This month has been a little crazy. But here’s your catch-up.
The first thing that happened this month is that I got sick. The kind of sick where you are sick enough to hate your life, but not sick enough to really stay home from work, which I think might be worse than just being so sick that you throw in the towel and sleep all day. Brandon is in full-swing in his new job, but his schedule changes every week, and sometimes he works 7am-3:30pm, and sometimes he works 3pm-11:30pm, and sometimes even 7am-7pm. So our life schedule, not to mention our WOD schedule, has been puh-retty random. And amongst all that, we have been trying to eat Zone (which has been marginally successful), get enough sleep, have a life, and maybe even go skiing a few times.
The sleeping part has been going well for me, because not only is sleeping my second favorite activity (after eating), but I am pretty sure I have borderline narcolepsy and can literally fall asleep within about 10 minutes at any given point of the day. Brandon, on the other hand, has officially diagnosed himself with chronic insomnia. He falls asleep quickly, but then wakes up constantly throughout the night, getting only a few hours of sleep after all is said and done, and this is a pretty new problem that has cropped up since he started this job in December.
As of today we have decided to attack this problem, potentially starting with a Whole30 or similar (even though he eats pretty clean, there is still a lot of cheese and some grains in his diet), limiting his coffee intake to before 10am, and trying to standardize his wake-up time (since unfortunately he can’t standardize his bedtime since he sometimes doesn’t get home until after midnight). He is also thinking about trying Melatonin supplements. Have you ever dealt with insomnia? What worked for you?
Having a life has also been a bit of a challenge, but we have been on some really great date nights in the past few weeks. On Valentine’s Day we went to sushi, and then to Canvas & Cocktails, which is one of those really cute places where you drink wine and paint masterpieces. I was very proud of Brandon for coming up with that idea all on his own, and despite us both thinking it was going to be a little cheesey, it was actually REALLY fun.
This past Friday night we went out to sushi again (what can I say, I LOVE sushi), and then went to the Denver Museum of Modern Art. There was a new exhibit opening, so after the “Member’s Only” opening, the public was allowed in for only 10 cents. Pretty hard to beat that. Even though the new exhibit was the most hipster thing I’ve ever been a part of.One of the “pieces” was a little pedestal with a light on it that flashed Lady Gaga’s Twitter Feed in morse code. Another “piece” was a series of photos of what looked like chocolate bars, only to find out that they were SPACE bars, and the description talked about how this series “explored the irony of the space bar, which is meant to create space, but takes up the most space on a standard keyboard.” I mean really. I could not make this stuff up.
Last but not least, we have been trying to get a few good ski days in this season, and so far so good. After that awesome ski lesson I had a few weeks ago, I booked another one, but then had to reschedule when I got sick, and then missed it anyway because on Saturday night I was awake from 2am-4am with a back spasm (where the heck did that come from, is what I wanna know). We almost didn’t go skiing at all yesterday, but realized that we so frequently talk ourselves out of going up to the mountains, but always are grateful we made the effort when we do. Even though we didn’t get on the slopes until almost Noon and were driving away by 3:30, we went for quality over quantity and both got some really great skiing in. I spent some more time in moguls, and it’s definitely slow progress, but I’m getting there. And it really is always, always worth it to get out of the city and into the mountains, even if it’s only for a few hours.
So that’s my life right now. Oh, and the Open starts this week. But that is a post for another day.
OH AND we finally got the wedding pictures back! You can click here to check out a slideshow of the highlights on our photographer’s blog! Get excited. They are pretty great.