Killing time

27 Jun

 The last few days I’ve been killing time. A majority of my furniture is gone and I am without cable so I keep watching the same dvd’s over and over again. I have two dvds on me and it’s getting quite old. And not like it’s movies or anything, it’s old Seinfeld dvd’s that I’ve already seen a million times. I’m just waiting for Thursday to get here so I can move the last of my stuff out of my house and be done with this place. That being said, prepare for an ultra boring post. I’m so bored, I don’t even want to think and attempt to be whitty…..the horror.

And you know what?

I  miss my dog.

It’s so lonely here without him, I can’t imagine not having a dog. I will be sitting on the couch, playing with my laptop expecting to see him right by my side. I even reach down to pet him but end up petting the couch which is a bit weird. But it my defense, it is microfiber and quite comfy.

Sigh, that was his last time on the blue couch. I’ve become crazy dog lady in the fact that in the past few days when I’m out and about I stop and want to pet and say hi to every dog I see the continue to tell them how much I miss my dog. Wtf am I gonna do when Linky goes to the other side?? I’m a wreck right now. They *may* have been incident at the DMV this morning as well. I was renewing my registration and the employee helping me had a picture of a white chihuahua in her cube. I asked her if her dog was full chihuahua, she said yes and I told her about dropping Lincoln off this weekend. She was all “Oh you poor thing” and I started to tear up and felt the tears coming. I held them back but I was that girl at the DMV—the girl crying about her dog because she misses him. Not crying about the fact that I don’t know where I’m moving. what I’m doing with my life, the fact that I’m going to be living with my parents for a few months but no-crying over Lincoln.

But I know he is having a  good time at grandma and popi’s house. He is a bit skiddish though so I’m hoping their yelling and screaming isn’t scaring him.

I took this picture when my dad and I  pulled into Starbucks the other day in Georgia. My mom stayed with Lincoln while we went to lunch since she wasn’t hungry. I was about to pee my pants from laughing when taking this picture, they look like a duo on the run or something. My mom doesn’t look that crazy usually so please disregard.

On the way home from dropping him off with the parentals, I cried and cried. I would stop, someone would call and ask me what I was doing then I would start crying again. But it was my shortest drive I’ve had in awhile compared to my trips to Florida and Indianapolis.

I reconnected with my old friend, Twizzlers.

I used to be addicted to these things and all of a sudden had a craving for them when we were at Wal-Mart in Commerce, GA on Friday night. The Wal-Mart was the place to be and we even got to see some drag races (with way too many confederate flags for my liking) in the parking lot.

I marveled at the goodies I snagged at the buffet at the Comfort Suites. Snagging stuff is one of the many reasons why I insist on carrying around a big purse everywhere I go. You never know what you’re going to run into it.

Also marveled at the price of gas in South Carolina

I’ve been cooling down with fro yo. When did TCBY get all trendy and jump on the self serve bus? I love it. My friend got mini chocolate raspberry truffles. I could have had an entire bowl of that alone. I got the orange crème and tar flavor and it was a great combination for a hot day.

I’ve been packing my balls off…..I don’t even know if that makes sense or not? I’ve been cleaning out my kitchen and going through the rest of the contents in my kitchen. Which has led to some interesting concoctions like this meal of raw cabbage and red pepper tossed in red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, black pepper and salt topped with cooked pork loin. Funky? Yes. Surprisingly tasty yes? All this cabbage have me worrying that my bm’s are going to turn purple? Double yes.

I’ve been hitting up the gym each day mixing up cardio and strength training. I wish I could love cardio but I just don’t. I’ve been struggling to do 30 minutes consecutively while when I lift, feel like I can do it for hours on end. I was missing Lincoln last night and went for a  2.5 mile walk. I don’t know what I was thinking since it was sweltering outside but it felt good and it was a peaceful night. I got to walk through areas of my neighborhood I rarely walk through and check out the houses. Who knew walking burned as many calories as the elliptical?

And because I don’t have enough stress of moving cities, missing my dog and giving away all my stuff, I now have to deal with a damaged car. It was all my fault and just happy I didn’t get into an actual accident.  I was pulling into my friends driveway on Sunday and hit a metal squirrel sitting on a tree stump. The squirrel flew about six feet and that little db tore this part of the car apart (I have no clue what the technical name is since I’m not a car person). What gets me though is that I put in a claim to my insurance company and I have a $500 deductible for collision. I went to a few different body shops today and turns out it will be less than $200 to fix it so I canceled my claim as soon as I found that out. My insurance company was going to cover a rental car while it’s being fixed but the place I found with a reasonable rate told me that can get it done on Wednesday morning so I won’t have to postpone my trip. Hooray! Damn you insurance companies and your scam!

Meh. On one hand I’m happy I got my car inspected last week but on the other hand I’m not too excited with having one more thing to deal with on my last week here. 

Oi, this was a boring post, apologies friends. I keep waking up at 4am, am without dog, cable and tomorrow will be without furniture so I’m sure I will be a real treat for the next few days.

Please tell something exciting going on in your life!

Do you prefer cardio or strength training?

