Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January Musings

It finally feels like winter in the DC metro area, and I'm not a fan!  It was in the low teens when I walked the multiple blocks to work this morning and it was quite miserable.  I put on some leggings underneath my work pants for layering, had on my new, heavy winter coat, gloves and a hat.  Brr. Our low tonight is 11.  :-o  Luckily, it's a fairly brief cold snap this time around and by tomorrow afternoon we're in the 40s.  One more evening and one more morning of freezing my arse least for this week!

We finally finished the last half hour of the last episode of "Making a Murderer" last night.  We'd been done with all the other episodes for over a week.  That show was so fascinating to me, but also maddening.  I've done a lot of online reading about the case since I discovered it and I'm a lot more torn than I was immediately after the show.  I highly recommend checking it out so you can decide for yourself, though I think that full education on the show requires additional research online.  There are lots of differing viewpoints on how the documentary was made and the like.

I watched the season premiere of "The Bachelor" last night.  Oh, those women are crazy, ha!  It's brainless entertainment and I definitely enjoy that after a long day at work.  It's a two hour show, though, and now they're doing an after show every week.  :-o  Too much Bachelor!!

I go back to my trainer tonight after two weeks off for the holidays.  I know I need it, and I know I will appreciate it after it's over, but right now I'm dreading it a little bit.  It will be fine, though, and it will be good to get back in the groove.  Last night I wimped out and only did 30 minutes on the elliptical at home instead of going to the gym.  I just could not fathom going out into the cold again on purpose.

So Sunday was the two year anniversary of my first date with BF.  Craziness!  In some ways it feels like I was single forever prior to him and in others it feels like I've always had him.  :-)  Since we are crazy people beholden by football, our celebration plans have been less than easy.  We originally planned to go out to dinner Sunday night, but then the KC Chiefs game got moved from 1pm to 4:25pm, so we had to stay in and watch that, of course!  By the time that was over, we decided to just grab an easy, in-town dinner and celebrate next weekend.  So we ate Mexican and it was OK, but not anniversary-worthy really.  :-)

We then decided to celebrate similar to how we did last year, which was to book a night at an area hotel with a pool, a hot tub and a room with a big, lovely whirlpool tub.  We were again waiting on NFL playoff scheduling, though, and we thought we got it figured out so we booked.  Then we learned that the Chiefs game is Saturday at 4:40 instead of on Sunday and everything got thrown off again!  That game will last about three hours, and if we wait to leave until after, we're not going to get checked in until around 8, then dinner will be another hour or so, and we'll be left with hardly enough time to take advantage of the pool and hot tub at the hotel!

We're currently trying to sort out our plan, which includes the option of watching the game at the hotel, but's a lot of decision making and I'm not sure it's worth it!  Worst case scenario is that we cancel the hotel and just do the game at home and then go out to the dinner we'd planned originally.  I'm disappointed by the prospect of that option, but at the same time, I'm very invested in my Chiefs and their playoff game, as is BF with the Skins playoff game on Sunday afternoon.  First world problems, I know.  :-)  I realize this makes us (me?) sound crazy also!

Anyway, back to real life, list making, and trying to make myself believe that new gym clothes will make my training session tonight better.  Ha!


  1. Happy anniversary! I hope your football scheduling issues get worked out! Ha I don't think it's crazy. Everyone has things that are important to them! And new gym clothes are totally going to rock your workout tonight! Also this cold weather can suck it :)

  2. Congrats on your two year anniversary! I'm catching up on the Bachelor as we speak and oh my goodness, the craziness seems to have gone up a notch. This show is definitely my guilty pleasure.

    1. Thanks! It was a nice milestone. :)

      I love the craziness of The Bachelor, LOL. Can't wait to see what nuttiness unfolds tonight!

  3. Happy 2 years!!!!
    I love the cold, so I am excited, but know I am in the minority ;)
    We started Making a Murderer last night! Excited for it.

    1. I would mind the cold less if I didn't have to walk 8 blocks in it in the morning and 8 blocks in the evening! Brrr! :)

      Let me know what you think of "Making a Murderer"!