Thursday, June 16, 2011
Last night was one of those awful nights that make the next morning and day feel like you're swimming in pudding - messy and you never get anywhere.
After work yesterday I ran some errands. Unfortunately, it took much longer than I expected, so I didn't get home until 7:30. I hadn't eaten in several hours, which is too long for me. So I'm trying to do what I need to do, eat a snack, dinner, and dessert before going to bed, all while I was already exhausted. I laid down on the couch to watch the news and dozed off. I had set my alarm so I was going to get up and shower and go to bed. But I was so tired, I turned off the alarm (several times) and just fell asleep. I woke up at 4:45 am (have to be up for work at 6) and jumped up. I got in the shower, put on my work clothes, and laid back on the couch to attempt a quick nap before finishing getting ready for work. Couldn't fall back asleep. So I have been absolutely dragging all day. I really hate feeling like I'm dragging my brain along, never being able to get a real hold on it. I probably should've called in and went back to bed for 2 hours, but since I already couldn't fall asleep, I figured it wasn't work it considering how much I need to get done at work.
This is just a huge reminder to me that I need to eat SOMETHING every 2-3 hours. With my gastroparesis and reactive hypoglycemia, going longer without eating (besides sleeping) really messes up my day, my body, my brain, and the next day (or more). ugh
Early to bed tonight!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I just want to say I went to a new dentist for the first time today and seriously, she actually took me serious about how quickly I go through novocain. She numbed me pretty well but it was still shooting cold when she started drilling, but a few minutes in that stopped and eventually the numbness spread all the way up through my eye and into my forehead. I loved it! I didn't feel a dang thing! Which is pretty rare for me - when I was a kid I thought that it was only supposed to take the worst of the pain away, so I suffered through too much pain from dental work. Not any longer! WOOT!
(I think this face works for the numb-droopy-face feeling! haha)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
So I don't get the point of sitting on an exercise ball while sitting at a computer. While it helps to keep my left leg from going numb (which happens when I'm sitting on chairs at work and at home all day), it kills my back and my neck. It is because I can balance on it better when I slouch than when I sit up straight. Yeah, I don't get it. The 2 ways I've found where I have to balance on the ball are to curl up my legs on either side of the ball (toes on the floor to help balance, then lift them for a little while now and again) or to sit cross legged on top of the ball. Though I can balance pretty well either way. Not because I've spent a lot of time working on it - I haven't. I just can do it. I can't explain why it is so easy and it kinda bugs me. I bought this thing so I can engage my core while I sit at the computer... but it doesn't do enough! Does anyone else have this problem?
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I got a bit of a shock today at work. The day was going okay, though very busy. Then the boss's boss comes over and tells us that a certain person, that some of us got along pretty well with and some of us actually shared work with, no longer works there and if she tries to get back into the building, we're not to let her in. W.O.W. My jaw dropped. I didn't understand it. I didn't think there was a problem. I started getting a little worried - just because of the uncertainty of it. But then quietly a few people started talking. I found out she had received several warnings, was working a TON of overtime and handing off some of her work (like to me) and still couldn't get it done, and apparently 'gossips' a LOT. So I had no idea. I was also told that she had an inkling it was coming and that once the decision was made, her desk was cleaned out of personal things immediately by someone else then her paperwork was gone within about 2 hours. Well, they don't have time to waste I guess, but wow.
At the same time we got notified she's no longer there, 2 girls in the office had left for the day and everyone else made an obvious note of their discontent that at least one of them (if they're also upset about the other, they can't complain about her, because she's the boss's boss's niece) always tends to come in extra early every day so that she can leave early on Fridays. I know it drives the boss crazy. Well, everyone else made it know they don't think it's right and either it should be we work our scheduled hours or we work overtime (within reason of course - making up for an occasional doctor appointment is one thing, I think). I didn't say anything - I don't think it is really my business. My work is done and I often have to put in overtime, plus I'll make up for leaving because of a doctor appointment, but I don't put in extra time just so I can leave early on Friday. It sorta worries me that some people are ruining the relaxed rules for the rest of us who won't abuse it.
My birthday was this past weekend (30). Last year I signed up for some freebies from restaurants and such, so this year I got them again. Coldstone Creamery (ice cream store) gave me a BOGO free, and since it expires on Sunday, after work today I went and picked up some ice cream. Well, not ice cream. Due to my health problems I have to be careful with what I eat, so I had printed out nutritional information and had to see what flavors that had available and figure out what I could get. After about a half hour, I chose a large watermelon sorbet with white chocolate chips and a small fat free sweet cream ice cream with brownie pieces and black cherry pieces. No, I didn't eat it all at once. I took containers to put the ice cream in (they only put it in a paper cup, which is hard to not spill in your car - they liked my idea!), brought it home, had dinner, then split up the watermelon into 4 servings and the sweet cream into 3 servings. Yes, I had one serving of each tonight (not only did I not get a cake on my birthday, but I didn't get a party and barely even got 'happy birthday' messages - I want to enjoy something). The rest I'll have over the next several days. It's all about better choices and moderation, right?
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