Mission accomplished! Well, sorta…

I did managed to get up early and workout today but not as early as I had hoped. Around 3am, I hear the cats feuding under my bed. If you’ve ever heard female cats in an all out brawl, you KNOW that is not a happy way to come out of a deep sleep. It woke me up and it woke my daughter up. She did NOT want to go back to sleep in her own bed but I insisted. This insisting took an additional hour.

So, I linger in bed till 7am figuring I’d catch a few more winks and then check on the kid. Turns out she STAYEDΒ  up and went downstairs to bother my friend. How kids have the energy to do this, I never know. >_<

I made her take a nap, hopped on the Wii and did 30 minutes. Turns out showering and dressing for work takes me about 15 minutes (sans makeup) so it is completely feasible to wake up at 6 and be ready for work by 7:30. And WiiFit says I’ve lost 2 pounds! Yay! I also have the Wii Plaza music stuck in my head… >_@ While it was later than planned, I can see my day starting like this and lifting the burden of the daily workout off my shoulders first thing.

But enuffa that. :p You all don’t come here to hear about my weight, you come to hear about my writing. Or DO you!!?? (dundun DUUUNNNN!!!)

As mentioned before, I am to be a writer for Mrs. Herbert and have come up with a serial comic idea which will allow us to have a regularly updated story complete with art that will bring attention to our respective larger projects. In theory. Always in theory. Anyways, I ran the idea by her, she likes it and I have begun to make some character outlines and rules for the universe.

I love this stage. XD An established world, like my First Brood book, is fun to play in (oh such glorious fun) but building a new one? That is extra special. >}

I’m becoming one of THOSE people!! D:

I’ll just have to accept it and come to terms with the awful truth:

I, Lenni, am becoming a morning workout person.

Whew! It felt good to get that off my chest. πŸ™‚

All too often, I get home from work to cook dinner and do a bunch of parenting stuff and find I am too tired to workout or if I do, there’s no time to do anything else (like read the demon-child a story). So this morning was the first morning in my attempt to get up at 6am to workout.

I’ve gotten as far as the waking up part. Getting out of the bed will have to wait till tomorrow. XD

I figure if I get up early, work out for 30-45 minutes, shower and get ready for work, I still have enough time to get to work. If I end up having time to do another workout in the evening, then awesomesauce It’s really no trouble to boot up the Wiifit and hop on for 30 minutes if I’ve already done 45 earlier that day.

I will also be attempting the Zumba for the Wii. Yeah, you may laugh. But I have lost weight with DDR in the past so dancing seems to work for me. No matter how stupid I look. XD

Why this is relevant to a writing blog is the “get up early” advice. I can’t tell you how many books, blogs, and articles I’ve read about writers with dayjobs, kids, etc who say they get up at 5am and write for an hour before the rest of the family wakes up. I’ve heard this in a bunch of weight loss success stories, too. (pardon me while I feel a TON of shame for the sheer amount of weight loss stories I’ve read… *sigh*) In the past I have looked upon such habits as bullshit but I’m giving it a shot.

Because doing it at 6am is better than not doing it at all.

Saturday Off?

I may be off from Dayjob, but I can’t sit idle. Even when I’m doing nothing, I’m doing SOMETHING. So far, I’ve cleaned a little, basked in the glory of typing up two short stories last night, started knitting the sleeves for that baby sweater, and took my friend’s dog for a nice long walk with my kid. It’s a scary thing to watch how much a young dog and a 4 year old seem to understand each other without even trying. XD

The two stories I finished I sent off towards my Devious Plan. >:}

As for the rest of my day, I’ll get back on the Wii (since the dog walking was more of the dog walking me) and more knitting and writing.

Yeah, I have no life. :p

The First Birchbox – My First Impressions

In my attempt to be more involved with girly stuff, I subscribed to Birchbox and today I received my first one. πŸ™‚

My first reaction was it was smaller than I thought it would be but they are only sample sizes after all.

You take off the outer pink box to find this pretty cardboard box. I threw it away before I could decide to “do something with it one day” which turns out to be never and I just have a pile of them…

Everything comes wrapped in pink paper with these cards in it. The big one explains what everything is and the little one asks for feedback. πŸ™‚

I like how it came packaged! It’s pretty and the tissue paper can be recycled or used to pack other gifts (I’ve done that before). Nothing leaked or anything, which I was happy with. It all looks packed with care.

The above swag is (from left to right) foot cream, mascara, a lash card sample, face scrub, and above that is frizz cream. I’ll review them as I use them. πŸ™‚

I think it’ll be fun to slowly try out different things and see what I like.

But today wasn’t all fun and makeup. I was off in exchange for working this Saturday and I spent the morning knitting so I could spend the night writing. I also had a meeting with my accountant to see how Ma’s final business is coming. I’m still having to make calls and annoy people to make sure they give me Ma’s due.Β  Ma did warn me that her union would try to be shady with her pension money so I’m keeping on them to get what we’re owed.

I think it’s times like that which make me upset. Like going to the gyno yesterday and seeing she was my emergency contact or having to explain over and over to Mr or Mrs McCorperate Person that Ma is dead and to give me my fucking money. I feel like a vulture! But Ma wanted me to have that money so I’m gonna make her proud by annoying the ever-loving crap outta them to get it. >D

In other news, I lowered my WiiFit age from 32 to 24. And lost two pounds. πŸ™‚

I believe that’s all the excitement for the day. I will spend the rest of the night trying to finish this short story. This one is just for the lulz, not for an anthology or anything. After that, it’ll be all anthologies and vampires for the rest of the year! πŸ˜€