Stay hydrated

Taking a step to share my other passion

Ever hear of Gallon Gear? 🤔… No?

Tired of cleaning bottle after bottle out of your car or off your desk top?

I’ve been with Gallon Gear for some time now, these jugs have been a life saver for me with how much I travel and (pre-pandemic) how much time I spent in the gym.

I usually save mentioning them for my Instagram, but heck, why not share the love here too?

I’d like to start sharing small fitness tips on my blog as well as my writing. I’m broadening this sites scope a little bit. 😜

So to start off.

Gallon Gear has both gallon and half gallon bpa free jugs perfect for refilling and cutting down on plastic waste.

  • They sell separate covers for both sizes as well.

I use mostly the Gallon jugs, as that’s my go to amount for the day.

  • They also sell straps to make them easier to carry
  • Cute toilet brush looking scrubbers 😅to help you easily clean the inside of the jug (though it’s recommend to use them just for water)
  • Along with other branded accessories

You can save a special 15% off by clicking Here and using code Jennifers at checkout.

Let me know if you try something out and how you feel about them!

Stay Safe

Leaving the beach…

The drive home no longer feels normal, I left him there, I needed to leave before I broke down any further.

I’m so tired of this weird feeling…

I wish I could define it a little better in my head. Or I wish I didn’t feel it at all. I can’t escape him, he’s in my dreams and in my every thought. Everything I do makes me think of him… It just doesn’t feel ”normal” without him….

Why?

I sat mindlessly at work.

I felt like I was in one of those skits where my body doesn’t move at all but everything around me changes and the world carries on. Per usual no one seemed to notice my mood.

By lunch Mike I had sent me 23 messages. Every time I felt my phone ring and I saw his name, my heart sank in my chests. I couldn’t bring myself to look at them… It’s not that I left him on a bad note, it’s the fact that I left with so much left to say.

Even now I want to pour my every thought into my phone and tell him everything that’s in my head. All the things that scare me, everything that makes me happy, and that loving him is probably the scariest feeling of them all…

But I can’t. I just can’t.

The house is empty and I’ve never noticed how silent these rooms could be until now… I still don’t want to talk to Mike or think about anything that has to do with him right now. I need to decompress and collect myself. He can wait.

The sun is setting and the golden glow is falling perfectly over the gazebo. My painting easel is still set up from the other day, I’m glad that storm didn’t come through last night like I had heard.

I sat there until the moon was high and the only light I had was coming from my string of Christmas lights that run along with the trim on the roof and follow the path to the house. I accomplished little with my canvas, apart from a few erased sketches, blue painted corners, and one pair of ruined jeans.

Walking inside I picked up my phone. 6 more messages…

The last one only says ”Hey, I love you…”

~A.G~

Why?…

Wow this year has already been crazy as hell 😬

Seriously.

If you’re unhappy with your life, your job, your relationship, your living situation… why are you staying put? Why are you putting up with it? Why are you accepting defeat?

Why?

I feel like I’ve been the complaint department over the last month. I’ve had people coming to me from all aspects of my life to vent and inform me of situations that have been bothering them. Some of them aren’t really even a part of my life, they just happen to be working around me or near my crews and decided I have a good ear. Most of the time I don’t mind listening to people’s problems, I have no issue with helping someone figure something out or simply being someone who can help them with the load they feel they have on their shoulders.

What irritates me is when I know there is a simple solution to it and try to explain that, and am completely ignored by the people that could help…

It’s like being lost at sea.

And I feel twice as bad because someone has come to me and expressed a concerned or discomfort and I can’t do a thing to help because no one wants to have our backs or listen to my opinion. Might as well be a backstabber and pot stirrer, they get more help and are listened to more clearly than anyone else 🤷🏻‍♀️

And more to that.

If you’re unhappy with how things are, why are you ruining the moral of the ones who are happy? Are you that miserable that you need everyone else to be too? I think my biggest “I need to talk to you” topic lately has been in regards to someone feeling depressed and upset because someone else has been consistently bringing them down with their mumbles and complaints about things as small as “why the hell does so-and-so keep sneezing?” 😂

I mean really. I’ve heard someone complaining about how a guy sneezed 6 times and it annoyed him 😅🤷🏻‍♀️

It’s sad when the spark leaves someone. It’s heartbreaking to watch as someone shrivels up and loses their passion… What can you do to fix that? What can you do when it seems like there is nothing you can do?

