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May 20, 2022
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Met up with Brenda for a ride early this morning. Wind was strong out of the south, so the northbound sections were much fun. Coming back was not so enjoyable.

How can it be nearly June? Seems like 2022 is flying past.
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May 20, 2022
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5 pm - Ended up spending the afternoon picking up Owen at school and taking him to urgent care down the hill after he fell in the gym and hyperextended his fingers. It is ironically exactly the one year anniversary of the Friday last year when he busted his wrist at school and ruined his summer, so I was definitely shaking my fist at the universe as I drove to pick him up. Luckily, there are no broken bones and it appears as though he just jammed a couple of his fingers pretty good. I'm hoping he'll be good to go in a few days. I'm glad I took him to the doc because he had himself so worked up about it that I'm sure he would have sworn off all activity forever. She assured him he just needs to not grip anything for a couple of days and he'll be good to go. Sigh... I am OVER the past few weeks.
9 am - Woke up to rain, but on the way to school it turned to dumping snow. Looks like this storm is going to deliver. We're forecasted to get anywhere from 10-20" of snow here. Blargh. I hav[...]
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May 20, 2022
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Sinus' home sick
629

Upper body and core stretching
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May 20, 2022
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(Finally) got my gas fireplace insert installed Wednesday. Casey is having a total conniption that they ran a few feet of gas line on the exterior of the house, but from what I've researched that's totally normal/acceptable and regardless I specifically gave them the "ok" to do so as it was the only way with how our house is built. 
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May 20, 2022
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We've had nothing but trouble with our HVAC system since spending over $10,000 on it almost 3 years ago.  Woke up and the house was 80 degrees and gross this morning.  The tech came out and said it's either one of 2 things (both covered under warranty) but since he got it running, we have to wait for it to break again before he can figure out which problem it is.  Then the icing on the cake was when he charged a service fee.  Our extended warranty included ALL SERVICE FEES for 10 years!  He said they company changed their minds on that when gas prices went up.  WTH?  I found the service agreement IN WRITING (after he left) which was still on their website and am waiting for a call back from a manager.  I understand needing to raise prices for new customers, but what in the world are they thinking when "changing their minds" on a service already purchased.  It was an additional $900 for that extended full service warranty and the no service[...]
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May 20, 2022
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Trying to get everything done at work today, but even though I spent extra time working the past couple evenings, there is still so much to do!  And I need to do a HyVee/Walmart run for some last minute things.  My mom should be in town around 5:30 or 6pm, so I'm hoping I can get most things done before then, but it's seeming less and less likely that I'll get a workout in... 
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May 20, 2022
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A short, easy-ish practice triathlon - 600 yards in the pool, about 7 miles on the bike and a half mile run at race pace.  Just making sure all the parts are working, mechanical and human.  Aero position feels much more natural now.  Also tested my nutrition as I haven't eaten my typical pre-race Zone bar in years.
Weather really changed, it was 85 when I biked and ran.  I, for one, like the hot weather especially on the bike but we're going to cook in our wetsuits waiting to get in the water tomorrow.
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May 20, 2022
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6:58am: Happy Friday! 
Doctor's appointment went well -- I LOVED the doctor, she was awesome -- and we're going with a tentative diagnosis of endometriosis. She said that it's unusual to present so late in life, but that it could have been controlled before by the birth control I was one (since the cramping didn't start until I was told that I needed to stop taking bc because of my age).
So, we're trying a progesterone-only pill for 3 months to see if it helps and then take it from there. Overall, just really pleased with the doctor. She was smart, funny and really honest. And even though it was a normal 20- minute appointment, I felt like she explained a TON of stuff and really listened. All the things you want in a doctor. If anyone needs an OBGYN in the south suburbs, I definitely recommend her.
 
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May 20, 2022
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DL
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May 20, 2022
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And we're back with music fest guy hahaha - I took some of ya'lls advice and reached out. At first I kept it light, like "Been busy? Did I scare you off?" After he replied, I was clear that I didn't want anything to feel one-sided and that since I planned the first get together, the ball was in his court for the next time. He said he didn't want to 'smother' me (hence the lack of texts) and that he totally appreciated me being so clear. Then we texted for the next hour. I mean, my expectations are still on the floor, but that was a pleasant turn after I assumed I was being ghosted.
Other potentially exciting development is I have a sudden renewed interest in adopting a 2nd pup. The humane society where I got Ellie Mae has been posting about a dachshund mix who just weaned from her pups (they're looking for a foster for her while she recovers) - AND they have two other dachshunds on their website! I reached out yesterday to see if I could chat with them about all three and if one wo[...]
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May 20, 2022
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Barney escaped just as we were getting ready to leave yesterday. I ended up staying back to find him and Fred & Nib took off in the RV. After looking for Barney on and off all afternoon with no luck, I finally coaxed him back in the house just before 1 am. I got up at 4 am to make it to Xenia before traffic got bad. Barney stayed home (Insert eyeroll) It rained all night long and winds are supposed to be 20-30 mph so I probably won't get much riding in today.
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May 20, 2022
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Friday! I definitely don't feel like working. Darren went down hard with allergies yesterday and is feeling pretty rough. We've all taken covid tests and are negative. I woke up with a sore throat and i wonder if i might be allergic to something in the house because I have had this same feeling multiple times during the winter - i wonder what it could be? But we shut all the windows and here it is again ... 
Also, feeling like everything is happening at once! lol! We have a quiet weekend this weekend but after that we are packed for every weekend through June. Felicity is invited to another birthday party, year-end dance celebration, Darren is going to be going to get our new pup in just about 3 weeks. This is family life for our current stage. I don't think it's going to feel slow again for some time. 
I went to renew my Driver's licence and health card online yesterday- which they have purposely set to expire together on your birthday every 5 years and this is a place[...]
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May 20, 2022
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abs, stretch, upper body
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May 19, 2022
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Ended up working late again to finish up requirements that are due for a project on Friday. Hoping that working more yesterday & today means Friday will be less painful. 
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May 19, 2022
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Planned day off...taper is working as I'm getting a little rammy.  I've also leaned up a bit in the past five days, really dropping the calorie and carb intake.   Tomorrow I'll eat a little more in preparation for the race.  Two days to go!
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