10:05 PM Thursday, September 28, 2023
Out for the evening. Dropped off Lucy at swim practice, brought Jackson with. Went to Home Depot and picked up supports and clips for the wire shelves for the costume closet. Went simple instead of a variable height thing. Makes sense because that fits the shelves we still had, instead of trying to buy a completely new system or trying to retrofit the shelves into an inexact system. Anyway, expensive, but I’m hoping to get it up sometime this weekend. Dinner at Chipotle and then down to Whole Foods to see if they had anything and to waste some more time before picking up Lucy from swim practice. Much more productive than driving home and driving back. Next Thursday maybe more closet system stuff, this time for the linen closet that’s also been on my todo list for this year.
7:23 PM Wednesday, September 27, 2023
So week 3 of Couch to 5K, and not sure if I'm getting any better. Skipped a lot of the BetterMe workout today, all the hanging leg raises and parallel bar knee raises. Can't hang long enough, and the pull up bar in the closet door frame is super awkward. Also, who has home access to parallel bars? Anyway, skipped probably about 2/3 of the workout. Only had to drive Lucy to/from a cross country meet at Horner Park. Traffic was pretty annoying westbound.
9:41 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Decided to not do any additional walking inbetween days of Couch to 5K. Just taking it easier. Still doing BetterMe. Already on Day 23, not sure what I’m going to do after I hit day 28. Maybe I’ll just repeat it? Or try out some other workouts? Otherwise, same old same old. Tried on some costumes with Tracy, think we’ve got some plans made. Still have to get a couple more to get I think, and a couple more for Jackson too. Something about Halloween costumes, I like having them. That’s why I need to get on fixing the guest room closet into our costume closet. Think I’ll try for Thursday, when I have to drop off and pick up Lucy from practice. Although I have to bring Jackson since Tracy’s going out that night.
7:05 PM Monday, September 25, 2023
Drove Lucy to school. Worked from home. Exercised. Thinking I should maybe invest in some actual running shoes, like New Balance, since they have wide sizes. Picked up some mealworms from Curious Creatures. Got some Thai food for lunch from TAC. Watched some Star Trek: Picard. Took a nap. Tried a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini (it’s good). Just another Monday.
9:35 PM Sunday, September 24, 2023
First of Jackson’s soccer game with his actual coach. And I am looking forward to this year. Really like this guy. Really looking forward to what he can teach the team this year. And hoping we get to keep him. But he put some players in different spots than they’ve been used to playing, trying them out. He’s got them holding shape, and bending a little based on where the ball is in play. He’s got the back line pushing up, a lot, to keep the pressure on. And very active coaching in game. Putting them in the right places. Seriously awesome. Absolutely fun to watch. Very much looking forward to this year. I did make the poor choice of chow mein instead of chow fun for our Joy Yee’s order. Next time. We’ve got 2 more games down there this fall. Otherwise, got another nap in after we got home.
10:40 PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Definitely weird going back to places I played ultimate more than 2 decades ago, but this time as a soccer dad. The UIC fields and surrounding areas is so much nicer than when it was brand new and we started using it. It’s turf too. And today Jackson guested with Premier 3 out at Schiller Woods. Seriously, trip down memory lane going back there. But mostly how I remembered it. Although I did just go down Irving Park, so I’m not sure what it was like up Cumberland, which is how I usually went there 2 decades ago. Anyway, time passes. I finished up watching the John Wick series. Watched the 3rd season of The Witcher. Started watching Star Trek: Picard. Saw season 1, but never saw season 2, so starting there although it’s been a while, and I was slightly lost. Still not back 100%, but getting closer.
1:29 AM Friday, September 22, 2023
So feeling better, but still figure I should take it easy, so not exercising, and instead I took a walk and got Dunkin for breakfast this morning. And instead of the usual 2 donuts, I got 3. Then, for dinner got Epic Burger and Buffalo Wild Wings. So yeah, not smart. Traffic is more annoying on Thursdays, and driving both ways for Lucy’s practice is pretty annoying. Next time I have to I’ll just work at the Starbucks down there instead. Or Dom’s, since they’re also open that late. Just have to see what parking is like down there around those times. And now, staying up late, doing some work, but more so just trying to relax a little after a frustrating evening of driving.