Mount up Monday v5.12.08

Welcome back to the reality known as Monday.  Bad for some, worse for others, but for me, I just take them as they come.

So, let's just get the bad news out of the way first.  Last MUM, I set three goals for myself.  Let's see how I did.

  1. Finish homework by Friday – She shoots, she SCORES!  I actually had it all done.  I plan to do the same this week.
  2. Stretch for an hour daily – That slapshot missed WAY wide.  Not only did I not stretch for an hour daily, I didn't stretch at all.  Bad Shyner.  That just means I'll be in super pain tomorrow after class tonight.
  3. Read 20 pages of PHP tutorial – I just got shutout.  Yeah, I didn't do any of the reading.  I am such a mess, but I will do better this week.

So, if I didn't do any of that, then what DID I do last week?  Let's see.  Weekdays are spent at work and then basically collapsing after work from the mental trauma (NOT!).  Really, I'm just lazy and when I get home I don't want to do much.  Saturday I spent basically the entire day fixing up the living room.  Let's just say that before, it was pretty yuck, and seeing as how it's the first thing you see when you walk in our front door, I got tired of wanting to jump off a bridge if I saw it one more time like that.  It was cluttered and full of junk and dark and, well, yuck.  I wanted to get some slipcovers for the couches but after a wild goose chase at Macys, then Target, then Bed, Bath and Beyond, I gave up on them.  I did, however, end up with a decent bookshelf (that Kiddo helped me put together) and a couple of nice plants. 

I should have taken a before picture so you could see what was really done, but I didn't.  If my brother stops by, he'll let you know how much it's changed.

 

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Yeah, that wall is pink.  I still have to paint, but let me tell you, it's a million times better than it was.  My Stephen King collection finally has a home, as do all of my computer books.  Which is awesome in and of itself because it cleared off space on the bookshelf in my office/the gym for some of my other books.  Both Lovey's aunt and our former roommate were awestruck by the transformation and I am quite happy with it.  That was an all day job.

Saturday night was date night and I even managed to stay awake after all day cleaning.  Lovey and I stepped out for a frozen cocktail since it was just under 8000 degrees.  We walked around but there were way too many people out for me so we called it a little early and went home to sit on the balcony.  Good times.

Sunday we met Lovey's mom, step-dad, sister and aunt for lunch in a fantabulous Mexican restaurant.  Super good stuff.  We returned to la casa de doce trienta with full bellies where I cleaned some more and then played some online poker.

The weekend would not have been complete, however, without some sports.  That's right.  Penguins 2, Flyers 0.  Pens in 5 is the way I'm calling it.  Let's go PENS!

Before I ramble on too much further, let me set this week's goals.

  • Finish the friggin homework before Friday
  • Read 20 pages of the PHP tutorial
  • Clean the office/gym
  • Create a schedule

With that, I'm out!  REGULATORS, Mount Up!

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Mount up Monday – The Ole! edition

Happy Monday morning, Voxiverse!  (Or feliz manana de lunes, I think)

Not only is it Cinco de Mayo (not Mexican Independence Day), but it's a Mount up Monday.  That's right, get on your horses and ride!

I wish to the heavens that I was off today, enjoying margaritas and basically getting sloppy falling down drunk with the rest of the revelers, but alas, I have bills to pay so I'm at work.  I will have to settle for mango margaritas when we get home. (Made with fresh mangos off the tree in the back yard, deee-licious!)

Speaking of mangos, our tree is exploding with those bad boys so it will be time soon for my mango-cheesecake delight.  So tasty.

The weekend was as good as a weekend could be.  Tons of fun on Friday night watching the Marlins knock around the Padres.  Most of Saturday was spent catching up on homework.  I've really got to try to plan better so I don't end up doing that.  Much more interesting things to be done on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  Sunday was errand day and more homework.

I can't even begin to put into words the way the time is just flying by.  I honestly used to dread Mondays, but now I actually look forward to them because it means I'm one week closer to gettin that paper.  I started looking into Microsoft certifications and nearly swallowed my tongue when I found out how expensive the classes are.  And it isn't like there's just one class.  I'm just guessing here, but I think it would cost me another 10 grand to get two certifications, and that could very well be an underestimate.  Yikes!  Oh well, one step at a time.  I'm trying to self-teach myself PHP since I do know a little about it.  I've got this 200 page tutorial to get through.  After that, SQL.  The fun never ends.

Maybe I'll give myself some goals for the week on MUM.  Here's this week:

  • Finish homework before Friday
  • Stretch for at least an hour daily (pole class in one week!)
  • Read 20 pages of the tutorial

Yeah, that's enough.  I'll start small.

Well, I hope that you all pasen un buen dia.  Hasta luego…..

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