Weekend Update: CrossFit, Cooking, and Rehearsal

Good morning, lovies! It’s Monday morning, and all of our network drives are down, meaning I literally cannot do any work. Wheee! I’m drinking some tea, bullet-journaling, and trying to massage my very sore quads. Let’s take a look at what I got up to this weekend, shall we?


I had rehearsal until 10 on Friday night, and when I got home, Ben, Emily, and my mother in law were out at a nice little bonfire in the yard, so I changed into some warm clothes, grabbed a beer, and joined them for a few minutes. They were actually about to head inside when I arrived home, but it was nice to enjoy the bonfire for a bit. After that we headed straight to bed.


I was up bright and early so I’d have time to eat before my CrossFit intro class. I was pretty nervous all morning, but managed to get there on time with minimal stressing out. I’ll write a larger post on this later this week, but I actually kind of liked it, and will likely be giving it a chance for a month or two.

After I got home, I showered, did laundry, and cleaned up our room a bit, and then basically spent the rest of the afternoon playing Fallout 3 in my PJs. It was glorious. Emily’s friends Liz and Beck came over for dinner, and we had lasagna with salad and an amazing cheesy, garlicky bread thing, with chocolate cake for dessert. I ate way too much, but it was worth it. We ended up going to bed super early, which I think I needed. I slept like a rock until 8:30 Sunday morning.


I knew I wanted to get some meal prep stuff done before rehearsal, so I got right up and started getting my shit together. I made a huge batch of beans and rice that I divided up into containers for the rest of the week. It didn’t make quite as much as I was hoping, but I should have enough to cover lunches and dinners on rehearsal days in case there aren’t leftovers to snag.

Then it was Nine to Five rehearsal from 1 until 5 pm. I was pretty sore from CrossFit, so dancing and stretching out felt good. Rehearsal was a blast, and I feel really good about my role and the stuff I get to do. They ended up releasing us about 15 minutes early, which was excellent, because I was meeting Ben and the family at some friends’ house for dinner, and it was a bit of a drive.

I arrived at Chris and Jeff’s only about 10 minutes after everyone else, and enjoyed a really nice evening of delicious food, drink, and conversation. We were home by 9:30 and in bed by 10, ready for another week.

This will be my first full week of work in almost three weeks, so I’m anticipating a rough go of it. If my computer issues this morning are any indicator, it’s going to be VERY rough. But I have a few nice things to look forward to this week, so I’m just trying to buck up and deal.

When’s the last time you had a bonfire?

Weekend Update: Holiday Parties, Disappointment, and Caroling!

Happy snowy Monday, all. My commute took thirty minutes longer than usual thanks to snowy conditions, so needless to say, I’m riding the struggle bus a bit this morning. Here’s hoping that a few extra doses of caffeine jump start the system. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what I got up to this weekend.


Our holiday party was a blast, as always. Our partners take turns hosting at their homes, but hire a caterer so that no one has to cook. There were alcoholic libations aplenty, and lots of delicious noms. Ben had broomball playoffs, which meant I had to be my own DD, so I didn’t stay too long. I headed home around 8:30 to have a couple more beers at home, and play some video games in the hopes of distracting myself from the “Will I/won’t I get cast” thoughts whirling in my head. It didn’t work.


I slept fitfully all night, and woke up with my stomach a churning mass of nerves. Unfortunately, I didn’t get either of the lead roles I got called back for in 9 to 5, but I still get a small featured role. Obviously, I’m very disappointed, but sometimes things just work out this way. I’m doing my best to focus on how much fun I’m going to have rather than on my disappointment, but Saturday was a rough day.

Ben’s uncle Bill was visiting from New York, and his Grammy came over for dinner, so I was required to pull myself together and be social, which was actually a good thing, because otherwise I probably would have spent all day in my PJs snuggling my cats and having a pity party. A judicious application of beer and video games helped ease my troubles, and I went to bed relatively early.


I slept in a bit Sunday morning, then had a delightful breakfast of omelet and grits prepared by my father in law. I put on a bit of makeup and my favorite dress and steeled myself to face the crowds for some Christmas shopping in downtown Burlington. I crossed a few things off my list, so I’m now about 90-95% done with shopping, which is GREAT!

After that I met up with Lyric Theatre folks for the annual caroling extravaganza on Church Street. It was FREEZING, but oh so fun. I had never made it out for caroling before, and I’m glad I did. Afterwards, there was a gathering at someone’s house, and it was lovely to see all my people and be reminded that even though casting didn’t work out the way I had hoped, I love these people and I love doing theatre, and it’s going to be an awesome show.

After a drink and some party food (OMG buffalo chicken dip for the WIN!), I headed back home to Underhill for shepherd’s pie, a beer, and some Fallout 3. All in all, the weekend was an emotional roller coaster, and I’m feeling pretty wiped today, especially with my longer-than-usual commute. I’m basically living for the holidays at this point. I have a three day weekend for Christmas, then I work three days, then I have a four day weekend for New Year’s, so I’m looking forward to fun times and relaxation with friends and family.

What was the high point of your weekend?

Friday Free-For-All – 12/09/16

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My company holiday party is tonight. I’m excited to kick back, have a couple of drinks, and eat some delicious food with my colleagues. I know I’ve said it a million times, but here I go again: Even though my job isn’t my dream job, I am SO LUCKY to work for the company I do. My coworkers are all excellent people, and the company does a great job of treating us like real people.

My 9 to 5 audition went well. I had a callback for not one, but TWO of the lead roles, on Wednesday night, which was incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking. I feel good. I didn’t hold back at all, so now it’s out of my hands. I feel pretty optimistic about my chances, but casting a show is like putting together a puzzle; it’s not just about how I did, but who else is cast and in what roles. We all have to look and sound right together, not just independently. They will be making casting calls tomorrow morning, so I’m planning to maybe have an extra drink or two tonight when I get home from the holiday party to hopefully help me sleep soundly and not stay up all night freaking out.

I’m still not really running. I haven’t run since… *goes to look it up in Strava*… November 15. I’m still pretty ok with this. Since my in-laws got their recumbent bike last month, I’ve been using it 3-4 times a week, so it’s not like I’m living the lazy life. I’m just not interested in running right now. Part of it is my ongoing shoe issues, part of it is the fact that it’s cold out, and part of it is the lingering sense of burnout post marathon training. I don’t think I’m done with running forever, but we seem to be on an extended break.

Does your company throw a holiday party? Is it any fun?