Random Tuesday – The day before I’m free

  • Ah yes, just one more day and it’s holiday time! I am both excited and nervous, for many reasons. My parents normally stay in a hotel but they’ll be at the house, since there’s no hotel rooms to be had: FSU/UF game is Friday. So there’s that added stress. They’ll probably come Wednesday and leave Saturday, which is probably one day too long. I have to run 6 miles Thursday, which should be fine, seeing as how I am trained up, but it’s still there, a thing I have to do. Then, of course, I come home and begin prepping the meal. I enjoy cooking it and never really mind but there’s always a moment when I am working on it and everyone else is having fun, that I get a little annoyed. I think my key to satisfaction is to plan the timing well; sometimes I rush the end of the turkey cooking and it needs a wee bit longer.
  • I’m really trying to figure out when I am going to get to various places. I honestly need another day off just to catch up! I will say, tomorrow will be a day to do so. Have to clean and prep food and do so much.
  • This is absolutely a random observation about myself: I have noticed that as I get older, I somehow want to avoid confrontation more. Which is interesting in that as I have aged, I’ve also become more confident in myself and my choices so this actually makes no sense. I tend to try and please people, even if it means I don’t get what I want, just so things go smoothly.
  • Members are in the building today, which doesn’t mean much for me as an editor but it does for the drafters. They’re all excited to have work to do again, I guess. It’s definitely weird, a little exciting. But also, we’ll all be gone for the next five days so it’s really just like a stutter step towards something else. I did have a nice interaction with an older man who works for DeSantis. We entered the building at the same time and he had trouble with the door, complained he was too old for this. LOL. I told him I felt too old to start a new job but that I’d left teaching and we both commiserated on how much things have changed. He’s not wrong!
  • It’s rough sitting inside all day when it is sunny. I am working 9 hour days to make up some time but man, couldn’t it have been sunny during my weekend? The weather was god-awful; cold and gray and just blah. Luckily these two days have been nice because my family was able to work in the yard. There’s a lot of overgrowth and we just never have time to cut it back! But they’ve done really good work on it so far. I feel like I’m the one slacking off now!
  • We watched two movies recently that were… ok: Black Adam and Spirited. Black Adam was not terrible – it had its moments. Spirited was AWFUL. Way too woke and the one good thing about it was not revealed until the impact of it was too late into the movie. So there ya go; my recommendations. If you want a truly good movie, check out the newest German remake of All Quiet on the Western Front, which was AMAZING.

7 thoughts on “Random Tuesday – The day before I’m free

  1. The holidays can be stressful for many, especially if you’re hosting the meal and weekend. I so remember.

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  2. I KNOW this is a bit annoying and I know entertaining relatives can be trying sometimes but take it from me. My mother died suddenly of a massive stroke when she was only 64 and I just lost my dad. I’d give anything to have them “bother” me again. I know this is something you know, or everybody does, but it’s so easy to get wrapped up in things in our lives that really are not very important. Slow down and smell those roses. Maybe just a nice walk with your mother? It’s a holiday. πŸ™‚

    1. OH, I know that is something I should never take for granted. Every time I complain I step back and take inventory of what’s important. Always good to be reminded though. I’m mad at my sister right now and trying to let it go because it isn’t worth it!

      1. Yeah, my brother and I were nearly estranged for twenty years or so, but when my father got sick and I took care of him, we repaired it. It IS worth it, trust me. She’ll figure that out probably, too. Relax and enjoy your holiday. They are gone before you know it. The kids AND your folks. And forgive me for the lectures. I always see you pushing yourself too hard. Those days off are just as important as your usual self-discipline which is too impressive for words. You remind me of my daughter. She doesn’t listen much to me, either. πŸ™‚

  3. This right here: “but there’s always a moment when I am working on it and everyone else is having fun, that I get a little annoyed” YES to that. I love cooking, and love the challenge of coordinating timing for all the yummy Thanksgiving dishes, but sometimes when I’m slaving in the kitchen while everyone is having fun in the other room, I wish I could at least clone myself so one of me can have the fun, too. πŸ˜‰

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, and that your parents staying ‘one day too long’ worked out OK. πŸ˜‰

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