Monday, May 17, 2010
In my head only! LOL! During our meeting today (at work), I noticed folks saying things that they normally wouldn't. One of the guys used the word less instead of fewer. There were a couple of other examples that I noticed at the time, but can't think of now. And I corrected them...in my mind.
I really think that the only reason that I even noticed was that I was really bored and needed something to keep me awake. That and I'm terribly judgemental! LOL!
Of course, I did not make any such errors. At least, none that I heard! Besides, I didn't say much. I was an observer. tee hee!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
My daughter and I walked about 2.5 miles (round trip) to our local Family Dollar store. I wanted new sunglasses (mine were literally falling apart!) and I figured she'd be up to walking if that meant she could shop. I was right, by the way!
About halfway there, I realized that I was walking on the side of the sidewalk closest to the street. And I had been the entire way. We crossed streets and changed directions, but I was always on the side nearest the cars. I'm sure that I did it on purpose. My reasoning (had I had any conscious reasoning) is that if a car should swerve and hit someone, the car would hit me first and not my daughter. Paranoid? Maybe (again, if I was consciously thinking about it!) Protective. Heck yes! After I realized what I was doing, do you think I changed? Well, NO!! I was just more conscious (there's that word again!) of my actions.
So, back to the question - Instinct or Learned Behavior? Maybe a little of both? Either way, it was not needed on this particular trip. No car swerved, jumped or otherwise drove into us, or even anywhere near us. But the next time we go walking, I'll do it again!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
As some of you may know, I took yesterday off. Not just from work, but from everything! No laundry, no dishes, no errands, no nuthin'!!!
So, today, I paid for it! Got up at 7:00, started laundry, headed to they gym. Oh...and got the girl out of bed first so she could get ready for her softball games (yes, plural).
Came home, helped get sandwiches made, drinks gathered, mitts found (still missing one! ), and treats gathered (I had treats after first game). Took DD and her friend to the game. Came home, showered, dressed and gathered everything I needed to take. Stopped at the Chevron for ice and got to the game just as it was starting.
Four hours later (and multiple applications of sun block), gathered all my stuff and headed to the library. After that, got more laundry going and started some auctions for my hubby. Dropped the boy off at a friend's to spend the night, and went out to dinner. Had DH drop me off at the Chevron (yes, I bought cookies) and then I walked home.
Did my pushups (Day 1, Week 5!!) and now I'm Sparkin'!!! Debating on whether I will start more auctions or go read for a little bit. We'll see if I can stay up long enough to watch SNL...any bets? LOL!
Friday, May 14, 2010
I have a friend that I used to work with...more than seventeen years ago! After I moved to another job, we met on a regular basis for lunch. After I had kids, I'd bring them along and she got to watch them grow up, with two or three month gaps! I don't know exactly what happened, but we stopped getting together!
I decided to take Friday off (mental health day!!). DH asked me what I had planned for my day off. I was thinking of meeting one friend, but said this friend's name instead. DH was surprised and mentioned how long it had been since we had seen each other. After thinking about it, I decided that I would ask her to have lunch.
Luckily, she still works at the same place. Otherwise, I'd have been SOL. I called her this morning and we are having lunch! I am so excited! I've seen her a few time in a store or a restaurant, but not when we could really stop and talk. This will be nice! And, to top it off, she works downtown. I rarely go downtown. That means that all of the restaurants down there are "new" to me. Well, except the Subway. But if I have the choice of a Thai restaurant (that my family would NEVER go to) or Subway, I'm not wasting my trip downtown on a samich! LOL! Lunch can be an adventure!
BTW, my other "big" plans for tomorrow? Sleep in. Exercise. Read my book. And, if I read my book correctly, that will lead right into a nap! Yep, that's it! That's my big day. Spark y'all tomorrow!
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