Back to Work and Hello Holiday Season!
What a week this one is turning out to be. I know it’s only Tuesday, but it feels like this week is going to drag out forever. I think it’s this schedule that I’m trying my best to jump start myself back into. When I am behaving on my gym and eating habits and schedule I run a 16 hour day from 3am to 7pm during the week. Getting to sleep at 7pm on Sunday nights if I happen to be away from home sucks and I always have a hard time waking up to get to the gym on Monday mornings.
That’s pretty much what happened to me yesterday after this (welcomed) 3 day weekend. I went to my dad’s house and left after watching some of the NFL post game shows to see what they were saying about my Dallas Cowboys’ win against Pittsburgh. I knew I was running late, but I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to hear the experts’ take on what they thought of the team. I got home with about enough time to only lose about half an hour of sleep, but I think my brain was still in love-glow mode thanks to the awesome win AND the incredible performance Alex Bowman put up in the 88 car (GO HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AND THE REST OF TEAM CHEVY btw!!!!!) in the NASCAR race from Avondale, Arizona. It was a good sports weekend for your boy over here, I’ll tell you.
Anyway, I decided to take a page out of Pee-Wee Herman’s playbook from his film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and play a trick BACK on my brain and went to sleep even earlier last night so that I wouldn’t wake up sleepy at 3am. Well, a-hole brain got the last laugh as I woke up rested and ready to go at the crack of 2am this morning. What the hell, right? Instead of going back to sleep, I decided to make myself breakfast then hit up the gym afterwards. Oddly enough, I’m not the only weirdo who goes to the gym between the hours of 3 and 4 in the morning. There was a good amount of people there this morning at 3:30 when I got there. I think I could have done better at the gym, but I’m not going to tell myself off quite yet. This is a long road I’m going down and if I start complaining now, I’ll never get to my destination. I gotta take each step at a time.
In other news, I’m still freakin’ excited about the holidays. I can’t really tell you what the exact reason for this is, but I haven’t felt this excited about the fall/winter and the holidays that pass in them in quite some time. I already purchased the soon-to-be-cooked meats, and I’ll get the other stuff I’m going to make myself over the upcoming weekend for next Thursday, aka Thanksgiving. The only question is whether or not I’m going to make the 3 layer pumpkin cake (that people still talk about here at work years later) for myself (and friends and/or family who want to come have some) or not. That being said, next Thursday should be a fun day filled with a parade, a meal, and some football all in the comforts of my home. It’s going to be the first thanksgiving in my new place, so I think that’s why I’m looking forward to it so much. I’m just hoping that I don’t get guilted in to having to go somewhere else. I want to stay at home and enjoy my cooking even if it’s just for me.
Now I’m wondering how all of you are going to be spending the holidays this next month and a half. What are some of your traditions? I’m pretty curious to be honest. Do y’all make a big deal out of these days? I know I have followers from other countries, so Thanksgiving is out of the picture for you, but the religious celebrations that happen in mid-late December and the ringing in of the New Year are pretty common everywhere, right?