with project deadlines fast approaching, work has been super stressful this week. luckily, may has been good to me. i was able to get out and exercise a couple of times, my good friend moved back home, and it's my birthday month. not that that means anything, but the babysitter (aka mom) tends to be a bit more cooperative around this time.
yesterday after work, my friend took me out in his two-man canoe to paddle and catch some waves. it's so peaceful out in the ocean at that time. then we headed in and had cocktails on his deck, which has an amazing view of the beach, and finished off the night with some steaks on the grill. it was the perfect way to de-stress after the day i had at work. i'm paying for it today with sore arms and ribs, but like i always say...no pain, no gain.