Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Work has been extremely busy lately. I've started a spreadsheet to keep track of all of the different projects I'm working on, what their status is and who all I'm waiting for to complete the project. I found out today that I needed to add some columns to keep track of some documentation I wasn't even aware that I needed!
On top of that, there are all of these little things that just keep popping up that come to me to be fixed (why doesn't this match that? can we order this material in even though no one else in the whole world has even considered using it? I know you said it had to be exactly the same, but how exact is exactly?). By the end of the day I was so overwhelmed that I was wavering between crying my eyes out and upchucking the contents of my stomach.
Luckily, I did neither. I distracted myself on the way home with a book on CD. After I got home, I talked to DH a little bit about my stress. And, since he is the worrier, I had to explain to him why it wasn't as bad as I was making it. So, by reassuring him, I was able to calm myself down and formulate a plan. I feel much better about things, but will only feel comfortable after I've gotten things where I want them. In other words, at retirement! LOL!
On the better side of the evening, DD didn't so her dishes until late today. Why is that good news? Because the dishes I needed to make dinner were dirty, being cleaned in the dishwasher. DH decided that maybe we should have Chinese instead. Okay! No cooking for me AND I got to eat Chinese food! The other good thing is that I was able to get a few more auctions started tonight. Trying to sell some extra crap...I mean very special items to earn money for season passes to the local water park. Four visits would make them pay for themselves. Heck, I plan to do that in just the one week I'm taking off work! Not to mention all of my weekends!
And on a even better note. I did not eat to soothe my stress or because I "deserved" to. I ate because I was hungry and stopped at a reasonable amount. Within calorie range today! Woo Hoo!!
Night all. Time to rest up for an organization marathon!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I got to sleep in for a total of a little over nine hours. DH made breakfast and then we went out and started working on the garage. We dragged everything out, priced stuff for our yard sale next weekend and then put it back in. Threw away a lot of stuff and swept up some garbage. The best part? DH agreed that an entire wall of boxes can go away! If the stuff in them doesn't sell this next weekend, I can take them away and donate them! Woo hoo!!!!!
After eating some lunch, I took DD and DS shoe shopping. They both needed new sandals for the summer. While we were out, I bought DS a new pair of shorts, DD a new tank top and me three new sports bras. These are the kind with spaghetti straps and I wasn't sure they would be effective (if you know what I mean!). I changed out of my torn up old sports bra when we got home and tried on a new one. Loved it! And I got all three for only $10!!! Sometimes being less endowed up on top has it's advantages! LOL!
Came home, trimmed the lawn (so DD could mow!), finished a book (and started another), went to the gym and then made dinner. While dinner was cooking, I also made potato soup and GF bread for the boy. And now, I'm ready for bed...and it's not even 11:00 yet! LOL!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Today was the day for the annual Wing Off! It was warm today and very windy. Everything at the Wing Off was weighed down, tied down or blown away! LOL! DS and I got there around noon, set down our chairs and cooler, grabbed a plate and took off. There were over 50 cooks and I swear I sampled every single one of them! LOL!
After my one trip around, I did stop eating. But I did walk around again, talking to everyone I knew. I told DS that we could probably head out in 30 minutes or so. A little over an hour later, we actually left! Part of the delay was the dogs fault. One couple brought their two Bull Mastiffs (BIG dogs) and two other couples had boxers. Since my son is 11, he HAD to play with the dogs. And, since I have dogs, I HAD to talk to about the owners about their dogs and my dogs. I really enjoyed myself! On the way home, dropped DS off at a friend's house to play and now he's spending the night there. DS has a friend spending the night, so they are hiding in her room. DH is in bed, so I practically have the house to myself!
For dinner, DH and I decided to try Five Guys Burger and Fries. We had never been, but had heard good things. I ordered the little cheeseburger, with everything, and fries. The burger was good and I really like that you can get grilled onions and grilled mushrooms at no charge. Yummy! Unfortunately, that's the only thing I liked. No, wait, the fry sauce was good.
It took longer than I thought it should to get our food. Even tho we were staying there to eat, the food was placed in a brown paper bag. I don't know if they always do this, but our burgers were in the bottom of the bag and the containers of fries were as well. (Duh, right?) But the weird thing was that they dumped a bunch of fries on top of all of the food! Why in the heck would they do that? To make it look like they serve a LOT of fries with the meal??? Whatever. And, the fries weren't even very good. Even DH didn't like them.
If we go back, I would order the little hamburger (the american cheese wasn't melted very well and I didn't care for the taste) without the condiments. The veggies added enough flavor that there was no need for the extra calories. Of course, if I'm choosing, we won't go there. But if I'm not, I won't say no! Any food that someone else cooks is better than anything I cook! LOL!
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am in a rut. The kinder folks may say that I am a creature of habit. Less kind souls may say that I'm an anal SOB. Tomato - tomahto! I say I have a bit of CDO (that's OCD with the letters in the correct alphabetical order!).
Every morning, I get up at the same time every day (M-F). I do the same things to get ready (BTW, clothes are picked out the night before) and I leave within a 5 - 7 minute window every day. I get to work within that same window, when the parking is best! I take the same route to and from work every day. I make dinner and then go work out. When I get home, I Spark, shower, make lunch, pick out clothes and go to bed.
Now, before you think I have no soul, I can vary some. In the morning, I may stop at the Chevron for a Diet Pepsi on the way to work. At work, I always take a lunch, but I vary the time depending on how the day looks and how hungry I am. I sometimes have to run errands after work and take a different way home. Sometimes the kids make dinner (not often, but it has happened!). I don't always go to the gym. But, pretty much, that's my day.
And you care, why? You probably don't! LOL! That's besides the point! What matters, in my well-structured little world, is why I'm telling you. It's because my day is going to be ALL MESSED UP tomorrow! Completely, 100% ruined beyond all repair!!!
How, you say? (Because now you're hooked into this soap opera I've created...) Because I have to pick someone up on the way to work, drop him off at his work and then take him back home! I know! Can you believe the horror?!?! Oh the humanity!!!
Okay, so he lives about two minutes out of my way. He works for the same company I do, just in a different building. It will really cost me less than 10 minutes all day and not enough gas to even mention. He asked if he could catch a ride tomorrow and I said yes.
But, as the day draws nearer, I've gotten crankier and crankier. And I think I figured out why. It's cos I will be missing my "me" time of the commute. I'll have to play nice with others at a time that I'm used to being able to be my own b!tchy self. My routine is changed away from my comfort level! I didn't have to say yes when he asked. He doesn't *need* a ride, just didn't want to drive his wife's vehicle. No big deal really. But I don't want to do it.
I know, I know. I'm being whiny. Intellectually, I get that. But the little girl inside me is throwing a fit!!!! LOL! (Should I let her out?)
Okay. I'm done. Thanks for watching my drama play out. I'll feel better when I get home tomorrow. After all, Friday starts the weekend!
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