain.'

*Working on scrapbook catching up.

*Ran my largest (and probably most important) meeting at work.  It went well.  Hooray!

*I love having my gym group.  It keep me going even when I'm tired (read: my current state).

*Two actual nice days this week.  I will accept our fate.  Today I wished I had gloves.
Dear Chicago, I wish we could have more than two days of average spring-like temperatures.

*People seemed really into national doughnut day today.  I didn't participate, but I do really enjoy it's origin.

*I also love/hate my spin instructor knowing me.  Why would I hate that?  Because he comes over and says (while we're sprinting), "At 45 seconds I want a kick.  At 30 seconds I want another."  (I never said he's not demanding...that's why I like him.)  Kick means more speed, resistance or both.  It's a good work out though.

*I feel crazy, like I can't relax or form a real sentence outside of work.  I find myself making work lists on my phone because during the day I don't have any time to do much real thinking...I'm just doing, trying to answer all the questions.

The good news:  my conference is next week and then cue all the celebrations!  Also, my association prioritizes receptions so at the end of each day I have an enjoyable reception to attend.  I'll take it.


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