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September 20, 2018
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Foot better today...wore running shoes and used crutches...both helped.
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September 20, 2018
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Slept really poorly. Woke up at 11:30 and couldn't fall asleep. Then Basically awake since 3am. Felt really hot and wondered if it was the night sweats purple patch talks about. Definitely wondered if was over training issues or a weird reaction to the weight training and or load plus weight loss. So I was dragging and had a bit more caffine than usual. But I wasn't feeling tired or sluggish. Just got really grumpy by the end of the day which led to not doing the workout. The kind of grumpy that feels super stressful but with no way to release it.

Eating room temperature indian food gave me a tummy ache. Seemed like a bit too much food. Now that I look at calorie totals I wonder if my grumpiness is due to a lack of calories
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September 20, 2018
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No ride today. Too busy feverishly painting for tomorrow's show. Finished a 40x30" I was thinking of trying to get to my Cherry Creek gallery for an opening tomorrow night. That ship has probably sailed, too much going on tomorrow to get a painting down to Denver. Trying to do an entire 36x24" for the show in Evergreen tomorrow night and Saturday. It's probably gonna be wet when I hang it, but I used a quick dry medium so we'll see. Almost done!!
Also  sent out my first email newsletter in ages and answered a bunch of emails about commissions. I'm getting done!
They guys are almost done painting our house. It's been a couple of weeks. SOOOO close! It's gonna look so nice done. 
Nate had mediation yesterday for the case he was served with on Spring Break. He settled with the guy to be done with it. Owes him 37k which sucks, but is honestly worth it to just be done with it. The guy was suing Nate and the factory for 1.2 million - completely ridiculous, but the legal sy[...]
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September 20, 2018
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9:11am: Almost Friday! Made some eggs and cottage cheese last night (have I mentioned that I LOVE my Instant Pot?) and bought some fruits and veggies to have in the house. Trying to wean away from the sweets for a bit -- not entirely, not cold turkey, not total restriction -- just to reset my taste buds a little, if that makes sense. 
Tomorrow is Broccoli Cheese Soup for Instant Pot Friday. Today is SUPPOSED to be the last 90 degree day of the season, and tomorrow is just a high of 68, so it seems like a good introduction to Fall.
No promises on what I'll do this afternoon -- I was rudely awoken this morning by my alarm and still haven't quite shaken the fog of the dream I was in the middle of. 
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You must expect failure as part of your journey of success, failure and success go hand in hand, you cannot have one without the other.
-- Richard Parkes Cordock
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September 20, 2018
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Ahhhh, so good to be back home! I ended up with a new mower out of the Farm show. :) We decided since I'm so hard on the equipment, we would buy a sturdier machine that it would be harder for me to break. We stopped by the Kubota display on our way out of the show just because you can't be there and not drool over the equipment. lol! Our local sales rep just happened to be there, so we got to talking and the next thing you know, I have a shiny new 4wd mower on the way. lol! Fred is also going to upgrade his tractor and sell his current one on auction next year. He bought it used from a friend and John told him he would have no trouble getting as much or more for it on auction than he paid.

Heading over to mom's this morning and have the plumber coming over to look at the bathroom remodel project. He has started working with a contractor doing remodels, so we're going to talk to him about our project. I have a meeting tomorrow with the Lowes designer to see if we can't knock [...]
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September 20, 2018
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Today was a drop back 5 & punt kind of day. She had called IT about issues early this morning and they dragged their feet. I opted to sign into my computer to at least be productive. She notified the IT people to IM either myself or our team lead to let her know when they wanted her and I was just going to let her observe more. The IT people sent her an email --that she found around 4 PM. By the time IT had done anything to her computer, it was almost 5 PM. She got to observe multiple processes today and I kept it light so she wouldn't stress. Tomorrow, she starts working.
Miss Thing has made friends with some girls in her program who live in Glasgow so she's going to visit them this weekend. Her house (all international students) is going to a soccer match on Saturday.
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September 20, 2018
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Back in the office again! 2 days in a row every couple of months is more than enough for me. There's a lot of complaining that goes on here. A whole lot.  And I'm willing to say that these people have never been in a truly bad work situation... like it was @ State Farm. Sure there's a lot to do, and sure, it's hard and complex and it takes a lot of time... but at least I'm not weeping in the bathroom like I was @ the Farm. 
And. The money's a hell of a lot better. 
Today's outfit...

