Sleepytime

My sleep has been out of whack for what feels like weeks. I had no idea how important sleep is until I was about 32….I mean napping yes but sleeping not so much. Now that I’m about to be 35 (yikes), I know how effing important sleep is but I don’t always get it.

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Sleeping plays a big role in all this shizz. Thanks Google.

  • Sleep improves your ability to learn…or remember all those bad ideas from your morning meeting.
  • When you sleep your heart is healing….just repairing blood vessels, no big deal.
  • Sleep helps us maintain healthy weight or lose weight….aka no sleep effs up your hormones.
  • When well rested, I’m a nicer person.

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Anyways….this week I’m going to PRIORITIZE sleeping like the old lady I am. This means no working out (not like I’ve been doing much of that lately) to ensure I’m home to tackle chores and be in bed by 10:00pm. It seems a little crazy but I just need to get rest, wake up on time, show up to work on time, and not be a zombie while I’m there.

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I guess this is a good time as any to also throw down some Febuary goals. January is duzo and this month feels like it’s moving even quicker. I promise before this week is up to take a look at my January goals…..blargh….failing is the new winning, right??? Yea, not so much.

FEBRUARY GOALS – KICKING ME IN THE FACE

  • Begin working on getting to bed on time
  • Packing my lunch during the Week of the 15th, 22nd, and 29th
    • side note – we had guests this past weekend and haven’t yet gone to the grocery store so I’m cutting myself some slack. Realism, homies.
  • Healthy dinners
  • Being present at the office….simmer down on the day dreaming.

I’m struggling with a particular work project…a committee I’ve sat on for nearly five years despite my requests to continue to build my skill set. The frustration is heavily impacting my joy in being in the office and my performance. I’m sure I will have an additional post on that later.

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Alright kids, I’m off to tackle some work. Hope your February is filled with heart shaped candies.

Besos,

lbg

 

 

 

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VIVA LAS VEGAS and other problems of the old lady variety

NOW IN RECOVERY MODE. CHILLING AND DREAMING OF GETTING MY RUN ON.

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Morning workout cancelled due to slight shoulder pain. In an attempt to be a grown ass person and not further jack my little body up, I opted to stay home and sleep a bit longer. Given I took a 2 hour nap after work yesterday this felt appropriate. Your body heals itself during sleep, buddies! If you are not sleeping, you are seriously effing up the bod-day! That’s why sleep deprivation is considered a form of torture. TRUE STORY. But I sincerely hope to bring sexy back tomorrow because I am so over being broken.

Also I’m a stress shopper. I need to stop spending $$$$. I’m on the path to being a 90 year old College Adviser because I can’t afford to retire. I will tell the children I enrolled for my own college course via a landline and these kids will look at me and be like “What’s a landline?” Sigh, I’m broken and my precious Grandma R is doing really poorly. It sucks and I’m nervous about going to LA this weekend since she’s having a rough week. I mean she’s 95 so she’s a tough cookie but still. Plus trying to help my Mom with all my Grandma’s casa stuff is no fun and MAD depressing. Have your grandparents update their wills, people!!! While they are healthy! Update your own damn wills too!! Anyways, MAC Diva in matte was my spending luxury yesterday.
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OMG! It’s so pretty and I love it! Some of you, may be thinking – Hmmm…it’s a little dark. Remember little brown girl, I’m a Mexican and we LOVE us some burgundy, red, and even brown (holla 90’s cholas) lipsticks. It’s in my genes, people!!!

This post needs some cheering up. QUICK MINI DANCE PARTY TO LIFT THE MOOD!!!!

Also Happy Birthday Q-TIP! Thanks for the jam! That seriously helped. The only thing that would have made it better is if my coffee was spiked with Baileys. Yummm….coffee and booze. Talk about a match made in Heaven.

This weekend we will head down South to spend a quick weekend with the Boy’s familia for passover. There will also be some fancy cocktails and brunch with his AWESOME brother and sister-in-law. Seriously, we always have way too much fun with those guys and it makes us sad they far away. However they are living the DINK lifestyle (Dual Income And No Kids – took me forever to figure this one out) and of course neither of them work in Education like us (suckers) so we always end up throwing down the cash. It’s always worth it though so probably good they don’t live nearby because we would be super broke or just yelling at them to not to be so DAMN FANCY! Not gonna lie, they are VERY generous and do pick up the tab quite a bit. THANKS FAMILIA for loving your broke, working in education, crazy familia. Cannot wait for sunny and gorgeous brunch in LA.

Speaking of being happy, running, aka killing the Debbie downer mode. I’m really wanting to do LAS VEGAS HALF MARATHON in November. You get to run the strip at night time!!! How seriously dope is that! Yeah, I said dope. We’ve already established I’m a million years old. Just enjoy it. Here’s a link – doesn’t it seem cool??? If I watched the ticket prices me and the Boy could prob get a good deal. We’d need a hotel but it seems like a fun little 2 – 3 day weekend vacay with a RACE! I should probably register like in June though because who am I kidding – next month is BROOKLYN!!! Aka all money going to fun times in NYC! Let me know if you have any suggestions?

Lastly, this article on xojane made me HELLA laugh. So I’m sharing it with you my interwebbies – check it out!!!

Let me know what’s going on in your old lady lives or bad girl lives!
Besos,
lbg

Day 2 of the Never-ending neck pain ( insert theme musica from The Never ending Story)

PARTY OF ONE JACKED UP LBG

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So I’m home today and I’m like 90% sure advising in my non-ergonomic chair and working our quick question hotline for four hours ( yeah, we’re short staffed – not my job) f’ed me up more. This lbg should have left work but my GODDAMN commitment to the youth kept me there. Sigh, so today I am home and injured. Soon I will get up to shower sheerly to get more icy hot.

You never EVER realize how much your neck does until every twist or turn causes you to twinge. In bar method class they always tell us to drop our shoulder and release the tension. Which I assumed was true but now sweet bebe Jesus I KNOW it’s true!!! Shoulders up and I feel that tension in my poor little neck. You’re in your thirties and even sleeping is dangerous… Sigh. I’ve spent most of the morning on my back where my neck can relax.

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April was supposed to be sexy back but now I’m on hiatus. It sucks!!!! Of course, I’m injured! Sad face. Just me some coffee and sex and the city. Looking tore back because I’m in pain!!!! I’m this close to wearing a neck brace.

This is all I have my friends. And why is it when you’re home and sick you just want to snack??? Argh!!! Ok, after this episode – I’m hitting the showers.

besos,
Your dirty and injured lbg