MMMM + Calm down, reassess, and move on


If you read my posts last week, you may have gotten the impression that I was, well, really upset. Work has pissed me off and mainly because I’m not used to having anyone breathe down my neck. In the past 12 years, everyone let me alone, let me do my work. I realize things change but I really don’t do well with change so… yeah.

Anyway, WEEKEND! Since I was stressed, my husband read that and planned ahead: he took us out for beer and pizza. The kids were being little pains in the ass, sadly, but by the time I was home and on beer #2, I was feeling fine. Saturday, we had 8:30 and 10:30 games, which is the worst schedule because we spend all damn morning at the park. But then we had Sonny’s and I was back home, relaxing. My body has been trying to get sick for days now and I was feeling it then too. Luckily, I felt motivated enough to sweep and wash bathroom floors, then do a load of bathroom rugs too. We got some other stuff done, along with making dinner and all that. I had some yummy sushi from Fresh Market so I cannot complain one bit.

Woke Sunday and definitely still felt like I was getting sick but I ran 5.5. miles and finally, a good one! The last few weekend longs have been torturous, but this one was just fine. I got home and helped Elliot mow the backyard and during my shower, I was feeling so good, so motivated. Then I sat down in my chair. And as I sat watching a replay of the Metallica livestream from the night before,  I started to feel BAD. Like, dizzy and weak and just awful. I’d had a Gatorade and banana when I got back but was still suffering. Managed to pull myself together and get to the store, and I bought myself a nice big Publix sub and then I at least felt sated, but I was definitely tired and weak. So I pretty much didn’t do much of anything else besides laundry and watch football. Luckily, I was feeling a lot better by dinner time and we had steak and potatoes.

Today, I feel alright, though my throat is still bothering me. I keep hoping I either get it bad enough to call out or beat it and can move on. Though no one knows how this storm will affect us so this entire week is up in the air!

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There’s some prime clapping in this one!

7 thoughts on “MMMM + Calm down, reassess, and move on

  1. WOW, never saw this video… great choice my friend. Sounds like you had a pretty tough weekend at first, but pizza & beer always mellows things out. hahahaha I’m back… but time is limited. So bye for now have a rockin’ week!

  2. Yikes, sounds like a new boss at work? I’m like you, I don’t like to be managed. That’s why I’ve been self-employed since 1996 (except for a brief 10-month stint in 2001 when I went back into advertising sales, except with Television instead of Radio where I had spent most of my sales career; all was going well until the GM retired and they hired a horrible sadistic freak of a man and he then hired a complete witch as the local sales manager so it wasn’t long after that: I was outta there and went back to my safe little haven of self-employment). I can’t stand someone telling me what to do, especially if they are rotten people!
    I hope your situation isn’t that bad and that your supervisor/manager/boss or whatever is at least a decent person. Good luck with all that. Keep us posted.

    Beer & pizza, sounds like a great tonic to me!

    Good song choice. Queen utilizes the hand claps in a lot of their music, I found. I don’t think anyone else picked that particular Queen song though. It’s a good one. I haven’t heard it in quite some time so thanks for that! And thanks for playing along with my theme. I hope you enjoyed it.

    Hang tough,

    Michele at Angels Bark

  3. Claire,

    I’m sorry for getting around to ya mid-week. I’ve never known anyone who does well to have someone breathing down their neck. That’s very stressful and totally not necessary. Some bosses are just control freaks and think they have to watch over ya like a little child. I hope things improve in your work environment.

    You’re not superwoman contrary to what you think, you keep pushing yourself and you’re going to get sick. You’re always so on the go and pile this stress on top of all of that then something gotta give. Let’s say it won’t be everything else, it’ll be you. So, take it super easy on yourself.

    Thanks for sharing such a fun classic. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” released the year we married (1979) and it went to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in ’80. Queen had some great dance mewsic! Thanks for boogieing with the 4M gang, my friend. Have a great week!

  4. It can’t get much worse than having a helicopter boss; some just don’t think anyone’s work is perfect enough or that no one can be trusted. I suspect you need to slow down; hope your body isn’t telling you something. Hope you are feeling better. Queen, meantime, put out such good music; it was an excellent choice for this week.

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