Hello again

I have been MIA - again. While I have been pretty busy - because we're all pretty busy - it's essentially a lame excuse. My focus of late has been on my better health, getting my big girl capris out of their twist and bitch-slapping myself back to reality. I'm doing fine. I'm not slacking.…

Anxiety

We're packing up and preparing for the drive home, because I have to go to the office and cope with a client with a looming issue that is not easily resolved. I know it is not my problem. I know I am not the cause of this problem. I know what I advised my client…

On the final day of air races

Today was the last official day of our vacation, tomorrow morning we head back home. It was a good time, relaxing, and M enjoyed himself enormously. As for me, I got to read quite a bit, got to meet new people and make a few new friends. It was also not unbearably hot this time,…

On the fourth day of air races

Every year, the crowds start on Friday and very quickly become nearly unbearable on Saturday and Sunday. Our tickets are in the reserved grandstands, but we have people coming in from all over the place and sitting in the more desirable row just above us. Then the guys who actually purchased those seats arrive or…

On the third day of air races

The weather this year has been extremely mild and pleasant. Of course, we are also sitting almost at the top of the bleachers and the parties sitting at the top have put a tarp over the back fence that keeps us as well as them comfortably shaded all day long. So shaded that I was…

On the second day of air races

It's Thursday, and since I am away on vacay no training with J this morning. *sad face* Hopefully he has not permanently given away my slot(supremely doubtful, but flittered quickly through my mind along with a little laugh as I was boarding the shuttle bus this morning). I had my own red shirt on today…

On the first day of air races

So this is our fourth year of 5 days at the Reno national championship air races. M seems to live for these aviation adventures and I, being a reasonable partner, go along for the ride. Mostly. I sit in the stands and read. Talk to the people who sit nearby that we see year after…

Burn baby burn

Since we are in Reno for the air races, some of you reading may be worried about crashes. Nope. Not even at the airport yet, still at the hotel and sipping a cup of coffee. Our room is at the end of a long hallway. As part of my commitment to continuing the exercise portion…

Calorie massacre

September is a mess with eating. Just eating - not much "healthy" in the personal fuel consumption. I did a quick estimate of my consumption (then added at least 10% per day, because estimates are typically low) and found it was very unpleasant. Which is why I have this love/hate relationship with MyFitnessPal and other…

Back from vacation

We got home from our trip this morning about 11 a.m. yesterday. Hands down, this was the most relaxing vacation I have enjoyed in years. Part of it was being away from work, part of it was the actual adventure of the races themselves. Truly, for the first time in the years we have been…