Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concerts and Roller Coasters!

Since we moved to our smaller apartment, I've been experimenting with activities Hubs and I can enjoy. We already started with concerts. We've been to more this year than we have since we've been together!
97.1 BFD 2014 - Theory of a Deadman, who happens to sing one of my theme-songs, along with a bunch of other bands like The Pretty Reckless, Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage.
Motley Crue's final tour - I just knew I couldn't pass up this concert. I had a cat named Motley and a dog named Crue. It was an epic concert! I've never seen that many people at Gexa before. And Alice Cooper performed too!
Mayhem Fest - it's only a week and a half away, and it has my all-time favorite band, Korn, performing with Avenged Sevenfold and others! This will make Korn concert #2 for me. Hubs has been to several. I've got to dig out my Korn outfit!

Two weeks ago, I went to Six Flags' website to check out the season pass prices. I found out that last year they started memberships. It costs more than a single season pass, but it's cheaper monthly. We pay $7.25 per person, and then I ordered a membership meal pass for like $8.60. Total we pay about $34 a month to go to Six Flags as much as we want, eat free food at every visit, and free parking. We've been 4 times already! I work really close to it, so when I don't feel like cooking, I head to Six Flags for dinner hahaha. The food is huge! Hubs and I had to buy a bag to carry leftovers! After we eat, we ride a few rides, then go home. I think I've been more times this month than I have in my life. I also count each trip as exercise - it's a long walk from the parking lot to whichever restaurant we want to eat at. Then there's all the walking around the park. Last week my feet weren't too happy, but yesterday I only had to complain about my feet once! I know that a lot of the food at Six Flags isn't that great for me, so I try to make up for it with all the walking and healthier eating when I'm not there.

Speaking of rides, I only waited in line for 10 minutes at Mr. Freeze. Its been years since I have been on it, and the lines were always long. Last night the park wasn't too busy because it rained earlier in the day. I decided to drag Hubs to the ride to check the line and it was so short! I was so excited to get to ride Mr. Freeze again! And it was backwards this time :) Hubs didn't want to ride, so he waited in line with me like he always does, then heads for the exit when it's my turn. He got out of the building just in time to see me ride. Apparently I have a unique scream and he can always identify me by it lol. I realize that a lot of you don't live in Texas and have no idea what I'm talking about, so here's a picture! Yes, that is straight up, 218 yards, and the ride is backwards so you are looking down as you drop. And it goes from 0 to 70 in less than 3.6 seconds. The video below is the full ride! I'm pretty convinced that Mr Freeze is my favorite coaster, followed by Titan, which Hubs won't ride either. Oh well.

Tonight we are going bowling with a friend - I'll likely be more focused on the adorable red-headed baby he has, but he knows I can't help it lol.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Life updates for July

I've been so busy with work, side projects and the support group lately that I haven't blogged about myself. That's not necessarily a bad thing. If I'm focused on a lot of stuff, it means my meds are working. I certainly can't disagree with that. So what am I working on?

- Well, work is work. I never run out of things to do there.
- I've got a project proposal to write up for a side gig.
- Support group - fundraising, getting items added to the website to sell, getting promotional items out, prepping for the nutritionist presentation next month.

Hub rearranged the living room last night. I was so excited! We have a lot more floor space and a place to put my desk so I can start working on more projects and side gigs. It can't hurt to make some more money. We will continue working on the room tonight - getting some stuff unpacked, consolidating boxes, etc. Soon I should be able to set up my home gym permanently. I figure if I see it I'll use it. It worked last time I had it out of the closet.

Lucy on left, Sally on right
We brought 2 guinea pigs home about a week ago. One of my best friend's pigs was preggo when she brought her home. She had a hunch she was preggo, but wasn't sure until the two cute little babies showed up. In attempts to downsize, she asked if we wanted one. Of course we almost never turn down an opportunity to adopt into our zoo. We went to visit and Hubs couldn't choose just one, so we brought both babies home. They are long-haired and friggin' adorable. They came with names from my nieces and nephews - Sally (now Mustang Sally) and Lucy (now Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds). Yesterday, my bestie asked if we could take the two she still has for a while. Apparently some landlords want pet deposits on caged animals too. Honestly I think that's ridiculous, but they are allowed to do it. Hubs is happy because we get to keep the male pig, Fred. He's a lazy, carefree guinea pig.

My grandfather called me and told me to get my life together again... I had borrowed money from my grandmother and gave her a check to cash after I got paid. Then I called her and told her I was paid so she could deposit it. A week later my grandfather calls, tells me I need to get my life together, and says he's wants to deposit the check. Ugh. I told him I didn't care what he did because I told my grandmother that she could cash them a week ago. The forgetfulness of my grandparents is getting worse every day. How do you tell if you need to worry about Alzheimer's instead of general old age senility?  He's still mad that we have our furry and fluffy children. We're supposed to get rid of them because we have to buy them food. I'm sorry, but that's like getting rid of a human child because you lost your job. These are my children.

The support group had a meetup last weekend - Jewelry in July. The ladies made bracelets! They took one for themselves, and all the others will be sold on our website soon. We've got a really big event in August that I am really excited about. We have arranged for a local nutritionist to give a 1 hour, FREE presentation about managing PCOS naturally. We'll be providing the presentation online in some form, but I'm not quite sure what yet. The flyer is below, in case you want to go, or want to advertise it to your friends!

I think that's plenty of updates for now.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Intentionally forgetting

Today someone left a support group I'm in for childless people. She realized that as long as she is reminded that she will never have kids, she'll never be truly happy. I've felt this way before. I feel it almost every day. But she attached this pic with it.

I've decided to list all of the hopes and expectations I believe people have of me. This way I can work towards shedding other people's expectations and focus on what I want to do. It may seem selfish, but in reality, if I'm always focused on making other people happy, I won't get to make myself happy.

  • I should become a Jehovah's Witness again
  • I should cater to the every whim of my family members
  • I should leave my husband because we are not the typical couple
  • I should work full time but always arrange my work schedule to meets other people's demands
  • I should never feel depressed or in pain when it interferes with someone else's plans
  • I should get a new job that pays more, no matter how much I love the one I have
  • I should get rid of my fur and feather babies because I have to buy their food (fucking ridiculous, right?!)
  • I should always be the person to contact a family member instead of them contacting me.
  • I should never have financial problems because of my degrees
  • I should stop 'complaining' about my multiple life-long diagnoses

I read so often that we should focus on self-care. We shouldn't feel selfish if we worry about ourselves for once. I realized that there's one important word in all of this. SHOULD. No one should tell you how to live your life. Suggestions are okay. Advice is okay (when asked for it!). But telling me I SHOULD do things their way just rubs me wrong. I don't express it, even when there are times that I'd love to shut off my tact and just say exactly how I feel. I know that I need to stay tactful, but I need to back myself up and do what I want or need to do.

Obviously there are plenty of times when I tell myself I should do something. But why do I say it? Because I'm mad at myself for whatever I didn't do. And there's no reason to be angry at myself. As long as I live that way, I will never be able to truly appreciate what I have.

Okay, mini-rant over. You can go back to your life now, and I hope that maybe you shed some of the 'should's from your life. Only if you want to, of course. I'm not going to tell you what to do :)

If I sound like I'm repeating myself, I kinda am. I wrote this related post back in January.