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Friday . . .whewwww! I taught 8:15 am after being gone 3 weeks. I asked the class to be patient . . . I was shaking as if it was my first class that happened in 1974. I make jokes out of STUFF . . . so when my mind went blank I made a joke & we all survived.
The noon class was fine except when I saw the sympathy card set on the chair. I was walking around the pool as they were breathing with eyes closed. My voice broke & I had to focus so as to continue. Just like Don Quxiote's relationship with the bar maid. I can take harsh but offer me kindness & acceptance I melt to my knees.
I reached out to a friend whose husband died in August of a heart attack. We decided to go to our Overture Center for a UW Madison Swing Band, singer, dancers tonight. At 7:00 am there were LOTS of available seats. We decided to purchase our tickets when we got to the auditorium. I called them about 3:00 to make sure they were going to be open. Well, ALL tickets were purchased. Seriously! My friend & I will go to the craft sale after I teach Saturday.
Breathe in . . . breathe out. I rehung 3 pics today. My rooms are all in upheaval. Hopefully I'll get the rooms back in shape by Sunday.
I'm attempting to make a decision if I could create a small Thanksgiving dinner & invite people that don't have family in the area. It's a late start so I'm not sure how to proceed. I'll reflect on it tonight.
Enjoy your weekends. There's light snow on the ground here. It melted on the sidewalks & driveways . . . I'm grateful! Hugs to surround us. Connie, in WI
Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
The pleasant thought for me today is _______________.
Show Up Today . . . Set your shoulders . . Put On a Smile
And DO IT
I'm not a ball of fire today, but I'm so happy it's Friday! I've had plans after work every single night this week and even the fun stuff has a price.
Tonight I'm getting a long overdue haircut - I have a long mop of hair that is mostly one length (mid-back) and it's time to cut some layers back into it, debulk it, and actually wear it styled. I went to one length during school because I was home and walking the dogs and acting like a non-professional and yanking it back in a ponytail. I'm very happy to be making a change with my hair... LOL
Yesterday I called my student loan servicing company and found out that they can do a LOT to lower my payments by basing it on income. I'm going to fill out the application tomorrow and get it submitted. I am killing myself with client work to close the gap between a relatively low-paying job and living expenses, and I desperately need more time to myself. I am hopeful that some free time is coming...
The office manager in the dentist client's office is writing checks for me now so I don't have to go there every week, and I am doing more remotely from home - that helps my sanity too. I feel like it's all starting to move in the right direction now, and hopefully that means my weight will follow!
"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
-1 degree this morning. THAT really woke me up when I stepped outside. Not a lot planned for the weekend except the usual groceries/laundry/cleaning and I desperately need a nap. I have got to get my bedtime under control.
“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it.” - Unknown
Not much planned for today. I tutor two Korean women in English this morning, then will do a bit of quick shopping for the Thanksgiving baskets the church is putting together, and finally doing a demo/tasting at the food pantry. The recipe they selected is for candied cranberries and sweet potatoes.