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26 Responses to “Killing time”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Aw, you should have dropped off Lincoln with me! I have references!!! 🙂

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      Good point–why didn’t I think of that??? He likes pb so it would be perfect!

  2. Tamara June 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    Aww, you’re making me tear up with Lincoln! Hang in there, girl.

    And “packing my balls off” is totally something I would be caught saying. I’m always telling Doug he’s “breakin’ my balls!” only to have him reply in a cold, unamused tone, “You don’t have any.” Anywho.

    Hmm.. Exciting? Well, I have a job interview tomorrow that I’m kinda freaked out/excited over… Same department, but a new (better paying, more challenging) position. Fingers crossed.

    And lastly, yeah, strength over cardio. I used to be the opposite, but now, my strength routines fly by and are fun; cardio just ends up being long and boring.

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      EEKS—–good luck 🙂

      I hate when I say obscene things and people correct me to let me know I dont have that part. I’m still gonna tell you go to suck my d** anyways.

  3. Laury@thefitnessdish June 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    When does Lincoln get to reunite with his mommy???? I am so sadddddddd you are not with him right now 😦

    Oh I KNOWS my some boredom! Last 2 weeks of my pregnancy were AGONY!!!!!!!

    I am reading “The Help” and can’t put it down. If you haven’t read it pick it up???

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      Everyone keeps talking about that book, it’s on my list! I’m going to see him mid or end of July, he is in FL hanging with my parents and their dog.

  4. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 28, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Hang in there! When do you get to see your pup again?! I hope it’s soon!

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 28, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Awwww, sweet Lincoln!!! I always miss my dogs so much when we’re apart 😦

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

      They would have fun in the Bahamas 🙂

  6. Vix @ LittleMissEverything June 28, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    Aww you’ll be back with him soon! And just think about all the adventures you’re about to have, things are going to get really exciting for you!

  7. Natalie @Will Jog For Food June 28, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Lincoln is so friggin cute!!

    There is absolutely nothing exciting going on, hahaha.

  8. Abby June 28, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Awww…I can relate. I still expect to see my one-toothed wonder cat walk out every single morning even though she passed two months ago. At least you know Lincoln is happy and living it up, although I know that doesn’t make things any easier for you. Hang in there 😉

    And I have to say that even though the car crap sucks, at least you didn’t hit a REAL squirrel. That would cause me to freak out even more, even though any car crap freaks me out, seeing as I know just about as much about cars as I do biomedical science (that would be zero to none.)

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

      ha, I can’t imagine if I would have hit a real one. I think I would have had to go vegetarian asap due to guilt.

      😦 to your cat passing, at least you have good ole Chauncey!

  9. leashieloo June 28, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Oh lady, you made me tear up 😦 My cat is like my child and I can get immediate tears about thinking about the day she isn’t there. Ugh, just typing that made me want to bawl, so I can only assume how you’re feeling without him. When I go on trips, I get confused because the cat isn’t in the hotel with us. Or I’ll glance at my purse or luggage and for a crazy moment think it’s the cat. No shame, we love our pets.

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

      OMG this made me tear up. Glad to know I’m not the only one out there.

  10. OliePants June 28, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Aweee – I totally understand you missing your dog. I almost cried in San Francisco because I missed Wally so much. You’ll see him soon!!

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

      Speaking of Wally–I havent seen any pics of him–how is he??

  11. divasrun June 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    I’m sorry you’re missing your dog. I can’t imagine life without my 2 deadbeat cats. =P
    As a personal trainer, I like both cardio and strength, but I’m a runner so clearly it beats out strength on my workout of choice. =P

  12. Erin June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    I totally can relate about missing a pup. When I get home from vacation and haven’t picked Kork up yet it just feels weird. Chin up buttercup!!!

    Oh and you mentioned your BMs…ha.

  13. Juju June 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    I totally feel your pain with missing your dog, Lincoln. I bet he knows how much you love him and miss him. And for that, he’s having a good time, until you come back.
    I really enjoy doing strength training more. I wish I could also love cardio, but it’s definelty a love/hate relationship. What brand is your heartrate monitor? I’ve got the omron one, that also has a chest strap, but I’m dying to get a good brand that shows you the calories burned.

  14. Juju June 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, try not to put out too many claims on your insurance, because then your payments may go up. Hubby used to work with insurance company, and my mom used to put out claims like a MAD woman!

    • simplyshaka June 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

      I ended up canceling it but good info to have–I never knew that!

  15. One Healthy Apple June 29, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    Aww! I was so sad when we had to leave our puppy for vacation even though I knew he would be happy with his grandparents. My husband is on his way to pick him up and I can’t wait to see him! I can’t believe how attached I have become to the little guy. Hope you get to see Lincoln again soon!

  16. Amanda June 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    awww you are so cute. I hope you guys are reunited (and it feels so good) soon.

  17. diana@mymarblerye July 1, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    that freaking sucks about your car!! UGH SO ANNOYING. I know it’s always my fault too but don’t they know once I hit the road everyone doesn’t matter? Jeez. Anyways, I like cardio and still “hate” strength training but I def feel better after ST!

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