Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have iced for a selection of fresh iced drinks ...
I've figured it out .. the intense begins .. by the time I get home .. I'm not physically exhausted, but mentally exhausted .. My brain is becoming so picked apart, that by the time I get home I feel like I went through the zombie apocalypse .. For me it's very difficult .. All my life ... when people would ask me questions, I would try and explain the answer .. but when it appeared that it wasn't sinking in; I'd give the offer of "did you want me to do it?" and the answer was usually "yes" .. With Jimmy I finally used to tell him "then why didn't you just ask" .. lol lol .. Now .. I can't give that option .. I have to stand behind them and help them work their way through explaining as we go ..
I started working this process; and I would literally put my hands in my pockets .. and then one day I wore a pair of pants without a pocket .. and I had one heck of a time .. and internal struggle .. listening to what they were saying, and keeping my hands out of the way .. lol lol ..
Hubby helped me out ..
I laughed awhile ago (well I've laughed since as well .. lol lol) the computers had a thing .. the user would try and try and try and make it do something .. they would call me over, and I would stand over their shoulder so they could show me "what it's doing", and the system would work perfectly .. Well -- Linda had made mention that "you can't leave" .. I have created a solution to this .. :)
Hubby took this picture to Walgreens and got printouts of it .. One of which is an 8x10 .. I'm going to reprint it and put it on a Popsicle stick so they can put it over their shoulder when they are having problems .. the computer won't know the difference .. it will just see my face and behave ... lol lol ..
Like I said, by the time I get home, I am mentally exhausted .. (on the ride home I realized it was Mentally exhausted, and not Physically exhausted .. I discover the neatest stuff when I have some time to talk to myself .. lol lol lol)
Yesterday was no exception .. I got home, and last night was the band in the park ... Hubby made the suggestion that we can take separate cars, so I could leave when I felt ready .. I thought to myself "Self ?! That may just work" ...
Hubby left at around 6ish or so .. (the park is only 15 minutes away) ... I wondered .. well -- I finished what I was doing, and got ready to leave .. I planned on getting a "few more steps" .. and I got to the park .. I figured I could hear the band all around the park, so I could still enjoy the music .. just not sit ..
NOW I know why hubby left so early .. but I drove through the parking lots, and felt my stress building .. They had baseball games going on, park games, and the little bandshell ..
I left the park area, and went to park in the spot I originally planned on parking .. It was about a block or so away .. but planned on parking there to begin with .. there's a path that falls off the street right to the park ..
During my walking I found that walking around the block I end up in the same place .. :) so I was happy, and I was the ONLY one in that particular municiple parking lot .. :)
A couple sat down next to us, and next thing I know I had a dog's butt in my lap .. lol lol .. I had a friend .. and while he realized that he wasn't a lap dog, he did plop himself down on my feet ..
I asked if he was dobe/golden retriever mix, and she said no ... he was lab/burnese mix .. but he had the more delicate build of the lab .. and just a beautiful dog .. but he was my bud for the evening while I was sitting .. :) so I had my long needed doggie fix ..
My friend from puppy club was there with Abby .. her dog .. and so I got to pet her as well .. (Abby .. not Julie .. lol lol) but it was nice to see Julie again .. :)
I packed up and left during the intermission .... I had walked enough to cut the swelling in my ankles .. I had had more sitting jobs yesterday at work ..and my ankles were so swollen it felt like they were going to pop .. but the walking cut that swelling a bit .. :)
I left and walked around the long way to my car .. and when I got in the car .. I was happy ... I was going to be happy with 5000 and change steps for the day .. but I pushed myself, and ended up with ...
WOOHOO ME !!!!!!!!
I got home, and crawled into bed .. the walking had helped my swollen ankles .. so that's just proof IT WORKS at least in my case .. They were still swollen, but knew that would fix once I crawled into bed .. I was pooped .. but this time it was physically (from the exercise and fresh air) as well as mentally ..
Let's just say .. I BYPASSED PLAYING WITH MY UNICORNS AND HAVE MOVED TO THE PEGASUS'S ... THE PRINCE'S OF THE UNICORNS !!!!!!!! Never fear .. my Unicorns will always be top notch, but by last night, I felt like NOTHING could bring me down !!!!!
Surprising how it works !!!!!!
Today is Friday !!! Thank goodness !!!!
I've made it through one more week, and it's officially 2 more weeks before official RETIREMENT !!!! Next week I am spending most of the day with Leonard; and then Wednesday I'm being taken out to lunch by Gary .. Not to mention working with Kim because Linda is off .. so everything that they come to me for; I need to take to her, and help her through it .. SHE's going to run the show .. not me !!!! Talk about keeping my hands in my pockets .. lol lol .. Yup -- next week will be difficult .. but if I just keep a cool head .. I'll make it through .. and I know she will make it through as well .. she's aware that I will be in and out of the office throughout the week .. and I'm almost to the point in my project where I can stop clean .. That's a good thing .. :)
So -- here we are .. .. My scale was good to me, I slept well probably because of the fresh air and extra exercise, time is coming close, I have energies to rejuvinate a page I've taken over, and I'm just feeling GOOD !!! (being Friday doesn't hurt .. lol) ...
With that being said .. Push on, and enjoy the day !!!!!