Feeling relieved it's Friday!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Feeling relieved it's Friday!
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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 8:52am

Good Morning.  I have to work with someone from our corporate office on Monday, so I will have to do some prep work this weekend.  I have lots of work today, yoga tonight, spin and pilates tomorrow along with errands and a work party.  Then, on Sunday, work prep, yoga, cleaning, maybe a little quilting.

Oh!  I did 3 hours of dog training tonight.  Lesson learned - don't stop training because it's a LOT more work to get the pup back into "shape."  :(  In other words, my pup was not a good citizen last night...he wore the prong collar all night because he would not behave.  Life is a constant lesson. :)

What are you all up to?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 10:41am
I too am relieved. :) I don't have a very busy day, thankfully. I've got one client this morning and that's it. Planning to do another snore elliptical workout this afternoon. I think the infection is going away? I think. Fingers crossed. Going to a wine tasting with friends tonight.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 3:28pm

Whew, two early morning clients cancelled which meant I could sleep in. I kept my phone by my bed and thought that turning off the ringer meant the phone wouldn't make noises for texts, sadly no.  So, I had two early morning clients but finished in time for the fun zumba class. I realized I could try out the gym zumba, too, headed over but it was really boring and I had to leave. But, it gave me a chance to play at the gym.I had my client do this one crazy long move so I had to try it out:

burpee to push up, walk feet onto the top of a bench, another push up, alternate knee to shouldersx6, back down to the other side of bench, push up and repeat all that back the other way. Killer sequence. 

Not much planned for the weekend but we need to get Christmas ornaments up. Oh, is it stupid that I'm considering applying for this?

http://cbsbakingshow.com/

I think I talk about how much I love baking and I'm a complete geek when it comes to the scientific details. W/ my science background on that part, calligraphy for design and the classes I've taken at L'Academie de Cuisine, I think it would be perfect for me! Except I'm not an interesting reality contestant--hate drama, witchiness, etc.  You never see a boring nice person on a show like that.

http://cbsbakingshow.com/






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 5:50pm
First - Karla, congrats on the grand babies on the way. My main regret about not being a mother is not getting to be a grandmother...I would be a bad mother but an awesome grandmother...jean...why not try for the baking show...you don't have to accept even if you are chosen....FSN - I think training dogs is like training people...you ave to stay with it. Gymrat, I hope you feel better soon. I checked out the gym in the building where inam working today. Mthey have Zumba and Pilates classes, a pool, and a decent weight area. The pricing options are dizzying, andi you ave to register for both the classes and the pool. I need to decide if I want to buy a monthly membership, and if so, which one, or pay a I go. The classes are late enough so I can go after work, which for me will e around 7:00 pm. They aren't open on Sunday, but tht might be ok. To answer some yesterday questions, I only know about ten words of Polsh, but everyone here under 30 speaks English. It is a very safe city, I think because there are 200,000 students in the city, plus lots of 20-30 something so he streets are busy all the time. Also, the company has people here from other offices, so there are people to 'play with'. The most odd thing is that I am so much older than most people here, and I need to be careful about how I behave with th young people...to remember that I am an authority figure so can't do anything that could be misunderstood. I went out to dinner with someone from another office tonight, and we had fun...well, I did..i know him but not well...the other thing is that almost everyone here is male...at east my department...no workout tonight, but I plan to do some shopping this weekend, and then meet up with a colleague coming from the US. And figure out how to use the washing machine...have a good weekend everyone...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 7:32pm

I've decided against applying because there are too many steps involved and I can't be bothered to shoot a video, or show up for open auditions. Plus, as I think about it, I'm really bad under pressure and can't think/be creative unless I have time. My best ideas are at 2am, when I'm not sleeping. Well, my best and my worst ideas...

Can you start w/ a pay as you go membership to the gym and see how it goes? That's what I do for my parkour/aerial silks classes. I might eventually pay for the month but I haven't needed to yet.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 12:32pm

The gym has many payment options.  They separate the pool, the gym, and the classes, and you can buy one time tickets for any if them.  You can also but an 8 visit card for any ot them, or a 10 visit among card forpall three.  At my home gym, I pay by the year so I never think about the cost of going...I pay for training sessions 30 at a time because that is the best deal.  I motivate myself to go to the gym somewhat because I know the more often I go, the cheaper each visit is.   I am trying to figure out realistically how often I will go o the gym.  They are not open on Sundays.  Because of the US timedifference, I am working till at least 6:30 every night, and when there are US visitors, I will need to o out with them at least once and mayreive ice a week.   I could try to go before work....go in my gym clothes, then shower andressed for work at the gym...

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 12:35pm

Continuing...hit posting limit...the classes are at night, but there are sessions at 7:15 thawillful work out well.  I feel like I should buy the full deal and then try to make the best use of it..ound if I don't in December,then do something different n January...

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 12:43pm

Continuing...hit posting limit...the classes are at night, but there are sessions at 7:15 thawillful work out well.  I feel like I should buy the full deal and then try to make the best use of it..ound if I don't in December,then do something different n January...

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 12:43pm

Continuing...hit posting limit...the classes are at night, but there are sessions at 7:15 thawillful work out well.  I feel like I should buy the full deal and then try to make the best use of it..ound if I don't in December,then do something different n January...

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 3:31pm

It's nice that you have options.  :) Glass half full?! It sounds like you are the "host home" where you have to entertain US clients, in addition to being a visitor, yourself!  Exhausting.  How are you doing with the stress of being a foreigner in a foreign land?  I think I take it for granted just knowing how to use the washer and dryer.  Although exciting, your adventure could be stressful if you don't see the glass half full.  Are you moved into the larger apartment?

BTW, you are patient and persistent for hanging with the ipad glitches. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 12-02-2012 - 11:54am
I mostly enjoy the hosting part...I like most of the people in my company, and I love showing off Krakow. The goal is to show them a few of the must see places, which will be the same for everyone, and then doing something new to me so that isee new things. It is hard...things like ounces versus grams, Fahrenheit vs Celsius, meters vs feet and yards....let alone the language challenges. I need salt and pepper, but ouldn't find them at the store...I will ask my Krakow colleagues what I should be looking for...I am actually going to ask if I can stay in this apartment...it is fine and it would be easier to just stay here...I will have someone at work do that tomorrow. If I have to move, that's fine too. I used the washing machine last night...I could wash three pairs of pants in one load..that was it. I will have to do laundry every other day. Which is ok, because there is no dryer..there is a contraption in the bathroom that I think is a hot towel rack, so I hung clothes on it to dry..but then I found what I think is. Clothes rack in the closet withbthe ironing board...so I will use tht next time. The washers front loading, and I wasn't sure how much soap to use. I has visions of Lucille Ball and the soap bubbling all over the house...but it didn't happen...I am definitely in the 'half full' category...thisis an adventure, and temporary...So I want to make the most of it.

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