Black and white striped top with gold zipper accent. Gold **KENDRA SCOTT** (LISAAAAAAAAA!!!!) earrings, black cropped pants (which didn't fit about 3 months ago!)  and red Target shoes. Really love the shoes for a pop of color. 
Color - check
Pattern - check
Texture - not really
Shine - sorta
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September 20, 2018
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Dead lifts, bench, leg press, lat pull down, dips, sit-ups, curls, calf exercises, band work
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September 20, 2018
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Packing progress. All set for California and about halfway there for Chattanooga. Gallon zip lock bags are out, labeled and partially filled (T1! T2! Special needs!). I read my training plan wrong and last night was supposed to be an hour swim, not 30 minutes. I might do another short swim tomorrow. Will bike and run tonight. Short stuff.
I'm mentally done with work this week, just so many things I'm getting pulled into and panicky questions since executives seem to not pay attention to anything until right before it happens. Despite that we've been planning this event for the past 12 months. I'm really looking forward to getting away for a few days, but my mind will be on Bentley. He is still coughing and not really getting much better. Also vomiting intermittently; I think one of the meds doesn't agree with him. We go for follow up x-rays tonight.
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September 20, 2018
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Crazy busy day of work.
Going to see Jason Aldean concert tonight with Matt.
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September 20, 2018
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I'm more sore today after yesterday's workout than I was Monday after Sunday's race.
They posted some race photos online.  Good gad!  I look like I was dying which is funny because I felt happy.  First - horizontal stripes on my running shirt was not a good idea.  Especially with my hip pockets full of supplies.  Ya... that's not the half of it but it's enough.  Nuff said.  The photos are free but I have no desire to save any of them.  I'll just keep my own mental image thank you very much!!
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September 20, 2018
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Just amazing to actually have energy to work AND get things done in the evening although that kind of makes me nervous as it might not be me actually feeling good but the whole "nesting surge". I only have a few things left to touch-up at the Texas house and at least it's in showable condition. I had a very stable sounding family apply (lived at last place 4 years, but landlord is selling house) whose references etc all checked out. They said they'd pay for the background/credit check today and I'm offering to let them put down the deposit to hold the property until they're ready to move mid-October. There's been some other interest, but no one serious that can actually afford it (although it's honestly under priced for the market). Tuesday was a little stressful. Case and I both took the entire day off. I had two mid-day baby appointments. The doc was concerned Friday that my bump hasn't grown in at least two weeks so ordered some testing. My biggest concern is placental a[...]
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September 20, 2018
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Run tonight!
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September 20, 2018
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Morning swim practice, a coach/train split.  My last one for this session. Courtney will take over Tues/Thur AM next week and Hussein will continue with Wednesday.  Today was much better than the past two days despite Java's fast paced run last night.  Hypoxic drills, which I actually like even though they are incredibly difficult for me. It's hard for people to understand how asthma affects this kind of training, but I go for broke anyway. So I am happy and don't feel like I might die. 
The rain continues, but most likely I will take Java on another short run before my evening session promoting our Startup Weekend event next week. Still editing this video of a show two weeks ago.  I had hoped to be done already, but when you realize a bit too late that your hard drive is full. I spent all day in backup mode.  I have one last video to edit and then I may see if I can do something about the lighting.  I had someone else video it.  He wasn't fa[...]
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September 20, 2018
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All sorts of changes in plans. My buddy who I have been swimming with to help he over her OWS fear is doing her very first half this weekend at Augusta. She got THE CALL that her mom, who has been battling breast cancer, is losing her fight.her Mom told her to race anyway. No one is going to be there for her,so I am heading to Augusta early Sunday to cheer her on. CANCER SUCKS
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