Archive for December, 2012

Last Day of work before vacation

Server shipped to incorrect address – need to track down server. it was shipped to our Texas office building and needs to be shipped back out. NO ONE ever goes to work in the Texas office unless there  are visitors so no one knows who signed for it or where it actually is!!  Waiting…

Filled out new shipping labels to put on server so it can be reshipped (if it’s found) can’t call for UPS pickup until I hear from someone in office…waiting….

10:00 am call scheduled – Stood up for the 2nd time…..waiting…

rescheduled call for 1:00 pm….Waiting…

Also have an 11:30 am call scheduled – STOOD UP! – though it’s probably just as well since I don’t have access to what I need to get to on the call. Maybe a time zone issue and they will suddenly call at 12:30 – in which case I can’t talk to them because I have a call at 1:00 that I will probably be stood up for….waiting….

Important company paperwork delivered to my office on Monday. Found out that it has to be taken care of by December 12. Which means it has to be taken care of today since I’ll be gone. Don’t have all of the information to take care of it….sent out emails….waiting…..

I also have to leave early today to be somewhere by 4:45 that I cannot be late for. You know that everything above is going to come to a full blown crisis at 4:00 right?

This has been a very frustrating day.

I have almost completely and totally made up my mind that I will order the Google Nexus 7.  Probably. Wish I had ordered it last week so I could take it on vacation.

I started a new medicine yesterday that makes me a little weird. It increases blood flow and apparently actually changes the shape of your platelets so they more easily go into small or constricted vessels and arteries. It makes me feel a little woozy. And about 30 minutes after I take it I get a ridiculous heat rush and then a 60 second coughing fit. Then a small headache for a few hours. I am supposed to take three a day for at least 3 months. Be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully all of the side effects balance out after a few hours.

Playing a Native American flute is much harder than it looks!

 EDIT – OH! And I keep typing completely wrong words! Had to go back and fix this twice. So far.




Mary Beth!!


Today I was thinking about time. I think it’s accurate if I say that I never say that I wish time would go faster. I want to have every single moment and if my day feels like it lasts 36 hours so much the better. When I wake up at 1am and spend a half hour staring off into space I enjoy that time.  That is a lovely time to just wander around your own brain and think thoughts. Just so there is no misunderstanding, I DO NOT enjoy the nights when I wake up every 20 minute for five minutes then fall back asleep. Five minutes awake is only long enough to think, “oh, I’m hot, oh my arm is asleep, my neck hurts, why I am awake?” and then back to sleep you fall. 

When I’m stuck in traffic, I think of it as time that I get to listen to the radio. (MAN! I love XM!) I hear songs that I don’t have on my iPod, I get to flip around and hear music that’s new or that I have forgotten about.

When I’m in a long line at a grocery store it’s the perfect opportunity to look around at interesting people.

When I’m at the Doctors office and waiting this is really good time for game play on my iPod. Never enough time for games.

Sadly it’s hard to find really good time to read. Reading is special because it requires a certain set of circumstances. You have to be in the right mood, with not too many distractions, and a comfortable place to curl up.

This is not a result of my recent health issues. I have always felt this way. Well, maybe not always but for as long as I can remember. I really do enjoy everything about my life and I get frustrated that I can’t fit more things into my day.

Right now my evenings are filled with stuff. I have yoga, and the Y, and I’ve committed a couple of nights a month to some volunteer work. And of course there’s regular work. I mean I have a regular 40 hours a week schedule but I have email & IM 24/7 so I really have to keep eye on it. Luckily I can usually find wonderful things to enjoy at work as well.

I have other things I would like to do. I ordered a cheap plastic flute and a beginners book. I really have no natural ability to plan an instrument but I love the idea of learning it. If I can pick up any of the skill I will order a wood one. It’s the Native American kind that I want to play. It was so beautiful at the Yoga Retreat that I went to, that I think I have a picture of me sitting on my porch playing while all the woodland animals sit in my yard.

I am going on vacation at the end of this week. That’s a lot of moments to enjoy!!


I hope you remember to stop and find something to enjoy in what you’re doing right now.




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