Its been a tough week and I'm glad that its over. John, being a sweetheart brought flowers home. I feel a little guilty though that since I had a meltdown (actually 2nd one of the week and it was only Tuesday) and was having a terrible day that he felt I needed flowers. I love them however and appreciate his thoughtfulness.
There was a big meeting at work the last two days and many "important" people flew in. Only a couple were from the snow area to actually appreciate the warm, beautiful Arizona weather. Anyways, we have a brainstorming session and all I can think of is Family Feud and want to start clapping and yelling "Good Answer! Good Answer!" And you should hear the 5 minute long discussions on if something should be plural or not or changing the wording of a sentence to mean the same thing but with a slightly different nuance. Gosh, us accountants are totally anal. I love and hate these meetings. I love the meetings because there is free food. I hate the meetings because I can't resist the free, unhealthy food that includes candy, cookies and potato chips. My will power lasts for about 3 long hours and then I hover over the candy bowl like a cat protecting a live mouse held under its paw. Don't touch my candy or I'll scratch your eyes out! Once I start eating candy, I don't stop and even the guilt of thinking of the extra calories doesn't stop me.
Ever wonder how many times in a day you feel guilty? In 2 paragraphs I've used the word guilt twice but felt it many more times. The definition of guilt in Wikipedia is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes - ACCURATELY OR NOT- that they have violated a moral standard and is responsible for that violation. In other words, based on my set of beliefs, when I feel I've done something "wrong" I can take out the mental baseball bat and hit myself over the head a bunch of times. Do you have your own baseball bat or do you have the guilt thing under control? If you do have it under control I think you're a LIAR. No, really, I think some people learned at a younger age that your thoughts affect how you feel and I'm just a late bloomer (but I'm really good with that baseball bat)
I have been tagged by Kathy and AJH to list 10 things that make me happy.
- Being able to run
- Going to race expo's and getting PR's
- A purring cat (although my one cat keeps sleeping on my laptop and is frustrating me greatly by doing so)
- Having the house to myself
- Having all the rentals rented
- Having time to read
- Camping and being outside in nature
- Hearing someone laugh authentically. Its always contagious.
- Having fresh flowers in the house
- Sleeping without having cats wake me at 4 am.
And last but not least, Katye is having an awesome giveaway and you get even more entries with a donation to Team in Training. I'm eyeballing the Bondi Bands, the Recipe Girl Cookbook and the water bottles. Check out her giveaway.