42 Days....42 DAYS....FORTY-TWO DAYS!!!!!
Holy Cow!! Do you see my baby ticker people??? Yeah, it says 42 days! Where in the heck has the time gone? I remember when I watched my ticker go from 100 to 99 days, and thinking, wow, I have less than 100 days left to go. Now it is less than 50, and actually closer to being less than 40 after I come back to work after the 4 day weekend. O....M....G....is pretty much how I feel right now. I'm as big as a freakin' house, I can't stop eating, I'm already at my 'normal' full-term weight (which is 170 pounds people...yes, it is...totally not kidding)..and I still have a little over a month to go. Either my baby is going to be a freakin' monster of a kid, or I'm just eating so much that all the weight is in my boobs and bootie, which is entirely possible.
Even with all of this weight, I'm still all like, "I'm going to do a triathlon next year". Yeah, that's my biggest fitness resolution for 2010. I'm turning the big 3-0 next year (April 22nd), and I really want to have something pretty nifty to show for my 30th year on the planet. I definitely won't be ready to do it ON or near my bday, since I'll only be a couple months post-baby - but I've been in contact with a triathlon trainer who says it's feasible to be thinking maybe an August/September date. And don't be thinkin' Ironman people - I'll be doing what they call a 'Sprint' triathlon - where all the distances are pretty short (in comparison to an Ironman) - but it will still be the biggest athletic challenge I've taken on in my entire life.
My maternity leave from work is rapidly approaching as well - so I basically have 42 days to close off or transition every open item I have. You know what I did last week, and part of the week before? I went through 700+ emails in my Inbox...yep, I did it. When we transitioned from good ol' Outlook to Gmail last year for our work email, I just never really got the hang of how Gmail labels and folderizes things...so I just didn't...and every email that I received (unless it was junk, or I totally didn't need it anymore, and deleted it) was still in my Inbox. So I spent countless hours either labeling and folderizing my emails, or deleting ones that were no longer necessary for me to keep. Now I have 43 emails...hmmm, 43 emails to close off in 42 days. Can she do it?? Not sure, I've got a pretty big project on my plate right now, that will honestly probably still be going on by the time I get back. But, I should be able to get a pretty large chunk closed off...and that feels pretty good, because I was in somewhat of a panic mode a couple weeks ago. :)
Oh..OH...OH!!!! I get to go over and see my BFF and her kids tomorrow!!! This is the BFF I have mentioned a few times that was moving back here to AZ because her hubby was deployed to Afghanistan for 6 months. She moved back to our hometown, and is staying with her mom. Her 5 year old daughter will actually be going to the same elementary school that we attended...kinda weird. I actually lived back in my hometown briefly while my oldest was in 3rd grade...my 6th grade teacher was the principal of her school. Anywho - I'm totally excited to be able to spend the next 5 or 6 months being able to hang out whenever our schedules permit - which I'm hoping is often. The great thing is her being here will coincide with my maternity leave, so we should be able to visit with each other quite often. YIPPEE!!
OK...well, this will most likely be my last post for 2009...wow, this year flew by didn't it?
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year - when we come back, we'll talk about resolutions some more. Doesn't that sound FUN???!! hehe (that was sarcasm, in case you didn't catch that...teehee)