Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun Facts Friday - Returning Home

Friday Kickboxing
This morning I managed to get up and get in a workout. It was too dark to head out for a run (and I'm too lazy to drive to the gym at 5:30 am), so I opted for Cathe's MMA Kickboxing DVD. I followed it up with a few glute exercises like weighted donkey kicks, roll-ins and froggy lifts (technical term) on the ball. I had wanted to do chest today, but just didn't have it in me that early. I can just put that off until tomorrow.

Friday Ramblings
Speaking of tomorrow, it's Jason's birthday. There's also an Arkansas game on tv, so you know that's what tomorrow will revolve around: The Game. It's an earlier game, so we're going to DVR it and watch it a little bit later, hopefully with friends over.

Of course, that does mean I need to finish cleaning the house - which I have been trying to do since I got home. I feel like I'm the Laundry Queen. Where does it all come from? Oh...workout clothes for one. We go through a massive amount of workout clothes in our household. Anyway, laundry, swiffering, dusting...it never ends does it? One year Jason set out with unbelievably kind intentions of hiring a house keeper to clean before a huge party. Gotta give the man credit! Unfortunately, they did such a horrible job that I had to re-clean. I swore I'd never use another house keeping service, but man is that starting to sound appealing. Do you ever use a house keeper? Or do you prefer to just do it yourself?

Fun Facts Friday - Returning Home
Speaking of cleaning, I think that's the only good thing about being away from home - well, not having to clean I should say. Other than that, being away makes me really appreciate the little things about my daily life. I do think being away can be good in giving us a better appreciation for the things we take for granted, and being away can teach us to be more flexible (or at least attempt to be more flexible). So for Fun Facts Friday, I thought it'd be fun to list the things I find I miss most about being home (other than the hubs) and the things I learned while away (at least with this last trip). I especially look forward to hearing what you guys miss about home.

Things I miss:
  • My toilet
  • My shower
  • My toilet paper
  • The luxury of paper towels at hand
  • My tissues (Kleenex)
  • My lighting in the bathroom - I always feel like I probably cake on makeup like a 2 bit tramp in the terrible hotel lighting.
  • Workout DVDs
  • My towels - the hotel towels are always so scratchy
  • Ceiling fans (and box fans, I like the noise and air movement)
Things I learned:
  • Hotel gyms suck (ok, not something new perhaps)
  • It's ok to not be home in PJs at 4:30 pm
  • Coworkers can surprise you
  • It can be fun to leave your makeup and toiletries strewn about the counter
  • The coffee maker is ideal for making oatmeal
  • You can eat fairly healthy while traveling even without a full kitchen
  • Bring your own wine glass - it's kind of fun and better than wine in the hotel glasses or plastic cups
  • If you pack food, make sure you pack utensils and napkins 
  • Keeping up with blogging is harder than I thought
So you already know how this works - your turn!