Mario Villalobos

A Nice, Normal Day

I’m back, baby. Things went back to normal today, which gave me so much joy that I completely forgot for a second that my car is injured and my credit card debt is high. I even started Day 1 of Insanity Max: 30, and boy, did that workout kick my ass. A week off made my body feel like pudding, and it performed as such. I was not ready for it, but I made it to the end, and I’m glad I did. I feel great right now. I’m tired, most definitely going to be sore tomorrow, and I can’t wait to see what the next 119 or so days bring. Also, I have to mention that I love my new rug. It made working out on it so much better. The rug is thick, so it absorbed so much of the impact of my jumps that I don’t have to worry about angering my neighbors. I can really push myself even harder now, which just means better results.

Last night, the principal and superintendent at my job texted me and told me school today wouldn’t start until 10:15 AM, two hours later than normal. I loved that news, so I set my timer to go off at 6 AM instead of 5. At around 8 this morning, I received another text from them that told me school was cancelled. I didn’t have to go to work, and I didn’t. I needed a day off to do laundry, organize my stuff a bit better, and just relax. I started watching the Good Wife on Hulu, and it’s a good and very entertaining show, and it was exactly what I needed. Also, when I went to do laundry, I ran into Glen, the dealer who sold me my car. He asked me if the mechanics back in California fixed my car, and I told him that they didn’t. I told him what they did to it, and he told me to bring my car into his shop tomorrow so he can take a look at it. I plan to do this, and I hope he can fix it because driving around with all this snow with a bum steering wheel makes me super uncomfortable. If I have to pay, I have to pay. Life is better if I’m actually alive to live it.

I started to read the Drop by Dennis Lehane, and even though I only read the first chapter, I know I’m going to enjoy the book. I’ve read everything Dennis Lehane has written, and I love it all. He’s one of my favorite writers, and it feels right to begin 2015 with one of his books. One thing I still can’t get over is seeing all my books on my bookshelf. I’ve never owned a bookshelf before. I really started to build my library freshman year of college, which was back on August of 2004. Since then, I’ve moved around a lot, and I’ve never settled down long enough to actually buy a bookcase. So this bookcase means a lot to me. I have hundreds of books, and just seeing them finally displayed makes me happy. I still want to organize them since they don’t all fit nicely, but once I do, I’m sure to take pictures and post them on here. Also, I’m waiting for a nice sheet set from JCPenney to arrive, so my home isn’t complete yet. I still don’t have a comforter, but needs versus wants right now.

This was a nice, normal day, and boy did I miss them. Tomorrow I go back to work, have my car checked out, and start day 2 of Insanity Max: 30. 2015: here’s to you.