Yesterday was cheat day! I hit the gym and did legs in the morning, ready to do something amazing in the afternoon. I thought about taking the kids to the driving range for some golf, or taking them to a swimming pool at one of the fancy 5 star hotels. I had visions of lying by the pool while the kids played, and being served long island ice teas by lovely hotel staff. Instead I got home from the gym… and collapsed on the bed. I slept for about 3 1/2 hours. So much for doing something productive in the afternoon! At least the kids went over to one of their friends’ house and had fun though. Not sure why I was so tired – but I guess my body needed the sleep.
Since it was cheat day I ordered from one of my favorite restaurants – Indian Hut. They do the most amazing curries and butter roti bread. Mmmmmmm. Although it is “cheat day” I actually only allow it to be a cheat day for the whole day for the kids. For me I try to just keep it to a cheat meal. It is also the only day I will drink alcohol during the week, so I had a couple of long island ice teas. In order to preempt the restless leg syndrome I took a couple of dicodin. In the evening the kids wanted to watch the movie GI Joe, so I threw that on. It was actually much better than I expected, and the kids really enjoyed it.
Around about 11pm I killed the light and settled down to sleep. However sleep wasn’t coming as my mind was too active. I was thinking all about WORK and couldn’t get it out of my mind. Ugghh. What a downer thinking about work on a Saturday night! I decided that I wasn’t going to put up with it, so took a diazepam. It worked well and I drifted off to sleep.
However around about 2am I started having some vivid dreams – which I think was likely caused by the Dicodin / Diazepam combination. Then again since it was over 8 hours since I had the Dicodin, probably more likely to be the Valium. I dreamed I was in some kind of mixed martial arts fight, and my opponent had me pinned down and I couldn’t move. I was trying to yell at him, and in the end my wife woke me up! Apparently I was saying something incomprehensible in my sleep. Bizzarre. I don’t think I was quite with it after waking up, as I remember thinking that I should call my mixed martial arts friend in the morning to schedule some lessons on how to escape submissions.Speaking of submissions and MMA, I managed to find a bar that was open at 9am this morning to catch the last couple of fights of UFC 133. I was really looking forward to watching Tito vs. Rashad. It was a really great fight, and Rashad came through with the win. Although lots of people were hoping that maybe Tito could get a fairy tale ending (since he’s at the end of his career) and get a win, I think that Rashad just has better skills. The next big fight at light heavyweight is Rampage vs. Jon Jones for the belt. I think that Rampage is not at Jones’ level, and will lose, which should set up a title match between Jones and Rashad. That will be an awesome fight.
First day back at school tomorrow for the kids. They are so excited – it is so heart warming to see them excited about the first day back. One minute they really want to go back – right now, and the next minute they don’t want to go back! Like puppies racing around a yard.