Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I'm trying to become a morning person. Really I am. However, when it's 5:30 in the morning, cold and rainy, can anyone really blame me if I'd rather stay in my nice warm bed instead of getting up and going for a run? Especially when I spent last evening hooping and doing water aerobics(which i haven't done in WAY too long, and every darn muscle in my body was trying to remind me of that?) Especially since I hadn't eaten since dinner last night, which was before the hooping/pool extravaganza? Especially since....well...like I said it was cold....
and really, really early?
So again, could anyone blame for wanting to stay in bed?
Well, guess what? I DIDNT! I dragged my 48 year old carcass out in that early, cold, dark, wet weather and I RAN!!!! So how d'ya like me now?
Monday, November 07, 2011
It dawned on me, late yesterday, why I was having the day I was, and it wasn't PMS after all. It was stress and anxiety over a job I was supposed to do tomorrow, that I was dreading, and deep down, I knew it wasn't a job I needed to be doing.
I'd been asked to do chair massage at an event for 8 hours. It paid decently, $25 an hour, which is why I thought I should take it, but it was in an area I'm unfamiliar with, and I couldn't promote my company, it was strictly for the company that was hosting the event. I would have had to hand out their business cards, and wear a shirt with their logo on it. When the woman called me about the event, she told me I'd be signing a contract as an independent contractor, and I could just sign the contract tomorrow morning, at the event. I told her I'd prefer the opportunity to read over the contract prior to the day of the event. She seemed reluctant, but said she'd email it to me.
Guess what she never did?
So...between the fact that I wasn't keen on promoting another company(especially one that's big enough to put mine out of business...though they're not that close to us) I didn't trust someone that wouldn't show me the contract before the event, and the long drive to an unfamiliar area(on a day that my children are off school no less) and I made the decision...with the help of some great friends that kept telling me "Listen to your gut", to not do the event.
Not terribly surprisingly, my stress and anxiety disappeared, my stress eating STOPPED, and I felt a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders.
Thank you GOD.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
and it's been replaced with the munchies.
Sitting here bored, not wanting to do anything...except maybe eat. Ugh.....not loving this.
Eating everything in sight.
Sounds like PMS to me.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
that started really early.
Partner dude showed up at 5:30 this morning and we ran a couple miles before his first client and a meeting I had to go to, then when we were done with those we made a fairly quick trip to downtown Detroit, to pick something up that he needed. I went from running clothes, to serious business suit, to jeans and a sweater all before 10am...lol.
Going downtown was really cool. I don't get to do it very often, so I enjoy the city when I do go. We ended up having THE BEST lunch we'd ever shared, at a little greek place, and it was totally worth the extra calories it cost me. Im making up for it with a smaller dinner, and a little added exercise, so I don't feel bad at all. Aside from the run this morning, I took one of the dogs and my youngest son for a little walk to the park after my son got off the bus, and it was so nice to get time alone with him. Ruby, the black lab with the curly pig tail enjoyed the walk too. I have to say, the fastest way to tick off 2 out of the 3 big black dogs that live in my house, is to put a harness and leash on the 3rd one. They don't care about fairness and the fact that I alternate walks between all 3 of them...they just want it to be their turn RIGHT NOW! Silly dogs.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
That's the problem with waiting til later to blog, I forget what I wanted to blog about and go off in a whole other direction...LOL.
So, my kids are wonderful, amazing, and so cool I can hardly believe they're mine. All 4 of them, but right now I want to focus on the 2 littlest ones(who really aren't that little anymore, but humor me. I'm mommy, they're my babies, darnit!)
This was the 2nd year in a row they sold their Halloween candy to a local dentist. He buys it for a dollar a pound then it gets donated to a charity that sends it to the troops overseas. My boys keep 21 pieces, one a day for 3 weeks, and sell the rest. They made $7 yesterday(Dad and I should probably throw in another buck or 2, they would have made more if we hadn't dove into the candy after they went to bed...oops!) and if it goes like last year, they'll forget about the candy before the 3 weeks are up.
So the candy is gone gone gone...so it's not calling me(and I wouldn't DARE touch the 21 pieces they each kept) and the boys have money and a trip to the comic store planned....and they did something nice for someone else. Works for me!
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