Monday, August 18, 2014

Barre Class and and Colorado Flight Booked

I had a great Monday, despite feeling pretty tired at work today. The cats enjoyed waking us up multiple times last night.

I booked our flight to Colorado! Frontier Airlines is offering great prices right now if you time your trip right.

I immediately searched for an image of Garden of the Gods and made it my desktop at work. It looks gorgeous. I am convinced we must go there at sunrise to get pictures like this one.

I tried an hour long Barre class at work tonight! It was my first time trying it and I loved the challenge. I had a lot of fun and it was totally as tough as I thought it would be. I hadn't done some of those moves since I took ballet as a little girl. I guarantee I am going to be sore tomorrow.

Unfortunately, I haven't had any clients in my new job yet, so I have just been trying to learn as much as possible about the club and help out at the front desk. I am looking forward to getting to know some members and train!

Have you tried Barre before or any new group exercise class lately?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I've Missed Blogging

Life is busy lately and I've really missed blogging in the past couple of weeks. Here's what I've been up to the last 8 days.

Parade of Homes in Lisbon with Craig. I liked most houses we saw. I definitely know what I love in a house: screened in porches off a kitchen and master bedroom, white trim and kitchen cabinets, rounded doorways, big windows and lots of light in general, and a grey/blue exterior.

We picked up Jamba Juice after. I had a juice instead of a smoothie and it was delicious. Join their rewards program for great discounts and a free b-day smoothie (Craig got his, I got $3 off my juice).

Last Sunday, we went to State Fair with my parents. My dad's military card got us all in for free and all of us hadn't been to the fair in about 10 years or so!

A house near the fair always features themed windows throughout the year.

I enjoyed seeing the horticulture building and the winning food entries!

My mom said that the gladiolus was one of my Grandma's favorite flowers. I love learning things like that. I'll think of her every time I see them now.

Like most people, clowns terrify me. This garbage can is just creepy. 

I love animals and enjoyed seeing the rabbits. We found one named Mary, like my mama!

This vegetarian couldn't bear the cow and goat buildings. Looking into their eyes makes me want to cry. I've been like that since I was a kid though so it makes sense that I became vegetarian for ethical and health reasons.

Here's a typical State Fair scene.

Our 5th wedding anniversary is next week and while we wanted to go to Hawaii in the winter months to celebrate, we also have a bit of travel fever lately (well I definitely do, Craig just seems to sort of have it). Planning a trip to Colorado just seemed logical and easy to do compared to Hawaii. 

Flights to Denver are really cheap right now and we're hoping to head out there in October to do lots of hiking. We think we'll split our time between Colorado Springs and the Boulder area, with a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park too. If you've been to the Denver area, I'd appreciate suggestions! I've only been to Aspen and Snowmass to ski. 

By Thursday night, Tanzi appeared lethargic and couldn't jump onto Craig's lap. We booked an appointment with the vet for Friday afternoon and hoped it wasn't something serious. I was home on Friday morning because I worked late at night, so I was able to watch his behavior. I caught him licking a lot and finally spotted a bad sore near his bum. He has an abscess and thankfully, they put him under and drained it. We hope it's healing up now and he'll recover soon. The poor little guy had a 105 degree fever! If we hadn't acted quickly with getting him into the vet, we could have lost him.

Cuddles from Shiva comforted me while I worried about his cat brother. My colleague said that cats sit close to your face like this because they feel your heartbeat and it reminds them of snuggling their cat mother.

A scene at work on Friday night.

I worked again on Saturday morning, with a 5:45 a.m. arrival time, so the rest of the day was sort of shot. After a short nap and catching up on house work, Craig and I ran errands.

We shopped for collars/cones for Tanzi. He still keeps licking his wounds. I hate the idea of putting a cone on him.

We stopped for fro yo too. I went a little crazy with the toppings.

At my new job, I trained some more, took a tough ringside class, and learned how to check the pool's chlorine and ph levels! I also had a great sales training and learned a lot there. Next week, I am supposed to start training clients if my book fills up with appointments! I sort of feel ready, but I'm also a little nervous.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! We're off to Irish Fest, where my work is hosting a summer party.