I just got back from the bathroom...seems like that’s all I do these days. And it certainly doesn’t help that I have to walk 269 steps in EACH direction to get to the bathroom, where I tinkle out my half cup of pee that made my bladder feel like it was going to explode.
I’m a little bit of a math nerd, so let’s see how far I actually have to walk...I measured my stride, and it’s about 20”, so one round trip to the bathroom is about 900’ or 0.17 miles. If I go to the bathroom 4 times a day (which I should probably make the trek more times, but c’mon...it’s .17 miles away!), then I walk 0.7 miles every day, just going to pee!
Ok, ok, it’s exercise, but that’s not the point. The point is that Lil Major is pushing down on my bladder with every step that I take, and it’s pure torture to walk those 269 steps to get my temporary relief (yes, I did really count the steps!).
At least when I have to get up every hour throughout the night, the bathroom is only about 20’ away. Of course, rolling onto my side, pushing myself up, and standing up to the music of my creaking joints and aching hips and back is pretty pitiful, too. As nervous as I am about labor and delivery, I’m starting to understand why people just want the baby to be out.
On another note, I had a jaw dropping experience this morning. Remember how I was going to fill up with gas earlier this week when it was only $2.98? And then I waited til the next morning, but it had jumped up to $3.08? Well, I decided to wait until I really needed it. And then my gas light came on last night. And when I passed the gas station last night, exhausted and hungry, I decided to wait until this morning when the price would have probably dropped another penny (getting me closer to the $2.98 I lost out on). Imagine my surprise (and my jaw hitting the steering wheel) this morning as I drove by the gas station, and the price had jumped up 20 cents OVERNIGHT! Today it’s $3.24!! And I actually really need gas this time! Of course, I’m stubborn, and I was pissed, so I passed right on by and drove to work with my gas light still on. Tomorrow it will probably be $3.34...that will show me! Grrr.
And just to add to this week...I’ve been on a total sugar kick this week. I can’t get out of it. I’ve eaten leftover Easter candy, Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms (Naner – I blame YOU for this one!), Twix bars, rice krispy treats, ice cream...whatever I can get my hands on. My teeth feel like crap, and I’m petrified about getting on the doctor’s scale on Monday. BUT, one good thing is that I’ve been focusing on my upper body in my aerobics classes this week, since I can’t keep up with the cardio anymore, and I’m seeing a slight difference in my upper arms. Yay!! Either that, or the rest of me is getting so big that my arms look smaller now. I’ll take it either way at this point.
I’m SO glad it’s Friday. I’m meeting a new friend for lunch tomorrow. She has my DREAM job at our local university – recruiting students into the engineering program. I will be picking her brain, volunteering to help, and praying that it may someday lead to a part time job that will allow me to get out of corporate America for good – or at least for a long while. We’ll see. Have a great weekend!