Saturday, June 19, 2010

another crazy week ...

I've hardly spent any time on the computer doing anything this week.  There have been big computer problems (TWICE) at work, big pow wow in my department (it was emotional ... get four 40-something women together ... yeah, we brought in the tissuse), stressed out of my mind, drinks with my girl Trish, Barry's workouts and I've lost track of everything.  It seems like I don't sit down  until 8:00 (and that's usually for dinner these days) and I go to be bed at 10:00 so it doesn't leave me much time to do much of anything.  I haven't been updating my workout journal lately, haven't been blogging, haven't done much of anything.

Let's see, there's the G20 which is turning Toronto upside down.  Some idiot (politician) said that downtown Toronto is very quiet on the weekends and there would be minimal disruption.  Yeah, right!  Never mind the 3 weeks leading up to it, the fencing which has blocked off half the lanes around the core and it's going to get much worse next week.  Don't you just love the spin doctors???  URGH!

Anyway, so my sister's surgery is in 3 days and I did get the day off (yay) and Barry's actually off on Monday and Tuesday so at least he'll be able to drive me to the hospital instead of me spending the entire day there.  I'm looking forward to seeing my sister and her daughter and the boys again.  I can't wait until this is over.  Her life is about to change drastically and I couldn't be happier for her.

Then there's a very special friend of mine who I've known for about 21 years.  He's resigned from his job, he's leaving on the 29th for Johannesburg for the World Cup finals, then off to Cairo and perhaps Europe so he may be gone for anywhere from 3-8 weeks.  And I'm very happy and excited for him.  So I told him he had to meet me for lunch before he left the country.  We usually only get together every couple of months or so.  We don't chat on the phone often or even email that often.  And he's going to get a Blackberry and keep in touch.  The fact that he has been one of the most important men in my life besides my husband and my father, and we have a very special bond that I don't think will ever be broken, is making this more difficult.  But I think the fact that he's actually leaving the country, my sister going for surgery and the stress of G20, it's become a perfect storm for me and the whole thing has left me a little wigged out.

But G20 is almost over, my sister's surgery is almost here and Trish has told me she will be fine and I do believe that but I'm a fretter, and 2 months will be gone before I know it.  My head knows this is all very temporary and I will make it through to the other side of all this fully intact and perhaps a little stronger for it.  But it's the process!  And I REALLY need to focus on my workouts again.  I've been pretty consistent this week and my eating hasn't been too bad but the alcohol intake has been a little much.  And we're off to a birthday party tonight which should be a blast!  We'll have to post a video soon (once we figure out how to do it) of Barry's performance tonight.  That's all I'm saying about it ... but it'll be on both our blogs soon.

You know the saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"?   Just call me Super Woman!


  1. Wow seems like you are totally a super woman! Most everything seems to be coming up fast and quick and will be over soon, hang in there soon you'll have a breather then more and new things will come your way I am sure lol, life has a way doing that. On the mean time enjoy tonight's party and let loose!! :)

  2. First, you have a lot on your plate! Make sure you are taking care of your emotional and mental well being along with everything else =)
    Second, thanks for the great idea of having hooks added. That is so smart. The ones I'm getting rid of are ill fitting for lots of reasons or that would be a great way to give them a second life. Thanks for the info!