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Choosing Not to be cranky
I'm feeling cranky. Not enough sleep. Working with an event that is going to bring a crowd, possibly two - won't be enough seats to go around. People will be snippy. I'm choosing not to be cranky, though it will take a little work. :)
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People do stupid things. Don't take it personally.
That is what I am telling myself.
A student worker was s'posed to start last week. Told me she needed more time. OK. It puts me behind, but I give it to her. She emails me today to "in... Read more
Note to Self
When you have a moment (or moments) of weakness, get ready to make a u-turn. I felt like I was slipping away, and I did grab a lifeline.
When you think you can't - think again. You can. and if you really want to --- you REALLY Can.
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This is when the going gets tough
The kids are back. School is back in session. I'm an administrator of sorts at a university. I work with kids. They are among the most brilliant and coolest kids I could ask for. Love them,...but they do take a lot of work. Some are geniuses, tr... Read more
It took me 9 years to get here. I went on a news blackout today.
A few days ago as the Anniversary of 9-11 was approaching, I realized I didn't have to feel bad about it anymore. Two of my friends (plus thousands of others) died that wee... Read more
I lifted yesterday - specifically on machines for chest press, shoulder press, upright row, and thing for your delts. I don't know the name - I think it is something "fly". Ok 15 mins of strength training. It was good. It gave me a happy buzz wh... Read more
I'm OK, You're OK
Sure, I read the book. I think it was required reading in Psych 101. Realizations are coming fast and furious lately and I think a good bit of it has to do with me getting active, really active again. I am on a roll and through my activity, I am... Read more
As a matter of fact, I am a tall girl - 6 feet. For yrs I called myself 5 eleven and three quarters, because I was embarrassed to be 6ft. I'm over that, and walking taller every day.
I realized this yesterday when I was leaving work. I was ... Read more
Start of Something New
Hoorah! I first woke up when hubby was getting ready for work. I rolled over and took another 20 mins. Not full on sleep, but just resting and rolling under the covers and doing a little praying.
I got up and left for the gym. Biked 30 mins... Read more
All over creation today
Hubby and I took a day trip to Gettysburg, PA today. I think I stunned him a couple of times by wanting to walk more than I sat. Late in the afternoon, we did sit for a spell, but most of the day was very active - from outlet shopping for a coup... Read more
I don't know where I went. When I got back, I just knew I went somewhere. I went to the gym yesterday and pedaled my butt off for 45 mins. That is a personal record for me. I have never gone that long on a bike. I had been away for a bit, and I ... Read more
Treating Yourself Well
When I was a kid, my mother wouldn't let me have an ice cream soda, and I was mad and stomped out of the house. I pushed the door hard in anger, only my hand slipped off the metal and went right through the glass. Forty years later, I still reme... Read more
Acceptance vs. Giving Up
Acceptance is my body is not perfect, and it is up to me to change it.
Giving up is feeling what is the use.
Acceptance is trying harder.
Giving up is an easy way out to think you don't matter.
Acceptance is knowing how things are ... Read more
Watched a sitcom last night and the therapist said --- "Are you going to keep stuffing down your negative feelings with food?"
I have a lifetime of unresolved negative feelings.
I have been a champion at keeping score. In the though... Read more
It's All in My Head
The recent news item about building a mosque near Ground Zero has sparked a lot of debate among my friends. Those conversations have led to even deeper conversations about perspective, reactions and belief systems. It has actually been pretty wi... Read more