A Few Tidbits and The About Page

I’m gonna pull a well-known blogger trick, when not feeling like you can coherently put information into paragraphs, and do a list post.  I apologize in advance if you are not a fan.

1) Today was Day Two back at work and things are going great.  When I went in on Tuesday, I was quite dismayed that the front end of the store looked like a tornado  had gone through it.  This is what happens when there is no one there to do the admin/clerical side of the job.

I didn’t get a lot accomplished on Tuesday, but after today, with the exception of some filing, everything is straightened up, put in it’s place and the other employees were even voicing their appreciation.  It’s nice to be loved.  🙂

2) Green Embers totally revamped his “About” page today.  I was both jealous and inspired and encouraged, so I added a “100 Things About Me” page, almost on a dare.  It is nowhere near as pretty as his is, but I think you’ll find it entertaining.

3) I am starting to get back into a schedule and it is soooo nice to feel like things are somewhat predictable again.  I can feel my mental health evening out, the sadness somewhat leaving, the loneliness fading.  That’s after two days.

4) I’ll admit, today was a really good day.  Besides work, I had a nice chat with someone I care a lot about and was able to talk about some things that I don’t often have the ability to.  I just felt like we really connected and it was a good feeling.

So go check out those “About” pages…they’re a little on the long side, so I’m going to keep it short here.

Those are my tidbits…anything cool happen to you today?

Building Rome: Something Good


As part of the goal-building prompts that Green Embers puts out every week, he reminds us of something that we can all lose sight of:  there is good in every day.  Even the worst day has a bright spot.  At end of day, it’s those bright spots that we need to look at, to examine, to remember.  Goals for this week focus on finding the bright spots.

First, a recap of last week’s goals:

1) Be more active with Kizzie.  This has happened a little this week.  I have been sick so there has been no real rough-housing, but we are definitely playing a lot of fetch, tug-of-war, and Kizzie has been busy barking at everything that moves.  All in all, I’d say its been a success.

2) Get the back room straightened out.  Boo to being sick, I say!  This project has remained untouched, but I do go back there from time to time and think about what I want to do.  That’s something, right?

3) Cook a nice meal for the Big Dawg while Mom is out of town.  This obviously didn’t happen, because again, sick.  Boo again!


This week — the goals of finding the good:

1) Help someone do something difficult for themselves, through support and encouragement.  This could be any number of things, but I do have one particular thing in mind.  I am there for you, cheering you on!

2)  Take joy in unexpected benefits.  With all of this downtime, my knee is feeling better.  I will take this time to plan out what I want to do with my new found knee-fabulousness.  Probably start walking again (if I can ever get better).

3) Take downtime to set long-term goals.  Every week here, we set short-term goals.  I find it difficult, at times, because my long-term goals are so vague.  I vow to sit down with pen and paper (or mouse and keyboard) and really hammer out some long-term goals — 1 year, 5 year, even 10 year.  Whatever it is, I’d like to know myself where I’d like to be at those times.

Go visit Green Embers’ page to find out how you can participate in this motivating project.  You can also find links to other bloggers participating — go cheer them on!