Hi Guys! So I just want to say sorry I disappeared again for a while. I was busy and tired. We had our big industry convention last week. All I can say about that is that standing still for 3 hours working the company trade show booth can cripple you. I would much rather walk 6 hours than that. I do like gabbing at people. It is funny because it always surprises my co-workers. I work with a computer all day with my office door closed. I think my co-workers assume I have a shy retiring personality as a result. When I go to the trade show I am waving at people and saying “Hey! You look lost. Can I help!”. The co-workers are always shocked. The truth is that I am shy and retiring but, I do know how to act the part of booth babe. I do a pretty good class clown and if I must I can fake intellectual acuity as well.
Well I have been tired and sore and grouchy and generally no fun to be around lately. All because I am having trouble with a project I am working on as part of my job. I said I would have the project completed on Friday and well if there is one thing I am good at it is finishing projects like this one. I banged away on it all weekend and yes I had some success but it isn’t done. I feel like saying to this computer program “Do you know who I am and how talented I am and how smart I am?” It really sucks having an argument with a computer. Its answer to everything is Beep 32 errors, Beep 12 errors and Beep 63 errors! Now I have had a tick in my cheek that keeps on twitching.
We all have a set of rules we follow in the back of our minds. I am the kind of person that would never do this and always do that. I have been trying with some success to add to those rules in order to improve my health and well-being. I added the “Just One Thing” rule and each day I have just one fitness goal to accomplish. Usually that goal is to get up at the usual time and get out the door to the gym. If I work on that rule long enough it becomes habit and part of how I define myself. I find I can’t work on too many rules at one time or on a rule that is too complex. I also have a rule that I do not miss sessions with my trainer. I have been very successful with that one although I think about cancelling often.
So today is known as “Blue Monday” the most depressing day of the year for people living in the northern hemisphere. This is the day that the accumulated effects of months of extra night plus holiday debt plus failure on resolutions results in the blues. Well I have to say that on Friday when I discovered there were racoons in my attic I was feeling pretty blue. I had my usual reaction of that’s it I’m moving. I can’t take this! I don’t have time for this! All is lost! I need to start dialing back the drama! The raccoons were having a party and kept me up much of the night. I called pest control and they patched up the hole in my soffit and put out traps. Apparently I will know and so will all my neighbours once we catch one of these guys. Hmm Great! You know it will happen at 2AM. So far no caged critters. These are city racoons they may know what’s what with the traps.
Oh No!! Moanday again and I have nothing! Well that’s not true. I have numerous brilliant thoughts that were so earth shattering I didn’t need to write them down. Oops! Gone! I have the usually assortment of half-baked, half-finished, half-a##ed articles that need editing. Hopefully some of that will happen this week. Basically this month it has been “Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho. It’s off to work I go”. Love that song actually I have the album from Snow White. Love “The Washing Song” ’cause the dwarves make disgusting sounds when they wash.
It’s Moanday!! I was enjoying the wonderful weather we are having, but then I was called into work early and missed a meet up with a friend and then the worst!! DUM! Dumb! DUMB! I ate chocolate! Why do I do this? I can’t digest chocolate! How many times do I need to learn this lesson? UGH! Yeah I poured two cups of coffee on top of that chocolate just to be certain I would feel sick! I am going direct you fine people to some lovely infographics over at Greatist.com while I deal with the results of my foolishness.
So hopefully I am feeling pretty good about myself this morning. I am in the pool swimming and getting splashed in the face! Hmmm! I’m not going to moan this morning mostly because that usually involves me providing you with a Link Storm and I have nothing! I have a bunch of half finished articles, lots of great pictures and no links. Cyberspace is letting me down! Well we did have our first frost this weekend and that can mean only one thing. Time to decorate for Halloween! Uhm for everybody else! I need to do some shopping my old decorations are past their prime and my lights don’t work anymore. Oh and kids it really sucks when I buy you $100 worth of gummy bears which I hate and you don’t show up. That stuff is hard as a rock if you try to save it for the next year. I’ve tried! What is the deal with being over-run one year and then no takers the next?
Bah Humbug! I am sick with a cold. I bought about $40 worth of fancy packages that the pharmacist recommended. They say they will relive all my woes plus a long list of ailments I don’t have. Hmm! Nope not so far! Stop working in the sore throat I don’t have and get to the dripping nose. I have rubbed much of my nose and upper lip off from blowing. I looked for the moisturizing wipes but they didn’t have any. Maybe I should have picked up a box of baby wipes and used that. Yeah, It’s true, you really don’t want to know me when I am sick! I am a whiner! Well at least the cat is happy to see me. He and I have been napping together since yesterday. It’s a real lazy bones love fest here!