Tuesday Tell-All

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*First off, thanks for all the support after yesterday’s post! Something I’ve discovered in the past year about myself is that I am really sensitive to negative criticism about my work performance (surprisingly, I’m not too sensitive at all when it comes to constructive criticism), so this whole ordeal at work has been really stressful for me. (Is anyone else the same way? Or am I just way too thin-skinned?) But it makes a BIG difference knowing that I have so many people who believe in me, so THANK YOU!

*Today is my last day of work for this week since we’re going to be on fall break starting tomorrow. I’m so excited I could just cry! Of course, Matt has a scout trip half the weekend, so we don’t get to see each other hardly…but hey, think of all the reading time I’m going to have! (Not to mention all the housekeeping time, which I’m not quite as excited about.)

*This morning, the tag at the side of my cardigan was really bugging me, so I tried ripping it out with my hands . . . and I totally ripped this huge gaping hole in my cardiage. Oops.

*Some of the students who have regularly been coming to my ballroom dancing class here at school have been asked to perform in an assembly today. It should be pretty, well, interesting since I only found out about it on Friday, and we only had 20 minutes on Friday to come up with anything. Luckily the kids will make up in enthusiasm what they lack in rhythm and/or dance moves.

*Saturday I ran my first 5K (hence the above picture), which I’ll be posting about tomorrow. Can I just say that I really miss being able to run several times a week? I never thought I’d ever say that, but I think it’s really official–I’ve become a runner this year!

*On Sunday, we were invited over to our friends’ house, and they served French bread pizza–basically just tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and various pizza toppings sprinkled over French bread that was cut in half and baked in the oven for 15 minutes. Hello?! How have I not thought of this yet? I think it’s become the new favorite in our house.

*There is the most massive pile of dirty laundry in our bedroom right now. I mean, I know i’m bad at doing laundry regularly, but this just goes to show that I have reached all-new heights on my not-doing-laundry-ness. It’s like a freaking mountain is being born on my carpet. You know it’s bad when Matt notices and offers to do something about it…what a guy, huh? He’s so great 🙂

*So last week when I went to donate plasma (yes, I still do that–I couldn’t give up the extra $55 a week!), I had to be sent back out to the lobby 4 times because my pulse was too high. I’ve always had a pretty high pulse (around 86 normally), but every time I was going in to test it to see if I could donate, it was always above the limit of 100 (once it was even 109! Sitting down!). Of course, when I would go back in to re-test, I would be paranoid about it being high, which meant it WAS too high again…sigh. It was a viscious cycle. Lucky for me, I passed both times on the final attempt they were allowed to give me (after having waited nearly an hour extra). I really need to learn to not stress out so much.

*Despite all the stress of having to deal with this whole student’s parent ordeal, I’m looking forward to a great week ahead and hope that I can just put this all behind me. What do you do when you’re trying to get something off your mind or to get over something? Got any advice?

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