Friday, July 23, 2010
I love music! For the last two hours, though, I have been tormented by someone who plays like Liberace (lots of banging and crescendos) on the piano that happens to be on my floor in the building. Dude, you're killing me. I started to come up with a mental list of all the things I could do to make the music stop. These included knocking the legs off the piano bench while he was playing, shooting him with my flingshot monkey, and jumping down on the bench next to him and join in with chopsticks. :)
A less threatening use of my time, seemed to go outside. So I did. I sat on the bench for a couple of minutes. In that time, I was accosted by three groups of people looking for directions to other buildings and I actually knew where they were which was a bonus. For one guy, I offered to show him. It was about 1500 steps from where I was. He actually wasn't that nice, but I chalked it up to his anxiety about where he'd left his daughter in a information session.
On my way back, I decided to stick my head into the museum. I am surrounded by a host of wonderful opportunities, many of which I bypass regularly. Instead of just picking up a couple of artsy postcards, I decided to go into the museum. Whoa! There's a lot of cool stuff in there! I walked around for a bit and then came back to work. Unfortunately, Liberace was still here, but I cranked up my own tunes on Pandora.com to drown out the sound of the beaten ivories.
It's good to take time for a happy break! I really needed that time out of here. I have to work later tonight (in a different building) and it's a choral festival. At least it is not a piano concert. :) ha ha ha
Looking forward to the weekend, even though it includes a family function. These are not my strong suit, but I am going to bring my new found acceptance of myself with me on this trip, and hope I get out there alive! ha!
Wishing you all a wonderful "sparkling" weekend!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
"Falling" into place does not quite give the right impression for me right now, but I definitely see a synergy running through my life that I have not seen nor felt in a long time.
I'm in a happy place. I love the person I am. I love the person I am becoming. There is no harsh criticism for myself for taking the scenic route in this rich and happy life. It is just as if things are happening in the way they are meant to.
When I lost confidence in myself, I'd forgotten that I am a great encourager and a pretty good mentor. I brushed off my skills this week to help a guy in my building apply for a supervisor position. Well, I helped him with some interview questions, and a pre-interview before the real interview. He's very capable, and I think I just gave him a needed push in the right direction.
To the untrained eye, the feelings of gratitude, acceptance, and excitement might be lost. I'm 46 yrs old and now my life is falling into place? I know words like these sent to sparkmates hit home and are understood well.
Here's to finding that happy place for all of us. Keep on sparkin' sparkies!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Control. That's what has been eluding me.
I turned the corner tonight. I came home from work, and set a pot of water to boil. I called my Mom and chatted with her. (Put another check on the to-do list!) I made Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta and some low-sugar Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce. I shredded some chicken from the grilled chicken we'd vacuumed-sealed previously. I shaved a small amount of real deal parmesan cheese on top. It got all melty. It was delicious.
This is absolutely 100% what I need to do for myself. COOK! I have been relying on everyone else but myself to take care of me. The buck stops here! I have finally turned the corner and recognize how I take hold of my own situation. This is so doable. It was so satisfying, and having a hand in it myself made me a bit giddy! Woo hoo!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I've been reading lots of stuff from Prevention, Spark and other healthy finds. An offshoot of this is my new plan is to set a goal for the day and a weekly goal. I have a tendency to make a lofty big goal, but not focus on what I need to get there. It gets forgotten, it gets ignored. It gets missed. It doesn't get done. It does help to have a big picture pot of gold at the end of the road, but I now realize that for me, what I need to do is focus on right now.
I am adding my goals into my spark page. Today I am going to walk up the stairs 3 times.
For my weekly goal, I am eating 1 fruit/1 veggie per day at least. Small steps add up to big changes. I really need the thought of what to do AND the action to do it. Thought without action is wasted.
Off to roam the halls, ....and the stairs. Happy Sparking, sparkies!
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