-Jen

Actively procrastinating and losing my mind :) + Publication updates

Let’s be real here, people that seem to always find loads of time to write and research their work…… SUCK BALLS!!  lol  

No, no you don’t.  I suck.

I suck because I can’t seem to get my head together and focus on my writing. *insert face palm emoji here* lol

Everyone else that plans and manages their time better than I do, are worth plenty of praise. You guys are all bombshell people and are the standards I should be living up to. ❤

So, to proceed with my ” I’m mad I’m not writing, so I’m going to write a blog about how mad I am” post :’D

I’m currently 5 chapters into my next novella… and stuck on so many stupid little details…

We are 24 chapters into Stonecrest (Whoop Whoop!!) and I have all confidence we should publish the eBook before the year is out 😀 And Hopefully the paperback will follow right behind it ❤

I’m super excited to physically be lining up books for publications, I really didn’t see myself being at this point by this year. Not that I didn’t (Don’t) have high hopes for my life and writing career, I just try to be down to earth and realistic about the workloads I put on myself and didn’t think it would be a realistic goal for this year… but maybe I’m being to lenient on myself and lowering the bar a bit to much?  

Maybe I can manage everything just a little better and readjust my goals and plans?

Maybe I should stop saying “Maybe” and Just do it as the Nike brand says.  Lol

I am aiming towards having my next eBook out this year and shortly after, if the publishers like it, having the paperback follow right along.  And then early/mid 2020 having my next novella published as well ❤

 

And now that I’ve rambled for a few moments, my brain feels empty enough I can now focus on book and work on some research.

And hopefully get to bed at a decent time frame …. 

New places bring new experiences and the good old fashion cold

Like waiting a month for permits to be approved so we can have heat and power in our office trailer…

Currently we spend our days playing power roulette with our electronics so we can make it through an 8hr day still “connecting” with the outside world (AKA- phone calls and emails with anyone related to this job and our SC site).

No power also means no main Wi-Fi either… meaning our hotspots run like crazy and I’m just waiting for the phone call telling me I have run over my allotted usage,  any day now.  Sooooo glad I only see and deal with the bill my personal phone accumulates in a month and not the bill the business line receives, because both have been running so much, I’m surprised I haven’t seen smoke. lol

So besides not having power, we also don’t have heat and it’s been around the 40’s lately, raining off and on and rather windy from time to time.

Cue my new found Cold …. Ugh.

 

So, like most new sites, ours is currently a dirt city. But instead of cars, we have thousand-ton equipment driving around. And instead of paved roadways to travel on, we have ruts so deep you could hide in them.

And with the recent weather we’ve had, you might be faster swimming around the site instead of walking or attempting to maneuver an ATV.

I did know a little bit about the construction business before I took this job, but there is such a big difference between knowing what goes on out on a construction site and physically working out on a construction site.  Things change so often from site to site, so you can’t ever assume things will go one way or the other and constant continued education is almost a must.

There is so much more to think about while on site besides just your specific job task. I’ve got to give props to the tradesman and women that work out in the elements and these types of conditions on a day-to-day basis and still manage to get the job done and go home safely every night.

Some of they’re task may be simple, but they can’t just think of themselves out there. Team work is a must for success.

It’s actually quite amazing to watch and see first hand what all goes into some of these structures and designs.

It takes a lot of talent, hard work and a lot of long hours.

And some of these guys really don’t know what they’re getting into when they sign up for a traveling gig like this one.  Some come well prepared , while others… well struggle with the change and new lifestyle.

One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is a lot of these guys end up eating like utter crap and have the worst immune systems I’ve ever seen (kind of like mine at this moment). At first they don’t mind eating out and ditching the time consuming task of cooking and cleaning up after themselves, but it gets old quick… and expensive.   

Really thinking about showing off my weird side and making little hotel food lists for things that are easy to make and cover all the food groups evenly.  I’m sure that’ll brighten the day up for a few people lol either they’ll like it and use it or get a laugh out of me for taking the time to make them.  Win, Win either way right? 🙂 

We’ll see I suppose