Rather Than Sit In Traffic

Do to poor sleeping habits last night I was unable to get up early enough to spin for an hour prior to making my 8:00am conference call. So I stayed in bed. Boy howdy did I stay in bed.

After gazing at Google Maps and seeing the traffic that exists between my house and work I decided to write this post from home, then fight the Atlanta traffic. I will most likely be dialing in to my 9:30 conference call from the M6.

The Cleanup Continues
Though I didn’t get any of the home work done last night I was able to get to the (thankfully near-empty) lavanderia and get my laundry done. Upon arriving home I immediately put away the clean clothes (yay me!) and started eyeing more things that need to get out of this house.

It’s Sweater Season!
In addition to things I want to rid myself of I saw my stack of sweaters (not the ugly Christmas type) in my armoire. I suppose I should wear these whilst we are having this cold snap. Hopefully the office won’t be 80° F when I arrive.

My Last Free Tuesday Night Before German Classes Resume
I’ve done as bad a job studying my German as I have cleaning house and losing weight. Next Tuesday night my classes resume, I better get on it!

However in addition to this task tonight I want to get on the trainer for an hour and watch the finale of The Great British Baking Show. I’ve only been allowing myself to watch it while on the trainer, subsequently it’s taken me much longer to finish the series than I originally planned.

Stay warm friends!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Rather Than Sit In Traffic

  1. Barb says:

    I could tell school started back up again today. My very short commute took way too long.

    We took Allan’s mom out for Mexican last night, since TJ is off at CX Nationals in Asheville. I can’t believe that race is happening at The Biltmore, I hope it doesn’t rain & totally ruin all the grass. TJ eats too much mexican food at these bike events, so he never wants to eat it here, so Mary always decided that’s where we should go when he’s out of town.

    I actually was digging thru my cedar chest this morning to find a sweater. I’ve decided I need to go sweater shopping, I need some new ones & I need to make some go away.

  2. Steve says:

    I believe the car said 25 when I hopped in this morning. The sweater is on and it’s only 73 in my office, so it’s likely to stay on.

    While I should have ridden last night, I was a slug on the sofa for most of the evening, except when cleaning the barn, draining and recovering the hot tub (which isn’t hot at the moment), bringing in and feeding the horses and cleaning the kitchen.

    Debbie returned home about 10:30 and after 14 hours in the truck, the puppy was wound up! Had to take her out 3 different times through the night. Ugh.

    Looking forward to a lovely day celebrating my 57th trip around the sun!


  3. Steve says:

    I’m planning on going up to watch on Sunday- the only rain is set for Friday- 90%.

  4. Barb says:

    and- Happy Birthday Steve!!!!
    forgot that in the first post.
    (hadn’t gotten to my FB birthdays yet)

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yes Steve, a very happy birthday to you. Apparently my “Connecting” theme has not made its way to the blog yet.

    Current office temperature is 73.6° F …. and unfortunately rising. I have a feeling that my coworkers will be seeing my undershirt today because it will soon be too warm to wear this sweater indoors. Stupid office HVAC!

  6. Stacy says:

    Happy happy happy birthday Steve! Yep, hitting you up on Facebook AND on here. One of the added benefits of being an ITP-reader! 😀

    I’m with everyone on the sweater thing: I think making it to January before ever really needing one has made me forgotten how very few I have, and the ones I do have are getting pretty threadbare and need replacing. One nice thing about women’s fashion though is the scarf. I have about 18 million scarves. So when the office is at 72? I can leave it on. If it climbs? Take it off. Win!

    My half-mile walk to and from the office though? Oh boy. I can see how this might turn brutal in the next couple of months (these pretty-looking skyscrapers down here sure make fantastic wind tunnels of death between them). Thank heavens my rent includes free heat because daaaaang if my home ain’t toasty enough to make up for it when I get back there!

  7. Barb says:

    I need to wear more scarves (& buy a few more)- and Paulie – you can be a metro-sexual & wear one too!

    Stacy – good thing you are from WI – you can break out the parka! I have so many jackets & some of them plenty warm – I actually look forward to the cold weather so I can wear them. (so Allan can’t say I never wear them & should make them go away)

    I got these fleece lined tights not too long ago – they are the best lounging pants ever! And – they may come in handy for a cold weather hike someday.
    I’ve always wanted some fleece lined jeans but have never bought any. Now I might!

  8. Stacy says:

    Fleece-lined jeans = pajama jeans, no? (remember those?) Gotta say, I’ve always kinda wanted a pair. *grin*

    And OH yes. I have this AMAZING coat that Mama gave to me a few years back. It’s the warmest thing ever, with a hood, and when I put it on I call it my “lion jacket” because of the trim around my face with the hood up. 🙂 I do need to invest in more mittens/gloves though. For some reason, I can never keep a pair for more than a season without losing them.

    I can see Paulie rocking a scarf. Like, a cool one, not some hipster shit.

  9. I have one scarf, I don’t know how to classify it. I rarely wear it because, well, I don’t know why I rarely wear it when the weather is this cold. 🙂

  10. Steve says:

    Scarf as outerwear only, else you might take that metrosexual thing a bit too far.

    I haven’t looked for my winter gloves yet. It was a might breezy waiting on the train this morning, so some cycling tights for when it gets colder will be in order.

  11. Barb says:

    so I googled fleece lined jeans – there are plenty of people that make/sell them. Wrangler, Carhardtt, LL Bean, Gap, etc.
    Might have to do some shopping -even though I don’t really need them.

  12. I have a cycling jacket, long cycling tights, a balaclava, shoe booties, and gloves. All I’m missing is the manliness to go out in the cold.

  13. Steve says:

    I swear I have a box somewhere that has poly pro leg and arm warmers, booties and some other cold weather riding stuff, but I couldn’t find it at the old house! I don’t know if it got moved or it’s gone gone.

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