Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I put my back out Sunday night, scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees...I just got back from the chiropractor and I'm feeling much better...sore still, but much better than I was!
So my plans of painting the kitchen are on hold now. Until I'm feeling 100%. Oh well...it could have been worse, I guess. I can read and crochet and walk...not speed walk, of course, but walk nonetheless. So the rest of my vacation is going to be a much more relaxed, laid back vacation.
I've got to go...dogs are begging for my attention.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Darryl left for his morning run, so it's just me and the four-leggeds in a quiet house. A nice cup of tea and the weekender paper...I don't have to rush out anywhere...I wish I could start every day this way!
Things at work are still going fairly well...for me, anyway. My co-worker is less critical of me, but I see she's always got to have someone she's mad at. Since our conversation, she's chosen three others to alternate being mad at. In fact, she's gone from barely speaking to me to confiding/complaining to me about these other co-workers. Very strange. I'm doing my best to not take on any of it...the negative energy, the gossip, the anger and cattiness. I listen, nod my head once in a while and try to move away.
This all has made me realize our problems were never really about me...I was personalizing it and it was never about me! Seeing how she is with everyone else, I can now see it's all about her and her insecurities (bordering on paranoia). So should I fall under the crosshairs again, I think I'll be able to handle it better. I hope it doesn't come to that, but I'm not naiive enough to think one conversation will fix everything.
I have empathy for her now...something I certainly didn't have before. I'm so thankful to the Sparker who suggested a sit-down with her, so I could really open my eyes!
I've mentioned before that we thought we were going to get month-to-month memberships at the YMCA...we haven't done it yet, but I'm really seeing the need. People around here are just NOT good about clearing their sidewalks and taking a brisk walk for exercise is just not feasible! Heck, even walking the dogs can be down right dangerous this time of year! Especially when it warms up, the snow/ice melts or turns to slush, then people walk through it, leaving it lumpy and bumpy and then it gets cold again and everything freezes like that...it's a twisted ankle, waiting to happen!
Tea's gone...dog wants attention...guess that's my cue.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Things are finally looking up...I'm getting along better with my co-worker...my kids both came home for dinner tonight, which was very nice...we're getting things organized and rearranged around the house (changed out the large dining room table for the smaller one with a leaf, which really opened up the dining room), and Darryl and I are beginning to get a routine down. It's not as bad as I feared it would be. I love my "alone time" with Darryl and it's such a treat to have the kids come home for a meal and a visit.
I have found that we have way too many leftovers now. And we never run out of toilet paper anymore! (Wow, did they go through a lot of toilet paper!) And the daily chores they used to do...I guess I didn't fully appreciate the little things they did around here until I had to start doing all of them!
Kate went back to her dorm room tonight, but Devon's staying overnight, so I'm going to close and visit with him some more before going to bed.
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